art. festivals. culture. day trips. hidden gems.
festival, Oktoberfest at the Kentlands ;lls the area
near Kentlands Market Square in Gaithersburg every
fall. The event offers a full afternoon of food, drink and
entertainment, including dancers in traditional Bavarian
dress spinning to the music of the Alte Kameraden band.
Adults can taste local wines or grab a Dog;sh Head
beer to go with bratwurst sandwiches, sauerkraut
and strudel. Family-friendly activities include pumpkin
painting, apple-cider pressing and a horse-drawn wagon
ride around Inspiration Lake. Most of the activities are
free, but visitors must pay for food and refreshments.
The festival is a good way to see the Gaithersburg
neighborhood, from Market Square and the old
Kentlands Mansion to the Village Green and charming
Oktoberfest at the Kentlands, Oct. 8, noon to 5 p.m.,
at Kentlands Market Square, 821 Center Point Way;