It’s Labor Day weekend, which means if you’re not heading out of town to the beach, you’re stuck with the ghost town that Baltimore has become. But who said ghosts can’t have fun? There is more going on than you think this weekend including a fair, a festival, cake making, and a boat tour.
Sick of the city? Missing the days you could head to the local fair ground for some down-home entertainment and deep-fried whatever? The Maryland State fair is just 30 minutes outside of the city in Lutherville/Timonium and packed with concerts, ponies, vendors, and fair food. Catch a breath of fresh air before the fair closes after it’s final weekend on September 1.
If you are obsessed with cake, or BBQ, or both, then Charm City Cakes has a Labor Day BBQ Cake-making class that you may want to prep the grill for. Students will be supplied with an 6″ iced cake, and learn how to cover it in rolled fondant. They will also be taught some airbrush, and hand brushing skills. They will then top the cake off with a fondant hotdog and hamburger. The class is held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, August 30 and you must register in advance ($150 per participant).
Looking for a Star-Spangled Experience to punctuate the holiday weekend? Fort McHenry is holding boat tours through September 30 that leave on the hour from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. While on board, journey back to 1814 and hear the Battle of Baltimore from the viewpoint of Francis Scott Key. Tickets are $10 for adults and the perfect introduction to Baltimore for visiting family.
For those who fancy themselves particularly … Medieval … or for families simply looking for fun, costumes, and entertainment, the Maryland Renaissance Festival is back in full force on Monday, September 1. The Maryland Renaissance Festival is located on Crownsville Road, in Anne Arundel County in Crownsville, just outside of Annapolis, MD. Enjoy homey food and shop for artisan crafts while getting back in touch with your… roots?