Maryland Blogger: Gaithersburg Oktoberfest in Kentlands, Sunday, October 13, 2019

Gaithersburg Oktoberfest in Kentlands, Sunday, October 13, 2019

Gaithersburg Oktoberfest in Kentlands, Sunday, October 13, 2019

 

The City of Gaithersburg presents the 28th annual celebration of Oktoberfest on Sunday, October 13, 2019, from noon to 5 p.m. The festival takes place in and around the Arts Barn, Kentlands Mansion and Kentlands Village Green and along Main Street and Market Square. 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 Dogfish Head and other local microbreweries or sipping Maryland varietal wines.

Fall festivities include professional pumpkin carving and apple cider pressing demonstrations, free horse-drawn wagon rides, hands-on crafts, pumpkin and face painting, artists and crafters, family activities, and strolling entertainers. Enjoy four stages of live entertainment featuring variety bands and community groups, stroll through the business expo, and explore restaurants and retail establishments within the Kentlands. Please note some activities have a nominal fee.

For more information call 301-258-6350 or visit the City’s website at www.gaithersburgmd.gov.

 

This is a City of Gaithersburg, Maryland announcement.

 

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Gaithersburg, MD 20879

Main Office:  301-258-7757 (You will not reach me at this number)

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Comment balloon 8 commentsRoy Kelley • October 08 2019 02:29PM

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October 13, 2019

12 - 5 PM
Dust off your dirndl, grab your lederhosen and get ready to Prost! The 28th annual celebration of Oktoberfest  is on Sunday, October 13, 2019, from noon to 5 p.m. The festival takes place in and around the Arts BarnKentlands Mansion and Kentlands Village Green and along Main Street and Market Square.

Admission & 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.

Oktoberfest Event Map

Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) about 1 month ago

The Kentlands Neighborhood

Kentlands has a unique history. The neighborhood was one of the first community development projects using traditional neighborhood design planning techniques. Now termed New Urbanism, the concept provides for a walkable, mixed-use neighborhood where people can work, live, and play and get to know their neighbors. The New Urbanism concept was developed as an alternative to the suburban, car-centric neighborhoods that popped up after World War II. The Kentlands neighborhood is built around a farmstead previously owned by Otis Beall Kent that had its origins in a 1723 land grant.

 

In 1988 when Kentlands was first developed buildings from the Kentlands farm were incorporated into the design. The neighborhood was designed with a variety of living spaces, parks, small business district, open space and parks, and a community center.

Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) about 1 month ago

Kentlands Mansion

The beautiful brick mansion where part of the Oktoberfest takes place had an important role in the history of the area. According to the Kentlands Community Foundation, in 1852 a pharmaceutical business owner, Frederick A. Tschiffely, purchased more than 200 acres of land from the family that originally owned the farm. In 1900, his son, also named Frederick A. Tschiffely, built the impressive brick mansion, barn, gatehouse, overseer’s house, greenhouse and chicken coop that gave the property the nickname of “The Bricks.” The family named their estate Wheatlands, as they grew wheat on the farm, and raised their eight children in the mansion.

 

Today, the mansion is used as an event venue. It has been lovingly cared for and restored reflecting the grandeur of the early 1900s. The mansion has 22-foot ceilings, dark wood paneling, and crystal chandeliers.

Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) about 1 month ago

Roy,

As you have illustrated, there is no shortage of activities in your community...never a boring moment. A

Posted by Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy (Napa Consultants) about 1 month ago

What a beautiful flower you've pictured today, Roy! As for Oktoberfest in Gaithersburg... after 28 years one can only assume this festival truly resonates with residents.

Posted by Nina Hollander, Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage ) about 1 month ago

Hello Roy - your post comes alive with holiday celebrating that help enhance the community spirit of Gaithersburg as well as Kentlands.  

Posted by Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393 about 1 month ago

It's been a few years since I have attended an Oktoberfest.  I need to hunt one down!

Posted by Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent (GreatWest Realty) about 1 month ago

Thank you very much for your comments. It is always good to hear from you.

Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) about 1 month ago

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