Autumn is scenic wonder around Maryland, Baltimore, and the Washington, D.C. area, where not only history abounds, but nature dresses up in all her old-fashioned fall finery.
Annapolis and Baltimore are, of course, great excuses for driving tours to see the sights at this time of year, but don't forget central Maryland and the countryside -- for almost 20 scenic byways that crisscross the state that show off Maryland's fall foliage at its best and most beautiful....
Enjoy the whole day, or the entire weekend, during Maryland fall festival season. Have fun!
Great family fun awaits at the annual
Fall Harvest Festival at Summer Farms.
September to October 2023 -- Fall Fun Festival Mt. Airy -- The Gaver Farm festival is open daily with more than 40 attractions for kids of all ages including corn mazes, farm animals, duck races, and lots, lots more.
Weekends September through October 2023 -- Maryland Renaissance Festival Crownsville -- Dress up in your best Renaissance finery and join the crowds at this popular falls festival with artisans and jugglers, jousting knights, dancers and musicians, great food and general merriment.
Weekends in October 2023 -- Fall Harvest Festival Frederick -- Come to Summers Farm for the annual autumn festival featuring a corn maze, pumpkin patch, wagon rides, live entertainment, and firework shows every Friday and Saturday night.
First weekend in October 2023 -- Taste of Bethesda, Bethesda -- It's all about the food at this Washington D.C. suburb funfest featuring local area restaurants, five stages worth of live entertainment, arts, crafts, balloons, face painting, and more fun family stuff.
Early October 2023 -- Darlington Apple Festival, Darlington --
It ain't just apples at this popular fall festival with an annual corn hole tournament, pony rides and hay rides, plus local food vendors and local artisan crafts.
Mid-October 2023 -- Autumn Glory Festival, Oakland --
Maryland's most famous autumn festival packs 'em in with five days of parades, live music, craft shows, a farmers market, fall foliage driving tours and more.
Maryland Scenic Railroad - Get information, schedule, rates & fares of
a restored early 20th century steam train, offering excursions through the mountains
of Western Maryland on a 32-mile round trip between Cumberland and Frostburg.
Also check out special fall foliage trips beginning in October.