Saturday, October 2 @ Noon – 10PM
Depot Park (Galena, IL)
Willkommen zurück to the ever-popular Galena Oktoberfest, hosted by the Galena Lions Club, on Saturday, Oct. 2. This 14th annual event will begin at noon in Depot Park with a cannon blast, tapping of the keg, and polka music by the Jim Busta Band. Main attractions include wiener dog races, polka music and dancing lessons, nonstop live music, and games for adults and children. Wiener dogs of all ages are invited to join the parade and costume contest followed by the wiener dog races. Enjoy music by the Jim Busta Band, The Goodtime Dutchmen, New Glarus Alphorners, and the Resistors. With many years of experience, Tim and Kathy Westemeyer will teach polka dancing lessons. Adults can enter the Beer Stein Endurance Contest and Bean Bag Tournament while kids burn off some energy in the bounce house and paint pumpkins. Plenty of German-style food will be available from three food vendors plus beer and non-alcoholic beverages. $10 for adults and free for children 12 and younger. 99 Bouthillier St, Galena, IL. GalenaLions.org.