Hoist a stein at these upcoming Oktoberfest events, hosted by Two Brothers, Oswegoland Park District, Brother Chimp Brewing, Sidecar Supper Club, the Kiwanis Club of Yorkville, and more!
Oktoberfest is always a fun, festive season in the Aurora Area, due to the number of growing and popular craft breweries located here. We’re also home to Wurst Kitchen, recognized by the Illinois Office of Tourism for its dedication to the craft of providing Chicagoland with only the finest encased meats. While this Oktoberfest season looks a little different than in years past, we’re pleased to announce these upcoming celebrations of beer & brats worth traveling for.
Sunday, September 17th — 11:30am to close
205 N. Broadway, Aurora IL 60505
Break out the lederhosen and join Two Brothers Roundhouse for its annual Oktoberfest celebration:
- Steins full of Atom Smasher (named as a nod to nearby Fermilab)
- Plates filled with brats, sauerkraut, and Two Brothers' signature beer brezen
- Live oompah music all day long
- Stein-holding, lederhosen, and dirndl contests
- General merriment and good times had by all!
Enjoy Two Brothers Oktoberfest at the Roundhouse here in Aurora. Visit twobrothersbrewing.com/roundhouse for more event information.
Every weekend during Oktoberfest, September 16 through October 8th, 2023
211 N. River Street, Montgomery IL 60538
Celebrate Oktoberfest all season long at Baum's Biergarten at Gray's Mill Estate in Montgomery, Illinois! Enjoy outstanding views of the Fox River while sipping on a Franziskaner and catching up with friends and family when you visit Baum's Biergarten at Gray's Mill Estate dining and hospitality venue. Special events every weekend of Oktoberfest include:
- Live entertainment from the Brewhouse Band German Wind Ensemble every weekend
- Hofbräu Stein Hoisting Competition (September 22nd)
- King & Queen of Oktoberfest Competition (September 30th)
- Sam Adams Stein Hoisting Competition (October 6th)
- Family Day with kids activities and live entertainment (October 8th)
Find the full schedule and more information on the 3rd Annual Oktoberfest at Baum's Biergarten at enjoyaurora.com/grays-mill-oktoberfest-2023.
Saturday, September 16th — 2pm to 7pm
Hudson Crossing Park, 65 N. Harrison Street, Oswego IL 60543
Fall means Oswego Brew at the Bridge in Hudson Crossing Park. The best Illinois breweries are showcased on a beautiful day in the park. Home Brew hobbyists offer their latest delicious experiments, great food vendors tempt your tummy, and the riverfront park is filled with great music. Spend the afternoon with your family, friends, and the Oswegoland Park District this September. Learn more at brewatthebridge.com.
Saturday, September 22nd at noon through Sunday, September 24th at 7pm
1059 W. Orchard Road, North Aurora IL 60542
Gather with friends to enjoy food trucks, live music, and the annual release of Brother Chimp's Schimpansenfest beer! Headliners include Michael Rawls, Noah Gabriel, and Jake Mack & Chad Watson. Bears vs. Chiefs will be televised on Sunday. Learn more at brotherchimpbrewing.com.
Saturday, September 23rd, 2pm to 5pm
151 N. Island Avenue, Batavia IL 60510
Cheers! If you love sampling good beer, gather your friends for Pints by the Pond, Batavia's new outdoor craft beer festival! This ticketed event will begin at 1 pm for VIPs and 2 pm for general admission. Purchase your VIP tickets early while supplies last! Participating breweries include Energy City, Penrose, Brother Chimp, BBGB at Hardware, Art History Brewing, Obscurity, Sturdy Shelter Brewing, and more. Reserve tickets at https://bataviaparks.org/pints-by-the-pond.
Friday, September 29, 4:00pm to 10:00pm and Saturday, September 30, 11:00am to 10:00pm
Riverfront Park East, 301 E. Hydraulic Street, Yorkville IL 60560
Yorktoberfest is an Oktoberfest celebration with a Yorkville twist, featuring live music, domestic & craft beer, and family-friendly activities to keep the kids entertained all day long. The park offers wraparound views of the Fox River, and you'll enjoy Yorkville's unique fun, family-friendly day out for a good cause. Learn more at kiwanisyorktoberfest.org.
Saturday, September 30, 11am to 4pm
Riverside Plaza, 101 S. Bridge Street, Yorkville IL 60560
Riverside Plaza — home to Fox Republic Brewing, Foxes Den Meadery, and Iconic Coffee Shop — will host an Autumn Smorgasbord Artisan Market featuring over 30 makers, crafters, artists and vendors plus a BBQ food truck, to coincide with Yorktoberfest weekend. Grab a freunde and have it all in celebration of fall! Learn more at enjoyaurora.com/autumn-artisan-market-yorkville-il-2023.
Friday, October 6th and Saturday, October 7th
12 N. River Street, Batavia IL 60510
Sidecar Supper Club & Beer Garden invites you to join in on a full day of evening of chef-inspired German entrees & appetizers to go along with a curated craft beer selection and merriment on the River Street woonerf in downtown Batavia. (Wondering what a woonerf is? It's a Dutch term meaning "living street," with space primarily dedicated to pedestrian use and streetside service for restaurants.) Stay up to date with events at Sidecar Supper Club at sidecarsupperclub.com.
Pair your visit with friendly, affordable lodging options in the Aurora Area, plus destination shopping, dining, and outdoor activities — visit enjoyaurora.com/Stay to learn more about Aurora Area hotels.
Plan fall travel in the Aurora Area with our fall getaway guide, rounding up all the fun things to do in the region from apple picking to award winning Broadway — find this itinerary at enjoyaurora.com/travelguides.