Oktoberfest at the Kentlands
Admission and parking are free. Free wheelchair accessible shuttle service will run regularly during festival hours to and from satellite parking at 101 and 200 Orchard Ridge Drive, just off of Quince Orchard Road.
Wine-tasting featuring local Maryland vineyards and retailers, a traditional Beer Garden, food vendors and the ever-popular performances of the Alte Kameraden German Band and Alt-Washingtonia Bavarian Dancers will grace Old Farm, the grounds around the Arts Barn and Kentlands Mansion. A second stage showcasing area a cappella performance groups, free horse-drawn wagon rides, apple cider pressing, traditional Oktoberfest crafts for children, and vendors offering activities and giveaways are also featured at this location.
Just a few blocks away, along Main Street in the commercial heart of Kentlands, the fun continues with four more stages of entertainment featuring variety bands and community groups, artists, crafters, a business expo, strolling entertainers, aerialists, children’s crafts and inflatables, and plenty of restaurants and retail establishments to explore. Please note some activities have a nominal fee.
While the two areas are within easy walking distance of each other, festival-goers can hop on a connecting trolley as volunteer docents offer information about the history of Kentlands and its significance as an early pioneer in the new urbanist movement.