Museum plans first Oktoberfest fundraiser -- Gazette.Net


Sandy Spring Museum’s inaugural Oktoberfest will be held from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. Saturday.

Museum Executive Director Allison Weiss said the festival would be different from other fundraisers.

“Because the focus of the museum is ‘community,’ we wanted to make an event that is a party for everyone who lives here,” she said. “Oktoberfest will become part of the fabric of the community, just like the Strawberry Festival is. We’re holding the event on site because we want the museum to be the community gathering place. The community built the museum and we are here for everyone to enjoy.”

Oktoberfest will feature beer, wine, grilled bratwurst, barbecue from Urban BBQ and musical entertainment with an Oktoberfest flair. The festival will conclude with a live auction, featuring vacation packages and original art.

Tickets, at $65, are available at or 301-774-0022. The museum is at 17901 Bentley Road, Sandy Spring.