Downtown Evanston is excited to host the 3rd Annual Evanston Oktoberfest! Come out with friends and family to enjoy an afternoon of beer tasting, delicious local food, live music and beautiful fall weather!

Participating Breweries

Back this year to keep you well fed during the event are Smylie BrothersPeckish PigHomestead MeatsBangers & Lace EvanstonLa Cocinita and new addition, Yeero Revolution. Food is available for purchase with cash or credit depending on the vendor.

Live Music

You're in for a treat this year! Kick off the fes with tunes from DJ Dustin Harris followed by The War and Treaty, a husband and wife duo from Michigan who bring together roots music, blue grass, folk, gospel and soul. Have a listen here and come out to see them live at the fest!

Did we mention that kids are welcome! Gather, a creative play space in downtown Evanston, will host an arts and crafts tent from 2-4pm and we'll have big games like Scrabble, Jenga, Bean Bag Toss and more going on all day.

TICKETS
All attendees 13 and older must have a general admission ticket. Children 12 and younger are free.

General Admission (GA) tickets -- $10

  • Commemorative 8 oz tasting glass

  • Admission to the fest at 2pm

  • Attendees that are not drinking receive a commemorative water bottle

 

VIP Tickets -- $15

  • Commemorative 8 oz tasting glass

  • Admission to the fest at 1pm -- first dibs on a special FEW Spirits tastings only available until 3pm

  • Attendees that are not drinking receive a commemorative water bottle

Please note that beer tickets are sold separately. You can purchase an admission ticket with beer tickets online (see the ticketing options for details). Each ticket is redeemable for one beer sample.

LOCATION
Evanston Oktoberfest will take place at the parking lot behind the Hilton Garden Inn located at 1818 Maple Avenue (the location of the Downtown Evanston Farmer's Market).

Evanston Oktoberfest is a fundraiser for Downtown Evanston, a nonprofit organization that manages and markets the downtown Evanston business district. Ticket sales support our continued efforts to make downtown Evanston a vibrant place to live, work and play!