Murder-Mystery Theater, Pumpkin Festival, Classic Car Show and More in Montgomery County this Weekend

Looking for some Halloween-themed fun and other things to do this weekend? Check out some of the fun things going on around town.

Pineapple Fiesta Quilt Show

  • Where:  Universities at Shady Grove, 9630 Gudelsky Drive, Building II, Rockville, MD 20850.
  • When: Saturday, Oct.  20, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Description:  Quilting show featuring 200+ quilts.  Includes silent auction, merchant mall, boutique and more.
  • Pricing: $6.00

Nightmare Screamplex

  • Where:  18031 Central Park Circle, Boyds, MD 20841.
  • When:  Sept. 29, 2012 – Nov. 3, 2012, 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. (last tickets sold at 10:00 p.m.).
  • Description:  Halloween themed park with attractions including a paintball shooting range, tarot readings, live magic, bungee run, moon bounce, bonfire and more.
  • Pricing:  Prices differ for various attractions.  See website for pricing info.

Mystery Dinner

  • Where:  7711 Eastern Ave, Silver Spring, MD
  • When: Oct. 20, 2012, 6:00 p.m.
  • Description:  A murder mystery is performed at the Historic Blair Mansion Inn after dinner is served.
  • Pricing: $50.00

15th Annual, Bethesda Row Arts Festival

  • Where:  Bethesda Ave, Woodmont Ave, Elm St & 7250 Woodmont Ave, Bethesda, MD.
  • When: Sat., Oct.  20, 2012 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m., Sun. Oct. 21, 2012, 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Description:  Fine Arts Festival featuring 180 artists over four blocks.
  • Pricing:  Free

32nd Annual, Butler's Orchard Pumpkin Festival

  • Where:  Butler's Orchard, 22200 Davis Mill Road, Germantown, MD 20876. 
  • When:  Sat., Oct. 20, Sun., Oct. 21, 2012, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Description:  Pumpkin festival includes hayrides, pony rides, hayloft jumping, food, crafts, animals, live entertainment, straw maze and more.
  • Pricing:  $6.75-11.00

Antique and Classic Car Show

  • Where:  Rockville City Center Park, 603 Edmonston Dr., Rockville, MD 20850.
  • When: Sat. Oct. 20, 2012, 11:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. (Rain Date: Oct. 27)
  • Description:  More than 400 antique and classic cars on display.
  • Pricing:  Free

The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain

  • Where:  The Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda, MD 20852.
  • When:  Sat., Oct. 20, 2012, 2:00 p.m.
  • Description:  Musical group performs iconic works with new and unique instruments and comedy.
  • Pricing:  Click here for ticket prices.

Pumpkin TrolleyFest

  • Where:  National Capital Trolley Museum 1313 Bonifant Rd, Colesville, MD 20905-5955.
  • When: Sat. Oct. 20, Sun. Oct. 21, 2012, 12:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  • Description:  Trolley ride which includes a stop at Pinson’s Pumpkin Market where children may exchange a token for a pumpkin. Sitting at nearby tables, they may decorate their pumpkins to take home.
  • Pricing: $7.00

World of Montgomery Festival

  • Where: Wheaton Triangle, 2424 Reedie Dr., ​Wheaton, MD.
  • When: Sunday, Oct. 21, noon - 5 p.m.
  • Description: The festival showcases the county's rich diversity through food, music, dance, visual art and storytelling. An International Village exhibition focuses on the four countries with the largest immigrant populations in Montgomery County: China, El Salvador, Ethiopia and India. Each country's tent features hands-on activities, demonstrations and presentations to promote international and multi-cultural awareness. Other festival highlights include international crafts vendors, a pupusa cook-off, live entertainment, cooking demonstrations, a youth-made film festival and crafts and community service projects for kids.
  • Price: Free.


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