Come and celebrate warm weather, flowers, life & libation at the 3rd Annual town-wide Maifest on Saturday May 18, 2019 from 12pm to 8pm on the blocks located between the streets of Main at Grand Avenue and Washington Street and Valentine Street between Main and Washington. Plus this year Main Street will be closed between High Street and Liberty Street. Located within these areas are four Platz’: Beaplatz (at Bea McNally’s), Grandplatz (at Man Skirt Brewing), Valenplatz (at Czig Meister), and Kinderplatz (at Grand Ave.) for the whole family to enjoy music, food, libations, contests, activities, along with craft and business vendors.  

Man Skirt Brewing is kicking-off the event Friday, May 17th, they will have WDHA radio broadcasting ‘LIVE’ from 5pm-7pm! On Saturday, May 18th Man Skirt Brewing and Czig Meister Brewing Co., will host games, contests, live music, drinks and food.

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 and authentic German food. In addition they will have outdoor performances under their platz tent from 4pm-8pm, continuing inside from 10pm-close.

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.

The Platz will showcase performances from traditional Bayern Verein Newark Dancers and other local artists. There will also be a number of fun activities for the children at Kidzplatz with a bounce house!

There is no admission at any Platz’ and everyone is welcome to come celebrate Maifest. There will be a celebratory barrel tapping at 12:30PM at Czig Meister Brewing Company! Enjoy a packed schedule of activities including barrel rolling, grain bag toss, and sixtel (keg) racing. Registration for contests will be available at each Platz corresponding to street location. Registrations begin at 12PM. 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. Look for the flag at participating restaurants and stores as you uncover the many layers of Hackettstown!

Maifest Vendor Registration HERE

Platz Locations

Beaplatz: Bea McNally’s Irish Pub 109 Grand Avenue

Valenplatz: Czig Meister Brewing 106 Valentine Street

Homebrew University will be in their store 160 Main Street

Grandplatz:  Man Skirt Brewing 144 Main Street

Kinderplatz: Grand Avenue  

Craft & business sponsorship opportunities are available.

We look forward to seeing you at our Maifest event!