From hayrides to Kindness Carnival, glowing gardens to Halloween pajama brunch — it’s officially “fall” in Charm City! Grab your favorite cuppa and your planner. Here are our 55 favorite things to do with kids in Baltimore this October!

55 Things to Do with Kids in Baltimore this October

Fall Hayrides!
Fridays and Saturdays through October 27 | Times Vary | Prigel Family Creamery

Head to Prigel Family Creamery for hayrides & campfires! The Farm Kitchen food truck and Pop Pizza Company will keep you fed, the Campfire will keep you cozy and sweet treats will be the cherry on top of a perfect fall night! Every night at the creamery is BYOB! There will be assorted sodas, Limeade, waters and coffee available for purchase in retail and at the food truck. MORE

Pumpkinfest 2018
Saturdays and Sundays through October 28 | Times Vary | Falling Branch Brewery

PumpkinFest is back! Enjoy live music, hayrides, corn maze, pumpkin patch, farm animals, and a game area. Food, ice cream, and pumpkin beer are available for purchase. Ravens games will be played in the taproom/beer garden on days when games are scheduled. Taproom/Beer Garden is open regular hours. This event is rain or shine. Free to attend. MORE

Fall Harvest Days
Select Dates through November 4 | Times Vary | Weber’s Cider Mill Farm

Visit Weber’s Cider Mill Farm for terrific family Fall activities. Admission includes 1-hayride, and all day admission to the barnyard activity area with the straw maze, mini-straw maze, Tire Mountain, Hillside Slide, Duck Races, and more. Food available includes apple cider donuts, freshly pressed cider, cider slush, caramel apples, ice cream, kettle corn, and delicious fresh baked items from the bakery. Weather permitting. MORE

MD Fleet Week and Air Show Baltimore
October 3 – October 9 | 9 AM – 12 PM | Inner Harbor

Maryland Fleet Week and Air Show Baltimore celebrates the rich maritime traditions of the Chesapeake Bay and the contributions of Marylanders to the defense of the nation. Experience Fleet Week Festival at the Inner Harbor October 5-7. Enjoy special displays, live music, local food and beverages, and performers. Visit Fort McHenry National Monument & Historic Shrine for ranger talks, living history demonstrations, food, and entertainment. Tour visiting U.S., Canadian and British Naval Vessels, catch soaring jets, including the U.S.A.F. THUNDERBIRDS as they fly over many points around Baltimore’s Harbor during the Air Show. Watch performing aircraft take off from Martin State Airport and participate in the Fleet Week 5K Run alongside U.S., Canadian and British sailors. MORE

Mt. Washington Kid’s Halloween Craft Night
October 5 | 6 PM – 8 PM | Amazing Glaze – Mt. Washington

Drop your child off for a fun craft night with Amazing Glaze! Make glass fused Halloween night lights & Ceramic Spider Candy bowls. Fun & Festive event for kids! Ages 6 & up. MORE

Home Depot Kids Workshop: Fireboat
October 6 | 9 AM – 12 PM | The Home Depot – Timonium

Celebrate National Fire Safety Month in a hands-on workshop where you and your child can build a model fireboat to put out shoreline or shipboard fires and transport emergency personnel and rescue workers. Once your firefighting vessel construction is complete, you and your hero can decorate it with paint and stickers and give it a name like the historically famous fireboats that precede your new firefighting craft. MORE

Kids Cook
October 6 | 9 AM – 10 AM | Emma’s Tea Spot

Chef Jane Parker leads a cooking/baking class for children ages 4-12 years old. MORE

Music Box: 1,2,3 Count With Me
October 6 | 10 AM – 10:30 AM and 11:30 AM – 12 PM | Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall

Sing, bounce, and dance to the rhythms of everything from Ragtime to Mozart and Latin music. Give your budding music lover the chance to explore music through this highly engaging and interactive performance. The half-hour lobby concert features the musical talents of a small ensemble of musicians of the BSO performing classical and children’s songs to develop musicality, creativity, coordination and literacy. 30 minutes prior to the concert the lobby fills with a range of musical, creative and fun activities for babies and families. For children ages 6 months-3 years. MORE

