Arlington Heights Oktoberfest 2017

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Join Us for the 1st Annual Oktoberfest
presented by St. Peter Lutheran

Event Info

About the St. Peter Lutheran Oktoberfest:
There's no better way to experience a culture than though music and food! On Saturday, October 21st, from 4 PM to 11 PM, St. Peter Lutheran, Arlington Heights, with it's deep roots in German heritage, offers the community a chance to experience an authentic German Oktoberfest with brats, beer, and polkas in their own backyard! 

The St. Peter Lutheran Oktoberfest is 100% VOLUNTEER BASED and 100% of the proceeds will go to helping run St. Peter Lutheran church and school.

Admission and Parking:

Admission and parking are free!
Free event parking will be located in the St. Peter parking lot located off of Highland Ave.  


  • 4:00 PM - 11:00 PM
  • From 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM the event will be family friendly.
  • After 8:00 PM the event will be 18+.

Schedule of events

4:00 - 6:00 PM
Kids Carnival Games

5:30 - 7:30 PM
Live Music - The Johnny Wagner Band

6:00 - 8:00 PM
Free Family Hay Rides

7:30 PM (Between Live Music)
*Baby Bottle Beer Chug Contest
*Steinholding Contest
(All Contestants must be 21+ and show a valid ID to enter)

8:00 - 10:30 PM
Live Music -Jahli Llama

Food & Drinks

Food Menu

  •   German Plate: Brat, Sauerkraut, German Potato Salad, Rye Bread, Red Cabbage
  •   Hotdog Plate: Hotdog on a Bun, 1 Bag of Chips
  •   Soft Pretzels
  •   Carmel Apples (plain caramel, peanut covered)

Drinks Menu

Alcoholic Beverages

  •   Oktoberfest Brew
  •   Bud Light
  •   312
  •   Hoegaarden
  •   Coppla Individual Wine (Red and White)
  •   Virtue Hard Cider

Non-Alcoholic Beverages

  •   Bottled Water
  •   Root Beer

Live Music


5:30 - 7:30 PM
Johnny Wagner Band

8:00 - 10:30 PM
Jahli Llama

Meet the Bands


The Johnny Wagner Band

Based out of Chicago, Illinois, The Johnny Wagner Band is a household name in many German speaking communities in the country, specializing in traditional Bavarian, Austrian, and Slovenian styles of Polka Music, and equally versatile to play Rock & Roll, Country, Jazz, and Swing authentically.

Our shows include Yodeling, performances on the Swiss Alphorn (a 15 foot long horn from the mountains of Switzerland), The Austrian Cowbells, and clever audience participation that will have everyone singing, laughing and enjoying the sounds of a good Polka Band.

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Jahli Llama

Jahli Llama is a high energy rock cover band on a mission to play songs that aren't over-played.

Examples of Bands Covered:
The Dandy Warhols, Midnight Oil, Toad the Wet Sprocket, Big Head Todd and the Monsters, Cracker, Son Volt, Government Mule, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Soup Dragons, Lucero, Granddaddy, The Clash, U2, The Black Keys, Stone Temple Pilots, The Staple Singers, The White Stripes, John Cougar Mellencamp, Tom Petty, Neil Young, and more...


WE Want To Extend A Special Thanks To The Following Sponsors.

Highlights from Oktoberfest 2017