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Oktoberfest 2018

  • Presented By
    German Society of Rockford
  • Location
    Loves Park City Hall
    100 Heart Blvd
    Loves Park, IL 61111
  • Phone
    (815) 543-4076
  • Date
    October 5, 2018 - October 6, 2018
  • Recurrence
    Recurring daily
  • Time
    Friday 5:00pm-Midnight | Saturday 3:00pm-Midnight
  • Price
    $10 one-day pass: $10 at the gate, $7 in advance | VIP one-day party pass: $30 in advance
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Additional Information

The German Society of Rockford hosts the 54th annual Octoberfest celebration, featuring fun activities and entertainment for the entire family.

Festival gates and activities open at 5pm

• Biergarten opens with various German Biers including the famous Paulaner Wiesn, the only beer served at the Munich Oktoberfest!
• Food Booth
• Cultural Booth
• Souvenir Booth
• Children’s Booth

Main Stage
5 pm – 8 pm: The Tom Brusky Polka Band
7:00 pm: Tapping of the Keg Opening Celebration
8 pm – Midnight: The Johnny Wagner Band

During Band Breaks
D'Waldstadttaenzer (Forest City Dancers)
• 6:15 pm, 7:45 pm, 9:00 pm (approximate times)

Outside Entertainment
7 pm – 11 pm: DJ / Karaoke Tent provided by Delta Disc Jockeys

BierGarten opens at 2pm, Festivities kick off at 3pm

Main Stage
3pm - 7pm: The Tom Brusky Band
8 pm – Midnight: The Keith Zwiebel Polka Band 

During Band Breaks
D'Waldstadttaenzer (Forest City Dancers)
Strong Arm Lifting Contests 

Outside Special Events
3pm - 7pm: Oktoberfestspiel (Game and Event Areas)

4 pm: Barmaid Stein Race
5 pm: Running of the Wieners
6 pm: Bier Barrel Racing

Outside Entertainment
8 pm – 11 pm: Tattoo You

Authentic food provided by Cafe 20
• 3 Sausage Platter
• Bratwurst or Frankfurter Dinner
• Jaegerschnitzel Dinner 
All Dinners come with a choice of Two Sides & Dessert (Red cabbage • Sauerkraut • Spaetzle • Potato Salad)

Advanced Machine & Engineering
Hennig Inc
Downtown Barbers Shave Club
Culture Shock - Clothing and Records
The Detour
Top Cut Comics (Loves Park)
Top Cut Comics - South Rockford
Rockford Art Deli
Sugar Britches
Wired Cafe'
Der Rathskeller Restaurant
Embroid This
Woodfire Brick Oven Pizza
The Canine Crunchery, Inc.
Windsor Pizza Parlor
Pig Minds Brewing Company

Subarea:Loves Park

Loves Park City Hall - 100 Heart Blvd., Loves Park, IL 61111 - From I-90/I-39: Exit at Riverside Blvd. Follow Riverside west to Heart Ave., which comes immediately after Riverside makes an "S" curve to the left and right at Sand Park. Turn left at the stoplight at Heart Blvd. and follow it to City Hall grounds. From the south: Follow IL 251 through Rockford to E. Riverside Blvd. Turn right on Riverside to Heart Blvd. and turn right.

Oktoberfest 2018
  • October 5, 2018 - October 6, 2018
  • Loves Park City Hall
  • $10 one-day pass: $10 at the gate, $7 in advance | VIP one-day party pass: $30 in advance
  • Recurring daily