Oktoberfest in August

NORTH BERGEN – The 141st annual German-American Volksfest takes place on Sunday, Aug. 16 from noon to 8 p.m. at Schuetzen Park, 3167 Kennedy Blvd. Tickets are $5 (children under 12 free) and all proceeds benefit the Fritz Reuter Altenheim, a tax-exempt, not-for-profit retirement community for citizens over 70 years old, along with other charities.
The event will feature music beginning at 1 p.m., featuring the Austrian Boys Band. Try your skill at the shooting range or enter the raffle. The Little Miss Schuetzen Park Contest takes place at 3 p.m., with Bavarian folk dancers and children’s entertainment rounding out the festivities.
Food will be available for purchase, including award-winning potato pancakes and other German specialties like bratwurst, along with coffee and cakes. German and Weissbier are on tap all day, and plenty of Jaegermeister.
Ample free parking is available. For more information visit volksfest.org or call (201) 865-0868.

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