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German Festival 2023

August 25 @ 6:00 pm - August 26 @ 9:00 pm

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German Fest 2023 is happening on Friday, August 25th – 6 PM to 9 PM & Saturday, August 26th – 12 PM to 9 PM.

Join us again this year in the tented-biergarten as we serve up delicious German food, imported German biers and German music and performers. Hit up our kaffee und kuchen area for home-made German desserts. Wander to shop at hand-crafted vendor booths. Bring the family and let the kids have fun in Kinderland where they participate in scavenger hunts, games and more around the festival including fun balloons and face painting. Kinderland is free to access for all kids attending the festival.

And, for the adults… participate in “Pronounce That German Word” every hour at the festival for fun prizes. Or, you can enter the stein-holding competition to win cash prizes, Just message us to arrange for your stein-holding competition entry!

Here are all the facts you’ll need to go:
When: Friday, August 25th from 6 PM to 9 PM & Saturday, August 26th from 12 PM to 9 PM
Where: Immanuel Lutheran Church, 154 Meadow Street, Bristol, CT
Parking: We’ll post more on parking as we get closer to the festival dates.

Festival Schedule:

5:30 PM – Pre-festival “tent service” for festival workers & early arrivals
6:00 PM – Mayor taps the keg with “first pour”
6:00 PM to 9:00 PM Biergarten Open! (food, brews, music all night)
Friday night menu:
Bratwurst, hotdogs, sauerkraut, “vesperplatte” traditional German snack board or platter containing selection of German meats, cheese, pickles, onion, bread & more (for one or to share), pretzels, German desserts, imported German brews, wine, water, soda, etc.

12:00 PM to 9:00 PM Biergarten Open! (food, brews, music all day)
12:00 PM to 6:00 PM Kinderland Open!
3:00 PM Stein-holding Competition
Saturday all-day menu:
Bratwurst, Hotdogs, roasted pork & gravy, sauerkraut, spätzle, potato pancakes (gluten-free), pretzels, Kaffee und Kuchen (Coffee and cake) imported German brews, Firefly Hollow Oktoberfest brew, wine, water, soda, etc.

A valid photo ID will be required to receive a security wristband – security wristbands will be provided to those 21 years and older for purchase of alcoholic beverages.

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Immanuel Lutheran Church
154 Meadow Street
Bristol, CT 06010 United States
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