Peoria CVB

German-American Central Society

  • 7601 N. Harker Dr.
  • Peoria, IL 61615

  • Contact Name: Jeffrey Pulfer
  • Title: Media and Publicity Manager
  • Phone: (309) 691-7484
  • Fax: (309) 266-8662
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A not-for-profit corporation founded to promote German culture in the Peoria Area through song, sport, food, drink and good fellowship. The Society sponsors Oktoberfest on the Riverfront in September, as well as Sommerfest, Volksfest, Bratfest and Schlachtfest at Hickory Grove Park in the summer months. For more information visit

Maifest – Sunday, May 1 The Lindenhof in Peoria

Sommerfest – Sunday, June 12 Hickory Grove, Dunlap, IL

Volksfest – Sunday, July 10 Hickory Grove, Dunlap, IL

Bratfest – Sunday, August 7 Hickory Grove, Dunlap, IL

Oktoberfest – Sept. 16/17/18 Peoria RiverFront

Schlachtfest Sunday, Oct. 2 Hickory Grove, Dunlap, IL

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