Summer is really about taking our favorite activities al fresco, and there are few things Baltimoreans--or, you know, human beings--like more than eating and drinking. Below is a list of food and drink festivals around Maryland. We've included ethnic festivals because even though they've got singing and dancing and all sorts of cultural stuff we know you're really there for the pierogi, tamales, spanikopita, or sauerbraten.
Beckwith Church Strawberry Festival, May 23, 7 a.m., Beckwith United Methodist Church, 5730 Morris Neck Road, Cambridge, (410) 228-7807.
Caribbean Wine Festival, May 23%u201324, noon-6 p.m., Linganore Winecellars, 13601 Glissans Mill Road, Mount Airy, (410) 795-6432, linganore-wine.com.
Polish Festival, May 29-31, 5-9 p.m. Friday, noon-9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Patterson Park at Linwood and Eastern avenues.
Festival of India, May 30, 2-6 p.m., Pratt and Light Streets, (410) 719-1776, baltimorekrishna.com.
Strawberry Festival, May 30, noon-8 p.m., St. Luke's Lutheran Church, 701 Green Valley Road, New Windsor, (410) 635-6177.
Chesapeake Bay Wine Festival, May 30-31, noon-6 p.m., Terrapin Park, Stevensville, (410) 739-6943 discoverqueenannes.com.
Wine and Herb Fest, May 30-31, 1-5 p.m., Boordy Vineyard, 12820 Long Green Pike, Hydes, (410) 592-5015, boordy.com.
Soft Shell Spring Fair, May 31, noon-5 p.m., city dock, Crisfield, (410) 968-2500, crisfieldchamber.com/events.htm
Strawberry Day, May 31, 1 p.m., Furnace Town Living Heritage Museum, Old Furnace and Millville roads, Snow Hill, (410) 632-2032.
Evening of Traditional Beverages: Scotland's single malts, June 6, 6-8 p.m., Homewood Museum, Johns Hopkins Homewood campus, 3400 N. Charles St., (410) 516-5589, museums.jhu.edu.
Catonsville Strawberry Festival, June 6, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Catonsville Presbyterian Church, 1400 Frederick Road, Catonsville, (410) 788-9172.
Sandy Spring Strawberry Festival, June 6, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Sandy Spring Museum, 17901 Bentley Road, Sandy Spring, (301) 774-0022, sandyspringmuseum.org.
St. Mary's Strawberry Festival, June 6, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., St. Mary's Evangelical Lutheran Church, 3978 Littlestown Pike, Westminster, (410) 346-7146.
St. Michael's Strawberry/Craft Festival, June 6, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., St. Luke's United Methodist Church, 304 S. Talbot St., St. Michael's, (410) 745-2534, tourtalbot.org.
Wine Feastival, June 6, noon-4 p.m., Wine Cellars of Annapolis, 410 Forest Drive, Annapolis, (410) 216-9080, winecellarsofannapolis.com.
the food and wine festival at national harbor, June 6-7, noon-8 p.m. Saturday, noon-6 p.m. Sunday, National Harbor, foodandwinenh.com.
St. Nicholas Greek Folk Festival, June 11-14, 7-11 p.m. Thursday, 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Fridays and Saturday, noon-10 p.m. Sunday, St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, 520 S. Ponca St., (410) 633-5020, greekfolkfestival.com.
Strawberry Festival, June 13, 4-9 p.m., St. John's Lutheran Church, 827 Leister's Church Road, Westminster.
Sykesville Strawberry Festival, June 13, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Millard Cooper Park, Sykesville, (410) 759-8959, sykesville.net.
Great Grapes!, June 13-14, noon-6 p.m., Oregon Ridge Park, Cockeysville, uncorkthefun.com.
St. Mary's Crab Festival, June 14, noon-5 p.m., St. Mary's Government Center Lawn, Route 245, Leonardtown, stmaryscrabfestival.com.
Ox Roast, June 19, 5-9 p.m., Ali Ghan Shrine Club picnic grounds, 1601 Holland St., Cumberland, (301) 722-7268, friendsaware.org.
Delmarva Chicken Festival, June 19-20, 10 a.m.-10 p.m., Queen Anne's County 4-H Park, Route 18, Centreville, (800) 878-2449.
Summer Seafood Festival, June 27, 11 a.m.-7 p.m., Kronsberg Park, Tilghman Island, (410) 886-2677, tilghmanislandmd.com.
National Capital Barbeque Battle, June 27-28, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-7:30 p.m. Sunday, Pennsylvania Avenue NW between 9th and 14th streets, bbqdc.com.
Saint Anthony Festival, June 13-14, noon-8 p.m., St. Leo the Great Roman Catholic Church, Exeter and Stiles streets, littleitalymd.com.
