The open-air celebration offers German food, Berghoff's private-label Oktoberfest beer, and Bavarian polka performances by the Johnny Wagner Band. Carlyn Berghoff shares the recipe for the Berghoff's all-time most popular dessert, Apple Strudel.
Admission to the festival is free.
- Additional entertainment includes:
- Johnny Wagner Band: 11:45 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, September 14 through Friday, September 16
- Maggie Speaks: 5 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 14
- Sixteen Candles: 5 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 15
- Sorry for Parting: 5 to 9 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 16
The Berghoff will attempt to break the Midwest record for the longest brat and unveil a 45 foot brat on Thursday, September 15, between 3-4 pm. Bites of the brat will be sold as a fundraiser for Mercy Home for Boys & Girls.
Spot the Berghoff Brat! -- Herman der German the Berghoff's Mascot will hit the streets handing out mini-brats. "Spot" him for a chance to win a VIP party for five friends at the festival, gift certificates, and more. Follow him on Twitter @BerghoffBrat and friend him on Facebook/Berghoff Brat for clues to his next location, snap a picture, upload it your account, and tag him to be entered into the drawing.
Oktoberfest Raffle -- to benefit the Mercy Home for Boys & Girls featuring a luxury weekend vacation for two to Southern California sponsored by American Airlines, Strategic Hotels & Resorts, and Travel Center Tours.
Berghoff Catering & Restaurant Group
17 W. Adams