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October Fest

Saturday, October 2 | 4:30-9P | Outdoors at 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.

*All activities will be held in an outdoor tented area, with the exception of the carnival rides.

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Event proceeds benefit the DuPage County Historical Museum Foundation.



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

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



  • Carnival Rides
  • Pumpkin Decorating
  • Face Painting
  • Crafts


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 Carey Moreland at cmoreland@wheatonparks.org or 630-510-4961.



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 activities will be held in an outdoor tented area, 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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PHOTO and VIDEO RELEASE: DuPage County Historical Museum, a facility of the Wheaton Park District, may take photographs and/or video of participants promoting Museum and Wheaton Park District programs, services, events, activities, and facilities in print, on websites and social media, etc. By participating in or attending any DuPage County Historical Museum (or Wheaton Park District) activities the participant (or parent/guardian of a minor participant) agrees to the use and distribution of his or her image (or image of a minor child/ward) in photographs, video recordings, and any other electronic reproductions of such activities for any purpose without inspection, compensation, or any other consideration now and in the future.
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