1. It’s in its second year. South Jersey will see many Oktoberfests come and go this month, but few are as authentic as the celebration at Resorts. After a successful debut last year, Resorts’ Oktoberfest returns noon to 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21, and noon to 6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 22, in the Ocean Ballroom, for an affordable $5 admission price.
2. German bier will flow. The main point of any Oktoberfest is to drink beer, and Resorts hasn’t skimped on the brews. With suds like Paulaner Hefe, Hofbrau Original, Warsteiner Oktoberfest, Hofbrau Weiss and Hacker-Pschorr available, you’d better start working on your German pronunciation.
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3. The entertainment will be authentic. The beer isn’t the only thing that’s straight from Germany. Authentic Oktoberfest entertainment includes Musikverein Siershahn, Rudi Ecker, Karin Bond, Harmonika Peter & Steve, Spitze Oktoberfest Band, Bud & Linda Gramer, Joe Maloy and Edelweiss Schuplattlers of Utica Maennerchor. On Sunday only, check out Johanna Teubner-Prussak & the United German Singers, as well.
4. Expect a full menu. Appetizers, entrees, sides and sweets are on the docket for this weekend’s event. Start off with $8 pretzels, weisswurst, leberkase and more. Main items include carved pork, wiener schnitzel and Hungarian goulash with brown buttered noodles (all for $12), while sides feature potato gallets, braised red cabbage, brown buttered noodles and German potato salad ($5). Soups — chicken and dumpling, split pea and lentil ($5) — and sweets — mamorkuchen, German chocolate cake and Bavarian cream ($6) — round out the incredible menu.