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FANTASTIC FALL FAIRS & FESTIVALS
THROUGH SEPTEMBER 2
Maryland State Fair. Livestock and horse shows, midway rides, garden exhibits, food,
live entertainment and thoroughbred horse racing. 10am-10pm, 410-252-0200,
THROUGH OCTOBER 17
Festival of Fountains, Longwood Gardens. Features
thousands of florals, fountains and water displays. Daily visitor programs,
including gardening demonstrations, plant walks and children’s activities.
Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, Pa. 610-388-1000, longwoodgardens.org. $
THROUGH OCTOBER 20
Maryland Renaissance Festival. The
region's premier outdoor event and the second largest Renaissance festival in
the country. The 22-acre, recreation of a 16th century English village features
food, fun, fine-crafts and frivolity. Five pubs, 10 major stages, a jousting
arena and more. Revel Grove, Crownsville, weekends and Labor Day, 10am-7pm, 800-296-7304,
THROUGH OCTOBER 27
Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire. Costumed characters, music, dancing, 90
stages with shows daily, and scores of artisan merchants. Victorian Mount Hope
Estate Gardens, Lancaster, Saturdays, Sundays and Labor Day Monday, 11am-8pm,
"Reign” or shine, parenfaire.com. $
York Fair. America’s
first and oldest fair! York Fairgrounds, York, Pa., Gates open at 11am, Fri-Sun;
Noon, Monday-Thursday, yorkfair.org. $
Deep Creek Lake Wine & Arts Festival. Wine tasting, handcrafted works of art,
food artisans, silent auction, live music, art activities for children and much
more. Garrett Country Fairgrounds, McHenry, Noon-6pm, deepcreekwinefest.com. $
Arts Festival & Contest, 25th annual. An art event
for children ages 3-10. Craft projects, face painting and entertainment!
Millard E. Tydings Park, 11am-3pm, 410-939-2100. $
SEPTEMBER 7 & 8
Maryland Seafood Festival, 46th annual. Showcases the best of Maryland seafood,
family entertainment, arts and crafts that Maryland has to offer. Sandy Point
State Park, Annapolis, Fri-Sat, 10am-9pm; Sun, 10am-7pm, 410-268-1437,
Ukrainian Festival, 38th annual. Featuring
traditional crafts, Ukrainian beer garden, food vendors, pyrohy/pierogi eating
contest, children's activities and storytelling. Patterson Park at Linwood and Eastern Ave.,
Baltimore, Sat, Noon-9pm, Sun, Noon-7pm, 1-877-BALTIMORE, ukrainianfestival.net.
Gettysburg Wine & Music Festival. Features fine wines from 25 PA wineries,
live music, food, art, handmade jewelry, clothing, wine accessories and more.
Gateway Gettysburg Complex, Gettysburg, Pa., Noon-6pm daily,
Catonsville Arts and Crafts
Festival, 40th annual. Arts & crafts vendors, live musical performances, children's
activities and variety of festival food provided by Catonsville restaurants.
Frederick Road, Catonsville, 10am-5pm. 410-719-9609, catonsville.org.
Anne Arundel County Fair, 61st
annual. Farm animals, exhibits, contests,
carnival midway, entertainment, family atmosphere, agriculture education, 4-H
exhibits and auction. Anne Arundel County Fairgrounds, Crownsville,
The Great Frederick Fair, 151stannual. Exhibits, rides, entertainment,
amusements, educational programming and eateries for everyone. Fairgrounds,
Frederick, Fri, Sept. 13, 5-10pm, Sept. 14-21, 10am-10pm. 301-663-5895,
SEPTEMBER 14-OCTOBER 27
Milburn Orchards Fall Festival Weekends. Pumpkins,
hayrides, corn maze, Barnyard Buddies Zoo, other activities, events and food.
1495 Appleton Road, Elkton, weekends, Sept.,10am-4pm, Oct., 10am-5pm,
410-398-1349, milburnorchards.com. Ages 2 and under admitted free. $
Bel Air Festival for the Arts. 350 artists, photographers, crafts people;
continuous entertainment; food. Free shuttle from MVA on Route 24. Shamrock Park,
on Hickory Ave. behind Town Hall, Bel Air, 10am-5pm. 443-616-6708,
SARC Balloon Festival/Family
Fun Day, 4th annual. Activities for children and adults include live
entertainment, hot air balloon race, Clydesdale rides for kids, scavenger hunt,
moon bounces, face painting, games, vendors, food and more. Harford County
Equestrian Center, Bel Air, 11am-6pm, 410-836-8431. Sarc-maryland.org. $
Elkton Fall Fest. Crafters, vendors, games,
demonstrations, live entertainment, kids’ activities. Elkton, 8am-8pm, (Kick-off
Party, Sept. 20, 5-9pm), elktonalliance.org, 410-398-5076.
