Date: Friday, September 29 - Sunday, October 01
Time: Friday: 5pm-10pm; Saturday: 11am-10pm; Sunday: 11am-7pm
Location: Southport/Wellington/Lincoln Ave.
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Address: 1429 W Wellington Ave.
Chicago Illinois
Beneficiary: St. Alphonsus Roman Catholic Church
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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 17th 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.

Admission Fees:

Friday – $10.00
Saturday – $5.00, after 5pm changes to $10.00
Sunday – $5.00

Get Social!

Bud Light Main Stage Entertainment on Southport

6:00pm - Boy Band Review
8:00pm - 16 Candles
11:00am - Ed Wagner's Lustige Blaskapelle (2 sets!)
1:45pm - To the 9's
3:15pm - Stache
5:15pm - One Night Band 
7:55pm - 97 Nine
1:00pm - InRoads
2:30pm - American English

St. Alphonsus Parking Lot Stage

5:30pm - The Gingers
8:00pm - Wedding Banned
2:30pm - Helicopters
4:00pm - Trippin Billies
6:15pm - Polkaholics
8:15pm - Libido Funk Circus
12:30pm - School of Rock
2:00pm - Ed Wagner's Lustige Blaskapelle

Craft Beer Tasting Nights


Sessions are 6pm to 9pm on Friday and Saturday evenings.

Cost: $40 for 20 samples.  Cost includes a souvenir tasting glass and pretzel necklace.

The Craft Beer tasting sessions will be held in a spirited German beer hall within St. Alphonsus church. The event is limited to 650/night and attendees will choose from over 40 samples of craft options while enjoying the larger festival atmosphere and multiple musical options! The selection of beer is intended to highlight both German-style beers as well as favorite fall seasonal selections.

Go With Friends!  Save $10 to $20 a ticket depending on how many friends are in your group!  Don't worry, everyone pays their own ticket so no need to collect money from your pals!

Kids' Kinderkest

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. It's 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 312-799-0354 or Laura Wilke at 773-584-6669.

Still Have Questions?

Still have questions about the event? Contact Danielle Crouchelli with more questions or call 773-584-6638.

Vendor Opportunities