Events

Autumn Glory Festival

The annual Autumn Glory Festival is a five-day celebration of autumn that showcases the beauty of the local fall foliage. The Festival includes two large parades, concerts, band competitions, art exhibits, antique & craft shows and hosts over 50,000 attendees! Garrett County’s annual Autumn Glory Festival landed in the international spotlight when MSN.com’s popular travel website listed it tops among fall festivals in the world and in 2018, Travel & Leisure listed the Autumn Glory Festival and Oakland as America’s Best Town for Fall Colors. This is a must see event!

 

DRINKMARYLAND: A Maryland Makers Festival

Festival lovers, locavores and supporters of buying local converge in historic downtown Centreville for DrinkMaryland: A Maryland Makers Festival. The annual event, hosted by the Maryland Wineries Association and the Town of Centreville, takes place the Saturday before Father’s Day. The festival features artisan crafts, a restaurant Best Crab Cake contest, live music, craft beverages, food and more!

 

Maryland State BBQ Bash

For over 15 years, the Maryland State BBQ Bash has been Bel Air’s most anticipated event. The Maryland State BBQ Bash is a two-day barbecue themed street festival featuring the Maryland State Championship, with more than 50 competition teams from the Mid-Atlantic area and beyond competing for over $12,000 in cash and prizes and the chance to compete in the annual Jack Daniel’s World Championship Invitational Barbecue in Lynchburg, TN and The American Royal in Kansas City, MO.

 

National Folk Festival

Hosted by the National Council for Traditional Arts and the City of Salisbury, the National Folk Festival began its three-year residency in downtown Salisbury in 2018. Attracting legendary masters, as well as the next generation of dynamic young artists, celebrate the musical soul and cultural roots of America in downtown Salisbury! This free, three-day event features over 350 of the nation’s and Maryland’s finest traditional musicians, dancers, craftspeople and other keepers of culture in performances, workshops, and demonstrations.