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Newspapers covering Hoffman Estates:

Platzkonzert Germanfest marks its 12th year

Post Date:08/19/2017 12:30 PM

Say "Wilkommen" to the 12th annual Platzkonzert Germanfest, taking place on Friday, Sept. 8 and Saturday Sept. 9 at the Hoffman Estates Village Green. This two-day celebration of German culture is a family favorite, with free entry, free entertainment and a free play area for the kids.

On Friday, Sept. 8, the fun begins at 5 p.m. with German food and Bavarian beers as The Musikmeisters blend traditional German tunes with rock favorites in the Oompah tent. The Village, in collaboration with the on-site Hoffman Estates Beer Garden, will offer a variety of Hofbräu products, including their seasonal Oktoberfest beer.

The festival runs all day on Saturday, Sept. 9, from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Visit the Oompah tent stage for entertainment from the Internationals, the Johnny Wagner Band, and the HOTT Productions Dancers. Enjoy bratwurst and German potato salad while touring the Audi of Hoffman Estates car display, and learn about German heritage at the library and farm exhibits.

Participate in the wiener eating, stein carrying, and the Mr. Lederhosen best legs contests! Bring the kids for free activities, including bounce houses and a climbing tower.

Close out the day by kicking back in the Oompah tent with the Mike Schneider Band, playing a mix of German music and popular hits. For a complete list of activities, times and site map, visit the Platzkonzert webpage.

Platzkonzert is hosted at the Virginia Mary Hayter Village Green, located at 5510 Prairie Stone Parkway, off Route 72 in the Prairie Stone Business Park (next to the Sears Centre Arena). Plenty of free parking and accessible parking is available, with transport down to the Green. Look for the signs off of Pratum Avenue

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