FANTASTIC FALL FESTIVALS … ALL THROUGH OCTOBER 2007

WEEKENDS IN OCTOBER
Belvedere Farm Autumn Weekends.
Celebrate autumn with a wagon ride to the pumpkin field, fall ornamentals,
children's corn maze, barnyard animals, jams and jellies, apples and cider.
Belvedere Farm, 2840 Pleasantville Road, Fallston, 10am- 5pm, 410-877-9448.

Milburn Orchards.
Pumpkins, activities, events and food.
1495 Appleton Road, Elkton. 410-398-1349. $

Summers Farm 11th Annual Fall for All Festival.
Pumpkin patch, hayrides, giant slides, five-acre corn maze, farm animals,
pony rides, concessions. Summers Farm, Frederick, 10am-5pm, 301-620-9316.

Evenings at Applewood Farm.
Travel on the Applewood Express through the spooky woods,
along the babbling brook where all kinds of goblins lurk. Shiver, quiver and
shake as you encounter creatures of the dark! Then use your flashlight to
find your way through the Haunted Maze! Entrance gate closes at 9:30pm.
These activities are appropriate for ages 10 and up.
Oct 12, 13, 19, 20, 26, 27. 7:30-10pm, Applewood Farm, Whiteford, 410-836-1140. $

Autumn Wine Fest.
Live music, wine tastings, vineyard wagon rides, grilled foods,
organic breads, handcrafted cheeses, winery tours, crafters and more.
Sundays through October, Boordy Vineyards, 410-592-5012.

THROUGH OCTOBER
Clarks Elioak Farm. Falconry demonstration and pumpkin contest weigh-in.
Special events every weekend, plus
the petting farm. Pony rides,
hayrides, hay bale maze. Ellicott City, 410-730-4049.

Pumpkin Fest. Annual fall festival for families featuring children’s crafts,
scarecrow making, animals, nature programs, music and food.
Irvine Nature Center, 10am-4pm, 410-484-2413.

Fall Harvest at Baugher’s.
Pick-your-own pumpkins, hayrides, pony rides,
scarecrow making, face painting, petting zoo, food, farm market,
ice cream and play area. Beginning Oct. 6-28, Westminster, 10am-5pm, 410-857-0111.

OCTOBER 5-7

Oktoberfest Art and Craft Show.
Unique and creative holiday items,
gifts, fine art and more! Ocean City Convention Center,
410-524-7020. $

OCTOBER 6

Darlington Apple Festival.
Entertainment all day, hundreds of country crafters,
a fall harvest of mums, pumpkins and, of course, lots of apples! Children's area,
pony rides, hayrides, scarecrows and food. Rain or shine,
in the northeast corner of Harford County, 410-457-4189.

In the Street.
Voted Frederick’s Best Local Annual Event! 8:30am,
the Frederick Steeplechaser’s Mile Run; 10:30 am, the In the
Street Parade; noon, outdoor street festival. Market Street, Frederick, 301-694-2489.

OCTOBER 6-7

Fall Harvest Days.
Scarecrow making, wagon rides, apple butter making,
country food, crafts, entertainment, puppet theater, games, farmhouse tours.
Carroll County Farm Museum, Westminster, Saturday-Sunday, 10am-5pm, 410-386-3880. $

Mount Airy Fall Festival.
150 juried artisans and crafters, entertainment,
food, contests, children’s section, scarecrow making
and pumpkin painting. Mount Airy, 301-829-2112.

Fell’s Point Fun Festival.
One of the region’s premier fall events, with food
and craft vendors, five music stages, rides, entertainment and arts
in one of the city’s most historic and beautiful settings.
Fell’s Point, Broadway and Thames streets, 410-675-6756.

Honey Harvest Festival, 26th Annual.
Features beehive demonstrations,
reenactments of the “Honey Hunter,” honey extraction, candle dipping
and mead making (honey wine). Special events include Civil War reenactments,
tours of the museum and early American crafts. Oregon Ridge Nature Center,
Hunt Valley, 410-887-1815.

Spirits of the Furnace.
Hear stories of the past during a one-fourth-mile night hike
to the historic Catoctin Furnace. Reservations required and bring a flashlight.
Cunningham Falls State Park, Thurmont, 7-10pm, 301-271-3676. $

OCTOBER 13

Anne Arundel Scottish Highland Games.
Massed pipebands, Scottish athletics,
Highland dancing, fiddling, sheepdogs, Highland cattle, Clydesdales,
Scottish entertainment, food and vendors.
Anne Arundel Co. Fairgrounds, 9am-5pm, 410-849-2849. $

Perryville Fall Appreciation Days: Parade and Autumnfest Celebration.]
Celebrate with crafts, entertainment, food, antique road show appraisals and more.
Aiken Avenue and Broad Street, Perryville, 10am-3pm, 410-642-6486.

St. John’s Country Fair, 26th Annual.
Crafts, flea market, country music, clogging,
pancakes, pit beef, baked goods, country store, children’s games,
scarecrows. Sweet Air Road, Phoenix, 7am-4pm, 410-592-6565.

Sykesville Annual Fall Festival.
Celebration on Main Street, Historic Sykesville.
Crafts, sidewalk sale, demonstrations, music and food, 9am-5pm, 410-549-7868.

OCTOBER 13-14

Catoctin Colorfest.
360 stands of arts & crafts; three areas,
all within walking distance. Community Park,
Thurmont, 9am-5pm, 301-271-4432.

