Ring in Autumn with Oktoberfest Chicago

2016 = More Beer, More Brats, and More Bands!

Continuing the Chicago tradition, St. Alphonsus is bringing back another year of Oktoberfest. This is the annual, upbeat festival for fans of bratwursts, beer, German music, and autumn traditions. Friday and Saturday, you can experience craft beer tasting in the parish’s German Beer Hall, and Kinderfest which will feature games and activities for children and families at the festival on Saturday and Sunday.  St. Alphonsus is also adding a new ‘Brat Trot 5K’ to kick off the festival so you can get some exercise on Thursday before gaining pounds from the amazing food and beer that you’ll consume. Click here for more information and to register for the Brat Trot 5K.


Oktoberfest has been held at St. Alphonsus for over 15 years and it was recently nominated as one of the top 10 best Oktoberfests in the country, according to USA Today. Celebrate your German heritage and don’t miss out on one of the greatest Oktoberfests in the US.

Planning on attending? Here are all the festival details.



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St. Alphonsus Church
1429 West Wellington Avenue
Chicago, IL 60657




September 23 – 25



Band Lineup

Friday, September 23

Southport Stage
6pm – 7:30pm: Fletcher Rockwell
8pm – 10pm: Wedding Banned


Parking Lot Stage
5:30pm – 7:30pm: South of 80
8pm – 10pm: Catfight



Saturday, September 24

Southport Stage
11am – 12pm: Ed Wagner’s Lustige Blaskapelle
12:15pm – 1:15pm: Ed Wagner’s Lustige Blaskapelle
1:45pm – 2:45pm: The Flat Cats
3:15pm – 5:15pm: Hello Weekend
5:50pm – 7:15pm: Boy Band Review
7:55pm – 9:55pm: 16 Candles

Parking Lot Stage
4:30pm – 5:45pm: The Bratwurst Brothers
6:20pm – 7:40pm: Girl Power Night
8:15pm – 9:45pm: The Polkaholics


Sunday, September 25 

Parking Lot Stage
2pm – 4pm: Ed Wagner’s Lustige Blaskapelle

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