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This post is for you Marylanders! Here is the listings of Fall Festivals and Halloween Celebrations in Maryland in the Chesapeake Bay Region. The follow information was gathered from Chesapeake Family, a great resource for family fun in Maryland near the Chesapeake. Just remember to call before going to any of these places or events, since some activities are closed on certain days.
Annual Annapolis Fall Festival. Sept. 18, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. This free street festival on Maryland Avenue and State Circle will include merchants and vendors offering art, antiques, fashion, home interior, jewelry, crafts, food, and activities for the whole family. Live music by The Sean Fleming Band, Up On Blocks, and The Bridgette Michaels Band. Free parking nearby. Call 240-432-1772 for more information. marylandave.com
Westminster FallFest. Sept. 22-25. A four-day festival running in downtown Westminster, there will be rides, vendors, entertainment, bingo, and scarecrow making ($10). 410-876-1313. westminsterfallfest.com
Steppingstone Museum’s Fall Harvest Festival & Crafts. Sept. 24-25. This two-day festival will feature activities such as craft booths, scarecrow making, pumpkin painting, apple bobbing & pressing, hay rides, a straw maze, country music, clogging and square dancing, clowns, food, and tours. Open from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Admission is $5. 461 Quaker Bottom Rd, Havre De Grace. 410-939-2299. steppingstonemuseum.org
Free Fall Baltimore. Check out the opportunities offered by this program run by the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts (BOPA)! See performances of dance, music, and theater, and visit museums for free! For the full schedule of events, see the website. freefallbaltimore.com
Community Fall Festival, Davidsonville. Oct. 1, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Come to this free event featuring a car show, live music, moonbounce, pony rides, food, drinks, farm animals, straw bale maze, face painting, door prizes and a host of other attractions designed for the entire family. Grace Presbyterian Church, Davidsonville. Free. 410-798-5300, graceep.org
Trinity Fall Festival. Oct. 1, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., will feature live music, food, an art sale, scarecrow making and pumpkin decorating, a kid’s zone with moon bounces, face painting, games, and activities, craft vendors, and a pet costume contest. All proceeds will benefit the youth pilgrimage fund. 120 Allegheny Avenue, Towson. 410-823-3588. trinityfallfestival.org
Fright Fest. Weekends October 1-30. It’s Thrills by Day and Chills by Night at Six Flags America’s Fright Fest, the Baltimore/ Washington area’s largest family-friendly Halloween event! Fright Fest features spine-tingling Halloween-themed attractions for the bravest of heart, along with seven coasters and thrill rides. Guests can brave The Bridge of Terror, The Haunted Train and all-new spook-tacular shows and chilling characters. Halloween activities for the little boils and ghouls include trick or treating, kiddie hay rides, family rides and more. $36.99 at sixflags.com/America or $54.99 at the gate.
Frederick County Farm Museum Fall Festival. Activities at this two day festival held Oct. 1-2 include hay rides, tractor pull, pedal tractor pull, steam engine saw mill demonstrations, craft vendors, farm animals and exhibit areas. Enjoy home-style food, apple butter boiling, music, craft vendors, and more. At the museum, kids can play with old-fashioned toys and games, choose from a variety of hands-on craft projects to make, and watch a blacksmith create various iron items in the forge. Open from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, 12-4 p.m. Sunday. 301-600-2936. 1611 N. Market St., Frederick. frederickcountyfarmmuseum.org/html/fall_festival
Carroll County Museum Fall Harvest Days Jamboree. On Oct. 1-2, head out to the museum for apple butter making, farm machinery demonstrations, tractor and mule pulled wagon rides, scarecrow making, and children’s games. There will also be country food and crafts for sale and on-stage entertainment. Open from 12-5 p.m. Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for ages 7-18 and 60+, and free for children 6 and under. 500 South Center St., Westminster. 410-386-3880. carrollcountyfarmmuseum.org
Frederick’s Oktoberfest. Open Oct. 1 from 11 a.m.–10 p.m. and Oct. 2 from 11 a.m.–6 p.m. This Oktoberfest offers a range of kid-friendly activities such as face painting, pumpkin decorating, scarecrow making, karate demonstrations, performances, musical entertainment and more. Admission is $5/person over 2, and free for anyone who wears an authentic dirndl or lederhosen! Frederick Fairgrounds, 797 E Patrick St, Frederick. 240-599-0660. frederickoktoberfest.com
Fall Festival and Craft Day at Hancock’s Resolution. Oct. 2, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Enjoy a farm dinner based on historic receipts and music by Red Crow. Hancock’s Resolution, Pasadena. historichancocksresolution.org
The Great Pumpkin Patch at Old Pike National Park. Oct. 8-9, 12-5 p.m. For $5 per person, you will get an all-inclusive pass to enjoy a hay ride, moon bounces, face painting, a petting zoo, pony rides, pumpkin decorating, and more. Don’t forget to bring your best candy-collecting bag and hop on the Trick or Treat Trail to meet your favorite cartoon, superhero, or movie characters. If candy isn’t enough, visit the concession area for some tasty treats. You may also pick a pumpkin from the patch for a small fee. 12406 Old National Pike, Mt. Airy. 301-600-2936. frederickcountymd.gov
B&O’s Toddler Time Halloween Celebration and Costume Parade. Oct. 26. 10:30 am. Join us for the year’s last Toddler Time, featuring a classic railroad story and Halloween celebration. Children parade in costume around the Museum campus to collect special treats. There’s a kiddie train ride too! All included with paid admission. Recommended for children ages 2-5. 901 W. Pratt St., Baltimore. 410-752-2490. borail.org