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Hackettstown’s Oktoberfest brings road closures, parking restrictions on Saturday

HACKETTSTOWN, NJ (Warren County) – Hackettstown’s Oktoberfest will be held this weekend and police are warning motorists that Main Street will be closed between Route 517 (High Street) and Liberty Street on Saturday, Sept. 28.

The road will be closed from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. and expect traffic delays in the area, police said.

There will be no parking on either side of that portion of Main Street.

There is also no parking on Valentine St from Washington Street to Main Street, Grand Ave from Washington St to Main St, Liberty St from Main St to High St, and Franklin St from High St to Liberty St. Those portions of Valentine St and Grand Ave will also be closed to vehicle traffic.

These road closures and parking restrictions are for Saturday only but if there is rain, these restrictions and closures will be on Sunday, Sept. 29, police said.

Police advise that any vehicle parked in a no parking zone will be ticketed and towed.

The annual Oktoberfest will happen on Friday, Sept. 27 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 28 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and Sunday, Sept. 29 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. The event will feature music, food, contests, activities, along with craft and business vendors. Bea McNally’sCzig Meister Brewing Co.Homebrew University and Man Skirt Brewing will host activities, contests, music, drinks and food at their Platz through regular operating hours.

Oktoberfest is a family friendly event; there will also be a variety of non-alcohol related activities.

Czig Meister will have a celebratory keg tapping on Saturday at 12:30 p.m., including a packed schedule of activities. Signup for activities and contests will be available at each Platz (brewery) corresponding to location beginning at 12:00 p.m.

For more information, contact the Hackettstown BID office at 908-850-5004.

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