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Oktoberfest Brings Tons Of Craft Beer And German Fare To Lakeview Church

Those who indulge in the craft beer tasting can sample from more than 40 varieties of beer.

A man eats at Oktoberfest.
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CHICAGO — Oktoberfest is back at St. Alphonsus Church with beer, brats and a celebration of German culture.

This is the 17th year the three-day festival, which kicks off Sept. 28, will be held at St. Alphonsus, 1429 W. Wellington Ave. Attendees can dress in traditional German outfits while enjoying food and drinks. 

There will be craft beer tastings from 6 to 9 p.m. Sept. 28 and Sept. 29. Those who participate will be able to sample from more than 40 varieties of craft beer.

The festival will also feature live music, including 16 Candles and Beatles cover band American English. KinderFest, which has kid-friendly activities like face painting and polka dancing, runs 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 29 and Sept. 30.

Oktoberfest is 5-10 p.m. Sept. 28, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Sept. 29 and 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Sept. 30 in and outside of the church, 1429 W. Wellington Ave. Admission for adults is $10 Friday and Saturday and $5 Sunday.