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OCTOBER · 2010
Fall Harvest at Baugher’s
Carroll County
Butler’s Orchard Pumpkin Festival
Montgomery County
Chesapeake Celtic Festival
Oct. 2-3
Furnace Town/Snow Hill
Worcester County
Maryland Million
Oct. 2
Laurel Park
Prince George’s County
Darlington Apple Festival
Oct. 2
Harford County
Taste of Bethesda
Oct. 2
Montgomery County
Bowie International Festival
Oct. 2
Prince George’s County
Chestertown Historic House Tour
Oct. 2
Kent County
Brunswick Railroad Days
Oct. 2-3
Frederick County
U.S. Sailboat Show
Oct. 7-11
Anne Arundel County
Mount Airy’s Smoke’n BBQ Showdown
Oct. 8-9
Firemen’s Carnival Fairgrounds
Mt. Airy
Carroll County
Dansko Fair Hill International Festival in the Country
Oct. 14-17
Cecil County
U. S. Powerboat Show
Oct. 14-17
Anne Arundel County
The Russian Festival
Oct. 15-17
Baltimore City
Baltimore Open Studio Tour
Oct. 16-17
Baltimore City
Calvert County Farm Tour
Oct. 17
Prince Frederick

Alsatia Mummers Parade
Oct. 30
Washington County

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October is a month for spirited celebration in Maryland. Experience the spirits of Oktoberfest and wine festivals, the spirits of Halloween, and the spirit of autumn that reveals itself as swaths of red, gold and yellow across the landscape. Discover the spirit of the Chesapeake Bay and the spirit of Maryland’s heritage. Visit Maryland and feel its spirit.
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Witches Ghostly fun – For family outings

Halloween can be frightfully enjoyable. Here are some spooky fun options:
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Octoberfest Oktoberfest spirit – Lederhosen: optional

In 1810, the crown prince of Bavaria married and a tradition began – Oktoberfest. The tradition is alive and well in Maryland.
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Grapes Spirit of the vine – Raise a toast outdoors

The 15th annual Wine Fest on the Beach, Oct. 2-3 at Ocean City’s Inlet Park, presents live music, Eastern Shore cuisine, arts & crafts, and an array of East Coast winemakers, including eight Maryland wineries. Also on the Shore, the Autumn Wine Festival at Pemberton Historical Park in Salisbury, Oct. 16-17, showcases 22 Maryland wineries, musical entertainment and crafts-makers.
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Squash Autumn spirit – Natural splendor

Fall Harvest Days Jamboree, Oct. 2-3 at the Carroll County Farm Museum in Westminster, offers tractor and mule-pulled wagon rides, scarecrow-making, country food and crafts, live entertainment and a pumpkin contest. Garrett County in Western Maryland is an ideal place to bask in the colors of the autumn season. The Autumn Glory Festival, Oct. 6-10, blends magnificent scenery and regional culture with parades, concerts, arts exhibits, pumpkin mania, farmers’ market, even the Maryland State Banjo, Fiddle and Mandolin Championships.
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Monster Rockfish logo Spirit of the bay – Seafood & maritime fun

Visit the state’s birthplace for the annual Blessing of the Fleet, Oct. 2-3 at Colton’s Point in St. Mary’s County. Tilghman Island Day Festival, Oct. 16 in Talbot County, is a day of crab-picking, oyster-shucking, boat races, docking contests, live music, and Maryland seafood. The Monster Rockfish Festival, Oct. 31 at Greenwell State Park in St. Mary’s County along the Patuxent, follows the first annual Monster Rockfish Tournament, Oct. 30. Festival features a Rockfish Cook-off, live music and tours of Rosedale Manor.
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Blue heron. Spirit of Nature – Call of the wild

Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge hosts its annual open house, Oct. 2, with a bird and forestry walk, wildlife exhibits, refuge tours and “eagle prowls.” National Wildlife Visitor Center in Laurel presents its yearly Patuxent Wildlife Festival, Oct. 16 with live animals, interactive exhibits and research tours. Catoctin Wildlife Preserve and Zoo in Thurmont presents its month-long Hibernation Celebration – an opportunity to see how animal kingdom takes its winter break.
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