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The Complete Guide to Oktoberfest in New Jersey

NJ Oktoberfest Celebrations
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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 autumn 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

Oktoberfest in New Jersey

Oktoberfest in Bergen County NJ

17th Annual Leonia Oktoberfest

October 1, 2016

American Legion Hall
399 Broad Avenue
Leonia, NJ

17th 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.

Oasis Oktoberfest

October 14, 2016

McBride Field
813 Franklin Lake Road
Franklin Lakes, NJ

Enjoy an unforgettable night of traditional German food, drink, and oompah band entertainment all while supporting Oasis, a community organization whose mission is to change lives by breaking the cycle of poverty through compassionate programs designed to feed, clothe, educate and empower women and children in need. Tickets: $150.

Oktoberfest in Burlington County NJ

Roebling Museum’s 3rd Annual Oktoberfest

September 24, 2016

The Roebling Museum
100 Second Avenue
Roebling, NJ

The Roebling Museum will hold its 3rd Annual Oktoberfest celebration on the museum grounds. The event will feature a beer garden serving local craft and German beer, as well as music from the South Jersey Pops Oktoberfest Band and accordionist Dave Burr. Food vendors will offer a variety of tasty treats, including two Roebling favorites: bacon bread and stuffed cabbage. The event will also include a free kids’ craft workshop sponsored by Home Depot of Hamilton, NJ. Admission is $8 in advance and $10 at the gate. Advanced cup reservations are also available online (only) for an all-inclusive cup and admission fee of $14 per person.  The purchase of a cup will entitle you to one free beer and all additional beer purchases will be 16 ounces. All other event day beer sales will be 12 ounces. Admission for children ages 6-12 is $3 in advance and $5 at the gate. Children under six are admitted free.

Oktoberfest in Cape May County NJ

Cape May Oktoberfest

October 1, 2016

Historic Jackson Street
Cape May, NJ

Celebrate the famous Bavarian Oktoberfest tradition on Historic Jackson Street!  The street 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 23 & 24, 2016

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 8, 2016

Central Jersey Masonic Center
345 River Road
Princeton, NJ

Princeton Lodge #38, Palestine Lodge #111, Raritan Valley Lodge #46, and the Black Forest Club will have their 8th Annual Oktoberfest Celebration on October 8th. 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
7th Annual Oktoberfest

September 25, 2016

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

The 7th 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 16th Annual Oktoberfest

October 1, 2016

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

18th Annual Chester Lions Club Oktoberfest

September 24 & 25, 2016

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

The 18th 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 at Morris Plains VFW

October 8, 2016

Morris Plains VFW
45 Tabor Road
Morris Plains, NJ

Enjoy Oktoberfest brews while Breitenbach performs authentic German music. Delicious German brats and Bavarian pretzels will be available for purchase, and there will be contests, games, and more!  There will be a prize for best dressed so wear your lederhosen! This Oktoberfest event supports the Morris Township PBA and Community Hope, the leading non-profit saving veterans and veterans families from homelessness. Tickets: $30 ($25 early bird tickets available prior to October 1st).

Oktoberfest in Ocean County NJ

Oktoberfest in Seaside Heights

October 22 & 23, 2016

On the 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 35% ON SAMPLING TICKETS HERE!

Oktoberfest in Somerset County NJ

Oktoberfest at Forest Lodge

October 8, 2016

Forest Lodge
11 Reinman Road
Warren, NJ

There’s something for everyone at Forest Lodge’s Oktoberfest. The amazing Bavarian Brothers 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 Sussex County NJ

Mountain Creek Resort Oktoberfest

September 24 & 25, 2016

Mountain Creek Resort
217 Route 94
Vernon, NJ

Get your lederhosen out and celebrate Oktoberfest at Mountain Creek Resort in Vernon NJ! Feast on delicious foods paired with authentic German beer. Enjoy live entertainment by 18-time Grammy award-winner Jimmy Sturr & His Orchestra, The Philadelphia German Brass Band, Die Schlauberger, The Shippensburg Blaskapelle, the Pokolenie Dancers, and more. Tickets: $7 – one day general admission / $10 – two day general admission / $25 – general admission plus Hoffbrau Feast. VIP packages available.

Oktoberfest in Union County NJ

Deutscher Club of Clark’s Oktoberfest

October 1, 2016

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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