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Frederick's Oktoberfest has moved to a to-go format for 2020 to ensure a COVID-19 safe environment. 

Frederick’s Oktoberfest has moved to a to-go format for its 2020 event, labeling the German festival O2Go.

O2Go offers options for carryout or delivery to promote a COVID-19 safe event. Various packages for two to 10 people will be available on Oct. 3 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

O2Go will also offer 'Kegs and Eggs' in partnership with Flying Dog with each package featuring egg and bratwurst casserole, German kinklings (doughnuts), and a commemorative 2020 O2Go Growler with your choice of one of three Flying Dog beers.

Other Oktoberfest favorites such as brats, pork loin, strudel and kraut will be available from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m. Plus, a wide selection of beers, including an Oktoberfest Sampler 6-pack featuring Brewer’s Alley Octoberfest, Flying Dog Dogtoberfest, Spaten Oktoberfest, Hofbrau Oktoberfest, Brewer’s Alley Hefeweizen, and Smoketown Brewing Station Hefeweizen will also be available. A full menu is available at frederickoktoberfest.org.

Ordering is available through Oct. 2. Carry-out will occur at the Frederick Fairgrounds through Gate 1. Limited delivery slots are available in limited Frederick area zip codes, including 21701, 21702, 21703, 21704, 21793, and 21774.

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Allen Etzler is a city editor at the Frederick News-Post. He can be reached at aetzler@newspost.com.

(3) comments


It's a bummer it's not going to be the big event like usual, but of course, I agree with making it a "to-go" format given the pandemic! Ordered & ready to go! Hope they sell out and make $ for those charities!! So many good causes, hit by a double whammy- increased need for their services and cancellation of most of their fundraisers [unsure] Get to-go if you can!! Proust!


Beer and brats....I can do that at home and save a trip. Too bad. I wonder if Burn Loot and Mayhem will be there to protest a celebration of Aryan culture?



I agree. I went to it several years ago with some friends and decided then and there I wouldn't waste my time and money at it again. It's barely representative of a true Oktoberfest, especially with all that junk craft beer. I'll take a Warsteiner or a Stellar over them any day. At least they'll have Spaten and Hofbrau, they're pretty good. Good question about the blm'ers showing up, though. I'm sure they'll bring their White Lives Matter signs if they do.

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