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Fall events get OK from Brookfield Village Board

BROOKFIELD – A plethora of fall events, including outdoor festivals, music, walking tours and local charity events, were discussed at the Brookfield Village Board Meeting Sept. 9.

Taste of Brookfield gets liquor license

The Village Board approved the special event liquor license for the Taste of Brookfield @ Your Library, which will be held Sept. 27 from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the Brookfield Public Library. The vote to approve was unanimous. 

The event, which is in its eighth year, will feature a silent auction, music by the Ross Hubbell Trio and Michael Rovner, a raffle and door prizes, as well as food and drinks. Tickets are available for $40 in advance, or $45 at the door. Tickets for couples are $75.

Fall Fest, Oktoberfest and Motorcycle Show coming soon

Other events were discussed at the meeting as well, including the Brookfield Chamber of Commerce Fall Fest, which is scheduled for Oct. 5 from 2 to 7 p.m. at Kiwanis Park. 

Tom Milani, vice president of the Brookfield Chamber of Commerce, informed the Village Board via email that the event will be family oriented and feature crafts and games. He said food will be provided by the Brookfield Little League and the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the chamber would be selling beer and wine, pending approval from the Village Board at their next meeting.

The Brookfield VFW will host an Oktoberfest and Motorcycle Show on Oct. 12 from noon to 11 p.m. by their building at 8844 Ogden Ave.

Brian Attaway, a VFW member, told the Village Board that the motorcycles will be on display from noon until 4 p.m., when the winners will be announced. After the show, there will be live music from 5:30 to 9 p.m.

Drinks will be available for purchase inside the VFW and the Village Board will vote at their next meeting whether or not to approve patrons taking their drinks outside to the blocked off festival area. Attaway said in keeping with the Oktoberfest theme, they are trying to make 20 ounce bottles of German beer available for purchase.

Meal tickets will cost $8 in advance and $10 the day of. 

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