Berwyn’s Oktoberfest takes place on Fri, Sept 16 from 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm and Sat, Sept 17 from Noon to 11:00 pm in Berwyn’s Depot District, intersection of Windsor Ave & Grove Ave just off the Metra BNSF line’s “Berwyn” station.
September is just around the corner and that can only mean one thing in the Chicagoland festival calendar – Berwyn’s Oktoberfest! 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 17 this year. The event boasts live music, an international food court, carnival and amusement rides, family entertainment pavilion, crafters and vendors. 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 face-painting, a bounce obstacle course and other games. We will also have special appearances from Culver’s mascot Scoopie and McGruff the Crime Dog.
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! Admission is free.
Fri, Sept 16 – Main Stage
Suburban Cowboys 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Top 40 country hits and classic country jams
Wedding Banned 8:30 pm – 11:00 pm The very best of the 80s and 90s
Sat, Sept 17 – Main Stage
Boys from Illinois 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm Polka
Sails 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Eclectic mix ranging from contemporary folk to classic rock
The Redmonds 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm Mix of oldies to contemporary pop
ARRA 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Classic rock
16 Candles 8:30 pm – 11:00 pm The very best of the 80s hits
Sat, Sept 17 – The Family Pavilion
Mad Science 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm Demos of science activities with dry ice and audience participation
Hula Hoopist 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm Performing stunning hula hoop tricks
Balloonist 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm Will pass out balloon characters
Peggy Rose Academy 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm Local youth performing a variety of dance styles
Live Music 3:45 pm – 4:45 pm Runner up winner of BAM Battle of the Bands, will perform
Live Music 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm Winner of BAM Battle of the Bands, will perform
For more information, visit whyberwyn.com/event/oktoberfest. This event is made possible by the generous support of Alfred G. Ronan LTD, Commodore Barry American Legion Post #256, Donald J Swiatek DDS, Forest Park National Bank, Forest Park Orthodontics, Frank Novotny & Associates, Inc. and Terra Engineering LTD.
Berwyn Development Corporation
This event is brought to you by the Depot District Special Events Commission of the Berwyn Development Corporation (BDC).
The Berwyn Development Corporation (BDC) markets Berwyn regionally and nationally as a prime business and leisure destination. We are here to promote Berwyn’s energy and culture to visitors and residents and to create unique development opportunities for business. The BDC is a public-private partnership with the City of Berwyn that provides economic development and Chamber of Commerce services to all segments of the Berwyn community. We are a not-for-profit membership organization that serves over 300 businesses and individuals. The BDC continually strives to develop new programs, services and events that promote the community. For more information, visit whyberwyn.com or follow the BDC at facebook.com/WhyBerwyn and twitter.com/WhyBerwyn and instagram.com/WhyBerwyn.