Hackettstown Will Host Inaugural Maifest

Hackettstown, NJ – Celebrating warm weather, flowers, life & libation, the Hackettstown BID will kick off its inaugural town-wide Maifest to take place Saturday, May 20 from 12pm to 8pm on the block located between the streets of Washington and Main at Grand Avenue and Valentine Street.

Czig Meister Brewing Co., and Man Skirt Brewing will host games, contests, live music, drinks and food during the event. There will be a platz next to each brewery, Grandplatz by Man Skirt and Valenplatz by Czig Meister, along with a Kinderplatz nearby to host activities for children.

Homebrew University, and the North Jersey Homebrewers Organization of Practicing Zymurgists (NJHOPZ) will host their second annual Homebrew Competition, during Maifest.  Judging to take place in two sessions from 9am – 12pm and from 1pm-4pm at Czig Meister Brewing Co.  Awards will be announced on stage after judging results are posted.

There is no admission at any Platz’ and everyone is welcome to come celebrate Maifest. Each brewery will feature special Maifest-inspired beer, including a celebratory keg tapping at 12 PM!  Also, enjoy a packed schedule of activities. Signups for contests will be available at each Platz corresponding to street location. Sign-ups begin at 12 PM. Local businesses and vendors from neighboring areas will also be on-site. Food served by participating local restaurants will be available at each Platz.

Take the additional opportunity to walk our Main Street and sample the outstanding cuisine of our restaurants.  They will have a few specific food items available for $2 tastings only at their restaurant locations. Also visit the local Main Street shops who will have special Maifest sale promotions. Look for the the  Flag at these participating restaurants and stores as you uncover the many layers of Hackettstown!

Schedule of activities to be released soon. Check the BID website, Maifest Facebook event, and local businesses for the latest updates as well.

BID MEMBERS – if you will be having $2 Tastings or Specials and Offers for your product or service at your location CLICK HERE to fill out the online registration form ASAP.

VENDORS: To participate as a Vendor with a space at one of the Platz’ CLICK here to fill the online registration form ASAP. Both BID MEMBERS and NON-BID MEMBERS must fill out the form for Vendor Space at Maifest.

Vendor Fee’s are payable online, by using the button below or send a check to the BID Office to complete your registration.

Vendor Selection



For more event and vendor participation information, call the Hackettstown BID office at 908-850-5004 or visit hackettstownbid.com/Maifest

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