Peoria’s German-American Central Society, in partnership with the Peoria Park District, has brought this great legacy to Peoria. For over 20 years, thousands of people from Peoria, surrounding communities, and around the world have attended Peoria’s Oktoberfest along the riverfront enjoying German culture, food, beer, and music.
Come and experience the magical world of the big tent where one leaves Peoria and enters Germany! Enjoy delicious food, the lively entertainment! A wide variety of refreshments—including German beers and wine. There are several children’s activities—especially the Lindenhof Puppet Theatre. Enjoy the German Heritage Tent with exhibits that highlight the German culture and heritage in Central Illinois and their important contributions to the city of Peoria.