TINLEY PARK, IL — Lace up your dirndls, throw in your lederhosen and seize a stein, as a result of the annual Tinley Park Oktoberfest is up and working this weekend.
The three-day fest hosted by the Tinley Park Chamber of Commerce kicked off Friday, September 16 at 5 p.m. and runs by way of Sunday, September 18 at 6 p.m. The competition is positioned on the eightieth Avenue Metra Prepare Station lot in Tinley Park.
“The Tinley Park Chamber of Commerce is proud to hold on the beloved custom of Oktoberfest,” mentioned Don Macaluso, Vice President of the Chamber and Chair of Oktoberfest.
Members will take pleasure in genuine German meals, a carnival, vendor truthful, conventional and trendy musical leisure, ceremonial keg tapping, meals and beer from native distributors.
“This can be a cultural expertise that goes far past our Bier,” mentioned Rocco Biscaglio, board member and co-chair of the occasion. “Yearly the tapping ceremony formally kicks off the Oktoberfest. As custom has it, at 1 p.m. on the primary Saturday of the Oktoberfest, the mayor faucets the primary beer barrel and opens the Oktoberfest with the Bavarian exclamation “O’zapft is!” (“It’s tapped”). Women and gents can begin coaching their beer muscle groups for the normal Stein Hoisting contest.
Brandy Cafarelli, Board President mentioned, “I’m thrilled with our lineup of musicians.”
Friday, Sept. 16
- The Schnitzels: 5 to six:45 p.m.
- Electro Retro: 7 to 10 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 17
- Wurst Kase State of affairs: 1 to three p.m.
- Vest Dance Troupe: 3 to three:40 p.m.
- Billy’s Boys: 4 to six:30 p.m.
- The Bratwurst Brothers: 7 to 10:30 p.m.
Sunday, Sept. 18
- Tinley Park Excessive College Marching Band: Midday to 1 p.m.
- Paul & the Bavarians: 1 to three:30 p.m.
- The Stroll-ins – 4 to six p.m.
From Bier, Wein, and Steins to pretzels, ice cream, apple cider, apple strudel, Thuringer, brats, Jagerschnitzel sandwich, German goulash, and naturally pizza, contributors can immerse themselves on this festive environment.
“I sometimes don’t give out vogue recommendation, however we’re encouraging Bavarian costume kinds to maintain in custom,” mentioned Don Macaluso, chair of Oktoberfest.
Admission is free. Occasion parking is obtainable within the South Lot of the eightieth Avenue Metra Station. No basic parking is allowed within the north Metra heaps or in surrounding enterprise heaps.
No animals of any form are allowed within the competition grounds.
The competition runs:
- Sept. 16: 5 to 11 p.m.
- Sept. 17: 1 to 11 p.m.
- Sept. 18: 1 to six p.m.