The dates for the Virginia Film Festival at the University of Virginia were listed incorrectly in last Sunday's Travel section. The correct dates are Oct. 21-24. (Published 09/12/1999)


SEPT. 11: Boardwalk Arts Festival, Bethany Beach. Ocean breezes while you appreciate the art. 302-539-2100.

Amish Country Bike Tour, begins in Dover. 302-697-6400.

SEPT. 11-12: Chadds Ford Days Colonial Fair, Chadds Ford. 610-388-7376.

Nanticoke Indian Powwow, Millsboro. More than 50 visiting tribes, Indian delicacies and exhibits. 302-934-6777.

OCT. 2: Boast the Coast, Lewes. Boat rides, dolphins and a lighted boat parade on the Lewes Canal. 302-645-8073.

OCT. 3: Coast Day, Lewes. A fun way to learn about the shore and ocean. 302-831-8083.

OCT. 9-10: Fall Surf-Fishing Tournament, Fenwick. 302-539-2100.

OCT. 14-17: Rehoboth Beach Autumn Jazz Festival, Rehoboth. Concerts, films, exhibits. 1-800-29-MUSIC.

OCT. 23-Nov. 21: Chrysanthemum Festival at Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square. Fall's favorite flower in all its glory. 610-388-1000.

OCT. 30-31: Sea Witch Halloween and Fiddlers Festival, Rehoboth. A parade and costume, pet, and fiddling and broom-tossing contests. 1-800-441-1329.


WEEKENDS THROUGH OCT. 31: Maryland Renaissance Festival, Annapolis. Relive the 16th century. 410-266-7304.

SEPT. 10-12: Maryland Seafood Festival, Sandy Point State Park. Live entertainment and great food for a good cause. 410-268-7682.

SEPT. 11: Gospel Music Crab Feast or Party Music Crab Feast, Baltimore. Reservations required. 1-888-375-0080.

Western Maryland Brew Fest, Deep Creek Lake. Microbrews on tap. 301-387-2182.

SEPT. 12: African American Heritage Festival, Berlin. Artists, a fashion show, praise and worship teams. 1-800-322-1988.

SEPT. 16-19: Polkamotion-By-the-Ocean, Ocean City. Four days of polka music, dancing and lessons. 1-800-OC-OCEAN.

SEPT. 17-19: Baltimore Irish Festival, Baltimore. 410-837-0685.

SEPT. 18: Baltimore International Rhythm Festival, Baltimore. Outdoor performances and parade. 410-235-7966.

SEPT. 18-19: Maryland Wine Festival & Bike Tour, Westminster. Ride a 10-, 30- or 50-mile route through Carroll County for charity, or sample wines. 1-800-654-4645 or 1-800-642-1184 (bikes).

Mid-Atlantic Reptile Show, Timonium. Captive-bred reptiles, lectures and supplies. 410-580-0850.

SEPT. 19: Hispanic Festival, Adelphi. Ethnic foods and displays, games and rides. 301-445-4500.

SEPT. 25: Eastern Shore Fall Festival Championship Jousting Tournament, Ridgely. Would-be knights and pony rides. 410-482-2176.

Solomon's Island Biathlon, Solomons Island. Bike and hike for the Bay. 410-326-7282.

SEPT. 25-26: Baltimore Book Festival, Baltimore. Storytellers, signings and stacks of books. 1-800-282-6632.

SEPT. 29-Oct. 3: Calvert County Fair, Barstow. 410-535-0026 or 410-257-3672.

OCT. 2: Mid-Atlantic Small Craft Festival, St. Michaels. Kayaks, canoes and skiffs at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum. 410-745-2916

OCT. 2-3: Fells Point Fun Festival, Baltimore. Street festival to benefit historic preservation. 410-675-6756.

Chesapeake Celtic Festival, Snow Hill. Medieval goings-on at the Furnace Town Historic Site. 410-632-2032.

Fall Harvest Days, Westminster. Scarecrows, apple butter and wagon rides at the Carroll County Farm Museum. 1-800-654-4645.

OCT. 7-11: U.S. Sailboat Show, Annapolis. The biggest sail show in the country. 410-268-8828.

