Oktoberfest  - October 1 & 2

Traditional cuisine and authentic beer will be overflowing in a giant heated tent, with lively Oompah music during the day and over-the-top rock music on Saturday night.

Oktoberfest returns to Naper Settlement on October 1 & 2, 2021. Celebrate fall inside the event's signature beer tent with live music, traditional German cuisine, live polka bands, rock music at night,  themed contests, and a selection of local and traditional Oktoberfest beer varieties. During the day on Saturday, an expanded children's area will have activities for the whole family!

Please see our Event Policies section below before purchasing or redeeming tickets.

Interested in attending Oktoberfest free this year?

Naper Settlement members receive complimentary admission to all Naper Settlement produced events (rental events not included), including Oktoberfest, Naper Nights, Home Front 1940s Weekend, All Hallows Eve, and Howlin' at the Moon. Memberships start at only $35 (Settlement-1). Click here to learn more and start saving!

Check back in July 2021 for a full list of experiences, music line-up, and ticketing information.

Tickets $15 Adult; $10 Youth (4 to 12) Members & children under 4 are free!

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Event Policies

Naperville Heritage Society Special Events have additional policies to the Naper Settlement's museum policy.

All patrons must prepare for and complete a bag check.

Photographs may be taken and used in promotional materials.

No outside food or drinks. One factory sealed bottle of unflavored water or one empty beverage container (no glass) per person is permitted.

No pets are allowed. Service Animals are permitted.

Smoking and vaping are permitted in designated areas only.


The entrance to the festival will be through the Pre-Emption House Visitor Center. Free parking is available in the Municipal Parking Garage on the corner of Eagle and Aurora and in the Naper Settlement visitor's lot on Porter Avenue and Webster Street.

Inclement Weather

All Naperville Heritage Society events take place rain or shine. However, in the case of unsafe weather - lightning, tornado, etc. - Naper Settlement will close the grounds and cancel the event for the safety of its patrons.

Refund Policy

All events and prices are subject to change without notice. Special event rates may vary. No refunds will be given in the event of inclement weather.