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Oktoberfest is almost HERE! Take a look at all of the fun events going on around the Peoria area that YOU could get involved with! Come on out September 21-23 at the Peoria Riverfront Park!

“Peoria’s German-American Central Society, in partnership with the Peoria Park District, has brought this great legacy to Peoria. For over 20 years, thousands of people from Peoria, surrounding communities, and around the world have attended Peoria’s Oktoberfest along the riverfront enjoying German culture, food, beer, and music.

Come and experience the magic world of the big tent where one leaves Peoria and enters Germany! Enjoy delicious food, the lively entertainment! A wide variety of refreshments—including German beers and wine. There are several children’s activities—especially the Lindenhof Puppet Theatre. Enjoy the German Heritage Tent with exhibits that highlight the German culture and heritage in Central Illinois and their important contributions to the city of Peoria.”

The Das Bier Run 5k is an annual event organized with the German American Society and Peoria Park District’s Oktoberfest. Uniquely held on a Sunday afternoon(September 23rd from 10a-3p), runners enjoy the festival, beer (or non-alcoholic beverages for the youngsters), and our side events including an updated twist on some traditional German games. As this event grows every year, we can’t wait to share all of our fun, new ideas with you! Additionally, proceeds gained from the Das Bier events go to local charities like Paws Giving Independence and CWTC!

To check out the bands, CLICK HERE!

For more details on Das Bier Run, CLICK HERE!

For details on Urban Chestnut Brewery, CLICK HERE!

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