Honey Harvest Festival
October 6 and October 7 | 11 AM – 4 PM | Oregon Ridge Nature Center

Celebrate all things honey at the 38th annual Honey Harvest Festival. Learn about honeybees from the 2018 American Honey Princess, Jenny Gross. Activities include open honeybee hive demonstrations, honey extractions, mead making, honey ice cream making, food trucks, puppet shows, animal encounters, face painting, local honey product sales, vendors, crafts and more. MORE

The International Edgar Allan Poe Festival
October 6, 11 AM – 5 PM | October 7, 11 AM – 4 PM | Edgar Allan Poe House and Museum

Poe Baltimore invites you to darken Poe’s chamber door at the 1st Annual International Edgar Allan Poe Festival and Awards. This free, two-day outdoor event will feature Poe-themed performances, family-friendly activities, art, booksellers, music, vendors, and food, celebrating Poe’s life, works and his influence in the arts. MORE

Pumpkinfest
October 6 | 12 PM – 7 PM | Irvine Nature Center

PumpkinFest is a fun event for families and communities to celebrate the delights of autumn. Each October, hundreds of families from Owings Mills, Baltimore, and the surrounding areas, gather at Irvine to enjoy a wholesome day of fun. Activities include hayrides, live music, magic shows, jugglers, pumpkin painting, face painting, cooking demos, pumpkin bowling, sack races, haybale slides and more. MORE

Earth – We’re All On This Together
October 6 | 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM | Robinson Nature Center

Join staff from the Port Discovery Children’s Museum to examine our world through art, drama, magic and circus arts. Enjoy a comical magic performance that focuses on animals in our world (both helpful and hysterical). This program series is supported by the Howard County Council of the Arts. Ages 3-9 years old with an adult. Tickets for this program are on a first-come, first-served basis. MORE

Celebrate National Mad Hatter’s Day with Tattered Hatters
October 6 | 3:30 PM – 6:00 PM | Motor House

Tattered Hatters provides a unique arts and crafts activity that involves making fantasies come alive. They will transform you into a Johnny Depp Mad Hatter or steampunk mad hatter or just about any wonderful, out-of-this-world hat wearer you can think of. You will leave this workshop with a keepsake, collectible, one-of-a-kind hat. They provide a fabulous assortment of fabrics: lace, brocade, hand dyed prints, satins and velvets plus 1000s of bobbles, bangles and beads, ribbons, bows, flowers, etc. Suggested Age Group is 13 and up. MORE

Chef Egg Live: Farmers’ Market Family Cook Off
October 7 | 9:30 AM – 11 AM | Baltimore Farmers’ Market and Bazaar

Join Baltimore’s own Chef Egg at the Baltimore Farmers Market and Bazaar for the last Chef Egg Live: Family Cook Off. The chef will take you on a quick tour of the market to visit local producers and makers. Then you will prepare easy recipes made with farm fresh ingredients from the market. Chef Egg wants to give you and your family the skills they need to succeed in the kitchen and lead a healthy lifestyle. MORE

Downtown Columbia Mini MakerFaire
October 7 | 10 AM – 6 PM | Merriweather Park At Symphony Woods

Downtown Columbia Mini MakerFaire will a festival of inspired creativity and technology on October 7th! Maker Faire is a gathering of fascinating, curious people who enjoy learning and who love sharing what they can do. From engineers to artists to scientists to crafters, Maker Faire is a venue for these “makers” to show hobbies, experiments, projects.We call it the Greatest Show (& Tell) on Earth – a family-friendly showcase of invention, creativity, and resourcefulness. MORE

Trucks For Tots
October 7 | 10 AM – 1 PM | The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore

Big trucks are coming to the Zoo! A variety of big trucks and emergency vehicles will be “on exhibit” at the top of Buffalo Yard Road, inside the Zoo. Kids of all ages are welcome to come to visit the trucks, take pictures, touch, and even go inside some of these amazing vehicles! MORE

