Here is our big list of Oktoberfest in New Jersey celebrations for 2019. 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.Last Major Update: July
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BVN Oktoberfest - Clark, NJ - Sep 7, 2019
Open to the public at the Deutscher Club in Clark, with authentic bench seating, Schuhplattlers (traditional Bavarian dancers), oompah music, and German food and drink.
Morey’s Pier Oktoberfest - Wildwood, NJ - Sep 20 to Oct 13, 2019
Morey’s Piers brings a taste of Oktoberfest to the Wildwoods boardwalk with special German themed menus, an outdoor “biergarten,” live entertainment, amusement rides, a kids “Rootbier Garten” activity area and much more. A kid’s zone with a “Rootbier Garten” will be set-up near the Wave Swinger and kids can enjoy a variety of activities including a pumpkin and cookie decorating station. Wristband holders 12 years old and under will receive a free souvenir root beer cup with first fill free. Prices per kid activity vary. This event takes place annually on weekends in late September and October.
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.
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Oktoberfest in August - North Bergen, NJ - Aug 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.
Morris Plains VFW - Morris Plains, NJ - Oct 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.
Princeton Lodge Oktoberfest - Princeton, NJ - Oct 14, 2017
Resorts Casino Hotel Oktoberfest - Atlantic City, NJ - Oct 21 to Oct 22, 2017
Medford Oktoberfest - Medford, NJ - Sep 15, 2018
Germania Park Oktoberfest - Dover, NJ - Sep 15 to Sep 16, 2018
Oktoberfest and Steuben Parade with live music.
Chimney Rock Inn Oktoberfest - Gillette, NJ - Sep 20, 2018
Get Oktoberfest started off with a Steinhoisting competition on 9/20, and keep it going with German food and drinks, prizes and giveaways!
Saint Peter and Paul Parish Oktoberfest - Hoboken, NJ - Sep 21 to Sep 22, 2018
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.
Mountain Creek Oktoberfest - Vernon, NJ - Sep 22 to Sep 23, 2018
German American Society of Trenton Oktoberfest - Trenton, NJ - Sep 22 to Sep 23, 2018
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.
Oktoberfest at the Pilsner Haus - Hoboken, NJ - Sep 29 to Oct 20, 2018
Annual keg tapping followed by weeks of pork shank and pig roasts, Oktoberfest drafts, live music, and more. Fridays and Saturdays only. Entrance is on 15th Street between Grand and Adams.
Asbury Festhalle Oktoberfest - Asbury Park, NJ - Sep 29 to Oct 21, 2018
Asbury Festhalle and Biergarten
Chester Lions Club Oktoberfest - Chester, NJ - Sep 29 to Sep 30, 2018
The Chester Lions Club will host its annual Oktoberfest charity fundraiser 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
Leonia Oktoberfest - Leonia, NJ - Sep 29, 2018
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.
Ales ‘N Tails Oktoberfest - West Orange, NJ - Sep 29, 2018
Our Lady of the Lake Oktoberfest - Verona, NJ - Sep 29, 2018
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.
Jackson Street Oktoberfest - Cape May, NJ - Sep 29, 2018
Oktoberfest at Ho-Ho-Kus Inn and Tavern - Ho-Ho-Kus, NJ - Oct 3 to Oct 7, 2018
The proprietors of the historic Ho-Ho-Kus Inn & Tavern are ready to tap the kegs, raise their steins and shout â€œProstâ€ at the 1790-landmarkâ€™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.
Quakertown Fire Company Oktoberfest - Pittstown, NJ - Oct 6, 2018
Annual Oktoberfest with food, beverages and activities for kids and adults.
Highlands Oktoberfest - Highlands, NJ - Oct 6, 2018
Smithville Oktoberfest - Smithville, NJ - Oct 6 to Oct 7, 2018
Music, kids activities, international food court and over 100 Juried Crafters in addition to the year round Village activities.
Oasis Oktoberfest - Franklin Lakes, NJ - Oct 12, 2018
Proceeds from this annual Oktoberfest benefit OASIS, a haven for women and children.
Roebling Museum’s Oktoberfest - Roebling, NJ - Oct 13, 2018
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!
Deutscher Club of Clark, NJ Oktoberfest - Clark, NJ - Oct 13, 2018
Open to the public.
New Jersey’s Best Oktoberfest and Vendor Fair - Warren, NJ - Oct 13, 2018
Duck Pond Oktoberfest - Demarest, NJ - Oct 13, 2018
Annual craft show and Oktoberfest with German music, German food, inflatable games and canoe rides. Event is hosted by the Demarest Nature Center.
Oktoberfest - Hamilton, NJ - Oct 14, 2018
Sea Isle City Oktoberfest - Sea Isle City, NJ - Oct 20, 2018
Location: Excursion Park – JFK Blvd. & Pleasure Avenue
We hope you enjoy these celebrations of Oktoberfest. Let us know below which one you've headed to and which one you like the best!
We have added maps with the locations of each Oktoberfest. We may not have had the exact location for each Oktoberfest so in some instances we have placed the marker in the general vicinity of the Oktoberfest. Be sure to get specific directions from another source and do not solely rely on our map at the moment. We have also noticed that the markers may not show up on some mobile browsers. We will work to sort out this bug in the future.
Please confirm dates, locations and activities available at the Oktoberfest before going. That's one reason that we provide a website address when we find one. We attempt to ensure that the information for each Oktoberfest is accurate but there are bound to be a few errors. If you let us know when you find one, we will fix it. In some cases, we may link to last year's event when information for this year is not yet available. Do not be fooled.
The festivals listed range in size. Some events may have hundreds of thousands of attendees. Others may have only a handful. We're sorry that we don't have more information about attendance numbers at the moment. We will do our best to add this information as time goes on.
Professionalism varies as well. Some Oktoberfests are professional operations with large budgets. Others are local operations run by volunteers. Do your due diligence before making plans to attend so that you know what to expect. We will happily publish information about your experience with any Oktoberfest so that our visitors will be better informed in the future.
Some Oktoberfests are more family friendly than others. If you have small children, look for an Oktoberfest that has activities for kids. Other events start out with family friendly activities and become more adult oriented as it becomes later in the evening.
Not all Oktoberfest celebrations will be authentic German festival experiences. Some may simply be an excuse to drink rather than celebrate German heritage. Some may call themselves Oktoberfest but provide local or seasonal beer rather than authentic German Oktoberfest beer. Be sure to consider the type of celebration that you are looking to attend when you pick your Oktoberfest.
Activities offered at each Oktoberfest varies. Some activities that you may find are parades, keg tapping ceremony, beer gardens, Miss Oktoberfest or costume contests, stein holding contests, bratwurst eating contest, chicken dance, wiener races, keg toss, live German bands and local entertainment, polka dancing and fairground games. Some Oktoberfest events will just have beer and brats.
We've got some other resources that would help you prepare for Oktoberfest as well. 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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