OCTOBER 14

Swanfest.
Crafters, artists, hayrides, children's activities, mansion tours,
food, live entertainment and more on an old-fashioned day on the farm.
Swan Harbor Farm, Havre de Grace, 11am-4pm, 410-939-6767. $

The Ellicott City Fall Arts Festival, 5th Annual.
This family-friendly festival will take place on historic Main Street and
will feature visual artists, artisans and performing artists exhibiting their
in various media. Kids activities include scarecrow-stuffing,
face painting and a magician. Ellicott City, Noon-5pm, 410-203-9370.

OCTOBER 19

Pumpkin Walk.
Old-fashioned fall fun especially for children.
Festivities include story telling,
apple bobbing, a parade and more. Hammond Harwood
House, Annapolis, 4-6pm, 410-263-4683. $.

OCTOBER 19-20, 26-27

Haunted Barn & Hay Ride, 3rd Annual.
For a fantastic and spooky Halloween, take a hay ride, followed by
a trip through the haunted barn and relax around the bonfire.
Rockfield Manor, Bel Air, 410-638-4565. $

OCTOBER 20

Maryland Brewer’s OktoberFest.
Two stages of live music and great Maryland beer are sure to produce
one Guten Tag! Maryland State Fairgrounds, Timonium,
Saturday, Noon-8pm, Sunday, Noon-6pm. 410-769-822. $

Spooktacular Wine Tasting.
Dress up in your favorite Halloween attire (optional) and enjoy a
spooktacular sampling of wine from around the world, delectable hors d'oeuvres
and desserts. Proceeds benefit the Harford Community College Foundation, Inc.,
Scholarship Fund.  4-7pm, Chesapeake Dining Rooms, HCC, 410-836-4428. $ 

OCTOBER 20-21

Hereford Fall Festival.
Come out for a fine fall day and enjoy wine tasting, arts and crafts vendors,
rides and music. A great family festival in Northern Baltimore County.
11am-6pm, York and Mt. Carmel Roads, Hereford, 410-329-6341. $

Ghost Tales of Maryland and the Chesapeake Bay.
Author and storyteller Ed Okonowicz will share ghost tales, legends and
eerie history of the region in this program, based on his books Haunted Maryland,
Annapolis Ghosts and Baltimore Ghosts. 7pm,
Havre de Grace Maritime Museum, Havre de Grace, 410-939-4800.

OCTOBER 21

Paws on Parade, 6th Annual.
The Humane Society of Baltimore Co. holds its 1.6-mile fundraising walk
to benefit animals in need of care and shelter. Features agility and
police dog demonstrations, live music and a Halloween costume competition.
At the HSBC’s magnificent 365-acre wildlife refuge at 1601
Nicodemus Road in Reisterstown.  11am-2pm, 410-833-2387.

Costume Workshop.
Finish your Halloween costume in time for trick-or-treating or just learn to
make masks and accessories like the Native Americans or Europeans colonists!
1-3pm, Havre de Grace Maritime Museum, Havre de Grace, 410-939-4800.

OCTOBER 25-27

Harriet’s Happiest Halloween.
Harford Dance Theatre presents a Halloween adventure with Harriet who's
off on another fun-filled adventure. She's sure to meet up with lots of spooky
characters. Slip on your Halloween costume and join her ... if you dare!
Chesapeake Theater, Harford Community College, Bel Air. 410-836-4211. $

October 26-27

Ghost & Legends Cruise.
Enjoy an adult costume party onboard the Skipjack. Ghostly stories of
Maryland and the Chesapeake Bay by local author Ed Okonowicz. Light dinner
& refreshments. Reservations required. 5:30-8pm, Skipjack
Martha Lewis, Havre de Grace, 410-939-4078. $

Ghosts of the Patapsco Female Institute.
Walk through the dramatic ruins where spirits lurk in abandoned fireplaces,
secret passageways and the sacred chapel. Come in costume and bring
a flashlight. Mt. Ida Visitor Center, Ellicott City. Friday-Saturday, 6:30-8:30, 410-465-8500. $

OCTOBER 26

Ghosts of the Woods.
Hike to scare up some woodland spirits. Make s’mores around the
campfire after the hike. Reservations required. Oregon Ridge Nature Center,
Hunt Valley, 7-8:30pm, 410-887-1815. $

OCTOBER 26-27

Canal Ghost Walk.
Unique story telling on a ghost walk in a historic town fully decorated for the
Halloween event. Chesapeake City, 6-9pm, 410-885-2415. $

Lantern Nite, Fire Museum of Maryland.
1301 York Road, Exit 26B off of Beltway I-695, 6-8pm, 410-321-7500.

OCTOBER 26-28

Halloween Happenings & Haunted Museum.
Boo should come in costume and have a spookin' good time! Games,
costume contests, crafts and snacks. Bring your favorite witch – warts and all!
Havre de Grace Maritime Museum, 6-10pm, 410-939-4800. $

OCTOBER 27-28

Witchery of the Woods.
Eye of newt and wing of bat! Learn some of the lore that created our fears
of the natural world. Reservations required. Oregon Ridge
Nature Center, Hunt Valley, 2pm, 410-887-1815.

OCTOBER 27

Spirit Walk.
Meet the residents of a local cemetery; listen to their stories, hear about their demise.
Susquehanna Lockhouse Museum, Havre de Grace, 410-939-5780.

OCTOBER 28

Sunday in the Park, Ellicott City.
Take in the sights, the scents and the sounds of a Victorian autumn afternoon.
Enjoy games, music and merriment while feasting on kettle korn, cotton candy
and other seasonal delights. Centennial Park South, 1-5pm, 410-313-7275. $