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October Fest

Saturday, October 2 | 4:30-9P | Central Athletic Complex*

Enjoy a family-friendly evening in downtown Wheaton, complete with live entertainment, food, beer garden and children’s area. Admission is free, but a suggested donation of $5 per person benefits the DuPage County Historical Museum Foundation.

*Event will be held in an outdoor tented area

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Event proceeds benefit the DuPage County Historical Museum Foundation.


Performing Bands


Johnny Wagner Trio | 4:30-6P
German Oktoberfest Polka Hits

Wurst Kase Scenario | 6:30-8:30P

Kid’s Activity Area


  • Carnival Rides
  • Pumpkin Decorating
  • Face Painting
  • Crafts

Food & Drinks

Beer Garden & Concessions:

Concessions will be available on-site courtesy of Gilbert’s Craft Sausages and Rainbow Cone.

Beer selection will include a variety of Oktoberfest beers:

  • Sam Adams Octoberfest
  • Leinenkugel Oktoberfest
  • Revolution Oktoberfest

Coors Light and wine will also be available.


Parking is available at:

Central Athletic Complex
500 S. Naperville Rd.

Willow Avenue Parking Garage
220 S. Cross St.

NOTE: Please be aware the Light the Torch Night Run 5K steps off at 6:30P during October Fest and will cause temporary street closures.


For sponsorship opportunities, please contact Margie Wilhelmi at mwilhelmi@wheatonparks.org or 630-510-4984.



Pets of any kind are not allowed within the event. This rule is strictly enforced and for the safety of the animals and patrons. If you require a service dog, please check in at the Information Booth located at the event entrance.


This is a rain or shine event and will only be canceled in the event of inclement weather that creates a safety concern. All areas will be tented, with the exception of the carnival rides. Any details related to cancellation will be communicated here as well as on our Facebook page.

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