Maryland December 02, 2016
10 Festivals In Maryland That Food Lovers Should Not Miss
While most festivals are bound to be a good time, there’s something extra special about a festival filled with ample amounts of food. These 10 food festivals in Maryland don’t disappoint, and will have your mouth watering.
1. Maryland Seafood Festival (Annapolis)
Seafood EVERYWHERE. 'Nuff said.
September 9 & 10, 2017
2. Maryland Renaissance Festival (Crownsville)
Sure, Renn Fest offers so much more than just food, but it's definitely a bonus. The turkey legs are beloved by many.
August 26 through October, 2017 Website
3. Maryland Crab & Beer Festival (Baltimore & National Harbor)
A day surrounded by steamed crabs and beer? YES please! This summer event is held at two locations, each equally fun and delicious.
Baltimore: June 24, 2017
National Harbor: August 19, 2017
4. Beer Bacon Music Festival (Frederick)
While a 2017 date has not yet been announced, this meaty festival usually occurs around May. Stay tuned by visiting their website
5. Somerset Strawberry Festival (Marion Station)
This juicy festival is held each May, offering a plethora of tasty strawberry dishes. No date for 2017 has been announced yet, but
follow the website
for more information.
6. Interstate BBQ Festival (Hagerstown)
Does your mouth water at the thought of BBQ? Then you're going to go crazy for this savory event. It also has a large kid zone, making it fun for the whole family.
April 14 & 15, 2017 Website
7. Das Best Oktoberfest (Baltimore & National Harbor)
This is another event hosted at both Baltimore and at the National Harbor. Enjoy German dancing, beer, and especially food. Sauerkraut and sausage, anyone?
Baltimore: October 14, 2017
National Harbor: September 23, 2017
8. National Hard Crab Derby (Crisfield)
This annual tradition is held in Crisfield, known as
the crab capital of the world.
Watch crab races, picking contests, and of course, eat lots and lots of crab dishes.
This event is usually held during Labor Day Weekend.
Visit the Facebook page
for more details.
9. U.S. Oyster Festival (Leonardtown)
You haven't experienced intensity until you've witnessed an oyster shucking contest. This festival is fun on the half shell.
October 21 & 22, 2017 Website
10. Beer, Bourbon, & BBQ Festival (Timonium & National Harbor)
This event will have your belly filled to the brim with hearty BBQ and sinfully good bourbon.
Timonium: March 31 & April 1, 2017
National Harbor: June 16 & 17, 2017
Okay, now I’m drooling. Have you been to any of these annual food festivals in the Old Line State? While you’re at it, be sure to also check out our
iconic Maryland foods road trip!