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C-U Oktoberfest

The 6th Annual C-U Oktoberfest

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, face painting, and more will be available from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Proceeds from the event will benefit Developmental Services Center. Join in the fun! Prost!

   When:                October 6, 2018
   What Time:     3 p.m.– Midnight
   Where:               Downtown Champaign at the corner of Neil and Washington St.  
   How Much:      $5 Entry at the gate


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


Want to Volunteer?

If you would like to volunteer, please Follow This Link to our online sign-up sheet.

Need somewhere to stay?

The Hyatt is offering a block of rooms for the weekend of C-U Oktoberfest. Please see our Overnight Accommodations page for more information.

Want to reserve your own table?

Please see our Reserve A Table page for more information.


With any questions about the event, please contact Evan Burie at 217-356-9176. Thanks, and we can't wait to see you at C-U Oktoberfest!

Illinois Bicentennial

This year we are honored to be endorsed by Illinois Bicentennial and we will be recognizing Illinois’ 200th year of statehood during Oktoberfest.

Photos by Sam Logan

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