This Weekend at Kentlands Mansion: Gaithersburg Oktoberfest and Okto-BOO-Fest!
German culture transforms Kentlands Mansion and the surrounding area into a sprawling party on Sunday, October 13th, when the Gaithersburg Oktoberfest and Okto-BOO-Fest come to town. Inspired by the traditional German celebration, this local bash brings authentic food, drink, and fun to your neck of the woods.
From noon to 5 p.m., you can grab wine or beer from local breweries, including Dogfish Head, and devour German grub at the Oktoberfest celebration. While you do, enjoy a performance by the Alte Kameraden German Band and the Alt-Washingtonia Bavarian Dancers or do some pumpkin-carving and apple cider-pressing. Nearby, the Arts Barn will host a lineup of other activities for Okto-BOO-Fest, ranging from a scavenger hunt to the Plein Aire Paint Out, featuring a slew of local artists. Admission and parking are free.