Oktoberfest at the Kentlands
The 23rd Annual Celebration of Oktoberfest at the Kentlands will be held Sunday, October 12, 2014.
The City of Gaithersburg presents the 22nd annual celebration of Oktoberfest at the Kentlands, Sunday, October 13, 2013, from noon to 5 p.m. This year’s expanded festival now covers Kentlands Village Green, the grounds of Kentlands Mansion, Main Street and Market Square, all connected by marked walking paths and a festival-wide trolley route. 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.
A new Wine Terrace, a traditional Beer Garden, food vendors and the ever-popular performances of the Alte Kameraden German Band and Alt-Washingtonia Bavarian Dancers will grace the Old Farm, the grounds around the Arts Barn and Kentlands Mansion. A second stage showcasing folk- rock duo The Kennedys and the Elizabeth, Phil and Chris trio, horse-drawn wagon rides, apple pressing demonstrations and other family-friendly activities are also featured at this location.
Just a few blocks away, along Main Street in the commercial heart of Kentlands, the fun continues with three more stages of entertainment featuring variety bands and community groups, artists, crafters, a business expo, strolling entertainers, chalk artists, aerialists, a children’s crafts and activities area, and plenty of restaurants and retail establishments to explore. Please note some activities have a nominal fee.
While the two areas are within easy walking distance of each other, festival- goers can hop on a connecting trolley as volunteer docents offer information about the history of Kentlands and its significance as an early pioneer in the new urbanist movement.
Oktoberfest at the Kentlands is hosted in partnership with the Kentlands Downtown Partnership, the Kentlands Citizens Assembly and the Kentlands Community Foundation, Growlers Brew Pub, and Pinky and Pepe’s Grape Escape.
For more information call 301-258-6350 or email email@example.com.
Brad Cohen with Capital Bank
Eye Doctors of Washington
Kentlands Foot and Ankle Center
Lakelands Community Association
Pain, Spine, and Rehab Associates
Word of Mouth Style
American Tae Kwon Do Academy
Cub Scout Troop 221
My Gym - Kentlands
Play Around the World
Spidersmart Learning Center
Two Left Feet Dance Studio
Schedule of Events & Activities
|KENTLANDS OLD FARM
|On the Green:
|Noon - 4 ||The Alte Kameraden Band and the Alt-Washingtonia Bavarian Dancers|
Growlers Beer Garden - Featuring Kingpin Kolsch, Vienna Lager, Mashing Pumpkins Pumpkin Ale, and Yorkshire Porter
Oktoberfest Food Court - Authentic German fare and a variety of delicious alternatives
|Around the Mansion:
|Noon - 12:50 ||The Elizabeth, Phil & Chris Trio|
|1:20 - 2:10 ||The Kennedys
|2:40 - 3:30 ||The Elizabeth, Phil & Chris Trio
|4:00 - 4:50 ||The Kennedys|
Pinky and Pepe’s Italian Wine Terrace - Enjoy tastings and/or glasses of 12 fabulous Italian wines, hand-selected by owners Pinky and Pepe and wine-tasting guru Nick Matrese.
Arts Barn Open House
On Stage at the Arts Barn
Open Studios - Stained Glass, Sculpture, Photography, Painting & Jewelry
Visual Arts Demonstrations & Mixed Media Exhibit
(selections from upcoming productions & musical performances)
Neil Simon’s God’s Favorite (Montgomery Playhouse)
Annie (KAT 2nd Stage)
War of the Worlds (Sandy Spring Theatre Group)
SCROOGE, The Musical (Sandy Spring Theatre Group)
Domenic Cicala & Thensome
Kidville Rockin’ Railroad Band
Horse-Drawn Wagon Rides around Inspiration Lake
Kentlands Scavenger Hunt - Kentlands Community Foundation
Family Fall Activities - Pumpkin Painting*, Scarecrow Craft*, Apple Pressing Demo & Activities, Pony Rides
* portion of proceeds benefits CHARACTER COUNTS! Scholarship Fund
Mr. Fall, the Stilt-Walker
Look for these street entertainers and performers in the
downtown area - Chalk Artist, Living Statue, Contortionist,
Mime, Cube Juggler, Aerialists, Ribbon Twirler, and more!
|On Main Street:
|Pumpkin Pavilion for Kids and Families - Sponsored by Local Kentlands Businesses
Main Street Stage - Sponsored in part by Pritchard Music Academy
- Kids Farmers Market - dig for potatoes, plant seeds and more!
- Make tiger masks and Maasai necklaces
- Dance to music from around the world
- Obstacle course, tunnels and bean bag toss, yoga, bubbles, and
|Noon - 12:50 ||The Lone Rangers|
|1:20 - 2:10 ||The Crawdaddies|
|2:40 - 3:30 ||The Lone Rangers|
|4:00 - 4:50 ||The Crawdaddies|
The Community Stage - Featuring performances by local entertainment groups, studios and classes
|Noon||Two Left Feet Dance Studio|
|12:35 ||Duffy School of Irish Dance|
|1:10 ||Pritchard Music Powerhouse Brass|
|1:45 ||Kicks Karate|
|2:15||Fermata Nowhere - Duet Vocal Academy|
|2:45 ||Kentlands Community Chorus|
|3:20 ||Wheaton Dance/Twirl Team|
|4:30 ||Pitches Be Crazy - A Cappella Group|
Artisan Row - Delight in one-of-a-kind artwork, jewelry, pottery, knits, accessories, handbags, and more! Everything is hand made by the artisans here today.
Radiant Hoops Amazing Aerialists - (located at Main and Market Street West)
Performances at 1, 2 & 4 p.m.
Market Square Stage - Sponsored in part by Chyten Premier
Tutoring and Test Preparation
|Noon - 12:50 ||The Kelly Bell Band|
|1:20 - 2:10 ||Captain Jack|
|2:40 - 3:30 ||The Kelly Bell Band|
|4:00 - 4:50 ||Captain Jack|
Market Street Vendors
Inspiration Lane - Featured walking path between Old Farm and Main Street areas.
Business Expo - featuring Kentlands and area businesses - give-aways, activities, prizes, raffles, balloons, and more!.
Oktoberfest Brochure & Map (PDF format)