OCT. 9: Grand Militia Muster, St. Mary's City. A gathering of 17th-century reenactment units. 1-800-762-1634.

OCT. 9-10: Colonial Craftsmen Weekend, Kingsville. Living history at Gunpowder Falls State Park. 410-592-2897.

OCT. 13-17: Great Chesapeake Bay Schooner Race, Baltimore. A race from Fells Point to Norfolk to benefit the Bay. 757-393-2224.

OCT. 14-16: Chocolate Festival, Baltimore. Mmmmm. 410-685-6169.

OCT. 14-17: Autumn Glory Festival, Oakland. Parades and fiddling in a scenic setting. 301-334-1948.

OCT. 15-17: Hagerstown Pow-Wow. American Indian festival. 252-257-5383.

OCT. 16-17: Oktoberfest at Schifferstadt, Frederick. 301-663-3885.

OCT. 29-30: Ghost Walk, Scotland. Stroll with the ghosts of Point Lookout's past. Reservations required. 301-872-5688.


THROUGH OCT. 30: Amazing Maize Maze, Paradise. Wander through a 10-acre maze or several smaller ones. 717-687-6843.

SEPT. 13-OCT. 24: Peddler's Village Scarecrow Festival, Philadelphia. American folk art and really big scarecrows. 215-794-4000.

SEPT. 15-25: Philadelphia's Fringe Festival, Old City Philadelphia. 100 artists and ensembles in this avant-garde festival. 215-413-1318.

SEPT. 17-19, 25-26: Penn's Colony Festival, Pittsburgh. Colonial artists, crafts and entertainment. 412-487-6922

SEPT. 18-19: Washington-Greene County Covered Bridge Festival. Tour nine covered bridge sites. 724-228-5520.

SEPT. 24-26: Celtic Classic Highland Games & Festival, Bethlehem. Bagpipes, dancing and plenty for the lads and lassies. 610-868-9599.

WEEKENDS IN OCTOBER: Autumnfest, Seven Springs Mountain Resort, Champion. Take in the fall colors from a chairlift or zip down the alpine slide. 1-800-452-2223.

OCT. 2-3: Craftsmen of the Endless Mountains Flaming Foliage Show, Forksville. Heritage crafters. 570-928-9427.

OCT. 8-10: Fall Farm Days at the Amish Farm and House, Lancaster. Hayrides, carving, quilting and demos. 717-394-6185.

OCT. 10: Steamtown Marathon, Scranton. A marathon through 15 historic communities. 1-800-22-WELCOME.

OCT. 23-24: Bucks County Pumpkinfest, Doylestown. 215-345-6644.


SEPT. 10-12: Blues at the Beach, Virginia Beach. Big-time acts, carnival and fireworks. 800-VA-BEACH.

SEPT. 11: Bay Seafood Festival, Lancaster. Sample the bounty of the bay. Advance tickets. 540-435-4171.

Indian Heritage Festival and Powwow, Martinsville. Gathering of tribes with dancing, folklore and kids' stuff. 540-666-8600.

Glenwood Races, Loudoun County. Steeplechase and flat racing without the hoopla or crowds of Gold Cup. 540-687-3455.

Microfestivus, Roanoke. Outdoor celebration of microbrews. 540-857-4383.

SEPT. 17-19: UMOJA Festival, Portsmouth. Afrocentric cultural celebration. 1-800-PORTS-VA.

SEPT. 17-OCT. 17: "The Conflict," an outdoor drama ni Nelson County based on an episode of "The Waltons." 1-800-282-8223.

SEPT. 18: Street Festival of the Arts, Richmond. More than 50 artists, plus arts activities for kids. 804-233-1758.

Annual Black Arts Festival, Fredericksburg. African American entertainment, art work and culture. 1-800-678-4748.

Virginia Children's Festival, Norfolk. Hands-on activities for kids. 757-441-2345.

SEPT. 18-19: Fauquier County Fall Farm Tour, Fauquier County. Spend two days driving from farm to farm through this picturesque countryside.

SEPT. 19-Dec. 12: Chesapeake Bay Eco-Safari, Hampton. Half-day boat trips to learn about life in the bay. 1-800-320-2055.

