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Summer Fairs, Festivals and Carnivals in Maryland

StateFairSwifty SwineWAugust 2019 Fairs, Festivals and Carnivals in Maryland and DC

BronyCon – 2019
August 1-4. World’s largest convention for fans of the animated TV series “My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic.” Featuring show guests, panel lineup, BronyPalooza, vendor hall, screenings, contests and more. $40-70; ages 5 and under free. 9am. Baltimore Convention Center. Bronycon.org

Great Chesapeake Balloon Festival – 2019
Aug. 2-4. Over 15 hot air balloons, balloon rides, vendors, food trucks, kids zone and more. $5 per car. Noon-9pm. Triple Creek Winery, Cordova. chesapeakebayballoonandwinefestival.com

London Town and Gardens Summer Concert Series – 2019
Sundays, August 4 & 18. Drinks and snacks are available for purchase. No alcohol is allowed to be brought on site. Pets are welcome. Rain or shine. Free, donations are appreciated. Doors open at 4 p.m., 5-7pm. Historic London Town and Gardens, Edgewater. historiclondontown.com

Beach Party on the Square – 2019
Aug. 3. Sand volleyball, music, firetruck hose-downs, entertainers, paddle boarding, inflatable slides, foods, and lots of summer fun. Free. 4 p.m.–9 p.m. Town Square, Leonardtown. viststmarysmd.com

Howard County Fair – 2019
Aug. 3-10. Rides, interactive exhibits, educational demonstrations, children’s entertainment, live music and more. $5–7. Children under 10 free. 8 a.m.–11 p.m. Howard County Fairgrounds, West Friendship. howardcountyfair.org

Peach Party Weekend – 2019
Aug. 3-4. Breakfast served from 9 a.m.–10:30 am. $9/person. Harvest party to follow. Ice cream demonstrations, pie eating contest, pedal tractor pull competition, games, spider web crawl and sack races. $2. 9am-5pm. Milburn Orchards, Elkton. Milburnorchards.com

Annual Peach Festival – 2019
Aug. 3. Oven fried or barbequed chicken dinners complete with the church’s famous pickled beets, silent auction, bake sale and peach jelly and jam. Children under 10 $7; adults eat in or carryout $15; just dessert $3. Proceeds benefit community outreach and other mission projects. Noon–5 p.m. Eastport United Methodist Church, Annapolis. 410-263-5490, eastportumc.org

Sudlersville Peach Festival – 2019
Aug. 3. Local craft vendors, live music, peaches, food, and family activities. Free. Noon-4pm. Godfreys Farm, Sudlersville. godfreysfarm.com

Annapolis First Sunday Arts Festival – 2019
Aug. 4. Arts and craft show featuring 100 local and regional artists, live music, dance, street performers, food and more. Free. Noon-5pm. Calvert and West Streets, Annapolis. firstsundayarts.com

Queen Anne’s County Fair – 2019
Aug. 12–17. Animals, educational exhibits, rodeo, jousting, truck/tractor pulls, chainsaw carving, carnival, food and craft vendors, music and Firefighter games. $3. 9 a.m.–10 p.m. Queen Anne’s County 4-H Park, Centreville. queenannescofair.com

Pirates and Wenches Fantasy Weekend – 2019
Aug. 9-11. Kid’s games, crafts, storytelling, live music, Decorated Dinghy contest, Talk Like a Pirate contest and Pirate attire encouraged at every event. See website for event hours and details. Rock Hall. rockhallpirates.com

Montgomery County Agricultural Fair – 2019
Aug. 9-17. Food, entertainment, farm animals, rides, demolition derby, monster trucks and more. $12–$15. Children 11 and under free. 10am. Montgomery County Agricultural Fairgrounds, Gaithersburg. mcagfair.com

Annual Peach and Blackberry Festival – 2019
Aug. 10-11. Peaches, food, music, family activities and local produce. Free. 9 a.m.–7 p.m. Webers Cider Mill Farm, Parkville. 410-668-4488, weberscidermillfarm.com