BEGINNING SEPTEMBER 21
Summers Farm Adventure Fall
Harvest Days. Pumpkin patch, hayrides, giant
slides, 14-acre corn maze, moonlight maze, jumping pillow, country bakery and
farm animals. 5614 Butterfly Lane, Frederick, 301-620-9316, summersfarm.com. $
Maryland Wine Festival. Tasting of local wines, wine
seminars, entertainment, crafts and food. Carroll County Farm Museum, Sat,
10am-6pm; Sun, Noon-6pm, 410-386-3880, Marylandwinefestival.org. $
Dorchester Showcase, 37th annual.Street festival showcases juried fine arts
and crafts, Eastern Shore cuisine and entertainment. Funding provided by the
Nathan Foundation and the Maryland State Arts Council. Downtown Cambridge (High
St), Cambridge. 410-228-7782, dorchesterarts.org.
Westminster Fallfest. Family event with rides, games, entertainment and food. City
Park, Westminster, Thurs, Fri & Sat, 6-10pm (parade Thurs, 7pm), Sun, Noon-6pm,
Baltimore Book Festival. Celebration of the literary arts, featuring hundreds of author
appearances and book signings, 100-plus exhibitors and booksellers, non-stop
readings on multiple stages, cooking demos by celebrity chefs, poetry readings
and workshops, panel discussions, walking tours, storytellers, live music,
food, beer, wine and more. Mount Vernon Place, Baltimore City,
Fri & Sat, Noon-8pm, Sun, Noon-7pm, baltimorebookfestival.org.
Maryland Microbrewery Festival. Tasting of Maryland microbrews,
entertainment, crafts and food. Union Mills Homestead, Union Mills, 11am-7pm.
410-848-2288, marylandmicrobreweryfestival.com. $
Harford County Wine Festival. Hundreds of wines from around the world, live music from The Amish Outlaws and Don’t Stop,
craft brew taste tent, food vendors and crafters. VIP area sponsored by
Pairings Bistro. Rockfield Manor, Bel Air, Noon-6pm, rockfieldmanor.com or
Fall Harvest Festival and Craft Show. Scarecrow making, pumpkin painting, apple bobbing and pressing,
Bluegrass music, clogging, hayrides, straw maze, crafts and food. Steppingstone Museum, Havre de Grace,
11am-4pm. 410-939-2299, steppingstonemuseum.org. $
Frederick's Oktoberfest. German
style festival with live bands and dancers, vendors and crafters, children’s
activities, food, and one beer tent dedicated to widescreen football. Frederick
Fairgrounds, Frederick. Sat, 11am-10pm, Sun, 11am-6pm. 240-599-0660,
Festival, 1st annual. Features a
series of short films that highlight, star and share different perspectives on
people living with autism, Asperger's syndrome and Down syndrome, among other
disabilities. Hosted by The Arc Northern Chesapeake Region. The Highlands
School, Bel Air, 1pm and 6pm, 420-836-7177, ext. 350 or arcncr.org. $
Fall Harvest at
Baugher’s. Pick your own pumpkins, hayrides, pony rides,
scarecrow making, face painting, petting zoo, pit beef and ham, funnel cake,
farm market and more. Sat and Sun, 10am-5pm (fall festivities), 8am-6pm market
hours. 410-857-0111, baughers.com. $
Fell’s Point Fun
Festival. One of the region’s premier fall events,
with food and craft vendors, five music stages, rides, entertainment and arts
in one of the city’s most historic and beautiful settings. Fell’s Point,
Broadway and Thames streets, all day, 410-675-6756.
Mount Airy Fall
Festival. Artisans and crafters, entertainment, food,
contests, children’s section, scarecrow making and pumpkin painting. Held on
the Main Street of historic Mount Airy, 301-829-2112.
Crafts Festival. Featuring contemporary
fine artists and craft designers, music, children's entertainment, food,
beverages, and craft demonstrations. Under 12 and parking free. Maryland State
Fairgrounds, Timonium, Fri-Sat, 10am-6pm; Sun, 10am-5pm. 800-210-9900,
Festival. Take a step back in time. Apples, pumpkins,
mums, crafts, entertainment, art, crafts, country market, refreshments. Rain or
shine, Darlington, 10am-5pm, 410-457-4189, darlingtonapplefest.org.
Festival. Vendors, crafts, festival food, and
children's activities. Oakland Mills Village Center, Columbia, 11am-4pm.
OCTOBER 5 & 6
Festival, 33rd annual. Features beehive demonstrations,
honey extraction, candle dipping, mead making (honey wine), and children’s
activities. Special events include wool spinning and blacksmithing, tours of
the museum, and a honey basket raffle on Sunday. Food and drink for sale.
Oregon Ridge Nature Center, Hunt Valley, 11am-4pm, 410-887-1815.
Festival. Home cooked ethnic foods, crafts, children’s
area and free live entertainment. The Orthodox Church of St. Matthew, Columbia,
Sat, 11am-8pm; Sun, 11:30am-5pm. 410-381-2284, stmatthewfestival.org.
Autumn Glory Festival, 46thannual. An autumn,
family-friendly celebration, named No. 1 Fall Festival in the World by MSN.com.
Town wide in McHenry, Garrett County, 301-387-4386, visitdeepcreek.com.
The Graw Days Festival.A fun-filled, day long street festival to celebrate our horse racing history
and the Graw Racetrack. Live music, over 100 vendors and crafters, food and
beverages. Havre de Grace, 10am-6:30pm, Graw@Night Street Party, 6:30-10pm on
Pennington Ave., 410-939-1811, mainstreethdg.com.
