Oktoberfest at Saint John
Saturday, October 5, 2018
What to expect
Saint John started Oktoberfest 41 years ago as a church potluck. Now it is our largest yearly fundraiser with all proceeds going to local and worldwide missions. People come from all over for Oktoberfest knowing there will be great food, friends, beer, and experiences to be shared.
In addition to the food, there is also a Old World Bakery and Delicatessin, Saint John's Attic, Children's Activities, the Oktoberfest Quilt Raffle, and this year we will be accepting Arts and Craft Vendors.
We do accept credit and debit cards to purchase food tickets at the event. You will be charged a small processing fee to help cover the cost of being able to accept cards.
food and drink
Three types of food plates are sold at Oktoberfest. Tickets must be purchased at the ticket booth. You may use the ticket at the inside line (plates forhere) or the outside line (to go plates).
Activities include a bounce house, pumpkin decorating, sack races on the half hour, and the unveiling of our new young children's playground. Children's activities are free. This year we will be outside on the back side of the church. We do ask that you help supervise your children to help ensure their safety.
Old world bakery and delicatessen
Homemade German Breads, Potato Salad, Apple Strudels, Bratwurst, and German Mustard are for sale in our Old World Bakery and Delicatessen.
Breads and other sweet snacks are individually priced for a few dollars or less.
Large jars of homemade German Mustard are $7 each.
Small jars of homemade German Mustard are $4 each.
Frozen homemade Apple Strudels are $10 each.
A case of Bratwurst (2 packages of 15) is $34.
Oktoberfest quilt raffle
This "Stairway to Heaven Quilt" is sized to fit nicely on a queen or king size bed.
Raffle tickets are $2 each, available from any Kaffee Klatsch or church member, available via the church office on open days (Wed. & Thus., 9am to 1pm, email@example.com, 601-583-4898), and available on Oktoberfest day (Saturday, Oct. 5th) until the drawing time at 4pm.
saint johns attic
arts and craft vendors
Nearly every community festival in Hattiesburg includes arts and crafts vendors as a part of their event. We’ve set aside about eight 12'x12' spaces along the church sidewalk along Hardy Street for those who are selling arts and crafts that they have made themselves. In doing so, we’re trying to provide an outlet for a network of good, local folks whose items pair well with Oktoberfest.
If you know of a local arts or crafts person, we’d love for them to make application to participate in Oktoberfest at Saint John Hattiesburg. Cheryl Webb Emmons is coordinating the vendors.
The application form can be downloaded below. For more information or to return an application please contact the church office at 601.583.4898 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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