St. Mary’s College Announces Dates for Fall Festival Hawktoberfest


(St. Mary’s City, Md.) Thursday, September 7, 2017 - Come out and join St. Mary’s College of Maryland for a full weekend of festive fall activities during Hawktoberfest, Oct. 20 - 22. The annual event attracts more than 1,000 visitors to the College’s waterfront campus each year.

Hawktoberfest weekend is comprised of a variety of free and low-cost events for community members, students and their families, and the College community to enjoy, including:

  • Taste of Southern Maryland, Friday, 5 - 7:30 p.m.
  • 18th Annual Petruccelli 5K, Saturday, 8 a.m. race start
  • Kids’ Corner, Saturday, 12 – 5 p.m.
  • Arboretum Guided Tree Walk, Saturday, 1 – 2 p.m.
  • St. Mary’s River Cruises, Saturday, 1 p.m., 2 p.m., 3 p.m., and 4 p.m.
  • Bamboo Boat Race, Saturday, 4 – 5 p.m. (construction begins at 12 p.m.)
  • Crab Feast, Saturday, 6 – 8 p.m.
  • Brunch Buffet, Sunday, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

For a full list of events and to register for any event for that weekend, visit Registration is now open through Thursday, Oct. 12.

St. Mary’s College of Maryland is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education through 2024-2025. St. Mary’s College, designated the Maryland state honors college in 1992, is ranked one of the best public liberal arts schools in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. Approximately 1,600 students attend the college, nestled on the St. Mary’s River in Southern Maryland.

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