Raue Center to Host Fourth Annual Rauetoberfest

Raue Center to Host Fourth Annual Rauetoberfest

Hold onto your lederhosen! Raue Center For The Arts is excited to announce the fourth annual Rauetoberfest! The traditional Oktoberfest celebration will be held from 2-10 p.m. on Saturday, September 9, 2017 at Beyond Stable Farms 11129 Illinois Rt. 176 in Woodstock, IL.

"For the past four years, this fun event has given Raue Center the opportunity to celebrate with the community and allowed everyone to feel Bavarian for the day. There will be traditional music, games, delicious food and libations," says Raue Center Board of Directors member, John Jacobsen. "We love seeing folks dressed in costume and dancing to the oompah sound of Die Musikmesiters. So, plan on heading out to Rauetoberfest on September 9. Prost!"

Celebrate Oktoberfest, Raue Center style! Rauetoberfest will feature great live music, fun activities, traditional German food, and of course, beer! Guests should be sure to bring their appetite, as the festival will feature delicious traditional German fare courtesy of the Public House.

Festivalgoers will also enjoy traditional German music performed live by German Oompah band, Die Musikmeisters, from 4-10 p.m. There will be something for everyone to enjoy at Rauetoberfest, with a special kinderfest featuring kid-friendly activities and a root bier garten open from 2-6 p.m.

Rauetoberfest is a wonderful opportunity to celebrate tradition, arts and culture. This special event helps to define Raue Center's mission of bringing the arts to the community by bringing traditional German food, music and activities into a festival setting that takes place in the heart of McHenry County.

Admission to Rauetoberfest is $5 at the gate. Admission for children ages 8 and under is FREE! Guests may also purchase an Express Pass in advance of the event for $20. The pass includes a pint glass with one free beer, express parking, a root beer mug, snacks, special seating, access to express beverage lines and other fun Rauetoberfest swag!

Call the Raue Center Box Office at 815.356.9212 to purchase your Express Pass while supplies last! Rauetoberfest is a cash only event. Please, plan accordingly. For more information about the event, visit rauecenter.org.

Raue Center is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to enriching the lives of all through the arts. For 16 years, they have provided quality programming - striving to make it pertinent, available and affordable to all. As a painstakingly restored, 1920s regional Showcase Theatre named for its benefactor-Lucile Raue-Raue Center has attracted the finest stars, Broadway shows, musicians and artists. Named on the League of Historic American Theatres, Raue Center is one of the finest examples of restored art and decor in the nation. The 750-seat theatre, located in historic downtown Crystal Lake, Ill., is a gathering place for our region's citizens and has become a true destination. For additional information, visit rauecenter.org, facebook.com/RaueCenter and twitter.com/RaueCenter.

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