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This Weekend:

1st Annual DB Oktoberfest on Carroll Creek (Frederick)
Döner Bistro is inviting the public to its 1st annual Oktoberfest at its location on 50 Carroll Creek Way in Frederick this Columbus Day weekend.

Patuxent River Appreciation Days (Solomons)
One of the longest running festivals in Southern Maryland is back for its 36th year! This year will have arts and crafts fair, wine tasting, boat rides, music on 2 stages, face painting, food vendors, Homemade & Homegrown, a farmers market, and more! Free admission to the museum both days!

Sugarloaf Crafts Festival (Timonium)
For more than 39 years, the nation’s most talented artisans have sold their contemporary crafts and fine art at Sugarloaf Craft Festivals. Attracting 175,000 visitors annually, Sugarloaf shows are consistently rated by leading industry publications as one of the top craft experiences in the country.

The Maryland State Banjo, Mandolin & Fiddle Championships (Oakland)
Presented by the Town of Oakland and the Mountain Maryland Gateway to the West Heritage Area the Championships will feature: Steve Smith of the Steve Smith Band,Crellin Rhythm & Rubbish Band and Cory and Heather Wharton.

Baltimore Beer Week (Baltimore)
For this year's 6th Annual Baltimore Beer Week: October 10th - 19th, 2014. The BBW 2014 Opening Celebration will take place on Saturday October 11th, 2014 and will once again coincide with the Das Best Oktoberfest held at M&T Bank Stadium Parking Lot H.

Autumn Glory Festival (Garrett)
The Festival includes two large parades, concerts, band competitions, art exhibits, antique & craft shows and much more! Autumn Glory Festival landed in the international spotlight when the popular travel website, MSN.com listed it tops among fall festivals in the world and this year, Travel & Leisure listed the Autumn Glory Festival and our own Oakland, MD as America's Best Town for Fall Colors.

United States Sailboat Show (Annapolis)
Bring the family to this world-famous sailboat show where you will find something for everyone; seminars, clothing & accessories, and boats of all sizes. Enjoy the many shops and restaurants in historic Annapolis, Maryland.

Free Fall Baltimore (Baltimore)
During the city-wide arts celebration, Baltimore City arts organizations present hundreds of FREE arts activities including dance, music and theater performances, art exhibitions, free admission to museums, walking tours, festivals and workshops

50th Annual Catoctin Colorfest (Thurmont)
Demonstrations by a variety crafters will be taking place throughout the two days, with over 300 stands of juried artists, including glass blowing, broom making, wood turning, dulcimer crafting, wood carving, and more.

Maryland Pumpkin Festival (Frederick)
Celebrate all things pumpkin with pie eating and seed spitting contests, pumpkin hunts, face painting, live music and more.

The 2014 Big Sit! (Laurel)
The idea is simple - we'll identify a 17 foot diameter circle near the National Wildlife Visitor Center, set up chairs and binoculars, and identify as many birds as we can. You're welcome to join us on October 11 for all or part of the day (9:00 am to 2:00 pm)!

The Great Pumpkin Patch (Mt. Airy)
For just $5 per person, you will enjoy a hay ride, moon bounces, face painting, a petting zoo, pony rides, pumpkin decorating, and so much more. Don’t forget to hop on the Trick or Treat Trail to meet-n-greet with your favorite characters, visit the concession area and pick a pumpkin!

Am I Not Famous (Columbia)
AC honors one of HCC’s most gifted alumni with Jason Downs’ one-man-with-a-band musical revue! Why Am I Not Famous joyfully and comically covers Jason’s roller-coaster musical journey from Frank Sinatra to Bob Dylan to Elvis to the Doors and ultimately… is own voice. Why Am I Not Famous is unlike anything you’ve ever seen or heard of – just like Jason Downs. If you love being in a theatre where the air is electric with outstanding live music and honest storytelling, don’t miss Jason’s unforgettable and moving performance backed by HCC’s most stellar alumni! GA 15$ Students 10$


Hip Hop Legends (Baltimore)
The biggest names from the golden and middle era of hip hop are headed to the Baltimore Arena for the Hip Hop Legends tour on Friday, October 10!

Monster Glow Dash (Mechanicsville)
Our Friday night glow run will feature some of the areas creepiest and scariest creatures guaranteed to haunt our runners throughout the course. 


Harvest Hoedown (Hagerstown)
A wonderful autumn event for children; featuring hay rides, barrel rides and pumpkin painting.

ARToberfest (Chester)
Artists from Kent Island Federation of Arts will exhibit and sell paintings, photography, pottery, jewelry and fine crafts. Food by It's The Pits BBQ & Seafood and Jack Frost Snowballs. Music by Singer/Guitarist Keri Glorioso from 1-3 p.m., Face Painting by A Girl and a Brush. Pumpkin Patch, etc.

Graw Days Festival (Havre de Grace)
Graw Days Festival, celebrating 101 years of racing history in Havre de Grace, Maryland. With a wide variety of delicious foods from local restaurants, live music, horse racing theme at this downtown Festival, kids games, artisans,crafts, historic presentations and displays. Come in 1920's costume

Chesapeake Wildfowl Expo (Salisbury)
Chesapeake Wildfowl Expo pays tribute to decoy’s from the past while encouraging the carving of new ones. Come see the marketplace, carving competitions, have your own decoy appraised, activities for kids, and more.

Day of the Horse (Glen Arm)
Horse festival geared for folks all of ages who want to learn more about and enjoy being around horses. Varied activities include a parade of breeds, riding and horsemanship demonstrations, and a chance to learn about all aspects of the Maryland horse industry.

