OktoberfestAttention German festival fans, it's time to gear up for the annual Oktoberfest in Newark, Delaware! There's sure to be an abundance of food, brews and Bavarian culture as far as the eye can see. Whether you plan on pulling up in a minivan full of tiny tots, a party bus full of longtime pals or a compact car with your best friend in the passenger seat, you're guaranteed to have a great time at this German-inspired festival.

When and Where

Oktoberfest will commence on September 18th and the festivities will carry on throughout the weekend until Sunday, September 20st at 6 PM. The event is being held in Newark, Delaware this year at 49 Salem Church Road, Newark, Delaware. If you are traveling in from further north, you can arrive at Oktoberfest by taking I-95 South to 273 W. and merging onto DE- 4/Ogletown Stanton Rd. From there you will turn left onto Salem Church Road and find your destination on the right in approximately .2 miles. If you are coming in from the southern region, you can arrive safely at your destination by taking 95 N. and following signs that lead toward Newark Delaware. Questions regarding directions, admissions and parking can be answered at the following phone number --- (302) 366-9454.

Admission Price and Featured Activities

OktoberfestAdmission to this three-day festival is just $8 per person but it is always advisable to bring extra cash in case you decide to splurge on extras such as food and souvenirs. The Oktoberfest menu is adorned with Bavarian specialties such as Bratwurst, Weisswuurst, BBQ chicken, pretzels and sauerkraut. The event opens with a Friday evening parade and entertainment will be the centerpiece of the festival for the entire weekend. Bavarian costumes, dances, music and more will fill the air and add to the German ambience that is now a long-standing Delaware tradition. A myriad of amusement rides will also be available to enjoy courtesy of Midway games.

Oktoberfest has been a treasured holiday for more than two centuries. Its original roots stem from a royal wedding which took place in 1810 and eventually took on a life of its own. Today, OktoberfestOktoberfest is an international festival recognizable for introducing German customs while promoting friendship, togetherness and artistic expression. Glucklich Oktoberfest Delaware residents and everyone around the world who plans to join in on the fun this year.