Oktoberfest, Fort Meade Pavilion, Llewellyn Ave. Fort Meade, Maryland.
Time : Wed 23, THU 24 - 5 to 11 p.m. Friday, 25 - 4 to 11 p.m. Sat, 26 - Noon to 11 p.m. Sun, 27 - Noon to 6 p.m.
Oktoberfest at Fort Meade celebrates with the traditional keg tapping ceremony, culinary demonstrations, traditional German bands and folk dancers, a Standort Komadant competition and a Nascar simulator. Admission is free. Attendees pay for food, beverages and carnival events.
Event will feature
* Carnival rides for all ages
* Carnival type-games and food vendors
* Traditional German bands and folk dancers
* International and Oktoberfest foods
* Special activities for the children
* Traditional Keg Tapping Ceremony
* Standort Komandant Competition
and much more!
A 5 days family fun fair with German band and dancers. Open to the public, with plenty of free parking.
Carnival rides beckoned both the timid and brazen and included a giant slide, Ferris wheel, carousel and Kamikaze, while games and activities for all ages lined the midway.
But for many, a fest is not a fest without food -- and Fort Meades celebration delivered. Cotton candy, funnel cakes, fried Oreos and candy apples were offered alongside traditional German fare such as bratwurst, sauerkraut, schnitzel and potato salad.
Oktoberfest is a sixteen-day festival held each year in Munich, Germany during late September (and running to early October). It is one of the most famous events in Germany and the worlds largest fair, with some six million people attending every year, and is an important part of Bavarian culture. Other cities across the world also hold Oktoberfest celebrations, modeled after the Munich event.
The Munich Oktoberfest, traditionally, takes place during the sixteen days up to and including the first Sunday in October. In 1994, the schedule was modified in response to German reunification so that if the first Sunday in October falls on the 1st or 2nd, then the festival will go on until October 3 (German Unity Day). Thus, the festival is now 17 days when the 1st Sunday is October 2 and 18 days when it is October 1. The festival is held on an area named the Theresienwiese.
Visitors also eat huge amounts of traditional hearty fare such as Hendl (chicken), Schweinsbraten (roast pork), Haxn (knuckle of pork), Steckerlfisch (grilled fish on a stick), Wurstel (sausages) along with Brezeln (Pretzel), Knodeln (potato or bread dumplings), Kasespatzle (cheese noodles), Reiberdatschi (potato pancakes), Sauerkraut or Rotkraut (red cabbage) along with such Bavarian delicacies as Obatzda (a fatty, spiced cheese-butter concoction) and Weisswurst (a white sausage).
The original "Oktoberfest" occurred in Munich, on October 18, 1810: For the commemoration of their marriage, Crown Prince Ludwig (later King Ludwig I) and Princess Therese of Saxe-Hildburghausen (namesake of the Theresienwiese festival grounds) organized a great horse race (the marriage took place on October 12; the horse race on October 17 - therefore, there are different dates named as being the first Oktoberfest).
A young woman wearing a dirndl at the Oktoberfest.
Theresienwiese one day pre opening 2006
Oktoberfest at night with view of Lowenbrau tent
Bavaria statue above the Theresienwiese
Olympia Looping at night
Frisbee carousel in the heat of day.
Germany, officially the Federal Republic of Germany (German: Bundesrepublik Deutschland), is a country in Central Europe.
The territory of Germany covers 357,021 square kilometers (137,847 sq mi) and is influenced by a temperate seasonal climate. With 82 million inhabitants, it accounts for the largest population among the member states of the European Union and is home to the third-largest number of international migrants worldwide.
In 1949, after World War II, Germany was divided into two separate states - East Germany and West Germany - along the lines of Allied occupation. The two states were unified in 1990. West Germany was a founding member of the European Community (EC) in 1957, which became the European Union in 1993. It is part of the Schengen zone and adopted the European currency, the euro, in 1999.
Germany is a federal parliamentary republic of 16 states. The capital and largest city is Berlin.
Germany is a member of the United Nations, NATO, G8 and the OECD. It is a major economic power with the worlds fourth largest economy by nominal GDP and the fifth largest in purchasing power parity.
It is the largest exporter and second largest importer of goods.
In absolute terms, Germany allocates the second biggest annual budget of development aid in the world, while its military expenditure ranked sixth.
The country has developed a high standard of living and established a comprehensive system of social security. It holds a key position in European affairs and maintains a multitude of close partnerships on a global level.
Germany is recognised as a scientific and technological leader in several fields.
The Imperial Crown of the Holy Roman Empire (Created around AD 1000).
Frankfurt Parliament in 1848.
Foundation of modern Germany in Versailles, France, 1871. Bismarck is at the centre in a white uniform.
Adolf Hitler, chancellor of the Grobdeutsches Reich.
The Berlin Wall in front of the Brandenburg Gate shortly after the opening in 1989.
In 1999 Germany adopted the single European currency, the euro.
Alpine scenery in Bavaria.
Deer is a widespread species to be found in the wild.
Around one third of the countrys area is covered with forests.
The eagle is a protected bird of prey and the national heraldic animal.
The largest wind farm and solar power capacity in the world is installed in Germany.
The Reichstag in Berlin is the site of the German parliament.
Germany is a founding member of the EEC in 1957, which became the European Union in 1993.
The Mecklenburg-Vorpommern participated in a UNIFIL II operation off the coast of Lebanon.
Berlin is the largest city with a population of 3.4 million people.
The Cologne Cathedral at the Rhine river is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Inside the Frauenkirche in Dresden.
Germany was the worlds leading exporter of goods in 2007.
Frankfurt is a major financial centre, seat of the European Central Bank, and a global aviation hub.
Hamburg harbour is the second-largest port in Europe.
The ICE 3 trainset
Max Planck presents Albert Einstein with the Max-Planck medal in 1929.
The German book market produces annually around 18% of all books published worldwide (Frankfurt Book Fair in 2008).
The Berlinale Palast during the Berlin Film Festival in February.
Michael Schumacher has won seven Formula One championships.
The Allianz Arena is host to the football club Bayern Munich and was a venue for the 2006 FIFA World Cup.
A Schwarzwalder Kirschtorte (Black Forest gateau).
A typical cheese and cold meat buffet served at private festivities.
Germans invest a large amount of money in international travel and domestic vacation trips (seaside resort in Sellin on the island of Rugen).
Capital - Berlin
Official languages - German
Government - Federal Parliamentary republic - President and Chancellor
EU accession 25 March 1957
Currency Euro - (EUR)
Day of German Unity - 3 October, 1990
The Fort Meade Pavilion located just inside the Llewellyn gate off 175 (across from Okinawa Restaurant), just up the street from both 295 and 32. Fort Meade is just 35 minutes from Bethesda, 20 minutes from Baltimore and just 30 minutes from DC.
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