Welcome to Manteno!
The Manteno Chamber of Commerce hosts its 16th Annual Manteno Oktoberfest, ‘Manteno Mardi Gras’, September 26-29 in downtown Manteno. Basham’s has been named our 2013 title sponsor and you will be able to see live performances throughout the entire Oktoberfest weekend of the many martial arts styles practiced in their facility.
Join us for the first ever Bike Night sponsored by Phantom Harley. Main Street Manteno will become home to the area’s most premier bikes. Be sure to bring the kids out to enjoy the exciting midway of carnival rides Thursday-Sunday. While the kids are running around the carnival, enjoy a wide variety of food items from our culinary vendors. We have everything from greek chicken pitas to grilled brats--we have something for everyone!
Kankakee County’s premier Lighted Parade will makes its way through the streets of Manteno on Saturday, Sept. 28 with over 100 entries including Manteno’s Citizens of the Year, Manteno Chamber of Commerce's Businessperson of the Year and many spectacular lighted floats. Oktoberfest’s original Pet Parade features pet’s such ponies, llamas, snakes and dogs of all breeds. Come out and see for yourself!
Musical entertainment on this year’s Main Stage includes, "Righteous Hillbillies", "Maggie Speaks” and “Ear Candy”. Oktoberfest’s Family Stage features a two nights of our Showcase of Bands, a Strongman performance. New this year, a kid’s craft and game section as well as a Prairie Rock Foot and Ankle Clinic’s 1st Annual Grass Volleyball Tournament sure to feature great competitive volleyball! Come on out and watch or go online to submit your team's registration form today.
Did we mention that we have a Bean Bag Tournament? Come out and join the competition on Thursday evening and Sunday. Watch our very own Chicago Bears Sunday at 12pm in the beer tent as they take on the Detroit Lions at our WVLI/WKAV/WIVR Bears Tailgate Party! Binge on those famous wings at Buffalo Wild Wings Wing Eating Contest on Sunday. Other events not to miss are the 12th Annual Lawnmower Poker Run, our annual car show, a captivating KVTA performance, Dance Alive! Dance Studio and their team of energetic dancers and the Manteno Garage Sale Days.
The Manteno Oktoberfest Annual Scarecrow Contest will be open to all professional organizations and residents of Manteno. Each scarecrow will be displayed throughout Manteno. Please take time to decorate your scarecrow to compliment the theme of this year’s Oktoberfest.