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Celebrate Oktoberfest

September 29 @ 7:00 am - 6:00 pm

Willkommen zu “Henry Haus” – Welcome to the “Henry Haus”!  Your Plus 60 Club has arranged a special day trip on Wednesday, September 29, to celebrate Oktoberfest in Joliet, Illinois at the Jacob Henry Mansion Estate.

We will travel from the Quad Cities on a chartered Tri-State Travel deluxe motorcoach to Joliet with free parking and motorcoach boarding locations provided in Davenport (7:00 am) and Moline (7:45 am).  Upon arriving in Joliet at about 10:15 am, we will disembark for a self-guided tour of the Jacob Henry Mansion, built in 1873 and known for its Victorian charm as a National Landmark.  The Mansion’s first floor is handicap accessible, but the optional second floor areas require visitors to use stairs.

After touring the Mansion, we will be welcomed into the Gathering Hall for lunch, featuring German-style cuisine of pork roast, sauerkraut, potatoes, tossed garden salad, pretzel rolls with course brown mustard, coffee and tea.  Of course, a German lunch wouldn’t be complete without warm apple strudel for dessert!  And perhaps you’ll be tempted to wander over to the cash bar to purchase German beers and other beverages while enjoying lunch and the festivities.

After lunch, The Johnny Wagner Band, a household name in many German speaking communities, will entertain us in the hall. Specializing in traditional Bavarian, Austrian, and Slovenian styles of Polka Music, including Yodeling, performances on the Swiss Alphorn (a 15 foot long horn from the mountains of Switzerland), the Austrian cowbells, and clever audience participation that will have everyone singing, laughing and enjoying the sounds of a good Polka Band!

At the conclusion of the band’s performance, you’ll have time to explore the landscaped grounds, gardens and Old Central Church on the Estate before we depart at about 3:00 pm for our return trip arriving home by 6:00 pm.

The cost of the trip is $105 per person, includes all gratuities, and is non-refundable unless the destination venue cancels this event.  To register, Click HERE to view and print this trip’s registration form for completion and mailing to the Club with your check payment.  Registrations must be postmarked by Friday, August 20.

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September 29
7:00 am - 6:00 pm


Jacob Henry Mansion
20 S Eastern Ave
Joliet, IL 60433 United States
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