Kiwanis hosting Yorktoberfest on Saturday

Kiwanis Club of Yorkville is hosting its first Yorktoberfest in partnership with the United City of Yorkville Parks and Recreation Department from noon to 11 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, at Riverfront Park, 301 East Hydraulic Avenue in downtown Yorkville.

The community and visitors from all around are invited to join in the festivities of the traditional German celebration of Oktoberfest with a special Yorkville twist.

Yorktoberfest will feature country music throughout the day, starting with DJ Suave Smooth from noon to three, followed by acoustic acts Tiffany Marie and Tim Gleason, and topped off with full band performances by Scott Marek Band, Les Richardson and country music up-and-comer Jackie Lee. 

Admission to the event is free, and there will be activities for the whole family all day, including pumpkin decorating, hayrides and line dance lessons. 

Yorktoberfest also will have a biergarten with a wide selection of domestic, craft and specialty beers, as well as a variety of food trucks.

Proceeds from the event will go to the Kiwanis Club of Yorkville Illinois Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation with the mission of completing service projects that improve the quality of life for children and families worldwide, especially for those children and families in Yorkville and Kendall County. Proceeds will be used to support those service projects and to fund scholarships that will be awarded to students who have shown a commitment to serving others and their community.

For information, visit, or on Facebook and Instagram @KiwanisYorktoberfest.

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