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Hackettstown’s 7th annual Oktoberfest celebration Sept. 29 – Oct. 1

HACKETTSTOWN, NJ (Warren County) – Ready to kickoff the fall season with Hackettstown’s biggest town-wide event of the year?

Join the Hackettstown Business Improvement District, Czig Meister Brewing Company (106 Valentine St), Man Skirt Brewing Company (144 Main St), and Grand Avenue Tavern (109 Grand Avenue) as they host events on Friday, Sept. 29, Saturday, Sept. 30 and Sunday, Oct. 1.

“This is a free event to attend, so grab your friends and family and be prepared to have the time of your life!,” Hackettstown Business Improvement District Executive Director Laurie Rapisardi said. “There will be activities, contests, craft vendors, live entertainment, drinks, food and more!”

Oktoberfest is a family friendly event where vendors will take to Main Street, Valentine Street, and Grand Avenue for this street-fair style event, including kid’s activities and other non-alcohol related activities.

Oktoberfest weekend schedule 2023 (Friday, September 29 through Sunday, Oct 1):

Friday, Sept. 29 Activities and Music

  • 5:00pm – Beer Truck Tapping (Grand Avenue Tavern)
  • 5:00-6:15pm WRNJ LIVE (Grand Avenue Tavern)
  • ALL NIGHT -Games at Grand Ave ~ Open Corn Hole, Giant Jenga, Giant Connect Four
  • 10pm-2am – DJ Napz and Crew – (Grand Avenue Tavern – Inside)

Saturday, Sept. 30 Activities and Music

  •  ALL DAY – Rock Climbing (corner of Grand Ave and Main St)
  • ALL Day – Axe Throwing (Czig Meister) lower lot
  • ALL Day –Beer Truck, German Inspired Food Offerings and Games at Grand Avenue Tavern ~ Axe Throwing w/ Axe Em Out (2-6pm), Open Corn Hole, Giant Jenga, Giant Connect Four, Bounce House
  • 12:30 – Barrel Tapping with Mayor DiMaio (Czig Meister)
  • 12:00-3:00 – ♫ The Hollow Trio (Czig Meister)
  • 12:00-4:00 ~ HHS Cheerleaders; Performances and selling HHS Tiger Spirit Wear
  • 1:00 – German Dancers (Main Street)
  • 1:30 – 4:30 -♫ Peter and the Wolf-Gang (Main Street and Grand)
  • 2:00 – German Dancers (Grand Avenue Tavern)
  • 2:00 – 4:00pm –♫ Roaming Oompah Band
  • 3:00 – Wiener Dog Race (Czig Meister) lower lot
  • 3:00 – German Dancers (Man Skirt)
  • 4:00 – German Dancers (Czig)
  • 4:30 – Philly Pretzel Eating Contest (Valentine Street)
  • 5:00 – Beer Stein Hold WOMAN’S Competition (Man Skirt)
  • 5:00 – ♫ Tony Caggiano (Man Skirt)
  • 5:30-8:00 – Stella G’s Oktoberfest Buffet – Reservations Only (please call ahead)
  • 5:30 – 8:30 – ♫ Live Music (Grand Avenue Tavern)
  • 6:00 – Grain Bag Toss (Czig Meister) Lower lot
  • 7:00 – Stein Hold MEN’s Competition (Man Skirt)
  • 6:30 – 9:30 – ♫ Mike Frank and Friends (Czig Meister)
  • 10:00-2am – ♫ DJ Napz and Crew– (Grand Avenue Tavern-inside)

Sunday, Oct. 1 Activities and Music

  •  9am – Marty’s Reliable Cycle Bike Event (event starts and ends at Czig Meister) – Please call Marty’s of Hackettstown to pre-register for event
  • All Day – Activities for Kids and Families – Bungee Jumping ; Face Painting (Corner of Grand and Main St)
  • ALL Day –Beer Truck, German Inspired Food Offerings and Games at Grand Avenue Tavern ~ Open Corn Hole, Giant Jenga, Giant Connect Four, Bounce House, Axe Throwing 12-2pm
  • ALL Day – Axe Throwing (Czig Meister) lower lot
  • 12:00-3:00pm ~ ♫ Live Music (Grand Avenue Tavern)
  • 12:00-4:00pm~HHS Cheerleaders performances and selling Tiger Spirit Wear (Main/Liberty St.)
  • 12:00-6:00pm ~ TSA Cheerleaders; Performances and selling Spirit Wear (Grand Ave)
  • 1:00 – Stein Hold USSA Competition (Czig Meister)
  • 1:30 – 4:30 – ♫ Peter and the Wolf-Gang (Main Street and Grand)
  • 2:00 – 4:00 – ♫ Roaming Oompah Band
  • 2:00 – ♫ Paul Knakk (Man Skirt)
  • 2:00 – 5:00 – ♫ DJ Napz and Crew (Grand Avenue Tavern)
  • 2:00-5:00 -♫ Noble Brothers (Czig Meister Lower Lot)
  • 3:00 – 4:00 – Corn Hole Tournament (Czig Meister) Register @ Czig’s in person starting at noon, first come, first serve)
  • 5:00-6:00 – Open Corn Hole (Czig Meister) ~ not a tournament…just for those who would like play

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Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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