Naper Settlement is pleased to announce its offerings for the 10th Annual Oktoberfest on Friday, October 4 (5-10 p.m.) and Saturday, October 5 (12-10 p.m.). This German festival features traditional cuisine, its largest Oktoberfest draft selection ever, and a blend of polka and rock music throughout the weekend, ending the two-day festival with headliner Wedding Banned.
“It’s a special double anniversary this year, with it being the 10th annual Oktoberfest during the 50th anniversary of the Naperville Heritage Society,” said Adison Glick, special events team leader for Naper Settlement. “We’re setting the stage for a grand weekend of entertainment featuring German music, food, and beer as well as classic rock and activities for both kids and adults alike. There’s something for everyone throughout the entire weekend.”
For the Naperville Heritage Society’s 50th anniversary, special themed stein holding and pretzel eating competitions will take place on Saturday at 2:30 p.m. and 5 p.m. Oktoberfest themed pinball will be available for guests to play and a professional pumpkin carver will be on site Friday from 6-10 p.m. and Saturday from 12-4 p.m., carving the Settlement’s Martin Mitchell Mansion and other fall imagery. Children’s activities with local vendors Pinot’s Palette, PRO Martial Arts, Chuck E. Cheese’s, and Players Indoor Sports will also be available Saturday afternoon from 12-4 p.m.
Oktoberfest 2019 music line-up:
October 4: New Brass Express, 5:30 p.m.; Polkaholics, 8 p.m.
October 5: Die MusikMeisters, 12:30 p.m.; The Music Company, 3 p.m.; Freeze Dried, 5:30 p.m.; Wedding Banned, 8 p.m.
Naper Settlement will be offering its most expansive draft menu ever for the event, featuring favorites from abroad as well as new local varieties. The event will include Oktoberfest brews from Spaten and Hofbräu (traditional to Germany’s Oktoberfest), as well as Bell’s Brewery’s seasonal Oktoberfest, Schoefferhofer Grapefruit, and the first cider addition to the line-up, Ciderboys First Press Cider, from Stevens Point, WI. New local beers on tap include: Alter Brewing Oktoberfest, from Downer’s Grove; Tighthead Brewing Oktoberfest, from Mundelein; and Church Street Brewing Oktoberfest, from Itasca, for a grand total of eight draft offerings throughout the weekend, while supplies last. This expanded line-up accompanies a wine menu from Rodney Strong Vineyards and Schmitt Söhne.
Admission is $15 adults, $10 youth ages 4-12; members and children under 4 are free. No outside food or beverages are permitted. For more information, visit www.NaperSettlement.org/Oktoberfest.