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Choose from Three Options
- $7 for two-day festival admission for one (a $14 value)
- $14 for two-day festival admission for two (a $28 value)
- $20 for two-day VIP admission for one (a $40 value)
The festival takes place on Friday, September 27 from 5 p.m. to midnight and on Saturday, September 28, from noon to midnight. The VIP ticket includes a 22-ounce souvenir Oktoberfest beer glass, 20 food or drink tickets, and a German dinner on either Friday or Saturday with the patron's choice of dessert. Click to see the schedule.
Schnitzel. Hefeweizen beer. Polka dancing. These are just a few of the facets of German culture that the German Society of Rockford has preserved and celebrated since 1964. At the group's annual German Society Oktoberfest gatherings, live bands perform and crowds take part in games such as the barmaid-stein race, which challenges men and women to carry dozens of sloshing beer steins without spilling a drop. The German Society of Rockford also organizes outreach programs, scholarships, and educational events.