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September 16, 2004

Fall festival

Celebrating the fall harvest the old-fashioned way, Weber's Cider Mill Farm hosts the Johnny Appleseed Festival Saturday and Sunday with traditional farm games and wares from Maryland apple growers.

Browse displays of fresh-pressed apple cider, home-baked fruit pies and preserves. Walk through the hay maze, eat some pit beef, hop on the hayride, pick apples, make a scarecrow or have your face painted. Stop by the Olde Barn Gift Shop or catch the Satyr Hill Band's acoustic jams.

The festival runs 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Weber's Cider Mill Farm, 2526 Proctor Lane, Cub Hill. Free. Call 410-668-4488 or visit

African-American fest

Experience Baltimore County's African-American history Saturday at the eighth annual African-American Cultural Festival in Towson. Meet members of African-American military units such as the Tuskegee Airmen and the Montfort Point Marines.

Browse displays by the Buffalo Soldiers and the Benjamin Banneker Museum and Center. Take the free bus tour of Towson's Hampton Mansion, a gravesite of re-located slaves, East Towson, Schwartz Avenue and Lutherville. Catch musical performances by Jeffrey Osborne and Vicki Winans.

The festival runs 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday at the Towson Courthouse Plaza. Free. Call 410-887-5557 or visit www.aa

- Sam Sessa

RV Show

The Fall Maryland RV Show rolled into town last week and has set up camp at the Maryland State Fairgrounds in Timonium. Recreational-vehicle enthusiasts and those who are just curious to step into one of the vast trailers or vans are invited to the show, which runs tomorrow through Sunday.

Visitors will see more than 85 brand-name trailers, conversion vans, motor homes and truck inserts. There will be camping and RV accessories for sale, and dealer representatives will answer questions.

The RV show runs 10 a.m.-7 p.m. tomorrow and Saturday and 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday at the Maryland State Fairgrounds, 2200 York Road, Timonium. $7; free for ages under 12. Call 410-561-7323 or visit

- Lori Sears

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