The German Society of Rockford is hosting the 53rd annual Oktoberfest celebration on October 6th and 7th at the Loves Park City Hall located at 100 Heart Blvd in Loves Park IL. Our Festival features fun activities and entertainment for the entire family!

Live music – traditional German folk music and polka music

D’Waldstadttänzer – German Folk Dance Group performances

Fun Events– including “the Running of the Wieners”, “Bier Barrel race” and others

German Food and German Bier

Kids Activities- dance lessons, German language lessons, face painting and much more


See the full schedule and get your tickets here at a reduced price!

We are still looking for more sponsors and volunteers. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact:  dorothybeck4@comcast.net


Festival Schedule

 Friday October 6th 5:00 pm Festival gates and activities open Biergarten opens with various German Biers including the famous Paulaner Wiesn, the only bier served at the Munich Oktoberfest! Limited Supply for purchase of commemorative Paulaner and Hacker’Pschorr one-half liter ceramic Bier Stein Food Booth Cultural Booth Souvenir Booth Children’s Booth 7:00pm Tapping of the Keg Opening Celebration The crowning of Miss Oktoberfest (immediately following […]


Tickets are now on sale and can be purchased for ONLY $7 per day or $10 for two days ($10 per day on the day of, or $15 for two days purchased on the Friday) and no hidden fees at these fine establishments:   Der Ratskeller 1132 Auburn Rd, Rockford, IL 61103 (815) 963-2922   Advanced Machine & Engineering Hennig Inc.           […]


General Festival Inquiries: Toni & Dorothy Beck 815-222-9937 dorothybeck4@comcast.net Press or Marketing Inquiries: Marika Mertz 815-985-8838 darmar@ame.com Web Site Administrator: Kaleb Mertz – Webmaster kmertz1815@gmail.com