Berwyn’s Oktoberfest is the western suburbs’ biggest party of the year taking place on Fri, Sept 15 from 6PM-11PM & Sat, Sept 16 from Noon-11PM. The event’s mid-September kick-off coincides with the original Munich Oktoberfest, which starts on Sept 16 this year. The event boasts live music, an international food court, carnival and amusement rides, family entertainment pavilion, and crafters and vendors. And let’s not forget the Beer Garden, which will feature special Oktoberfest seasonal selections among others!
The event takes place throughout Berwyn’s Depot District at the intersection of Windsor Ave & Grove Ave just off the Metra BNSF line’s “Berwyn” station. Free admission. Family friendly.
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 15 – MAIN STAGE
🎸 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm R-Gang will play R&B, funk & soul from the Motown era
🎸 8:30 pm – 11:00 pm sixteencandlesband will play the very best of the 80s
Saturday, September 16 – MAIN STAGE
🎺 Noon – 1:30 pm Eddie Korosa Jr. & his Boys from Illinois will play Polka
🎸 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm Sails will play an eclectic mix ranging from contemporary folk to classic rock
🎸 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm Retroactive will play the hits of the 60s & 70s
🎸 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Hello Weekend will play today’s biggest chart topping hits
🎸 8:30 pm – 11:00 pm Tributosaurus will become The Rolling Stones
Saturday, September 16 – FAMILY PAVILION
The family pavilion will include an array of free activities including an entertainment stage and selfie opportunities with special guest appearances by Scoopie, Culver’s mascot, and McGruff the Crime Dog. We will have some great music from The Boogers, a rock band just for kids. We are also excited to offer face painting from Youth Crossroads, Inc., small carnival games, a martial arts performance and imaginary playground for toddlers, Cupcake the balloon artist, bounce obstacle course and more!
🎵 Noon – 6:00PM DJ Mike
🥋 12:30PM – 12:45PM & 1:30-1:45PM Martial Arts Demo by Raising the BAR Martial Arts- Lyons ATA
🍦 1:00PM – 4:00PM Appearance by Scoopie, Culver’s mascot
🎈 2:30PM – 3:30PM Cupcake, the balloon artist
💃 3:00PM – 3:30PM Peggy Rose Academy of Dance and Acrobatics dance performance
🙂 3:00PM – 4:00PM Appearance by the Minions
🎸 4:00PM – 5:00 PM The Boogers, a rock band just for kids
🙂 5:00PM – 6:00PM Appearance by the Minions
Our Food Vendors:
Paisans Pizzeria And Bar, Lavergne’s Tavern, Tacos y Salsa, The Committee to Elect Robert J. Lovero, Berwyn Firefighters Local 506, Byron’s Hot Dogs, Capri Ristorante, Ofrenda Food Truck, EMPANADUS, Melody Ice Cream, Tina’s Italian Ice, New China Express, Nothing Bundt Cakes, The Garage Smokehouse & Bar, Mimi’s Chicago Humble Pie, Conga Cuban Cafe, Nonna D’s Ristorante and The Bait Shop.
Our Crafters & Vendors:
Rosa Reyes, Inezita Santos Jewelry, Lincoln Apparel, Will’s Custom Rings, Crazy Mutts, Perennial Sunshine Glassworks, CeOs Jewelry, Barbara Butzin, Gems by Mims, Christine Rontos, Huasi Crafts, Kim’s Kreations, Costco Wholesale, Personal Tarot with Matt and Soulscapes Readings, Morton Council Union, Diana Rodarte, Benjamin Nelson, Republic Bank of Chicago, Byline Bank, Flapjack Brewery, The Urban Mutt, Jafra Cosmetics by Paula Corona, Mike Shereck Group, Sirrom Jewels, Lularoe (AY Flores), Forest Park Vet Center, Jems for Jackie, Kichwa, Just Switch It, Berwyn Public Library, Baubles by Barbara, Tupperware by Linda Arnony, The Realm Co, D & B Crystals, Jo Sales, Power Home Remodeling, MB Financial Bank, Lularoe, LeafFilter North of Illinois, Lady of the Lake, Alpha Pain & Wellness, Mother Earth Jewelry, Medulla Chiro One, Oak Street Health, Berwyn Dental Connection, Bada Bling, Chicago Marketing Network, Ahimsa Yoga Studio, Escape Factor, K Martial Arts, Eve’s Garden Botanica, Ethnic Image, The DJ Shop, Yolo Glow Novelties.
This event is brought to you by the Depot District Special Events Commission of the Berwyn Development Corporation (BDC).