Despite Maryland's small size, the state is one of the most densely populated in the United States. Visitors to Maryland can sample a wide variety of climates and topography, from the coastal regions of the Chesapeake Bay to the rolling mountains of the Appalachians. The major urban areas of the state give visitors a chance to experience Maryland's history and culture through museums, theater productions, art festivals and much more.
- Howard County Fairgrounds 2210 Fairground Road West Friendship, MD 21794 in West Friendship, MD
[For COVID-related security reasons, the 2021 edition will be an online virtual festival]: Each May, thousands of people flock to the Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival where they learn about sheep and wool production. This exciting festival features live animals, music, and plenty of activities for the entire family. After shopping for crafts and supplies, be sure to check out the sheepdog demonstration.
- Auburn and Norfolk Avenues in the Woodmont Triangle area of Downtown Bethesda Bethesda, MD 20814 in Bethesda, MD
Each spring, Bethesda hosts the Bethesda Fine Arts Festival where over a 100 of the best artists display their work. Guests can enjoy many live performances and enjoy cuisine prepared by local restaurants during this two-day event. There is a children's area set up for the younger members of the family.
- Sandy Point State Park Annapolis, MD 21403 in Annapolis, MD
Every May, Annapolis hosts the Chesapeake Bay Blues Festival that features some great names in blues music and part of the proceeds going to charity. In addition to the great live music, there is a playground and beach for the kids. So that no one goes hungry, guests have their choice from various food vendors.
- Allegany County Fairgrounds Cumberland, MD 21501 in Cumberland, MD
At the end of May, visitors take time to visit the Cumberland DelFast with a variety of live music concerts and food for the health conscious. In addition to traditional festival food, guests will find plenty of vendors selling a variety of homemade crafts from clothing to musical instruments.
- Anne Arundel County Fairgrounds 1450 Generals Hwy. Crownsville, MD 21032 in Crownsville, MD
Every September, Crownsville hosts the Anne Arundel County Fair so that guests can step back in time to visit the county's agricultural past. Enjoy homemade baked goods and a variety of demonstrations. This has all the traditional fair activities and foods with a unique touch of this county's history.
For more than 35 years, guests have come to Crownsville to enjoy the Maryland Renaissance Festival at the end of summer and early fall. Here, they get the chance to step back in time when knights and ladies ruled the land. There are live performances, costumes, and jousting. After checking out the entertainment be sure to try some of the amazing food choices.