ANNUAL ARTS & CRAFTS SHOW
Looking back at Oktoberfest '08
Crafts, food and music were the rule at last fall's Oktoberfest - see for youself in the video below.
The Craft Show at Oktoberfest began in 1981, as "OKTOBERFEST," an outdoor produce market where farmers from New Jersey, New York state and Connecticut would bring their fall harvest to sell at an open air market. As the local farms began to disappear, the farm stands were gradually replaced by "crafters."
Today, the Craft Show at Oktoberfest features up to 75 quality crafters from the tri-state area showing a variety of crafts including: wood crafts, photography, pottery, paintings, a wide array of hand made jewelry, nostalgic art, doll clothes, crocheted creations, hand painted furniture, holiday items and much more.
The show still maintains its historic "Fest" flavor with German music and German food. Korean food delights are also offered. A bake table as well as other specialty food items can be found throughout the show. There are even canoe rides on the pond.
The Demarest Duck Pond is well known as one of Bergen Countys more picturesque venues. It is located at the intersection of Piermont Road and Hardenburgh Avenue in Demarest. The beautiful town of Demarest is surrounded by Haworth, Alpine, Tenafly and Closter.
Advertising for this event will be done through major and local newspapers, flyers and other publications. Signs will be posted throughout the borough and posters prominently displayed.
Fri., May 31:
Photo Contest Deadline
Cash prizes! Deposit entries at the Demarest Free Public Library in the DNC Basket. All photos must be taken in the nature center. See our website for contest details. Awards to be announced at the Breakfast in the Woods. Download DNCA Photo Contest Rules or see DNCA photo contest page for details.
The winning photos from the 2012 DNCA Photo Contest are online here.
Sat., Oct. 12
Craft Show at Oktoberfest, Duck Pond, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The happiest day of the year in Demarest! Excellent crafts for sale, German and Korean food, canoe rides, inflatable rides for the little kids, etc. Rain date Oct. 19.
See the winning
The winning photos from the 2012 DNCA Photo Contest are online: click here for photo gallery.
Download the April Recycling Update [4mb PDF].
Household Hazardous Waste Collecting for Bergen County
Visit www.bcua.org for hazardous waste collection dates and locations, and safely get rid of paints, solvents, and old batteries.