Fall Festival
October 7 | 11 AM – 3 PM | Howard County Conservancy

It’s harvest time – ideal for the annual, old-fashioned Fall Festival at the Conservancy! Watch blacksmiths hammering iron in their shop, listen to bluegrass music, join the square dance, and explore the historic three-century-old farm. Visit pygmy goats, chickens, Onyx the snake, and Ranger the barred owl, and many visiting farm animals. There are children’s crafts and pumpkin decorating. Browse the craftsmen’s stations to admire chair caning, wool-spinning, woodturning, gourd decorating, and more. MORE

What Does a Princess Really Look Like – Meet the Author
October 8 | 3 PM – 4:30 PM | Red Canoe

Meet Mark Loewen! Founder of Launch Pad Counseling and Creator of Brave Like a Girl. Mark’s first children’s book “What Does A Princess Really Look Like?”, tells the story of a girl’s journey of expanding her concept of a princess. Her dads help her understand that though a girl can be anything she wants, she doesn’t need to be everything, and she certainly doesn’t need to be perfect. It is the first book in the Brave Like A Girl series. MORE

Disney On Ice presents Mickey’s Search Party
October 10 – October 14 | Times Vary | Royal Farms Arena

Disney On Ice Brings the Magic Closer to You Than Ever Before! Join Mickey Mouse and his friends at Disney On Ice presents Mickeys Search Party a brand new adventure filled with world-class skating high flying acrobatics and unexpected stunts! Help them follow Captain Hooks treasure map and look for clues in the search for Tinker Bell in immersive fantastic worlds. Explore the colorful spirit realm of Coco in Miguels Disney On Ice debut, sail away with Moana as she bravely saves her island see Belle in the sky above you as the enchanted chandelier comes to life and sing along with Elsa in the icy world of Frozen. Make memories with your whole family during Aladdin, Toy Story and The Little Mermaid as the search becomes an all-out magical celebration on the ice in the air, and all around. MORE

(cool) progeny’s Cool Tot Time: “Leaf” Into Fall
October 10 | 10 AM – 11 AM | The Wilkes School at Grace and St. Peter’s

Join (cool) progeny for our new (cool) weekday story time & play for tots! These morning story times will include a short circle time and story, fun activity designed in collaboration with that week’s co-host, craft, and snack. Tot mornings are designed for children ages 1-5 and their caregiver.  Take a “LEAF” into fall during our second session — and we’ll be at The Wilkes School! Join Miss Kelly from (cool) progeny and the team from Wilkes School for a morning of fall-inspired fun! MORE

Saturday Morning Tunes – Vered
October 13 | 9 AM – 11 AM | WTMD

Welcome to Saturday Morning Tunes, an award-winning, family-friendly concert series featuring stars of the children’s music scene, hosted at the WTMD performance studio in Towson! Vered is an award-winning musician, psychotherapist, and mother of three, who just released “Songs for Sisters and Brothers,” her third album. Both of her first two albums won Parents Choice Gold Awards, and the new record is a family album to help siblings stick together, no matter how hard it may be. MORE

Parent and Me: Dim Sum
October 13 | 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM | Baltimore Chef Shop

A class for young chefs and their parents to work together. This class introduces a wide range of Asian cooking techniques and tools. For youth ages 8 – 17. MORE

Scarebaby
October 13 and October 14 | 10 AM – 2 PM | Oregon Ridge Nature Center

Once built to scare birds away from crops, a scarebaby was a great addition to any garden and have since come to represent the fall season. Learn about the history of the scarecrow, hear a story about them and take a hike to find natural decorations. After the hike, build your own pint-sized scarecrow to take home. There will be old clothes on hand to dress your scarebaby but feel free to bring your own! All Ages. MORE

