September is here and that can only mean one thing in the Chicagoland festival calendar – Berwyn’s Oktoberfest! Save the dates for Friday, September 20 from 6pm-11pm and Saturday, September 21 from Noon-11pm and make the trip to Berwyn’s Historic Depot District.
We don’t mean to brag, but Berwyn’s Oktoberfest is the western suburbs’ biggest party of the year. The event’s mid-September kick-off coincides with the original Munich Oktoberfest, which starts on September 21 and runs through October 6 this year. The event boasts an international food court, carnival and amusement rides, family entertainment pavilion, and crafters and vendors. Live musical performances will be headlined by 1980s sensations Sixteen Candles on Friday night and rock/pop/indie band 7th Heaven on Saturday night. (See the full entertainment line-up below.) And let’s not forget the Beer Garden, which will feature special Oktoberfest seasonal selections among others!
On Saturday, the family pavilion welcomes a variety of interactive activities including on-site video gaming, face-painting, a bounce house and obstacle course, bozo buckets, trivia and other games. Live entertainment includes music from The Boogers and Ashneco as well as dance and zumba performances.
If devouring a variety of ethnic foods and washing it down with a healthy serving of beer while “prosting” friends and neighbors sounds good, then Oktoberfest is your answer to the end of summer blues!
Friday, September 20
|R-Gang||6:00 pm – 8:00 pm||R&B from the Motown era to the 90s|
|Sixteen Candles||8:30 pm – 11:00 pm||The very best of the 80s|
Saturday, September 21
|Eddie Korosa, Jr. & his Boys from Illinois||Noon – 1:30 pm||Polka|
|Something’s Not Right
||2:00 pm – 3:30 pm||Alternative, Punk Rock & Pop|
|The Boogers (Family Pavilion)
||2:00 pm – 3:00 pm||Kids band (in the Family Pavilion)|
|Platinum||4:00 pm – 5:30 pm||Dance rock, Hard Rock & Hair Metal|
|Ashneco (Family Pavilion)
||5:00 pm – 6:00 pm||Kids band (in the Family Pavilion)|
|Caliente||6:00 pm – 8:00 pm||Latin Jazz, Rock, Salsa, Motown & Dusties|
|7th Heaven||8:30 pm – 11:00 pm||Rock, Pop & Indie|
If you are interested in participating in this event as a vendor or sponsor, visit berwynoktoberfest.com. This event is brought to you by the Historic Depot District Special Events Committee of the BDC.