Celebrate Oktoberfest In NJ This Year At These Spots


Grab your pretzels, beer, lederhosen, and dirndls— it’s time for Oktoberfest in NJ, and there are plenty of ways to get into a celebratory mood. Your whole family can show off their best chicken dance, sample sausages, and sip a lager (or rootbeer) in the Biergarten. Scroll down for places to revel in the festivities this year—Proust! Want more fall fun with the fam? Head to one (or all) of these family-friendly farms in NJ. (featured photo credit: Morey’s Piers & Waterparks) 

20+ Places To Celebrate Oktoberfest in NJ 

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No Oktoberfest in NJ is complete without traditional soft pretzels and a German lager. Photo Credit: Morey’s Piers & Waterparks 

Six Flags Great Adventure Oktoberfest Food Festival
Now-November 5
Sample German cuisine from Bavarian pretzels to German Chocolate Cake, and wash it down with a Root Beer or a real one. The Gutentag One Man Band will keep the fun going.
1 Six Flags Blvd., Jackson, NJ 08527
(732) 928-2000

Medford Oktoberfest and Music Festival
September 15-16
German food, live music, food trucks, kids’ activities, and more. Also, try to test your skills in the Bavarian stein-holding contest.
Freedom Park, 86 Union Street, Medford, NJ 08055 

Oktoberfest at Morey’s Piers
September 15-17, 22-24, 29-October 1, October 6-8
Get ready for four consecutive weekends of German-themed goodness with “Oktober das Oktopus,” live entertainment, kids’ activities, and more at the lively Oktoberfest on Morey’s Piers. 
3501 Boardwalk, Wildwood, NJ 08260

(609) 729-3700

Germania Park Oktoberfest
September 16-17
Rain or shine, get your dancing shoes on and get ready for live music and lots of fun.
56 Conger Street, Rockaway Township, NJ 07801
(973) 328-9693

Mountain Creek Oktoberfest
September 16-17
The kids can enjoy the petting zoo, face painting, sky rides, and musical entertainment. There will also be food, drinks, and live entertainment for the adults.
200 Route 94, Vernon, NJ 07462
(973) 827-2000

Zeppelin Hall Oktoberfest 
September 16-October 15
During this almost-a-full-month-long celebration, they’re serving Oktoberfest beer, Bavarian dishes, and pretzels – with kid-friendly options like burgers and mac and cheese. 
88 Liberty View Dr., Jersey City, NJ 07302
(201) 721-8888

Chester 25th Annual Oktoberfest
September 23-24
Get ready for a day of cars, food, and lots of German fun. Make your way to Chubb Park with a car show featuring vintage and modern sportscars, then celebrate Oktoberfest with German-themed music, authentic German food, dancing, games, rides, and craft activities for the kids. 
Chubb Park on Route 24, Chester, NJ 07930

Ho-Ho-Kus Oktoberfest
September 27-30
Live German music and a German Polka Band will perform during Oktoberfest. And you can’t miss the German dinner.
1 East Franklin Turnpike, Ho-Ho-Kus, NJ 07423
(201) 445-4115

Avalon Oktoberfest
September 29
It’s time to lift your stein for the Avalon Oktoberfest at ICONA resort. There will be live entertainment, drinks, food, dancing in the sand, and kiddos’ activities, including games like corn-hole, Jenga, and a kids’ craft activity.
The Sandbar Village, 125 79th Street, Avalon, NJ 08202
(609) 830-0128

Cape May Oktoberfest
September 30
Head to exit 0 for a special celebration in historic Cape May. You’ll be in awe of the authentic feel (like you’re really in Munich) when downtown becomes a German promenade with food, crafters, music, and more. The rain date will be October 1.
Carpenter Lane between Ocean and Perry and Jackson Street., Cape May, NJ 08204

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At Morey’s Piers Oktoberfest in NJ, kids can have German-themed fun and games in their own “Rootbier Garden.” Photo Credit: Morey’s Piers & Waterparks

Hackettstown Oktoberfest
September 30-October 1
Kick off the fall season with a town-wide event with kids’ activities, contests, craft vendors, music, drinks, and food. This Oktoberfest is a family-friendly event.
Main St., Valentine St., and Grand Ave., Hackettstown, NJ 07840

Deutscher Club of Clark Oktoberfest
September 30-October 1
Kick back in their spacious pavilion and enjoy the live music. You’ll sample authentic German fare like brats, spaetzle, and schnitzel and enjoy the beers and sounds of traditional bands at this German club, one of the largest in North America. There will be children’s entertainment available on Sunday.
787 Featherbed Ln., Clark, NJ 07066
(732) 574-8600

Kindle Oktoberfest
October 1
Grab a beer from local breweries on hand at this craft, food, and drink festival that gives back to Cape May County Chamber Education Foundation. 
525 Stone Harbor Blvd., Cape May Court House, NJ 08210
(609) 465-5000

