Last year more than 400 people packed the grounds for one of the most authentic Oktoberfest celebrations in the Northwest Suburbs.
“We are honored to be presenting the 9th annual Oktoberfest at Saint Alphonsus,” said Oktoberfest organizer Darrel Talken. “In truth, I’d rather be at the original Oktoberfest in Munich, but since we can’t be there, we might as well make the best of it here. And that we do!”
Talken and his team have worked hard over the years to make the event one of the most popular Oktoberfest celebrations in the Northwest suburbs. “We provide authentic German food, music and an atmosphere ofGemütlichkeit,”
On the menu are brats, potato salad, sauerkraut, desserts and, of course, a beer tent featuring imported German beers along with domestic beers.
The popular Paloma Band will perform traditional Oktoberfest music, and the Danube Schwabians will get everyone dancing. Tickets are $20 per person in advance, $25 at the door.
The festivities won’t end on Friday night, though. Saint Alphonsus is also hosting a fall craft fair on Saturday, Sept. 27 and Sunday, Sept. 28 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. and a tailgate party during the Bears vs. Packers game on Sunday, Sept. 28 from Noon until 4 p.m.
To purchase tickets or for additional information, email oktoberfest@