Your Guide to Some of MoCo’s Best Oktoberfest Events

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:  

Germantown Oktoberfest:  

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

October Fest:

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

Olney Oktoberfestival:

Sunday, October 20 at 2:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Good Counsel High School, Olney

WUMCO Walk & Oktoberfest

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.


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