Moonrise Festival – 2019
Aug. 10-11. Music festival featuring bands, live DJs, special effects, lighting, food and vendors. 11 a.m.–11 p.m. $105-279. Check website for schedule. Pimlico Race Course, Baltimore. moonrisefestival.com

Watermen’s Appreciation Day – 2019
Aug. 11. Boat docking contest, family activities, live music, and steamed crabs. $8-18. 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, St. Michaels. cbmm.org

Caroline Summerfest – 2019
Aug. 16-17. Music, parade, fireworks, car show, and live entertainment. Free. Fri., 5 p.m.–10 p.m.; Sat., 2 p.m.–9 p.m. Downtown Denton. carolinesummerfest.com

Hot August Festival – 2019
Aug. 17. Live music, vendors, food, kids corner and more. $63-199, Parking $20, children 12 and under free. 11am. Oregon Ridge Park, Cockeysville. hotaugustmusicfestival.com

Kegs and Corks Festival – 2019
Aug. 17. Enjoy unlimited samples of both craft beer and Maryland wine along with live entertainment and a variety of arts and crafts vendors. Lawn chairs, blankets and small pop-up tents are permitted. Parking is free. $40-120. 1 p.m. Anne Arundel County Fairgrounds, Crownsville. kegsandcorksfest.com

Be sure to check our events calendar for even more fun things to do.

Chesapeake Crab & Beer Festival – 2019
Aug 24. All you can eat crabs and beer, live music, arts & crafts, and family fun. $39-99. Sessions from 11 a.m.–3 p.m. and 5 p.m.–9 p.m. The Waterfront at SouthPointe, National Harbor. mdcrabfest.com

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Aug. 18. Dogs welcome. Swimming, food, vendors, doggy pie eating contest, doggy beachwear parade and more. Proceeds benefit the SPCA of Anne Arundel County. Check website for entry cost. 11 a.m. Camp Letts, Edgewater. 410-268-4388, aacspca.org

Southern MD Film Festival – 2019
August 23-24. Showcasing local filmmakers with a full day of screenings at local businesses. Festival also includes panel discussions, receptions, award ceremonies and meet-and-greets. Check website for schedule. Various Venues. smdff.org

Maryland State Fair – 2019
Aug. 22 – Sept. 2. Food, fun, entertainment, rides, livestock, concerts and more. $10. Children 11 and under free. Rides and concerts require fee. Check website for schedule. Maryland State Fairgrounds, Timonium. marylandstatefair.com

Wildlife Conservation & Recreation Day – 2019
Aug. 24. Learn about wildlife conservation and recreational opportunities through habitat exploration, children’s crafts, fishing, archery and firearm demonstrations. Free. 10am-2pm. Patuxent North Tract, Laurel. 301-497-5772, fws.gov

Maryland Renaissance Festival – 2019
Aug. 24, 25, 31, Sept. 1 – Oct. 20, Saturdays and Sundays. 25-acre English village with craft and specialty shops, food and beverage emporiums, games, attractions, jousting and more. $7-130. 10am-7pm. Anne Arundel County Fairgrounds, Crownsville. rennfest.com

Fairwood Music Festival – 2019
Aug. 25. Live music from Secret Society, Faycez U Know and The Chuck Brown Band. Children’s activities and food trucks. Free. 1 p.m.–6 p.m. Fairwood Community Park, Bowie. pgparks.com

National Hard Crab Derby – 2019
Aug. 26-Sept. 1. Crab themed festival featuring crab races, crab cooking and picking contests, carnival rides, crafts, live entertainment, beauty pageants, parade, fireworks and more. Prices vary by event. Schedule TBA. Somers Cover Marina, Crisfield. nationalhardcrabderby.com

Greenbelt Labor Day Festival – 2019
Aug. 30-Sept. 2. Amusement rides, carnival games, live bands, entertainment, food, sports, art and photo contests, used book sale, Labor Day parade and more. Free. Hours vary daily. Roosevelt Center, Greenbelt. greenbeltlaborday.com

For more events and activities, check out the Chesapeake Family calendar. It’s loaded with hundreds of events.

Photo courtesy of the Maryland State Fair

 

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