October means beer! There’s going to be plenty of that no doubt, especially at the upcoming 18th annual Oktoberfest event that’s being held at Highlands on Saturday, October 6th – featuring authentic German brews, food, entertainment, and much more!
The feel-good spirit of Highlands 18th ANNUAL Oktoberfest is modeled after the traditional Munich, Germany Oktoberfest with an emphasis on eating; drinking and being merry while providing something for everyone. Authentic German food, live music, dancing and other great entertainment will be part of the Annual Oktoberfest celebration taking place in Veterans Park on Bay & Shrewsbury Avenues on Saturday, October 6th from 2:00 – 9:00 PM. Rain Date – Sunday, October, 7th 12-7PM, Admission and Parking is free.
The park is festive with fall decorations, the food is great and the varieties of German beers are even better. Authentic German food is a highlight of this famous festival. Executive Chef Butch Greenwaldt is preparing the menu with plenty of traditional German favorites hot off the grill such as bratwurst, knockwurst, kraut, potato pancakes, goulash, sauerbraten and Bavarian noodles along with other tasty fare those less adventurous.
Quench your thirst with a large variety of Oktoberfest Beers, both light and dark. The beer garden will also serve Riesling wine and Sangria. Join the thousands of visitors who annually attend to enjoy the live Oompah and polka music.. The Bayern Verien German Dancers will surely get the crowd moving. Festivities will include a “Best-Dressed” Contest, and a “Beer Stein Holding” Contest with special prizes. There will also be 50/50 drawings with 50% of the proceeds going to the lucky winners. There is something for everyone at the Highlands Oktoberfest. The festival is family friendly and there will be children’s activities, including Bounce Houses and face painting, along with a wide variety of retail, specialty and craft vendors.
The Highlands Business Partnership is a non-profit organization dedicated to fostering economic growth as well as preserving the area’s historic past. Programs and events are made possible by our generous sponsors including, WRAT 95, Montecalvo & Bayshore Family of Companies, Hufnagel Tree Experts, In the Garden, and NJ Department of Travel & Tourism. For directions or any additional information on Oktoberfest, please visit us at www.highlandsnj.com or call (732) 291-4713.
Admission and parking to the event are free! The event is slated to run from 2:00 PM to 9:00 PM over at Veterans Memorial Park over in Highlands, NJ.