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 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 

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

Medford Oktoberfest and Music Festival
September 16-17
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

(609) 729-3700

Germania Park Oktoberfest
September 17-18
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
September 17-18
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
September 24
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
September 24
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

Chester Oktoberfest
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

Hackettstown Oktoberfest
September 24-25
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.
Cost: Free
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
(201) 721-8888

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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

Ho-Ho-Kus Oktoberfest
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
(201) 445-4115

Avalon Oktoberfest
September 30
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
October 1
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
October 1
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

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

Deutscher Club of Clark Oktoberfest
October 2
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
October 1-2
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
October 7-9
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

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

Forest Lodge Oktoberfest
October 8
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) 293-7975

The Craft Show at Oktoberfest
October 8
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
October 8
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

Oasis Oktoberfest
October 14
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
October 15
Enjoy a Bavarian Oktoberfest buffet, live music, dancing, and Bavarian entertainment.
1 Perrin Avenue, Pompton Lakes, NJ 07442

Hamilton Oktoberfest
October 16
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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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.