The most ‘wunderbar’ time of the year

Father Tim Alkire talks to News 18 This Morning about GermanFest

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) – It’s the most “wunderbar” time of the year. GermanFest, one of Greater Lafayette’s fastest growing family-friendly festivals, is Saturday, Sept. 6.

It’s the ninth year for the event, and as Father Tim Alkire put it when he appeared on News 18 This Morning, it’s a way for St. Boniface to celebrate its German heritage.

“The parish is originally German founded,” Alkire said. “With a German background, it’s important for us to celebrate our heritage as well.”

This year, Father Alkire said there will be a VIP section. “If people don’t want to stand in line for brats, they can go the VIP tent. It’s $30 to get in. You have your food and beer brought to you. [There are] even air conditioned restrooms. You can’t beat that.”

While the adults can nosh and sip on German grub and beer, there’s plenty for kids to do as well including a giant swing, laser tag, candy roulette and more.

GermanFest is Saturday, Sept. 6 from 4:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. surrounding St. Boniface Church. The church is off of N. Ninth Street in between North and Ferry streets in downtown Lafayette.

There is no cost to get in, but food and beverage items will cost a fee. Entrance to the VIP area costs $30.

Raffle tickets for a $10,000 prize will be sold at GermanFest. The drawing will be held at 10 p.m. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language, off topic, or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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