Chesapeake Wildfowl Expo, 16thannual. Contemporary and
antique decoy competition, buy, sell and trade. Ward Museum
of Wildfowl Art, Salisbury, wardmuseum.org.
St. John’s Country Fair Day,
32nd annual. Pancake breakfast, kids’ games, face painting,
two live bands, craft displays, scarecrow making, flea market, silent auction,
hot dogs, crab soup, pit beef, pizza and ice cream.St. John’s Lutheran
Church, Phoenix, 7am-4pm, 410-592-6565, stjohnssweetair.org.
OCTOBER 12 & 13
Catoctin Colorfest, 50th annual. More than 300 stands of juried arts and crafts,
craft demonstrations, food and beverages. Shuttle buses available. Community
Park Activities Grounds, Thurmont, 9am-5pm. 301-271-7533, colorfest.org.
Maryland Pumpkin Festival. Celebrate all things pumpkin! Pie eating
contests, seed spitting contests, pumpkin hunts, egg hunts, face painting, live
music and more! Summers Farm, Frederick. 10am-5pm,
301-620-9316, summersfarm.com. $
Old Fashion Fall
Festival. Family event with games, square dancing,
hayrides, a scarecrow hunt, vendors, food, "cake walk,” music, and more. Food
includes apples, cider, doughnuts, and goods from the Cecil County Farmers
Market. Pell Gardens, South Chesapeake City, 11am-3pm, chesapeakecity.com.
International Festival in the Country.
The U.S. Equestrian Federation CCI*** Championship, Chesapeake Bay food and
drink, President’s Cup Pony Club games, kids’ corner, ‘HorsePlay’ pageant,
miniature horse and canine demonstrations, vendors, and more. Fair Hill Natural
Resources Area, Fair Hill, Thurs-Sun, 8am-5pm. 410-398-2111,
Das Best Oktoberfest. Largest
fall beer festival on the East Coast, packed with unlimited tastings, contests
and live music. Wear German attire and get a free beer lanyard. Baltimore Beer
Week VIP session Noon-2pm, advance purchase only. Under the Grand Tents at M
& T Stadium parking lot, Baltimore, Noon-6pm, dasbestoktoberfest.com. $
12th annual. Historic
neighborhood celebration featuring arts and crafts from local artisans; food;
neighborhood informational booths; and music. Don’t miss the traditional
"running of the pigs.” Historic Pigtown, 781 Washington
Blvd., Southwest Baltimore. Noon (rain or shine), pigtownfestival.com.
Patuxent Wildlife Festival. Behind-the-scenes tours, tram tours,
live animals, research exhibits, kids' crafts and more. See where endangered
Whooping Cranes and Sea Ducks are raised and studied. National Wildlife Visitor
Center, Laurel, 10am-3pm. 301-497-5763.
Hereford Fall Festival, 14th annual. Sponsored by the Hereford Volunteer
Fire Company and the Hereford Zone Business Association. Local wine tastings,
live music, crafts, hay rides, monster trucks, helicopter rides, moon bounce,
rock wall, chainsaw wood carving, and Maryland National Guard. 200 Mt. Carmel
Road (parking lot behind Graul’s), Hereford, Sat, 10am-6pm, Sun, 10am-5pm,
herefordfire.org/festival, 410-375-4443. $
Fall Harvest Days.
Scarecrow making, wagon rides, farm machinery demonstrations, apple butter
making, country food, crafts, entertainment and children’s games. Carroll
County Farm Museum, Westminster, 10am-5pm, 410-386-3880. $
Healing of All Nations Fall Festival and Pow
Wow. Indian drumming, singing, dancing, vendors
with native crafts, native traditional foods, seafood, buffalo, Indian tacos
and more. Bending Water Park, Marion, Sat-Sun, 10am-5pm. 410-623-2660,
BARCtoberfest and Ready…Set…Sniff 5k
Run/Walk. 9th annual
pet festival featuring food, entertainment, animal activities and vendors of
pet products. 5k Run/Walk raises funds
for BARCS. Patterson Park, Baltimore City, 11am-4pm, race at 11am,
Czech and Slovak
Festival. Ethnic costumes, food, beer, soft drinks,
bands, dancing, Slavjane Dance Ensemble, Sokol gymnastics, vendors, exhibits,
instrumental and vocal music. Baltimore 45 Association Hall,
Baltimore-Parkville, Noon-6pm. 410-662-6094. $
Note: Be sure to look to our special Race for the Cure section in this issue
for cancer-related events.
Woman of Two Worlds:
Elizabeth Patterson Bonaparte and the Quest for an Imperial Legacy. Elizabeth
Patterson Bonaparte was one of the femme
fatales of the War of 1812 generation. Her marriage to Napoleon Bonaparte’s
younger brother became an international drama. Exhibit features over 800
objects and reams of documents. Maryland Historical Society, Baltimore,
Wed-Sat, 10am-5pm, Sun, Noon-5pm, mdhs.org. $
Nights. Discover how the Walters comes alive at night!
