Where to Find a Family-Friendly Oktoberfest this Fall

and Other Fun Fests to Check Out

By Debra Flanagan, Macaroni KID Chicago Northside September 6, 2023

Summer may officially be over, but fest season is not. Pull out your lederhosen and dirndl dresses and get ready for some family fun at one of the nearby Oktoberfests. If that's not your scene, check out the Family Fall Fest at Parkway Bank Park, Lincoln Square's Apple Fest, or one of the other great family-friendly fests going on this Autumn.

Oktoberfests around the Northside this Year:

Sep 8-10
Chicago German-American Oktoberfest - Lincoln Square

Sep 17
East Lakeview Neighbors Oktoberfest
Lincoln Park Zoo Oksoberfest

Sept 22-24
Oktoberfest at St. Alphonsus - Roscoe Village
St. Catherine Labouré School Oktoberfest - Glenview
St. Pauls' Oktoberfest 2023 - Lincoln Park
Oktoberfest at Sketchbook - Skokie

Sep 29-Oct 1
St. Ben's Oktoberfest - Lakeview
Lakeview East Oktoberfest

Oct 8-Oct 10
Octoberfest with Sam Adams at Time Out Market Chicago - West Loop

Other Fests to Check Out 

Sep 17
Family Fall Fest - Rosemont

Sep 30-Oct 1
Apple Fest 2023 - Lincoln Square

Oct 8-Oct 10
The Devonshire County Fair - Skokie

Oct 15-16
Harvest Fest at Indian Boundary - West Ridge

More Fall Fun