Beers pour in from Germany, Belgium, and Frederick County itself at Frederick's Oktoberfest, presented by Rotary Clubs from across the area. Mix in bratwurst, sauerbraten, German potato salad, and pretzels, and it all adds up to an authentic celebration of German culture. Bringing it all home are old-fashioned polka bands and German wines.
Want something more than just a weekend out at the bars? Frederick's The Shakespeare Project offers the perfect theater to shake your weekend up.
Parking is plentiful, so guests can feel free to bring their vehicles.
When Dan and Alyce Weinberg purchased the Tivoli in the late 1950s, they imagined its ornate chandeliers and sweeping ceilings watching over concerts and performances that would keep the auditorium as full as it was in the theater's 1920s heyday. After a devastating flood in 1976 almost decimated the space, the Weinbergs and other community members restored the historic theater, which now flourishes as a home for live entertainment, films, and the performing arts.
Take a trip to Cafe 611 in Frederick and make your next meal a good one.
Order a bottle for the table if you like — this restaurant has a full bar stocked with the best wine, beer, and more.
Cafe 611 is a good restaurant to dine with a small or large group.
For those who love to shake it, hit the restaurant dance floor and show off some of your best moves.
The lively clientele and reverberating tunes result in a noisy scene, so don't plan any quiet conversation at the restaurant.
Casual dining at its best, Cafe 611 customers are free to enjoy themselves in jeans and a T-shirt.
Bring the Cafe 611's great food to your place.
Bring your car to dinner and easily find a space in the area — street parking is available, as is a nearby lot.
Prices at Cafe 611 typically stay below the $30 mark, so you can afford to bring along a friend or a date.
Tomato plants are imperfect, yielding just as many inedible fruits as the healthy, tasty ones. The organizers of The Tomato Bash devised an alternative employment for the unworthy bounty, transforming the leftover tomatoes into ammunition for a massive ketchup making party. Participants are encouraged to sport silly costumes for the big event, as they are inevitably going to get utterly filthy.
To kick off the festivities, revelers are entertained with a cadre of food trucks, beverage vendors, and DJ playing tunes, including rebellious anthems encouraging the tomatoes to throw themselves. At 3 p.m., the tomato foam machine outside of the tomato arena powers up, pumping the stage area full of bubbly, pink fruit foam. Then the hordes of goggle-clad contestants descend upon a large arena and lose themselves in a sea of red goo.