Rotary Carroll County Oktoberfest MD
Danele Shipley Memorial Arena
Westminster, MD 21157
Saturday, October 7, 2023 12-8
Sunday, October 8, 2023 12-5
Carroll Oktoberfest



Your Quick Guide to German Beer

It’s hard to imagine Oktoberfest without good beer. It’s like peanut butter and jelly or hot dogs and baseball. Today we’re going to take a look at some of the most popular German beer styles and what makes them so interesting. Let’s roll! Märzen & Dunkel In the 1500’s, wild yeast and bacteria often laid waste […]

Categories: 2018

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A Brief History of Oktoberfest

Do you know the real history of the Oktoberfest celebration? It all began in the year 1810 as a wedding celebration for King Ludwig I  and Princess Therese von Saxe-Hildburghausen. The original festivities were on October 12th, in 1810 and essentially all of Munich was invited to attend. These festivities were so successful the German people decided […]

Categories: 2017

Oktoberfest Rain Announcement

With the rain we’ve had over the past few days we wanted to take a moment to remind all of our guests that the 2016 Carroll County Oktoberfest is a rain or shine event, if rain or weather is an issue all of our festivities are easily moved indoors in the comfort of the arena. […]

Categories: 2016

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Fun Oktoberfest Facts

Ever wonder how much beer is consumed by the massive crowds at the German Oktoberfest each year?  Here’s your answer: it’s a whopping 1.8 million gallons, enough to fill 3 Olympic swimming pools!  While our Carroll County Oktoberfest won’t have nearly that attendance we can say that our beer sponsor, Pub Dog, does an amazing […]

Categories: 2016

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Our Weekly Winners

Congratulations to Andy and Becki for participating in our weekly Facebook contest, they have both won two free tickets to get into Carroll County Oktoberfest.  There’s still time to like the Carroll County Oktoberfest Facebook page and participate in great contests and learn more about our wonderful event.  Don’t forget that while attending our event […]

Categories: General

Check in With a Live Facebook Video to Win

Oktoberfest is a week away!  If you are planning to attend don’t forget to Check in at Oktoberfest on Facebook and shoot a live video to share on our Facebook page with the hashtag #CCOFest.  Once Oktoberfest is over we will be choosing one live video from our feed and that winner will receive a […]

Categories: 2016

We’d like to thank all of our Sponsors!

Each year that Carroll County Oktoberfest takes place could not have been entirely possible without the generosity of all of our wonderful sponsors.  Sponsorship continues to rise each year and because of that the event is able to grow and thrive, we would like to stop and take a minute to say thank you and […]

Categories: 2016


Three Top Oktoberfest Hair Styles

Think you’re ready for Carroll County, Maryland Oktoberfest? You have your dirndl, your tickets (if you come dressed in a dirndl you would get in free), and an empty stomach -but what about your hair?  Hairstyle might be an afterthought, but it’s the perfect event to try out a fun and unique hairstyle.  Here are […]

Categories: 2016

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Danele Shipley Memorial Arena
Westminster, MD 21157
Saturday, October 7, 2023 12-8
Sunday, October 8, 2023 12-5