A fun, family tradition continues as Rotary’s Oktoberfest returns to The District and QuBA (Quincy Brewery Arts) in Quincy, Illinois with more to do, more to see, and TWO high-energy bands that’ll keep your toes tapping!
WHAT: 8th Annual Rotary Oktoberfest
WHEN: Saturday, September 30th, 2023 — Noon to 10pm
Why: Fundraiser for The Rotary Club of Quincy – all funds raised will be spent on major projects in Quincy
WHERE: Quincy IL’s German Historic District outside of QuBA’s Dick Brothers brewery. York Street between 9th and 10th streets.
Party in the strasse with thousands! York street between 9th and 10th will host beer trucks from the major local distributors offering dozens of domestic and German beers. In the buildings of the old Dick Brothers Brewery home brewers will have tastings, while literally thousands of people will tour the tunnels and caverns beneath the Brewery complex – and York street!
If you’re in the mood for a little (and we do mean little) exercise with your Oktoberfest, sign up for the not-so-grueling 0.2k Beer & Brat Dash! And throughout the day, music courtesy of Eddie Korosa, Jr. and his boys from Illinois and The Gentlemen will have you dancing in the street!
Brewery Tunnel and Cavern Tours
Tour the tunnels and caverns under QuBA’s (Quincy Brewery Arts) Dick Brothers Brewery.
- When: Saturday, September 30, 2023
- Time: Noon to 8pm
- Tickets available at Oktoberfest
- Unfortunately due to insurance requirements, children under 9 are not permitted on the tours
- Tours start every 15 minutes
Dancing, Live Music, & Activities
Hey, it’s a street party (Strassenfest)! We’ll have beer on tap from the major distributors offering dozens of brands of domestic and German beers.
- Brats and other delicious food cooked and served hot!
The Infamous 0.2K Beer & Brat Dash
Dash 200 meters while drinking a beer and eating a brat! A Quincy Rotary Oktoberfest ORIGINAL, this “grueling” 0.2k dash carves a track through York street with the help of Oktoberfesters. Interesting observation: the 3pm heat usually includes several highly competitive types who are out to win. By the 7pm heat, most participants are a bit more… relaxed.
- Heats at 3pm, 5pm, and 7pm
- $12 per person – All participants get a full cup of beer, a delicious brat, and the highly coveted 0.2k Beer & Brat Dash window sticker!
Craft Brew Tasting
Want to sample unique craft brews? Of course you do! Craft Beer Tasting at the Ratskeller from 3-6pm. Get 5 tastes for just $10!
Free admission. All proceeds benefit local Rotary Club Projects.
Take a look at past Oktoberfests… this could be you!