Event Info

Kick Off Event featuring Flying Dog Brewery
Friday, September 30th, 6pm-9pm

Join us Friday night for an exclusive Oktoberfest Kickoff Event (Age 21+). Enjoy Flying Dog’s Brewhouse Rarities and Limited Releases, special food pairings and live music.

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

Admission Options



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

Where: E-ventplex at the Frederick Fairgrounds. Rain or Shine & all ages!

Admission Options

NOTE: 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.


Important Reminders and Details

PARKING: No cost, but we urge you to support the Interact Club volunteers from local high schools who run the parking lots

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: There will be one area designated as the smoking area within our event; we kindly ask you to abide and only smoke in this area.


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

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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