Oktoberfest Tasting Set for October 8

September 30, 2022

Autumn breezes and amazing views of the scenic Illinois River Valley make October one of the best months to visit Starved Rock Lodge. There are so many reasons to come to Starved Rock in the fall, but here’s another great one:  head to Veranda on Sunday, October 8 from 2 to 4 pm to enjoy tastings of this season’s Oktoberfest beers. Plus, the Duseldorfers Band will be playing the songs of Germany under the tall oak trees as colorful leaves flutter to the ground. The Chefs of Starved Rock Lodge have created two seasonal specials (available for purchase). The first is an Oktoberfest Sausage Platter which includes 3 different sausages, German potato salad and cabbage with apples.  Or, maybe you’d rather enjoy a large pretzel with beer cheese, pickles and local mustard. There’s no charge for the tastings of a variety of Oktoberfest Beers. A free Sam Adams stein comes with the purchase of an Oktoberfest Draft beer (while supplies last). Music will continue until 5pm on the Veranda.

The adjacent Back Door Lounge is also open for food and beverage service. The Main Dining Room is open from 8am to 3pm for breakfast and lunch then reopens from 5 to 9pm for dinner. The Saturday night Prime Rib Special is seasoned and freshly smoked in-house. Reservations are highly suggested for the Main Dining Room. Please call (815) 220-7321 in advance.

Pack a bag and spend the night. Book the Fall Splendor Package so you can enjoy an overnight stay for two in our historic Lodge, a bottle of Starved Rock Bubbly with two Starved Rock Lodge souvenir glasses and $15.00 breakfast voucher (one per reservation). This package is offered Thursday, September 22. 2022 through Tuesday December 20, 2022 (some restrictions apply).

Because Starved Rock Lodge is conveniently located and less than 90 minutes from the Chicago suburbs, Rockford or Bloomington, it’s the perfect destination for dream weddings, corporate teambuilding, family reunions and special occasions. Save the date for the 2023 Wedding Expo on Sunday, January 8, 2023. The Sales Team specializes in working with each bride and groom or corporate group to customize the menus, timeline and every detail of your event to make it a wonderful memory.

Book early for the Lodge’s annual Thanksgiving Buffet. Reservations and pre-payment are required The Great Hall will be decorated for Christmas so families can capture holiday photos. The Main Dining Room will feature fall décor through late November. This year’s New Year’s Eve Party theme is “Roll Out the Red Carpet.” Learn more about all the events and activities at www.starvedrocklodge.com. Or, feel free to call (815) 220-7386 for more information on holiday buffets, guided hikes, trolley tours and more.

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