2011 Maryland Calendar of Events now available
Annual publication includes 750 events,
Farmers' Markets, Civil War commemorations
BALTIMORE (Dec. 16, 2010) – There are jousting tournaments and a "Peep Show" of intricate marshmallow creations, chilling ghost tours and the Heirloom Tomato Festival. The magazine-style Maryland Calendar of Events highlights all of these events, along with 750 other fairs, festivals and a comprehensive list of farmer's markets scheduled throughout the state in 2011.
"Whether you're 8 years old or 80, visiting the mountains of Western Maryland or waterfront towns on the Eastern Shore or anywhere in between, there is something for everyone in the 2011 Calendar of Events ," said Governor Martin O'Malley. "Maryland's unique place in history shines through in these events, with battle reenactments, Celtic festivals, African-American heritage tours and many more. Visitors and locals alike will have a variety of options when planning their next outing in Maryland."
"This calendar is essential for anyone who wants to know what's going on in Maryland. And if you're a history buff, we've even highlighted Civil War events in blue to easily identify sesquicentennial commemoration events," says Margot Amelia, executive director of the Maryland Office of Tourism. "Visitors are also encouraged to browse www.visitmaryland.org as we update our calendar listings online in case of last-minute changes to an event."
To get a free copy of the calendar, call 800-719-5900, or go online at visitmaryland.org and click 'Order Your Maryland Vacation Travel Kit Today.' The calendar is also available at Maryland welcome centers and local tourism offices.
For additional information about happenings in Maryland, subscribe to other publications produced by the Office of Tourism, including Destination Maryland , the state's official guide to travel and the monthly e-newsletter, This Month in Maryland .