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Galena Oktoberfest

Depot Park
99 Bouthillier St.
Galena IL 61036
Local: 815.331.0180

Event Dates

September 30, 2017


Don't miss this annual German celebration featuring live music, kids games, wiener dog races and lots of food and beverage. Enjoy a bean bag tournament, raffle drawings with great prizes, polka lessons and dancing, beer stein endurance contest, a costume contest and the ceremonial tapping of the keg.

Food will be served by local favorites, including Victory Cafe & Catering and Happy Joe's Pizza & Ice Cream Parlor.

6 p.m.: Have fun on the run with host Miss Kitty!
-Cost: $15 per person. Includes acrylic beer mug and giveaways.

-Noon-10 p.m.: Depot Park.

-Adults and teens: $5.
-Children 12 & younger: Free. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
*Free use of bounce house and games for kids.

Click here to view the official 2016 artwork that was auctioned off at the conclusion of the 2016 wiener dog races.