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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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Grab your Lederhosen - Ottawa Oktoberfest 2017

BEER! BRATS! MUSIC…and fun! Grab your Lederhosen and stop under the tent for Ottawa’s OKTOBERFEST, three days celebrating the fall harvest. Taste German treats, relax to the oom-pah-pah and dance the night away at their authentic beer garden. Commemorative beer stein and tasting tickets available.  Make sure to pop in the authentic Beer Garden, including Ottawa’s own Tangled Roots Brewing Company.

Friday night's headliner is Snap Shot.

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Snapshot plays at clubs and festivals throughout Northern Illinois including the Western Suburbs. They are an amalgam of classic rock dance music plus a little country.  It's the ultimate Party Band! 

Saturday's festivities conclude with a performance by The Rave

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The Boys are Back to rock the Ottawa Oktoberfest! This annual event is always a great time for family and friends to celebrate and enjoy this traditional fall harvest fest.

 

Click HERE to see the full list of activities and happenings at this year's Ottawa Oktoberfest!