September 23rd, 2019
Promenade residents…it’s almost that time of year! Get excited for pumpkin spice lattes, sweater weather, boots, and chilly nights! Maryland is certainly ready for this upcoming autumn season, so grab some friends and family and have some fun!
Free Fall Baltimore
Fall Baltimore” is an annual monthly series that promotes FREE events to all residents and locals! From October 1st until
November 10th, keep your eyes out for these fun occurrences. P.S., some events
may require advance registration!
Night at the National Aquarium
Saturday, September 28th and Friday, October 25th, from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00
p.m., enjoy free nightly tours of the greatest aquarium in all of the nation!
This tour is fun for all, from kids to adults.
Celebrating the Arts and Artists of
Progressive Art Studios
is a hub for creativity and the arts. If you are passionate about culture and
artwork, stop by on Friday, October 4th at 6:00 p.m. and October 12th at 11:00
a.m. Stroll through, admire some artful pieces and inspirational works, relax,
and support your community and local artists.
you scared? From October 5th until October 15th, 7:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m.,
get scared with your local community! Come out for a nice evening fright at
these haunted tours!
some friends and family to decorate some cute, or spooky, pumpkins on October
26th at 1:00 p.m.!
Maryland Renaissance Festival is happening on:
21st, 22nd, 28th, and the 29th
5th, 6th, 12th, 13th, 19th, and 20th.
excited for these upcoming weekends and purchase a ticket online!
Adults may be admitted for $27/person, but group bundles and subscription
passes are also available. Look forward to various booths in the Village with
local artists, craftsmen, and merchants that will be supplying one-of-a-kind
items! Maryland will turn into an entertaining medieval kingdom with knife/axe
throwing, ancient Celtic music, staged productions of the Shakespearean Romeo and Juliet, dancers, acrobatics,
jousting, trick riding, chariot riding duels, and magic shows. If you get
hangry, the Renaissance Fair will be serving a ton of yummy dishes, including warm apple dumplings,
croissant sundaes, fresh seafood, and turkey legs! Make sure that you bring
For the Hikers
residents, get some vitamin D and fresh air this fall season! Since there is a
bit of an autumn breeze and no more blistering heat, it is perfect to go
outside and see the browning and redding leaves and foliage. Check out some of
these local locations:
Catoctin Mountain Extended Loop Trail
Catoctin Mountain Extended Loop Trail is a moderate 8.6 mile trail near
Thurmont, Maryland. Besides the beautiful greenery, the trail features
Cunningham Falls, Hog Rock, Blue Ridge Summit, Thurmont Vista, Wolf Rock, and
Chimney Rock! There are steep inclines on this long trail, but the mesmerizing
views are absolutely worth the trek! Your furry friends may also tag along, but
must be kept on a leash.
Mountain also has an orchard! Stop by for some apple or pumpkin
picking, or even purchase locally-grown produce in their market!
Green Ridge State Forest
Ridge State Forest is perfect for strolling, hiking, or even camping! It is one
of the largest forests in Maryland and has stunning views of nature and
foliage. Most families and visitors rate this site as an “excellent must-see.”
Reserve a group site for seven people or more, or perhaps go fishing, boating,
or even have a bonfire!
don’t want to travel too far, then Lake Roland is right outside of the city!
These scenic trails with water views are perfect for hiking, strolling,
running, and biking. There are also two dog parks, a children’s playground, and
an area to launch canoes and kayaks on the lake!
Patapsco Valley State Park
Valley State Park is right along the Patapsco River, so get excited for some
dazzling waterfront views! This public recreation area is a whopping 32 miles,
so take advantage of the various beautiful views! As Maryland’s First State
Park, there are tons of activities to do: canoeing, camping, horseback riding,
mountain biking, picnicking, hiking, and fishing! Embrace your local history
and partake in “Baltimore’s Best Hike,” according to The Baltimore City Paper.
Fall Farm Things for Everyone
is coming to an end as the leaves begin to change. Instead of mourning beach
days and sunny weather, head out to some local farms and partake in these
fall-themed activities! Get excited for apple and pumpkin-picking, apple cider,
and wagon rides!
head outside and visit some of these local fields for foliage or mazes.
