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Fabulous Fall Festivals

Fabulous Fall Festivals

Mountain Heritage Arts & Crafts Festival is from 10am-6pm Sat., Sept. 27 in Harpers Ferry. Enjoy crafts, bluegrass music, food, wine tasting, entertainment and more. Admission. 800-624-0577.

Middletown Heritage Days Festival is from 10am-6pm Sat., Sept. 27 Main Street in downtown Middletown. A parade will begin at 10am. Live entertainment, historic encampments, arts & crafts, and the Middletown Heritage Hunt. 301-371-6171.

Fall for All Festival is from 10am - 6pm weekends, 3-6pm weekdays at Summer's Farm, 5614 Butterfly Lane, Frederick, MD. Pick your own pumpkin from the pumpkin patch; enjoy mountain slides, pig races, hayrides, farm animals, slides, a 9-acre corn maze, and more. 301-620-9316.

Middletown Heritage Days Festival is from 10am to 6pm Sat., Sept. 27, Main Street, Middletown. 18th-century and Civil War living history encampments, heritage children's games and crafts, quilt display and raffle, pet contest, and crafts. Enjoy live entertainment and a parade down Main Street starting at 10am. 301-371-6171. www.middletownheritagefestival.com.

Fall Mountain Heritage Arts & Crafts Festival will be held from 10am to 6pm Fri., Sept. 26, and Sat., Sept. 27; 10am to 5pm Sun., Sept. 28, at Sam Michaels Park off Job Corps Road between Shepherdstown and Charles Town. Features about 200 craftspeople, live bluegrass music, food, wine tasting and face painting. Admission is $6 for adults, $3 for ages 6 to 17, and free for ages 5 and younger. 800-624-0577. www.jeffersoncounty.com/festival.

Smithsburg Steam Engine & Craft Show the weekend of Sept. 27 and 28 at the Smithsburg Volunteer Fire Co. fire hall grounds. 10am to 6pm Sat. and 10am to 5pm Sun. Parade of farm equipment, 5pm Sat. About 60 craft vendors and 70 flea market vendors. Large display of antique steam traction engines, gas tractors and gas engines. Saw mill, corn husking, shingle mill, grain threshing and straw baling. 301-824-1009. 443-277-4963.

Harvest Hoedown at Byron Memorial Park in Williamsport will be from 10am to 5pm Sat., Oct. 4. Activities include making scarecrows, painting pumpkins, horse-drawn wagon rides, children's games, silent auction and purple cow bingo. Some craftspeople, food vendors and gospel music. Bring a can of food for Williamsport Food Bank. 301-223-7136.

Star Community Barnyard Jamboree is from 9am to 8pm Sat., Oct. 4, and 10am to 4pm Sun., Oct. 5, at Star Community Inc. 13674 Greencastle Pike, north of Huyetts Crossroads. There will be 50 craft vendors, food vendors, and agricultural and transportation toy vendors. Equestrian riding, rock crushing, hammer mill and corn shelling demos and live entertainment as well as a Washington County Antique Tractor Club show. A fishing derby will be held from 9am to 2pm Sat. Haunted hayrides and haunted corn maze at 6:30pm Sat. 301-791-0011 x113. www.starcommunityinc.org.

Fall Festival at Hagerstown Farmers Market at 25 West Church Street in Hagerstown is from 5am-Noon Oct. 4, 11, 20, & 25. Enjoy crafts, food, handmade quilts, and more. 301-739-8577 x183. www.hagerstownmarket.org.

Harvest Hoedown at Fairgrounds Park on Canon Avenue in Hagerstown begins at 1pm on Sat. Oct. 11. Fun for the whole family with music, fall activities, and vendors. 301-739-8577 x183.

Fall Craft Show at the Valley Mall in Hagerstown will be Fri. & Sat. 10am-9:30pm; 11am-6pm Sun. on Oct. 10-12. There will be a great assortment of hand-made items in time for holiday decorating and gift giving. 301-582-0700. www.shopthevalleymall.com

Catoctin Colorfest will be 9am to 5pm Sat. Oct. 11 and Sun. the 12th in Thurmont. About 350 juried arts and crafts booths at Thurmont Community Park and Guardian Hose Co. Activities Grounds. Food vendors. Free admission. 301-271-4432. www.colorfest.org.

Harvest Market in the Square will begin at 8am on Thurs. Oct. 16 in Downtown Hagerstown. The last Market in the Square of the season! Vendors from Hagerstown City Farmers Market bring their produce, foods, and crafts outdoors to the Square. This is the close of the outdoor Market season; come visit us indoors throughout the fall and winter at Hagerstown City Farmers Market at 25 West Church Street. Raindate: Fri., Oct. 17. 301-739-8577 x183.

Myersville Trolley Festival is 10am to 5pm Sat., Oct. 18, and Sun., Oct. 19, off Canada Hill Road north of Myersville. Cold Hard Cash, a Johnny Cash tribute band, performs Sat. Arts and crafts vendors, model trains, sheep herding and children's activities. Auction and Bluegrass Solo Competition on Sun. 301-293-2888. www.myersvillelionsclub.org/trolley/index.htm.

A Fall Frolic will be held at The Women's Club, 31 S. Prospect St. in Hagerstown from 9am to 2pm on Sat. Oct. 25. Enjoy homemade apple dumplings, soups, pumpkins, apples, and more. 301-739-0870 weekedays 9am to 1pm.

Great Outdoors Festival at Whitetail Resort near Mercersburg, Pa., will be Sat. Oct. 25 and Sun. 26 from 10am to 5pm both days. Buy, sell or trade used skiing and golf equipment. Chairlift rides, climbing wall, crafts, bluegrass band, children's activities, golf tips and Penn State timber sports team demonstration. Admission is $6; $3, ages 6 to 12; free for ages 5 and younger. 717-328-9400 and press 0. www.skiwhitetail.com.

Downtown Music & Arts Festival is being held at 1pm in Downtown Hagerstown on Sat. Oct. 25. Enjoy music from Everclear, Sister Hazel, Carbon Leaf, Soja, Jimmies Chicken Shack, and The Fox Hunt. Plus over 60 arts & crafts vendors. www.downtownhagerstown.com.

Fall Family Days is being held at the Jonathan Hager House from 10am to 4pm on Sat. Nov. 15 and Sun. Nov. 16. Enjoy a weekend of Hager House tours, a scavenger hunt and Colonial craft making. Reduced family admission of $5. hagerhouse@hagerstownmd.org

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