Native Berry festival, June 20, noon-5 p.m., Herring Run Park, off Belair Road, (410) 254-herringrun.org.
LatinoFest, June 27-28, noon-9 p.m., Patterson Park at Linwood and Eastern avenues, (410) 563-3160, latinofest.org.
Rock 'n' Roll Wine Festival, June 27%u201328, noon-6 p.m., Linganore Winecellars, 13601 Glissans Mill Road, Mount Airy, (410) 795-6432, linganore-wine.com.
Caribbean Carnival Festival, July 10-12, 5-9 p.m. Friday, noon-9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Druid Hill Park, 2600 Madison Ave., (410) 230-2969, bmorecarnival.com.
127th Annual Picnic, July 11, 8 a.m.-7 p.m., Zion United Methodist Church, 2716 Old Washington Rd., Westminster, (410) 848-9080.
Potomac Jazz and Seafood Festival, July 11, 4-10 p.m., St. Clement's Island Museum, 38370 Point Breeze Road, Colton's Point, (301) 769-2222, stmarysmd.com/recreate/museums.
J. Millard Tawes Crab and Clam Bake, July 15, 12:30-4 p.m., Somers Cove Marina Grounds, Crisfield, (410) 968-2500, crisfieldchamber.com/events.htm
Crab Feast, July 18, 6-11 p.m., Westminster Fire Hall, 28 John St., Westminster, (410) 259-5143.
133rd Annual Dutch Picnic Festival, July 18, 8 a.m.-8 p.m., Trinity Lutheran Church, 833 Deer Park Road, Westminster, (410) 848-0779.
Surf and Turf Festival, July 18, noon-7 p.m., Carroll County Farm Museum, 500 S. Center St., Westminster, (410) 386-3880.
Reggae Wine Festival, July 18%u201319, noon-6 p.m., Linganore Winecellars, 13601 Glissans Mill Road, Mount Airy, (410) 795-6432, linganore-wine.com.
Baltimore Chefs and Wine Experience, July 19, noon-6 p.m., Tremont Grand, 225 N. Charles St., baltimorechefsandwine.org.
German Festival, July 25-26, 11:30 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday, 11:30 a.m.-7 p.m. Sunday, Maryland State Fairgrounds, Timonium, (410) 522-4144, md-germans.org.
Kent Fort Farm's Peach Festival, Aug. 1, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Kent Fort Farm, Stevensville, (410) 643-1650.
Old-Fashioned Corn Roast Festival, Aug. 1, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Union Mills Homestead, 3311 Littlestown Pike, Westminster, (410) 848-2288, unionmills.org.
International Festival, Aug. 1-2, noon-9 p.m., Poly/Western High School, 1400 W. Cold Spring Lane, (410) 396-3141.
Annapolis Rotary Crab Feast, Aug. 7, 5-8 p.m., U.S. Navy-Marine Corps Stadium, Annapolis, (410) 841-2841, annapolisrotary.com.
Peach Festival, Aug. 8, noon-5 p.m., bixler Methodist Church, 3372 Bixler Church Road, Westminster, (410) 374-6095.
Seafood Feast-I-Val, Aug. 8, 1-6 p.m., Sailwinds Park, Cambridge, (410) 228-1211, seafoodfeastival.com.
Fest Africa, Aug. 8-9, noon-8 p.m., Patterson Park at Linwood and Eastern avenues, (410) 608-0420, festafricausa.com.
Havre De Grace Seafood Festival, Aug. 8-9, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, Tydings Park, Havre De Grace, (410) 939-1525, hdgseafoodfestival.org.
Susquehanna River Crab Feast, Aug. 15, 4-10 p.m., Marina Park, Port Deposit, (410) 378-9169.
Wesley Chapel Old Time Fish/Crab Fry, Aug. 21, 3-7 p.m., Wesley U. M. Church, 6065 Rock Hall Road, Rock Hall, (410) 639-2272.
Peach Festival, Aug. 22, 4-9 p.m., St. John's Lutheran Church, 827 Leister's Church Road, Westminster.
North Beach Bay Fest, Aug. 22-23, noon-6:30 p.m., waterfront, North Beach, (301) 855-6681, ci.north-beach.md.us.
Saint Gabriel Festival, Aug. 22-23, noon-8 p.m., St. Leo the Great Roman Catholic Church, Exeter and Stiles streets, littleitalymd.com.
Sweet Corn Festival, Aug. 29, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Cherry Crest Farm, 150 Cherry Hill Road, Ronks, Pa., (717) 687-6843, cherrycrestfarm.com.
Swingin' Blues Wine Festival, Aug. 29-30, noon-6 p.m., Linganore Winecellars, 13601 Glissans Mill Road, Mount Airy, (410) 795-6432, linganore-wine.com.
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