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Bedlam in the Boro
Through October 27
Fall Maryland Home & Garden Show
October 19-21
October 19-21
St. Mary's City
American Indian Festival
October 20
Upper Marlboro
Autumn Wine Festival at Pemberton
October 20-21
Sultana Downrigging Weekend Tall Ship and Wooden Boat Festival
October 26-27
Films in the Woods – "The Rocky Horror Picture Show"
October 26-27
October 27
Harvest Fest Superhero Quest
October 27
Downtown Halloween Party
October 27
Mount Harmon National Revolutionary War
Re-Enactment Festival

October 27-28
October 28
Ocean City
October 28
Ellicott City
Haltech World Cup Finals
October 31 - November 4
Greek Food, Wine & Culture Festival
November 1-4
American Indian Heritage Day
November 3
Jefferson Patterson Park & Museum

Visit Maryland’s Native American Sites

As the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian celebrates Maryland’s native peoples with their exhibit, Return to a Native Place: Algonquian Peoples of the Chesapeake, it’s the perfect time to explore Maryland’s native culture and history. With sites focusing on Nanticoke, Lumbee, Piscataway, Patuxent, Chicone and Pocomoke tribes, our Native American itinerary page brings the Smithsonian story to life.

People rock climbing and enjoying the Fall Foliage in Western Maryland

Autumn Adventures

It’s cider-sipping season and pumpkin-picking time in Maryland, so hit the road now. From amazing fall festivals such as the Fall Foliage Experience from Cumberland to Frostburg, to corn mazes and other great autumnal adventures, we’ve got you covered. Go to our Fall events page for more great suggestions.

Fisherman reeling in a catch.

Fish On!

The Rockfish are running, tournament season is in full swing, and there’s no better time to get out on the Bay. And just in time for this great season, Fish & Hunt Maryland has lots of great new fishing stories. Whether you’re looking to plan a group sportsmen’s trip, family fishing, or a cast-and-blast adventure, Fish & Hunt Maryland has got you covered, so head to their website for all the information.

Horse race

Feel the Pounding of the Hooves

Head to the Fair Hill International for a world-class equestrian competition Oct. 18-21. Then to Laurel Park for the fall bookend to Maryland’s thrilling horse racing season as the Jim McKay Maryland Million thunders into Laurel. The finest fillies and most spectacular stallions from far and wide make their way to Maryland for race day on Oct. 20, but don’t miss the Maryland Million Gala & Auction on Oct. 19. Get all the details at our web page.

Lady shucking oysters at the U.S. Oyster Festival in St. Mary's

Savor Ocean City Restaurant Week, the U.S. Oyster Festival and More Fall Food Festivals!

Sample seafood all around the state. The 51st annual U.S. Oyster Festival is Oct. 21-22 in St. Mary’s. Don’t miss the crowning of King Oyster, or the heated competition in the National Oyster Shucking Championships, plus seafood, beer tastings and more. But that’s not all: Oysterfest 12 comes to Baltimore, the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum hosts its annual OysterFest in St. Michaels, Tilghman Island Day is just down the road, Ocean City’s Fall Restaurant Week arrives, and lots more! Get all of the info at our Seafood Festivals page.

Quake With Fun at these Harrowing Halloween Haunts!

Halloween is almost here, and whether you prefer your scares from ghost stories and legends, high-tech haunts, kid-friendly fun, or just want to wear your Wonder Woman costume while riding the new Lasso of Truth ride, Maryland has plenty to offer. With ghost tours, haunted houses and hay rides, Six Flags America’s Fright Fest, and other frightful happenings, our Halloween page has enough spooky fun to keep you screaming all the way through Thanksgiving.

Enter to Win on Maryland Mondays!

Don’t miss your chance at free tickets for amazing events across the state. Every Monday on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter, the Maryland Office of Tourism is joining with our sponsors to give away great Maryland travel experiences. We call them Maryland Mondays, but you can enter all week. This week win tickets to the B&O Railroad Museum’s Halloween events, Oysterfest at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, and Artrageous in Ocean City. Follow us on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter to enter.

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