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Ultimate Guide to Fall Festivities in Montgomery County

Butler’s Orchard | Germantown, MD

It’s that time of the year again. The leaves are starting to change. The air is getting crisp. And pumpkin-spiced treats are popping up everywhere. That’s right – fall is here.

Fall is one of the best times of the year to enjoy the outdoors in Montgomery County, Maryland. From Oktoberfest to Film Festivals, we’ve compiled the ultimate guide to festivals and events that showcase food, music and culture, all season long!


Oktoberfest at Silver Branch
Silver Branch Brewing Company | Silver Spring, MD
Thursday, September 15th

Needwood’s Octoberfest Beer Garden
Needwood Golf Course | Derwood, MD
September 16th – October 21st

Ale Trail Oktoberfest
Rock Creek Regional Park | Derwood, MD
Saturday, September 24th

7 Locks Oktoberfest
7 Locks Brewing | Rockville, MD
Saturday, September 24th

Oktoberfest at Comus Inn
The Comus Inn | Dickerson, MD
September 21st – 25th

Oktoberfest at True Respite
True Respite Brewing Co | Rockville, MD
Friday, September 30th

Rocktobierfest | Rockville, MD

Rockville Town Center | Rockville, MD
Saturday, October 1st

Pike & Rose | North Bethesda, MD
Sunday, October 2nd

City of Gaithersburg Oktoberfest
Bohrer Park at Summit Hall Farm | Gaithersburg, MD
Sunday, October 9th

Cultural Festivals

Silver Spring Jazz Festival | Silver Spring, MD

Silver Spring Jazz Festival
Veterans Plaza | Silver Spring, MD
Saturday, September 10th

17th Annual Salvadoran Festival
Montgomery County Fairgrounds | Gaithersburg, MD
Sunday, September 11th

Culture Pop
Westfield Montgomery | Bethesda, MD
September 16th – October 9th

Tubman Day at Button Farm
Button Farm Living History Center | Germantown, MD
Saturday, September 17th

Washington Ukrainian Festival
St. Andrew Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral | Silver Spring, MD
September 16th-18th

AFI Silver Theatre & Cultural Center in Silver Spring, Maryland

AFI Latin American Film Festival
AFI Silver Theatre | Silver Spring, MD
September 22nd  – October 12th

Middle Eastern Festival
Ss. Peter and Paul Aniochian Orthodox Church | Potomac, MD
September 23rd – 25th

PanaFest: Pan African Festival USA
Veterans Plaza | Silver Spring, MD
Saturday, September 24th

Festival de Ritmos Latinos (Latin Rhythms Festival)
BlackRock Center for the Arts | Germantown, MD
Saturday, October 1st

Scott Fitzgerald Literary Festival
Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Rockville
Saturday, October 15th

Fall Festivals

Silver Spring Arts & Crafts End Of Summer Celebration
Veterans Plaza | Silver Spring, MD
Sunday, September 11th

Chevy Chase Fine Arts Festival
The Shops at Wisconsin Place | Chevy Chase, MD
September 10th – 11th

The DC Hot Air Balloon Festival
Montgomery County Ag Fairgrounds | Gaithersburg, MD
September 17th – 18th

True Respite Makers Market
True Respite Brewing | Rockville, MD
Saturday, September 17th

30th Annual Poolesville Day Festival
Fisher Ave, Pooleville, MD
Saturday, September 17th

Locally Crafter Makers Market
Fenton St and Georgia Ave | Silver Spring, MD
Saturday, September 17th

Butler’s Orchard Pumpkin Festival
Butler’s Orchard | Germantown, MD
September 24th – October 30th

The Fall Market at The Family Room
The Family Room | Laytonsville, MD
Saturday, September 24th

Wheaton Arts Parade & Festival
Marian Fryer Town Plaza | Wheaton, MD
Sunday, September 25th

Takoma Park, MD | Photo Credit: Sam Kittner

Takoma Park Street Festival
Carroll Avenue | Takoma Park, MD
Sunday, October 2nd

Countryside Artisans Fall Self-Guided Tour
Montgomery County Agricultural Reserve
October 7th – 9th

Fall Fun at Rock Hill Orchard
Rock Hill Orchard | Mt Airy, MD
September 25th – October 31st

Holiday Crafts & Treats Fair
Veterans Plaza | Silver Spring, MD
Sunday, October 30th

For more festivals, events and things to do around Montgomery County, check out our Calendar of Events!