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Charm City Fringe Festival
Through October 20
Maryland Renaissance Festival
Through October 20
Candlelight Cemetery Tours
Through October 26
Fall Festiv-All at Adventure Park USA
Through October 31
Chesapeake Shakespeare Company Presents ‘Dracula’
Through November 2
Fall Maryland Home & Garden Show
October 18-20
Back from the Dead Cemetery Walk
October 18-30
American Indian Festival at Patuxent Park
October 19
Upper Marlboro
The Lost City at Historic St. Mary’s
October 19
St. Mary's City
Baltimore Running Festival
October 19
Berlin Oktoberfest
October 19
Harvest at the Hill Festival
October 19
Ellicott City
Autumn Wine Festival
October 19-20
Wine on the Water at Kurtz Beach
October 19-20
Mountain Maryland Artists Studio Tours
October 19-20
Oktoberfest at Schifferstadt
October 19-20
Alsatia Mummer’s Parade
October 26
Halloween Book Signing at Turn the Page Bookstore
October 26
Shore Craft Beer Fest Octoberfest
October 26
Ocean City
Witches & Wizards Weekend at the B&O Railroad Museum
October 26-27
Sultana Downrigging Weekend Tall Ship & Wooden Boat Festival
November 1-3
Howard County Crafts Spectacular
November 1-3
West Friendship

CBS Sunday Morning Explores Harriet Tubman’s Legacy on the Eastern Shore

Maryland is the most powerful Underground Railroad storytelling destination in the world, and the Maryland Office of Tourism recently hosted Martha Teichner of CBS Sunday Morning as she explored the life and legacy of Harriet Tubman on Maryland’s Eastern Shore for an upcoming episode. Be sure to watch on Sunday, October 20 and be inspired by this one-of-a-kind American hero ahead of the release of Harriet, the first major motion picture based on the life of Tubman.

Savor Ocean City Restaurant Week, the U.S. Oyster Festival, and more during National Seafood Month

Make your plans now to celebrate National Seafood Month in Maryland, the unofficial Seafood Capital of the Universe! Sample seafood all around the state at great events like the U.S. Oyster Festival October 19-20 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: Fall Fest with Oysters in Rock Hall is October 12, Tilghman Island Day is October 19, the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum hosts its annual OysterFest in St. Michaels on October 26, Ocean City’s Fall Restaurant Week arrives continues, and lots more! Get all the details here.

Ghosts, Goblins, Chills & Thrills

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 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.

photo courtesy of Edwin Remsberg

Get Out and Explore Maryland’s Trail System Second-to-None

Whether it’s hiking, biking, horseback riding, or even paddling, there’s no denying that Maryland has a trail system second-to-none! And autumn is an amazing time for your outdoor adventure in our parks and outdoor spaces. With the leaves turning and the temperature just right, head to and find your inspiration.

Feel the Thunder at the Maryland Million and Fair Hill International

The Jim McKay Maryland Million and the Fair Hill International Festival bookend a thrilling Maryland weekend of equestrian excellence. The finest Thoroughbred fillies and most spectacular stallions from across the Old Line State make their way to Laurel Park for the Jim McKay Maryland Million race day on October 19, but don’t miss the Maryland Million Gala & Auction in Baltimore on October 18. And there's more: the Fair Hill International Festival of equestrian competitions, plus dog agility and Frisbee dog demos, October 17-20 in Elkton.

Free Fall into Brilliant Baltimore

It's always a great time to travel to Charm City, but fall is an extra special time to visit Baltimore as the city celebrates Free Fall, a citywide celebration with more than 300 free arts and cultural activities. You can’t beat the price! But that’s not the only great event Baltimore has put together to make the season special. For the first time ever, Maryland favorites the Baltimore Book Fair and Light City have combined into one fantastic new festival called Brilliant Baltimore. It kicks off November 1, get all the details here and put the charm in your fall.

Make Your Plans Now for the 2019 Waterfowl Festival

Make your plans now for this beloved Maryland event with nearly 50 years of history honoring a tradition stretching back centuries. Head to Easton November 7-10 for this celebration of Eastern Shore culture with spectacular waterfowl arts, great food, music, and fun, and of course the four-legged favorites of the Diving Dogs Competition.

Enter to Win on Maryland Monday

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's contest is for a pair of tickets to the Pride of Baltimore's Sunset Sail, October 25, or a pair of VIP tickets to Bennett's Curse for October 24-27; October 30-November 2. Follow us on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter to enter.

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