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Maryland Renaissance Festival
Now through Oct. 20
Annapolis area
Anne Arundel County
Grand Prix of Baltimore
Aug. 30 – Sept. 1 Silver Spring Jazz Festival
Sept. 7
Montgomery County Maryland Bassmaster Weekend Series
Sept. 7
Smallwood State Park
Charles County FLW Everstart Fishing Tournament
Sept.12 - 14
North East, Cecil County Native American Festival
Sept.14 - 15
Vienna, Dorchester County Appalachian Festival
Sept.19 - 21
Frostburg, Allegany County Sunfest
Sept.19 - 22
Ocean City Chesapeake Film Festival
Sept. 20 - 22
Easton and Oxford
Talbot County Fiddlers Convention
Sept. 20 - 22
Berlin, Worcester County Paint the Town
Sept. 20 - 22
Chesapeake City, Cecil County National Redbull Flugtag
Sept. 21
National Harbor
Prince George’s County Alpaca Festival
Sept. 21 - 22
Preston, Caroline County Maryland Lighthouse Challenge
Sept. 21 - 22
Various lighthouses on the Bay Baltimore Book Festival
Sept. 27 - 29
Mt. Vernon Kunte Kinte Celebration
Sept. 28
Annapolis, Anne Arundel County Farm Heritage Days
Sept. 28 - 29
West Friendship, Howard County Capital Challenge Horse Show
Sept. 28 - Oct. 6
Prince George's Equestrian Center
Upper Marlboro

Picture of a decoy carver.

Maryland museums house some of the world’s finest artistic treasures. The Baltimore Museum of Art has the world's largest collection of Matisses and the Walters Art Museum is known internationally for its medieval collection. The American folk art of decoy carving is showcased in Salisbury and Havre de Grace. The Washington County Museum of Fine Arts displays world-class collections in a park setting. Among the outdoor spectacular of sculpture, enjoy the whimsy of gnome homes and fairy houses at Annmarie Garden.

Maryland Seafood Logo Savor the Seafood
Some 400 crabs are brought to Crisfield in Somerset County to compete in the National Hard Crab Derby & Fair, Aug. 29 – Sept. 1. Chef demonstrations, musical performances and BMX races spice up the fare at the Maryland Seafood Festival, Sept. 7 - 8 at Sandy Point State Park in Annapolis. Of course, seafood will also be on the menu at the Calvert County Watermen’s Festival on Sept. 22 in Solomons.  Sept. 28, Crisfield again celebrates its history, heritage and seafood culture of the Chesapeake during the waterfront Dock Day on the Bay festival.
Chesapeake Campaign logo Chesapeake Campaign
The Chesapeake Campaign commemorates the British invasion of Maryland during the War of 1812 with these events:
Caulk's Field Remembered, Aug 31 – Sept. 1, Tolchester, Kent County
Defenders Day at North Point, Sept. 7 - 8, Edgemere, Baltimore County
Star-Spangled Banner "Defenders' Day" Weekend, Sept. 13 - 15, Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine, Baltimore
The 1812 Fair and Reenactment, Sept. 28, Jefferson Patterson Park, St. Leonard, Calvert County
Maryland Wine Festival Logo Vine and Hop Festivals
Maryland wine and its microbreweries are on tap this month.  Enjoy them at the following festivals:
Deep Creek Lake Art & Wine Festival, Sept. 6 - 7, Garrett County Fair Grounds, McHenry
Brews on the Beach Craft Beer Festival, Sept. 7, Ocean City
Annapolis Craft Beer & Music Festival, Sept. 21, Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium, Anne Arundel County
Maryland Wine Festival, Sept. 21 - 22, Westminster, Carroll County
Das Best Oktoberfest, Sept. 28 - 29, National Harbor, Prince George’s County
Maryland Microbrewery Festival, Sept. 28, Westminster, Carroll County
Civil War soldiers firing a canon Civil War Heritage
Maryland’s Civil War heritage resonates in varied ways. Discover new perspectives on the past with these events and activities:
Battle Anniversary Weekend, Sept. 13 - 15, Antietam National Battlefield, Sharpsburg, Washington County
151st Anniversary of the Battle of Antietam, Sept. 14 - 15, Pry House Field Hospital Museum, Keedysville, Washington County
Battle of South Mountain Anniversary, Sept. 14 - 15, South Mountain State Park, Middletown, Frederick County
Civil War at Sea, Sept. 18, Sotterley Plantation, Hollywood, St. Mary's County
County fair County Fairs
Ferris wheels, cotton candy, carnival games, live entertainment and livestock expositions are in season at these annual events:
Maryland State Fair, Aug. 23 – Sept. 2, Fairgrounds, Timonium, Baltimore County
Prince George’s County Fair, Sept. 5 - 8, Upper Marlboro
Anne Arundel County Fair, Sept. 11 - 15, Fairgrounds, Crownsville
Charles County Fair, Sept. 12 - 15, Fairgrounds Road (3 miles S of LaPlata)
The Great Frederick Fair, Sept. 13 - 21, Fairgrounds, Frederick
St. Mary’s County Fair, Sept. 19 - 22, Leonardtown
Calvert County Fair, Sept. 25 - 29, County fairgrounds, Prince Frederick
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