Oktoberfest in New Jersey
Here is our big list of Oktoberfest in New Jersey celebrations for 2016. The one million NJ residents with German heritage, and all those who want to pretend that they are German for a weekend and indulge in food and beverage, should have no trouble finding a nearby New Jersey Oktoberfest to attend.
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Oktoberfest in August – North Bergen – August 15, 2016
Celebrate the 141st Plattduetsche Volksfest Vereen with their annual Oktoberfest in August event at Schuetzen Park. Enjoy German foods, children’s games, a little miss beauty pageant, and their famous beer stein holding competition. Music fun is provided by the Austrian Boys and the Bavarian Dancers. Tickets are $10. The fest starts at 12:00 pm.
BVN Oktoberfest – Clark, NJ – September 10-11, 2016
Open to the public.
Medford Oktoberfest – Medford, NJ – Sept 17, 2016
Germania Park Oktoberfest – Dover, NJ – September 17-18, 2016
Oktoberfest and Steuben Parade with live music.
Location: Conger Street, Dover, New Jersey 07802-0533
Oktoberfest at Ho-Ho-Kus Inn & Tavern – Ho-Ho-Kus, NJ – Sept 21-25, 2016
The proprietors of the historic Ho-Ho-Kus Inn & Tavern are ready to tap the kegs, raise their steins and shout “Prost” at the 1790-landmark’s first-ever Oktoberfest. Celebrate in the Beer Garden on the heated outdoor patio from Wednesday, Sept. 21 through Sunday, Sept. 25. Daily Oktoberfest brew specials, full menu of traditional German fare, music, giveaways and more. No reservations required. Ho-Ho-Kus Inn & Tavern, 1 East Franklin Turnpike, Ho-Ho-Kus, NJ, 201-445-4115.
Saint Peter and Paul Parish Oktoberfest – Hoboken, NJ – September 23-24, 2016
Plan on celebrating with family and friends as Ss Peter and Paul teams up with Hoboken Catholic Academy for Hoboken Family Oktoberfest. Enjoy traditional Oktoberfest fare from bratwurst to strudel, along with some other great festival favorites. It wouldn’t be Oktoberfest without some seasonal ice-cold brews, so raise a glass in toasting some delicious Oktoberfest drafts in our Biergarten located inside the Ss Peter and Paul parking lot. The fun does not stop there! Enjoy live music performed by “Nobody’s Sheriff” and take the gang on a trip through our kid’s village across the street at Stevens Park. From bouncy castles to basketball, there is surely something for everyone. Location: 404 Hudson St., Hoboken, NJ.
Garden State Brewfest – Whippany, NJ – Sept 24, 2016,
Held at Anchor Golf Center. Hours are 1p – 5p with VIP starting at noon.
Chester Lions Club Oktoberfest – Chester, NJ – September 24-25, 2016
The Chester Lions Club will host its 17th annual Oktoberfest charity fundraiser on Saturday, September 24th and Sunday, September 25, 2015 from noon to 8 PM. Enjoy authentic German food, beer, dancing, live entertainment and a 50/50 raffle at Chubb Park on Route 24 in Chester, NJ. The Oktoberfest is a family friendly event with entertainment, pony rides, games and live music for kids. Children under 12 are free. Admission is $6 for adults. All proceeds from the event will be donated to various charities. Location: Chubb Park, Route 24 West in Chester, NJ, 07930
Roebling Museum’s Oktoberfest – Roebling, NJ – Sept. 24, 2016
2 p.m. – 7 p.m. Beer Garden featuring craft beer, South Jersey Pops Ocktoberfest Band, Dave Burr on Accordion, Food Trucks and Bacon Bread. Admission is $8 in advance and $10 at the gate. Cup reservations will also be made available on line for additional fee. VALID I.D. REQUIRED!
Location: 100 Second Avenue, Roebling, NJ 08554
Morey’s Pier Oktoberfest – Wildwood, NJ – Sept. 24-25, Oct. 1-2 & 8-9, 2016
Mountain Creek Oktoberfest – Vernon, NJ – Sept 24-25, 2016
NJ Oktoberfest at Crystal Springs Resort – Sussex County, NJ – September 24-25, 2016
This annual New Jersey Oktoberfest is held at The Red Tail Lodge. It will have German beer, German and American food, live music and Bavarian Dancers, beer wrestling, pie eating, Miss Oktoberfest contest and a bunch more games and contests.
