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Immanuel Lutheran Annual German Festival

September 16, 2022 @ 6:00 pm - September 17, 2022 @ 9:00 pm

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When: Friday, September 16th from 6 PM to 9 PM & Saturday, September 17th from 12 PM to 9 PM

Where: Immanuel Lutheran Church, 154 Meadow Street, Bristol, CT

Parking: Available on West and Meadow Streets, in Dunn Funeral Home parking lot on West Street, as well as, at the parking lot across from the Police Station and City Hall on North Main Street (just a quick walk from the festival). A limited amount of handicapped parking is available in the Immanuel lot on the corner of Kelley and Meadow Streets, as well as in the small lot on West Street.

Festival Schedule:

Friday, September 16th 

5:30 PM – Pre-festival “tent service” for festival workers & early arrivers

5:45 PM – 130th Anniversary presentation by Mayor Caggiano

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, imported German brews, wine, water, soda, etc.


Saturday, September 17th 

12:00 PM to 9:00 PM Biergarten Open! (food, brews, music all day)

12:00 PM to 6:00 PM Kinderland Open!

1:00 PM H.S. Liederkranz Singers

2:30 PM  Live German Music from Alpine Squeeze!

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. 

For more information on this year’s German Festival please visit our event site. The German Festival is brought to the community by Immanuel Lutheran Church, a Non-Profit 501(c)(3).

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