Fall Is Here! Things to Do in October in Frederick Md

It’s the favorite month for kids of all ages… Time for some October Fun in Frederick Md! There are many things to do to celebrate the beautiful Fall weather.

First Saturday in the Historic District

The theme for October’s First Saturday:  The Harvest. There will be events for the whole family throughout downtown Frederick.Historic District Frederick Shop

  • For the Kids, Pumpkin painting & Scarecrow Decorating Contest
  • Haunted House at Federated Charities,
  • Live Music several places downtown
  • Free Hot Apple Cider
  • Movie Screening @ 48 E. Patrick Street
  • Sponsored by Hood College, Photo Booth
  • Gallery Openings

Find Details at the Downtown Frederick Partnership website.

Theater in Frederick

The Arts in Frederick

  • Delaplaine Visual Arts Education Center: Community Supported Art Party, First Saturday, 3-5 pm.
  • Artomatic Frederick ends October 5th
  • Around the World in 80 Minutes, Spires Brass Band, FCC Kussmaul Theater, Oct. 12th. Faculty Jazz – Jazz in A Mellow Tone, Oct. 19.
  • Reception for Photographer Eric Gibson, Art Gallery, Oct 15.
  • Every Monday, 7:30, Scottish Country Dancing, Walkersville Town Hall, Sept. through June.

Frederick Great Outdoors

  • Monthly Carillon Recital at Baker park on the first & third Sunday of the month, at 12:30
  • Brunswick Railroad Days, Saturday and Sunday, October 5 & 6
  • Walkersville Southern Railroad Saturday Excursions 11 am and 2 pm. A Dinner Train Oct. 5th. Ghost Trains.
  • Catoctin Colorfest, Oct. 12 & 13th, Thurmont Community Park
  • Fort Ritchie Community Craft & Car Show, Oct. 19. Ghost and History Tour, Oct. 25.
  • Autumn Raggae Festival, Linganore Wineries, Oct. 19-20.
  • Furmont Day, Thurmont Carnival Grounds, Oct. 26, Thurmont

For Frederick Kids

Frederick Non-Profits

  • Convoy of Hope – Frederick Community Health Fair, Oct. 5th, Frederick Indoor Sports Center, 1845 Brookfield Ct., Frederick, MD 21701,  free screenings and checkups, including glucose, cholesterol, vision, hearing test, hepatitis B, etc… In addition, there will be free flu shots as well!
  • An Evening on the Riviera, Benefits YMCA children’s programs and Heartly House, Oct. 4, Frederick Fair Grounds
  • Walk to Stop Diabetes – Oct. 13, 12 pm. Baker Park.
  • Pink Ribbon 5K Run/Walk, Oct. 5, Baker Park
  • Pink Ribbon Gala, Oct. 19, William Talley Recreation Center
  • Golftoberfest for Cystic Fibrosis, October 26th at Hollow Creek.
  • Walk & Wag, Oct. 19, Baker Park. Hosted by The Frederick County Humane Society
  • See more non-profit events on the Frederick Community Calendar

For History Buffs:

 For Frederick Foodies:

Fall Festivals Galore! Autumn Pumpkins & Corn Mazes

 Halloween Fun in Frederick Md

♥ Enjoy October Fun in Frederick!*   *   *

Karen Highland

I'm a real estate agent, real estate blogger, communications director, a wife, mom (empty nest - yay!), dog-lover, and wine-lover. Frederick Md is a great place to live, work and brag about! The Highland Group. 301-401-5119 Google


  1. You are amazing Karen! This is such a great list. We shared it on our Facebook page. Thank you!

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