Fall Activities, Halloween and Thanksgiving Events in Maryland

Fall Fairs, Festivals and Carnivals in Maryland

rsz md state fairFall is the perfect time to enjoy outdoor activities in Maryland, and with so many fall festivals, fairs and carnivals, there are a number of special events to choose from for low-cost family fun.

September brings the Maryland Seafood Festival, Maryland Renaissance Festival, Annapolis ArtsFest, the Baltimore Book Festival and county fairs to name a few.

First Sunday Arts Festivals in Annapolis and the Renaissance Festival continue in October and, of course, the Annapolis Sailboat Show draws big crowds.

This list includes 2017 fall fairs, festivals and carnivals in September and into October. Check our Spring Fairs, Festivals and Carnivals and our Summer Fairs, Festivals and Carnivals for special events happening other months.

Maryland Thanksgiving Events

Looking for something fun to do this Thanksgiving season? Check out the many Thanksgiving events that are taking place in Maryland throughout the month of November. From Turkey Trots to Thanksgiving crafts and story times, you're sure to find a few fun family activities for kids of all ages.

Updated 2016

Maryland Turkey Trots and Holiday Fun Runs

Even with chilly weather approaching, there's no need to stay cooped up inside. Sign up for a turkey trot or holiday fun run (or walk) in Maryland. Bond with your kids, other family and friends while burning off a few calories from Halloween candy and holiday family dinners.

Following is a compilation of some of the many 5K races, fun runs and 1-mile walks happening during the 2016 fall and early winter holiday season.

Maryland Pumpkin Patches and Corn Mazes

Looking for a pumpkin patch or corn maze in Maryland? Here's a list of places to go near Annapolis, Bowie, Baltimore, D.C. or the Eastern Shore of Maryland. Make an afternoon of selecting a pumpkin or just go grab one for your front porch, there are plenty of home grown pumpkins in the fields around Maryland.

Kids can pick your own pumpkins from the field, enjoy a hayride, and in many cases enjoy cider and fresh produce from the farm stand. And for a fun afternoon try finding your way through a corn maze full of twists and turns.

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Mon Aug 21, 2017 @12:00AM
Lakefront Summer Festival, Columbia
Mon Aug 21, 2017 @12:00AM
Moth Week, Owings Mills
Mon Aug 21, 2017 @10:00AM - 12:00PM
Education Connection: Design A Circuit, Baltimore
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Celestial Event of the Century, Baltimore
Mon Aug 21, 2017 @ 6:30PM - 08:00PM
Back-to-School Bingo, Annapolis
Tue Aug 22, 2017 @12:00AM
Lakefront Summer Festival, Columbia
Tue Aug 22, 2017 @12:00AM
Moth Week, Owings Mills
Tue Aug 22, 2017 @10:00AM - 06:00PM
Music from Around the World, Baltimore
Tue Aug 22, 2017 @10:00AM - 12:00PM
Education Connection: Design A Circuit, Baltimore
Tue Aug 22, 2017 @11:00AM - 11:45AM
Kids Club: Edible Necklaces, Annapolis
Tue Aug 22, 2017 @11:00AM - 04:00PM
Harbor Queen Cruises, Annapolis
Tue Aug 22, 2017 @ 7:05PM -
Chesapeake Kids Night, Bowie
Wed Aug 23, 2017 @12:00AM
Lakefront Summer Festival, Columbia
Wed Aug 23, 2017 @12:00AM
Moth Week, Owings Mills
Wed Aug 23, 2017 @10:00AM -
Dragon Babies, Glen Echo

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Mon Aug 21, 2017 @12:00AM
Lakefront Summer Festival, Columbia
Mon Aug 21, 2017 @12:00AM
Moth Week, Owings Mills
Mon Aug 21, 2017 @10:00AM
Education Connection: Design A Circuit, Baltimore
Mon Aug 21, 2017 @ 6:00PM
Celestial Event of the Century, Baltimore
Mon Aug 21, 2017 @ 6:30PM
Back-to-School Bingo, Annapolis
Tue Aug 22, 2017 @12:00AM
Lakefront Summer Festival, Columbia
Tue Aug 22, 2017 @12:00AM
Moth Week, Owings Mills
Tue Aug 22, 2017 @10:00AM
Music from Around the World, Baltimore
Tue Aug 22, 2017 @10:00AM
Education Connection: Design A Circuit, Baltimore
Tue Aug 22, 2017 @11:00AM
Harbor Queen Cruises, Annapolis