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The Heritage Corridor Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) encompasses the communities and counties along the historic 97-mile Illinois and Michigan Canal National Heritage Corridor. The Heritage Corridor spans from the Chicago Portage Area just southwest of Chicago to LaSalle-Peru including the counties of Will, Grundy, LaSalle and Putnam. The region conveniently located along I-55 from Chicago to Joliet along I-80 west to LaSalle-Peru.

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Tangled Roots Oktoberfest at Starved Rock Lodge!

A celebration of Germany in Oglesby! On October 21st & 22nd, from 5pm - 7pm, and October 23rd, from 11:30am – 2:45pm, join the fun at Oktoberfest with some food, beer, wine and music! Here you’ll have a chance to sample German wine and beer.

New this year – Tangled Roots Brewing (Ottawa, IL) will be partnering up with Starved Rock Lodge & Conference Center with a bevy of Oktoberfest beers on tap! Also, enjoy a buffet of German foods and listen to authentic German music by the Duseldorfers German Band.

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Don’t miss the stein hoisting challenge! The event’s winner with the longest time for the stein-hoisting challenge will win a voucher for a free Sunday brunch for two! The winner with the best time for ALL Oktoberfest dinners will win a 3 foot Sam Adams stein. You can participate by signing up for the stein-hoisting challenge during the dinner.

Reservations are required for this event. Call 815-220-7386. $25.00 buffet only or $40.00 buffet/tastings/stein. When booking an overnight stay, Oktoberfest is NOT included in your stay.