Prost! Frederick’s German roots run deep and Oktoberfest celebrations draw crowds for the authentic music and food! Enter a yodeling contest, sample authentic German beers and grab a brat with some kraut at these Oktoberfest celebrations in Frederick.
September 29-30, 2023
This festival descends annually on the Frederick Fairgrounds and offers over a dozen different types of beers, including Spaten Oktoberfest and beers from local breweries like Brewer's Alley, Flying Dog, and Smoketown. Come hungry because several food tents offer brats, strudel, pretzels, and schnitzel. Music and dancing will be held outdoors. With children’s events and a sports tent, there is something for the whole family! Spearheaded by the Rotary Club of Carroll Creek, and the Rotary Club of Southern Frederick County, this annual event not only promotes cultural exchange but also serves as a fundraiser for local non-profit organizations. Read more about what makes this event special.
October 21-23, 2023
Experience Oktoberfest at one of Frederick’s oldest and most historic buildings as the grounds of Schifferstadt are transformed. Featuring a band playing all your favorite German Oktoberfest songs, traditional German food, and local beer on tap. Watch historic demonstrators and purchase handmade products from the many arts and craft vendors.