is held the third weekend each October from 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM on Saturday and Noon - 5:00 PM on Sunday. A festival for the whole family with not only the traditional German oompah band and locally brewed beer, but also a juried crafts show featuring over 30 crafters showcasing their own works from jewelry to paintings to ironwork, baskets, weaving and woodworking. See demonstrations of traditions such as hearth cooking, blacksmithing, spinning and weaving. Visit a colonial heritage garden ready for the harvest. $3 adults. Children under 12 free. To see a list of vendors, please click here. Thanks to the Oktoberfest 2008 sponsors: Gold: Frederick County Bank; Bronze: Bechtel, Frederick News Post and Sir Speedy.