13th Annual Oktoberfest
Friday, October 14 &
Saturday, October 15, 2016
The 13th Annual Oktoberfest is back bigger and better than ever. This year’s festival will be held on Friday October 14th 6pm to 11pm and Saturday, October 15th 12pm-11pm, bring the entire family out for some fall festival fun!
Friday night festivities are from 6pm-11pm and include arts, crafts and food vendors. The Sullivan Area Arts Council (SAARTS) will host Artoberfest at Cathrine’s Gallery Gifts & More. A highlight to the festival this year, The Oktoberfest Wine tasting at 5 West open 6pm-9pm. The Oktoberfest beer tent will be open Friday night from 6pm-11pm Ryan Ideus & the Feudin Hillbillies will rock the beer tent 8pm-11pm, you don’t want to miss this performance!
On Saturday at noon the smell of chili fills the air as the chili competition begins and the vendor booths open. The vendors this year include arts, crafts, jewelry, home décor, toys, cook books, games, cookies, funnel cakes, chili dogs, all the fair food you can imagine and so much more.
The Main Stage will offer entertainment all throughout the day and evening. All of the performances on the Hometown stage are free outdoor concerts. In addition to the free entertainment J’s Petspaw will host a pet contest, bring up your fuzzy friend and see you get best in show. Many more plans are in the works so stay tuned! A painting class will take place at the festival with Molly Foust, local artist. Watch out for Zombie’s as the Zombie 5K run finish line will be at the Oktoberfest Festival just in time for some chili!
There will be plenty of activities for the kids this year! The Kidz Zone will have inflatables Friday and Saturday starting at 5pm on Friday and Noon on Saturday. Kidz Zone will have bounce house, worm, rock climbing wall, slide and more! Arm bands are available for purchase at Cathrine’s Gallery at 7 West Jefferson or the SCED office at 112 W. Harrison St. Preorder arms bands are $10 and day of bands are $12. Moultrie County Mobile Farm will be on site Saturday 2pm to 4pm, bring up the youngsters to learn a little about farming in Moultrie County. New this year Sloan Implement Pedal Pull contest for the kiddos, sign up at 2:30pm and show your pulling skills at 3pm!
The official Chili judging begins at 4:30pm with local celebrity judges from the Sullivan area. The chili tasting opens at 5pm and people choice judging at 5:00pm-7:00pm. The cook-off winners and Artoberfest results will be announced at 7:30pm.
The beer tent is open for business on Saturday at 12pm and closes at 11pm. Brushville, playing today’s country starting at 8pm and closing the tent down at 11pm. You don’t want to miss any of these performances!
For more information and for any forms visit www.sullivanchamber.com or call 217-728-4223.
Schedule of Events
Friday, October 14th, 2016
6:00pm Vendors Booths Open, Artoberfest & Beer Tent Opens
6:00pm Inflatables & Rock Wall, kids maze-Kidz Korner opens
6:00pm-8:00pm Wine Tasting at 5 West
8:00pm-11:00pm Ryan Ideus & Feudin Hillbillys Perform under the beer tent
11:00pm Vendor Booths close/ Beer Tent Closes
Saturday, October 15th,2016
6am-10am Sullivan Fire Department Pancake and Sausage Breakfast at SFD
Noon Chili Cooking Begins, Vendor Booths Open, Kidz Corner opens!
12:00pm STAR Dance Studio performs on the Oktoberfest stage
1:00pm-2:00pm Registration for J’s Petspaw Pet Contest accepted at the beer tent
1:30-4:30 Greyhounds band play on the main stage
1:00pm Dance Station Of Bethany Performs On Main stage
2-4pm Moultrie County Mobile farm
2:00pm Pet Contest Judging begins on the Hometown Stage
2:30pm Pedal Pull Sign Ups (North Side of the square)
2:30pm Canvas Cafe starts on the Hometown Stage
2:30pm Sullivan Singers Jr. perform on the Oktoberfest Stage
2:45pm Sullivan Singers perform on the Oktoberfest Stage
3:00pm Sullivan High School Dance Team on the Oktoberfest Stage
3:00pm Pedal Pull Contest
3:00pm Artoberfest Painting Contest
4:30pm Judges Choice Tasting Begins on the Oktoberfest Stage & Best Booth Judging
5:00pm-7:00pm Chili Tasting Opens/People’s Choice Judging
5:00pm-8:00pm Wine Tasting at 5 West Lounge
5:00pm-8:00pm Jed Adams band plays on the Main Stage
7:30pm People’s Choice, Judge’s Choice Chili Cook-Off & Best Booth Winners Announced
Artoberfest Winners announced
8:30pm Brushville Performs under Beer Tent
11:00pm Festival is closed. See you next year!
Oktoberfest Canvas Cafe
Oktoberfest Chili Cooker Packet
Oktoberfest Vendor Forms