The Topeka Germanfest is a tradition in Topeka Kansas that celebrates the German heritage and community of the Sacred Heart – St Joseph Parish. All funds generated go to the general church fund and help support the K-6th grade students at the Holy Family Catholic School, Hayden High School, and the local community. The entire event is run by over 300+ volunteers and attracts over 25,000 attendees over a 2-day period. The Germanfest is advertised on TV, Radio, and Social media, and attendees come from other towns and cities near, and far to take part in the Food, Drink, and festivities. It celebrates the culture, fellowship, and food of our Sacred Heart – St Joseph community. We will have various sponsorship packages available.
Saturday, June 3, 2023
4 pm Outdoor Holy Mass, in German (Heilige Messe im freien, auf Deutsch)
5 pm German Food Line, Bier Garten, and Snack Bar
Authentic, homemade German Sausage, Bratwurst, Krautstrudel,
Dumplings w/Green Beans and Ham, Noodles & Sage Balls, Sauerkraut,
German Coleslaw, German Potato Salad, Grebble, and other delicious desserts
Bazaar: Silent Auction, Jewelry Booth, Basket Booth
T-Shirts and Souvenirs, Pull Tabs, and more!
5-9 pm Children’s Inflatables, Bouncy House, