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Event Information
The 12th Annual Oktoberfest will be held on September 24, 2016 at the Vernon Hills Metra Station, located on U.S. Route 45.

Free kids crafts, while supplies last.  Free pumpkins to paint, while supplies last,  The free hay ride is sponsored by the Vernon Hills Park District.  Pick up a free tree from the Park District while supplies last.

Food will be prepared and sold by your local nonprofit organization. Beer (Blue Moon and Miller), coffee, pop, and water will also be served.

7:00 PM - 10:00 PM UFC (Ultimate Freaking Cover Band)
Sound and Lights by R & R Sound Productions


  • 3 - 5:00 pm - Twist and Shout Balloonist   
  • 3:00 - Free pumpkins to paint  (while supplies last)
  • 3:00 - 5:00 pm - Face Painting sponsored by Tricoci University Beauty Culture
  • 3:00 - Free Kids Crafts (while supplies last)  
  • 4 - 10:00 pm - Free Hay Rides sponsored by the Vernon Hills Park District and Free trees
  • 3 - 7:00 pm - Record a Hits - Inflatable's
  • 5 - 6:00 Improv Playhouse
  • 5 - 7:00 pm - Hunter the Magician

Baton Rouge Fund Raiser

The Village Board recently announced plans to hold a fundraiser for the victims of the recent flooding in Louisiana. As you know, the sudden torrential rains and subsequent flooding impacted more than 100,000 homes and has devastated the areas in and around the Baton Rouge region. The American Red Cross and other non-profits such as the Baton Rouge Foundation have responded by introducing fundraising efforts specifically for this natural disaster.

Now in it’s 12th year, Oktoberfest has provided donations to local charities who participated in the event. In response to this disaster and in recognition of the upcoming Oktoberfest on September 24, the Village created a campaign to solicit donations prior to and at the event for flood relief.

To that end, the Village created a fundraising page located here:

Donations will go to the Baton Rouge Foundation, ( that will direct charitable donations to other non-profit organizations throughout the region. To entice residents and businesses to contribute, the Village will match donations on a $1 to $1 basis up to $5,000.

Cultural Partners
Thank you to the Vernon Hills Cultural Partners listed below.