A St. Ben’s Tradition since 1966!

A celebration of community in the tradition of St. Ben's German Roots!

True to the customs of the Bavarian festival, St. Benedict’s OktoberFest promises entertainment for the whole family, with music, food, beverages and carnival rides and games!

Cheerful toasts of “Zum Wohl” and shouts of “Prost!” will resonate through the parish courtyard once more as we celebrate our German roots with the 54th Annual OktoberFest October 4th through 6th.

Proceeds from the festival are utilized to benefit local outreach, programming, and fund church operations, restoration and other Parish initiatives.

Oktoberfest Hours

Friday, Oct 4:      3:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Saturday, Oct 5:  1:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Sunday, Oct 6:    1:00 PM – 7:00 PM 

It’s a great fun for the whole family festival!
Family event with German heritage
It brings the community together



St. Benedict Oktoberfest is at 2215 W. Irving Park Rd on the north side of Chicago.

The fest is in the enclosed parish courtyard. Enter on Irving Park Rd just west of the church.

The fest can be reached via CTA bus (#80 Irving Park, #49 Western or #50 Damen), and 4 blocks west of the Brown Line train Irving Park stop.

Thank you to our generous supporters!

OktoberFest Event Fans:

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OktoberFest In-Kind Donors:


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