Location: 200 State Rt 94, Vernon, NJ 07462
German American Society of Trenton Oktoberfest – Trenton, NJ – September 25, 2016
The German-American Society is proud to present Mercer County’s Largest German Event. 7th Annual Oktoberfest – Traditional Beer Festival from 12 noon – 7:00 pm. Featuring beers by Samuel Adams as well as many German Beers! With music by the Austrian Boys and German Dance performances by the GTV Almrausch. The event will also feature a pig roast, traditional German food, vendors and crafts, bounce castles, kid activities and family fun! Join 94.5 PST live at the event from 2 pm – 4pm hosting a Stein holding competition. $5 admission, children 12 & under free and individuals in full traditional German attire get in free! Part of the proceeds benefit the Jeremy Fund.
Pig and Prince Oktoberfest – Montclair, NJ – September 25, 2016
The Pig and Prince Restaurant and Gastrolounge is holding its 4th annual Oktoberfest which will feature authentic German food and seven local craft breweries. Tickets are $20 per person which includes admission, authentic Oktoberfest beer mug, raffle ticket, and one token good for one beer or food station.
Location: 1 Lackawanna Plaza, Montclair, NJ
Leonia Oktoberfest – Leonia, NJ – October 1, 2016
17th annual Oktoberfest sponsored by the Rotary Club of The Palisades to support the Weekend Snack Pack Program at local schools. This is a family friendly event with food and drink, kids activities, and German competitions.
Location: American Legion Hall, 399 Broad Ave, Leonia, NJ 07605
Ales ‘N Tails Oktoberfest – West Orange, NJ – October 1, 2016
Quakertown Fire Company Oktoberfest – Pittstown, NJ – October 1, 2016
6th annual Oktoberfest with food, beverages and activities for kids and adults.
Location: 67 Quakertown Road in Franklin Township
Deutscher Club of Clark, NJ Oktoberfest – Clark, NJ October 1, 2016
Open to the public.
Highlands Oktoberfest – Highlands, NJ – October 1, 2016
Oktoberfest – Hamilton, NJ – October 1-2, 2016
Smithville Oktoberfest – Smithville, NJ – October 1-2, 2016
Music, kids activities, international food court and over 100 Juried Crafters in addition to the year round Village activities.
Location: Historic Smithville and Village Green.
FCW Oktoberfest – Somerdale, NJ – October 8, 2016
Freedom Center for Wildlife’s biggest event this year… Oktoberfest is here! Join them and the Educational Ambassadors at Flying Fish in Somerdale, NJ. Best of the Wurst from Riverside will be providing delicious authentic German cuisine as you enjoy the best craft beer from Flying Fish. Free brewery tours. Tricky Tray Auction. Tickets are $35 through October 1. After 10/1 price pp is $40. Includes one generous platter and two specialty beers
Our Lady of the Lake Oktoberfest – Verona, NJ – October 8, 2016
Seventh annual Oktoberfest under the grand tent in the OLL parking lot. Authentic German food, beer, wine, and live music. Festivities begin with ceremonial beer keg tapping. Advance tickets are $65 per person. Fourth annual Kinderfest under the tents in the Montrose Avenue parking lot is free but tickets are required for certain rides, games and crafts.
Location: 32 Lakeside Ave, Verona, NJ
Morris Plains VFW – Morris Plains, NJ – October 8, 2016
We are holding a benefit Oktoberfest at the Morris Plains VFW on Saturday, October 8th from Noon til 6pm. Authentic German Music by Breitenbach, the Band, food, beer and games. Tickets are $25 prior to October 1st and $30 after the
1st. Tickets available for purchase online. Additional information or cash tickets by calling 201-704-9452. Event
to benefit the Morris Township PBA and Community Hope, the leading non-profit saving veterans and veterans families from homelessness.
New Jersey’s Best Oktoberfest & Vendor Fair – Warren, NJ – October 8, 2016
Oompah at its best. Smell the aroma of sizzling bratwurst, and hear the cries of “Prosit!” It must be time for Forest Lodge’s OKTOBERFEST ! Yodel on over to Forest Lodge and help “Roll out the Barrel’ at Oktoberfest. Everyone’s Invited! The celebration begins SATURDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2016 (rain date: Sunday, October 9, 2016).
Gates Open 11am * Food & Beverage Pavilion 12pm * Band Starts 1pm.
The Bavarian Brother’s will have you dancing and singing to all your favorite songs! The Festhalle will have all day entertainmentincluding Traditional German Dances, Cow Bell Ringing, and Alp Horn demonstrations too!
Of course the best part of Forest Lodge’s Oktoberfest is the hearty menu of German-American foods. The menu is vast, so come and feast on all these delicious foods. Leave room for the scrumptious German cakes & strudels! Don’t forget that cold German beer to wet your whistle!
