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St. John’s to Celebrate 30th Annual German Oktoberfest

Bryan ShupeCulture, Headlines

This year St. John the Apostle Church in Milford will celebrate its 30th Annual German Oktoberfest on Friday, October 6 from 6:00-10:00 pm and Saturday, October 7 from 12:00-10:00 pm. The event will be on the grounds of St. John’s Church located at 506 Seabury Avenue, Milford, DE. There is no entrance fee and plenty of free live entertainment.

In true Oktoberfest tradition, the festivities kick off on Friday evening with The Funsters playing from 6-10 pm. The ever-popular Oktoberfest international food court will be serving up their traditional German entrees, along with Italian, Spanish, Polish, Irish, good old hamburgers, hot dogs, French fries, Italian ice, funnel cake, and homemade baked desserts. For the adults, the very popular beer booth will be open.


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For kids, there will be games ranging from the inflatables such as the obstacle course and little fire engine to the climbing wall back. For children, there will be face painting, pumpkin painting a petting zoo, hay rides, little train rides, and the big fire truck rides.

Dave Betz and his German orchestra will entertain us on Saturday afternoon along with the Enzian (German) dancers and the McAleer School of Irish Dancing.  Following that exciting line-up at 4:00 pm, we will have Sean O’Reilly, singing in Sinatra style! To end the day from 6:00-10:00 pm will be one of our favorite bands, The Glass Onion.


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This Annual Oktoberfest is St. John’s and St. Bernadette’s (St. John’s mission church in Harrington) largest fundraiser of the year. There will be door prizes throughout the event and a raffle on Saturday evening. First prize – $1,000, 2nd prize – $500, and four prizes of $100 each.

St. John the Apostle/ St. Bernadette is a multi-ethnic Parish that has been providing for the spiritual needs of Catholics since 1910.  Today the church ministers to over 1,400 families and provides outreach to those in need in the greater Milford/Harrington area.

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