Boats, apple butter, and snipes…Oh My! Check out all the great things to do this weekend:
42nd Annual United States Powerboat Show. Features luxurious motor yachts, trawlers, high-performance boats and offshore fishing machines, family cruisers, center consoles, inflatables, and world’s largest power catamaran section. Oct. 3-6. 10 a.m.- 6:30 p.m. Adults $18, kids 7-12 $5, kids under 6 free. Downtown Annapolis. www.Usboat.com.
Fright Fest. Six Flags America hosts Halloween-themed shows, trick or treating, haunted midways. Sep. 28-Oct. 27. noon-9 p.m. www.sixflags.com/america/events/FrightFest2013.aspx.
Sugarloaf Crafts Festival. Shop 250 of the nation’s finest artisans, live music, children’s entertainment and gourmet food. Maryland State Fairgrounds, Timonium. Fri-Sat, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sun, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. $8 online, $10 at door, children 12 and under free. 800-210-9900, www.sugarloafcrafts.com.
Chesapeake Children’s Museum: Dinner, Gala, Auction. A gala for adults, “Dreams Can Come True.” Oct. 4. 7-11 p.m. $100/person. Loews Annapolis. 126 West Street. www.eventbrite.com.
Historic Hauntings Tours. Historic Annapolis and Watermark host special ghost tour of Annapolis, including the William Paca House. 7:30 p.m.-9 p.m. Throughout October. 410-268-7601×100, Annapolis.
Little Shop of Horrors. Musical runs Sept. 27-Oct. 26, Fridays and Saturdays 8 p.m., Sundays 3 p.m. The Bowie Playhouse, Bowie. www.Bowieplayhouse.com.
31st Annual Mid-Atlantic Small Craft Festival. Sailing skiffs, rowing shells, kayaks, canoes, paddle boats, prams, and one-of-a-kind boats on display and water. Live music by the Royal Oak Musicians, scenic river cruises, food, and drinks. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Museum members and kids 6 & under free. Adults $10, kids 6-17, $16. www.cbmm.org/mascf or call 410-745-2916.