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This Weekend in Gaithersburg: Kentlands Mansion’s Oktoberfest!

For a single day each fall, Gaithersburg’s Kentlands Mansion transforms into an authentic Munich beer garden, all in honor of Oktoberfest. German culture pervades the grounds in the form of brews, food, and entertainment. This year, the Oktoberfest celebrations will kick off at noon on Sunday, October 13th and run until 5 p.m.

That should give you plenty of time to explore the mansion and its surrounding grounds and buildings, which all hold different forms of entertainment. Local breweries will pour their signature suds all day long alongside classic German bites. The food and drink jive perfectly with the entertainment, live music from the Alte Kameraden German Band and a performance by the Alt-Washingtonia Bavarian Dancers. You can also watch pros carve pumpkins and press apple cider, or go for a hayride and paint a pumpkin at Oktoberfest.