Wander the galleries, see special exhibitions for free, eat in the new café,
and shop the museum store. Walters Art Museum, Baltimore, every Thurs, 5-9pm,
Annapolis Ghost Tours and Haunted
Pub Crawls. As the sun sets on the horizon,
colonial guide will lead you through the city telling tales of ghosts and
spirits who linger in the mist. Visit toursandcrawls.com for times and dates. $
Candlelight Ghost Tours of Frederick. A nighttime excursion through the historic district
of Maryland’s most haunted city. For schedule and information, visit
First Fridays in Bel Air. Free
outdoor celebration of live music downtown, beer & wine garden,
refreshments, merchants participating with specials. Downtown Bel Air, first
Friday of each month, 5-8pm, downtownbelair.com.
First Fridays in Havre de
Grace. Live music throughout town, businesses stay
open late with specials, restaurants offer special food items and
entertainment, vendors along Pennington Ave., and fun for the whole family.
Guided historic walking tour available. Downtown Havre de Grace, 5-9pm,
Midsummer Evening Concert Series. Dance under the stars to live music, featuring wine
tasting, picnicking, chilled bottles. Boordy Vineyards, Hydes, 6-9:30pm,
410-592-5015. Visit boordy.com for dates and featured artists. $
Good Life Thursdays Farmers’ Market. Sustainable Happy Hour featuring local
and organic products, dinner, wine and music. Boordy Vineyards, Hydes, Thursdays,
4-8pm, 410-592-5015, boordy.com.
Havre de Grace Farmers' Market. Pennington Ave between Washington St and
Union Ave, Havre de Grace, Sat, 9am-Noon. 410-939-3303.
Farm Market. Small, local farmers providing fresh, sustainably
grown food. 17004 York Rd., Hereford, Saturdays 9am-Noon,
Bel Air Farmer’s Market. Producer-only
market located in parking lot of the Mary Riseau Courthouse, off of Thomas
& S. Bond St., Bel Air. Saturdays, 7-11am, belairfarmersmarket.com.
"Ye Haunted History of Olde
Ellicott City” Ghost Tour. 238 years of history, eyewitness accounts of
recent haunting and legendary spirits. Welcome Center, Historic Ellicott City,
Fri. & Sat. 8:30pm, visithowardcounty.com. $
THROUGH NOVEMBER 2
Ghost Walks in Historic Savage Mill. Shopping,
great food and paranormal high jinx from mill workers who never left! Historic
Savage Mill, Savage, select evenings. 800-288-8747 or visithowardcounty.com. $
Lakes & Bay: The Naval War of 1812 Exhibit. Major
American exhibit on the War of 1812 that combines the private collection of
William I. Koch with the collection of the U.S. Naval Academy Museum. Mahan
Hall, U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, Mon-Sat, 10am-4pm, Sun, 11am-4pm,
410-293-2108, photo ID required.
AUGUST 30-SEPTEMBER 1
Grand Prix of Baltimore, 3rdannual. Presented by SRT, this three-day "Celebration
of Acceleration” in downtown Baltimore has a modified racing circuit for an
even better fan experience. Purchase tickets at grandprixofbaltimore.com.$
Drum Corps Associates World Championships, 48th annual. An
estimated 30 drums corps from throughout North America will converge in
Annapolis. Navy-Marine Corp Memorial Stadium, Annapolis, Sat, 2pm, Sun, 10am
and 5pm. For tickets call 855-632-8090. For additional information:
917-528-9340 or dcacorps.org.
Charity Boat Auction. Used boats for sale include sail dinghies, to cabin cruisers, to
sailboats. Nautical flea market. Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, St. Michael’s,
10am-5pm (live auction begins 1pm), 410-745-2916. $
AUGUST 31-SEPTEMBER 2
Skipjack Race and Festival, 54th annual. "THE"
skipjack race! Parade, dance, music, car show, boat docking, vendors, food,
arts and crafts. Home to still active commercial skipjacks. Deal Island Harbor,
Sat 4-10pm, Sun, 1-11:30pm, Mon, 8am-6:30pm. 410-784-2785. $
Sidewalk Sale for Charity, 23rd annual. Larger selection than ever
before of furniture, jewelry, silver and household items, all at yard sale
prices. The proceeds from the sale benefit the services and programs at The
House of Ruth. This is a popular community event, so arrive early for the best
deals and selection. Clearing House, Ltd., Padonia Rd., Timonium, 10am-3pm,
Animal Crackers. The
Marx Brothers classic gets a zany new revival in this gem of American musical
comedy. Center Stage, Baltimore, centerstage.org. $
RV Super Sale. Largest outdoor RV expo on the East Coast. State Fairgrounds,
Timonium, 410-561-7323, mdrv.com. $
Skipjack Bike Tour, 6thannual. 15-,
30-, 50- and 100-mile rides through beautiful Eastern Shore wildlife, harbors
and marshlands. Deal Island Harbor, 7:00am-4pm, dealislandchancevfd.com,
Baltimore Comic-Con, 14th annual. Stan "The Man” Lee will again be the guest of honor at this
year’s convention. Baltimore Convention Center, Baltimore, Sat, 10am-6pm; Sun,
10am-5pm. Baltimorecomiccon.com. $
at an Exhibition.” Annual juried art show for members and
non-members of the Harford Artist’s Association. Harford Artists Gallery
(former caretaker’s cottage at Rockville Manor), Bel Air, Thurs-Fri, 1-6pm, Sat,
Noon-6pm, Sun, Noon-4pm, 410-420-9499, artinharford.org.
