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July 24-August 1, 2020
Cecil County Food & Wine Festival
Elkton, Maryland

July 24-August 2, 2020
Baltimore Restaurant Week
Baltimore, Maryland


August 8-15, 2020
75th Annual Howard County Fair
West Friendship, Maryland
Something for all ages with exhibits, animals, agricultural displays, contests, entertainment, amusement rides, food, family-oriented fun, and more!  General admission tickets are $5.00 for 10 years & up, senior admission tickets are $2.00 for 62 years & up, and children under 10 years old are free. Parking is free on-site.

August 31-Sept 6, 2020 - 71st Annual National Hard Crab Derby
Crisfield, Maryland
Held at the Somers Cove Marina. Crab races, crab cooking contest, crab picking contest, parade, skiff races, boat docking contest, crafts, carnival, games, swim meet, entertainment, fresh seafood, beverages and much more!  (also: )

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August 3, 2019  Annual Corn Roast Festival - Westminster, Maryland
Held at the historic Union Mills Homestead, the event includes music throughout the day, art vendors, tours of the homestead and grist mill and a fried chicken dinner with all the roasted corn you can eat!

August 5-8, 2019  RCI Chocolate Boot Camp - Baltimore, Maryland
Retail Confectioners International.  Newcomers and veterans alike will learn techniques of chocolate making to take back to their stores. This brief-yet comprehensive, hands-on course is taught by industry experts with years of industry experience. Participants will learn tempering, how to prevent bloom, the application and use of chocolate and compounds, how to select chocolate for different applications, depositing techniques, enrobing techniques, how to manage mistakes, secrets to making meltaways, bark, truffles and ganache, and critical sensory evaluation. Students will also learn good manufacturing practices, sanitation and basic traceability systems.


August 9-10, 2019  Maryland State BBQ Bash - Bel Air, Maryland
Harford County MD’s most anticipated event of the year is the MD State BBQ Bash.  Named as Harford County’s “Best Event” in 2012-2016, the MD State BBQ Bash is a barbecue themed street festival featuring the Maryland State BBQ Championship, with more than 50 competition teams from the Mid-Atlantic area and beyond competing for $12,500 in cash prizes and the chance to compete in the annual Jack Daniel’s World Championship Invitational Barbecue in Lynchburg, TN and The American Royal in Kansas City, MO.  In addition, more 40 amateur teams will compete in the MD State BBQ Bash Tailgate Challenge to see who has the best ribs while competing for cash, prizes, and bragging rights.  For more than 10 years, the MD State BBQ Bash has grown to be one of the largest, most fun, and most anticipated events of the year in Downtown Bel Air.   Attendance: 35,000+.

August 9-17, 2019  Montgomery County Agricultural Fair
Gaithersburg, Maryland

August 11, 2019  Taste of Linganore - Beer, Wine & Food Festival
Mt. Airy, Maryland
Celebrate Linganore wine and our own new Red Shedman farm brewed craft beer through small plates and samples from local restaurants, food trucks and caterers while enjoying Linganore wines and Red Shedman beers along with great live music.

August 16-18, 2019  Wicomico County Fair - Salisbury, Maryland
Winterplace Park Equestrian Center, Salisbury, MD.  There is something for everyone at the fair including kids games, animals, home arts, auctions, entertainment, and of course, lots of competitions.  The Wicomico Farm and Home Show has partnered with the Salisbury Area Chamber of Commerce to expand the 81 year fair traditions. We will now incorporate activities from the Chicken Festival to the long running event.

August 16-September 1, 2019  Maryland Vegan Restaurant Week
Baltimore, Maryland
Restaurants will be challenged to demonstrate their love and compassion for promoting healthier diets, reducing animal cruelty and saving the environment, by offering tasty and creative vegan options on their menus and you get to cast your vote!  Enjoy a variety of plant-based menu items. We welcome all diners not just vegans!

August 17, 2019  Eastern's Bayside Blues and Wine Festival
Baltimore, Maryland
Blues and wine festival featuring Maryland wineries and five blues bands.  Various types of food and crafts onsite.

August 17, 2019  5th Annual Southern MD Wine, Jazz, R&B & Funk Festival - Prince Frederick, Maryland
This festival draws thousands of music and wine lovers from throughout Maryland and surrounding states. It showcases a number of Maryland wineries, food and retail vendors and live music all day long by local and regional bands. It's a relaxing day for a mature crowd. Attendees must be 21+ years of age.


August 18, 2019
Silver Spring BBQ and Jerk Festival
Silver Spring, Maryland
Our signature catering group, Taste Of Jamaica, is represented to offer sumptuous Jerk chicken, Oxtail and Jerk pork. Popular restaurants from the surrounding areas are represented. The function also provides disco music, Fashion show, and live entertainment.

August 22-Sept 2, 2019
Maryland State Fair
Timonium, Maryland
Attracting over 500,000 visitors annually, the Maryland State Fair features thoroughbred horseracing, bull riding, barrel racing, concerts, agricultural fair tours, games, rides, and more. The Fair has been a late summer tradition since 1878.  Attendance: 500,000.

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August 26, 2017
International Arts and Jerk Festival
Bowie, Maryland
4th Annual International Arts and Jerk Festival to be held at the Howard County Fairground starting at 12noon. We will be showcasing the best of our local Artistes and Barbecue specialists in one area punctuated by the top musicologist in the Washington Metropolitan Area. The genre of music range from Reggae, R&B, Soul, Old School, Saxophonist and Ska.  Linganore Winery and Society Wine will be on hand to satisfy all wine enthusiasts and lovers. The famous Jamaican Jerk Chicken and Jerk Pork will be available in abundance.

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August 6, 2016 - Fish, Fowl & Folk Festival - Havre de Grace, Maryland
Havre de Grace Museums present: Fish, Fowl & Folk Festival - 10:00 am - 7:00 pm.  Join us for the inaugural year of the Fish, Fowl & Folk Festival, F-Cubed! Enjoy crafters, performance artists, craft demonstrations and live music as well as food and beverages all along the museum grounds with beautiful water views. The museums will be open to the public with free admission.

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August 8-9, 2015  Havre de Grace Seafood Festival
Havre de Grace, Maryland
The Seafood Festival has been replaced in 2016 with the Fish, Fowl & Folk Festival.



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