Join us at the 33rd Annual Oktoberfest at the
Schifferstadt Architectural Museum in Historic Frederick!
An official Frederick 275th Anniversary event!
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Join us to celebrate Frederick's German heritage and history at the Schifferstadt Architectural Museum. Proceeds from the event benefit the preservation of this National Historic Landmark for future generations, and community programs of the Rotary Club of Fredericktowne.
Parking: Parking is available for free along Baker Park and in nearby neighborhoods. Parking is available for a small fee at the adjacent Frederick Church of the Brethren parking lot.
Admission Fee: No fee, but a donation is appreciated.
Food/Beverage: Plan on lunch or dinner as we will once again serve up traditional German fare including Binkert’s Bratwurst in from Baltimore and pretzels from Downtown Frederick's own Pretzel & Pizza Creations. Enjoy a variety of American and German beer and wine. For dessert enjoy ice cream, strudel, and hot nuts.
Vendors/Artisans: Kick off your holiday shopping by patronizing a variety of arts and craft vendors. Handmade jewelry, prints, woven treasures, and much more!
Children's Crafts: Heritage Frederick will provide free, hands-on crafts for children of all ages.
Demonstrations: A variety of demonstrations will connect the past with present including open-air cooking, blacksmithing, musket firing, woodturning, spinning, painting, and weaving.
Entertainment: In keeping with tradition, FCLF will once again welcome the Heidi und Heimat Echo Showband who will entertain attendees with traditional German music and dance. The Maryland Fife and Drum Corp will take you back in time as they play tunes from the day.
House & Garden Tours/Gift Shop: One of the crown jewels at the event, docent-led tours of the Schifferstadt Museum will be available throughout the day for a donation of $4 per person. Children under 12 are free but must be accompanied by an adult. Due to limited space, tours can be reserved in advance upon arrival at the event. The 18th-century garden is open for a free, self-guided tour and a scavenger hunt is available at the FCLF/Information Tent.
Saturday Tours: Tours on the half-hour starting at 12 noon with the last tour starting at 4:30 pm
Sunday Tours: Tours on the half-hour starting at 12:30 pm with the last tour starting at 3:30 pm
Gift Shop: A variety of handmade soaps, candles, note cards, pottery, books on local history
and art can be purchased in the museum gift shop. Cash or credit card accepted.
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Extend Your Visit: Make a day or weekend visit to Historic Frederick. We recommend checking out Visit Frederick’s website where you can obtain information on lodging, dining, and other attractions to see and enjoy before or after attending Oktoberfest. www.visitfrederick.org
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Volunteers: This event is not possible without our many volunteers who give of their time and talent. Interested in helping with the event? Please sign up at