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.
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.
- Montgomery County Fairgrounds 16 Chestnut Street Gaithersburg, MD 20877 in GAITHERSBURG, MD.
Each spring and fall, the Sugarloaf Crafts Festival in Gaithersburg features the work of over 250 artists. After viewing the artists' exquisite work, guest can enjoy a variety of live music. There will be plenty of food from gourmet to local favorites.
Each holiday season, Timonium hosts the Festival of Trees. Since 1990, guests have flocked to the Maryland State Fairgrounds to see an assortment of gorgeous decorated trees and gingerbread houses. After viewing the trees and wreathes decorated by local artist, enjoy a variety of craft vendors and live entertainment before visiting Santa.