Fells Point Fun Festival
October 13 | 10 AM – 8 PM | Fells Point

Head down to Fells Point and celebrate the festival’s 51st year! Enjoy live music, craft vendors, and local food and drink. Merchants will offer sidewalk sales and restaurants will feature grab-and-go type eats that visitors can snack on while perusing handmade wares from the likes of Art by Barton, Tin Lizzy Mobile Boutique, and Beltway Merch. MORE

Who Dunnit Day
October 13 | 12 PM – 4 PM | Maryland Science Center

There’s a mystery that needs solving at the Maryland Science Center and we need the best detectives on the case…you! Learn all about forensics as you investigate a spooky crime scene and search for hidden clues that will have you hot on the trail of a sneaky candy thief. Compare suspect alibis, analyze fingerprints, inspect blood types, and examine fibers. MORE

Butterfly Suncatchers at Robinson Nature Center
October 13 | 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM | Robinson Nature Center

From reading some of her favorite butterfly children’s books, to creating beautiful butterfly art pieces, Port Discovery’s Visual Arts Specialist, Janet Turner, will take Robinson’s guests not just into the world of butterflies, but into the world of the very, very small—the nanoscale—a place that allows diffusion, iridescence and many of the other things we see in the big world to happen. Ages 3-10 with adult. MORE

Kindness Carnival
October 13 | 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM | St. Paul’s School

Kind is COOL! Join (cool) progeny at St. Paul’s Lower School for our first-ever Kindness Carnival! Families will have an opportunity to participate in a variety of service learning and volunteer activities designed for kids. Make dog toys and treats for a local shelter, assemble blessing bags for the homeless, decorate lunch bags for Manna House, paint kindness rocks, and more. It’s an afternoon of doing good and choosing kind. $5 per family. MORE

55 Things to Do with Kids in Baltimore this October - (cool) progeny

Family Camp Out in the Park
October 13 at 6 PM till October 14 at 9 AM | Marshy Point Nature Center

Enjoy an evening under the stars at Marshy Point. Bring a tent and camping gear. Campfire, s’mores and a nighttime hike is included. Registration required. MORE

Harbor Harvest
October 14 | 10 AM – 3 PM | Rash Field, Inner Harbor

Entry to the festival is FREE! The Harbor Harvest all-inclusive Kid’s Pass includes a pumpkin, pumpkin decorating, two crafts, a pony ride and a train ride and is $9 in advance ONLY. The Kid’s Pass without a train or pony ride is $5 in advance and $7 at the event. Individual train and pony ride tickets can be purchased at the event for $3 each. Kid’s Passes are limited. Join (cool) progeny at Harbor Harvest for kids art and craft fun! MORE

Harriet’s Happiest Halloween
October 18 – October 21 | Times Vary | Harford Community College – Chesapeake Theater

For over 30 years, Harford Dance Theatre has been thrilling audiences with tales of young Harriett as she searches for the perfect Halloween costume. Join them for an all-new adventure as Harriett visits the local museum and meets up with some wacky professors, cavemen, Egyptian mummies and more. Slip on your favorite costume and join her .. if you dare! MORE

Beetlejuice at Parkway Theatre
Opens October 20 | Times Vary | Parkway Theatre

See the iconic film classic Beetlejuice on the big screen. What’s a couple of stay-at-home ghosts to do when their beloved home is taken over by trendy yuppies? They call on Beetlejuice, the afterlife’s freelance bio-exorcist to scare off the family – and everyone gets more than she, he or it bargains for! Tim Burton guides this 1988 comedy “monsterpiece” whose stars include Alec Baldwin, Geena Davis and Winona Ryder, with Michael Keaton as Beetlejuice, the ghost with the most who flings one-liners, spins into grotesque forms, gobbles insects, and who just can’t leave the ladies (living or dead) alone. MORE

(cool) progeny’s & Miss Shirley’s Cafe’s Halloween Spooktacular Breakfast
October 20 | 7:30 AM – 9 AM | Miss Shirley’s Cafe – Roland Park

