A few things typically come to mind when someone says the word Oktoberfest: beer, Germany, lederhosen, and beer. Did we say beer? Beer.
Oktoberfest Chicago embraces all three of these (lederhosen sold separately).
Date & Time
Oktoberfest takes place from Friday – Sunday, Sept 25-27.
Hours: Friday: 5 pm to 10 pm; Saturday: 11 am to 10 pm; Sunday: 11 am to 7 pm
Southport & Lincoln Ave in West Lakeview
Oktoberfest will feature live entertainment across two stages all fest long. Plus, there are a bunch of events for kids (we break these down below).
|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
8:30pm – Die Musikmeisters
4:30pm – Ed Wagner’s Lustige Blaskapelle
8:00pm – Trippin Billies
Beer (Yes, again)
And now, for the main event, Craft Beer Night. From 6 pm to 9 pm Friday & Saturday, all attendees will receive 20 tastings of 40+ different beers included in their general admission. You’ll also receive a free pretzel necklace, which is almost just as exciting.
Let’s say the pretzel necklace doesn’t cut it. You’ll also find brats & plenty of other authentic German cuisine to keep the hunger pangs at bay.
KinderFest will be in session on both Saturday & Sunday. With quite a few activities for children (including polka) there will be more than enough to keep them entertained while you chow down on that pretzel necklace of yours.
- Proceeds benefit St. Alphonsus Roman Catholic Church.
- You can purchase tickets online until 3:00 pm on Friday, Sept 25th.
- Tickets will also be available at the door if available.
- The event is indoors and will be held rain or shine.
- Must be 21 years of age or older to participate in the beer tasting.
- You can find additional info at ChicagoEvents.com.
Photo Credit: Thrillist