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 where you can 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)
25 Places To Celebrate Oktoberfest in NJ
Medford Oktoberfest and Music Festival
German food, live music, food trucks, kids’ activities, and more. Also, try to test your skills in the Bavarian stein holding contest.
Cost: Free admission and parking
Freedom Park, 86 Union Street, Medford, NJ 08055
Oktoberfest at Morey’s Piers
September 16-18, 23-25, 30-October 2, October 7-9
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
Germania Park Oktoberfest
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
Mountain Creek Oktoberfest
The kids can enjoy the petting zoo, bounce houses, face painting, pumpkin picking, and musical entertainment. There will also be food, drinks, and live entertainment for the adults.
200 Route 94, Vernon, NJ 07462
Cape May Oktoberfest
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 September 25.
Carpenter Lane between Ocean and Perry and Jackson Street., Cape May, NJ 08204
Keg & Kitchen Oktoberfest
The Haddon Square Beer Garden is complete with an authentic fare of brats, wursts, potato salad, and pretzels. There will be family-friendly activities for everyone.
51 Haddon Avenue, Westmont, NJ 08108
September 24-25 at 12 PM
Live music, authentic German food, entertainers, activities, rides, games, and crafts are available for kids to enjoy.
Cost: $7 and free for children under 12
Chubb Park on Route 24, Chester, NJ 07930
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
Zeppelin Hall Oktoberfest
September 25 – October 24
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. On weekends, your whole family can relax and enjoy the live German bands that play from 2 PM to 7 PM (on both days) on stage.
88 Liberty View Dr., Jersey City, NJ 07302
September 28-October 1
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
It’s time to lift your stein for the Avalon Oktoberfest at ICONA resort. There will be live entertainment, drinks, food, and dancing in the sand, along with kiddos’ activities, including games like corn-hole, Jenga, and a kids’ craft activity.
The Sandbar Village, 125 79th Street, Avalon, NJ 08202
9th Annual Somerville Oktoberfest
Get ready to try traditional Oktoberfest brews, plenty of food from local restaurants, and live music throughout the day. There will be an annual Stein Holding Contest, a pumpkin painting experience, a custom beer puppeteer setup, and temporary tattoos for the kids.
N. Bridge St., Somerville, NJ 08876
Atlantic Highlands Oktoberfest
See Oompa Bands and dancers, try authentic German food, or be a part of stein holding or costume contests at this Oktoberfest event. The rain date will be October 2.
Veterans Park, 51 Bay Ave., Highlands, NJ 07732
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
Deutscher Club of Clark Oktoberfest
Kick back in their spacious pavilion and enjoy the live music. You’ll sample authentic German fare like brats, spaetzle, and schnitzel, as well as enjoy the beers and sounds of traditional bands at this German club, which is one of the largest in North America. Admission at the door only.
787 Featherbed Ln., Clark, NJ 07066
Historic Smithville Oktoberfest
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, 7 Eateries, and antique arcades will also be open.
Route 9 and Moss Mill Road, Smithville Road, NJ 08205
Laurita Oktoberfests with Food Trucks
October 1-2, 15-16
Oktoberfest is happening more than once at Laurita Winery. Free parking, a free face painter for the kids from 1 PM-4 PM, and Saturday fireworks. Don’t miss the yummy food from the food trucks.
85 Archertown Road, New Egypt, NJ 08533
Asbury Festhalle & Biergarten’s 7th Annual Oktoberfest
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.
527 Lake Ave., Asbury Park, NJ 07712
Forest Lodge Oktoberfest
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
The Craft Show at Oktoberfest
This Oktoberfest has enough fun for the whole family, and you can also get a head start on holiday shopping with over 75 makers and crafters offering handmade wares.
38 Park St., Demarest, NJ 07627
Turkey Brook Park Oktoberfest
A day-long family-friendly event where you can listen to live music, peruse vendors, watch German dancing, and grab a traditional lager from Jersey Girl Brewers. Kids will love the pony rides, sliding down the inflatables, and playing games.
Turkey Brook Park, 30 Flanders Road, Budd Lake, NJ 07828
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
Edelweiss Passaic Oktoberfest
Enjoy a Bavarian Oktoberfest buffet, live music, dancing, and Bavarian entertainment.
1 Perrin Avenue, Pompton Lakes, NJ 07442
Celebrate Oktoberfest with lots of fun activities for children, hayrides, crafters, food trucks, and more. October 23 is the rain date.
Veteran’s Park South, Klockner Road, Hamilton, NJ 08690
German-American Oktoberfest 2022
October 24 and 25
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 Austrian Boys, Fritz’s Polka Band, Alpenlanders, and GTV Almrausch
215 Uncle Pete’s Road, Trenton, NJ 08691
How will you celebrate Oktoberfest in NJ?
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