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October is for Beer Lovers!

October in Montgomery County is buzzing with free festivals every weekend! Many communities in our area hold Oktoberfests, a local version of the famous fall festival held each year in Munich, Germany. Oktoberfest is a family fun event focused on German beer, food, music and dancing. Here is your guide to the upcoming beer festivals in Montgomery County!

Germantown Oktoberfest!

Sunday October, 5th @ 2:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Germantown, Maryland hosts an annual Oktoberfest welcoming thousands of visitors from across the Washington DC area to enjoy a fun-filled day of live music and performances, delicious food, children’s games and inflatables, exhibits by local crafters, artists and businesses, roaming entertainment, and the Germantown Oktoberfest Biergarten — featuring traditional food and beverage and a dance floor to show off waltz and polka skills! The event is capped off with a spectacular display of fireworks!

The Crawl @ Takoma Park Street Festival

Sunday, October, 5th @ 10:00 am

Buy Mug. Drink Beer. Support Community. This event is new to the Takoma Park Street Festival! THE CRAWL beer mug will give you access to a special Breakfast beer brunch at Republic, draft discounts at local bars and general joy for supporting your community.
Plan ahead price: $15
Procrastinators price/Day of: $20

Local Craft Beer Festival

Saturday, October 11, 2014 @ 2:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Think local, DRINK LOCAL!! Mrs. K’s Craft Beer Fall Fest, co-sponsored by Yelp, is the perfect event for lovers of local craft beers. Join us for a full-day of fun in the October sun featuring seasonal tastings from local DC and Maryland artisan breweries including Flying Dog, DC Brau, Pub Dog and Evolution.

Kentlands Oktoberfest

Sunday, October 12, 2014 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

The event features horse-drawn wagon rides, pumpkin painting, Beer Garden, Wine Terrace, Bavarian food, and lively performances. The new layout will accommodate additional main stages to feature a variety of musical entertainment, a Business Expo area, and more family activities. Admission and parking are free.

Dawson’s Market Oktoberfest

Saturday, October 18, 2014 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Join the fun as Rockville celebrates Oktoberfest, Dawson’s Market style! There will be live music, activities for kids, a moonbounce, and traditional German fare such as sauerkraut, bratwurst, and of course, plenty of beer selections. You might even catch a glimpse of lederhosen if you’re lucky! Plus, try on and shop for Oktoberfest wear at the dirndl pop-up store.

Don’t think we forgot about the wine lovers in the county!

Apple Harvest & Wine Fest

Saturday, October 4, 2012 @ 2:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Enjoy live entertainment on two sound stages of Jazz, Rock, R&B , Country, Soul and Americana. Harvest of local apples from local farmers! Apple Mango Salsa, Apple butters, fresh local Apple ciders and sauce on pulled pork, Apple cupcakes, Apple pie and Cobbler in a Jar and more!


Saturday, October 18, 2014 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Join Wags For Hope for a family friendly, fundraising event at Sugarloaf Mountain Vineyard. Bring a blanket, lunch & your best furry friend. Dogs welcome! Enjoy award winning wine, take part in the furry friend Halloween Costume Contest, get a head start on holiday shopping, and enter to win one of the many raffle gift baskets.

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