This fall Morey’s Piers, celebrating 50 years on the piers of the Wildwoods, NJ, expands their annual Oktoberfest to four consecutive weekends of German-themed revelry, live entertainment, a kids “Rootbier Garten” activity area and more.
On Friday, September 20 at 5:45pm the festivities kick-off with a ceremonial keg tapping of Warsteiner beer and the Morey family clad in lederhosen. Special guest Helmut Fricker, a German yodeler and alphorn player, will also perform bringing his authentic flare to the opening weekend.
A full line-up of bands will rock the Coca-Cola branded stage at Mariner’s Pier near the Giant Wheel during the Oktoberfest weekends. Musical performances are scheduled for Fridays from 6:30pm-10:30pm; Saturdays from 1:00pm-5:00pm, then again from 6:30pm-10:30pm; and Sundays from 1:00pm-4:00pm.
Wilhelm’s Bier Garten, the home of Oktoberfest, serves ice-cold German draft beer along with local and domestic imports and wine. Visitors can feast on German fare aplenty including fried pierogies, large Bavarian pretzels, wings tossed with German beer sauce, cheddar bratwurst and bacon knockwurst on a pretzel roll. New menu items this year include buffalo dip and a Beyond Meat bratwurst sandwich.
Jumbo’s Grub & Pub will offer a festive selection of Bavarian pretzels, bratwurst, German potato salad, schnitzel, spatzle, and more. Thirsty guests can sip on a wide selection of beers on tap and tasting flights at the outdoor “biergarten” located behind Jumbo’s.
To satisfy a sweet tooth, stands on Mariner’s Pier will have Oktoberfest favorites including candied and caramel apples, apple fritters, and fall funnel cake flavors: pumpkin and cinnamon glazed.
A kid’s zone with a “Rootbier Garten” will be set-up near the Wave Swinger and kids can enjoy a variety of activities including a pumpkin and cookie decorating station. Wristband holders 12 years old and under will receive a free souvenir root beer cup with first fill free. Prices per kid activity vary.
Available select weekends, Morey Resort properties are offering a range of OktoberRest stay packages.
- The weekends of September 27-28 and October 11-12 the Blue Palms Resort and Starlux Hotel are offering a two-night stay that includes a three-day ride wristband (valid Friday, Saturday and Sunday) to Morey’s Piers and a $5 food and beverage credit on each wristband. Double occupancy prices start at $199 per stay at the Blue Palms Resort; $219 per stay at the Starlux Hotel. Packages available in rooms and suites for 2 to 6 persons. To book please call 609-522-0606.
- The weekends of September 27-29 and October 4-6 the Pan American and Port Royal are offering a two night package with one breakfast per person starting at $310 per stay; the weekend of September 27-30, October 4-7, October 11-14 the Pan American and Port Royal are offering a three night package with one breakfast per person starting at $425 per stay. Included is a three-day ride wristband (valid Friday, Saturday and Sunday) to Morey’s Piers for up to two people with a $5 food and beverage credit on each wristband. To book, call The Pan American at 609-522-6936 or the Port Royal at 609-729-2000.
- Rooms are subject to availability; price does not include hotel tax. For more information, visit https://www.moreyspiers.com/hotels.
Oktoberfest ride wristbands are available for purchase online now through Sunday, October 13 at www.moreyspiers.com/oktoberfest and include a bonus $5 food and beverage credit. Tickets for three day weekend ride passes (valid Friday through Sunday) are priced at $39.95 for guests 48” inches and taller and $34.95 for those under 48”. Single day Oktoberfest ride wristbands are $24.95 for guests 48” inches and taller and $19.95 for those under 48”. Pricing does not include tax/fees.
When purchased onsite, single day Oktoberfest ride wristbands for Friday/Sunday admission are $24.95 for guests 48” inches and taller and $19.95 for those under 48”. Saturday tickets are priced at $29.95 for guests 48” and taller; $24.95 for guest under 48”. Pricing does not include tax/fees. Food and beverage credit are not included with onsite sales.
Mariner’s Pier located at Schellenger Avenue hosts Oktoberfest September 20-22, September 27-29, October 4-6, and October 11-13. The pier will be open from 6:00pm to 11:00pm on Fridays; 12:00pm to 11:00pm on Saturdays; 12:00pm to 5:00pm on Sundays. For more information on Morey’s Oktoberfest offerings, visit www.moreyspiers.com/oktoberfest.
For more information on Morey’s Piers, visit www.moreyspiers.com.