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Our Top October Events in Frederick, MD

In our opinion, Frederick County is one of the most beautiful places to be in the fall. It’s also one of the most fun places to be! There’s so much happening around town this fall and we’ve listed just a few of the events we’re most looking forward to here!

Frederick’s Oktoberfest

The Great Frederick Fair • 797 E. Patrick Street
Friday, October 1, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Saturday, October 2, 11:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Ring in October in true German style with traditional German food, beer, dancing, music, and more. Learn more at


Frederick MADE Fall Fest & Grand Opening

Frederick Makers • 20 W. 3rd Street
Saturday, October 9
11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Celebrate the grand opening of Frederick MADE, a showcase of local artisans and craftsmen & craftswomen in Frederick. Learn more about this new location by the Frederick Makers at

Pink Ribbon 5K Run/Walk

Hood College • 601 Blazer Trail
Sunday, October 10
8:00 AM
Spend a beautiful fall morning outdoors while raising money and awareness to fight breast cancer. Both live and virtual options are available. All proceeds benefit the Hurwitz Breast Cancer Fund. Register by clicking here.

Out of the Darkness Walk

Baker Park •
Saturday, October 16
8:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Fight suicide by registering for the Out of the Darkness Walk, benefitting the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. Register on the AFSP website and note special provisions due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Harry Potter Painting 

Dragon Distillery • 1341 Hughes Ford Road, Suite 108
Saturday, October 23
11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Anyone ages 10 and over is free to come to paint a beautiful Harry Potter canvas at Dragon Distillery. An instructor will guide you, step-by-step, into creating your magical masterpiece. Tickets are $30 each and can be purchased by clicking here.

Salsa Under the Stars

Sky Stage • 59 South Carroll Street
Wednesday, October 27
7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Start the evening with a lesson in Salsa dancing, then dance under the stars on the Sky Stage. Dress appropriate for the weather as this is an outdoor venue. A $5 cash donation is suggested to attend, all ages are welcome.