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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 13, 2018 - Das Best OktoverFest - Baltmore, Maryland
Maryland's Biggest Beer Festival!  All You Care To Taste Over 150 International, Domestic And Local Maryland Beers, Domestic Wines And Schnapps. All of your favorite craft beers and perfectly paired wines will be served to highlight the great Beer Hall theme.

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

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October 13-22, 2017
9th 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 14, 2017 - 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 14-15, 2017 - 8th Annual Columbus Day Celebaration
St. Michaels, Maryland
Italian Wine, Food & More!!  Wine & Food Tastings Noon to 5PM.  Over 60 Wines, Limoncello, Prosecco, and Bellinis Italian food & other Italian spirits served throughout the event!  Chef Demos & Tastings.  Artisan Cheese Tastings.  Italian Trivia, Door Prizes & Music.  Columbus in Person.  Cost: $25 a person.

October 15-17, 2017 - Foodservice Distribution Solutions Conference
National Harbor, Maryland
International Foodservice Distributors Association.  At this industry-wide conference, you will hear best practices from other distributors, visit top vendors to discuss the latest solutions, and meet peers to build a network of professional contacts who share the same challenges you do. You get face-to-face contact with hundreds of companies, meet leaders from across the industry, and find solutions that make your company more competitive.

October 20-22, 2017 - The 44th 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 21-22, 2017
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 21-22, 2017
51st 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 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.

October 28, 2017
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.

October 28, 2017 - Harvest of Solomons (Taste of Solomons) 2017
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 $4 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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