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Oktoberfest Belleville

Oktoberfest is a celebration of Bavarian culture that dates back to the early 19th century. It has since been adopted by communities all over the world, including right here in Belleville. Our real estate agents are eager for the fun to begin again this September. 

Event Details

The 41st Annual Belleville Oktoberfest will take place on September 16th and 17th from 11 AM to 11 PM in the heart of downtown Belleville. During this time, certain streets will be closed to traffic and become pedestrian-only zones.

Parking is available in city parking lots near the festival site, but you will not be able to park on the roads being used for the event. Some seating is available at local restaurants and in green spaces and parking lots near our Belleville homes for sale, so be sure to arrive early to beat the crowds. 

Traditional Oktoberfest celebrations involve plenty of food and beer, and Belleville's version is no different. You'll find many vendors selling artisan beers and authentic German cuisine. Whether you want some schnitzel and sauerkraut or a simple hamburger, one of them is sure to have what you're looking for. 

Once you've had your fill, you can move on to the festival's other activities. Many local businesses and craftspeople operate booths at the event where you can shop, view service and product demonstrations, and enjoy exclusive discounts and promotions. If you bring young children with you, you can take them to the children's area for fun face painting, games, and other activities. The event space also features 3 stages that host live music performances throughout the day. This year's lineup includes performances by Up All Night, Blue Smoke, and the Well Hungarians, among many other groups. 

Guests are encouraged to walk around the area and take in the atmosphere while enjoying their treats. Just like in the old days, enjoying the festive mood is a major part of the event. 

Other Events

The Belleville Oktoberfest event always brings the city's community together, so it's no surprise that the festival also hosts some smaller events during its two-day run. 

Lovers of classic backyard games can take part in a cornhole tournament to test their dexterity and aiming skills. People who like a physical challenge can participate in the stein holding contest, a competition that challenges you to hold a stein of beer at arm's length for as long as possible. Car enthusiasts can attend the car show on the 17th, a highly anticipated local event with many gorgeous classic cars on display. 

All of these events have prizes for the top contenders to encourage some healthy competition. Some of them require you to register in advance, so be sure to check out the event's Facebook page for more details if you're interested in taking part in any of them. 

Belleville's Oktoberfest is just one of the many celebrations this city hosts every year. If you love small cities with plenty of heart, you'll fit right in here. Contact us today and let our expert agents help you find the right Belleville home to make your own. 

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