Fall Fun For Everyone

A list of all things Oktoberfest and how to celebrate this month.

Article by Rachel Erskine of @raychillychows

Photography by Provided

Originally published in Potomac Lifestyle

01 OLD EUROPE One of the best rated German restaurants in the DC area. Get your fill of schnitzel, kraut, wursts, and more.

02 KIELBASA FACTORY The Rockville grocer carries a variety of Polish and European food items and dishes from pickles, cheeses, and chocolates to pierogi, blintzes, and fresh Paczki every Friday.

03 DOGHAUS BIERGARTEN Locations in Kentlands and Bethesda have dogs, sausages, and beer perfect for celebrating Oktoberfest. Prost!

04 LONE OAK FARM BREWING CO. Kicks off their “Oaktoberfest” with fall-inspired flavors all season long.

05 ROCKLAND FARM WINERY A family-friendly winery with live music every Friday and food vendors on weekends; you will fall in love with the rustic working farm atmosphere.

06 BEER HALLS AND GARDENS Dacha Beer Garden (DC), Other Half Brewing (DC), Sauf Haus Bier Hall (DC), Old Town Pour House (MD).

07 THE 30TH ANNUAL OKTOBERFEST On October 8 from 12-5 p.m. at the Kentlands, you’ll find fall-themed activities for families along with artisans, entertainment, refreshments, and more.

08 PUMPKIN PICKING Prepare for Halloween pumpkin carving by visiting Rock Hill Orchard or Homestead Farm.

09 FIELD OF SCREAMS Last year, it was ranked in USA Today’s top 10 best haunted houses and attractions, and for good reason.

10 GERMAN AMERICAN HERITAGE FOUNDATION AND MUSEUM Free in DC, their mission is to spread awareness for German-American heritage and history.

11 GERMAN-AMERICAN DAY On October 6, celebrate for free on the National Mall with food, drinks, music, and more.

12 GERMAN-AMERICAN CITIZEN’S ASSOCIATION OF MARYLAND hosts many events throughout the year, be sure to check out their calendar at

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