Choose from Four Options
- $8 for two-day admission for one ($14 value)
- $15 for two-day admission for two ($28 value)
- $22 for two-day VIP admission for one ($40 value)
- $40 for two-day VIP admission for two ($80 value)
The festival takes place on Friday, October 3 from 5 p.m. to midnight and on Saturday, October 4, 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 your choice of dessert. Click here to see the festival 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.