-FAQs-

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

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 from some of your Glenview favorites.

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 are accepted for beer/wine ticket purchases. Food vendors may be cash only.

Q: Are kids allowed?
Of course! It’s Glenview after all. Children 18 and under are allowed at all times, except after 8pm 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 11am-3pm.

Q: What is included in VIP admission?
You’ll enjoy access to the covered VIP area, private seating with stage views, a Blocktoberfest collectible mug, 6 free drink tickets for wine, beer, hard seltzer, complimentary bottled water, dessert table, VIP bathrooms. Adults only from 8pm-close; children with a VIP ticket are welcome with VIP adult until 8pm. The price for VIP admission is $100 for adults and $20 for children.

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 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. We suggest ride share pick-ups on the east side at 1746 Glenview Rd. (Jimmy John’s) and to the west at 1880 Glenview Rd. or 980 Harlem Ave.

Q: What Metra train should I take to Blocktoberfest?
The Metra Milwaukee District North Line train stopping in 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 are welcome in the fest. No bikes, rollerblades or scooters, please.

Q: Where can I park?
The Metra lot is open to the north of and across from Jackman Park (1930 Prairie Street). 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 some chairs available.

Q: How long will Glenview Rd. be closed?
Glenview Rd will be closed from 7 am to approximately midnight. There will be access at Pine St. to the north of Glenview Rd. and to the south at River Dr. Businesses along Glenview Rd. will be open during normal business hours.

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.