Fall Happenings 2022 _ Howard County, MD

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It's FALL ya'll!  A great time of the year to get out, have fun!  The weather is typically perfect.  A slight chill for jeans and a sweater.  One of my favorite time of the year as we also head into Halloween, I mean how fun is that!!

Here are some local Things to Do in or around Howard County, Maryland for you to check out these next few months.

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September & October - Pumpkin Patches & Hayrides
(visit their websites for more info on dates/time)

   - Sharp’s at Waterford Farm:  4003 Jennings Chapel Road, Brookeville, MD 20833 - Learn more here

   Clark's Elioak Farm: 10500 Clarksville Pike (State Route 108), Ellicott City, MD 21042 - Learn more here

   - Larriland Farm: 2415 Woodbine Road, Woodbine, MD 21797 - Learn more here


Maryland Renaissance Festival

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September & October  Maryland Renaissance Festival - Take a step back in time, enjoy some food, fun activities, vendors from the renaissance period.  Don't forget to dress per the time period and have more fun and experiences. Check website for dates and times:  Learn more here.



Oct. 1 - 2, Sandy State Park, AnnapolisAnnapolis Bluegrass Festival - Baygrass is a new kind of festival that blends the finest progressive bluegrass music with a gorgeous beachfront venue and a core mission to protect the treasured Chesapeake Bay. You'll enjoy 14 bands on two stages over two days, delicious local food/microbrews/wines, and fun activities for all ages.  Learn more here

Oct. 1 - 3, Historic Ellicott City: Wizarding Weekend - Come have a magical weekend.  If you are a witch, wizard or a muggle, hop on your broom and head to Historic Ellicott City for some fun.  Learn more here

Oct. 1 - Nov. 5 (weekends), Laurel:  Laurel’s House of Horror is Maryland’s scariest haunted house attraction, built inside of an abandoned movie theater. DC & Maryland’s Largest Indoor Haunted House, Escape Rooms and Ghost Tours - Learn more here

Oct. 1 - Oct. 31 (weekends), OlneyField of Screams - Haunted trails and more.  Learn more here

Oct. 2, Colorburst Park, Columbia:  The Zaching Running Festival - The Zaching Running Festival benefits the mission of the Zaching Against Cancer Foundation! Run a 10K, 5K or 1 Mile Walk and attend the best finish line party around featuring oysters, bloody Mary's, beer garden and the Dixon Ulmer Band!!  Learn more here

Oct. 8, Columbia:  Hops & Harvest Festival - Downtown Columbia’s annual craft beer festival.  Attendees enjoy unlimited tastings from great Maryland breweries, wineries and distilleries.  Learn more here.

Oct. 8, Baltimore:  World Oddities Expo - We are an oddities convention of apocalyptic proportions.  An all inclusive artisan and small business fueled mega convention where weird thrives. Learn more here

Oct. 8 - 9, Linganore Wines, Mt. Airy: Autumn Reggae Fest-  Celebrate the largest and longest-running Reggae Festival on the Mid-Atlantic Coast. Join us at Linganore Winecellars for the Autumn Reggae Wine & Music Festival. Enjoy a relaxing day of listening to live bands, sampling Linganore’s delicious wines, authentic island cuisine, and hand-crafted artisansLearn more here

Oct. 8 - 9, Thurmont: Catonctin Colorfest - Arts & Crafts show featuring 300 well known and respected artists from across the US. One of the largest outdoor craft shows on the East Coast is held as the area’s vibrant leaves are changing.  Learn more here

Oct. 9, Colorburst Park, ColumbiaBooks in Bloom - The Downtown Columbia Partnership and The Howard Hughes Corporation  proudly announces that Dr. Nikole Hannah-Jones will headline the Books in Bloom Festival back for its fifth year.

Oct. 15 - 16, Long Reach Village Center, ColumbiaLong Reach 50th Anniversary Festival - Come and celebrate 50 years with your friends and neighbors. FREE Outdoor Festival features Live Music, a Fine Arts & Crafts Show, great festival food and plenty of family-friendly programing.  The Long Reach Stage includes a fantastic lineup of international and local music performances. There is even a magic show and comedy show for the kids.   Learn more here

Oct 29, Patapsco State Park, The Raven - Go and listen to a reading of the famous poem by our local author, Edgar Allen Poe.  - Learn more here.

Oct. 23, Historic Savage Mill:  Blues and Brews Festival - There will be food, brews, and more!  Learn more here

Oct 29 - 30, Baltimore Zoo, Baltimore: Zoo Boo - There will be games, prizes, contests, live entertainment, and free trick-or-treating!  Learn more here

Oct 29 - 30, Fal Expo, Columbia Mall - Discover over 20 DMV small businesses filled with latest fashions, trendy jewelry, treats, health, beauty and so much more. Enjoy great prizes and much more.  Learn more here

Oct 29, Patapsco State Park, Campfire Stories - Ready for fun scary stories?  Check out the campfire stories at the park.  Learn more here.


Now Till Nov. 6, Upper Marlboro, Montpelier Farms Fall Festival - If you are interested in a festival that specializes in farm activities, this may be the one for you. Corn mazes, Hay rides, Pumpkin bowling. Roping range, Scavenger hunts, Barnyard basketball, Bonfires.  Learn more here.

Nov. 4, West Friendship, Howard County Crafts Spectacular 2022 - Howard County Crafts Spectacular is a fantastic craft show now featuring over 325 artists and crafters.  Learn more here


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