Welcome to MayFest

Save the date! Saturday, May 11, 2024

One of the signature events you can find at Dick Brothers Brewery!

Second Saturday of May from 12:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Schedule of Events
  • 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. – Craft Brewery Showcase
  • 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. – Family Activities
  • 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. – Tunnel Tours ($10 / person)
  • 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. – Homebrew Competition (Brewers must register in advance – Attendees are $10/person
  • 1:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. – Live Music (Bands to be announced)

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Join Dick Brothers Brewery in partnership with Quincy Brewing Company for our second annual MayFest at 929 York St. in the heart of Quincy, IL.

The event continues a tradition of celebrating Quincy’s German Heritage and pays homage to the Brewery’s History. MayFest is a family-friendly sister event to Oktoberfest held in the fall with a focus on craft breweries and partnering with local organizations to bring a fun family activities throughout the day.

Mayfest (or Maifest in Germany) is the traditional German celebration of the arrival of spring. Mayfest is still celebrated throughout Germany with the maibaum (maypole) decorated to show off the history and crafts of the town. Mayfest, similar to Oktoberfest, has now become a popular celebration throughout the world.


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ACTIVITIES | Noon – 5:00 P.M.

🌸🎉 Willkommen to a wunderbar family-friendly extravaganza! 🎉🌸

Noon – 5:00 p.m.

At MayFest, we’re not just brewing up a storm—we’ve got a whole barrel of fun for the whole family! Join us at 929 York St. in Quincy, IL, for a day packed with activities that’ll have your little ones dancing the polka and grinning from ear to ear.

🎨 Arts Quincy: Let your creativity bloom with our Family Art Activity, where budding artists of all ages can create to their hearts’ content!

🚀 Quincy Children’s Museum: Prepare for hands-on interactive learning experiences that’ll spark curiosity and ignite imagination. Enjoy creative play, it’s education disguised as pure fun!

🪓 Quincy Axe Co: Who says axe throwing is just for grown-ups? The mobile axe throwing unit will be there along with safe and supervised Kids Axe Throwing, where pint-sized lumberjacks can test their skills and aim for bullseye glory!

📚 Quincy Public Library: Dive into a world of wonder with the Quincy Public Library, where storytelling, games, and activities await. Let your imagination take flight with books, crafts, and more!

🎯 Lawn Games: Step right up and try your hand at classic lawn games like Bags, Big Jenga, and Bocce Ball. It’s friendly competition, laughter, and outdoor fun for the whole family!

And hey, we haven’t forgotten about the grown-ups either! While the little ones are busy making memories, why not grab a pint from one of our craft beer vendors, tap your toes to the live music, or indulge in some tasty German-inspired treats? It’s a win-win for everyone!

So, pack up the family, grab your dirndls and lederhosen, and head on down to MayFest for a day of fun, laughter, and a whole lot of gemütlichkeit! Prost to family time done right! 🍻🌸 #FamilyFun #MayFestMagic #QuincyMayFest


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LIVE MUSIC | 1:00 P.M. – 9:30 P.M.

🎶🍻 Get ready to polka ’til you drop and dance the night away at MayFest’s grooviest event on main stage! 🍻🎶

From toe-tapping tunes to soulful melodies, our stage is set to serenade you with the best sounds this side of the Rhine. Check out our lineup of MayFest maestros guaranteed to keep the party going:

🎻 1:00 – 2:30 – Get ready for a harmonious hootenanny with the Second Stringers! These musical mavericks are ready to string you along for a wild ride of folk and fun.

🎷 3:00 – 5:00 – Brace yourself for a blast from the past with the Heidelberg Band! This toe-tapping troupe will have you waltzing and polka-ing like there’s no tomorrow.

🎸 5:30 – 7:00 – Let loose and rock out with Violet Hill! These rock ‘n’ roll renegades are here to shake things up and get the crowd jumping.

🎤 7:30 – 9:45 – Dance to groove with the Soul Experience Band! From Motown classics to modern hits, they’ll have you feeling the rhythm deep in your soul.

So grab your dancing shoes, raise a stein to good times, and join us for a musical extravaganza that’s guaranteed to have you shouting “Encore!” Prost to a night filled with MayFest magic and melodies! 🌸🎉 #LiveMusicMania #MayFestMagic #QuincyMayFest

Remember & Celebrate

Ed Foundation

This year’s event will also remember fellow craft beer enthusiast, Ed Simbol who passed away suddenly in 2022. Ed was a consultant for The Ratskeller bar in Quincy and was working to open his own concept inside the Dick Brothers Brewery Complex.

Ed was also an IL small business owner of Bigby’s Pour House (Addison & Rolling Meadows) and Ed’s Basement (St. Charles). Funds raised will go towards his foundation, which aims to lower financial barriers for starting and growing entrepreneurs.

Tunnel Tours

Back in the swampy days before refrigeration, beer had to be kept cool in underground cellar tunnels (unless you’re British and enjoy lukewarm beverages). And wouldn’t you know it, we have some perfectly preserved tunnels just waiting to be explored. But since we assume the idea of getting lost and wandering them forevermore isn’t exactly appealing, we’d love to give you a guided tour. Tickets are $10/person.

All participants must be at least eight years of age. No strollers allowed.

Please make sure your entire party is present at check-in.

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Homebrew Competition

We like beer. You like beer. Cheer on your favorite Home Brewers and their innovative beers! There are only 150 tickets available for this exclusive event and they are going to go quick, so get yours today. Tickets are $10/person.

Must be 21 to purchase and use tickets.

Please make sure your entire party is present at check-in.

Credit Card(Required)