SEPTEMBER 8-FEBRUARY 9
Morris Louis Unveiled. Free exhibition. More than 25 works, including several
large-scale painting and a number of rarely seen drawings by this
groundbreaking artist, born, raised, and educated in Baltimore. Baltimore
Museum of Art, Baltimore, artbma.org.
SEPTEMBER 8 & 22, OCTOBER 6 & 20
Spirits of Tudor Hall. Guided tours of the first floor of the historic home of
Maryland's family of Shakespearian actors, Junius, Edwin and John Wilkes Booth.
Reservations required. Tudor Hall, Bel Air, Noon, 1pm and 2pm. 443-619-0008.
SEPTEMBER 13 &
Fall Native Plant
Sale Weekend. Late summer and fall blooming native plants
will be on sale; guided walks through the Arboretum woods. Adkins Arboretum
Visitors Center, Ridgely, 10am-4pm, 410-634-2847, ext 29. $
SEPTEMBER 13-15 & 20-22
The Producers. The popular Broadway musical comes to
Harford County. Phoenix Theatre, Harford Community College, Bel Air,
SEPTEMBER 13-OCTOBER 13
Durang Durang. Play by
Christopher Durang, directed by Andrew Porter. Fells Point Corner Theatre,
Baltimore, 410-276-7837, fpct.org. $
Cruisin' For Our Heroes. Antique fire engine and police vehicle show honoring
Baltimore County EMS, police, fire and military personnel. Motorized emergency vehicle show and demonstrations, rides, flea
market, antique cars, Dalmatians, honoring area service personnel. Fire Museum
of Maryland, Lutherville, 10am-2pm. 410-321-7500. $
Colonial Day, 39th annual. Juried vendors of traditional and contemporary crafts, forged
iron, copper and tin ware, folk art, furniture, baskets, woven rugs,
hand-loomed textiles, antiques, and much more. Free demonstrations,
entertainment & food. Sponsored by East Berlin Historical Preservation
Society. West King St. the National Historic District, East Berlin, Pa.,
Ladew Gardens Children’s Day. Crafts,
sing-a-longs, magic show, bubble show, hands on learning stations, self-guided
garden and nature walks, food and drinks for sale. Free for members. Ladew
Topiary Gardens, Monkton, 11am-4pm, 410-557-9570, ladewgardens.com. $
Larry’s Ride to Raise Bicycle
Safety Awareness, 4th annual. Proceeds go directly to the advocacy efforts of Bike
Maryland, a non-profit dedicated to better and safer biking. Bike rides range
from 15 to 63 miles. Camp Milldale, Reisterstown, 410-960-6493 or bikemd.org. $
SEPTEMBER 19 & 20
Sand Castle Home Tour, 9thannual. Presented
by the Art League of Ocean City. Self-guided
tour of 10 unique area homes. Ocean City, 9:30am-4pm, 410-524-9433,
Mid-Atlantic Nostalgia Convention. Three day
film festival with Hollywood celebrities signing autographs and charity
auction. Hunt Valley Wyndham (formerly the Marriott), Hunt Valley,
Balloon Glow Gala. A fundraiser for SARC, a Harford County
nonprofit that benefits victims of domestic violence, sexual violence, child
abuse and stalking. Silks Restaurant at Bulle Rock, Havre de Grace,, 7-11pm,
SEPTEMBER 20 & 22
Scheherazade and 1812 Overture! Experience
these spectacular showpieces conducted by Marin Alsop. Baltimore Symphony
Orchestra, Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, Baltimore, Fri, 8pm and Sun, 3pm,
Dancing for the
Arts, 6th annual. Harford County’s
own stars demonstrate their ballroom dancing talents and compete for top
honors. Auction, open bar, food, dance competition. Resident’s Club at Bulle
Rock, 6:30-11pm, 410-838-2177, dancingforthearts.org. $
Gunpowder Valley Conservancy Fundraiser, 4th annual. Light fare, wine and beer, silent auction, live
entertainment. All proceeds benefit the GVC’s conservation and educational
programs. Oregon Ridge Nature Center, Cockeysville, 5-8:30pm,
Columbia Classic Grand Prix, 26th annual. World-class
equestrian jumping, vendors, games, music, food and family fun. Proceeds fund
scholarships for Howard Community College students. Marama Farm, Clarksville,
9:30am-4pm. 443-518-1970, howardcc.edu. $
Literary Mt. Vernon Walking Tour. This fun and educational walk follows in the
footsteps of Baltimore’s literary luminaries and reformers, including H.L.
Mencken, Edgar Allan Poe, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Upton Sinclair, Gertrude Stein
and Edna St. Vincent Millay. Tour is free and meets at Enoch Pratt Free
Library, Baltimore, 11am. To reserve a spot, visit
MtVernonLitWalk2013.eventbrite.com or call 410-685-4186.
City-wide Yard Sale. Community-wide
event. Yard sales, sidewalk sales, bargains galore. Havre de Grace 8am-4pm.
