Oktoberfest to raise glasses in Chicago

August 30, 2012 by  

The 12th annual St. Alphonsus Roman Catholic Church’s Oktoberfest Chicago celebration will take place at West Lakeview Church from September 28 to 30. Tickets are $5, while those with military ID are admitted free of charge and can bring one guest.

Oktoberfest celebrations take place all over the world between September and October, some of the largest are held in the United States. It is a celebration of German culture, food, pretzels, and German beer. Oktoberfest Chicago will feature music on two states from such groups as The Polkaholics, The Bratwurst Brothers, Wedding Banned, and The Dave Matthews Tribute Band. There will also be food concessions, Kinderfest activities for the children, and various vendors.

All types of vendors will be accepted at the event including artists, commercial merchants and non-profit organizations. Booths can be rented by artists for $200 and $300, by merchants for $300 or $500, and by non-profit organizations for $250. Vendors, who will probably come from all over Chicagoland, including nearby Lyons, might well be working alongside local print companies to help them get ready for this popular event. Printing companies can provide them with banner printing services to help their booths stand out over and above the others and can provide literature for non-profit organizations to hand out to interested parties. Sponsorships are also available for local companies who wish to help with this popular event.

Oktoberfest Chicago should make for a fun weekend for the entire family, with something to interest almost everyone.