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Each year, guests fill Camera Park to celebrate German culture at Glendale Heights Oktoberfest. The festival’s spacious tent ensures a full weekend of merriment, whether the sky rains, shines, or finally spills its Big Dipper. As live bands lay down rhythms with their oompahs, waitresses clad in dirndl skirts serve up authentic German cuisine prepared by Chef Wolfgang of Schnitzel Platz Restaurant, in addition to Austrian and German pastries and frosty beers imported from Hofbrau & Weihenstephan Breweries in Munich.
Aside from the festival’s palate-pleasing foods, revelers can work off hearty meals by dancing from noon to midnight and erupting into a round of applause after inspiring performances by lederhosen-clad accordion players. Youngsters can also meet their daily quotas for fun with a pumpkin patch and huts filled with an array of souvenirs, such as hats and German flags.