Bring your family to Oak Park’s Oaktoberfest September 19-20, and stay at the nearby and affordable Best Western Plus Chicago Hotel at Hillside!
Oaktober—get it? Oak Park? October? Historic Oak Park is a beautiful western suburb of Chicago, home to the most Frank Lloyd Wright homes in the country, and hometown of Ernest Hemingway. Oaktoberfest is a perfect way to get to know the town.
Friday music will be provided by country western star Holly Williams, whose lineage goes back to her grandfather Hank Williams. Also appearing will be Rock Indie Pop group Tall Walker, and Antony + The Tramps! Admission is free!
Saturday music includes: Americana roots rock band Uncle Luciuss, jazz singer Lili K, and alternative rock band Seabird! Also free!
Did we mention beer? Oaktoberfest’s craft brew area will offer beverages from: Revolution Anti-Hero IPA, Leinenkugel, this writer’s fave Dogfish Head Indian Brown, Noon Whistle Cozmo, Sierra Nevada Octoberfest, and a whole bunch more! Not free!
And we didn’t forget the kiddies! Bring them to the Kids Root Beer Garden! Oh yeah, and there will be games and lots of activities, including face painting, zucchini races (huh?), Scales and Trails Traveling Zoo, and a whole lot more!
Local food vendors to be announced. Purchases will be cash only.
For more information and directions, go online to www.oaktoberfest.net.
Best Western Plus Chicago Hotel at Hillside, just a short drive to Oak Park’s Oaktoberfest, provides free shuttle service to and from O’Hare Airport in Chicago. The hotel offers affordable, comfortable rooms, a breakfast bar and restaurant and much more. The hotel is pet friendly and offers AAA rates.