The German Society of Rockford is hosting the 55th annual Oktoberfest celebration on October 4th & 5th 2019 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 seeking sponsors and volunteers. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact:  dorothybeck4@comcast.net



Festival Schedule

 Friday October 5th 5:00 pm Festival gates and activities open Biergarten opens with various German Biers including the famous Paulaner Wiesn, the only beer 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 by Mayor Greg Jury of Loves Park […]


All your friends can join us this year for our biggest, & greatest Oktoberfest to date!  All we need is you & your loved ones! Tickets are now on sale and can be purchased for ONLY $7 per day ($10 per day on the day of) and no hidden fees at the fine establishments listed below. Children 12 and under are free!   VIP Party Package is […]


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