Oktoberfest at Kentlands (Photos)
The city of Gaithersburg presented the 22nd annual celebration of Oktoberfest at the Kentlands on Oct. 13. This year’s expanded festival covered 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.
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 graced 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 were featured.
Just a few blocks away, along Main Street in the commercial heart of Kentlands, the fun continued 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 were open.
Oktoberfest at the Kentlands was 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.