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Oktoberfest Chicago

Oktoberfest Chicago

Date: Friday - Sunday; September 23-25
Time: Friday: 5pm-10pm; Saturday: 11am-10pm; Sunday: 11am-7pm
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 16th 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 nights 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
6:00pm - Fletcher Rockwell
8:00pm - Wedding Banned

11:00am - Ed Wagner's Lustige Blaskapelle (2 sets!)
1:45pm - The Flat Cats
3:15pm - Hello Weekend
5:50pm - Boy Band Review
7:55pm - 16 Candles

11:00am to 2:00pm - KinderFest
Beer, Brats & Football! Come watch the games on our jumbotron!

Parking Lot Stage
5:30pm - South of 80
8:00pm - Catfight

4:30pm - The Bratwurst Brothers
6:20pm - Girl Power Night
8:15pm - The Polkaholics

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 & Beers
2 Towns Ciderhouse (Corvallis, OR)
Naughty and Nice

3 Sheeps Brewing (Sheboygan, WI)
Cashmere Hammer

5 Rabbit Cervecería (Bedford Park, IL)

Anchor Brewing Company (San Francisco, CA)
Bigleaf Maple Red Ale

Bell's Brewery (Kalamazoo, MI)
Best Brown Ale
Lager of the Lakes
Breckenridge Brewery (Breckenridge, CO)
Autumn Ale

Brooklyn Brewery (New York, NY)
Post Road Pumpkin Ale

Burnt City Brewing (Chicago, IL)
Balloon Boy Wheat

Crazy Mountain Brewery (Edwards, CO)
Amber Ale

Founders Brewing Co (Grand Rapids, MI)
Breakfast Stout
Dirty Bastard
Red Rye

Hinterland Brewery (Green Bay, WI)

Hofbräu (München, Germany)

Local Option Bierwerker (Chicago, IL)

Moody Tongue Brewing Company (Chicago, IL)
Applewood Gold
Emperor's Lemon Saison

Motor Row Brewing (Chicago, IL)
Reclamation Lager

Myths & Legends Brewing Company (Westmont, IL)
The Devil and Jack - Pumpkin Cream Lager

O'Fallon Brewery (Maryland Heights, MO)
Imperial Pumpkin

Brewery Ommegang (Cooperstown, NY)

Saugatuck Brewing Company (Douglas, MI)
Pumpkin Chai

Schlafly Beer (St. Louis, MO)
Pumpkin Ale

Schwarzes Bier Sami Claus

Shmaltz Brewing Company (Clifton Heights, NY)
He'Brew Death Of A Contract Brewer

SweetWater Brewing Company (Atlanta, GA)
Hash Brown Ale

Tallgrass Brewing Co (Manhattan, KS)
Top Rope IPA

Tighthead Brewing Company (Mundelein, IL)

Uncle John's Cider Mill (St. Johns, MI)
Apple Cider

Upland Brewing Company (Bloomington, IN)

Urban Chestnut Brewing Co (St. Louis, MO)

Virtue Cider (Fennville, MI)
Prince Hal

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 Danielle Crouchelli with more questions or call 773-584-6638.

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
Bud Light
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