Harford’s Best Fall Festivals you Don’t Want to Miss – Weekend of Sept 24-25

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There are SO many fun festivals during Autumn!  It seems like every single weekend during September through Thanksgiving, there is something fun happening around Harford County.  I didn’t want anyone to miss any of these fun opportunities to be with your families and experience the fun , so I composed this great list of Harford’s Best Fall Festivals you Don’t Want to Miss for the weekend of Sept 24 -25.  Please share it with your friends, and if you have one to add to my list please comment below or send me an email at harryupandgo7@gmail.com.  Don’t forget to sign up for my email list at the bottom of this post so you never miss any of the Harry Up and GO fun happening!


We are often asked “How do you do it with ALL those kids?”  Well first, I respond with, “We just do!”   Then I was thinking about it and I realized one of the most important things that gets me through all these fun adventures is the fact that we are PREPARED!  When getting ready to go to festivals, pumpkin patches and really any time we leave the house – I am packing food and other essentials that I know will make our lives easier when we get there.  If you are heading out to any festivals and such this fall, here are some products that we use when we head out the door.

First is a good cooler bag

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!  We ALWAYS bring food wherever we go.  I have a large cooler bag
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and a small cooler bag
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and I use one of them every single day. NEVER leave home without packing some drinks and snacks at least. Juice boxes and waters work well or we love these Thermos Funtainers
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which keep the kids drinks cold for HOURS! Another must for us is our stroller
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or a wagon. Wagons are great for fall festivals and pumpkin patches because it doubles as a pumpkin holder! And even the big kids can take a turn in the wagon! We really like these utility wagons
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, but the kids wagons like these
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work great too! You could also surprise the kids with something fun to wear like a pumpkin hats
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, or a Jack-O-Lantern Hat
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! They would make super cute pictures in their wagon with the hats on! Being prepared with a spare change of clothes always helps as well. I keep a spare change of clothes for every member of the family in the car. I’ve needed it often and am always glad I thought ahead!

We never leave home without the stroller or wagon!
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We never leave home without the stroller or wagon!

Weekend of September 23-25th Harford Fall Festivals

St. Margaret Parish Fall Festival

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Rides * Games * Food * Family Fun
Friday, Sept 23:  4 pm – 10 pm
Saturday, Sept 24:  Noon – 10 pm
Sunday, Sept 25:  10 am – 2:00 pm

Saint Margaret Parish
141 N. Hickory Ave ~ Bel Air

For more details CLICK HERE for the event flyer!

Marshy Point Nature Center – 9th Annual Fall Festival

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Saturday Sept 24 10:00 – 4:00, Middle River, MD

Join us for activities including apple cider pressing, bird hikes, crafts, demonstrations, and guided canoe trips. Rain or shine! FREE admission and parking in the park is FREE!

There will also be a Mini Marsh Mucker Obstacle Course Run for kids! Prepare to get really dirty, so bring a change of clothes. Ages 3-5, 6-9, and 10 & up. $5 per child.”

See Marshy Point’s Facebook Page or their website for more information, or for the event flyer click HERE

Bel Air Church of the Nazarene – 12th Annual Fall Festival

2430 Conowingo Rd, Bel Air, Maryland 21015

Saturday September 24, 10:00 – 4:00

Join us for our FREE community Fall Festival! Enjoy Children’s games, pony rides, moon bounces, entertainment, a car show, and more! Food is available for purchase and local craft vendors will be displaying and selling their handmade products.

For more details click HERE.


Steppingstone Farm MuseumFall Harvest & Craft Festival

Saturday September 24 and Sunday September 25 11:00 – 4:00


“Take in the foliage at Harford County’s original Fall Fest! This event will feature craft booths, scarecrow making, pumpkin painting, apple bobbing, cider pressing, apple butter making, hay rides, petting zoo, Punch & Judy and magic shows, bluegrass music, food vendors, and historic tours. The museum will be selling mums, apples, pumpkins, kettle corn, apple butter and more for your fall decorating and munching needs! This is a rain or shine event. Additional fees apply only for purchased items you take home (food, crafts, mums, etc). All proceeds benefit the nonprofit Steppingstone Museum Association to support our educational programs and care of our historic buildings and collections.
Admission is $10 for adults, children 12 & under are free.”