Memorial Hospital's Celebration 5k & 1 Mile Fun Walk, 17th annual. Harford
Memorial Hospital, Havre de Grace, 7:30, registration, race begins 8:30am.
443-643-4200, uchs.org. $
Family Farm Day, 4th annual. Kids activities, contests, demonstrations, produce,
meats, cheese, ice cream and honey; crafts and collectibles, live music, and
food. The MD Agriculture Center in
Cockeysville, 11am-4pm, marylandagriculture.org.
Baltimore Coin and Currency Show.Thirty coin and currency dealers, free
appraisals, free admission and parking; dealers will be buying, selling, and
trading coin and currency. Best Western North Hotel and Suites (formerly
Holiday Inn), Towson, 9am-4pm. 410-866-6332.
SEPTEMBER 25 & OCTOBER 7
Community Conversations: For Today’s Woman. Panel discussions and workshops, held
by Harford County Department of Community Services and the Harford County
Commission for Women. Sept 25 discussion focuses on how to overcome bullying,
and is titled "Stand Up and Be Counted: Schoolyard Bulling to Workplace
Harassment;” Oct 7: "Women for Women: Why Are We Our Own Worst Enemy?” Veronica
"Roni” Chenowith Activity Center, Fallston, 6:30-7:30pm, 410-638-4739,
harfordcountymd.gov/services. Open to the public and free of charge.
Shrimp Feast, 7th annual. Fundraiser to benefit Historical Society of
Baltimore County. Shrimp feast, bull roast, live and silent auction. Admission
includes beer and soda; cash bar available. Columbus Gardens, Baltimore,
6:30-10pm, 410-666-1878, hsobc.org. $
Legacy Chase. Enjoy a day of steeplechasing in the
countryside, hosted by and benefiting the GBMC HealthCare. Shawan Downs,
Cockeysville. 443-849-2773 or shawandowns.com. $
Maritime Museum Crabtober Fest. All you can eat steamed crabs and other bay foods. Fundraiser
for the Maritime Museum, Elk’s Club, Havre de Grace, 6-9pm, 410-939-4800,
Greyhound Pets of America/MD
Greyhound Picnic, 23rd annual.Hundreds of ex-racing greyhounds and their humans. Games, contests, food, DJ, vendors, silent auction,
friendshipand opportunity to meet greyhounds needing homes. Oregon Ridge Park, Hunt Valley, 10am-3pm,
Bingo. Presented by The Flying Geese Quilt Guild of
Harford County. Prizes are multiple sizes of quilts made by members, including
wall hangings, bed sized quilts, quilted placemats, and bags. St. Margaret Mission, Bel Air,
doors open 6pm, bingo at 7pm, fgqg.com. $
Tour du Port, 20th annual. Join thousands of riders to bike through many
historic neighborhoods, beautiful waterfront areas and scenic parks. New
routes, rest stops, lunch, music and more. Canton Waterfront
Park, Baltimore City, 410-952-0334, bikemd.org. $
Run Wild for Autism 5K and Family Fun Run. Race begins and ends at the zoo, meandering through
Druid Hill Park after completing a loop through the zoo grounds. Maryland Zoo
in Baltimore, 7-8:15am registration, 8:30am race, pathfindersforautism.org. $
5K Run/2-Mile Family Fun Walk, 26th annual. Benefiting Kennedy Krieger Institute’s Down Syndrome Clinic, this family-friendly
event features two courses, a 4-Mile Run and a 2-Mile Family Fun Walk, as well
as raffles and other activities for all ages. Entertainment, food, beverages
and prizes. BWI Airport Midfield Cargo Complex, Building G, Linthicum. 7am-1:30pm,
410-923-7300, kennedykrieger.org . $
Fall Baltimore. During the city-wide arts celebration, Baltimore
City arts organizations present hundreds of free activities including dance,
music and theater performances, art exhibitions, free admission to museums,
walking tours, festivals and workshops.
For more information visit freefallbaltimore.org.
States Powerboat Show. Luxurious motor yachts, trawlers,
high-performance boats and offshore fishing machines. Annapolis City Dock
and Harbor, Annapolis, Thurs, 10am-6pm, Fri-Sat, 10am-6:30pm, Sun, 10am-6pm.
410-268-8828, usboat.com. $
Alzheimer's Association Harford County Memory Walk.A national event that brings together family, friends, caregivers and concerned
community members who all want to make a difference, Bel Air Equestrian Center,
Bel Air, Registration, 9am, walk at 10am, 410-561-9099.
Car & Craft Show.
All proceeds benefit The Calvert Hall College Instrumental Music programs. Car
registration, 9-11am. Registration is $10 (received by 9/15) or $15 at
gate/spectators free. Top 25 Trophies, special awards, door prizes, raffle,
T-shirts, food and live music by Calvert Hall Jazz Orchestra. Calvert Hall
Russo Stadium Parking Lot, Calvert Hall College High School, Baltimore, 10am-3pm, chccarshow.org or
410.399.4969. Rain date Oct. 6.
Day of the Horse Celebration. Demonstrations,
silent auction, vendors, food, parade of breeds and much more, including Kids
Area with games, pony rides, petting zoo, face painting and hay rides. The
Graham Equestrian Center, Glen Arm, 410-663-4445, grahameq.org. $
DogFest – Paws on Parade Walkathon. Baltimore
Humane Society’s biggest event of the year is a dog day extravaganza for pets,
pet owners, and pet lovers that benefits animals in need of care and refuge at
the no-kill shelter. This family fun
day includes activities, games, contests, events, food, and pets for adoption.
