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The C-U Oktoberfest is a fall celebration of music, beer, and food held in downtown Champaign. Patterned after the annual festival in Bavaria, the C-U Oktoberfest features live music from bands playing festive polkas, waltzes, and traditional German music…mixed in with plenty of your favorite songs. Beer from local brewers and a selection of German beers will be served. Party-goers are encouraged to get in the spirit by wearing their best dirndl or lederhosen (or come as they are) and dance the night away!
Family and children’s activities, include a bounce house (weather permitting), face painting, and more will be available from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Parking is FREE on the weekends and is available at the Hill Street Parking Deck (handicapped parking available) and in the various public parking lots and street parking in downtown. Consider carpooling if you are coming with a group or using Uber/Lyft for your transportation.
New This Year!! Take your chance to win a trip for two to the 2020 Oktoberfest in Munich (or $4,500 Cash)! Raffle tickets will be available later this summer, so get ready to take your chance!
Schedule of Events:
3:00 p.m. Party Begins
3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Family & Children’s Activities
4:00 p.m to 8:00 p.m Die Musikmeisters – Live Music
8:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. The Polkaholics – Live Music
10:30 p.m. to Midnight Bolzen Beer Band – Live Music