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Rocktober Beerfest 2018BEER. BANDS. BRATS.
Saturday September 22, 2018 2pm - 11pm
Sunday September 23, 2018 2pm - 9pm
Rocktober Beerfest celebrates the rich German heritage and plays off the spirit of a traditional beer festival. This year’s festival will take place in downtown Plainfield, Illinois and will feature ice cold beer, juicy brats, a kids area, rockin’ bands, and much more! Don’t forget to check out the stein holding competition and cheer on your favorite competitors as well.
As one of the final events of the season, you definitely won’t want to miss it! Join StarEvents in the official kickoff of the Oktoberfest season in Plainfield, while also benefiting the Village of Plainfield. Show up wearing your best lederhosen or dirndl, and let’s chug a beer! Prost!
- Purchase a ticket online prior to September 21st to guarantee $5 one day entry (price will increase to $10 at the gate).
- Kids 12 & under enter the festival for FREE!
- Please note this event is CASH ONLY, and there will be ATM’s on-site.
- No refunds will be issued for ticket purchases
- Please note: No coolers are allowed
- FREE parking!
Live Music & Entertainment
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 21ST
8:30PM Too White Crew
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 22ND
8:30PM Wedding Banned
6:00PM American English
2:00PM The Hat Guys
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 23RD
7:00PM 7th Heaven
5:00PM The Boy Band Night
3:30PM Libido Funk Circus
2:00PM Motown Nation
Juicy brats, hot dogs, chicken tenders, corn dogs, pretzels, deep fried desserts and delicious sides provided by Lee Concessions.
a variety of Hot cheesy empanadas- Argentinian style, alfajores, and crispy fresh chips provided by empanadUS.
BEER & SANGRIA
HAPPY HOUR: 4pm – 5pm EVERY DAY
Receive free admission for you and a guest plus two beverage tokens when you sign up for Happy Hour. Arrive before 5PM to receive. Sign up in advance to secure your spot!
*No re-entry. Must have valid ID for specific happy hour. When you arrive, check in at the entrance gate.
District 202 Faculty
If you are on the District 202 Faculty, please RSVP here for entry to Friday’s happy hour!
VILLAGE OF PLAINFIELD Employees
If you are a Village of Plainfield employee, please RSVP for entry to Saturday’s happy hour here.
If you are a Diageo employee, please RSVP for entry to Sunday’s happy hour here.
Endless fun for the kids with games, rides and more!
- Moonwalk inflatable
- Bungee jump
- water races
- mini-high striker
- balloon games
- cork gallery games
and more! It’s the perfect family weekend.
games & activities for all to enjoy:
- stein holding competition
- giant jenga, connect four and beer pong
- corn hole
First 100 people each day will receive a free oktoberfest hat!
plus more activities and giveaways!
Apply to be a vendor
APPLICATION DEADLINE: AUGUST 10
($50 Late Fee for any application turned in after deadline)
ACCEPTANCE EMAILS: AUGUST 17
LOAD IN DETAILS: SEPTEMBER 18
*Please note: If you do not receive a “We have received your application OR You have been accepted/denied” email. Double check that you wrote down the correct email address or contact us if you have any questions about the status of your application.
If emailing your application, please send as an attachment to: [email protected]
If mailing your application, please mail to:
1609 W Belmont Ave
Chicago, IL 60657
GETTING TO W 143RD ST @ S VAN DYKE RD
Located in the new Pace Park-n-Ride lot in Plainfield Township on S. Van Dyke Rd.
Just North of the Post Office & South of 143rd in Downtown Plainfield.
The closest intersection is Van Dyke & Depot. If you are using Google Maps, put in the intersection Van Dyke & 143, which is a block over (Depot is not on Google Maps).
If you’re planning on driving to the festival, the best expressway to use is I-55 and head West to Plainfield. Type in “Pace Park-n-Ride Plainfield, Plainfield Township, IL” into Google Maps and it will take you right to the venue.
Free parking will be available at the PACE lot Friday until bus service ends, and all day Saturday & Sunday. There will also be parking available in the front lot of the Police Department (14300 S. Coil Plus Drive) and the front lot of the Public Works Facility (14400 S. Coil Plus Drive), adjacent to the Police Department.
What a great fest! It was my first time attending this event, and I had the most fabulous time! Great food, great beer, and awesome bands. No better way to say goodbye to Summer! Definitely coming back!
What a perfect weekend. The staff was extremely helpful. We had a great fun time. Thanks StarEvents!
A great way to celebrate Fall, German Culture, and most of all Beer!!!!!