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The Complete Guide to Oktoberfest in New Jersey – 2017

NJ Oktoberfest Events Celebrate Arrival of Fall

Ladies and gentlemen, put on your Lederhosen and Dirndl and let’s hit the road – it’s time for Oktoberfest in New Jersey! Oktoberfest, the traditional German celebration, celebrates the arrival of fall with great German food, music, beer, games and contests. With over one million New Jerseyans boasting German heritage, there’s no shortage of Oktoberfest celebrations in New Jersey and Things To Do In New Jersey’s got the scoop on where to find them. Here’s where to celebrate Oktoberfest in NJ

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Oktoberfest in New Jersey

Oktoberfest in Bergen County NJ
18th Annual Leonia Oktoberfest

September 23 2017

American Legion Hall
399 Broad Avenue
Leonia NJ

The 18th Annual Leonia Oktoberfest is sponsored by the Rotary Club of The Palisades and supports the Weekend Snack Pack Program at local schools. This family friendly event features traditional German food and beer, children’s activities, the annual Masskrugstemmen contest, live entertainment featuring Breitenbach, and more. Tickets: $5 – Adults / Free for children.

Oktoberfest in Cape May County NJ
Cape May Oktoberfest

September 30 2017

Carpenter Lane & Jackson Street
Cape May NJ

Celebrate the famous Bavarian Oktoberfest tradition in Historic Cape May!  The streets will be transformed into a German promenade with authentic German music and food. Visit the Biergarten and food court and browse the artisans tables selling crafts, antiques and collectibles. Free admission.

Oktoberfest in Hudson County NJ
Saints Peter and Paul Parish Oktoberfest

September 22 & 23 2017

Saints Peter and Paul Church
404 Hudson Street
Hoboken NJ

Enjoy Oktoberfest drafts in the Biergarten, traditional German food, live music, and a kids Village featuring fun bouncy rides, face painting, pumpkin decorating, games, and more!

Oktoberfest in Mercer County NJ
Princeton Oktoberfest

October 14 2017

Princeton Lodge #38
345 River Road
Princeton NJ

Princeton Lodge #38, Palestine Lodge #111, Raritan Valley Lodge #46, and the Black Forest Club will have their 9th Annual Oktoberfest Celebration on October 14th. Enjoy a traditional German meal  (the offerings include brezel mit senf, bratwurst, schweinebraten mit jagersosse, spaetzle, rot kohl, sauerkraut, apfel strudel, deutschland schokolade torte), German beer (Paulaner, Hacker Pschorr, Franziskaner, and more), and authentic German music. Don’t miss this fun filled event! Tickets: $10 (includes meal).

German-American Society of Trenton’s 8th Annual Oktoberfest

September 24 2017

German-American Society of Trenton
15 Uncle Pete’s Road
Trenton NJ

The 8th Annual Oktoberfest is Mercer County’s largest German event! Enjoy traditional German beer, food, and music as well as a pig roast, vendors, family fun, kid activities, crafts, games, and more! Music and entertainment by the Austrian Boys with traditional Schuhplattler dancing by the G.T.V. Almrausch. Tickets: $5 per person at the gate. Kids 12 & under are free! Free admission to any individual wearing full traditional German attire. Lederhosen and drindls recommended. A portion of the proceeds from this event will benefit local charity The Jeremy Fund.

Oktoberfest in Monmouth County NJ
Highlands 17th Annual Oktoberfest

October 7 2017

Veterans Park
Highlands NJ

The feel-good spirit of Highland’s Oktoberfest is modeled on the traditional Munich, Germany Oktoberfest with an emphasis on eating, drinking and being merry while providing something for everyone. Enjoy authentic German food and beer, live music, dancing and entertainment. Festivities will include a “Best-Dressed” Contest and a “Beer Stein Holding” Contest with special prizes. Free admission and parking.

Oktoberfest in Morris County NJ
19th Annual Chester Lions Club Oktoberfest

September 24 & 25 2017

Chubb Park
290 W. Main Street
Route 24 West
Chester NJ

The 19th Annual Chester Lions Club Oktoberfest is coming! As usual, Oktoberfest will feature authentic German cuisine like bratwurst, smoked pork chops, and kielbasa with German potato salad and sauerkraut in addition to an assortment of special Oktoberfest beers on tap. New up on stage this year will be German American dance band, Die Spitzbuam. There will also be traditional German dancers and plenty of entertainment for the kids including face painting, bounce houses, and more! A $6 entry fee at the door is required for all those over age 12. Tickets: $6 for all those over age 12.



Oktoberfest in Ocean County NJ
Oktoberfest in Seaside Heights

September 30 2017
October 1 2017

Boulevard between Webster & Dupont Avenues
Seaside Heights NJ

Celebrate Oktoberfest at the Jersey Shore! The festival offers seasonal craft beer tasting, great bands, authentic German food, artisan crafters, beer garden, food trucks, and a Kids Zone. General Admission Tickets: $5 per person / Beer Sampling Admission: $25 at the door – SAVE UP TO 30% ON SAMPLING TICKETS HERE!

Oktoberfest in Passaic County NJ
Passaic County Oktoberfest and International Food Festival

October 14 2017

Garret Mountain Reservation
8 Mountain Avenue
Woodland Park NJ

Enjoy the food and heritage of Germany, as well as food from cultures that make Passaic County so diverse. No Oktoberfest would be complete without quality beer. The Passaic County Oktoberfest will feature only craft beers from local sources. ID must be shown at the entrance of the Pat Dianni Boat House on Garret Mountain Reservation for access to the beer garden. Admission: $5/person.

Oktoberfest in Somerset County NJ
NJ’s Best Oktoberfest at Forest Lodge

October 14 2017

Forest Lodge
11 Reinman Road
Warren NJ

There’s something for everyone at Forest Lodge’s Oktoberfest. The Doppelganger Band will have you dancing and singing to all your favorite songs! The Festhalle will have all day entertainment, including traditional German dances, cow bell ringing, and alp horn demonstrations too. Don’t miss the show in the Main Pavilion! Bring your appetite for Forest Lodge’s hearty menu of German-American foods. Be sure to leave room for the scrumptious German cakes and strudels! There will be over 50 local vendors selling a wide range of products at the Oktoberfest vendor fair. There are lots of fun things for the kids at Oktoberfest too including amusement rides, carnival booths, inflatables and other activities. Tickets: $7 / Free for children 10 years old and under.


Oktoberfest in Union County NJ
Deutscher Club of Clark’s Oktoberfest

October 7 2017

Deutscher Club of Clark
787 Featherbed Lane
Clark NJ

Celebrate Oktoberfest with the Deutscher Club of Clark! This event will feature live music by Bernies Orchestra and Doppelgänger, a Masskrugstemmen (stein holding contest), traditional German food and beer, a pig roast, and more! Tickets: $5 /  Free for children under 12.

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