Saturday, September 15th, 2012

Market . Festival . Dinner . Entertainment

Come celebrate the beginning of fall at St. Joseph School’s annual Oktoberfest Celebration, on Saturday, September 15, 2012. A full day of shopping among the Midwest’s best antique dealers and specialty item vendors is open to the public free of charge. Families are invited to join the fun at the Family Festival, complete with a day of games, contests, entertainment, and surprises. At dusk, adults can sit down to a traditional German dinner and of course a stein of bier from our biergarten! Dinner is accompanied by live oompah music performed by "Die Donau-Schwaben Blaskapelle", then the dance party starts with the music of popular Chicago band Sugar High.

Antiques Market - 9am to 4pm


* Over 50 quality vendors from across the Midwest

* Fine antiques, jewelry, furniture, rugs, architectural artifacts, garden and decorative items, and more!


Family Festival - 10am to 3:00pm


* NEW for kids 10 and up* Rock Wall and Dunk Tank

* Pitching Cage, Pop-a-Shot, Bean Bag Toss, Balloon Buster

* Face Painting, Tattoo, and Hair Painting Station; Sand Art; Canvas Bags Paint Station and Beanie Baby Grab

* Fish Bowl Toss, Candy Castle, Lollipop Pumpkins

* Rock House Kids Band will play during lunch!

* German music, food, and drink under the tent. Tag's cider donuts, food by Ala Carte. Soft pretzels and strudel!

* NEW * Pre-owned Halloween Costume Sale from 11am- 2pm

German Dinner and Live Music - 6pm(After 5pm Oktoberfest Mass) - Adults only

* Bratwurst, sauerkraut, German potato salad, Bavarian breads, and strudel

* Oompah band "Die Donau-Schwaben Blaskapelle" from 6-8:30pm

* Outdoor dance party at 8:30 with live band Sugar High from 9:30-11:30pm.

* "Stein Club" Memberships in limited availability - $100 includes commemorative beer stein or wine glass and unlimited pours.

*Wine Stein Club and Alumni Stein Club for previous members - $75, just bring in your old stein or wine glass for unlimited pours.

* Advance reservations - NEW reduced entrance fee of $30, $20 for seniors includes dinner and entertainment- admission at the door without
reservations will include a surcharge


St. Joseph School, 1740 Lake Avenue (at Ridge), Wilmette, IL. Parking is available across Lake Avenue at St. Joseph Church, as well as in the surrounding neighborhood.


Click here for the Ticket Form and prices(coming soon).