31 Fun Things to Do in Maryland This Fall (2022)

Posted on Monday, August 1, 2022

I love travelling but I try my best to stay home during the autumn season. Maryland is filled with wonderful autumn- and Halloween-themed activities and I love being able to celebrate the season.

I’ve compiled a list of activities to do in Maryland based on my experiences and research. Please see their websites for pricing and confirming opening dates. I hope this list gives you inspiration for amazing places to check out in Maryland this fall!

Places marked with a star ★ have my personal recommendation. All other places, I’ve never personally been to but have put them on my “to-visit” list.

Maryland Pumpkin Patches

Maryland Pumpkin Patches Maryland Pumpkin Patches

Baugher’s Orchards and Farm (Winchester) – Farm with a u-pick patch and petting zoo. Be sure to go to the Baugher Rd address for u-pick as the other one leads to their restaurant.

Emily’s Produce (Cambridge) – A family-owned farm with bountiful u-pick patches, and a store with lots of local produce and products.

Gaver Farm (Mount Airy) – Farm known for its pumpkin patches and fall festival that runs all season.

Greenstreet Gardens (Lothian) – Garden store with a selection of pumpkins. See their events page for autumn and Halloween-themed events. Pet friendly!

Homestead Gardens (Davidsonville, Severna Park) – Large garden store that also sells pumpkins in autumn. See their events page for autumn and Halloween-themed events. Pet friendly!

Jumbo’s Pumpkin Match (Middletown)

Milburn Orchards (Elkton)

Queen Anne Farm (Mitchellville) – A small farm with fresh produce and a fun pumpkin patch.

Serenity Farm (Benedict)

Summers Farm (Middletown)

Weber’s Cider Mill Farm (Parkville) – A large farm offering a huge pumpkin patch and selection of other products.

Maryland Festivals

International Poe Festival Maryland Renaissance Festival
The International Poe Festival & Renaissance Festival

Baltimore Craft Beer Festival (November 5 in Baltimore)

Das Best Oktoberfest (September 17 in Baltimore)

Fell’s Point Fun Festival (September 30 – October 2 in Baltimore) – Fell’s Point is one of Baltimore’s liveliest areas, and the Fun Festival exemplifies it with several days of live performances.

The Great Halloween Lantern Parade (October 22 in Baltimore) – See beautiful lanterns illuminate Baltimore’s Patterson Park with this Halloween season parade.

Hampdenfest (September 10 in Baltimore) – Experience Baltimore’s hipster neighbourhood in this yearly event featuring food, local vendors, and live music.

The International Edgar Allan Poe Festival (October 8-9 in Baltimore) – Enjoy Poe-themed art, Poe-themed performances, and even Poe-themed beer in this free weekend festival outside the house Poe lived in himself.

Madonnari Arts Festival (September 9-11 in Baltimore) – See street art (amongst other types) in this yearly festival taking place in Baltimore’s Little Italy.

Maryland Irish Festival (November 11-13 in Lutherville-Timonium)

Maryland Renaissance Festival (Crownsville) – Open August to October and considered one of the best in the country, the MD Renn Fest is an experience one should have at least once in his lifetime.

Maryland Wine Festival (September 17-18 in Westminster)

National Folk Festival (August 26-28 in Salisbury) – The folk festival doesn’t technically take place in autumn but I felt it too unique to pass up for this list. Experience cultures from around the world in this unique festival on Maryland’s eastern shore.

Pigtown Festival (October 8 in Baltimore) – Celebrate Baltimore’s Pigtown area with food, vendors, and pig races (don’t worry – the pigs come from a local sanctuary!)

Twist & Stout Festival (TBA in Annapolis) – Visit one of Maryland’s best parks and attend a festival dedicated to wine and beer.

World Oddities Expo (October 8 in Baltimore) – Visit Baltimore’s yearly expo of offbeat and even strange vendors.

Good Maryland Haunts

Good Maryland Haunts Good Maryland Haunts
Bennett’s Curse

Baltimore Ghost Tours (Baltimore) – Uncover the city’s grim secrets on a ghost tour. Available in Fells Point and Mount Vernon.

Bennett’s Curse Haunted House – A large and locally renowned haunted house. Expect to spend 20-30 minutes in the maze once you get in. Tickets sell out.

Frederick Ghost Tours (Frederick) – Did you know Frederick is said to be Maryland’s most haunted city? Take a ghost tour to find out what spooky story the city is hiding.

Horror Films in the Woods (TBA in Accokeek) – Have a spooky time and support natural conservation in the process.

The Nevermore Haunt (Baltimore) – Explore one of Baltimore’s most extensive haunted houses (if you’re brave enough!).

Six Flags Fright Fest (Bowie) – Enjoy rides and roller coasters with an added element of Fright at Six Flags America.

Which places on this list are among your favourites? Are there any you’d like to add?

Have a happy autumn season, everyone!

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