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Join us for a weekend of German food, beer, music, and trolley rides! This action-packed event features:

  • Musical performances (see schedule below)
  • Ream's Wurst Wagon selling German sausages, pretzels, and more
  • Beer for sale
  • 50/50 raffle
...and, of course, trolley rides all day!


Oktoberfest will run over three days:

DateMusical Performances
Other Events
Friday, September 29
6pm to 10pm
The Polkaholics - a Rock & Polka Band, a high energy mix of old and new!
Saturday, September 30
12pm to 10pm
  • 12pm to 6pm: Adi the DJ
  • 3:30pm to 6:30pm: Frank Kay Duo
  • 7pm to 10pm: Wagner Brass Band
  • 12pm to 5pm: the Gail Borden Public Library Bookmobile
Sunday, October 1
11am to 4pm
Adi the DJ
  • Raffle basket winners drawn (you do not need to be present to win)


No admission is charged for the events at the main museum. Trolley rides will require the purchase of a ticket at our regular admission prices, and tickets will be available for sale at the Castlemuir Depot at the main museum location.


Oktoberfest will take place at our main museum location at 365 S La Fox St, South Elgin, IL 60177.

Contact Us

General Information (847) 697-4676

Event and Ticket questions (847) 380-6121


365 S La Fox St, South Elgin, IL 60177           

P.O. Box 315

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