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Fun October Events in Frederick, MD

Pumpkins on the ground at a fall eventIt’s time to celebrate fall around Frederick and there’s a lot to do in the area. We’ve compiled a list of some activities and events being held by local businesses – both onsite and virtual – so you can fill your calendar with fun.
Frederick Farmer’s Market | Saturdays in October & November Local farmers come together each Saturday at 1215 W. Patrick Street to sell local produce, meat, plants, flowers, & crafts. Support your Frederick area artisans and farmers by shopping this event each Saturday morning.
Yoga then Beer | Sundays Catch some Zen at Idiom Brewing Company. Starting at 10:45, flow for an hour-long, all-levels yoga class then enjoy beer at a discount. Classes cost $15, then receive your first beer for just 50 cents. Registration is required. Visit the Idiom Brewing Company website to register.
Spooky Saturday | October 17 Dress up in your Halloween costume, then relax and watch a drive-in style Halloween double feature with two classics: The Nightmare Before Christmas and Hocus Pocus. Doors open at 5:00 PM, movies begin at 7:00 PM. Movie sounds are transmitted through FM radio, so be sure you have one available. Spooky Saturday is located at 797 E. Patrick Street.
Catoctin Cruise | October 18 Check out the scenery in and around the Catoctin Mountains along with the Mustang Club of Maryland. The club meets at 9:00am at the Giant Food on Kingfisher Drive then tours the back roads of FrederickThurmont. At the end of the drive, you can enter a 50/50 raffle benefitting 3 nonprofits, partake in a potluck picnic, and make a donation to Toys for Tots.
Salsa Under the Stars | October 21 Learn salsa dancing under the beautiful Frederick night sky. This is the last lesson in the Salsa Under the Stars series for 2020. Beer & wine are available, but this is an all-ages event. A $5 suggested donation supports Frederick Salsa. Registration is required by visiting the Frederick Salsa Website.
October Wine Pairing Night | October 21 Spend the evening at Hidden Hills Farm & Vineyard tasting seven wines paired with seven courses. Tickets for this event can be purchased using the EventBrite link and spaces are limited to comply with social distancing requirements.
Halloween Car-Stume Parade | October 24 Dress up your car for a unique twist on a classic Halloween costume at Francis Scott Key Mall. Cash prizes will be awarded for the most imaginative, best design, and best use of color. Local entertainment & food trucks will be on site as well. 
Battle of the Beers & Tasting of the Trucks | October 24 Taste your way through the best food and brews Frederick has to offer, then vote for your favorites. This event is for ages 21 and older, tickets are required. Learn more by visiting the event’s Facebook page.
Candyland Fall Festival | October 24 Brook Hill UMC Children’s Ministry is hosting a socially distant variation of Trick-or-Treating. Sign up for a 30-minute stroll through Candyland, then come dressed in our costume (and mask) to collect candy in a safer manner. Sign up using their EventBrite page. Donations of non-perishable food items will be collected.
Cruise In for Toys for Tots | October 25 Drive through Westview Promenade to donate new, unwrapped toys to Toys for Tots. This event is hosted by The Golden Gears Club of Frederick, MD.
Drive-Thru Trick or Treat | October 26 The American Cancer Society and Relay for Life Frederick County are hosting a drive-through trick-or-treat at The Great Frederick Fair from 4:30pm – 8:45pm. Local vendors will be handing out treats as cars drive through the fairgrounds. At just $5 per car, this is an event you won’t want to miss! 
Pumpkin Carving Contest | October 28 Prospect Hall Apartments is hosting our very own pumpkin carving contest from 5-7pm. To enter, drop off your carved pumpkin at the clubhouse on October 27 from 9am – 5pm. Judging will take place at our fun fall event on October 28. This event will be outdoors and socially distanced. The best pumpkin will receive a $25 gift card, with prizes for 2nd and 3rd place as well. Watch for flyers around the community!
Pirates of the Carabiner Halloween Party | October 31 Visit Tree Trekkers for an unusual version of trick-or-treat fun. Trick or treat on the ropes course while enjoying barbeque by Plumeria Pig. Tickets can be purchased here and get you 2 hours of course time, gloves, and access to trick or treating on the Hallows & Gallows course. Costume contests will be held, so be sure to dress in your Halloween best!