Here is our big list of Oktoberfest in New Jersey celebrations for 2017. 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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Medford Oktoberfest - Medford, NJ - Sep 16, 2017
Germania Park Oktoberfest - Dover, NJ - Sep 16 to Sep 17, 2017
Oktoberfest and Steuben Parade with live music.
Chimney Rock Inn Oktoberfest - Gillette, NJ - Sep 21, 2017
Saint Peter and Paul Parish Oktoberfest - Hoboken, NJ - Sep 22 to Sep 23, 2017
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.
Morey’s Pier Oktoberfest - Wildwood, NJ - Sep 22 to Oct 8, 2017
Sept 24-25, Oct 1-2 and 8-9 only.
Chester Lions Club Oktoberfest - Chester, NJ - Sep 23 to Sep 24, 2017
The Chester Lions Club will host its 18th 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
Mountain Creek Oktoberfest - Vernon, NJ - Sep 23 to Sep 24, 2017
Pig and Prince Oktoberfest - Montclair, NJ - Sep 23, 2017
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.
Leonia Oktoberfest - Leonia, NJ - Sep 23, 2017
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.
German American Society of Trenton Oktoberfest - Trenton, NJ - Sep 24, 2017
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.
Asbury Festhalle Oktoberfest - Asbury Park, NJ - Sep 29 to Oct 22, 2017
Asbury Festhalle and Biergarten
Oktoberfest at Ho-Ho-Kus Inn and Tavern - Ho-Ho-Kus, NJ - Sep 30, 2017
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.
Our Lady of the Lake Oktoberfest - Verona, NJ - Sep 30, 2017
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.
Egg Harbor Township Oktoberfest - Egg Harbor Township, NJ - Sep 30, 2017
Jackson Street Oktoberfest - Cape May, NJ - Sep 30, 2017
Seaside Heights Oktoberfest - Seaside Heights, NJ - Sep 30 to Oct 1, 2017
Highlands Oktoberfest - Highlands, NJ - Oct 7, 2017
Smithville Oktoberfest - Smithville, NJ - Oct 7 to Oct 8, 2017
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 13, 2017
Proceeds from this 13th annual Oktoberfest benefit OASIS – a haven for women and children.
Ales ‘N Tails Oktoberfest - West Orange, NJ - Oct 14, 2017
New Jersey’s Best Oktoberfest and Vendor Fair - Warren, NJ - Oct 14, 2017
Duck Pond Oktoberfest - Demarest, NJ - Oct 14, 2017
35th annual craft show and Oktoberfest with German music, German food, inflatable games and canoe rides. Event is hosted by the Demarest Nature Center.
Princeton Lodge Oktoberfest - Princeton, NJ - Oct 14, 2017
Oktoberfest - Hamilton, NJ - Oct 15, 2017
Resorts Casino Hotel Oktoberfest - Atlantic City, NJ - Oct 21 to Oct 22, 2017
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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.
BVN Oktoberfest - Clark, NJ - Sep 10 to Sep 11, 2016
Open to the public.
Oktoberfest at the Pilsner Haus - Hoboken, NJ - Sep 23 to Oct 22, 2016
(Fridays and Saturdays only)
Garden State Brewfest - Whippany, NJ - Sep 24, 2016
Held at Anchor Golf Center. Hours are 1p – 5p with VIP starting at noon.
Roebling Museum’s Oktoberfest - Roebling, NJ - Sep 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!
NJ Oktoberfest at Crystal Springs Resort - Sussex County, NJ - Sep 24 to Sep 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.
Quakertown Fire Company Oktoberfest - Pittstown, NJ - Oct 1, 2016
6th annual Oktoberfest with food, beverages and activities for kids and adults.
Deutscher Club of Clark, NJ Oktoberfest - Clark, NJ - Oct 1, 2016
Open to the public.
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.
Sea Isle City Oktoberfest - Sea Isle City, NJ - Oct 22, 2016
Location: Excursion Park – JFK Blvd. & Pleasure Avenue
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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