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Fall 2019 Fun Events & Festivals in Frederick, MD

on September 20, 2019

From apple festivals to Oktoberfest, oyster crawls to Halloween, there’s plenty of fall fun to enjoy these last weeks before holiday hooplah takes over. Celebrate the season of pumpkins, hay rides and all things spooky with these events and festivals taking place all over Frederick County. 

All the Ways to Celebrate Oktoberfest

Close up of pretzel in the boy hands wearing a traditional bavarian clothes during Oktoberfest

September 27 & 28Frederick’s Oktoberfest
Bratwurst, Oktoberfest beer, German wines, dancing, music, children’s events and much more! And it all benefits Frederick County charities!

September 28Oktoberfest Mini Lesson at Flying Dog
Learn about and taste Maryland’s best handmade sausages, local sauerkraut and how American craft brewers picked up where the Germans brewers left off. This class includes a bratwurst provided by Meat Crafters, complimented by Sweet Farm condiments. 

October 5Oktoberfest at Doner Bistro Frederick6th annual Oktoberfest with Live Music by the Lost Lederhosen! Original German Oktoberfest Bier from different Breweries on tap! Food Specials!

October 6Oktoberfest at Olde MotherThe first OKTOBERFEST at the brewery! Tickets include: custom branded commemorative mug, 2 beer tokens for 20 oz mug pours, Weisswurst and Bavarian Bratwurst (shipped from Germany), German potato salad and homemade beer mustard all by the great Chef Niko at Roast House Pub! Traditional German music by the Edelweiss Band. 

October 19 & 20Oktoberfest at Schifferstadt Architectural Museum
Come enjoy great food and drink, lively German music, historic demonstrators, and hand-made products from many art and craft vendors.

November 2Oktoberfest at Rockwell Brewery
Live music, arts & crafts, beer, and food!

Fall Festivals

Fall Festivals | Frederick Maryland

September 21 – October 31Jumbo’s Pumpkin Patch Farm Festival

September 21 – October 31Summers Farm Fall Harvest Festival 

September 28 & 29Apple Harvest Festival at Gaver Farm

October 5Washington Metro DachtoberFest
If being surrounded by by hundreds of dachshunds of all sizes, types and colors sounds like your kind of heaven. This is the festival for you.

October 5 & 6Fall Festival at Rose Hill Manor Park

October 11 – 26Trail of Jack-o-Lanterns at Green Meadows Farm

October 12 & 13Catoctin Colorfest
Catoctin Colorfest comes to Thurmont, MD the second full weekend of October each year. The festival was established in 1963 and has evolved into one of the largest outdoor craft shows on the East Coast. Colorfest is not just an event, but an experience! Amazing crafts, art, jewelry, clothing, a variety of delicious food, and much more is located throughout town.

October 19 & 20Homegrown Hay Days at Frederick County Farms
Frederick County Farms will each host a variety of special activities and events. While you’re enjoying your time on the farm, you’ll also be learning about agriculture in Frederick County.

Fall Flavors

Oysters on a Plate | Taste Frederick Food Tours | Fall Events 2019

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Tuesday, September 24 & Wednesday, September 25Adventurer’s Club: Marvel Edition at White Rabbit Gastropub The White Rabbit Gastropub’s supper pairing event. Guests will experience a unique pairing experience created by chef Adam Hatfield and our beloved staff. No other details will be given except that it is not to be missed. Herbivores & omnivores are welcome.

Saturday, September 28Farm Garden Cocktails & Farm to Table Dinner at Fox Haven Farm & Learning Center Enjoy a garden cocktail hour with Lacey Walker and full course meal with Chef David Matern. The meal will be be packed with fresh ingredients and divine flavors that highlight local farms including Fox Haven and Full Cellar Farm.

Monday, September 30Maryland Wineries Association Dinner at The Wine Kitchen
A dinner to celebrate the winners of the Maryland Wineries Association Comptroller’s Cup.  A five course meal prepared by chef Jeff Beard and the Wine Kitchen on the Creek paired with the outstanding Maryland wines from the Comptroller’s Cup competition.

October 122nd Annual Downtown Frederick Oyster Crawl
Support the Chesapeake Bay Foundation during this briny event! Visit participating restaurants from 2-4 pm and get slurping! Each stop will have a minimum of two oyster dishes, and may participants will have drink specials as well.

October 12 & 13Explorer’s Festival at Distillery Lane Ciderworks
This annual festival will offer fresh and hard cider tastings, fresh apples, food pairings, orchard tours, and beekeeping demos.

October 13Souper Sunday at Ayse Meze
Enjoy delicious soups from some of Frederick’s finest restaurants as well as salad, bread and dessert! You’ll also get to select a handcrafted bowl made by local potters at the Frederick Clay Studio, all the while supporting the critical programs of the Frederick Rescue Mission!

Other Seasonal Fun

September 20 – 22Fall Market Days at Chartreuse & Co

October 2The Addams Family Pop Up Bar at Hootch and Banter

October 5“Spirits of the Season” First Saturday in Downtown Frederick

October 12 – The Addams Family Kooky Cocktail Party a fundraiser at New Spire Stages

October 12Tails & Ales at Monocacy Brewing Company

October 18Movie Night on the Creek featuring Ghostbusters

October 26Halloween Party at Jojo’s Restaurant and Tap House

October 31“No Tricks, Just Treats!” at Maxwell’s Kitchen
Before you go trick-or-treating come in for dinner and receive a free trick-or-treating bag or bucket and one free cookie to get the night started!

October 31Halloween Party at Rockwell Brewery

October 12 & 13Autumn Reggae Wine Festival at Linganore Winecellars

October 12 & 13The Great Pumpkin Patch at Old National Pike Park

October 26Halloween in downtown Frederick

November 2November First Saturday in downtown Frederick

November 16The Inaugural Breakfast Festival of Maryland at The Frederick Fairgrounds

November 16Hyperlocal Frederick City Brewfest at The Frederick Fairgrounds

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