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Oktoberfest Chicago

Oktoberfest Chicago

Date: Friday - Sunday; September 25-27
Time: Friday: 5 pm to 10 pm; Saturday: 11 am to 10 pm; Sunday: 11 am to 7 pm
Location: Southport & Lincoln Ave | Chicago
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Beneficiary: St. Alphonsus Roman Catholic Church

Bring on autumn and pull out the lederhosen! One of Chicago' s most popular celebrations of fall and all things Bavarian -- Oktoberfest Chicago at St. Alphonsus -- returns for its 15th year of seasonal revelry. It takes place both in and outside the iconic church located in Chicago's West Lakeview neighborhood.

Among the weekend excitement is Friday and Saturday's popular craft beer tasting night's in the parish's German Beer Hall.

Another highlight(in addition to beer, brats, pretzels, and pop and Bavarian music acts on two stages) is Saturday & Sunday afternoon's "Kinderfest" featuring games and other activities for youngsters and families.

Southport Main Stage
5:30pm - Ed Wagner's Lustige Blaskapelle
8:30pm - Wedding Banned

11:00am - Euro Express
12:45pm - South of 80
2:15pm - Jimmy's Bavarians
5:50pm - The Polkaholics
7:55pm - 16 Candles

Parking Lot Stage
5:30pm - Stache
(2 sets!)
8:30pm - Die Musikmeisters

4:30pm - Ed Wagner's Lustige Blaskapelle (2 sets!)
8:00pm - Trippin Billies

2:00pm - Ed Wagner's Lustige Blaskapelle

Craft Beer Night - Friday & Saturday
From 6:00 - 9:00 pm, enjoy 20 tastings from craft breweries around the country ... all for only $40 (includes admission to festival). The Craft Beer Tasting sessions will be held in an intimate German beer hall within St. Alphonsus church. The event is limited to 600/night and attendees will get to try 20 of over 40 samples of unique beers! Each participant will receive a delicious pretzel necklace to accompany you on your journey of beer sampling!

CLICK HERE to purchase tickets online! Limited to only 600 lucky participants nightly so register early. This WILL sell out! PLEASE NOTE: ONLINE TICKET SALES CLOSE AT 3:00PM ON FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 25. TICKETS WILL BE AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR IF AVAILABLE.

The Breweries & Brews!
BreweryBeerCity of Origin
3 Sheeps Brewing CompanyCashmere HammerSheboygan, WI
3 Sheeps Brewing CompanyRebel Amber AleSheboygan, WI
Ale AsylumÜnshadowedMadison, WI
Ale AsylumMadtown NutbrownMadison, WI
Ale AsylumAmbergeddonMadison, WI
Ale Syndicate BrewersSunday SessionChicago, IL
Ale Syndicate BrewersPetrilloChicago, IL
Ayinger BreweryCelebrator DupplebockAying, Bavaria
Ayinger BreweryBrauWeisseAying, Bavaria
Ayinger BreweryOfest MarzenAying, Bavaria
Ayinger BreweryMaibockAying, Bavaria
Ballast Point Brewing CompanyOktoberfest MarzenSan Diego, CA
Ballast Point Brewing CompanyGrapefruit SculpinSan Diego, CA
Ballast Point Brewing CompanyVictory at SeaSan Diego, CA
Brewery De BrabandereWittekerke WhiteBelgium
Brooklyn BreweryOktoberfestNew York, NY
Brooklyn BreweryPost Road Pumpkin AleNew York, NY
Central Waters Brewing CompanyHop RiseAmherst, WI
Central Waters Brewing CompanyMudpuppy PorterAmherst, WI
Church Street Brewing CompanyChurch Street Itascafest MarzenItasca, IL
Deschutes BreweryJubelaleBend, OR
Deschutes BreweryRiver AleBend, OR
Einbecker Brauhaus AG Einbecker Brauherren PilsEinbeck, Germany
Flying Dog BreweryRaging BitchFrederick, MD
Greenbush Brewing CompanyGreenbush Emptiness Apricot WheatSawyer, MI
Greenbush Brewing CompanyGreenbush Mule HeadSawyer, MI
Heinrich Reissdorf GmbH & Co. KGReissdorf KölschKöln, Germany
Kona Brewing CompanyWailua AleBig Island, HI
Kona Brewing CompanyLongboarderBig Island, HI
König Ludwig International GmbH & Co.KG König-Ludwig WeissbierFürstenfeldbruck, Bavaria
Milwaukee Brewing Co.Sasquatch Milwaukee, WI
Milwaukee Brewing Co.Hop Happy IPAMilwaukee, WI
Privatbrauerei Gaffel Becker & Co.Gaffel KölschKöln, Germany
Saugatuck Brewing CompanyBonfire BrownDouglas, MI
Schlafly Brand BeersPumpkin AleSt. Louis, MO
Stevens Point BreweryWhole Hog PumpkinStevens Point, WI
Tallgrass Brewing Co.Vanilla Bean Buffalo SweatManhattan, KS
Tallgrass Brewing Co.8-bit Pale AleManhattan, KS
The Monastery Brewery DopplebockAndechs, Germany
Tieton Cider WorksApricotYakima, WA
Uncle John's Hard CiderAtomic Apple (Apple/Cinnamon)St Johns, MI
Uncle John's Hard CiderPerry Cider BeerSt Johns, MI
Upland Brewing CoOktoberfestBloomington, IN
Wyder's Hard Cider Reposado PearMiddlebury, VT

Kids' KinderFest Now TWO Days!
Kinderfest is a great time for 'Fest goers of all ages. Enjoy plenty of kid-centric activities, show the kids how to polka and treat the family to some authentic German food. Its the perfect afternoon for everyone.

Days: Saturday and Sunday
11:00 am to 4:00 pm

Free Admission to Those with Military ID
Oktoberfest loves the men and women of the U.S. Armed Forces. Free admission to those with a U.S. military ID + 1 guest all weekend.

Marketing & Sponsorship Opportunities
Looking to connect with active consumers at this event? For pricing and a customized benefits package, please contact Norine Smyth at 773-584-6684 or Laura Wilke at 773-584-6669.

Event Logistics
Still have questions about the event? Contact Crini McCarthy with more questions or call 773-584-6615.

Exhibitor Opportunities
Click here for more information and applications on how to exhibit at this event and others. If you have additional questions, please contact Rosy Robinson or at 773.584.6638.

Music Bookings
Any bands or entertainers wishing to be considered for future bookings must submit the following information via email only. Please email us your website, your Facebook link, any other promotional links, a bio is also appreciated. Please include any Chicago history for the past six months or future performances. Let us know what kind of draw the band has in the area and include a price range on the band. If you feel your act is especially suited for one specific event, tell us why you're a great fit for that event! Please email to Gehrig Peterson, our Music Director at GPeterson@chicagoevents.com.

Event Sponsors
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