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October 18-20, 2019
Maryland Home & Garden Show
Timonium, Maryland
Maryland State Fairgrounds.  Whether they are looking to start that overdue home improvement project, create Fall gardens or decorate for the holiday season, the Maryland Home & Garden Show has everything they will need for the job.

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October 5, 2018 - 8th Annual Picnic in the Park - Baltimore, Maryland
Parks & People Foundation.

October 5-7, 2018 - 11th Annual Multi-Cultural Fall Festival
Columbia, Maryland
The Orthodox Church of St. Matthew’s Multi-Cultural Festival.  Food, music, & dance representing many world cultures including Greek, Russian, Ukrainian, Serbian, Romanian, Arab, Asian, and Hispanic. Free live entertainment by the region's most popular ethnic musicians & dancers, delicious foods made on premises from family recipes, a wine and beer garden, one-of-a-kind handmade crafts, a large children's activity area, guided church tours, icon painting demonstrations, and a silent auction.

October 6-7, 2018  Autumn Reggae Wine Festival - Mt. Airy, Maryland
Celebrate with us for our last festival of the season.  Food available for purchase through caterers, food trucks and food vendors. Shop the open air market with hand-crafted and imported goods from around the world.  Enjoy a day sampling our delicious wines and hand crafted farm brewed beers along with live bands.  Tickets are $25. Purchase tickets early because event does sell out.

October 6-7, 2018  Maryland Pumpkin Festival - Frederick, Maryland
While thousands come to experience farm fresh adventures at Summers Farm Adventure, the Maryland Pumpkin Festival highlights all things pumpkin in food and fun. And, our themed mega maze, hay slides, farm animals, hay rides, pumpkin patch, pig races, the jumping  pillow round out the fun. During our annual Maryland Pumpkin Festival, we'll have a Pie Eating Contest, Seed Spitting Contest, and a Pumpkin Egg Hunt plus foods featuring pumpkin!


October 12-21, 2018
10th Annual Baltimore Beer Week
Baltmore, Maryland
The History of Baltimore Beer Week is a collaborative effort of businesses and beer enthusiasts in our community to celebrate and highlight the unique beer culture that exists in and around the Chesapeake region. Every October Baltimore Beer Week brings to life hundreds of beer-centric events that focus on beer culture, culinary aspects, meet and greets, homebrew demos and even beer history. All in the name of seeking to increase people’s awareness of all things beer in the famed “Land of Pleasant Living.”

October 13, 2018 - Das Best OktoverFest - Baltmore, Maryland
Get Ready Baltimore - We’re Taking The Oktoberfest Downtown!!!  The people who have produced the Maryland Brewer’s Oktoberfest want you to Join Us for this New Exciting Show! ....which means More Beers – locals plus your favorite American beers and best of all – International Beers, Wine and Schnapps.

October 13, 2018  9th Annual Fall Italian Wine & Food Celebration
St. Michaels, Maryland
Simpatico's Italian Fall Wine & Food Celebration of Italian Wine, Food, Music & Games in honor of explorer Christopher Columbus from Noon to 5 PM. Rain or shine in the tented lot “piazza” adjacent to Simpatico at 104 Railroad Ave.  $35 per person, kids free: - Italian Wine & Spirits Tastings of over 70 wines, Limoncello, Prosecco, Bellinis, Amalfi Coast Liqueurs!  - Italian Food Served & Tastings -  Artisan Cheese Tastings - Live Italian Music - Italian Trivia & Pasta Game - and more.

October 13, 2018  Harvest of Solomons (Taste of Solomons)
Solomons, Maryland
Taste of Solomons is a one-day food festival showcasing the many wonderful places to eat in this lovely waterfront community. Food and drink tickets are only $5 each, and are available for purchase at each participating restaurant. As an added feature attraction this year, most restaurants will participate in a Gift Certificate Prize program. Some of the tickets at each location will be designated as prize winners, and the lucky purchaser will be awarded a gift certificate for future use at the respective restaurant.

October 15-19, 2018 - National School Lunch Week - Nationwide
School Nutrition Association.

October 19-21, 2018  The 45th Russian Festival - Baltimore, Maryland
The annual event will offer food, musicians, and dancers.  During this festive weekend, we invite you to sample the many foods, souvenirs and entertainment offered at our Russian Festival.  All of the food – ranging from the hot dishes and breads to the many desserts – was prepared by our own parishioners.  Most of the souvenirs have been imported from Russia.  Beautiful icons fashioned by the faithful in Russia, dolls, pins, paintings are just some of the beautiful expressions of faith and love witnessed today in Holy Rus’.   And the entertainment – dance groups, choirs and music ensembles – we hope will make your feet tap and your hearts sing.


October 20-21, 2018
Autumn Wine Festival
Salisbury, Maryland
Do you love wine, the great outdoors, delicious food and live entertainment? Join us for the Autumn Wine Festival at Pemberton Historical Park in Salisbury, Maryland. Hosted by Wicomico Recreation, Parks & Tourism.

October 20-21, 2018
52nd Annual U.S. National Oyster Festival in St. Mary’s County
St. Mary's County, Maryland
Oyster Shucking Contest, Oyster Cook-Off, entertainment, and great food!

October 27, 2018
St. Michaels, Maryland
Celebrate the Bay oyster at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum's OysterFest with great food, live music, children's activities, skipjack and buyboat rides, oyster aquaculture and restoration demonstrations, oyster tonging, and cooking demonstrations.

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events waiting for new dates

October 21-22, 2017
Gaithersburg, Maryland
CANCELLED FOR 2017.  CorktoberFest is a 2 day Wine Festival being held at the Montgomery County Fairgrounds involving over 20 wineries, numerous craft vendors, live musical entertainment, food trucks, and more!

October 21-22, 2017 - Great American Cake Show and Wedding Cake Competition - Westminster, Maryland
The Great American Cake Show is being postoned for 2017 - Check back for info for the 2018 show.



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