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Sizzlin’ Summer Calendar

Food Festivals

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summer’s a time for bountiful harvests, and not only the kind that bust up from the earth. Now is also a perfect time to get outdoors, mingle with other folks, and chow down. From freshly-picked strawberries to Caribbean food to barbecue battles, there are many ways to broaden your culinary horizons this season.

Beckwith Church Strawberry Festival, 9 a.m. May 26, Neck District Fire Hall, 954 Cooks Point Road, Cambridge, tourdorchester.org.

Wine and Herb Fest, 1-5 p.m. May 26-27, Boordy Vineyards, 12820 Long Green Pike, Hydes, (410) 592-5015, boordy.com, $12, ages 13-20 $10, ages 2-12 $5.

St. Francis of Assisi Strawberry Festival, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. June 9, Saint Francis of Assisi Sodality, 3615 Harford Road, (410) 235-5136.

Caribbean Wine Festival, 10 a.m. May 26-27, Linganore Winecellars, 13601 Glissans Mill Road, Mount Airy, (410) 795-6432, linganore-wine.com, ages 21 and up $20, ages 18-20 $15, under 18 free with adult.

Soft Shell Spring Fair, noon-5 p.m. May 27, City Dock, Crisfield, (410) 968-2500, crisfieldchamber.com, free.

Strawberry Day, 1-4 p.m. May 27, Furnace Town Living Heritage Museum, 3816 Old Furnace Road, Snow Hill, (410) 632-2032, furnacetown.com, $5, ages 60 and up $4.50, ages 2-13 $3, children under 2 and Nature Conservancy members free.

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

Sandy Spring Strawberry Festival, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. June 2, Sandy Spring Museum, 17901 Bentley Road, Sandy Spring, (301) 774-0022, sandyspringmuseum.org.

Strawberry Festival, 11:30 a.m.-8 p.m. June 2, St. Luke’s (Winters) Lutheran Church, 701 Green Valley Road, New Windsor, (410) 635-6177, stlukesnewwindsor.org.

St. Nicholas Greek Folk Festival, noon-11 p.m. June 7, 11 a.m.-11 p.m. June 8-9, noon-10 p.m. June 10, St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, 520 Ponca St., (410) 633-5020, greekfolkfestival.org.

Great Grapes!, noon-6 p.m. June 2-3, Oregon Ridge Park, Cockeysville, uncorkthefun.com, $25, designated drivers $20, VIP $55, ages 12 and under free.

Strawberry Festival, 3:30-8 p.m. June 9, St. John’s Lutheran Church, 827 Leister’s Church Road, Westminster, (410) 848-6402.

Saint Anthony Festival, noon-8 p.m. June 9-10, St. Leo the Great Roman Catholic Church, 227 S. Exeter St., littleitalymd.com.

St. Mary’s Crab Festival, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. June 9, 42455 Fairgrounds Road, Leonardtown, stmaryscrabfestival.com, $5, ages 11 and under free.

Delmarva Chicken Festival, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. June 15-16, Centre at Salisbury, 2300 N. Salisbury Blvd., Salisbury, (800) 878-2449, dpichicken.org.

Ox Roast, 5-9 p.m. June 15, Ali Ghan Shrine Club picnic grounds, 13100 Ali Ghan Road, Cumberland, (301) 722-7268, friendsaware.org, $20.

Beer, Bourbon and BBQ Festival, 6-10 p.m. June 15, 2-6 p.m. June 16, National Harbor Marina, 168 National Plaza, National Harbor, beerandbourbon.com, $25-$85, ages 12 and under free.

Vine Rewind Festival, 10 a.m. June 23-24, Linganore Winecellars, 13601 Glissans Mill Road, Mount Airy, (410) 795-6432, linganore-wine.com, $20, ages 18-20 $15, under 18 with an adult free.

National Capital Barbecue Battle, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. June 23, 11 a.m.-7:30 p.m. June 24, Pennsylvania Avenue NW between 9th and 14th streets, Washington, D.C., (202) 828-3099, bbqdc.com, $15, ages 6-12 $5.

Seafood Fest, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. June 23, Kronsberg Park, Tilghman Island, tilghmanislandmd.com.

Caribbean Carnival Festival, 4-9 p.m. July 13, noon-9 p.m. July 14-15, Clifton Park, Harford Road and St. Lo Drive, (410) 362-2957, itsbmorecarnival.com.

Potomac Jazz and Seafood Festival, 2-9 p.m. July 14, St. Clement’s Island Museum, 38370 Point Breeze Road, Colton’s Point, (301) 769-2222, $60, museum members $55, ages 12 and under free, advanced sale only.

Reggae Wine Festival, 10 a.m. July 21-22, Linganore Winecellars, 13601 Glissans Mill Road, Mount Airy, (410) 795-6432, linganore-wine.com, $20, ages 18-20 $15, under 18 with an adult free.

J. Millard Tawes Crab and Clam Bake, noon-4 p.m. July 18, Somers Cove Marina Grounds, 7th Street, Crisfield, (800) 782-3913, crisfieldchamber.com, $40.

Crab Feed Catered by Harris Seafood, 6-10 p.m. July 21, Westminster Fire Hall, 28 John St., Westminster, (410) 848-1800, $40.

Surf and Turf SummerTime Fun Festival, 3 p.m.-8 p.m. July 21, Carroll County Farm Museum, 500 S. Center St., Westminster, (410) 386-3880, $5, ages 7-18 and 60 and over $4, ages 6 and under free.

LatinoFest, noon-10 p.m. June 23, noon-9 p.m. June 24, Patterson Park at Linwood and Eastern avenues, (410) 563-3160, latinofest.org, $5, under 5 free.

Chesapeake Folk Festival, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. July 28, Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, 213 N. Talbot St., St. Michaels, (410) 745-2916, cbmm.org, $15, seniors $12, ages 6-17 $6, ages 5 and under and members free.

Annapolis Rotary Crab Feast, 5-8 p.m. Aug. 3, Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium, 550 Taylor Ave., Annapolis, (877) 333-9667, annapolisrotary.com, $60, ages 3-12 $20, under 3 free.

Old-Fashioned Corn Roast Festival, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Aug. 4, Union Mills Homestead, 3311 Littlestown Pike, Westminster, (410) 848-2288, unionmills.org.

136th Annual Dutch Picnic Festival, 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Aug. 4, Trinity Lutheran Church, 833 Deer Park Road, Westminster, (410) 848-0779, trinitywired.org/dutch-picnic.

International Festival, noon-9 p.m. Aug. 4-5, Poly-Western High School, 1400 W. Cold Spring Lane, (410) 396-3141, free.

Havre De Grace Seafood Festival, 4-8 p.m. Aug. 10, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Aug. 11, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Aug. 12, Tydings Memorial Park, Havre De Grace, (410) 939-1525, hdgseafoodfestival.org.

Fest Africa, 1-9 p.m. Aug. 11-12, Veterans Plaza, 1 Veterans Place, Silver Spring, (410) 608-0420, festafricausa.com, free.

Saint Gabriel Festival, noon-8 p.m. Aug. 18-19, St. Leo the Great Roman Catholic Church, 227 S. Exeter St., littleitalymd.com, $1.

Peach Festival, 3:30-8 p.m. Aug. 25, St. John’s Lutheran Church, 827 Leister’s Church Road, Westminster, (410) 848-6402.

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