Oktoberfest in Chicago is kind of a big deal. If you had any doubt about the influence the city's German population has on our culture that goes out the window every fall. Of course, it could also be that we just love beer. (We do.) And sausages. (Those, too.)

Even though many of the Oktoberfest celebrations have come and gone, there are still plenty of steins to lift and schnitzel to schnoozle. Check out the events below - Prost! 

Oktoberfest at Hofbräuhaus Chicago

Through October 29

Festivities include authentic Bavarian entertainment, freshly brewed "Oktoberfestbier," daily food specials and celebrity keg tapping ceremonies.  Hofbräuhaus, 5500 Park Place, Rosemont, More information

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St. Benedict's OktoberFest

September 28 - October 1

As one of Chicago’s longest-running free family fall classics, St. Ben’s has been honoring the spirit of the Bavarian Oktoberfest since 1966. St. Benedict Parish, 2215 W Irving Park Rd

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Naper Settlement Oktoberfest

October 6 - 8

Under the large heated tent, enjoy live musical entertainment ranging from classic German Oompa music to classic rock, along with German beer and cuisine. Visit on Saturday afternoon for kids activities and a tour of Naper Settlement. Naper Settlement, 523 S Webster, Naperville

Berghoff's Oktoberfest

Through October 7

Enjoy live music from 4:30pm to 7:30pm Wednesday through Friday, family style dining, and genuine liter steins, served by staff dressed in customary German lederhosen and dirndles. Berghoff, 17 W Adams St

Lynfred Winery Oktoberfest

September 30 & October 1

This festival is two days of German sing-a-longs, grape spitting, grape stomping and cork tossing. Pair your Oktoberfest wine with traditional favorites like bratwurst and sauerkraut, and don't miss the sweet corn dipped in garlic oil. Lynfred Winery, 15 S Roselle Rd, Roselle

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Oktoberfest Chicago

September 29 - October 1

This is one of the most popular Oktoberfest celebrations, featuring live music and craft beer tastings on Friday and Saturday evenings. St. Alphonsus, Southport & Lincoln Ave

Stammtisch Open Haus - Oktoberfest

October 20

Cap off your Oktoberfest season at the best fest in town, featuring Paloma Band Chicago, free admission and authentic German food and drinks. Dank Haus German American Cultural Center, 4740 N Western Ave

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