What does Oktoberfest mean to you? For some, Oktoberfest is about drinking beer. For others, Oktoberfest is a chance to break out dirndls, lederhosen and other traditional German clothing. And for another group, Oktoberfest is a time for celebrating German culture with music and dancing. However you want to celebrate Oktoberfest, Baltimore has the place for you.

Das Best OktoberFest
M&T Bank Stadium
1101 Russell St.
Baltimore, MD 2130
(410) 261-7283
www.dasbestoktoberfest.com/baltimore

Date: Oct. 11, 2014

Known as Baltimore’s Biggest Beer Fest, Das Best Oktoberfest is returning to downtown Baltimore’s M&T Bank Stadium for a second year. Held under large tents, Das Best Oktoberfest will take place on Saturday, October 11, rain or shine. At the event, patrons can sample a wide selection of international, domestic and local beer, wine and schnapps. As well as sampling beer, wine and schnapps, there will be a selection of Oompah bands as well as live music.

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Baltimore Beer Week Opening Tap Celebration at Das Best Oktoberfest
M&T Bank Stadium
1101 Russell St.
Baltimore, MD 2130
(410) 261-7283
www.baltimorebeerweek.com

Date: Oct. 10-19, 2014

The Opening Tap Celebration for Baltimore Beer Week will take place during Das Best Oktoberfest on Saturday, October 11. The Baltimore Beer Week Opening Tap Celebration will occur in Parking Lot H of the M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore from noon until 2 p.m. The 6th Annual Baltimore Beer Week lasts from October 10 to October 19, 2014. This week-long event celebrates and promotes local beer in the Chesapeake region of Maryland.

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Mahaffey’s Pub
2706 Dillon St.
Baltimore, MD 21224
(410) 276-9899
www.mahaffeyspub.us

Date: Oct. 18, 2014

Come October 18, Manhaffey’s will be the place to be for Oktoberfest. Located in the historic Canton district of Baltimore, Manhaffey’s is known as a beer bar that prides itself on rotating beer on tap each day, offering a large selection of import and micro brews and hand-pumping cask-conditioned beers. On October 18, in the words of the Manhaffey’s management, “If you couldn’t make it to Munich this year, then we have brought Munich to you!” Dress in your “finest dirndls and lederhosen” and prepare to drink German beers and eat delicious German food. Don’t forget about the beer stein holding contest at 6 p.m.

Leinenkugel’s Beer Garden
34 Market Place
Baltimore, MD 21202
(443) 208-3316
www.leiniebeergarden.com

You won’t be able to miss Leinenkugel’s Beer Garden’s unique glass pavilion. Located in the Power Plant Live! building, Leinenkugel’s Beer Garden offers customers over 30 specialty draft brews to try. Leinenkugel’s Beer Garden kicks off a month-long celebration of Oktoberfest on September 17 from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. The kickoff celebration will feature German music, a Leinie Fish Fry and a Miss Oktoberfest Contest.

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Jill Berry @MusingsfromMe is a writer who stays at home or a SAHM who writesit depends on the day and her mood. While playing a writer on the internet, Jill has the gray hair AND blogposts from raising a kid, a preteen, and a teen. When not blogging at Musings from Me, Jill seizes family time whenever she candinner as a family, movie night, marathon family game sessions, travelingyou name it she wants to do it.

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