From busting out those cable-knit sweaters to purchasing all things pumpkin, the fall season offers up plenty of things to do to forget that those summer nights are long gone. Need some ideas for fun activities this fall? We’ve got you covered! Check out this list of things to do in Baltimore this fall:
1. Free Fall Baltimore – Starting off with over 300 events offered by Free Fall Baltimore and the Baltimore Office of Promotions and The Arts, the team has free events for the whole family from workshops to theater shows and festivals. Find out everything you need to know from times and locations to types of events offered and more here.
2. Sugarloaf Crafts Festival in Timonium. From October 10-12, from 10am-6pm each day, check out craft demonstrations, live music, children’s entertainment, food and more at the Maryland State Fairgrounds in Timonium. Tickets are $8-$10, children under 12 are free. For more check out sugarloafcrafts.com
3. The Great Pumpkin Patch, Mt. Airy. Oct. 11-12, check out the moon bounces, face painting, a petting zoo, pony rides, pumpkin decorating, and more. Tickets are $5, Children under 2 free. Old National Pike District Park, Mt. Airy. More info here.
4. Maryland Pumpkin Festival On October 11-12, from 10am – 5pm, celebrate all things pumpkin with pie eating contests, seed spitting contests, pumpkin hunts, egg hunts, face painting, live music and more. Summers Farm in Frederick County. More info here.
5. PumpkinFest at Irvine Nature Center. Oct. 11. 11am-4pm, and Oct. 12, from noon-4pm. Includes hayrides, alpacas, jugglers, face painting and more! $15, free for kids under 2. Irvine Nature Center, Owings Mills. explorenature.org
6. The Maryland Zoo has many fall events coming up. First is OktoBEARfest on Oct. 18 from noon-4pm. Seasonal beers, live music, and Oktoberfest-style food and fare, and all day admission to zoo. There is also the ZooBOOO! the weekend of October 24-26, followed by the 8K Zoo Zoom Run on November 23. More info for events can be found here: marylandzoo.org
7. Boo at the Zoo, Washington, D.C. Oct. 24-26, 2014. Boo at the Zoo is Washington DC’s favorite Halloween treat. With more than 40 not-so-spooky treat stations, animal demonstrations, keeper chats, and decorated trails, this event is frightfully fun for the whole family. More info here: nationalzoo.si.edu
8. Baugher’s Orchard Plan a fun day to Pick Your Own Fresh Fruit from the orchards, take home a pie from the market, get on a hayride or find a huge pumpkin in their fields. 1015 Baugher Rd, Westminster. baughers.com
9. Weber’s Farm There’s a market, a chance to pick-your-own fruits and vegetables, plenty of pumpkins and some barnyard fun to be found at this farm. More information here.
10. Falloween Family Festival Are you looking for a family-friendly, not-so-scary event to kick off the fall season? Put on your favorite costume and join us for our annual Falloween Family Festival and enjoy these fun activities at Port Discovery Children’s Museum.
12. Farmers Markets A great way to bring some fall into your home is to visit a farmers market. Other than the two mentioned just before (Baugher’s and Webers) there are plenty of local markets and other fall festivals to visit. Find more in the Baltimore area right here.
13. Make Your Own Pumpkin Pie Mmmm nothing like fresh pumpkin pie, but what if you made it yourself! Check out this recipe and the ingredients to make your own special pie.
14. Watch a Ravens Game Fall means football! Check out the upcoming schedule for the Baltimore Ravens and make a plan to tailgate, go to the game or watch it from home.
15. Fall Gardening From beets to broccoli and corn to cabbage, here are some suggestions for plants and crops you can get into your garden this fall.
16. Visit a Winery Take a tour, drink some wine and find some tastings. More information can be found here.
17. Find Some Fall Foliage Take a drive or a hike to see some of the best foliage and fall colors that Maryland and the surrounding areas have to offer. Maryland was named among the best in the US to see the fall colors. You can find even more locations here.
18. Pub Crawls From Halloween themed to ghostly tours, you can find some Baltimore pub crawls fit for the fall season right here.
19. Think Pink October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and whether you love to shop, attend events, walk or run, there are tons of different ways to support the cause. From Race for the Cure and other marathons to night events and more, you can find plenty of info here.
20. Go Camping Camping in Maryland is unique – like no other experience you’ll ever enjoy. Get outdoors and enjoy the fall weather before it’s gone. More information about camping in Maryland can be found here.
21. Hallowmarine! The Aquarium is hosting its annual Hallowmarine celebration. Join us Saturday, October 25, and Sunday, October 26, from 10 am to 3 pm. Enjoy Halloween-themed crafts, creepy-crawly animal encounters, a costume parade, and more! More info here.
20. Scary Good Fun Find the scariest and spookiest haunted hayrides and crazy corn mazes in Maryland. Check out this website for more information.
23. Pre-Walking Dead Party On Friday, October 10, enjoy the Pre-Walking Dead party specials at Power Plant Live! Zombies get FREE entry, drink specials 9-11PM. Best Costume wins the TV show’s seasons on DVD.
24. Pumpkin Carv-o-rama! On October 23, help decorate the Arbooretum, or participate in the carved pumpkin contest! They’ll provide the pumpkin, carving supplies, stencils snacks, beer, and wine. Find more info for the event here.
25. Ar-BOO-retum! Returning for its second year, ArBOOretum is a fun Halloween event for families! Take a ride on a horse draw carriage, make Halloween crafts, travel along a trick or treat trail, or participate in a costume parade. Find more info here.
24. Haunted Carnival Halloween Friday, October 31, at 8pm. Baltimore Biggest Halloween Event! Hosted by DJ Jon Boesche of Mix 106.5 and featuring a red carpet entrance to make sure you document your awesome costume. More info here!
25. Baltimore Beer Week It’s the 6th Annual Baltimore Beer Week: October 10 – 19, 2014 and there are plenty of events surrounding the delicious craft beers in Baltimore.
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27. Ocean City’s Halloween Spook-Out Party Get your Halloween costume ready and head to Northside Park gym for carnival games, arts & crafts, hayrides, snacks and much more! Costume contests scheduled throughout the event. Find more info here.
28. Six Flags American: FrightFest Fearful frights, spine-chilling adventures and monstertainment can all be found at Six Flag’s annual Halloween event. Find more information, tickets and times here.
29. Baltimore Ghost Tours Under the cover of night to explore the many haunted pubs, shops and residences. – See more here.
30. Glow-In-The-Dark Hula Hoop Making & Lantern Parade October 18, noon-2:00 p.m. and October 25, 3:00 – 5:30 p.m. Get ready for Creative Alliance’s Great Halloween Lantern Parade with renowned hoop and circus performer Spinnabel Lee! Learn how to make the perfect hula hoop for your body type, and decorate it with glowing tape and other treasures.
31. Spooky Science Celebrate the chills and thrills of Halloween at the third annual Spooky Science, where creepy chemistry and mysterious science combine to provide a hauntingly good time. See more here.
Have a frightfully fun October!