OKTOBERFEST WILL BE HELD
HIGHLANDS, NJ - The feel-good spirit of Highlands’ Oktoberfest is modeled on the traditional Munich, Germany Oktoberfest with an emphasis on eating; drinking and being merry while providing something for everyone. Authentic German food, children’s activities, crafters, live music, dancing and other great entertainment will be part of the Highlands Business Partnership’s 14th Annual Oktoberfest celebration taking place in Veterans Park on Bay & Shrewsbury Avenues on Saturday, October 4th from 2 – 9 PM. Admission and Parking is free. The rain date is October 5th from 2 – 8 p.m.
The park is festive, 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 formerly of the Hofbrauhaus 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 to please the kids and those less adventurous.
Quench your thirst with plenty of Oktoberfest Beers, both light and dark, and Coors Light provided by our proud beer sponsor, Shore Point Distributors. The Ed Hendela Band will perform live authentic German music and the Bayern Verien German Dancers will be sure to get the crowd moving. This year there will be two new contests added to the Oktoberfest fun. Festivities will include a “Best-Dressed” Contest, and a “Beer Stein Holding” Contest with special prizes. There will also be a Super 50/50 drawing with 50% of the proceeds going to the lucky winner.
The Highlands Business Partnership is a non-profit commercial alliance 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, Comcast, Frank Rahm Landscaping, WRAT 95.9, Hufnagel Professional Tree Service, Shore Point Distributors, Seastreak and T&M Associates and supported in part by a grant from New Jersey Department of State, Division of Travel and Tourism.