Baltimore Humane Society, Reisterstown, 10am-5pm, rain or shine, dogfest.org. $
Century, 25th annual. This nationally acclaimed bicycling
event, beginning and ending on the campus of Salisbury University, tours the
picturesque Eastern Shore of Maryland and offers three different routes: two
100-mile and one 62-mile. Salisbury University, Salisbury, seagullcentury.org.
Encampment Weekend & Student Civil War Trunk Show. Experience
a Civil War encampment at Camp Carroll, Baltimore’s Largest Union encampment
during the Civil War. Young visitors will enjoy a hands-on civil war trunk
show, all included as part of Free Fall Baltimore. Mt. Clare Museum House,
Baltimore, 11am-4pm, Trunk Show 1-3pm, 410-837-3262, mtclare.org.
Makeover & National Symposium. Sponsored by the Retired
Racehorse Training Project, a nonprofit organization dedicated to increasing
the demand for thoroughbreds off the track through public education and
promotion. Discussion panels, seminars, demonstrations, concessions and
vendors. Pimlico Race Track, Baltimore, 9am-4:30pm,
Mysterious Book of the Faiyum. An exquisitely illustrated
papyrus from Greco-Roman Egypt. Walters Art Museum, Baltimore, 10am-5pm,
Chesapeake Professional Women's Network Fashion Show, 15th annual. Fashion show, dinner, raffle and silent auction. Richlin Ballroom,
Edgewood, 5:30pm. For more information and tickets,
visit cpwnet.org. $
Baby Boomer Expo/Senior Expo. Information on products and
services for seniors and baby boomers, entertainment, prizes, health
screenings, flu shots. Maryland State Fairgrounds, Timonium, Wed, 9am-6pm,
Thurs, 9am-4pm, 410-887-2002, SeniorExpoOnline.com. $
States Sailboat Show. World's oldest and largest in-water sailboat show; new sailboats,
sailing accessories, equipment and services. Annapolis City Dock and Harbor,
Annapolis, Thurs, 10am-6pm, Fri-Sun, 10am-6:30pm, Mon, 10am-5pm. 410-268-8828,
Baltimore Running Festival. World-class
running event for entire family: marathon double, marathon, 1/2 marathon, team
relay, 5K and kids run. Baltimore City. Visit thebaltimoremarathon.com for
locations, times, and to register. $
Harvest Ball & Fall Frolic After Party. Relive the
atmosphere of the Carroll family’s early 1800s country house estate. Ball
includes cocktails, a harvest-themed, historically-inspired seated dinner,
Federal-era music and dancing, and costume contests. Fall Frolick features
dancing to contemporary music and cocktails.
Reservations accepted until Sept. 27. Homewood Museum, Baltimore,
410-516-5589, museums.jhu.edu. $
Association Greater Baltimore Memory Walk. A national event
that brings together family, friends, caregivers and concerned community
members who all want to make a difference, Oregon Ridge Park, Cockeysville, 9am
registration, pre-walk ceremony 10am, 410-561-9099, alz.org.
12 & 13
Craftsmen Weekend, 18th annual. Living history interpreters and
re-enactors re-create the 1750-1790 era in beautiful Jerusalem Village and its
historic mill. Live period music and period children’s games. Handmade crafts,
candle dipping, spinning and more. Jerusalem Mill Village, Kingsville. Sat,
10am-5pm, Sun, 11am-4pm, 410-877-3560. $
Rock You. The musical by Queen and Ben Elton. Hippodrome Theatre, Baltimore,
Tues-Fri, 8pm, Sat, 2pm and 8pm, Sun, 1 pm and 6:30pm, 410-837-7400,
Maryland Home & Garden Show. The definitive destination
for the latest trends in home and garden design, featuring more than 300
exhibitors specializing in nuts and bolts projects to frills and decorating,
with eight lush gardens. Maryland State Fairgrounds, Timonium, Fri,10am-6pm,
Sat, 10am-9pm, Sun, 10am-6pm. mdhomeandgarden.com. $
Art Museum Craft Show& Fine Arts Marketplace, 16th annual. The most
prestigious juried craft show on the Eastern shore, features original fine
crafts by over 65 artists. Preview Party includes music, food stations and
cocktail and wine bars. Academy Art Museum, Easton, Fri, Preview Party, 6-9pm,
Sat, 10am-5pm, Sun, 10am-4pm, 410-822-ARTS (2787), academycraftshow.org. $
"In Their Words.” An
original play featuring monologues, music and comedy that focuses on
experiences of individuals with disabilities. Proceeds fund HCC scholarships.
