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19th Annual Highlands Oktoberfest to feature brews, music, & more

You’ve wait all year for this one, but it won’t be long before it’s here. The 19th annual Highlands Oktoberfest is slated to happen on Saturday, October 5th, featuring authentic German cuisine, live music, dancing, and yes, plenty of brews to try!

The feel-good spirit of Highlands 19th 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 5th from 2:00 – 9:00 PM. Rain Date – Sunday, October, 6th 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 by Dancehall Detour. 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, New York Life 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 is free and it’ll be held from 2:00 PM to 9:00 PM over by Veterans Park on 51 Bay Avenue in Highlands, NJ.

Check out all the photos below from last year’s event, including our video above!

source: Highlands Business Partnership via Facebook

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