Every Fall, This Church In Illinois Holds The Most Authentic Oktoberfest In The State

As leaves begin to change color and the air turns crisp and cool, the minds of St. Mary’s Catholic Church parishioners turn to… beer! That’s right, on one October weekend each fall, this Alton church holds one of the most authentic Oktoberfest celebrations in Illinois. So, don your dirndl, buckle your lederhosen, head to the River Bend, and hoist a stein of Paulaner. Prost!

Visit the church’s Oktoberfest website and Facebook page for more information on dates and times, as well as directions and event listings.

While you’re in the area, why not make a weekend of it and check out all there is to do in the state’s capital city of Springfield?

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Address: St. Mary's Catholic Church, 519 E 4th St, Alton, IL 62002, USA