Although the end of October is coming to an end there are still plenty of things to do and explore in Howard County. Let's see some of them and the rest can be found on our EVENTS page. 

October - November 6: The bond of love transcends the boundaries of life. Adapted from the hit film starring Patrick Swayze, Demi Moore, and Whoopi Goldberg, GHOST – THE MUSICAL follows Sam and Molly, a young couple whose connection takes a shocking turn after Sam’s untimely death. Trapped between two worlds, Sam refuses to leave Molly when he learns she is in grave danger. Desperate to communicate with her, he turns to storefront psychic Oda Mae Brown, who helps him protect Molly and avenge his death. GHOST THE MUSICAL is a poignant romance that builds comedy, suspense, and deeply felt emotion to an ethereal climax that audiences will never forget. Toby's Dinner Theater

October 17: GORILLAZ takes the stage at Merriweather Post Pavilion with special guest Earthgang

October 6 - November 30: This original exhibit explores the history of Ellicott City’s Undertakers and Funeral Homes, some of which are still serving the Howard County community today. The Howard County Welcome Center is located in a historic post office, however, previous to the construction of the post office, it was the site of the first undertakers in Ellicott City, Hillsinger’s Undertakers. There are three other buildings within walking distance of the Welcome Center that once housed undertaker businesses. 

October 22: Join us at the Farm on Saturday, October 22 from 12-4 for an encore performance of our successful Craft Fair and Maker’s Market.  We’re inviting some of the best local artisans, agriculture producers, and crafters in the area for a special day at the farm.  Grab a beer in the taproom (or our field bar) and browse our Market, conveniently located behind our taproom. No tickets are needed, all seating and space on the farm are first come, first served.  So bring your blanket, portable chairs, and canopy tents to make a day of it!

October 22: Costumed pups will start at Clipper’s Canine Cafe. Make a $12 cash donation (per dog) for local rescue Pitties and Purrs Rescue Inc., and you will receive a list of participating OEC businesses then make your way all through town to receive your pup’s treats! Trick-or-treating is from 12-3 pm and ends at The Wine Bin where the Costume Contest will begin promptly at 3:15.
There will be three categories: Cutest, Funniest, and Most Original Homemade with amazing prizes for the winners! 

October 23: AxGard’s annual pumpkin carving is on Sunday, October 23rd at 2 pm. It’ll go either until we close or run out of pumpkins! $15 for a pumpkin and we provide the carving utensils. We’ll also be setting up a shelf on one of our targets for baby pumpkins so you have the option to create a beautiful one or destroy a baby one! Or both! 

October 26: Join the Howard County Conservancy for a free, slightly and delightfully spooky night hike on Oct. 26, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Arborist Lou Meyer and naturalist Woody Merkle will guide hike-seeking creatures lurking in the dark. Suggested for ages 8 and older, with guardians. At Mt. Pleasant, 10520 Old Frederick Road, Woodstock. Registration required: Photo by Baker Fine Art Photography.

October 28: Join us for our 80's Murder Mystery Event on Friday, October 28, 2022. Come in your 80's attire and enjoy an evening with Whodunnit to help solve the latest mystery. We will search for clues, interrogate suspects and solve "whodunnit" while dressed in our best 80s costumes! Please call to book your package.  410-465-1500 Ext. 3

October 28: Nite Bite fishing is back at Centennial Lake. Have you ever wanted to fish at Centennial Lake at night? Now's your chance! Join Howard County Recreation & Parks for a unique opportunity to fish the lake after hours. Bring your own fishing pole, bait, tackle, bug repellant, flashlight or lantern, chair, or boat. Under 16 years must be accompanied by an adult. For detailed information please follow the link. 

October 30: Wilde Halloween Magic Show and Treats! FREE magic show, crafts, and treats for young elementary-aged kids and their families. Registration is strongly recommended!

October 31: Trick or Treat on Main Street in Ellicott City