Oktoberfest takes over Peoria’s riverfront

Published: Sep. 17, 2022 at 5:03 PM CDT
Email This Link
Share on Pinterest
Share on LinkedIn

PEORIA (25 News Now) -The Peoria Park District and German-American Central Society teamed up to bring a taste of Germany to Peoria’s riverfront this weekend.

The festival’s 26th year in Peoria is considered the world’s ‘longest-running wedding celebration.’ Despite the marital theme, the event had all the trappings of a traditional German Oktoberfest, complete with ethnic food, music, and dance.

“We’re learning about and celebrating our German heritage that’s so rich in Central Illinois. We’ve got great events going on, lots of German ‘oompah’ music and good German food. We have kids’ activities going on and of course everyone loves German beer,” Festival Chair Melissa Stewart said.

The fun continues at Oktoberfest until Sunday night at 5:00.