Every fall, the annual German beer festival brings Oktoberfest to life. The 186th Oktoberfest celebration is an autumn tradition not to be missed. The annual celebration held in Munich, Germany celebrates beer, German cuisine, and Bavarian culture. Festivities usually kick off in late September and continue through mid-October.
Montgomery County’s breweries create German-inspired suds and throw street festivals, parties, and other festive events.
Here is a list of some of the best festivals held in Montgomery County for those interested in grabbing a beer, listening to live music and more:
Saturday, October 5 at 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Century Boulevard, Germantown
Saturday, October 5 at 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Rockville Town Square, Rockville
Saturday, October 5 at 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Wheaton Park District, Wheaton
Sunday, October 6 at noon to 4 p.m.
Pike and Rose, North Bethesda
Sunday, October 13 at noon to 5:00 p.m.
Kentlands Mansion, Gaithersburg
Sunday, October 20 at 2:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Good Counsel High School, Olney
Saturday, October 26 at noon to 6:00 p.m.
Whalen Commons, Poolesville
An earlier version of this post incorrectly said the WUMCO WALK & Oktoberfest were scheduled for Tuesday, October 29. This version has been corrected.