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Music, food, beer on tap at Berwyn's Oktoberfest on Saturday

Published: Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013 6:30 a.m. CDT • Updated: Friday, July 25, 2014 4:50 a.m. CDT
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Berwyn’s two-day Oktoberfest starts today in the Depot District. (Provided photo)

BERWYN – The Depot District will be transformed into the Deutschland District when Berwyn’s two-day Oktoberfest! celebration officially starts at 6 p.m. Friday at the intersection of Windsor and Grove avenues, just off the Metra BNSF line’s Berwyn station.

Friday’s festivities end at 11 p.m., but start right up again at noon on Saturday, ending at 11 p.m.

Berwyn’s bash coincides with the original Munich Oktoberfest, which starts on Saturday and runs through Oct. 6. The event boasts live music, an international food court, carnival and amusement rides, family entertainment pavilion, crafters and vendors.

The Beer Garden will feature special Oktoberfest seasonal selections among others.

On Saturday, the family pavilion welcomes a variety of interactive activities including on-site video gaming, face-painting, a bounce house and obstacle course, Bozo buckets, trivia and other games.

Live entertainment includes music from kids bands, The Boogers and Ashneco, as well as dance and zumba performances.

Admission is free.

The 13th Annual Oktoberfest is presented by Gold Sponsor, Suburban Life Media; Silver Sponsors, Metro Towing, Waste Management, Senator Steven Landek and the North Berwyn Park District; and Bronze Sponsors, Sandra Anderson, Alfred G Ronan Ltd, Berwyn Insurance & Financial Services, Cabin Fever Bar & Grill, Capital Auto Body, Alderman Nona Chapman, Classic Touch Hair Designers, Democratic Citizens of Berwyn, Judy Gavarrete, Italian American Civic Organization, Josie Mora, Gary Lennon, Scott Lennon, Alba Lovero, MacNeal Hospital, Multicare Health & Wellness Center, Olive or Twist Restaurant & Martini Bar, RA James Construction, Alicia Ruiz, Aimee Sordelli, County Commissioner Jeff Tobolski, and World’s Largest Laundromat.

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