Asbury Festhalle & Biergarten’s Annual Oktoberfest
October 6-8
Dance to live polka music at this lively spot where you’ll experience all the tastes and sounds of a traditional Oktoberfest atop their festive rooftop Biergarten. On October 1, they plan to have an Oktoberfest run on the boardwalk.
527 Lake Ave., Asbury Park, NJ 07712
(732) 997-8767

Atlantic Highlands Oktoberfest
October 7
See Oompa Bands and dancers, try authentic German food, or participate in stein-holding or costume contests at this Oktoberfest event. The rain date will be October 8.
Veterans Park, 51 Bay Ave., Highlands, NJ 07732

Turkey Brook Park Oktoberfest
October 7
Bring your crew to this day-long, family-friendly event where you can listen to live music, peruse vendors, and play plenty of games. Kids will love the pony rides, sliding down the inflatables, and corn hole.
Turkey Brook Park, 30 Flanders Road, Budd Lake, NJ 07828

Historic Smithville Oktoberfest
October 7-8
Get the whole family ready for a family-friendly Oktoberfest with over 100 juried crafters, an International food court, live music, kids’ activities, non-profit organizations, and more. The Villages 60 Shoppes, train and carousel rides, paddle boats, eateries, and antique arcades will also be open.
Route 9 and Moss Mill Road, Smithville Road, NJ 08205

Renaultber Fest
October 14-15
Renaultberfest at Renault Winery is full of family-friendly festivities. Take a scenic tractor ride or try some traditional grape stomping. Kids can participate in a vine sack race relay or decorate at the Paint a Pumpkin Workshop.
There will also be a Donuts on a String Contest and a Pie Eating Contest, both offering chances to win ice skating tickets and gift cards. Don’t miss the Stein Holding Contest and on Sunday, October 15 run at the Renaultberfest 5K & Grape Stomp. The 1 Mile Kids Fun Run (ages 14 and under) kicks off at 9:30 AM, followed by the 5K Run at 10 AM. Live music and endless for all rain or shine. 
72 North Bremen Avenue, Egg Harbor City, NJ 08215

Laurita Oktoberfests with Food Trucks
October 21-22, 28-29
Oktoberfest is happening more than once at Laurita Winery. There will be free parking, a free face painter for the kids, and Saturday fireworks. Don’t miss the yummy food from the food trucks.
85 Archertown Road, New Egypt, NJ 08533
(609) 752-0200

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Enjoy Oktoberfest in NJ outside at Asbury Park Festhalle & Biergarten. Photo Credit: @apbiergarten

Forest Lodge Oktoberfest
October 14
Celebrate Oktoberfest in New Jersey by putting together your “Wies’n” feast with beers, wines, and mouth-watering German foods, like wurst. Don’t miss the authentic German entertainment and decor.
11 Reinman Road, Warren, NJ 07059
(908) 754-7300

The Craft Show at Oktoberfest
October 14
This Oktoberfest has enough fun for the whole family, and you can also get a head start on holiday shopping with makers and crafters offering handmade wares. Don’t miss out on the live music, food, and canoe rides.
38 Park St., Demarest, NJ 07627

Oasis Oktoberfest
October 13
Enjoy an authentic Oktoberfest celebration underneath the big tent with German food and beer, live music, a game tent, a super 50/50 raffle, and a beer stein-hoisting competition.
McBride Field, Franklin Lakes, NJ 07417 

Hamilton Oktoberfest
October 15
Celebrate Oktoberfest with lots of fun activities for children, hayrides, crafters, a pumpkin patch, and more.
Veteran’s Park South, Klockner Road, Hamilton, NJ 08690

Edelweiss Passaic Oktoberfest
October 21
Enjoy a Bavarian Oktoberfest buffet, live music, dancing, and Bavarian entertainment.
1 Perrin Avenue, Pompton Lakes, NJ 07442

Oktoberfest at Reeves-Reed Arboretum
October 21
Put the “PUB” in public garden at this fundraiser for the arboretum. Enjoy lawn games, live music, and all-you-can-eat and drink.
165 Hobart Ave., Summit, NJ 07901
(908) 273-8787

German-American Oktoberfest 2023
October 22-24

Raise a stein at this traditional Oktoberfest with live entertainment from German-style bands, authentic foods, and lots of German fun. The entertainment lineup includes Philly German Brass Band, Aqua String Band, and The Ruckus.
215 Uncle Pete’s Road, Trenton, NJ 08691

How will you celebrate Oktoberfest in NJ?

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Caroline is a writer from central Jersey who loves checking out new boardwalks and beach towns (current faves include Long Branch and Ocean Grove), admiring the foliage and walking around downtown Princeton, and singing along to music—often with her younger sister. One of her favorite jobs was being a camp counselor and helping out at local, family-friendly events. She can regularly be found ordering a pie to go from Romeo's in Plainsboro, her favorite pizzeria.