49th Annual German Society Oktoberfest

September 27 & 28, 2013

Loves Park City Hall • 100 Heart Boulevard • Loves Park, IL 61111



Taste of Germany

From Schnitzel to the German Society's German Potato Pancakes, the 2013 Oktoberfest brings a taste of Munich straight to your tastebuds. See our extensive German menu here. Go ahead. Indulge.


German Biers

 It wouldn't Oktoberfest without the finest German Biers brought to you by our own Biermeister.Check out the bar menu and see what he has lined up along his bar for you.  BierGarten Menu


Bier Barrel Race

Got your game on? We're taking sign-ups for the Oktoberfest Bier Barrel Race Sat., Sept 28. Sign up your 6 person team.  It is a lot harder than it sounds! Click here to be a part of the fun!.


Miss Oktoberfest

Congratulations to Jennifer Sproule, crowned Miss Oktoberfest 2012. The crowning of the 2013 Miss Oktoberfest is on Fri., Sept 27! We're taking applications now. Visit our Miss Oktoberfest Page.

Without You...

We could not keep bringing the area's longest-standing ethnic festival back each and every year.. and we've been able to for 49 years because of generous and dedicated sponsors like you.  Please consider sponsoring Oktoberfest. See our Sponsors tab for more information or click here


German Society of Rockford

The German Society of Rockford has been serving the needs of the German Community in the Rock River Valley since 1964. Dedicated to the preservation and celebration of the cultural history of the German peoples (Germany, Austria and Switzerland), the society provides scholarships, outreach programs, German cultural education, and club activities through this effort.  To learn more about the GSR, visit our website at www.germansocietyofrockford.com.


Click the emblem above to see photos from the 2012 Oktoberfest!

Discount tickets!

Every year German Society Oktoberfest tickets go up for sale in advance at incredible savings.

  • Two-day entry is only $7 ($7 per day if purchased at the entrance)
  • VIP Party Packs $40 per person (What is a VIP Party pack? Find out here!) 
Advance tickets are available at the following locations:

The Running of the Wieners

Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013 @ 5:00 pm

To find out  more info and to sign up your Dachshund, click on our 2012 winner, Herman the German!


images.jpg2013 marks the beginning of the German Society's support of local business through the Oktoberfest celebration. We are adding a vendor showcase! If you are interested in having a booth at the 2013 Oktoberfest, click the picture above, or click here for more information on how to register. 

Festival Schedule  ♦  Entertainment  ♦  Special Events, Games, More!  ♦  Bavarian Menu  ♦  BierGarten

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