Event Info

VIP Kick Off Event featuring Flying Dog Brewery

Friday, September 30th, 7pm-9pm

Join us Friday night for an exclusive Oktoberfest VIP Kickoff Event. Enjoy Flying Dog’s Brewhouse Rarities and Limited Releases, special food pairings and live music. Ticket entitles attendees to four beer samples, one full beer, food pairings, AND a ticket to Oktoberfest on Saturday or Sunday. Tickets are $35 per person. This is an age 21+ event. Rain or shine. No Refunds.

Beer offerings will be listed here at the beginning of September. Food samples include a curried sauerkraut soup with bits of bauernwurst, German cheese sampler, German salami sampler, a bratwurst sampler, German desserts and cookies.

Tickets for the VIP event are available HERE.



Saturday, October 1st, 11am–10pm & Sunday, October 2nd, 11am–6pm


E-ventplex at the Frederick Fairgrounds. Rain or Shine!

Online Admission (available here until 9/30/16)

$7 Adults and children $4 until Friday evening (buy online and save $$$)

Admission Day of at the Gate or Online

  • Adult $10
  • Children $5
  • 2 and under: Free

PARKING: is free, but please feel free to make a donation to the youth groups working in the lots.

FREE ADMISSION: If you wear an authentic Dirndl or Lederhosen to Frederick’s Oktoberfest, your admission FREE. Partial dress, German t-shirts, and/or hats do not qualify as free admission.

PETS: The Fairgrounds has a strict “No Pets” policy, and we have to abide by it.  So please leave your furry loved ones at home, even the well behaved ones. This is not something that we can control it is part of our contract.

SMOKING: The fairgrounds has designated the entire fairgrounds as a “No Smoking” area. There is no where to smoke on the fairgrounds.


GROUP SALES:  Group packages are available for Oktoberfest! Complimentary admission is provided to both the motor coach driver and group escort with a minimum of thirty participants. Groups also receive free parking and will be greeted by an event ambassador. Suggested itineraries that include Oktoberfest, a step on guide tour of Frederick’s historic district and visit to the Schifferstadt Architectural Museum are also available. For groups wanting a two day/overnight itinerary, group friendly lodging is available within close proximity to the event. For more information email groupsales@frederickoktoberfest.org

LODGING:  Details upcoming!

Join us at our GERMAN HERITAGE BOOTH, sponsored by the Historical Society of Frederick County. Learn about your German heritage through on-line research, fact sheets, books, puzzles, crafts and games! Marian Currens, the Historical Society’s Librarian/Archivist, and Carlee Harbaugh, Curator, will answer your questions and provide interesting new insights on Frederick County’s German traditions. Sign up for additional research services!


VOLKSMARCH:  Details upcoming!


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