Q: What are the safety measures being taken for Blocktoberfest?
The Glenview Police Department will be providing extra layers of security by deploying additional officers in key locations. They will also be working with public works to provide crowd and traffic control support.

Q: What is the price of Blocktoberfest?
General admission is free.

Q: Will there be food and drink available for purchase?
There will be a wonderful variety of foods, soft drinks, beer and wine for sale.

Q: Are there any COVID-19 restrictions?
We support local and CDC guidance. Masks are not required.

Q: Do I need a wristband?
Only if you are consuming alcohol. Anyone purchasing tickets for beer and wine will need to show an ID and wear a wristband.

Q: Do you accept credit cards?
Credit cards and cash are accepted for food and beverage ticket purchases.

Q: Are kids allowed?
Of course! It’s Glenview after all. Children 18 and under are allowed at all times, except after 7pm in the VIP area. You won’t want to miss our great family fun area with loads of great activities: performances, games, crafts, face painting and balloon artists will be on hand from noon-4pm.

Q: What is included in VIP admission?
You can experience Blocktoberfest in style in our VIP space with premium views of the band, complimentary food and drinks (with a 1/2 liter Blocktoberfest mug), fast access to beverages, deluxe amenities, and Blocktoberfest merchandise. Plus! A photo op with “Prince” and his motorcycle! The price for VIP admission is $100 for adults and $20 for children if ordered in advance. Tickets are $125 on the day of the event.

Q: Can we go in and out of the fest grounds?
Yes, you will be able to enter and re-enter.

Q: Can we bring coolers?
Coolers and outside food and beverage are not permitted. Food and beverages are available for purchase.

Q: What if it rains?
The event is rain or shine unless there is dangerous weather.

Q: How do I get to Blocktoberfest?
We encourage people to take Metra, ride bikes, walk, or take a ride share to the festival.

Q: What Metra train should I take to Blocktoberfest?
The Metra Milwaukee District North Line train stopping at Downtown Glenview drops you steps away from the fest. https://metrarail.com/maps-schedules/train-lines/MD-N/stations/GLENVIEW

Q: Are bikes allowed in the fest?
Please park bikes by the Metra Train Station (see previous). Strollers and wagons are welcome in the fest. No bikes, rollerblades or scooters inside the fest please.

Q: Where can I park?
The Metra lot is open to the north and south of Glenview, RD. Parking will also be available after 6pm at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church (you can access the lot from Grove or Glenview Rd. but NOT from Church St).

Q: Is there handicapped parking in the area?
There are a number of handicap accessible parking spaces at the Metra lot on N. Harlem across from Jackman Park.

Q: Can I bring my dog to the festival?
We love fur babies, but only service dogs are allowed.

Q: Can I bring a folding chair?
No, we will have chairs available.

Q: How long will Glenview Rd. be closed?
Glenview Rd will be closed from 7 am to midnight. Follow posted detour signs.

Q: Can I get involved?
Yes! We are are still in need of some volunteers to help pull off a great event. You can see and sign-up for volunteer opportunities here: blocktoberfest@downtownglenview.org.

Q: Contact us:
For general inquiry contact us at  blocktoberfest@downtownglenview.org