9/10: SAUSAGE FESTIVAL
Heavy Seas Beer, 4615 Hollins Ferry Road, Halethorpe. Celebrate Oktoberfest early with all-you-can-taste Heavy Seas beer, German sausages, and live music from local band Bond & Bentley.
9/17: CLASSICS & CRABS
Maryland Theater, 21 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown. Experience the best Maryland has to offer: Crabs, Flying Dog beer, and musical performances from The Maryland Symphony Orchestra.
9/17: ANNAPOLIS CRAFT BEER & MUSIC FESTIVAL
Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium, 550 Taylor Ave., Annapolis. Spend the day filling (and refilling) your glass with unlimited tastings from 50 local breweries, music, food, and seminars in the state’s capital.
9/17-18: MARYLAND WINE FESTIVAL
Carroll County Farm Museum, 500 S. Center St., Westminster. 410-386-3880. At this 33rd festival, sample wines from over 30 Maryland wineries.
9/24: MARYLAND MICROBREWERY FESTIVAL
Union Mills Homestead, 3311 Littlestown Pike, Westminster. At this national historic landmark, tip back micro and craft beers, listen to live music, and attend presentations on brewing.
Maryland State Fairgrounds, 2200 York Road, Lutherville-Timonium. Break out the lederhosen for the Oktoberfest barrel parade, German food, music, and of course, beer.