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September 30-October 2, 2016  Multi-Cultural Fall Festival - Columbia, Maryland


October 8, 2016
Columbus Day Winefest
St. Michaels, Maryland
Taste over 50 Italian Wines, including Prosecco, Bellini's, Grappa and Limoncello. Sample food products and Artisan Cheeses from Simpatico. Enjoy demonstrations from local chefs and food vendors. Visit with Columbus as he shares his stories of travel and adventure! Try your luck at Bocce Ball.  Join our Italian Trivia contest and win a prize.  Vote for your favorite Local Artist during Art Competition. All while you listen to live Italian music!

October 8, 2016 - Das Best Oktoberfest - Baltimore, Maryland
Get Ready Baltimore - We’re Taking The Oktoberfest Downtown!!!  The people who have produced the Maryland Brewer’s Oktoberfest for the past 12 years 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 8-9, 2016 - 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 8-9, 2016  Autumn Reggae: Wine, Music & Art 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 $25.25 or $30 at the gate.  Purchase tickets early because event does sell out.

October 10-14, 2016  National School Lunch Week - Nationwide
School Nutrition Association.


October 14-16, 2016  The 43rd 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 15-16, 2016  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 15-16, 2016  St. Mary's County Oyster Festival
St. Mary's County, Maryland
The 50th Annual Festival!  Oyster Shucking Contest, Oyster Cook-Off, entertainment, and great food!

October 22-23, 2016  Great American Cake Show and Wedding Cake Competition - Westminster, Maryland
Please mark your calendars. We will no longer have a show in May. It will now be the 3rd week of October at the same location...the Carroll County Ag Center in Westminister, MD.

October 22-23, 2016  CorktoberFest - Gaithersburg, Maryland
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 29, 2016  OysterFest - 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.


Food & Wine Festivals, Shows & Local Events

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October 22, 2014  Community Greening Celebration
Baltimore, Maryland
Parks & People Foundation and The Baltimore Ecosystem Study (BES)  Community Greening Celebration.  Celebrate the achievements of Baltimore gardeners and greeners for a festive evening of: • Awards for exemplary projects and volunteers that are improving the sustainability and green space in Baltimore • Demonstrations and interactive displays • Live music • Food prepared by local restaurant • Wine and beer.   Admission Is Free but space is limited. Please RSVP by October 15th.


Food & Wine Festivals, Shows & Local Events

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October 1, 2012  Share Our Strength's Taste of the Nation
Baltimore, Maryland
Share Our Strength's Taste of the Nation is the nation's premier culinary benefit, featuring top chefs and mixologists -- all of whom are coming together to donate their time, talent and passion to end childhood hunger in America.


Food & Wine Festivals, Shows & Local Events

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October 22, 2011  EatDrinkGo LOCAL Silver Spring
Silver Spring, Maryland
Join us for a pairing of the best of what the Silver Spring region has to offer. Browse local produce from regional farmers and enjoy cooking demonstrations -- all the while learning which local wines to pair with local fare.


Food & Wine Festivals, Shows & Local Events

events waiting for new dates

October 6-7, 2010  Mid-Atlantic Food, Beverage & Lodging Expo
Baltimore, Maryland
The annual tradeshow is the largest in the Mid-Atlantic region, attracting thousands of attendees and hundreds of exhibitors from New York to Florida.

October 21, 2010  Celebrity Chef Tour - Baltimore, Maryland
Benefiting the James Beard Foundation, featuring Award-Winning Chefs.




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