It’s going to be a SPOOKtacular morning! Put on your favorite Halloween PJs (or hey, roll out of bed!) and join us for a “Boo”licious two-course breakfast with other families at Miss Shirley’s Cafe in Roland Park. Tickets include two courses, juice, coffee, tea, tax, and gratuity — plus crafts and all of our (cool) Halloween surprises! Professor Mike will be performing a Spooky Science and Magic Show at 8:30 AM as a special treat for our guests. MORE

Celestial Show – Space Witch
October 20 | 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM | Benjamin Banneker Planetarium at CCBC-Catonsville

Follow Tilly Ipswitch and her cat Kit as they fly through space looking for fun around Halloween. Open to the public. No reservations needed. MORE

Taters for Tots Spectacular
October 20 | 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM | Port Discovery Children’s Museum

Have an out-of-this world silly adventure with MR. POTATO HEAD during Taters for Tots Days! Join in an interactive theatrical program, Where in the World is MR. POTATO HEAD, and help figure out where the favorite spud-venturer has gone by decoding strange messages, dancing, singing and tons of audience interaction. Go on an archaeological dig by studying sand-filled tumblers and discovering the treasures within, build a digital clock that runs on real potato power in MR. POTATO HEAD Clocks and create images, designs, and patterns to create a mosaic of some of the creatures you found during your Spud-Ventures with MR. POTATO HEAD. Spud-tacular fun for all ages! MORE

Countdown to Halloween
October 20 and October 21 | 10:00 AM – 5:30 PM | Clark’s Elioak Farm

If you haven’t gotten your pumpkins, now is the time!! Visit the Pumpkin Patch, play in an Enchanted Pine Tree Forest Maze. Pinot’s Palette artists will be at the farm to help you and your children create great pumpkin painting. A fun craft activity for all. Enjoy all the great rides, gem Mining, food vendors, pumpkins, and local cider. MORE

Halloween Among the Trees
October 20 | 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM | Robinson Nature Center

Gear up for a giant Halloween celebration for the whole family at the Robinson Nature Center! Enjoy a self-guided trick-or-treating adventure indoors and on paved trails (great for strollers and young children), or take a longer adventure through the woods stopping at delightful stations where nature’s “tricks” are revealed. Delight in Halloween-inspired music, crafts and tyke-friendly challenges along with live animals and healthy treats. MORE

Garden Glow at Ladew Gardens
October 20 | 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM | Ladew Topiary Gardens

Join Ladew Gardens for this unique celebration of fall featuring illuminated sculptures, hundreds of glowing jack o’ lanterns, live music, and food & spirits. Garden Glow also features educational programs including animal presentations with bats, spiders, and other “creatures of the night.” MORE

Halloween Hike & Campfire
October 20 | 6:00 PM – 9:30 PM | Anita C. Leight Estuary Center

Spend a spooky evening at the park hiking through the woods to discover the creatures of Halloween. Meet these real “scary” critters up close and listen to their tales spun by Halloween characters. After the hike, enjoy music and roasted marshmallows down by a cozy campfire. Pre-registration required. MORE

Biscuit
October 21 | 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM | Gordon Center for the Performing Arts

Based on the popular storybooks by Alyssa Satin Capucilli and illustrator Pat Schories, the musical theater production of Biscuit portrays the story of a little yellow puppy who arrives at the home of Little Girl as a surprise birthday present. A Musical for Grades Pre-K-2. MORE

Baltimore Children’s Business Fair
October 21 | 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM | Baltimore Museum of Industry

Could a ten-year-old invent the next Uber? Find out at the Baltimore Children’s Business Fair (BCBF), showcasing kids’ entrepreneurial genius! The Baltimore Children’s Business Fair will host 75 young entrepreneurs (Ages 5-14) at the Baltimore Museum of Industry. Kids create a product or service, develop a brand, build a marketing strategy, and then open for customers at this one-day marketplace. MORE

Charlotte’s Web at Toby’s Dinner Theatre
October 23 through December 21 | Times Vary | Toby’s Dinner Theatre

