Rocktober Beerfest

Friday 5 – 10pm | Saturday 12 – 10pm | Sunday 12 – 10pm

October 7-9, 2016

West Loop | Randolph and Ogden


Purchase your ticket packages online! Click the link above.
General entry tickets can be purchased at the event for $10. 

The Basics ($20) 1 – Entry (for one day), 1 – Beer in 25 oz stein, 1 – 25 oz Stein, 1 – Pretzel
The Sampler ($30) 1 – Entry (for one day), 7 – 7oz Samples, 1 – Pretzel
The Taster ($40) 1 – Entry (for one day), 3 – Beers in 25 oz stein, 1 – 25 oz Stein, 1 – Pretzel, 1 – Brat


Beer lovers unite! Become America’s “Stein Hoister of the Year” and win a trip to the Samuel Adams Brewery in Boston. Competitors will be challenged with the mission of holding a one-liter stein of Sam Adam’s without bending their elbow or spilling. The event features the Samuel Adams Hops Slide, corn hole, costume contests and much more. Wear your finest lederhosen and dirndl and join StarEvents and Sam Adams at Rocktober Beerfest. Stein hoisting competitors can stop by the Samuel Adams tent Friday from 5-10P to hoist their steins! Championships will occur at 7P on Sunday.

RocktoberBeerfest embraces traditional theme of an authentic German Oktoberfest.

If you like to Oompah, come early to see the Die Musikmeisters, who will be performing German classics all three days. If Oompah isn’t your thing…no worries! Rocktober Beerfest will feature some of Chicago’s best bands, including 7th Heaven, The Boy Band, and Too White Crew.

Like costume contests? Put on your best Oktoberfest outfit and be apart of Rocktober Beerfest’s annual costume contest. The best costume will receive a $200 CASH prize Saturday at 7P!

It’s Rocktober, come on down and get yourself a tasty brew and brat! If you’re thirsty, we’ll be serving Samuel Adams Octoberfest, Boston Lager, Rebel IPA, Rebel Grapefruit IPA and other selections.


The Schedule

8:00PM Too White Crew
5:30PM Die Musikmeisters

8:00  PM The Boy Band Night
6:00  PM The Hair Band Night
4:00  PM Catfight
2:00  PM  Die Musikmeisters
12:00PM Die Musikmeisters

8:00  PM 7th Heaven
6:00  PM Modern Day Romeos
4:00  PM American English
2:00  PM  Die Musikmeisters
12:00PM Die Musikmeisters

The Live Music

3 days of live bands & musicians

Event Sponsors

Contact us for sponsorship opportunities

To sponsor Rocktober Beerfest, head over to our Sponsorship page

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West Loop


Randolph St. and Ogden Ave.


If you’re planning on taking a CTA train, your best option is the green or pink line. The Ashland stop will leave you a few blocks west of the event.


Looking to take the bus? CTA Bus #9, which runs along Ashland, will drop you near the event at its Washington Blvd. stop.



Sponsors, Vendors, Artists, Food, Merchants, Non-profits

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An artisan is a skilled manual worker who hand crafts items that may be functional or strictly decorative, including furniture, clothing, jewelry, household items, and tools.

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Restaurants, grocery stores and institutional food providers selling food and non-alcoholic beverages.

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A merchant is an entity who trades in commodities that he didn’t produce himself, in order to earn profit.

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Non Profit

Charitable organizations that re building awareness. Please provide proof of non profit certificate with your materials.

IMPORTANT INFO: If you are applying as an ARTISAN or MERCHANT vendor, please submit at least 2 pictures of your artwork and/ or goods. Applications without will be rejected.

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