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Jeffersonville Founder’s Day Oktoberfest is a celebration of Jeffersonville’s German and Swiss Heritage. It is held Columbus Day weekend, this year Sunday, October 8th. Picture Main Street Jeffersonville decorated and packed with artisan vendors. Live music and delicious German and Swiss food and treats served at all 6 Main Street restaurants. Each restaurant offering outdoor seating and service so you won’t miss any of the action. As if that isn’t incentive enough, the day is jam packed with some of the most entertaining events you could find!

October 8th kicks off at 11a, our first event is the 12p Hot dog Eating Contest, at 2p veteran teams will battle the newbies to keep their current standing in our Tug of War competition. The most unique competition is our BYOB (Build Your Own Boat) Race. Hilarity is bound to ensue when each team takes it’s mark at the starting line in the Mill Pond. The themed boats are very impressive on land but… will they float?… which one will win? Meet us by the Mill Pond at 4p to join in the fun, or better yet, bring your own handmade boat! Check out our FB page for past races!

Be sure to stick around for one of the most beautiful events, the grand finale Lantern Release Sunday evening.

Throughout the day there are tons of activities for families & children. Shop our unique artisan vendors, get your fill of German and Swiss Fare or choose from the many ongoing activities including horse and carriage rides, pony rides, bungee trampolines, games & prizes, face painting, inflatables, hair ribbon braiding, alpacas & felting projects, arts & crafts, live music, photo stations, great food and drinks and so much more!
 
The Oktoberfest Celebration is not to be missed!  For more information about Jeffersonville Founder’s Day Oktoberfest, to sign up for any of the contests, to become a vendor, to volunteer, or to ask questions please visit the JACC website at www.JeffersonvilleNY.com/Oktoberfest, email JeffFoundersDay@gmail.com, call us at 845-482-5688 or visit our Facebook page, Jeffersonville’s Founder’s Day Oktoberfest.

OKTOBERFEST SPECIAL EVENTS

“BUILD YOUR OWN BOAT” RACE

One hilarious event!
Join in on the fun!!

4PM – Race down Mill Pond.

Registration will start an hour prior to the race start in the Village of Jeffersonville’s “Backyard Park”

RULES FOR BUILDING YOUR BOAT (BYOB): The boat & oars must be handmade: The boat must be human powered, The boat must have TWO (2) riders…. The rest is up to you! Be creative, decorate your boat, wear a costume, most importantly….. HAVE FUN!

 { Registration Form }

TUG OF WAR COMPETITION

Tug of War Competition is open to groups of friends, families, businesses and associations that would like to participate in what will be a fun-filled event! Sign up to compete for bragging rights and the 1st place trophy! TEAMS of 6.

2PM – Competition held at Tavern on Main (formerly Mullally’s Pub)

 { Registration Form }

FRANKFURTER EATING CONTEST

12PM – At Tavern on Main (formerly Mullally’s Pub)

Registration starts at 11:30pm

 { Registration Form }

JOHN STEVEN’S DOUBLESHOT BAND

John Stevens’ Doubleshot formed together in January 1995. A young and energetic band releasing their first cassette “Doubleshot Preview” in March 1995. Then in 1996 the band released their first full recording “Come On Let’s Dance” on cassette & compact disc. This recording opened many doors for the band.

In September 1996, Doubleshot had disbanded for a year while members of the band went back to school and found full time jobs. After not playing for almost a year the group got back together in September 1997 releasing their 2nd recording “Everyone’s Having Fun”. This recording got the ball rolling once again for the band. Playing numerous jobs in NY, NJ, CT, MA, DE, OH, PA, IN, RI, NH, FL, MI, MO and as far west as Wisconsin. Infact, in 1997 the song “Everyone’s having Fun” was named number one tune of the year on the Jolly ST. Nick’s Polka Revololution show heard over WPHB 1260AM in Houtzdale,PA

In 2003 the band made the Top 20 list of “BEST NEW SONGS” from 247POLKAHEAVEN.COM at #17 with “GONNA HAVE A PARTY”. Then in 2005 they made the list again at #9 for the song “BACK TO THE SEA”. Also in 2005 the band made the Top 10 from WPNA RADIO (Oak Park,IL) AT #7 for the song “BACK TO THE SEA”.

The band has been on numerous Television shows including: Pennsylvania Polka (WVIA TV), The Jolly Joe Timmer Show (RCN CABLE), Let’s Polka (WSKG TV) & The Bethlehem Musikfest (Service Electric Cable)

 

OKTOBERFEST FOOD

{ SAMBA CAFE }

Beer braised Pork
German potato salad
Bratwurst stewed with Sauerkraut
Homemade pretzels & mustard
German chocolate ake
Red Velvet cake

Apple strudel
And lots of beer…Guten Appetit!

{ SPICE CAFE }

MENU AVAILABLE SOON

{ TAVERN ON MAIN }

MENU AVAILABLE SOON

{ BOLOON CITY }

Chinese Food

{ TED’S RESTAURANT}

Serving German Specials and Desserts. Please see their MENU BOARD.

{ WINKELRIED BEER GARDEN }

At The Tavern on Main

ACTIVITES & VENDORS

{ Buck Brook Alpacas }

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{ Deihls Homestead Farm }

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{ Artist’s Pantry }

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{ Dee’s Face Painting & Creative Handmade Items }

 

{ Face Painting }

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{ Games & Prizes }

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{ Jack O Lantern Sand Art }

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{ The Red Door Consignment Shoppe }

A Huge Selection of 75% off Mens and Women’s clothing and Accessories.

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{ Jeff Junction }

Pop up Shop outside on Main Street

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{ Horse & Carriage Rides }

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{ Pony Rides }

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{ 4 Way Bungee Trampoline }

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{ 25′ Rock Climbing Wall }

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{ Inflatables }

VENDORS – 11-5pm – Sunday, October 8, 2017

Seeking quality vendors, artisan/handmade goods, German items/crafts, food, antiques, etc., for Oktoberfest.

EXCEPTING VENDORS
THRU OCTOBER 7!

Oktoberfest Vendor Form }

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