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Fair Haven Day 2020 Cancelled: September Oktoberfest-Fair Haven Day Day Gala Set

A Fair Haven tradition that was started less than a decade ago — eight years ago, in 2012, to be exact — has been cancelled this year, due to COVID-19 pandemic safety considerations. But, a new combo event is on the horizon.

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Focus: Fair Haven Oktoberfest Fete

There was no rain on the September Oktoberfest parade of festivities on Saturday in Fair Haven. Despite iffy forecasts, the good weather odds won out and so did the fun for the now annual event. There were no lederhosen in sight, but spirits were high.

Take a look for a glimpse into the event … (And don’t forget to click to enlarge each photo in the lower gallery and advance to the next!) Enjoy!

— Elaine Van Develde


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the R-FH Area Weekend: Oktoberfest, Clean Ocean Action Rally & Clearwater

With weather looking a bit iffy for the weekend, forecasts are not putting a halt on either event that’s set for Saturday.

First, starting at 10:30 a.m. on the banks of the Navesink at Marine Park in Red Bank, Clean Ocean Action in concert with area environmental groups, is hosting a rally on the Navesink to fight a fracking project.

From Clean Ocean Action …

As a critical NJ Department of Environmental Protection deadline looms on the three-year battle to stop the Williams Transco Northeast Enhancement Supply (NESE) fracked natural gas project, Clean Ocean Action in encouraging citizens to attend a rally on the Navesink River on Saturday morning to send the message to Governor Murphy that the pending permits for the project must be denied. 

A coalition of environmental, fishing, business and community groups has united to fight the pipeline and is hosting a rally to urge Governor Murphy to deny the permits again, and this time to do so with provisions that prohibit reapplication.   

The rally will be held by the pier at Marine Park in Red Bank from 10:30 a.m. to noon. People are urged to attend and bring signs.

Right after that, in Marine Park, is the celebration of the 44th Annual Clearwater Festival.

And, starting at 4 p.m. in Fair Haven is the annual Oktoberfest at Fair Haven Fields.

The Oktoberfest will feature food, entertainment, craft beer and wine and more.

Food trucks to be featured are: Tony’s Sausage, Simply Sofrito, Pasta Amore (Umberto’s), You Scream for Ice Cream, The Zeppole Guys, Surf BBQ, Rheadies and The Philly Pretzel Factory.

Craft beer vendors are: Wet Ticket, Asbury Park Brewing, Carton, Jug Handle and Biravino.

The band line-up is: Rhyme & Reason (Dave Matthews Tribute Band) at 4 p.m., 10-Sting at 6 p.m., and the Moroccan Sheepherders at 8.

Organizers say that there is no rain date for the event so it WILL go on!

The R-FH Area Weekend: Oktoberfest in September, Endless Summer Beach Cleanup & Party

Saturday of the Rumson-Fair Haven area weekend promises to be a busy, fun, even environmentally conscious day. It all starts with …

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Focus: Fair Haven’s November Oktoberfest

It may have been a bit too chilly for lederhosen this year, but there was plenty of community warmth emanating at Fair Haven’s November Oktoberfest on Saturday.

There was also plenty of beer, sangria, food and dancing among friends.

Take a look.

UPDATE: Holding Off on Gearing Up for Fair Haven Oktoberfest

UPDATE: Don’t get your lederhosen on just yet. Despite the rain-or-shine, move-forward original declaration, the event, due to uncertain Joaquin storm repercussions, Fair Haven Oktoberfest has been postponed, according to Councilwoman Susan Sorensen. 

Sorensen advised on the Fair Haven Facebook page that people should check the page for updates and a new date. 

Stay tuned.

Original story, posted on Sept. 29 …

Hoist up your lederhosen and grab your beer stein. It’s that time of the year again in Fair Haven — Oktoberfest time.

For the fourth year, The Foundation of Fair Haven (a 501C3 non-profit group) is sponsoring the fundraiser on Saturday from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. at the Smart Start Preschool and adjacent River Road municipal lot.

The proceeds of the adults-only event will benefit special community events, such as Fair Haven Day, some   borough capital improvements and other amenities.

“A very dedicated committee has been hard at work for many months and excited that the Fair Haven Oktoberfest has now become a fun outdoor fall tradition celebrating the Borough of Fair Haven,” Fair Haven Borough Councilwoman Susan Sorensen, also president of The Foundation, said. “We hope that the residents come out and support this event. We have some community restaurants providing authentic Oktoberfest food, a great local band, RipTide, providing music and, back by popular demand, the Pong Tournament.”

This year’s Oktoberfest will feature RipTide, traditional Oktoberfest food from local eateries, games, seasonal beer and sangria.

The cost for admission is $25 and includes the food and entertainment. The beer and sangria are to be purchased separately as is inclusion in games.

Tickets are available at Fair Haven Borough Hall or by contacting Sorensen at susan.sorensen6@gmail.com or via Facebook or blasts with a link.

Fair Haven Oktoberfest is a rain-or-shine event.