Rockville Ready to Rocktobierfest Again in October

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Rocktobierfest returns to Rockville Town Center on Saturday, Oct. 2 for a day of bands, beers and getting back to gathering together.

In its fifth year, the free outdoor festival, from 11 a.m.-5 p.m., will include three stages of live music, food, beer sales by local breweries, and an artisans shopping area.

German and rock music acts will take the stage, including Giant Panda Guerrilla Dub Squad, The Reflex, Capital Effect, Alte Kumpel Band, Rockville German Band and Polkadelphia. Kidsinger Jim and D’s Magic will offer entertainment for the kids.

Featured beverage vendors will include 7 Locks Brewing, Brookeville Beer Farm, Crooked Crab Brewing Company, Dawson’s Market, Lone Oak Farm Brewing Co., Pour Vino n’ Hops, Silver Branch Brewing Co., True Respite Brewing Company, Twin Valley Distillers, Waredaca Brewing Company, and World of Beer.

The festival is within walking distance of the Rockville Metro station. While the Metrorail station will be closed (see article on page 2), free Metro shuttles will be available between Shady Grove, Rockville and Twinbrook stations. Event parking will be $5 in the Rockville Town Square garages. Free parking locations include the County Council Office Building on Fleet Street, and the City Hall lot at 111 Maryland Ave.

Find the schedule of entertainment and more information at

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