Fairs and Festivals Headline Southern Maryland’s Weekend, Sept. 15-17, 2017

Kimberly Bean
Kimberly Bean
Published on September 11, 2017

There’s so much to taste and see in Southern Maryland this weekend. Check out these three events happening in the region this weekend, Sept. 15-17, 2017.

The Charles County Fair Opens Thursday!

The lights! The rides! The decadent food!

It’s county fair season!

The first Southern Maryland county fair of the fall opens this Thursday, Sept. 14, at the Charles County Fairgrounds in La Plata. The Charles County Fair will take place Thursday, Sept. 14, through Sunday, Sept. 17. The fair will be open Thursday from 5 to 10 p.m.; 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Friday and Saturday; and 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Sunday.

Admission is $5 for fairgoers age 11 and older and free for age 10 and younger. A four-day pass is $12. Schoolchildren are admitted free on Friday, Sept. 15, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

For more information, visit http://www.charlescountyfair.com/ and https://www.facebook.com/CharlesCountyFair/.

(Image via Charles County Fair on Facebook.)

Art Takes Center Stage at Annmarie Garden’s Annual Artsfest

Join Annmarie Sculpture Garden and Arts Center for its annual celebration of the arts!

The Artsfest ’17 Fine Arts Festival will take place Friday and Saturday, Sept. 16-17, at the sculpture garden at 13480 Dowell Road in Dowell. The event is 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days, rain or shine.

You’ll find more than 165 artists booths, entertainment from 30 performers on two stages, and lots of activities for kids. Plus, enjoy great food, wine, and beer!

Be on the lookout for street performers, including stilt walkers, mimes, living statues, balloon artists, bubble artists, and strolling artists throughout the festival. It’s sure to be an incredible weekend of great shopping and artful activities at the beautiful Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center.

Admission is $6. Kids age 11 and younger and members are free. Download a coupon for $1 off admission at http://www.annmariegarden.org/annmarie2/content/artsfest-2015.

For more information, visit www.annmariegarden.org, email [email protected], or call 410-326-4640.

(Image via Annmarie Sculpture Garden and Arts Center on Facebook.)

Get a Taste of St. Mary’s County This Weekend

Discover a new restaurant or visit your favorite eatery during the 11th Annual Taste of St. Mary’s in Leonardtown!

The event will take place Saturday, Sept. 16, from 1 to 5:30 p.m. on the Leonardtown Square. This family friendly event is a celebration of St. Mary’s County cuisine! Sample menu items from some of the county’s finest restaurants and caterers and enjoy live music.

Admission and parking is free, and a fee is charged for samples. For more information, call 301-737-3001.

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