Hamilton Township’s fourth annual Oktoberfest will take place Sunday, Oct. 20 at the Kuser Road entrance of Veterans Park.

Hamilton residents Cameron Bellamy, Carter Bellamy, Jordan Gittens and Zakir Thomas enjoy Hamilton Oktoberfest on Oct. 14, 2018. (Photo by Suzette J. Lucas.)

Admission is free. The event will begin at 11 a.m. and end at 5:30 p.m. Shuttles, which are handicap accessible, will take guests from parking areas to the event. The shuttle route has multiple stops, running from parking lots at Steinert High School on Klockner Road to Hamilton Dental Associates on Klockner Road, then on to the east entrance of Veterans Park at Yardville-Hamilton Square Road and finally on to the park’s south entrance on Kuser Road. Shuttles will run every 15-20 minutes from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Rain date is Sunday, Oct. 27.

The township launched Oktoberfest as a way to celebrate fall with neighbors, friends and family members. There will be plenty of fall activities, including bounce houses, face painting and tattoos. Balloon artists and stilt walkers will be strolling around the event.

Hayride shuttles will take visitors every 10-15 minutes from the east side of the park to pumpkin patch on the west side. Children will be given the opportunity to pick a pumpkin they can take home. There will also be a hay maze and a fire pit.

A petting zoo will be available for the little ones to see the animals and even take a ride on a pony. If you are up for a show, there will be Salazar’s Spooky Sorcery-Magician Illusionist Show and Wolfie’s Everything Show-Storytelling, Magic Show.

Food will be available from vendors, such as Buzzetta’s, Poppin Don, Aunt Martha’s Funnel Cakes, and Delorenzo’s the Burg, and crafters will be stationed around the park.

A Trick or Treat Alley will get the children into the Halloween spirit. The Hamilton Arts Commission will hold several events during the day.

Music will also be part of the event, with appearances from Dick Gratton and Linda Lee and Bob Orlowski with Mike Matisa, Karly Coleman, and Kim Montaivo performing in the food court area.