Here is our big list of Oktoberfest in New Jersey celebrations for 2022. 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.
All listed Oktoberfests have been checked for 2022 dates - some with old dates were marked as canceled for this year but many just had no updates available that we could find. Still plenty of Oktoberfest parties running all the way into November to enjoy, so Prost!
All events showing current dates need to be verified to confirm that changes to the schedule were not made by the organizers after publication here, due to COVID-19, weather/natural disasters, or other reasons. We do not run these events, and would hate for anyone to go out of their way only to find the event had been canceled after releasing a date. Please click through to the event website to confirm! Be safe and have a great fall!
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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Chimney Rock Inn Oktoberfest - Gillette, NJ - Sep 19 to Oct 13, 2019
Get Oktoberfest started off with a Steinhoisting competition, and keep it going with German food and drinks, prizes and giveaways! The Oktoberfest menu will be available at all three Chimney Rock Inn locations (Gillette, Bridgewater and Flemington) although the outdoor beer garden and live music will only be at the Gillette location on select days.
Ales ‘N Tails Oktoberfest - West Orange, NJ - Oct 5, 2019
The Essex County Turtle Back Zoo will host Ales ‘N Tails, a festive evening benefitting the Essex County Parks Foundation. Enjoy the live oompah band and sample dozens of seasonal brews from around the corner and around the world, plus samples of wines and spirits!
New Jersey’s Best Oktoberfest and Vendor Fair - Warren, NJ - Oct 12, 2019
Hearty German & American foods available for purchase. Don’t forget that cold German beer to wet your whistle! There will also be live music, activities for the kids, vendors for shopping, and fun for everyone!
Morey’s Pier Oktoberfest - Wildwood, NJ - Sep 17 to Oct 10, 2021
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.
Leonia Oktoberfest - Leonia, NJ - Sep 26, 2021
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.
Oktoberfest at the Pilsner Haus - Hoboken, NJ - Oct 22, 2021
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.
Edelweiss Passaic Oktoberfest - Pompton Lakes, NJ - Sep 2 to Oct 31, 2022
Canceled for 2021, look for their return in 2022. Normally: A fun filled evening of music, dancing, entertainment, food and drink. Authentic Oktoberfest Food and Beverage includes Bavarian buffet, coffee, and cake plus unlimited select German beverages and soda. Music by the Austrian Boys along with Bavarian Entertainment with Schuhplattler and Volkstanz performances. Doors open at 6:30 with dinner between 6:30 and 7:30, with music starting at 7:30. Tickets are $40 per person with ages 13 to 20 priced at $22, ages 6 to 12 at $12, and 5 and under free. A $1 per adult ticket convenience fee will apply for Paypal, debit or credit card purchases.
BVN Oktoberfest - Clark, NJ - Sep 10, 2022
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.
Medford Oktoberfest - Medford, NJ - Sep 16 to Sep 17, 2022
German food and beer, live music, and business expo
Germania Park Oktoberfest - Dover, NJ - Sep 17 to Sep 18, 2022
Oktoberfest and Steuben Parade with live music.
Mountain Creek Oktoberfest - Vernon, NJ - Sep 17 to Sep 18, 2022
Experience Oktoberfest in Vernon, New Jersey with live music, a wide variety of german, domestic and seasonal beers, ciders, & more, authentic german food, and activities for kids and adults alike
Chester Lions Club Oktoberfest - Chester, NJ - Sep 24 to Sep 25, 2022
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 $7 for adults. All proceeds from the event will be donated to various charities. Location: Chubb Park, Route 24 West in Chester, NJ, 07930
German American Society of Trenton Oktoberfest - Trenton, NJ - Sep 24 to Sep 25, 2022
The German-American Society is proud to present Mercer County’s largest German event. Annual Oktoberfest with traditional beer festival featuring beers by Samuel Adams as well as many German beers! With music, a pig roast, traditional German food, vendors and crafts, bounce castles, kid activities and family fun including 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.
Jackson Street Oktoberfest - Cape May, NJ - Sep 24, 2022
Beer garden, food court, vendors and more
Oktoberfest in Cape May - Cape May, NJ - Sep 24, 2022
Celebrate the famous Bavarian tradition in Cape May the festival will be located on Carpenter Lane between Ocean & Perry and continue down Jackson Street to Beach Ave. as it is transformed into a German promenade with authentic music and food. Visit the Beer Gardens and Food Courts browse the artisans tables selling crafts, antiques and collectibles.
Oktoberfest at Ho-Ho-Kus Inn and Tavern - Ho-Ho-Kus, NJ - Sep 28 to Oct 1, 2022
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 Oktoberfest. Celebrate in the beer garden on the heated outdoor patio. 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
Deutscher Club of Clark, NJ Oktoberfest - Clark, NJ - Oct 1 to Oct 2, 2022
Open to the public.
Highlands Oktoberfest - Highlands, NJ - Oct 1, 2022
Free parking and admission. Beer, food, dancing and more, at Veterans Park
Smithville Oktoberfest - Smithville, NJ - Oct 1 to Oct 2, 2022
Music, kids activities, international food court and over 100 juried crafters in addition to the year round Village activities.
Our Lady of the Lake Oktoberfest - Verona, NJ - Oct 1, 2022
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. Kinderfest under the tents in the Montrose Avenue parking lot is free but tickets are required for certain rides, games and crafts.
Kindle Oktoberfest - Cape May, NJ - Oct 1, 2022
Kindle Auto Plaza’s Annual Oktoberfest benefiting the Hero Campaign. This is a family-friendly event from 12 pm-8 pm with rides, food, games, beer, live entertainment and more! Rain or shine event
Asbury Festhalle Oktoberfest - Asbury Park, NJ - Oct 7 to Oct 9, 2022
Asbury Festhalle and Biergarten hosts an Oktoberfest
Quakertown Fire Company Oktoberfest - Pittstown, NJ - Oct 8, 2022
Annual Oktoberfest with food, beverages and activities for kids and adults.
Duck Pond Oktoberfest - Demarest, NJ - Oct 8, 2022
Annual craft show and Oktoberfest with German music, German food, inflatable games and canoe rides. Event is hosted by the Demarest Nature Center.
Freedom Center for Wildlife Oktoberfest - Maple Shade, NJ - Oct 8, 2022
Come on down to the Dr Brewlittle’s Beer Co for an Oktoberfest fundraiser benefiting the Freedom Center for Wildlife! This annual event includes authenic German food, craft beers, an opportunity to meet some of the Animal Ambassadors, and more! Don’t miss out on this fun way to support FCW in their mission to increase public knowledge and appreciation towards the conservation, protection, and preservation of native New Jersey habitats and animals!
Oasis Oktoberfest - Franklin Lakes, NJ - Oct 14, 2022
Proceeds from this annual Oktoberfest benefit OASIS, a haven for women and children.
Oktoberfest - Hamilton, NJ - Oct 16, 2022
Combining fall activities and excitement into one fun-packed day with live entertainment, amusements, pumpkin patch, hay rides, corn maze, crafters, and vendors.
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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