Oktoberfest Review - 2012 Villa Park Oktoberfest

2012 Villa Park Oktoberfest

September 7 - 9, 2012
Lions Park, 320 E. Wildwood Ave, Villa Park, Illinois, United States Admission: Free

Overall: 48%
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Food:
Mostly carnival food, burgers, hot dogs, fried food, pizza

Beer:
  • Samuel Adams Octoberfest
  • MGD
  • Miller Lite
Entertainment:
  • Frank "K" Duo and Company
  • Infinity
  • The Sting Rays
  • American English
  • Finding Valor
  • Wombat Carnival

Frank K Duo and Company The Villa Park Oktoberfest is not one I recommend on this website and with good reason, it is not really an Oktoberfest. This year they did delight us with a great little polka band called Frank "K" Duo and Company. I have them listed as a local band for Illinois and they were a lot of fun despite the threat of rain (which thankfully didn't come). They played a number of popular polkas as well as polka versions of popular songs. Fran was having a great time wandering throughout the tables and talking to people between and during songs all while not skipping a beat. They were dressed up in traditional clothing and put on a great show.

As for food, beer and the rest, the Villa Park Oktoberfest is nothing more than a local carnival. They have a number of rides and carnival food. I had a 10" Italian sausage for $7 which was actually pretty good. To wash down the sausage I had a couple Samuel Adams Octoberfest's which were reasonable priced at $5 each.

The only reason I came out was to see Frank "K" and Company and it was well worth it. The other bands are good bands but not what I would expect for an Oktoberfest. If Villa Park has another good German act in their Oktoberfest next year I'll probably make it out. If you are looking for a simple carnival with cover bands this isn't bad but it is not an Oktoberfest.

Reviewed By: Scott Rzepka