Joppa Hall, Harford Community College, Bel Air, Fri and Sat, 7:30 pm, Sun, 3pm;
visit harford.edu/intheirwords for tickets or call 443-412-2452 for more
Baltimore Beer Week. Celebrating all
things beer in the Land of Pleasant Living, with a series of dinners, tastings
and entertainments. Baltimorebeerweek.com. $
Jim McKay Maryland Million Day. One-day stakes
program that awards $1 million in purse money. Maryland Million Day is all
about showcasing the best results of Maryland breeding farms. Laurel Park,
Laurel, 410-252-2100, marylandmillion.com.
Baltimore Bird Fanciers Bird Show & Mart,
Judging of basic caged-bird categories, sale bird area, vendors of bird-related
products, raffles. Tall Cedars of Lebanon Hall, Parkville, 9am-4pm,
410-239-1928, baltimorebirdfanciers.org. $
Hop. Fundraiser bike tour of southern Maryland farms. Post ride picnic
features local farm food and entertainment. All proceeds will be used to
purchase fresh farm food for low-income families though the Southern Maryland
Food Bank. 301-27401922 or thecrophop.com. $
Save-A-Limb Ride, Walk and
Festival, 8th annual. Register for a 1-mile family
walk or for a 15-mile, 30-mile, or metric century bike ride through Maryland’s
rolling countryside. Fee includes admission to the post-ride picnic, with
games, live music, and great food.
Proceeds will go to the Save-A-Limb Fund, which is used to help provide
needed orthopedic surgeries both locally and around the world. Oregon Ridge
Park, Cockeysville, 410-601-9000,
Open Studio Tour. Artists
throughout the city open their studios to showcase works. Individual artists'
studios in Baltimore City, school33.org.
Exhibit: Miniatures through Time. Features intricate
creations and historic miniatures, model trains, dollhouses, and children’s
activities. Suggested donation is $8 for adults and children over six.
Historical Society of Baltimore County, Cockeysville, Sat, 11am-4pm, Sun,
11am-2pm, 410-666-1878 or hsobc.org.
Aptalis CF Cycle For Life.Benefits the Maryland Chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation to raise
critical funds for life-saving research, education and care programs for cystic
fibrosis, a fatal genetic disease. Herrington Harbour South, Rose Haven,
410-628-0795, maryland.cff.org/aacycle. $
OCTOBER 19-21, 23-24 & 26
GBMC Nearly New Sale. Don’t miss the
chance to pick up the deal of a lifetime at this biannual fundraiser! Wide selection of furniture, clothing,
jewelry, silver, appliances, sporting goods, toys, games and much more. GBMC,
Baltimore. First Sat-Sun, 9am-5pm, Mon, Wed, Thurs, 4-8pm, last Sat, 9am-1pm,
Elkton Halloween Parade. Children, groups,
floats, and pets are welcome. Register by Oct. 24. Prizes and food. Downtown
Elkton, line up 6:30pm, parade at 7pm, 410-398-5076.
Hopkins Best Dressed Sale and Boutique. Features racks of gently used and some
new designer clothing, vintage apparel, furs, shoes and wedding gowns. The
Carriage House at Evergreen, Baltimore, Fri, 9am-6pm; Sat, 10am-4pm; Sun,
11am-3pm. 2013 Preview Party Fundraiser, Oct 24. 410-955-9341 or
Autumn Home & Condo Show plus Craft Fair.More
than 200 exhibits display products for home, condo, and garden. Artists display
creative crafts, gift. Ocean City Convention Center, Ocean City, Sat, 10am-6pm,
Sun, 10am-4pm, 410-213-8090. $
Peddler Craft Show. Crafts
featured include primitive, modern, Victorian, folk art and much more.
Frederick Fairgrounds, Frederick, Sat, 9am-5pm, Sun, 10am-4pm. 717-656-3208. $
Annual Baltimore Walk Now For Autism Speaks. Thousands living with autism
spectrum disorders will join together to raise much-needed funds for critical
scientific research and to increase awareness about this growing health crisis.
Fun family event, approximately 3-mile walk. M&T Bank Stadium, Baltimore,
Harvest Moon Dinner & Auction, 2ndannual. Presented
by the Harford Land Trust. Cocktail hour, dinner, music, silent and live
auction. Bel Air Armory, Bel Air, 6:30pm, harfordlandtrust.org. $
Baltimore Choral Arts Season Opener. Tom Hall leads the
chorus, orchestra and vocal soloists in Bach’s Mass in B Minor. Kraushaar
Auditorium, Goucher College, 3pm, Choral Conversation at 2pm, 410-523-7070 x301
or baltimorechoralarts.org. $
Annual Halloween Hounds on Parade. Bring your dog in
costume to enjoy the day (all dogs must be leashed). Features live music, local
arts & crafts, vendors of pet products, food for purchase, door prizes for
dogs. Dove Valley Winery, Rising Sun, Noon-5pm, 410-658-8388,
Jewish Center Harvest Days. Indoor crafts show,
silent auction, bake sale, light lunch fare and more than 20 quality vendors.
Temple Adas Shalom, Havre de Grace, 9am-3pm, 410-679-2063.
Havre de Grace Annual Halloween Costume
dressed in costume for a great parade! Downtown Havre de Grace, meet at corner
of Washington St. and Congress Ave., registration at 6pm, parade begins at
6:30pm. Open to all ages. 410-939-6724.