Rockville to Celebrate 60 Years of
Sisterly Bond with Pinneberg

Oct. 7’s Rocktobierfest Offers German-Themed Fun for Everyone

Don your lederhosen and dirndls and get ready for beer, bands and a German-themed bash as the city’s Rocktobierfest celebration comes to Rockville Town Center from noon-6 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 7.

The free festival, which will coincide with the visit of a delegation from Pinneberg, Germany to mark 60 years as Rockville’s sister city, will feature a beer hall with beer from 7 Locks Brewing and Gordon Biersch, two stages of music, food, an artisan area and kids activities.

The Rockville German Band, the Alte Kumpel German Band and the German polka of Mike Surratt and The Continentals will provide a traditional German soundtrack for the festival, and the eclectic cover tunes by Vinyl Rhino, the funky pop rock of Driven to Clarity and the pop and dance sounds of 3AM Tokyo will keep the party going.

The city is seeking vendors, especially of German-themed food and crafts. Interested vendors should contact Amanda Knox at or 240-314-8620.

The festival is within walking distance of the Rockville Metro station.