Autumn in the City
By Julie Sumper
No matter the season, there are always plenty of reasons to love Baltimore. Even so, once things begin to cool off and crisp, brightly colored leaves start to shed all over the streets, the city becomes prettier and more exciting than ever.
During the fall season Baltimore booms with festivals and fairs such as the Maryland State Fair, the Chocolate Festival, the Fells Point Fun Festival and of course, the Baltimore Book Festival.
Oktoberfest is another huge fall event that takes place inside and surrounding the city throughout the month of October. The Maryland Brewer’s Oktoberfest in Timonium is the biggest local celebration of the German tradition. It includes plenty of beer, music, contests, food, dancing and more.
Apple picking is an activity that everyone associates with the fall season. At Larriland Farm in Howard County, one can spend the day picking apples, pumpkins, squash, spinach and more.
Of course, what would fall in Baltimore be without some historical Halloween activities? At the Edgar Allan Poe House and Museum, history and Halloween mix together with a special play to illuminate the spooky spirit of Halloween.
While each of these events is great in itself, what makes them even better are the people behind them. Many different brains, hands and hearts go into making Baltimore’s autumn experience. The following site explores not only the events, but also the people who make Baltimore what it is during the fall.