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October 4 & 5, 2019

Experience Naper Settlement's Oktoberfest like never before! 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 on Saturday night. Enjoy new event features including: an expanded draft menu, professional pumpkin carver, Oktoberfest pinball, and laugh-out-loud competitions. Celebrate the 10th annual Oktoberfest and honor the 50th anniversary of the Naperville Heritage Society by grabbing your Alpine hat and lederhosen for the sights, smells, and sounds of Fall, German style!


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

To Purchase Tickets, click here.

*All proceeds benefit the Naperville Heritage Society. No refunds will be issued. Please see below for full policy.

The Music Line-Up

We have an exciting list of performers and activities available for you to enjoy this year! Check them out below!

Friday, October 4, 5-10PM

Polkaholics                       8-10PM
New Brass Express      5:30-7:30PM

Saturday, October 5, 12-10PM

Wedding Banned           8-10PM
Freeze Dried                     5:30-7:30PM
The Music Company    3-5PM
Die MusikMeisters       12:30-2:30PM 

Children's Activities, Saturday, October 5, 12-4PM

Paint a canvas with Pinot's Palette, break a board with PRO Martial Arts, enjoy vintage games with Naper Settlement, try your hand at arcade games with Chuck E. Cheese's, and play sports with Players Indoor Sports Center! 

During family time, a special MyChef 30th Anniversary & Naperville Heritage Society 50th Anniversary sale will take place. Learn more and view the menu here. 

A very special guest, Duke, the Bush's Baked Beans Dog, will be available for a meet and greet on Saturday afternoon!

All children's activities take place from 12-4PM on Saturday only.

Lawn Games

Try your hand at giant Jenga, supersized Connect Four, Cornhole, and Ladder Golf all event long! Play with your friends while sippin' on a cold brew to kick off Fall!

Photo Booth Experience

Find our photographer to snap a photo of you with your squad and register to receive every photo of yourself taken at the event in real time! Head over to our booth to grab a print to take home!

For details on the expanded draft menu & food menus, click here.

50th Anniversary Celebration Activities

Pumpkin Carver

Our pumpkin carver will dazzle the crowd with precision and artistry, carving ten pumpkins over two days, including Naper Settlement's own Martin Mitchell Mansion! Carvings will take place from 6-10PM on Friday and 12-4PM on Saturday.

Oktoberfest Pinball

It's the ultimate Oktoberfest adventure! Set your high score on American Pinball's Oktoberfest Pinball on Tap machines. Hang out with Otto as you work to collect steins and whiz through the corkscrew roller coaster!

Stein Holding Competition, Saturday, October 5, 2:30-3PM

Challenge your friends and don't spill a drop! See who can hold a full one liter stein the longest! There will be both a men's and women's competition.  All contestants get to keep their stein, with special prizes for the winners!

Pretzel Eating Competition, Saturday, October 5, 5-5:30PM

How many pretzels bites can you eat in 50 seconds? Six participants, picked on site in the crowd, will battle it out for the top prize!

Purchase your membership here

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.


Email or call 630.420.6010 weekdays between 8:30 AM and 4 PM.

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Oktoberfest band on stage

Online ticket sales will end at noon the Thursday before the event. Tickets and Memberships may be purchased at the gate. No advance ticket discounts.

Become a member today to get in free! Membership includes admission to all special events, including Naper Nights, Oktoberfest, and All Hallows Eve.

Become a Sponsor!

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

SpringHill Suites Chicago Naperville/Warrenville is offering corporate rates for Naper Settlement overnight guests!

Thank you to our 2019 Oktoberfest Sponsors!

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