Autumn is a beautiful and exciting time of year in most northeastern states, and Maryland is no exception. Baltimore County, especially, has plenty of great sights and activities worth visiting during the fall season. Here are some of the highlights.
Take advantage of the last days of comfortable weather before the harsh winter arrives. Enjoy fall drives that promise perfect foliage and all of the pretty little pit stops you can handle. From the zoo to area state parks, these are the best places to see fall leaves in Baltimore.
October is a great month for beer drinkers as many breweries are unveiling their fall season beer lists. There are so many restaurants and brewpubs in the Baltimore area that can wet your whistle with a seasonal brew, but finding the best is key. No matter your preference, be it pumpkin ale, cider or an Oktoberfest brew, you are sure to find something to your liking right here in the Baltimore area.
Oktoberfest is a 16-day festival originating in Germany that runs from late September to the first weekend is October … typically. Charm City prefers to take its time when it comes to celebrations involving a top-notch brew, and chooses to feature its largest Oktoberfest celebration Oct. 13. Other fine Baltimore establishments feature festive German beers throughout the month and participate in Baltimore Beer Week, in which patrons may sample authentic brews from all over the globe, win prizes and fill up on some schnitzel.
If you thought summer was a blast, prepare to be blown away by all the fun coming to Baltimore this fall season. Concerts, book signings, jousting and art markets await you at these awesome area festivals. Don’t miss out on the city’s best celebrations of all things autumn.
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Mention the word “Oktoberfest” to Americans, and they may picture many things: the raucous festivals in Germany in late September and early October, German-themed ethnic festivals in America with lederhosen and “oom-pah bands” playing polkas, or even just harvest festivals in areas settled by Germanic immigrants. But one thing usually is common to all of these: beer, and lots of it.
In central Maryland, Oktoberfest has become synonymous with the annual beer festival, now in its tenth year, held at the Maryland State Fairgrounds in Timonium, this year on October 8th.