Oktoberfest Returns to Kentlands October 8

Dust off your dirndl, grab your lederhosen and get ready to Prost! The City presents the 30th annual celebration of Oktoberfest on Sunday, October 8, 2023, from noon to 5 p.m. The festival takes place in and around the Arts Barn, Kentlands Mansion, Kentlands Village Green and along Main Street & Inspiration Lane. Admission and parking are free. Free wheelchair accessible shuttle service will run regularly during festival hours to and from satellite parking at 101 Orchard Ridge Drive, just off of Quince Orchard Road.

Experience a taste of Germany right in your own backyard with performances by the ever-popular Alte Kameraden German Band and Alt-Washingtonia Bavarian Dancers. Savor traditional festival food while enjoying selections from local breweries, including Festival partners Dogfish Head Alehouse and Saints Row Brewing, as well as Clear Skies Meadery, Landmade Farm Brewery, Two Story Chimney Ciderworks, and Silly Yak Beer. Also available this year is non-alcoholic beer for sale by Sobar.

Fall festivities include professional pumpkin carving and apple cider pressing demonstrations, fun inflatables, hands-on crafts, pumpkin and face painting, balloon twisting, bubbles, artists and crafters, family activities, and strolling entertainers. Enjoy three stages of live entertainment featuring Sol Roots, La Unica, Donuts for Dinner, and The Real Geniuses, stroll through the business expo, and explore restaurants and retail establishments within the Kentlands. Please note some activities have a nominal fee.

Road Closures
Please note that starting at 6 a.m., City streets will be closed and will reopen at approximately 9 p.m. The following streets will be affected:

    • Kent Square
  • Selby Street
  • Main Street from Midtown to Market Street West
  • Kentlands Boulevard (both circles), no circle traffic between 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Kentlands Boulevard (cross overs), 7-11 & Whole Foods parking lot entrances
  • Firehouse Lane from Leekes Lot Way to Inspiration Lane
  • Hart Road between Golden Ash Way & Firehouse Lane
  • Inspiration Lane from Main Street to Golden Ash Way; between Briscoe & Selby Streets
  • Inspiration Lane from Firehouse to Briscoe Street & Golden Ash Way to Selby Street

Courtesy of the City of Gaithersburg

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