Even though temperatures are still reaching the 90’s, the beginning of September always gets us excited for the coming fall season. What better way to celebrate harvest time than to take the entire family to a fall festival?
These six kid-approved fall festivals are sure to be a weekend hit with your family. Mark your calendars now, so you won’t miss out on all the fun!
1. The Anne Arundel County Fair is a sixty-year tradition, featuring carnival rides and games, animal exhibits, pony rides, monster trucks, garden tractor pulls, pig races, pie eating contests, a talent show, live music and much more. It will be held at the Anne Arundel County Fairgrounds September 10-14. Read more about the fair here.
2. The Annual Fall Festival is an old-fashioned street festival with local merchants and vendors offering crafts, art, antiques, food and children’s activities along Maryland Avenue and State Circle in historic Annapolis. The festival will take place from 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. on September 21st, and this free event will feature live music by The Rob Levit Trio, Winship, the Aine O’Doherty Group and The Bridgette Michaels Band.
3. You and your family can be German for a day at the Oktoberfest in West Annapolis on September 21st from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Annapolis Street from Taylor Ave. to Melvin St. The festivities will include authentic German food, music, dancing, vendor booths, beer, and a special kids’ zone.
4. Each year, a piece of Anne Arundel County is transformed into a 16th century English village with the Maryland Renaissance Festival. This year’s festival takes place through October 19th and features crafts, food, live performances on eight stages, a jousting arena and games. With so many things to do, the Renaissance Festival is a family-friendly and unique way to spend a weekend. Learn more about the festival here.
5. Hancock’s Resolution, a historic house and farm in Pasadena, will hold its Fall Festival and Craft Day on October 5th from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Attendees will enjoy live music and a farm dinner based on historic recipes, as well as original crafts like scarecrow building, weaving and basket making.
6. Kinder Farm Park will hold its Fall Harvest Festival in Millersville on October 11th from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. and will feature tons of kid-friendly activities like games, pumpkin painting, ponies, scarecrow making, and much more.
Image courtesy of MacFarlane Park PTA