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.|