Although there are a few days left in this year's summer season, the weather in Anne Arundel County begins to feel more like fall every day. The days are getting shorter, the nights are getting chilly, and the wind has already started to wisp the summer leaves off of their branches. As our A&G residents prepare to trade in their summer shorts for cozy sweaters, we've gathered the best fall festivals to satisfy your autumn fix! From apple picking, beerfest, to hayrides and more, these festive fall events are worth a visit.
Maryland Renaissance Festival - Every Saturday and Sunday Until October 21st, Crownsville, MD
Head to Crownsville, MD for an out of this century experience at the Maryland Renaissance Festival! Now in its 42nd season, this fun festival is like stepping back in time. King Henry VIII and Queen Katherine of Aragon welcome you to the village of Revel Grove for a full day of feasting, fun, and frivolity. Feast on giant turkey legs, learn the tricks of juggling from the court jester, or shop for one-of-a-kind, handmade craft items! There's fun for the entire family at the Maryland Renaissance Festival.
Twist and Stout-September 29th, Annapolis, MD
Wine connoisseurs will love to spend a brisk autumn day pursuing the beautiful grounds of Quiet Waters Park at the Twist and Stout Festival. Hosted by the county's recreation department and the Maryland Wineries Association, this inaugural event includes unlimited tastings from some of the finest wineries and craft breweries in the state. Festival guests can expect live music from some of the region's best bands, food trucks from around the state, and artisan vendors.
Annapolis Harvest Brew Festival- October 14, Annapolis, MD
The Chesapeake Brewing Company is hosting their Annual Annapolis Harvest Brew Fest in the state capital. Enjoy some of the best harvest brews from some of Maryland's best breweries. Beer lovers will love the unlimited beer samples, food, oysters and music! Spend your Sunday afternoon walking the paved brick sidewalks of Annapolis at this fun fall festival.
Wine on the Water- October 21st-22nd, Pasadena, MD
Make your way to Pasadena for Wine on the Water at Kurtz's Beach. Guests can spend the day taking in the beautiful views of the Chesapeake Bay shoreline while enjoying this high-end festival that features a variety of vendors, musicians, and attractions. Our staff can speak of the jaw-dropping coastal views at Kurtz's beach as we celebrated 50 Years of A&G at our Annual Crab Feast last month. A&G employees invited their family and friends to revel in a day by the water and enjoy delicious blue crabs. Festival-goers can enjoy unlimited sampling from dozens of wineries, a souvenir wine glass, free parking, live entertainment, a variety of crafters & artisans, and a great lineup of fun activities.
Homestead Gardens' 35th Annual Fall Festival -Every Saturday & Sunday September 22nd- October 28th, Davidsonville, MD
Celebrate fall at Homestead Gardens' 35th Annual Fall Festival! From the Homestead store and the barnyard to the corn maze and pumpkin patch, this festival is your autumn dream. Children will love the variety of farm animals in the barn, and the entire family can stroll through the property on the perfect fall hayride. Other activities include the Pumpkin Express,Corn Cannon, a moon bounce, pony rides, and a slew of carnival games. Don't miss the colors of fall at this family-friendly fall festival.