Fall Activities, Halloween and Thanksgiving Events in Maryland

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 2017 fall and early winter holiday season.

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 2017

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 Haunted Houses

Haunted attractionMaryland has some creepy Haunted Halloween Houses. Some are suitable for little kids and others are for preteens and above. We've added a scary ranking of 1-10, with 10 being scariest and 1 being the most kid-friendly. However, you can also call before you head out, just to be sure. Updated for 2017.

Click here for a list of Maryland pumpkin patches and corn mazesMaryland harvest festivals and Halloween events are listed here.

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Mon Jan 22, 2018 @12:00AM
Beauty and the Beast, Annapolis
Mon Jan 22, 2018 @12:00AM
Tales of Beatrix Potter, Glen Echo
Mon Jan 22, 2018 @11:00AM -
Drum Circle, Baltimore
Mon Jan 22, 2018 @ 3:00PM - 04:00PM
Musical Instrument Petting Zoo
Mon Jan 22, 2018 @ 6:30PM - 07:30PM
Making Ice Cream, Prince Frederick
Tue Jan 23, 2018 @12:00AM
Beauty and the Beast, Annapolis
Tue Jan 23, 2018 @12:00AM
Mini Golf, Baltimore
Tue Jan 23, 2018 @12:00AM
Tales of Beatrix Potter, Glen Echo
Tue Jan 23, 2018 @11:00AM - 11:45AM
Kids Club: English Muffin Pizzas, Annapolis
Wed Jan 24, 2018 @12:00AM
Beauty and the Beast, Annapolis
Wed Jan 24, 2018 @12:00AM
Mini Golf, Baltimore
Wed Jan 24, 2018 @12:00AM
Tales of Beatrix Potter, Glen Echo
Wed Jan 24, 2018 @ 6:30PM -
Magic Tree House: Olympic Odyssey, Columbia
Thu Jan 25, 2018 @12:00AM
Beauty and the Beast, Annapolis
Thu Jan 25, 2018 @12:00AM
Tales of Beatrix Potter, Glen Echo

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Mon Jan 22, 2018 @12:00AM
Beauty and the Beast, Annapolis
Mon Jan 22, 2018 @12:00AM
Tales of Beatrix Potter, Glen Echo
Mon Jan 22, 2018 @11:00AM
Drum Circle, Baltimore
Mon Jan 22, 2018 @ 3:00PM
Musical Instrument Petting Zoo
Mon Jan 22, 2018 @ 6:30PM
Making Ice Cream, Prince Frederick
Tue Jan 23, 2018 @12:00AM
Beauty and the Beast, Annapolis
Tue Jan 23, 2018 @12:00AM
Mini Golf, Baltimore
Tue Jan 23, 2018 @12:00AM
Tales of Beatrix Potter, Glen Echo
Tue Jan 23, 2018 @11:00AM
Kids Club: English Muffin Pizzas, Annapolis
Wed Jan 24, 2018 @12:00AM
Beauty and the Beast, Annapolis