Oktoberfest at the Kentlands

Oktoberfest at the Kentlands

Sunday, October 9, 2016

The City of Gaithersburg presents the 25th annual celebration of Oktoberfest at the Kentlands, Sunday, October 9, 2016, from noon to 5 p.m. The festival covers Kentlands Village Green, the grounds of Kentlands Mansion, Main Street and Market Square.

Vendor and Sponsor Applications will be available soon.

Admission and parking are free. Free wheelchair accessible shuttle service will run regularly during festival hours to and from satellite parking at 200 Orchard Ridge Drive, just off of Quince Orchard Road.

Wine-tasting featuring local Maryland vineyards and retailers, a traditional Beer Garden, food vendors and the ever-popular performances of the Alte Kameraden German Band and Alt-Washingtonia Bavarian Dancers will grace Old Farm, the grounds around the Arts Barn and Kentlands Mansion. A second stage showcasing a cappella performance groups, artists and crafters, free horse-drawn wagon rides, apple cider pressing, traditional Oktoberfest crafts for children, and nonprofit vendors offering activities and giveaways are also featured at this location.

Just a few blocks away, along Main Street in the commercial heart of Kentlands, the fun continues with four more stages of entertainment featuring variety bands and community groups, an extended business expo, strolling entertainers, mini golf, children’s crafts, inflatables, and plenty of restaurants and retail establishments to explore.

Explore the festival and navigate your day with the Oktoberfest at the Kentlands App. You’ll find it within the Arts & Events Mobile App, available free from iTunes and Google Play (search Gaithersburg Arts & Events).

For more information contact the Department of Parks, Recreation & Culture.