16 German Festivals In Illinois You Don’t Want To Miss This Fall

If you know anything about Illinois’ heritage, it should come as no surprise that German festivals are some of the most popular in the state. Locals look forward to these beer and food fairs every year, and fall is the perfect time for them.

If you love festivals, these are the 16 Oktoberfests you should attend in Illinois. Keep scrolling for dates and other details.

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Which of these German festivals is closest to your hometown? Share your experiences and photos with us!