September and October, Baugher’s Orchard will be open every Saturday and Sunday
from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.! Look forward to apple-picking starting at 10:00
p.m. Bring your own bag and enjoy apples that are $1.49/pound. Wagons that will
take you to the fields are $2.00/person.
weekend in October, Baugher’s will be hosting their annual Pumpkin Pickin’! Get
excited for hayrides, pony rides, apple picking, the “pumpkin bounce,” face
painting, and a petting zoo!
made foods will include: fudge, ice cream, kettle corn, burgers, and various
sweet treats or baked goods.
visit Larriland farm to pick a pumpkin and turn it in your very own
jack-o’-lantern! Look forward to the 20 minute Saturday and Sunday hayrides
9:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m., pumpkin wagon-rides for groups, and the Straw Maze!
There is also a Boo Barn for children aged 4-6. Bring your appetite because
there will be food trucks, apple fritters, and apple cider every Saturday and
Sunday. Check out their autumn hours online!
Clear Meadows Farm & Sunflower Field
for a scenic background for that cute autumn Instagram photo? Sunshine Whispers
has the most beautiful sunflower field. Finally in bloom, stop by and buy a
pre-cut sunflower stem for only $1! Admission is only $5/car or $1/person.
Baked goods and yummy foods will also be available to purchase!
Maryland Corn Maze
get lost in one of the best corn mazes ever right here in Gambrills! MD Corn
Maze is open every Friday from 6:30 p.m. until 10:30 p.m., Saturdays from 10:00
a.m. until 7:00 p.m., Sundays from 11:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. MD Corn Maze’s
8-acre corn maze is Harry Potter-themed, so don’t be a muggle and stop by!
Besides the maze, other farmyard activities include: butter making, pumpkin
picking, hayride, pedal carts, sling shots, hay jumps, junior jumps, log cabin
building, corn hole, pony rides, face painting, and tight-rope walking. Don’t
miss out and conquer the MD Corn Maze with friends and family.
Weber’s Cider Mill Farm
by at Weber’s Cider Farm everyday through November 3rd from 9:00 a.m. until
7:00 p.m. Come enjoy some freshly grown produce, fresh pressed apple cider,
baked goods and pies, fudge, and ice cream from the Farm! The barn has also
been renovated into a lovely gift shop with unique gifts, baskets, soy candles,
home decor, children’s toys, and seasonal/holiday items! Purchase a ticket for
$7/person for access to the hayrides, slides, tractor rides, duck races,
petting zoo, and straw mazes!
Johnny Appleseed Festival will be on Saturday, September 21st and Sunday,
September 22nd, 11:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m.! Look forward to the Satyr Hill Band
and gem mining!
autumn is right around the corner, apples are ready to be picked! Get excited
for cozy nights with apple cider and various wines. Check out these local
vineyards and drinkeries if you’ve been a little parched!
you a wino? Stop by for a nice glass of wine while enjoying the beautiful
scenery, nature, and foliage. Browse through the extensive lists of blushes,
reds, and whites while surrounded with browning and reddening leaves.
upcoming events at the vineyards include:
Good Life Farmer’s Market is on
Thursday, September 19th from 3:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.! Admission is free, so
don’t miss out on live music with friends and family!
Crush ‘19 is on Saturday, September 21st from
noon until 5:00 p.m.! Admission is $15/person for 7 wine tastings and a wine
Distillery Lane Ciderworks
officially open for the fall 2019 season, so stop by on Saturdays and Sundays
from noon until 5:00 p.m.! Recommended as a “must-go-to” by Trip Advisor, DLC
never disappoints. Their Tasting Room admission fee $7/person for five ounce
pours and a souvenir glass. Their cider is definitely tasty with their
this week, Faulkner Branch Cidery & Distilling Co., LLC will be open every
Saturday and Sunday from noon until 4:00 p.m.! This family-owned business will
satisfy any and all apple cravings that you have, from hard cider, produce, and
preservatives! Call (410) 829-0334 for more details.
Willow Oaks Craft
Oaks is now open and ready for business every Saturday and Sunday from 11:00
a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Come sample and taste some cider, enjoy fresh produce, and
browse the locally grown flowers and plants. Relax on their deck with friends
and family after browsing their fine art, pottery, and jewelry.
hope all of our residents here at the Promenade have a happy fall exploring
everything a Maryland fall has to offer!