SEPT. 23-OCT. 3: State Fair of Virginia, Richmond. Entertainment, rides and contests. 1-800-588-3247.

SEPT. 25: Williamsburg Scottish Festival Games, Williamsburg. Dance, drumming, piping at a winery. 757-565-0011.

SEPT. 25-26: Middleburg Horse Trials, Loudoun County. Dressage, cross-country and stadium jumping events. 540-687-5449.

Virginia Peanut Festival, Emporia. Celebrate goobers. 804-348-3378.

OCT. 1-3: Waterford Homes Tour and Crafts Exhibit. Gawk at lovely homes and witness reenactments. 540-882-3085.

OCT. 2-3: Monticello Wine and Food Festival, Charlottesville. Tour Jefferson's estate and sample the fruition of one of his dreams: Virginia wine. 804-296-4188.

OCT. 9: Mountain Foliage Festival, Independence. Outhouses on wheels race down the street in the Grand Privy Race. 540-773-2307.

Chincoteague Oyster Festival. All-you-can-eat. Advance tickets. 757-336-6161.

OCT. 9-10: Civil War Reenactment, Williamsburg. 804-541-7759.

Historic Appomattox Railroad Festival. Parade and family fun. 804-352-8268.

Virginia Garlic Festival, Amherst County. 800-732-5821.

OCT. 15-17: Fall Foliage Festival, Clifton Forge. The usual fare at fairs but in the lovely Allegheny Mountains. 540-862-4463.

OCT. 16-17: Yorktown Victory Celebration, York County. Revolutionary War weekend encampment and reenactment. 1-888-593-4682.

OCT. 16-20: Town Point Virginia Wine Festival, Norfolk. More than 25 Virginia vineyards gather on the Elizabeth River waterfront. 757-441-2345.

OCT. 23-30: James River Plantations Spirits Progressive House Tour, Williamsburg. Candlelight tours on a ghostly theme. 804-829-2480.

OCT. 23-24: Oktoberfest, Virginia Beach. 1-800-VA-BEACH.

OCT. 30-NOV. 2: Virginia Film Festival, Charlottesville. A celebration of American celluloid. 1-800-UVA-FEST.

West Virginia

SEPT. 11-12: West Virginia Honey Festival, Mineral Wells. 304-428-5835.

SEPT. 11-20: Mason-Dixon Festival, Morgantown. Frontier musical river song and pageant. 304-599-1104.

SEPT. 24-26: Fall Mountain Heritage Arts and Crafts Festival, Charles Town. A top traditional craft fair. 1-800-624-0577.

SEPT. 25: Gauley River Festival, Summersville. A huge gathering of white-water nuts. 914-586-2355.

Autumn Harvest Festival and Roadkill Cook-Off, Marlinton. Okay, so it's really a wild game cooking contest, but they got your attention. 800-336-7009.

SEPT. 25-26: West Virginia Wine and Jazz Fest, Morgantown. 304-292-3311 or 304-292-5081.

OCT. 1-3: West Virginia Pumpkin Festival, Milton. Pumpkin contests and delicacies. 304-743-9222.

OCT. 8-10: Mountaineer Balloon Festival, Morgantown. Balloons galore and rides (for a price). 304-296-8356.

OCT. 9-10: Apple Butter Festival, Berkeley Springs. 304-258-3738.

OCT. 14-17. Mountain State Apple Harvest Festival, Martinsburg. Participate in the Apple Trample Run or stuff your face with pie. 304-263-2500.

OCT. 16: New River Gorge Bridge Day, Fayetteville. Marvel at jumpers parachuting from the world's longest single-arch span. 1-800-927-0263.

OCT. 24-30: Old Time Week and Fiddlers Reunion, Elkins. Concerts, workshops and square dancing. 304-637-1209.

Information, Please

For more details on upcoming events and info on lodging, attractions and restaurants, the following phone numbers and Web sites may be helpful:

Delaware: 1-800-441-8846 or

Maryland: 1-800-634-7386 or

New Jersey: 1-800-847-4865 or

New York: 1-800-456-8369 or

Pennsylvania: 1-800-847-4872 or

Virginia: 1-800-847-4882 or

West Virginia: 1-800-225-5982 or

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