Berwyn's Oktoberfest - 2017

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Name: Berwyn's Oktoberfest - 2017
Date: September 15, 2017 - September 16, 2017
Registration: Sorry, public registration for this event has been closed.
Event Description:

Berwyn’s Oktoberfest is the western suburbs’ biggest party of the year taking place on Friday, September 15 from 6:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. & Saturday, September 16 from Noon to 11:00 p.m. The event's mid-September kick-off coincides with the original Munich Oktoberfest, which starts on September 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
6:00PM - R-Gang - Specializing in R & B, funk & soul from the Motown era 
8:30PM - 16 Candles - will play the very best of the 80s

Saturday, September 16
Noon  Eddie Korosa, Jr and the boys from Illinois -  Eddie Korosa, Jr. & the Boys will play Polka
2:00PM - Sails - Sails will play an eclectic mix ranging from contemporary folk to classic rock
4:00PM - Retroactive - the band plays hits of the 60s & 70s
6:00PM - Hello Weekend - performing today's biggest chart topping hits
8:30PM - Tributosaurus - the Best of the Rolling Stones

On Saturday from Noon-6PM, 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!

Saturday, September 16
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 BarLavergne's TavernTacos y Salsa, The Committee to Elect Robert J. Lovero, Berwyn Firefighters Local 506Byron's Hot DogsCapri RistoranteOfrenda Food TruckEMPANADUSMelody Ice Cream, Tina’s Italian Ice, New China ExpressNothing 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 MuttsPerennial 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 ChicagoByline Bank, Flapjack Brewery, The Urban Mutt, Jafra Cosmetics by Paula CoronaMike 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 HealthBerwyn Dental ConnectionBada Bling, Chicago Marketing Network, Ahimsa Yoga StudioEscape FactorK Martial Arts, Eve’s Garden Botanica, Ethnic Image, The DJ Shop, Yolo Glow Novelties.

This event is brought to you by Berwyn's Historic Depot District Special Events Committee and  the Berwyn Development Corporation.
Event Media:
Event Sponsors:
  • Byline Bank
  • Burke Beverage, Inc.
  • Cricket Wireless
  • City of Berwyn, Mayor Robert J Lovero
  • World's Largest Laundromat
  • MacNeal Hospital
  • Berwyn Insurance & Financial Services
  • Terra Engineering LTD
  • Alfred G. Ronan, LTD
  • Daniel F O'Connor, Jr

Depot District Special Events Committee

Elected Officals

  • Scott Lennon, Berwyn 1st Ward Alderman
  • Jose Ramirez, Berwyn 2nd Ward Alderman
  • Jeanine Reardon, Berwyn 3rd Ward Alderman
  • Robert Fejt, Berwyn 4th Ward Alderman
  • Cesar Santoy, Berwyn 5th Ward Alderman
  • Alicia Ruiz, Berwyn 6th Ward Alderman
  • Rafael Avila, Berwyn 7th Ward Alderman
  • Edgar Garcia, Berwyn 8th Ward Alderman
  • City of Berwyn Clerk
  • City of Berwyn Treasurer
Berwyn's Depot District, intersection of Windsor Ave & Grove Ave just off the Metra BNSF lines Berwyn station
Date/Time Information:
Fri, Sept 15 from 6:00 pm 11:00 pm & Sat, Sept 16 from Noon to 11:00 pm
Contact Information:
Admission is free to residents and visitors.  
  • To become a Crafter or Vendor - please contact the BDC for space availability
  • To become a Food Vendor - please contact the BDC for pre-approval
  • For Sponsorship opportunities, download the PDF
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