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ISSUE 77 • MAY 2013
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UPCOMING EVENTS
Springfest
May 2-5
Ocean City Bayside History Museum: Grand Re-opening
May 4
North Beach, Calvert County Flower Mart
May 3-4
Mt. Vernon, Baltimore Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival
May 4-5
County fairgrounds
West Friendship, Howard County German-American Festival
May 5
Blob’s Park
Jessup, Anne Arundel County Ocean City Restaurant Week
May 5-19
Maryland Film Festival
May 8-12
Baltimore Maryland Faerie Festival
May 10-12
Darlington, Harford County
Colonial Highland Gathering – Scottish Games
May 18
Fair Hill Racetrack, Cecil County Preakness Stakes
May 18
Pimlico Race Course, Baltimore Baltimore Museum Week
May 19-24
DelFest
May 23-26
Cumberland, Allegany County Pignic BBQ Competition
May 25-26
Fort Ritchie, Washington County MiRock Superbike Summer Nationals
May 31 – June 2
Mechanicsville, St. Mary’s

Making mom happy should be an everyday thing. Making her happy in Maryland is easy when you visit one of the many wine events that are held on Mother's Day weekend. Take her on a road trip to have a picnic at one of the state's more than 60 wineries and enjoy spectacular scenery, award-winning wines and some time with her favorite child.

Glass of wine Wine festivals
Find out the differences between a Pinot Noir and Pinot Gris at the National Harbor Wine & Food Festival May 4-5. Along the Patapsco River, Main Street Sykesville hosts its annual Fine Art and Wine Festival on May 5. Celebrating its 21st year, Wine in the Woods showcases the best of Maryland wines, as well as artisans and crafts vendors on May 18 and 19.
Maryland's Chesapeake Campaign Logo Chesapeake festivals
The Chesapeake Campaign commemorates the British invasion of Maryland during the War of 1812 with events throughout the state. Attack on Havre de Grace Commemoration Weekend, May 3 through 5, features tall ship tours and the 1812 Overture complete with cannon fire. Across the bay that same weekend, Georgetown and Galena remember their role in the War and Kitty Knight. Get a glimpse of houses from the 1812-era during the Maryland House and Garden Pilgrimage in Charles County on May 18. Other War of 1812 living history events take place on May 17 and 18 at the Garrett County Fairgrounds and May 25 at Sotterley Plantation in St. Mary's County.
Calvert Marine Museum Spring festivals & events
These annual events evoke regional traditions across the state:
Southern Maryland Spring Festival, May 2 – 5, Leonardtown, St. Mary’s
Solomons Maritime Festival, May 4, Calvert Marine Museum, Calvert County
Towsontown Spring Festival, May 4-5,Towson, Baltimore County
Somerset County Strawberry Festival, May 10-11, Marion Station (“Strawberry Capital of the World”)
Paddlefest on the Choptank, May 10-11, Greensboro, Caroline County
Chestertown Tea Party Festival, May 24-26, Kent County
Soft Shell Spring Fair, May 26, Crisfield, Somerset County
Civil War Soldiers Civil War stories
Maryland’s Civil War heritage resonates in varied ways. Discover new perspectives on the past with these events and activities:
Finally Heard, May 3-4, Carroll Arts Center, Westminster, Carroll County
First Call Weekend and Civil War Expo, May 4-5, Farm Museum, Westminster, Carroll County
Grand Opening of New Battlefield Exhibits, May 11, Washington Monument State Park, Middletown, Frederick County
Civil War Lecture: Mending Broken Soldiers, May 11, National Museum of Civil War Medicine, Frederick
Civil War Living History at the Medical Museum, May 18, National Museum of Health and Medicine, Silver Spring, Montgomery County
Memorial Day Commemoration and Parade, May 25, Sharpsburg, Washington County
Martin O’Malley, Governor • Anthony G. Brown, Lt. Governor
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