The Kiwanis Club of Yorkville will hold its second annual Yorktoberfest on Saturday, Oct. 5 from noon to 9 p.m. at Riverfront Park in downtown Yorkville.

The festival will feature food, beer, live music, and activities for the whole family. All are invited to join in the festivities of the traditional German celebration of Oktoberfest with a unique Yorkville twist. Festival activities and music performances are free for all ages.

This year’s musical lineup includes Miles Nielsen and the Rusted Hearts of Rockford, John D. Hale Band, and Yorkville’s very own Tim Gleason.

Yorktoberfest is presented by the Kiwanis Club of Yorkville, a chapter of the larger Kiwanis International Organization. The club aims to improve the world by making lasting differences in the lives of children. The club has partnered with the United City of Yorkville and the Yorkville Parks and Recreation Department for the second year.

Proceeds from the event will go to the Kiwanis Club of Yorkville Illinois Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. These proceeds will be used to fund scholarships for local students who have shown a commitment to serving others in within the community.

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