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Posted 5/19/2010

Funnel cakes, corn dogs, and other renditions of deep-fried dough may not be enough to make you want to brave summer's outdoor crowds. But what about baklava and baked clams, pupusas and pinot noir? Maryland's summer food and drink festivals are actually quite eclectic. Below, on our annual list of such festivals in and around the state, you'll find everything from ethnic festivals and church picnics to three-day blowouts. And if you find yourself jonesing for a deep-fried Oreo, you can always hold out for the State Fair.

Beckwith Church Strawberry Festival, 9 a.m. May 22, Neck District Firehouse, 954 Cooks Point Road, Cambridge, (410) 228-7807.

Caribbean Wine Festival, noon-6 p.m. May 29-30, Linganore Winecellars, 13601 Glissans Mill Road, Mount Airy, (410) 795-6432, linganore-wine.com.

Wine and Herb Fest, 1-5 p.m. May 29-30, Boordy Vineyards, 12820 Long Green Pike, Hydes, (410) 592-5015, boordy.com.

Soft Shell Spring Fair, noon-5 p.m. May 30, city dock, Crisfield, (410) 968-2500, crisfieldchamber.com.

Strawberry Day, 1-4 p.m. May 30, Furnace Town Living Heritage Museum, Old Furnace and Millville roads, Snow Hill, (410) 632-2032, furnacetown.com.

Polish Festival, 5-9 p.m. June 4, noon-9 p.m. June 5-6, Patterson Park at Linwood and Eastern avenues, (877) 225-8466, promotionandarts.com.

Chesapeake Bay Wine Festival, noon-6 p.m. June 5-6, Terrapin Park, Stevensville, (410) 200-6127, chesapeakebaywinefestival.org.

Wine Festival, noon-4 p.m. June 5, Wine Cellars of Annapolis, 1410 Forest Drive, Annapolis, (410) 216-9080, winecellarsofannapolis.com.

St. Luke's Strawberry/Craft Festival, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. June 5, St. Luke's United Methodist Church, 304 Talbot St., St. Michael's, (410) 745-2534, tourtalbot.org.

Strawberry Festival, noon-8 p.m. June 5, St. Luke's Lutheran Church, 701 Green Valley Road, New Windsor, (410) 635-6177, stlukesnewwindsor.org.

St. Mary's Strawberry Festival, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. June 5, St. Mary's Evangelical Lutheran Church, 3978 Littlestown Pike, Westminster, (410) 346-7146, stmaryselc.org

Catonsville Strawberry Festival, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. June 5, Catonsville Presbyterian Church, 1400 Frederick Road, Catonsville, (410) 747-6180.

Sandy Spring Strawberry Festival, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. June 5, Sandy Spring Museum, 17901 Bentley Road, Sandy Spring, (301) 774-0022, sandyspringmuseum.org.

St. Nicholas Greek Folk Festival, 11 a.m.-11 p.m. June 10-13, St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, 520 S. Ponca St., (410) 633-5020, greekfolkfestival.org.

Strawberry Festival, 4-8 p.m. June 12, St. John's Lutheran Church, 827 Leister's Church Road, Westminster, (410) 848-6402.

Sykesville Strawberry Festival, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. June 12, Main Street, Sykesville, (410) 795-8959, sykesville.net.

Saint Anthony Festival, noon-8 p.m. June 12-13, St. Leo the Great Roman Catholic Church, 227 S. Exeter St., littleitalymd.com.

Great Grapes!, noon-6 p.m. June 12-13, Oregon Ridge Park, Cockeysville, uncorkthefun.com.

National Harbor Food and Wine Festival, noon-9 p.m. June 12, noon-6 p.m. June 13, National Harbor Marina, 137 National Plaza, National Harbor,(443) 716-2800, foodandwinenh.com.

St. Mary's Crab Festival, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. June 13, 42455 Fairgrounds Road, Leonardtown, stmaryscrabfestival.com.

Ox Roast, 5-9 p.m. June 18, Ali Ghan Shrine Club picnic grounds, 13100 Ali Ghan Road NE, Cumberland, (301) 722-7268, friendsaware.org.

Delmarva Chicken Festival, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. June 18-19, Delaware State University, 1200 N. DuPont Highway, Dover, Del., (302) 856-9037.

Beer, Bourbon and BBQ Festival, 6-10 p.m. June 18, noon-6 p.m. June 19, National Harbor Marina, 137 National Plaza, National Harbor, beerandbourbon.com.

Summer Seafood Festival, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. June 26, Kronsberg Park, Tilghman Island, (410) 886-2677, tilghmanislandmd.com.

LatinoFest, noon-10 p.m. June 26 and noon-9 p.m. June 27, Patterson Park at Linwood and Eastern avenues, (410) 563-3160, latinofest.org.

