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Sponsored by the GACS and Peoria Park District

at Peoria Riverfront Park

The Biggest German Event of the Year! 3 Days of Fun

Yes, autumn brings many splendid things like apple picking, Halloween, and pumpkin spice everything, but the best of all is Oktoberfest, the German fall festival that celebrates everyone’s favorite things: food, beer, and merrymaking.

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  • $5.00 Military Rate. Active or retired vets and guest. Proof of service required.


Friday September 17th

auf die Wies’n
5:00-6:30         Ratskeller Brummers
6:10-6:30         Oktoberfest ceremony
6:30-7:30         Spitzbu’am
7:30-7:45         Band break – recorded music (7:45-8:30 Log-Sawing Tryouts)
7:45-8:45         Spitzbu’am
8:45-9:00        Log Sawing Contest for Finalists
9:00-9:45        Spitzbu’am
9:45-10:00      Lindenhof Echoes Alpenhorns
10:00-11:00    Spitzbu’am

5:30-6:10         Al’s Pals
6:10-6:30         Break for Oktoberfest Ceremony
6:30-7:30         Al’s Pals
7:30-7:50         Maßkrugsstemmen for women
7:50-9:00        Bolzen Bier Band
9:00-9:20        Maßkrugsstemmen for men
9:20-11:30       Bolzen Bier Band

Saturday, September 18th

auf die Wies‘n
12:30-2:00       Heidelberg German Band
2:00-2:20         Lindenhof Echoes Alpenhorns
2:20-4:00         Heidelberg German Band
4:00-4:30         Lindenhof Echoes Alpenhorns
4:30-4:50         Oktoberfest Ceremony – parade led by Spitzbu’am
5:00-6:30         Spitzbu’am
6:50-8:00         Spitzbu’am (7:00-7:45 Log-Sawing Tryouts)
8:00-8:15         Log Sawing Contest for Finalists
8:15-11:00        Spitzbu’am

noon-3:00       Al’s Pals
3:00-4:30        C-Notes
4:30-4:50        Break for Oktoberfest ceremony
4:50-6:20        C-Notes
6:20-6:40        Reset stage for Bolzen Bier Band
6:40-7:40        Bolzen Bier Band
7:40-8:00        Maßkrugsstemmen – Women’s  Bier Stein Holding Contest
8:00-9:15         Bolzen Bier Band
9:15-9:30         Maßkrugsstemmen – Men’s Bier Stein Holding Contest
9:30-11:30       Bolzen Bier Band

Sunday, September 19th

*Free admission on Sunday until 11am with food/money donation for a local food pantry: Sophie’s Kitchen. Regular Admission starts at 11am!

auf die Wies‘n

10:30 – 11:30 Reformation Evangelical Worship Service provided by Redeemer Presbyterian Church under the Gateway Building:
Noon-2:00       Heidelberg German Band  (1:00-1:45 Log-Sawing Tryouts)
Noon-4:00.     Peoria Oktoberfest Car Cruis’n (more info: Facebook event)
2:00-2:30         Log sawing contest for Finalists
2:30-4:30         Heidelberg German Band


10:30 – 11:30 Roman Catholic Polka Mass celebrated by Bishop Jenky in the Big Tent
11:30-1:50      Brasshaufen
1:50-2:10        Lindenhof Echoes Alpenhorns
2:10-3:00        Spitzbu‘am
3:00-3:15        Maßkrugstemmen – Men’s/Women’s Bier Stein Holding Contest
3:15-5:00        Spitzbu‘am


The event is finished.


Sep 17 - 19 2021


5:00 pm - 5:00 pm


Peoria Riverfront Park
Peoria, IL 61603
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