The Children’s Literature Association named Charlotte’s Web “the best American children’s book of the past two hundred years,” and Joseph Robinette has created a musical that captures this work in a thrilling theatrical presentation. All the enchanting characters are here: Wilbur, the irresistible young pig who desperately wants to avoid the butcher; Fern, a girl who understands what animals say to each other; Templeton, the gluttonous rat who can occasionally be talked into a good deed; the Zuckerman family; the Arables; and, most of all, the extraordinary spider, Charlotte, who proves to be “a true friend and a good writer.” Determined to save Wilbur, Charlotte begins her campaign with the “miracle” of her web. This is a beautiful, knowing play with themes about friendship, anti-bullying and working together. It’s adorable music, fun characters and costumes make this an enchanting experience for all. MORE

Toddler Time Halloween & Costume Parade with Choo Choo Blue
October 25 | 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM | B & O Railroad Museum

Join B & O Railroad Museum for a spooktacular Toddler Time, as they celebrate the end of this year’s Toddler Time program – Halloween style! Read Alice Schertle’s Little Blue Truck’s Halloween, before making monster grab bags to fill with all sorts of fun tricks and treats during the costume parade around the Museum’s campus. MORE

Nature Tales: Preschool Stories and Craft
October 26 | 10 AM – 11:30 AM | Belmont Manor & Historic Park

Bring your young naturalists out to enjoy a nature-themed program led by long-time preschool teacher and Maryland Master Naturalist, Julie Pallozzi. Created to engage preschool children and their family members with nature while incorporating reading, songs, and creativity into their exploration. Enjoy stories, songs, and nature-themed crafts! MORE

ZOOBOOO! 2018
October 26, 27 and 28 | 10 AM – 4 PM | Maryland Zoo

Celebrate Halloween and the fall season with the Zoo’s 35th annual ZooBOOO! festival. There will be games, prizes, contests, live entertainment, face paint, and FREE trick-or-treating! Plus, you won’t want to miss the “not-so-spooky” hay maze, super fun inflatables, free crafts, and fun animal enrichment. Parents and kids of all ages are encouraged to bring trick-or-treat bags and wear costumes! This event is rain or shine. MORE

Free Fall Friday Night at National Aquarium
October 26 | 5 PM – 8 PM | National Aquarium

For the second year, the National Aquarium is proud to invite the community and neighbors to explore a world of aquatic treasures for FREE during Free Fall Friday Night! Visit for first come, first served free admission after 5 pm on Friday, October 26, 2018, as part of the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts Free Fall Baltimore celebration of our city’s thriving cultural scene. MORE

ArBOOretum!
October 26 | 5:30 PM – 8 PM | Cylburn Arboretum

ArBOOretum Halloween event is back again! Come in Costume! Kids can explore the spooky mansion, trick or treat around the gardens, have their faces painted, listen to creepy music and more! Learn about Bats, Owls, Spiders & other Nocturnal Wildlife with DNR Naturalists. Live raptors and reptiles from Carrie Murray Nature Center! Grab a bite from El Gringo and Wilde Thyme Food Trucks with seasonal items, hot soups, apple rings, pumpkin beignets as well as hot cider and hot cocoa! MORE

Witches & Wizards Weekend
October 27, 10 AM – 3 PM | October 28, 11 AM – 3 PM | B & O Railroad Museum

Young “Wizards & Witches” will love to explore the magic of railroading at the B&O! Take a train ride aboard the Wizards Express. Learn about the science of wizardry through the creation of edible “potions”, wizard wands and hats, and much more! Grow your own plant buddy in herbology class plus run through the magical maze to enter a raffle to win a railroading storybook and a free cone card from The Charmery! All of this and more awaits you at Witches & Wizards weekend! MORE

BOO-Seum Bash: Celebrating Frankenstein
October 27 | 10 AM – 5 PM | Port Discovery Children’s Museum