25th Annual Taste of Bethesda (Bethesda)
This year we celebrate the 25th annual Taste of Bethesda, the highly anticipated annual food and music festival that showcases Bethesda restaurants and live entertainment, on Saturday, October 11, 2014.

2014 Nanticoke River Jamboree (Vienna)
The 4th annual Nanticoke River Jamboree “400 Years in Indiantown” will be held at Handsell, Indiantown Road, north of Vienna, Dorchester County, MD on Saturday October 11, 2014, 10 am to 5 pm.

Columbus Weekend Food and Wine Festival (St. Michaels)
Columbus Weekend Food & Wine Festival at Simpatico, Italy’s Finest, 104 Railroad Ave., St. Michaels, MD.Noon to 6:00 pm Saturday, October 11. Tastings of over 50 Italian wines, Limoncello, Bellinis, foods and artisan cheeses from Simpatico plus food from local Italian restaurants
Oakland Mills Cultural Arts Festival (Columbia)
Bring your family, friends, and neighbors - rain or shine - to a festival where admission and fun is always free! Enjoy continuous family entertainment in the courtyard.

Carmina Burana (Annapolis)
Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana opens not only the Annapolis Chorale and Chamber Orchestra season but also the newly renovated theater at Maryland Hall. This exciting work, performed by more than 200 people, will push the limits of the performers, the hall and its newly improved acoustics.

Sykesville Fall Festival (Sykesville)
Children's activities, live music, entertainment, art, crafts, food & more. Rain date 10/18/2014

HarvestFest Cornhole Tournament (Mount Airy)
Compete in the sanctioned corn toss competition for cash prizes. Registration and warm-up starts at 11am. Great food & a beer tent.

Fallfest at Catoctin Furnace (Thurmont)
Join the Catoctin Furnace Historical Society, Inc., at Fallfest! Featuring children's activities, crafts, demonstrations, refreshments, and tours of our historic structures! Make a corn cob doll and browse for unique gifts in historic buildings!

Fall Oktoberfest in Station North (Baltimore)
Free entry, $5 for five cocktail tastings to judge the best drink, cash for all other items. Amazing food and drinks from: - Dooby's Coffee - The Brewer's Art - The Crown - Pen & Quill - Grand Central Nightclub - Station North Arts Cafe Music by DJ Vodkatrina

Guided Bike Tour (Hancock)
Enjoy vivid fall colors as you learn about the exploration and expansion of Western Maryland along the former Western Maryland Railway corridor. The guided bike ride is approximately 22 miles long and is taken at a leisurely pace. Join us at the C&O Bicycle Shop in Hancock at 10 am.

College of Agriculture and Natural Resources Open House (Ellicott City)
FREE! Come to the farm for a fun filled day of learning and activities for all ages. Find out about our academic programs, cutting-edge research projects, and how Extension is located right in your communities and ready to serve you! See you there – rain or shine!

Ellicott City Art Walk (Ellicott City)
Come be a part of the Art Scene in Historic Ellicott City Maryland during the second Annual Art Walk! You can tour artist studios, watch demonstrations, and view local galleries. Start your tour by picking up your passport at any of the participating venues and Artwalk. Each Studio and Gallery participating will have their doors open for visitors to see their studios. You will be able to meet artists directly, watch demonstrations, and purchase works large and small. There will be a trolley to take visitors up and down Main Street and to the West End.
Get a stamp on your Passport from at least two locations in each “region” of Artwalk and you can be entered in the Artwalk Raffle to win a PRIZE! Prizes donated by Friends of Artwalk (listed on the right.) Raffle winners will be announced on our website and will have 30 days to claim prizes from businesses who have provided the prize.
Brahms & Schumann (Columbia)
Two blockbusters start our 37th season in grand style! Baltimore Symphony Concertmaster Jonathan Carney returns for the warmth and brilliance of the Brahms Violin Concerto. Then Robert Schumann leads us on a journey down the Rhine in a thrilling Romantic Symphony. First, Mary Howe’s short tone poem paints a ravishing picture of a brilliant night sky.

Columbia Heights Day (D.C.)
One of D.C.'s best neighborhood festivals is expanding this year, shutting down two blocks of 11th Street NW and taking over the athletic fields behind Harriet Tubman Elementary. Two stages will host bands, dance performances and a pie-eating contest; vendors and restaurants will set up in the street; and the Tubman field will be used for yoga classes, adult tricycle races, bocce, a dunk tank and a petting zoo from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. The day ends with an outdoor screening of "E.T." at 7 p.m.

Fall Family Festival (D.C.)
At the Smithsonian American Art Museum--The festival includes performances by Banjo Man Fran Cassel, crafts, a scavenger hunt and other fall-themed activities.


Gaithersburg Oktoberfest at the Kentlands (Gaithersburg)
Horse-drawn wagon rides, scarecrow making and demonstrations, authentic German food, music and beer.

Docking of the Emma Giles (Galesville)
Join us on Sunday, October 12 from 1 to 4 PM and you can relive the excitement of the arrival of the Emma Giles as it docked on the shores of the West River and other landings in South County.

Harvest Hoedown (Easton)
Bring the whole family for a full day of music and fun! Hayrides, boat rides, nature crafts for kids, artisans, nonprofits, food and good old foot stompin' fun with music on 2 stages all day long. Music includes: Rick Forrest, Alan Girard, New & Used Bluegrass, Oil City Ramblers and Slim Harrison.

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