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ISSUE 117 | September 2016


Maryland Renaissance Festival
Through - October 23
Annapolis, Anne Arundel County
Chestertown Jazz Festival
September 8-11
Wilmer Park, Kent County
Baltimore Family Reunion at Reginald F. Lewis Museum
September 10
Silver Spring Jazz Festival
September 10
Montgomery County
Boonesborough Days
September 10-11
Boonsboro, Washington County
Solomons Plein Air Festival
September 12-17
Calvert County
Appalachian Festival
September 15-17
Frostburg, Allegany County
The Great Frederick Fair
September 16-24
Native American Festival
September 17-18
Vienna, Dorchester County
September 22-25
Ocean City
Baltimore Book Festival
September 23-25
Inner Harbor
Fiddlers Convention
September 23-25
Berlin, Worcester County
Fireball Run
September 23 - October 1
Farm Heritage Days
September 24-25
West Friendship, Howard County
Kunta Kinte Heritage Festival
September 24
Annapolis City Dock,
Anne Arundel County
Knights Jousting

Love Your Labor Day With This End-of-Summer Fun

Just because the kids are back in school doesn’t mean those Summer celebrations have to stop. Labor Day in Maryland means one last chance to party! So whether you love skipjack races, custom car shows, State Fair fun, or even jousting with the knights of the Maryland Renaissance Festival, we’ve got the 411 on Labor Day fun. Or, get out and do those things you’ve been meaning to do all Summer. Take the kids fishing. Learn to stand-up-paddleboard (SUP, for the cool kids….), scream your head off with Superman at Six Flags America, get out to The Yard and root the O’s into the playoffs, check out the baby birds on the farm, or just find your sandy sweet spot on the Maryland beach of your choice. We’ve put the list together. Now you just have to find your fave!

Maryland: Where the Pokemon Roam

Pokemons. Their everywhere! Don’t turn around, there could be one there right now….


That’s because Maryland is one big Pokemon happy hunting ground. But if you want to take your team to the next level, check out this link to our hilarious Go-Getter's Guide to Maryland’s top Pokemon spots.

'Tis the Season for Fresh Steamed Seafood

You probably don’t need us to tell you this. You could just follow your nose to the nearest crab feast or seafood festival— after all, it is September in Maryland. But we thought we’d give you some pro tips anyway. From the Baltimore Seafood Festival, to the Maryland Seafood Festival in Annapolis, and the National Hard Crab Derby & Fair where the state’s fastest crustaceans compete, you just can’t go wrong with Maryland seafood. Or skip all the hullabaloo and cut to the chase at your favorite crab shack or seafood hideaway. Here’s our list— you just need to bring a bib, a mallet, and an appetite.

Enjoy the Last of the Summer Beers and Your First Taste of Fall Wines

We’re guessing all that seafood has made you thirsty. Lucky for you, Maryland’s breweries, vineyards and distilleries have been working hard so you can quench that thirst. So raise a glass in a so-long salute to Summer and toast the Fall fun and flavors that are right around the corner and head to our September guide to Maryland’s best beer and wine festivals.

Enter to Win our Ocean City Golf Sweepstakes

Ocean City means beautiful sandy beaches, the iconic boardwalk, Thrasher’s French fries and, of course, world-class golfing. And this Fall is the perfect time for you to finally hit those OC fairways. The crowds may have thinned, but Ocean City still has 15 amazing courses to play by day, and all the nightlife you could ask for when the sun goes down. If you love to golf, you absolutely have to hit the links in OC, and our Ocean City Golf Getaway is the perfect way to get you going, so follow this link to find out all the details on this amazing getaway and great Maryland spots to tee-off today.

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