What: Maryland Renaissance Festival
Where: The festival grounds at 1821 Crownsville Road in Crownsville
When: 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday and weekends until Oct. 23
Why: Because you can't resist stepping back in time to 16th- century England. The annual festival, which takes over 25 acres, offers a re-creation of an old English village and has 10 stages of entertainment, a jousting arena, games, crafts, magic, juggling, music, artisan demonstrations, kids' activities, food and lots more.
Prices: Daily tickets are $17; $15 seniors; $8 ages 7-15; free for ages 6 and under. A two-day pass is $26; a pass for all 19 days of the festival is $70.
Information: Call 800-296-7304 or visit www.rennfest.com