Fall Festivals and Events in Maryland

Fall Festivals and Events in Maryland

Maryland is home to many fall festivals and events. Pumpkin patches, corn mazes, live entertainment, artisans, food, and ghost tours are just a few. Here are some of the fan favorites.

Pumpkin Patches

Folks can visit a number of pumpkin patches in the state. The annual pumpkin festival at Butler’s Orchard in Germantown features hayrides, giant slides, a twisted corn maze, and more. Summers Farm in Frederick has pumpkins, wagon rides, a corn maze, campfire rentals, live entertainment, and fireworks. Gaver Farm in Mount Airy has over 45 attractions and a pick-your-own pumpkin patch.

Maryland Renaissance Festival

Travel back in time at this annual weekend festival, held in Crownsville, where folks dress in medieval attire. More than 200 professional performers take over 10 stages. Shakespeare, crafts, artisans, taverns, renaissance shops, and a variety of foods are featured. 

Maryland Wine Festival

This annual festival in Westminster features over 150 wines from a growing number of Maryland wineries. Folks can also sample local cheeses, purchase goods from local artisans, and enjoy live music.

Taste of Bethesda

Samples from over 60 restaurants are offered at this food festival in Montgomery County. There’s also plenty of live entertainment. More than 40,000 people show up at the annual event.

Autumn Glory Festival

Known as “America’s Best Town for Fall Colors”, the Autumn Glory Festival in Oakland is a must see. People are treated to parades, concerts, art exhibits, and band competitions at this five-day festival.

Good Beer Festival

This festival in Wicomico County features unlimited tastings of 100 different craft brews. Karaoke and pub games are also on the agenda.

Best Fall Events

There are many other fall activities that are worth checking out as well. Here are a few fun happenings around the state.

Ghost Tours

The Old Line State has plenty of ghosts to scare a crowd. In fact, they have been around at least 400 years. Here are a few worth considering.

Historic Annapolis. Maryland’s capital city has a dark and troubled history. Tour local haunted sites after dark in the historic downtown district. 

Frederick City. Take a journey through the city’s bloody past of nearly 300 years of war, executions, and revenge. Learn about the graves, crypts, and monuments at historic Mount Olivet Cemetery as well.

Baltimore Ghosts. Ghosts abound in Charm City as well. The Wicked History tour features the streets that inspired Edgar Allen Poe and stories of Baltimore’s most notorious ghosts. The Fells Point Ghost tour features Baltimore’s 300-year-old seaport. 

Battlefield Ghosts. There are plenty of ghosts at Antietam Battlefield near Sharpsburg. A sunken road known as Bloody Lane was the site of the bloodiest battle of the Civil War. There have also been hauntings at Monocacy National Battlefield near Frederick. 

Fall Foliage Tours

There are several ways to check out the beautiful fall foliage in Maryland. The C&O Canal features hiking and biking. See the leaves up close and personal. There are many state and local parks where you can see some vibrant color as well. Oregon Ridge Park has hiking trails, a beach, and a playground for the kids. Elk Neck State Park, located on a peninsula, features beaches, marshlands, and dense, colorful forests. The Hollofield area at Patapsco Valley State Park is a great place to view the foliage from the car.

Craving Something Sweet?

If you want to satisfy your sweet tooth or need help with your party planning needs, Norwood ice cream can help. We are a small ice cream shop located in Eldersburg, Maryland. Each unique ice cream flavor is handcrafted in small batches right in our store. We cater weddings, parties, special celebrations, corporate events, and more. Drop by for a visit or call us at 410-875-7238 for more information.