Oktoberfest FAQs

When is the Chester Lions Club Oktoberfest held?
Saturday, September 23, 2017 from noon to 8pm
Sunday September 24, 2017 from noon to 8pm

Where is the event held?
Chubb Park on Route 24 in beautiful Chester, NJ.

Will the event be held if it is raining?
YES! Oktoberfest Weekend is RAIN OR SHINE.

How much does it cost to get in?
Admission is $6 for adults. Children under 12 are free. Parking for the event is also free.

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

Can I bring my child?
The Chester Lions Club Oktoberfest is a family event. Live music, entertainers, bounce houses and other inflatables, games, a climbing wall, and other activities are available for them to enjoy.

Can I bring my pet?
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.

When do you stop serving beer?
Taps shut off at 7:30 pm. The festival closes at 8 pm.

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

Is there any food on site?
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. Hod dogs, ice-cream, funnel cakes, and more are also available on site. Outside food and drink is not permitted.

Who does the Chester Lions Club Oktoberfest benefit?
In previous years the net proceeds from the Oktoberfest 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.

Drinking Responsibly…
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!