News Release, St. Mary’s College of Maryland

Registration is now open for one of St. Mary’s College of Maryland’s most popular events, Hawktoberfest, Oct. 4-5, 2019. Combining family weekend and homecoming, the annual event attracts more than 1,000 visitors to the College’s waterfront campus each year for a weekend full of festive fall activities.

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

  • Taste of Southern Maryland, Friday, 5 – 7:30 p.m.
  • Seahawks’ Got Talent Showcase, Friday, 8-10 p.m. 
  • 20th Annual Petruccelli 5K, Saturday, 8 a.m. race start
  • Seahawk Family Social, Saturday, 11 a.m.- 12 p.m.
  • St. Mary’s River Cruises, Saturday, 12 p.m., 1 p.m., 2 p.m., 3 p.m., and 4 p.m.
  • Great Bamboo Boat Race, Saturday, 4 – 5 p.m. (construction begins at 12 p.m.)
  • Hawktoberfest Crab Feast & Picnic, Saturday, 5 – 7 p.m.

For a full list of events and to register for any event for that weekend, visit

Registration is now open through Sept. 22.

David M. Higgins II, Publisher/Editor

David M. Higgins was born in Baltimore and grew up in Southern Maryland. He has had a passion for journalism since high school. After spending many years in the Hospitality Industry he began working in...