Why do I need to buy a wrist band to drink beer?
There are several reasons. Saint Charles Oktoberfest is very concerned about underage drinking. For this reason, we require the purchase of a wristband to facilitate the purchase of alcohol for those patrons of age. If you are 21 or older, please present your ID at one of the ID booths and purchase a wrist band for $2. Patrons can be served more quickly if beer vendors only have to look for your bracelet. Lastly, there is no admission fee for Oktoberfest, nor does our festival receive $ from St. Charles City or county. Proceeds from wristband sales go toward providing YOU a fabulous OKTOBERFEST in the years to come.
Can I bring my dog?
If you are looking for a park to let your pooch run free, check out DuSable Park on the north side of St. Charles. See the website http://www.stcharlesparks.com/105/facilities/dusable-dog-park.php.
Why is it called Oktoberfest when it's in September?
The first Oktoberfest was held in October 1810 in Munich, Germany, in honor of the Bavarian Crown Prince Ludwig’s marriage to Princess Therese. The celebration lasted a full week. Over several years, the festival expanded to several weeks. Because Bavaria tends to get chilly in October, the festival was moved forward into September. To this day, Bavaria’s three week Oktoberfest begins in September and ends the first Sunday in October.
How can I become a vendor?
How can I become a sponsor?
How do I enter my Dachshund in the WIENER TAKES ALL race?
Where do I sign up to run the Saint Charles Oktoberfest 5K?
Can I enter my classic car in the Vintage Car Show?
Where do I park for Oktoberfest?
Where do I pick up VIP Tickets?
Bring your sales receipt and picture identification to pickup your VIP Tickets on Oktoberfest weekend at the Information Booth. The Information Booth will be located next to the Katy Depot in Frontier Park. See the PARK AND STAY page for a map. The Katy Depot is located approximately between parking areas 8 and 9. Information Booth will be open until 9 PM Friday and Saturday and 4 PM on Sunday.
Countdown to Oktoberfest!