Hawks Hollow Farm – Welcome Fall Festival

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Sunday September 25th 9:00 – 3:00

7615 Bradshaw Rd, Kingsville, Maryland 21087

“Please join us as we welcome fall with family fun!
Join us from 9-3
Hawks Hollow Farms invites you out to the farm to welcome the Fall season!!! Join us from 9-3 as we celebrate celebrate the beginning of fall with pony rides, petting zoo, mini horses, photo booth and all your favorite vendors!!!
Tables will be available for those who wish to set up a yard sale table! Call Amanda to reserve yours. Must bring your own table. $10 a space.
This event is rain or shine!

For more information CLICK HERE.

MD Agricultural Resource Center – 7th Annual Family Farm Day

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Maryland Agricultural Resource Council

1114 Shawan Rd, Cockeysville, Maryland 21030
Sunday at 8 AM – 5 PM

Family Farm Day is an agricultural showcase that is fun, educational and family friendly. At this event visitors can: listen to live bluegrass, country and R&B music, browse the offerings of a .3 mile long sugar maple lined alee featuring locally grown fruits, vegetables, flowers, honey, meats, and cheeses; learn about gardening and bee keeping; get up close and personal with a variety of farm animals, tour the farm, see fox hounds, and horses in action, and spend time in the kid zone that will have pony rides, peddle carts, pumpkin painting, face painting, puppet shows, and other fun activities.

Sunday, September 25th from 8AM – 5PM at the Baltimore County Ag-Center and Farm Park (1114 Shawan Rd. Cockeysville, MD 21030).

Cost is $20 per carload and this includes Kidzone passes as well!”


Healthy Harford Day 2016

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Saturday Sept. 24,  9:00 – 1:00

119 South Hays Street, Bel Air

“Get ready for a whole lot of healthy fun at the sixth annual Healthy Harford Day!
Last year more than 2,500 took part in this community health festival–let’s beat that record for 2016
FREE exercise classes, cooking demonstrations and performances will take place all day. Attendees are encouraged to come dressed to move and get active!
Activities and presentations scheduled throughout the event include:
• Healthy cooking demonstrations and tastings
• Get your heart pumping with FREE exercise classes: Arena Club Kids, the Y of Central Maryland, Jazzercise, Zumba, Kanggoo Jumps demo, Urban Line Dancing, martial arts, Irish dance demonstrations and more
• Free massages
• Gardening tips and creating healthy landscapes
• Hands on CPR and AED training for all ages
• Blood pressure and other health screenings
• Information on non-toxic living
• Bring your bike helmet to have it professionally fit. Low cost bike helmets available, but supplies are limited.
• Bike rodeo for kids to learn safe cycling
• Disease management tips about Lyme disease, Asthma, Cancer, etc.
• Running clubs and the latest in running fashion
Great children’s area – learn how to kick a soccer ball with a player from the Baltimore Blast!
The complete schedule of events and vendors is posted on http://www.healthyharford.org/.”

SO MANY CHOICES!!!!  And if this list is not enough for you, you could check out all of the pumpkin patches in our area for lots of fall fun.  Most of the Pumpkin Patches are getting ready to open for all the Fall fun this weekend.  Make sure you check out my post on the BEST pumpkin patches in our area if that is what you would like to do this weekend or in the future.  Click on the picture below!

After you are all Fall Festival’d out…stop by an awesome Harford Family Friendly Restaurant, like one of the ones I have highlighted in my post below!

Harry Up and GO’s Top Family Friendly Restaurants in and around Harford County, MD


So what will you be doing this weekend?  Please share this post with your friends and family and on Facebook and other social media.  I hope you found it helpful!  So Harry Up and GO have some Fall Fun!! Check back next week for a NEW LIST of festivals for the first weekend in October!  Don’t forget to sign up for our EMAIL LIST so you never miss out on all the Harry Up and GO fun!

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