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The Annual Kiwanis Yorktoberfest is happening at the downtown Yorkville Riverfront on Saturday, October 2 beginning at eleven in the morning and running though about 9:30 that night. The event was scaled back and moved to a private location last year because of the COVID-19 pandemic, but is returning this year to its full capacity.

Jason Pesola is with the Yorkville Kiwanis Chapter. He says this year's event has something for everyone and supports a good cause.

Pesola says proceeds from the event support youth scholarships. Last year's event raised about $5,000. Pesola says he's aiming for around $15,000 with the return of the public event.

Pesola says there will also be plenty of things for the kids to do.

Yorktoberfest also has full lineup of live music that starts at noon and runs through the end of the event. Acts include everything from German music, to pop and country, and tribute bands playing the hits of Mötley Crüe and Bon Jovi.

There will also be food vendors available all day. The event also features the annual Stein Holding Contest at five.