There were 17 Oktoberfest in New Jersey celebrations in 2013. We are updating the list for 2014 now. 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.
Chester Lions Club Oktoberfest – Chester, NJ – September 27-28, 2014
The Chester Lions Club will host its 16th annual Oktoberfest charity fundraiser on Saturday, September 27th and Sunday, September 28, 2014 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
Jackson Street Oktoberfest – Cape May, NJ – October 4, 2014
Beer gardens, food, crafts and entertainment.
Leonia Oktoberfest – Leonia, NJ – October 4, 2014
15th 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
Andy’s Corner Oktoberfest – Bogota, NJ – September 21, 2013
German beer, bratwurst and live music at Andy’s Oktoberfest.
Location: 257 Queen Anne Road, Bogota, NJ 07603
Germania Park Oktoberfest – Dover, NJ – September 21-22, 2013
Oktoberfest and Steuben Parade with live music.
Location: Conger Street, Dover, New Jersey 07802-0533
NJ Oktoberfest at Crystal Springs Resort – Sussex County, NJ – September 21-22, 2013
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
Duck Pond Oktoberfest – Demarest, NJ – October 12, 2013
32nd annual craft show with German music, German food, inflatable games and canoe rides.
Location: The Duck Pond, Demarest, NJ
Oasis Oktoberfest – Franklin Lakes, NJ - October 18, 2013
Proceeds from this 10th annual Oktoberfest benefit OASIS – a haven for women and children.
Location: McBride Field. 813 Franklin Lake Rd., Franklin Lakes, NJ, 07417
Quakertown Fire Company Oktoberfest - Pittstown, NJ – October 5, 2013
4th annual Oktoberfest with food, beverages and activities for kids and adults.
Location: 67 Quakertown Road in Franklin Township
Smithville Oktoberfest – Smithville, NJ – October 5-6, 2013
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.
Pilsner Haus Oktoberfest – Hoboken, NJ – Weekends September 21 – October 26, 2013
Kick off Oktoberfest at this authentic Beer Hall in New Jersey on September 21st.
Location: 1422 Grand Street, 2nd Floor, Hoboken NJ 07030
Our Lady of the Lake Oktoberfest – Verona, NJ – October 5, 2013
Fourth 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 $60 per person. Third 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
Deutscher Club of Clark, NJ Oktoberfest – Clark, NJ – October 5, 2013
Location: 787 Featherbed Lane, Clark, NJ
Trump Taj Oktoberfest – Atlantic City – October 26-27, 2013
Trump Taj celebrates it’s 20th year with this Atlantic City Oktoberfest. Live music and authentic food. $5 admission. 21+ only.
Location: 1000 Boardwalk at Virginia Avenue, Atlantic City, NJ 08401
Sea Isle City Oktoberfest – Sea Isle City, NJ – October 19, 2013
Location: Excursion Park – JFK Blvd. & Pleasure Avenue
Golden Nugget Oktoberfest on the Deck – Atlantic City, NJ
Last year there was an Oktoberfest on the Sunday following the September Craft Beer Festival. We don’t see any mention of it happening in 2013.
Avalon Oktoberfest - Avalon, NJ – October 5, 2013
Location: Avalon near 20th street between Dune and Ocean Drive, Avalon, NJ.
Oktoberfest at Forest Lodge – Warren, NJ – October 19, 2013
German food, beer, live music, dancing, arts & crafts, and kids rides. Admission is $7. Children 10 and under are free. Date was pushed back to October 19th due to the rain forecast on October 12th!
Location: Forest Lodge, 11 Reinman Road, Warren, NJ
Princeton Lodge Oktoberfest – October 12, 2013
Fifth 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.
Lambertville Oktoberfest – Lambertville, NJ – October 5, 2013
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
Pig and Prince Oktoberfest – Montclair, NJ – September 21, 2013
The Pig and Prince Restaurant and Gastrolounge is holding its inaugural Oktoberfest which will feature authentic German food and seven local craft breweries. Tickets are $60 per person for this all-inclusive event.
Location: 1 Lackawanna Plaza, Montclair, NJ
Zeppelin Hall Oktoberfest – Jersey City, NJ – Friday and Saturday nights, September 27-October 26, 2013
Over 50 beers on tap and German food along with live music from German party bands and contests/giveaways.
Location: 88 Liberty View Drive, Jersey City, NJ
Oktoberfest at Stone House at Stirling Ridge – Warren, NJ – October 12, 2013
Stone House at Stirling Ridge is holding an Oktoberfest from Noon – 3 PM on Saturday, October 12, 2013. 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
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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