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. The calendar is filled with day and weekend-long events that showcase food, music, history and culture, many of which are free! Explore some of the season’s top festivals and plan your outdoor getaway today.

Rocktobierfest | Rockville Town Square | Rockville, MD

Oktoberfest

Germantown Oktoberfest Parade and Festivities
Century Blvd |Germantown, MD
Saturday, October 5 | 10 am – 2 pm

Rocktobierfest
Rockville Town Square | Rockville, MD
Saturday, October 5 | 11 am – 5 pm

PIKEtoberfest
Pike & Rose | North Bethesda, MD
Sunday, October 6 | 12 pm – 4 pm

Toast to Taste
Germantown Town Center Urban Park | Germantown, MD
Saturday, October 12 | 1 pm – 5 pm

Brookeville Oktoberfest
Silo Falls | Brookeville, MD
Saturday, October 12 | 11 am – 9 pm

Oktoberfest
Kentlands | Gaithersburg, MD
Sunday, October 13 | 12 pm – 5 pm

Taste of Bethesda | Bethesda, MD

Festivals

Taste of Bethesda
Woodmont Triangle | Bethesda, MD
Saturday, October 5 | 11 am – 4 pm

Harvest Festival
Agricultural History Farm Park | Deerwood, MD
Saturday, October 5 | 11 am – 4 pm

Heritage Harvest
Participating Locations
Saturday & Sunday, October 5-6 | 10 am – 5 pm

Takoma Park Street Festival
Carroll Avenue | Takoma Park, MD
Sunday, October 6 | 10 am – 5 pm

Bethesda Row Arts Festival
Bethesda Row | Bethesda, MD
Saturday & Sunday, Oct 12-13 | 11 am – 6 pm

Harvest Festival | Agricultural History Farm Park | Derwood, MD | Credit Marilyn Stone

Family Fun

The Pumpkin Festival
Butler’s Orchard | Germantown, MD
Every weekend in October

Pumpkin Trolleyfest
National Capital Trolley Museum | Colesville, MD
October 19-20, 27-27 | 12:30 pm – 3:50 pm

For more outdoor inspiration, check out: The Best Places to Stay Outdoors Even if you Hate Camping and 7 Great Hikes to See Fall Foliage.

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