photo of Agricultural History Farm Park Barn

Weekend Planner, Sept. 30 – Oct. 2 (VIDEOS)

Two popular Halloween attractions open this weekend. Field of Screams, located at 4501 Olney Laytonsville Road near Olney, includes a haunted trail, haunted house, and haunted hayride. Markoff’s Haunted Forest includes two haunted trails, a funhouse, ziplines and giant swings. Markogg’s is located at 9120 Martinsburg Road in Dickerson. Here are some of our weekend picks from the calendar:

Friday, September 30: 

Saturday, October 1: 

  • Taste of Bethesda includes over 50 restaurants and five stages of entertainment.  Admission is free, ample free parking is available in downtown Bethesda’s public garages. Tickets to taste are $5 for four tickets.
  • The Bethesda-Chevy Chase Rescue Squad’s Open House takes place from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in conjunction with Taste of Bethesda.
  • The Damascus Harvest Festival features entertainment, food, a pumpkin patch, paint your own pumpkins, fall themed games, activities and a local business fair from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Damascus Volunteer Fire Department Activities Center.
  • Experience farm life from the 1850s to the present at the 25th annual Harvest Festival at the Agricultural History Farm Park in Derwood. From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Learn how to save water and energy at Energy Exploration, an interactive experience for all ages, at Olney Library from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Olney Theatre presents The Diary of Anne Frank at 1:45 and  7:45 p.m.
  • It’s comedy night at Bethesda Blues and Jazz Club with Joe Clair & Friends with two shows, 7 and 10 p.m.
  • BlackRock Center for the Arts presents District Comedy at 8:30 pm.

Sunday, October 2: 

Coming up next week:

  • Saturday, October 8: Route 108 Fall Music Festival at the Sandy Spring Museum features six hours of continuous live music, workshops with the musicians, craft beers, and local wines.

More things to do: see the latest Culture Spot MC video calendar:

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