Sunday, October 21, 2012

Oktoberfest and Rose Hill Carriage Drive

The Oktoberfest at the Schifferstadt usually draws a large crowd and today's gorgous weather made it perfect for wandering around the grounds and seeing the people, crafts, music, and food. After Oktoberfest I happened upon the tail end of the Rose Hill Carriage Society's annual carriage drive which went right up Market Street. 

Oktoberfest's Best Wurst
Joan Deacon and her husband are dressed in colonial period costumes and described the uses for gourds.
Joan described and demonstrates the making of wine in colonial times using scuppernong grapes

This is a section of the Schifferstadt kitchen garden which includes herbs of all varieties.

The hand crafted glass sculptures of Kathleen Klipp.

Kathleen Klipp's dolphins caught the sunlight and really stood out.

The next few photos are from the Gourducopia booth.
Gary and Marilyn Cunningham from Thurmont create these colorful gourd crafts.

Marilyn Cunningham stands beside her dried gourd art.

Gary Cunningham demonstrates this wonderful gourd mask!

At the Ceramic Art and Tableware booth, Karen Russell
 talks to a customer about the handmade pottery she creates.
This selection of Karen's pottery has a definite colonial look.
Funnel cakes, beer, kettle corn, struedle and wurst. What's not to love?

Part of the Rose Hill Carriage Parade downtown in Frederick.