Jeffersonville's Founders Day Oktoberfest - Jeffersonville, NY

Jeffersonville Founder's Day Oktoberfest is a two day celebration of Jeffersonville's German and Swiss Heritage. It is held Columbus Day weekend, this year October 8th & 9th. Picture Main Street Jeffersonville decorated and packed with artisan vendors. Live music all weekend 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 two days are jam packed with some of the most entertaining events you could find!

October 8th kicks off with 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 to join in the fun, or better yet, bring your own handmade boat! Some competitors will even grow their own giant pumpkin to hollow out and race in! The competition doesn't end there.

October 9th opens with other contests and the Grand Parade at 1pm, the Grand Marshal's include some Jeffersonville's Founding Families, the Sullivan West Pre-K and K Students Bike, Tric and Scooter their way down Main Street. The Elementary kids paint the town a rainbow of colors in a vibrant Color March, several Sullivan County Fire Departments, floats and bed races.

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

Throughout the both days 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, to enter a float in the parade or to ask questions please visit the JACC website at, email, call us at 845-482-5688 or visit our Facebook page, Jeffersonville's Founder's Day Oktoberfest

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Event Dates

10/7/2017 – 10/8/2017

Admission Fee (if any)

No admission fee

Ages Festival is Appropriate For

All ages

Accessibility Notes

All events are on Main Street and are accessible.

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