October 6-7, 2023

$20/Adults | Youth (4-12)/ $15 

Traditional German cuisine and beer will be overflowing in a giant heated tent, with lively Oompah music on Friday and a mix of pop-polka, country, and hip hop on Saturday. There will be lawn games for the whole family and a professional pumpkin carver onsite. Guests can test their strength in a stein holding contest on Saturday from 5-5:30 p.m. Grab your lederhosen and join us at this fun German festival!  

Friday, October 6

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Saturday, October 7

  • 3:00 - 10:00 PM - Professional Pumpkin Carving Demonstrations and Lawn Games in the Beer Garden
  • 3:00 - 5:00 PM - Freeze Dried 
  • 5:00 - 5:30 PM - Stein Holding Contest
  •  5:30 - 7:30 PM - Whiskey Romance
  • 8:00 - 10:00 PM - Lowdown Brass Band

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Food & Beverages

Enjoy one of the largest Oktoberfest beer varieties in the area! Whether you are looking for an authentic German Oktoberfest or a local take on your favorite seasonal brew, our beverage tent will have something for you. Wine and cider will also be available.  Drinks are $7 (cash only).
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Lawn Games for the Whole Family!

Thank you to our 2023 Sponsors!

Premiere Stage Sponsor:

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Presenting Sponsors:

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2023 Community Partners:

The beverage tent at Oktoberfest is staffed by community partner volunteers! During the event, all tips collected at the beverage tent help raise funds for a nonprofit organization. Thank you to our 2023 Community Partners:

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October 6 | 5-10 PM
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Become a Sponsor!

Email Naper Settlement or call 630.305.7048 to learn more about Naper Settlement’s sponsorship opportunities.

Event Policies

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

  • All patrons must prepare and complete a bag check.  Patrons who choose not to subject their personal items to a security search will not be permitted to enter the park.  Tickets will not be refunded.
  • Photographs may be taken and used in promotional materials. Professional photo/video/audio equipment will not be permitted unless approved by Naper Settlement.
  • 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.
  • Weapons of any kind, including toy weapons are NOT permitted. Conceal and carry is not permitted, including concealed licensed or off-duty officers.
  • Additional prohibited items include: Explosives; tents, canopies, and umbrellas larger than 6’ diameter; grills, open flames or firepits; drones; sporting equipment including balls or discs; and bicycles, scooters or skates.


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. All ticket sales are final. No refunds, exchanges, or rain checks will be given in the event of inclement weather. Dated tickets may not be exchanged.

Hotel Accommodations 

For hotel accommodations, please book with our sponsor, Hampton Inn Chicago/Naperville near NIU Conference Center, by clicking here.