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September 24 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Montgomery Parks Ale Trail @ Lake Needwood


It may not be Munich or Theresienwiese, but Montgomery Parks is transforming Lake Needwood in Rock Creek Park into Parks Ale Trail — just in time for Oktoberfest.Part festival and part hiking experience, Parks Ale Trail on, September 24 from 11 am to 3 pm, will have something for everyone. The main festival area features live music at the main stage, beer stations, and regional food trucks. Kids can enjoy the inflatables or try their hand at tree climbing.

You can head out on a 2.5-mile roundtrip hike and take in the beautiful sights and sounds of Lake Needwood. Take a break at the mid-way beer garden at the Needwood Mansion parking lot to wet your whistle at another beer garden, grab a snack, and listen to live acoustic music. And back in the main festival area, don’t forget to snag a Parks Ale Trail coozie before you leave!

Just a reminder, lederhosen are encouraged, but not required!

Main Festival Area


Beer and Wine:


Directions to Lake Needwood

Follow directional signage to the Hiker/Biker trail parking lot. Free parking is available throughout the park.

Ale Trail FAQs

Portajohns will be available at the event and will include standard and fully accessible units.
Alcohol will be sold at this event, and a valid form of identification is required for purchase.
Dogs are allowed at this event, but must be leashed at all times. Owners must pick up properly after their dogs and dispose of any waste in the provided receptacles.
This park and event space are generally accessible according to 2010 ADA Standards. The hiking trail may not be suitable for vehicles with wheels as it is made of mainly gravel and compressed dirt. The Shuttle Cart will be available for guests who need assistance getting to/from their cars from the event space.
There is free on-site parking at Lake Needwood.
Limited seating will be available. Guests are encouraged to bring their own picnic blankets/chairs.
This event is free to attend. Food and drinks are available for purchase.
For any additional questions, please contact Parks Customer Service at [email protected] or call 301-495-2595.
EVENT PAGE: https://montgomeryparks.org/event-team/montgomery-parks-ale-trail/


Date : September 24
Time : 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Venue Name : Lake Needwood, Rock Creek Regional Park
Address : Parking Rock Creek Regional Park
Derwood, MD 20855 United States

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