The 7th annual C-U Oktoberfest will take place on Saturday, October 5th from 3 p.m. to midnight. The event is organized by and is a fundraiser for DSC Illinois. Taking place in Downtown Champaign, the celebration of German beer, food, and culture is $5 at the gate, plus the cost of food and drink. Additional details are available on the Facebook event page, and you can read our past coverage for a sense of what to expect (2013; 2014; 2015; 2016; 2017; 2018). 

Check out the schedule below. 

Event Schedule:

  • C-U Oktoberfest – Neil & Washington Streets, Champaign (3:00pm – Midnight)
  • 3:00 pm   Gates Open & the Festival begins
  • 3:30 pm   Regent Ballroom Polka Lessons
  • 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm Balloon Making, Bounce Houses, Face Painting, Cookie Decorating, Carnival Games
  • 3:50 pm   Mayor Deb Frank Feinen taps the ceremonial first keg
  • 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm  Die Musikmeisters-Live Music
  • 8:30 pm to 10:00 pm  The Polkaholics ~ Live Music
  • 10:30pm – Midnight  Bolzen Beer Band-Live Music

Photo by Jessica Hammie