Oktoberfest features authentic German cuisine and music.
Saturday, September 18, 2010
The three-day festival kicked off Friday night and continues near the intersection of Slade and Brockway streets Saturday and Sunday.
The third annual Palatine Rotary Club's Oktoberfest continues Saturday and Sunday downtown. Palatine resident Vita Wukovits took in the festivities with her family Friday night. "It's fun, especially with the kids. It's a good place to bring them," said Wukovits, who planned on returning Saturday. "I look forward to the food. Just the whole atmosphere." On Sept. 18 Jimmy's Bavarians will perform until 7:30 p.m. Die Musikmeisters, an eight-piece German band, will be on stage from 8 p.m. to midnight. Sept. 19's lineup is Die Lustigen Musikanten from noon to 3 p.m. Die Musikmeisters return to the stage until 6 p.m. Matt Bickel, Rotary Club President, said last year's event raised about $24,000 for local charities. "It's a three-day event that…
Wednesday, September 8, 2010
There will be plenty of great German food, music, and family-friendly activities at the 3rd annual Oktoberfest celebration.
Since moving to Palatine more than 15 years ago, I've discovered that one of Palatine's greatest attributes is the multitude of community organizations that sponsor festivals and cultural events. Let your children discover another country's traditions and culture while having a great time and raise funds for local charitable organizations. Oktoberfest 2010 comes to downtown Palatine Sept. 17 through Sept. 19. Alpenhorns, lederhosen, firkins and all things Bavarian will be there. The location of the celebration is the Fireman's Memorial Parking Lot at Slade and Brockway Streets. The Rotary Club of Palatine sponsors Oktoberfest and admission is free. Oktoberfest begins with a traditional keg rolling ceremony at 5:30 p.m. Sept. 17. A firkin, …