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 winners of BAM Fest's (Berwyn Arts & Music) Battle of the Bands and 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
This event is brought to you by the Depot District Special Events Commission of the Berwyn Development Corporation (BDC).