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August 18, 2018  Chesapeake Crab & Beer Festival
National Harbor, Maryland
A celebration of the bounty of Chesapeake Bay complete with thousands of crabs, delicious beers and wines and other mouth-watering seafood. The show will feature live music, arts and crafts, exhibits, fun kids' activities, carnival rides and a breathtaking view of the Potomac River.


August 30-Sept 3, 2018
70th Annual 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 5, 2017  47th 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 11-12, 2017  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, 2013, 2014 and again in 2015, 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: 30,000+.


August 11-19, 2017  Montgomery County Agricultural Fair
Gaithersburg, Maryland

August 12-13, 2017 - 5th Annual Taste of Linganore
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.  Tickets available online for $15 at or $20 at the gate.

August 15-18, 2017 - AHF Annual Conference
National Harbor, Maryland
The Association for Healthcare Foodservice (AHF) is a professional society that serves as the crossroads of creativity, innovation, efficiency and well-being.  We’re dedicated to serving professionals in the self-operated healthcare foodservice industry. Our members represent those healthcare facilities that, by choosing to keep their foodservice departments in house instead of outsourcing them to third-party contractors, keep food and nutrition at the core of the healthcare experience.

August 17-19, 2018  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 19, 2017  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 19-20, 2017  3rd 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 24-Sept 4, 2017  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

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.

Food & Wine Festivals, Shows, Events

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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.

Food & Wine Festivals, Shows, Events
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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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August 23, 2014  Uncorked Wine and Music Festival
Rockville, Maryland
Enjoy the best wines from across the state, as well as cooking demonstrations and two stages of musical entertainment at one of Rockville's most popular events. Admission is free for concerts and cooking demonstrations. The cost to participate in the wine tasting is $15 and includes a commemorative wine glass for the first 3,000 paid attendees (must be 21 years or older to consume alcohol).

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August 13-14, 2011  Leitersburg Peach Festival
Leitersburg, Maryland
The event will include craft vendors, petting zoo, antique tractors, quilt raffle, children's barrel train, peach pie contest and pony rides. Enjoy fresh peaches, peach pies, peach ice cream and more!

Food & Wine Festivals, Shows & Local Events

events waiting for new dates

August 31, 2010  RCA Mid-Atlantic Region at 'Mason Dixon Chefs Tournament and Dinner'
Baltimore, Maryland
Research Chefs Association. The RCA Mid-Atlantic Region will have private tables at this public event.



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