Are all the events tied together by a group?

No, they are independent events hosted by different groups, just brought together during one three day fun-filled weekend to top off the summer. 

What's a Volksmarch?

Volksmarch is German for "people's march". A volksmarch is a non-competitive fitness walk. Participants typically follow a 5K or 10K predetermined path or outdoor trail. Our volksmarch will wind along the senic banks of the Kishwaukee river as well as thru several areas of our communitee. Walkers can start anytime between 8:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. and are asked to finish by 2:00 p.m. It is not a race, but simply a fitness and pleasure walk. 

What is the timeline for all the events and how much do they cost?


There are events planned for each of the three days during the Volksfest Weekend. Here they are in a nutshell:

Friday, September 10th - Gates @ 6:00 p.m., Event 7:00 p.m until 10:00 p.m.

Lucha Libre wrestling

Saturday, September 11th from 8:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.

The fifth-annual Volksmarch winds its way along the banks of the Kishwaukee River and through several sections of Genoa. You may choose to participate in either the 5K or the 10K event, and may begin anytime between 8:00 a.m. and 11:00. We ask that you finish by 2:00 p.m. The cost for the Volksmarch is for general participation.

Saturday, September 11th from 2:00 p.m. until 7:30 p.m.

The Craft Beverage Event takes place in and around the Country Financial Big Top. The V.I.P. hour begins at 2:00 p.m. and is limited to the ticket purchasers. General Admission begins at 3:30 p.m. and the event runs until 7:30 p.m. General admission of $25.00 allows you entrance to the event and samples of beer and wine from more than 20 vendors. The $50.00 V.I.P. ticket allows you a seat at one of our tables, full-service catered appetizer. Reserve an entire V.I.P. table for only $350. This event is a 21-and-older event.

Buy individual General Admission or V.I.P. Tickets here


Sunday, September 12th from  8:30 a.m. until 11:00 a.m.

Boy Scouts Outdoor Breakfast. Boy Scout Breakfast Burritos, pastries, milk and juice, all cooked and served by our local scouting members.

Sunday, September 12th from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.

The Great Genoa Duck Race finishes off the long weekend along the banks of the Kishwaukee River. Adopt your ducks and cheer them on for a chance to win over $900 in prizes from the Chamber of Commerce. Enjoy more than 30 local vendors under the Country Companies BigTop, including local restarants and businesses. Enjoy the sounds of the G-K Jazz Band, local DJ Jake Wessner, a hula-hoop contest, jumpy houses and lots of other family fun. The event runs four hours, but make sure you're there for the start of the race at 1:00 p.m.

Who are the breweries and wineries that are participating?


The following breweries are scheduled to participate:

51st Ward

Prairie Street

 Brewing Company

Scorched Earth


Noon Whistle
Exit Strategy

Do you really have a FREE shuttle service for the Craft Beer festival?

Absolutely.  we will run a completely free shuttle service for Kingston and Genoa residents. We will bring you to the fest and get you home safely.​

Click here to see the map and times.

In addition, Prairie State Winery will participate.

Where can I buy tickets to the Craft Beverage Fest?  Buy Tickets Right Here!