Hackettstown To Host 2nd Annual Maifest

Hackettstown, NJ – Celebrating warm weather, flowers, life & libation, the Hackettstown BID will kick off its 2nd Annual town-wide Maifest to take place Saturday, May 19 from 12pm til dark, on the block located between the streets of Main at Grand Avenue and Valentine Street.

Bea McNally’s Irish Pub will once again be rolling out a slew of activities with their beer truck, outside music, tent, plenty of tables & chairs, authentic German food, and WDHA radio ‘LIVE’ in Bea McNally’s parking lot!

Czig Meister Brewing Co., and Man Skirt Brewing will host games, contests, live music, drinks and food during the event. There will be four platz locations, Beaplatz by Bea McNally’s, Valenplatz by Czig Meister, Grandplatz by Man Skirt, 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 third annual Homebrew Competition, during Maifest.  Judging to take place in two sessions from 9am–12pm & 1pm-4pm at Homebrew University.  Awards will be announced on stage at Czig Meister Brewing Co. 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! Enjoy a packed schedule of activities including barrel rolling, stein holding, and balloon popping. Registration for contests will be available at each Platz corresponding to street location. Registrations 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.  Restaurants will have 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: Stein Holding (1PM@Man Skirt Brewing), Barrel Roll (3PM@Czig Meister), Relay Races (5PM@Man Skirt Brewing), Balloon Pop (7PM@Czig Meister). Check the BID website, Maifest Facebook event, and local businesses for the latest updates.

Time (PM) Man Skirt (Grand Platz) Czig Meister (Valen Platz)
12- 2:30 Andrea Nies Band Eric Even
3-5 Daddio/ Edelweiss Dancers Harry Noble/Pentley Holmes
5:30-7:00 (Gp)

5:30-7:30 (Vp)

Daddio/ Edelweiss Dancers Tom Barker Mil
8-10 Mike & Barry (Inside)

Notice: Parking in lots will be free for the day. All other areas (eg. Main Street) will charge as per usual.


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

10 Response Comments

  • Kerri howardMay 1, 2017 at 10:37 AM

    Hi! I just saw signs for this event and would love to participate! I’m opening up an art/yoga studio on main st #226 in Sept! Please let me know if I’m able and I’ll pay ! Thank you!!!!

    • htwnbidMay 1, 2017 at 10:52 AM

      Hi Kerri,

      You will have to move quickly as the event is this Friday! Please go to the hackettstown bid website, register and pay, then please send us an email at staff@hackettstownbid.com.


        • htwnbidMay 1, 2017 at 1:55 PM

          Apologies! we are focusing heavily on the upcoming Spring Festival which is this week. However, you are correct. May 20th is the Maifest.

  • Joyce LahmidiMay 11, 2017 at 1:48 PM

    HI I just signed up for a vendor booth. I hold paint and beer parties at Czig Meister Brewery. I’m just checking to make sure there are spaces left before I pay online. Thanks for your help! I hope I’m in time to get in.

    Best Regards, Joyce

    • htwnbidMay 11, 2017 at 1:52 PM

      Hi Joyce,

      Of course! There are spots available, go ahead and sign up and I will process your information once we have your payment confirmed. Thanks for contacting us, looking forward to having you participate.

      • Joyce LahmidiMay 11, 2017 at 9:42 PM

        Great! Thanks! I will process the payment early tomorrow!

  • RobertMay 14, 2017 at 8:29 PM

    Hi staff .. unfortunately we are unable to attend this year.. would you kindly put us on your vendor participation list for next year or any activities you may be aware of.




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