Have a shockingly good Halloween at Baltimore’s ultimate Halloween party for kids and families! Put your imagination to work as you dress as your favorite character and join in on interactive and mischievous fun celebrating Frankenstein through science activities that will put a spark in your Halloween! Create a battery with two different types of metal (and your body) at the Spark of Life activity station! Can you create a creature using conductive dough, electricity, and your imagination? I dough-no but you will after visiting the Dough Creatures activity station. Unleash your creativity and invent a totally new creation by mixing and matching different parts of toys at Port Discovery Children’s Museum Frankentoy activity station. Make art using a robot at the Scribble Bot activity station! Plus much more! MORE

(cool) progeny’s Halloween Family Fest
October 27 | 3 PM – 5 PM | St. James Academy

Join St. James Academy and (cool) progeny for a BOOtastic afternoon! Crafts, music, face painting, trick-or-treating, ice cream, pumpkin decorating, and MORE! Come in costume and have a kid-friendly ghoulishly good time! $10 for the whole family to attend (All snacks and activities are included in the pass!). MORE

The Great Halloween Lantern Parade and Festival
October 27 | 3:30 PM – 9 PM | Patterson Park

With nearly 20 years of lantern making and spectacle-creating under their belts, the diverse communities of Baltimore come together each year to create The Great Halloween Lantern Parade and Festival in Patterson Park. Each year on the last Saturday of October, the day begins with a family Halloween festival, featuring an adorable kids costume contest, lantern making, hayrides, yoga, live music, an arts & crafts market, and more. MORE

Lantern Night
October 27 | 6 PM – 8 PM | The Fire Museum of Maryland

Head to The Fire Museum of Maryland for a family-friendly Halloween. See fire apparatus in a new light: etched glass signal lamps and kerosene lanterns; also visit with reenactors in period attire. Wear your Halloween costume and get in for 1/2 price. MORE

Halloween on the Farm 2018
October 27 | 6 PM – 8 PM | Maryland Agricultural Resource Council

Join Maryland Agricultural Resource Council for a spooky night on the farm! Wear your best Halloween costume for this one-night event that will include a haunted maze, music, bonfire, pumpkin painting/carving, “trunk-or-treating”, dog costume contests (the best-dressed pup will win a prize!) and more! MORE

Haunted Pontoon Cruise
October 27 | 7 PM – 8:30 PM | Anita C. Leight Estuary Center

Venture upon the dark waters of the upper Bush while stewing in ghostly tales and ghastly folklore. Ages 8 to adult. MORE

Pumpkin Love
October 28 | 10 AM – 11:30 AM | Carrie Murray Nature Center

Pumpkins are a sure sign that fall is here! Enjoy an afternoon learning about pumpkins, tasting pumpkin treats, and painting your own pumpkin to take home! Age: 6-10 years old. MORE

Houdini’s Magical Halloween
October 28 | 10 AM – 4 PM | Jewish Museum of Maryland

Join Jewish Museum of Maryland for a special Halloween weekend inspired by our current exhibit Inescapable: The Life and Legacy of Harry Houdini. Learn a little magic, conjure up some delicious treats and enjoy some marvelous crafts. The highlight of the day will be two performances by Harry Houdini himself (well actually, magician David London playing Ehrich Weiss/ Harry Houdini). “Harry” will have a few tricks up his sleeve as he brings to life the story of the Hungarian Jewish immigrant who transformed himself into an international superstar. No ghosts or goblins but plenty of chains and lots of spirit. MORE

The American Visionary Art Museum’s Free Fall Celebration
October 30 | 4 PM – 7 PM | American Visionary Art Museum

Join AVAM for a freaky Free Fall Halloween Celebration! Boos and ghouls of all ages are invited to create their own paper monster! All templates, markers and sparkly bits provided. Tour the museum, make a paper monster, and get a spooky face painting! All ages, free to attend. No tickets are required but RSVP online. MORE

DISCLAIMER: Hey Parents, as we well know, things change day to day… and even hour to hour (think newborn sleeping patterns or the food preferences of toddlers!). Please check the specific event website for time changes, rain dates and event cancellations before you pack up the whole crew.