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Embrace Harford County, Maryland this Fall

Updated: Aug 16, 2023



Harford County, located in the state of Maryland, is a region characterized by its scenic beauty, historic charm, and vibrant community. Nestled between the Chesapeake Bay and the rolling hills of northeastern Maryland, Harford County offers a unique blend of rural landscapes and suburban conveniences. The county is renowned for its rich history, with attractions such as the historic town of Havre de Grace, known for its maritime heritage and stunning views of the Susquehanna River. The Ma & Pa Trail provides an avenue for outdoor enthusiasts to explore picturesque trails, while Rocks State Park offers breathtaking vistas and opportunities for hiking and rock climbing. With a thriving local arts scene, diverse culinary options, and a strong sense of community, Harford County captures the essence of a balanced and fulfilling lifestyle. Here are some things to do this fall:


Arts Across Harford, a county wide celebration (September 15th-30th) highlights all aspects of the liberal arts- from the Harford Plein Air Gallery at the Bel Air Armory , to The Sound of Music at Harford Community College, to The 10th Annual Sprout Film and Arts Festival and so much more! Check out the entire lineup of events as we celebrate the Arts in Harford County. One of those events is The Maryland Italian Festival, the largest Italian festival in Maryland. October is National Italian American Heritage Month, so come enjoy live entertainment by Atlantic City Boys, Ray Massa’s Eurorhythms, The Sicilian Tenors, Luis & Joann and the Uptown Band and DJ Victor Tosti! There will be amazing cooking demonstrations on The La Cucina Galbani Cooking Stage, an exciting bocce tournament, a celebrity cheese stacking contest and so much more! In addition, the Havre de Grace Art Show has the finest juried artists and craftsmen and public art activities in historic Havre de Grace. There will be live entertainment provided by Alton Street, some delicious food from various vendors, and delightful kid activities such as face painting and art projects!



Calling all foodies. The 3rd Annual Susquehanna Wine and Seafood Festival is back for the third year in a row in Havre de Grace! This family-friendly event showcases the best of Maryland seafood restaurants and food trucks. Enjoy delicious eats from Jimmy’s Famous Seafood, Conrad’s Crabs, Mason’s Famous Lobster Rolls, Faidley’s Seafood, Flash Crabcake Co., Shell & Barrell, Sobeachy Haitian Cuisine, London Chippy, Cream Cruiser and more! Enjoy award winning crab cakes, lobster rolls, grilled oysters, and fish tacos as well as Maryland steamed crabs! Be sure to enjoy some libations, as the festival will feature 60+ wines, signature cocktails, and brews. Additionally, the Maryland State BBQ Bash, Downtown Bel Air’s biggest event is back for another year! For more than TEN YEARS, The Maryland BBQ Bash brings great food and great music to the community. Contestants and vendors come from around the nation- and so does the entertainment! Admission to this event is FREE and promises you a weekend full of delicious memories year after year. This year’s national entertainment is country music singer, Dalton Dover on Friday night and Country duo Neon Union on Saturday night! In the afternoon, enjoy local bands Mark Bray and the Steel Soul Cowboys on Friday evening. On Saturday afternoon, the stage kicks off at 3pm with Under the Covers and Nothin’ But Trouble.


While in Harford County, check out the Upper Chesapeake Bay Pride Festival, hosting its 5th annual Pride Festival in historic Havre de Grace, Maryland from 2-6pm! This year’s event will feature over 100 artists, vendors, and community agencies. Enjoy live entertainment, delicious food and a diverse group of exhibitors! The list of vendors and entertainers continues to grow, so keep checking the website for their continuous updates! Celebrate “spooky season” with The Vampire Circus! Enjoy a night of live entertainment that incorporates theater, dance, and gymnastics all while breaking the fourth wall with a “Mad Graveyard Clown.” This amazing show pushes the physical boundaries of human performance and leaves audiences amazed, astounded, and astonished. The Vampire Circus is a journey that takes audiences into an immersive experience, taking guests into a deep hypnotic state. Audiences are fully integrated into what is happening with every aspect of this performance.


Please visit our website, visitharford.com for more information.

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