Oktoberfest attracts many visitors just for the shopping opportunities at the Vendor Fair. Over 45 vendors selling a wide range of products at the Vendor Fair at Oktoberfest! Vendors will be selling candles, home-made crafts, jewelry, baskets, soaps, seasonal items, far too many items to list them all. It’s the ideal opportunity to start your holiday shopping with many unique gift items. Oktoberfest is great fun for the children as well. Kids will keep busy with Amusement Rides, Carnival Booths, Inflatable’s and other activities.
The admission for adults is $7.00 pp. Children under 10 years old – Free! Admission fee to Oktoberfest includes access to the Vendor Fair, and Live Music & Dancing in the main pavilion. SPREAD THE WORD about this spectacular Family-Fun Day! Need directions to Forest Lodge? Here they are: (www.forestlodge.com)
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Duck Pond Oktoberfest – Demarest, NJ – October 8, 2016
35th annual craft show and Oktoberfest with German music, German food, inflatable games and canoe rides. Event is hosted by the Demarest Nature Center.
Location: The Duck Pond, Demarest, NJ
Oasis Oktoberfest – Franklin Lakes, NJ – October 14, 2016
Proceeds from this 13th annual Oktoberfest benefit OASIS – a haven for women and children.
Location: McBride Field. 813 Franklin Lake Rd., Franklin Lakes, NJ, 07417
Sea Isle City Oktoberfest – Sea Isle City, NJ – October 22, 2016
Location: Excursion Park – JFK Blvd. & Pleasure Avenue
Princeton Lodge Oktoberfest – Princeton, NJ – October 10, 2015
Seventh annual Oktoberfest hosted by Princeton Lodge #38 from 11 AM to 6 PM with traditional German meal, German beer and music. Admission is $10 and a portion of profits benefits the Tristate Wheelchair Athletic Association.
Location: Masonic Center, 345 River Road, Princeton, NJ
Andy’s Corner Oktoberfest – Bogota, NJ – September 19, 2015
German beer, bratwurst and live music at Andy’s Oktoberfest.
Location: 257 Queen Anne Road, Bogota, NJ 07603
Zeppelin Hall Oktoberfest – Jersey City, NJ – Friday and Saturday nights, Starting September 25, 2015
Over 50 beers on tap and German food along with live music from German party bands and contests/giveaways.
Location: 297 Grand Street, Jersey City, NJ.
Jackson Street Oktoberfest – Cape May, NJ – October 3, 2015
Beer gardens, food, crafts and entertainment.
Pilsner Haus Oktoberfest – Hoboken, NJ – Weekends starting Sept 25, 2015
Kick off Oktoberfest at this authentic Beer Hall in New Jersey. Activities and live bands every Friday and Saturday nights.
Location: 1422 Grand Street, 2nd Floor, Hoboken NJ 07030
Fall Beer & Food Fest – Allamuchy, NJ – September 13, 2015
Panther Pub hosts this Oktoberfest at Panther Valley Mall. Free admission from 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm. Great foods available including pig roast, bratwurst, chicken, burgers, apple pie and much more. Fun includes face painting, pumpkin decorating, and live music.
South Jersey Oktoberfest – Sewell, NJ – October 9, 2015
Oktoberfest at Stone House at Stirling Ridge – Warren, NJ – 2015
Stone House at Stirling Ridge is holding an Oktoberfest from Noon – 3 PM on Saturday. German food and kegs of Weyerbacher and Breckenridge. $40 in advance. $45 at the door. Admission includes two beers and unlimited grilled bratwurst, hot pretzels, potato dumplings and apple strudel. Call to RSVP: (866) 683-3586
Location: 50 Stirling Rd, Warren, NJ 07059
Lambertville Oktoberfest – Lambertville, NJ
Music, craft beers and German food to benefit the Friends of Ely Park. Tickets are $45.
Location: Parking Lot outside Rago Arts and Auction Center, 333 South Main Street, Lambertville
Some of these Oktoberfest parties might be on the smaller side. Try my list of the largest Oktoberfests in the United States for the most popular and attended celebrations of German heritage. You should also check the lists of nearby states that also celebrate Oktoberfest: Delaware, New York and Pennsylvania.
Whether you have found a festival to enjoy or you will be celebrating from home, Funtober has some other resources that will help you prepare for Oktoberfest. Read about the history of Oktoberfest. Learn about Oktoberfest beer. Find the words to Oktoberfest music. Plan your Oktoberfest outfit. And try cooking some of these Oktoberfest recipes.
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