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Oktoberfest - Friday & Saturday, September 30 & October 1, 2016
Oktoberfest
Be part of an annual autumn event that celebrates our community’s heritage. Under our large heated tent, enjoy live musical entertainment ranging from classic German oompah music to classic rock, along with German beer and cuisine. Family-friendly activities will be available on Saturday from noon-5 p.m. 

The entrance to the festival will be through the Pre-Emption House Visitor Center. Parking is available in the Municipal Parking Garage on the corner of Eagle and Aurora and in the Naper Settlement visitor's lot on Porter Avenue and Webster Street. All proceeds benefit the Naperville Heritage Society.

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Friday, September 30
Sound Works
5-6 p.m.
German music 
Paloma  
6-10 p.m. 
Dressed in traditional lederhosen, Paloma has been entertaining crowds in the midwest for almost 40 years and performs a variety of classic and hit German songs.
Saturday, October 1
The Happy Wanderers
12:30- 2:30 p.m. 
As a German band that brings the fun to every show, The Happy Wanderers play traditional and not-so-traditional songs that keep audiences happy, engaged and entertained. 
Jimmy’s Bavarians
3-5 p.m.
A family-oriented Bavarian band, Jimmy’s Bavarians consists of some of Chicago’s best musicians and plays a spectrum of German music, from oompah favorites to the newest medleys.
Die Musikmeisters 
5:30-7:30 p.m.
Die Musikmeisters is a lively German band that keeps the audience dancing with a diverse repertoire of German polkas, waltzes and dance music as well as American swing and rock hits.
FreezeDried
8-10 p.m
As Chicago’s premier polka band, FreezeDried mixes traditional polka with a variety of modern music styles that transforms every audience member into a fan.
Time

Friday 5-10 pm
Saturday noon-10 pm
On Saturday, October 1, 2016, the Naper Settlement historic buildings will be open from noon - 4 pm only. Admission to Oktoberfest will apply ($15). 
 
Children's Activities (Saturday only from Noon-5 p.m.)
There will be a variety of hands on children's activities  and the Naper Settlement historic buildings will be open for touring along with the Harvard Playscape area.
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Purchase Advance Tickets: 
$12 adult; $8 youth (4-12 yrs)
Under 4 years old and Naper Settlement Members are free
(Online ticket sales for both Friday and Saturday tickets will end at noon on Thursday, September 29. Advance tickets at Naper Settlement will be sold until 4 pm on Thursday, September 29.) 

Day of Event (September 30 & October 1): 
$15 adult; $10 youth (4-12 yrs)
Under 4 years old and
Naper Settlement Members are free
Tickets will be available in the Naper
Settlement Visitor Center and at the door.
Purchase Membership Here
Saturday admission also includes touring of Naper Settlement. Because Oktoberfest is a Special Event, free admission for Naperville Residents does not apply.

*Rotarians get in FREE on Friday from 4-6 pm! Wear your pin!
Become a member today to get in free! 
Membership includes admission to all special events, including Civil War Days, Naper Nights, Oktoberfest and All Hallows Eve.
Volunteers Needed: 
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Visiting Naper Settlement from out of town?  Group rates are available at SpringHill Suites!

Questions about Oktoberfest? Email or call 630.420.6010 weekdays 8 AM-4 PM



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Weather:
 Oktoberfest will take place rain or shine! However, in the case of unsafe weather - lightning, tornado, etc. Naper Settlement will close the grounds. All events and prices are subject to change without notice. Special event rates may vary.

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