Men waltzing about, all decked out in lederhozen. Beer maids carrying stacks of mugs, filled to the brim with only the heartiest of ales. And the smell of bratwurst and sauerkraut fills the air.

Welcome to Oktoberfest 2018!

The 7th Annual Carroll County Rotary Club Oktoberfest

2018 will mark the 7th time the Carroll County rotary club has hosted Oktoberfest, and we can’t wait.

Just a reminder to everyone, the 7th Annual Rotary Oktoberfest of Carroll County is located indoors and will not be affected by the weather.

Posted by Rotary Oktoberfest of Carroll County MD on Tuesday, September 18, 2018


The festival celebrates German culture and heritage, and will be filled with great food, drinks, dancing, music, games, and more.

Some “Über” German Food

What is Oktoberfest anyway without all the delicious German cuisine?

German Food at Westminster Oktoberfest

All kinds of German dishes will be for sale at the festival, including bratwursts, sauerbeef and dumplings, knockwurst, and sauerkraut.

All catering is provided by Salerno’s.

Real Authentic German Beer

You can’t have Oktoberfest without beer.

You just can’t!

Did you know Pub Dog brews a special Oktoberfest just for the Rotary Oktoberfest of Carroll County MD?!

Posted by Rotary Oktoberfest of Carroll County MD on Saturday, September 30, 2017


They don’t serve just any beer though, they only serve real authentic German beer.

Beer will be provided by Pub Dog, Karroll Kolsch, and Essen Wheat.

A Fun Time for Everyone

Not only is there plenty to eat and drink, but there’s also plenty to do.


No matter your age, there will be games for all ages.

A cornhole tournament will be hosted by the Southern Carroll Cornhole League on Saturday, so make sure to sign your team up!

Hey Carroll County—do you have what it takes to win this year's Oktoberfest Southern Carroll Cornhole Tournament?Here's the event page with more information:

Posted by Rotary Oktoberfest of Carroll County MD on Friday, September 7, 2018


There will also be plenty for the kids to do with face painting, scarecrow making, kids raffles, and a kids chicken dance contest.

Serenade Your Ears

Throughout the entirety of the festival, there will be live music playing.

The schedule is as follows:

Saturday 10/6 : 12 noon to 7pm

Sunday 10/7 : 12 noon to 5pm

Du, du liegst mir ihm herzen

"Du, du" is one of our favorite German melodies. The Maryland Accordion Club ensemble will practice it today in preparation for our performances at Inaugural Mount Airy Oktoberfest (September 29) and Rotary Oktoberfest of Carroll County MD on October 7. If you're interested in playing with the ensemble, we rehearse at 1:00pm, before our meeting!

Posted by The Maryland Accordion Club on Saturday, September 1, 2018

The Football Tent

The festival takes place the entire weekend, October 6th to 7th, which means it partly takes place on Sunday. What else happens on Sunday?


Football Tent Westmisnter Oktoberfest

Don’t miss your football game, come by the football tent and watch the games on their 120″ screen. You can stay and watch, or just check the scores.

Vendors Galore

If you’ve a few extra dollars burning a hole in your pocket, then Oktoberfest may be just the place you need.

There will be a wide variety of vendors present, both local and national.

Here’s just some:

Can we count on seeing you there?


The Carroll Oktoberfest will be held at the Carroll County Agriculture Center, located at 21157, on October 7th from 12 – 8pm.