Germanfest Celebrates Heritage, Community

Germanfest Celebrates Heritage, Community

It’s almost time for one of the largest German food festivals in Topeka.

“Alles schmeckt gut, in other words, it all tastes good,” said Father Tim Haberkorn.

Haberkorn says the event features German food, a carnival, games, bingo, an oral auction and much more.

“We have various activities planned, there’s different booths that are open, there will be polka bands, lots of good food and good times,” said Father Tim.

Germanfest kicks off with a 4 p.m. mass. Saturday, June 7th.

“And then right after that we have the opening of the food line and that will continue throughout the evening,” said Father Tim.

The food offered will be authentic, homemade German fare including sauerbraten, krautstrudels (a.k.a. bierocks), German potato salade, noodles and sage balls and dumpling with green beans and ham. There will also be fried chicken, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, rolls and a variety of desserts.

“It’s a lot of fun, it’s a great weekend,” said Father Tim. “It’s such a good celebration of heritage, faith, family and friendship.”

In additions to booths, food and auctions, there will be inflatables and a mini train for the little ones.

 Sunday, June 8th there will be an oral auction at 2 p.m. when they will also be drawing winners for various prizes. The Grand Prize winner will receive a 1930 Ford Street Rod. Other prizes include a laptop computer, 42″ flat screen TV, $250 Dillion’s gift card, $400 movie package and a stay at Great Wold Lodge.

The event will benefit the Sacred Heart-St. Joseph Parish, Holy Family Catholic School and Hayden Catholic School.

For more information and pictures of the 1930 Ford Street Rod, join the Germanfest Facebook Event Page.

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