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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Upcoming Events

Wed Dec 13, 2017 @12:00AM
'Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer' 4-D Experience, Baltimore
Wed Dec 13, 2017 @12:00AM
A Christmas Carol, Baltimore
Wed Dec 13, 2017 @12:00AM
Annie, Olney
Wed Dec 13, 2017 @12:00AM
Christmas Village, Baltimore
Wed Dec 13, 2017 @12:00AM
ICE, National Harbor
Wed Dec 13, 2017 @12:00AM
Pictures With Santa, Annapolis
Wed Dec 13, 2017 @12:00AM
Pictures With Santa, Hanover
Wed Dec 13, 2017 @12:00AM
Santa at the Mall, Columbia
Wed Dec 13, 2017 @12:00AM
Worlds Largest Gingerbread House, Baltimore
Wed Dec 13, 2017 @ 8:00AM - 07:00PM
ZooLights, Washington, D.C.
Wed Dec 13, 2017 @ 5:00PM - 10:00PM
Lights on the Bay, Annapolis
Wed Dec 13, 2017 @ 5:00PM - 09:30PM
Festival of Lights, Upper Marlboro
Wed Dec 13, 2017 @ 5:30PM - 10:00PM
Symphony of Lights, Columbia
Thu Dec 14, 2017 @12:00AM
'Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer' 4-D Experience, Baltimore
Thu Dec 14, 2017 @12:00AM
Pictures With Santa, Annapolis

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Wed Dec 13, 2017 @12:00AM
'Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer' 4-D Experience, Baltimore
Wed Dec 13, 2017 @12:00AM
Christmas Village, Baltimore
Wed Dec 13, 2017 @12:00AM
ICE, National Harbor
Wed Dec 13, 2017 @12:00AM
Pictures With Santa, Annapolis
Wed Dec 13, 2017 @12:00AM
Pictures With Santa, Hanover
Wed Dec 13, 2017 @12:00AM
Santa at the Mall, Columbia
Wed Dec 13, 2017 @12:00AM
Worlds Largest Gingerbread House, Baltimore
Wed Dec 13, 2017 @ 8:00AM
ZooLights, Washington, D.C.
Wed Dec 13, 2017 @ 5:00PM
Festival of Lights, Upper Marlboro
Wed Dec 13, 2017 @ 5:00PM
Lights on the Bay, Annapolis