LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) - The 7th annual "GermanFest" at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Lafayette is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 7 from 4:30 to 11 p.m.
Fr. Tim Alkire, pastor at St. Boniface, stopped by News 18 This Morning on Friday with a preview of what we can expect this year. Check out the video attached to this story to learn more.
The big attraction is always the food. In addition to the delicious German cuisine, Mexican food will also be available.
GermanFest will also fill the streets with live music. The band "Polka Boy" will be back to entertain crowds, along with other acts that will take the stage Saturday night. Admission is free but you'll pay for the food, beer and carnival rides. A $10,000 raffle will also be held. The festival is a fundraiser for the church, which started as a way to celebrate the parish's history. When the church began, it was made up of predominantly German immigrants.
The festival will be larger this year, taking up more city blocks. There will be more attractions as well. Also new this year, People's Brewing Company will debut a new beer specifically created for GermanFest. Advance concession tickets and tickets for wristbands can be purchased online at the St. Boniface GermanFest website.
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