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19th Annual Oktoberfest

Saturday & Sunday

September 2 & September 3, 2017

1:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. 

both days

Music by:

Bernie's Orchestra


1:00 to 5:00 p.m. 

Reinhold Wiedemann


1:00 to 5:00 p.m.


Die Schlauberger

Saturday and Sunday 

6:00 to 10:00 p.m.


Alpenland Taenzers Schuhplattlers

children at 5:00; adults at 8:00

Admission $10.00 per person

Children under 12 FREE!


Bratwurst, Weiner, Leberkaese, Hungarian Kielbasa, Potato Pancakes

Imported German Oktober Beer, Jaegermeister, Assorted Schnapps, 

Wine, Soda and Water

Coffee and Cake: Apple Strudel and Plum Strudel baked on site 

All food is available for sale; please do not bring outside food.

Contact Us:

411 Danbury Road, New Milford, CT  06776

Telephone: 1.860.354.7593

The History of Oktoberfest

Oktoberfest traditionally begins on the third weekend in September and runs through to the first Sunday in October. While Oktoberfest began in Munich, Germany, it has grown to a celebration throughout the world.  

On 12 October 1810, Princess Theresa of Saxony-Hildburghausen was married to the Bavarian Crown Prince Ludwig I. The festival began as a wedding celebration in a meadow adjacent to Munich. As part of the wedding entertainment, a horse race was staged for 40.000 enthusiasts from all over Bavaria. 

The purpose of the celebration was twofold:  to give thanks to the Lord for the past year’s crops and other blessings and to share in the joy of the occasion with the family in the spirit of true love.  

historische wiesn-2

Today, the festival in Munich is the largest festival in the world and held in the same fields, "Theresienwiese" (Theresa's Fields), as held in 1810. It comes alive as the clock of St. Paul’s Church strikes 12 noon whereupon the mayor enters one of the beer tents, taps the first keg and pours the first stein.  As in the past, so it holds true today, a good time is had by all.  

The Oktoberfest in Munich celebrated its 200th Anniversary in 2010 and in 2016, Munich will hold its 183rd Oktoberfest.  (Only wars and cholera epidemics briefly interrupted the yearly beer celebration!) 

For more information on Oktoberfest, visit:

Oktoberfest News

Non-Members are ALWAYS welcome and appreciated!

We welcome new workers and members.   
Without the many hands, our Oktoberfest would not be the success that it is. Thank you all for your faithful service.

Contact De Komlo at 203.740.7599 or if you are interested in volunteering at this year's Oktoberfest!

We appreciate our Oktoberfest 2017 workers!

Without you, we couldn't do it and 

we thank you from the bottom of our hearts!

Visit this page for News Times/Spectrum

article and photos of Oktoberfest 2014