Oktoberfest FAQs

We’re excited to announce that we have new extended hours for our Saturday night for our Annual Oktoberfest Weekend and Car Show.

Saturday, September 28, 2024 from noon to 9pm
Sunday, September 29, 2024 from noon to 6pm

Oktoberfest is held at Chubb Park on Route 24 in beautiful Chester, NJ.

YES! Oktoberfest Weekend is held RAIN OR SHINE. The band, dance floor, and dining area is located under large event tents to shield you from the sun and rain.

Yes! When you arrive at the event, show your credentials to the parking attendant and you will be directed to that parking area.

We do not accept credit cards or checks, however ATMs are available at the festival as well as in downtown Chester.

The Chester Lions Club Oktoberfest is a family event. Live music, entertainers, activities and rides, and games, and crafts are available for them to enjoy.

For the safety of your pet and event goers, pets will not be allowed into the event. Service dogs are permitted should you be in need, and are required to wear their signifying vest. Any animal that does not comply with this will be asked to leave.

Taps shut off 30 minutes prior to the close of the evening.

Live music provided by Die Spitzbaum of NY can be enjoyed all weekend long.

The Chester Lions Club food tent offers a variety of authentic German food including bratwurst, German potato salad, sauerkraut, smoked pork chops, apple strudel, delicious beehive cake and authentic plum cake, and more. Hot dogs, ice-cream, and more are also available on site. Outside food and drink is not permitted.

Oktoberfest Weekend is the Chester Lions Club’s largest annual fundraiser. In previous years the net proceeds from the event were donated to such organizations as Soldiers Angels, an organization that supports our service men and women, and the Lions Eye Research Foundations ophthalmic surgeons of the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey specializing in glaucoma treatment. We also support our local police, fire and rescue organizations, Morristown Memorial Hospital, and so many other worthy organizations.

The Chester Lions Club encourages everyone to drink responsibly. Over-consumption of alcohol can affect our bodies, judgement and perception. It is our responsibility as friends, family and citizens to watch out for others. DON’T DRINK and DRIVE!