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.
- 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.
- National Harbor, Md. in OXON HILL, MD.
Every winter, visitors enjoy a wonderland in ice at the Gaylord National Resort. International artist create a variety of stunning life like scenes from over two million pounds of ice. After strolling through this nine degree Fahrenheit exhibit, take a turn sliding down the two-story ice slide.
- Homewood Campus Baltimore, MD 21218 in Baltimore, MD.
Each spring, students from John Hopkins University puts on their spring fair. Guests enjoy an amazing selection of arts and crafts vendors, live music performances, and a beer garden. This fair is known for its variety of food and cuisine. There are rides and special entertainment for the kids.
- 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.