National Capital Barbecue Battle, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. June 26, 11 a.m.-7:30 p.m. June 27, Pennsylvania Avenue NW between 9th and 14th streets, (202) 828-3099, bbqdc.com.

Swingin' Blues Wine Festival, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. June 26-27, Linganore Winecellars, 13601 Glissans Mill Road, Mount Airy, (410) 795-6432, linganore-wine.com.

Caribbean Carnival Festival, 5-9 p.m. July 9, noon-9 p.m. July 10-11, Druid Hill Park, (410) 362-2957, itsbmorecarnival.com.

Potomac Jazz and Seafood Festival, noon-9 p.m. July 10, St. Clement's Island Museum, 38370 Point Breeze Road, Colton's Point, (301) 769-2222, stmarysmd.com/recreate/museums.

Native Berry Festival, noon-5 p.m. July 10, Herring Run Park, Belair Road and Shannon Drive, (410) 254-1577, herringrun.org.

SummerTime fun Festival, noon-7 p.m. July 17, Carroll County Farm Museum, 500 S. Center Drive, Westminster, (410) 386-3880.

Crab Feed, 6-10 p.m. July 17, Westminster Fire Hall, 28 John St., Westminster, (410) 259-5143.

Reggae Wine Festival, noon-6 p.m. July 17-18 and Oct. 16-17, Linganore Winecellars, 13601 Glissans Mill Road, Mount Airy, (410) 795-6432, linganore-wine.com.

J. Millard Tawes Crab and Clam Bake, 12:30-4 p.m. July 21, Somers Cove Marina Grounds, Crisfield, (410) 968-2500, crisfieldchamber.com.

Great Grapes!, noon-6 p.m. July 24-25, Anne Arundel Fairgrounds, 1450 Generals Highway, Crownsville, uncorkthefun.com.

German Festival, 11:30 a.m.-10 p.m. July 25, 11:30 a.m.-7 p.m. July 26, Maryland State Fairgrounds, Timonium, (410) 522-4144, md-germans.org.

Chesapeake Folk Festival, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. July 31, Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, Navy Point, St. Michaels, (410) 745-2916, cbmm.org.

Annapolis Rotary Crab Feast, 5-8 p.m. Aug. 6, U.S. Navy-Marine Corps Stadium, Annapolis, (877) 333-9667, annapolisrotary.com.

134th Annual Dutch Picnic Festival, 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Aug. 7, Trinity Lutheran Church, 833 Deer Park Road, Westminster, (410) 848-0779.

Kent Fort Farm's Peach Festival, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Aug. 7, Kent Fort Farm, Stevensville, (410) 643-1650.

Old-Fashioned Corn Roast Festival, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Aug. 7, Union Mills Homestead, 3311 Littlestown Pike, Westminster, (410) 848-2288, unionmills.org.

International Festival, noon-9 p.m. Aug. 7-8, Poly/Western High School, 1400 W. Cold Spring Lane, (410) 396-3141.

Seafood Feast-I-Val, 1-6 p.m. Aug. 14, Sailwinds Park, Cambridge, (410) 228-1211, seafoodfeastival.com.

Peach Festival, noon-5 p.m. Aug. 14, Bixler United Methodist Church, 3372 Bixler Church Road, Westminster, (410) 374-6095.

Fest Africa, noon-8 p.m. Aug. 14-15, Patterson Park at Linwood and Eastern avenues, (410) 608-0420, festafricausa.com.

Havre De Grace Seafood Festival, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Aug. 14, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Aug. 15, Tydings Park, Havre De Grace, (410) 939-1525, hdgseafoodfestival.org.

Wesley Chapel Old Time Fish/Crab Fry, 3-7 p.m. Aug. 20, Wesley Chapel Church, 6065 Rock Hall Road, Rock Hall, (410) 639-2272.

Saint Gabriel Festival, noon-8 p.m. Aug. 21-22, St. Leo the Great Roman Catholic Church, 227 S. Exeter St., littleitalymd.com.

Sweet Corn Festival, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Aug. 28, Cherry Crest Farm, 150 Cherry Hill Road, Ronks, Pa., (717) 687-6843, cherrycrestfarm.com.

Peach Festival, 4-8 p.m. Aug. 28, St. John's Lutheran Church, 827 Leister's Church Road, Westminster, (410) 848-6402.

Vintage Jazz Wine Festival, noon-6 p.m. Aug. 28-29, Linganore Winecellars, 13601 Glissans Mill Road, Mount Airy, (410) 795-6432, linganore-wine.com.

North Beach BayFest, noon-6:30 p.m. Aug. 28-29, waterfront, North Beach, (301) 855-6681.

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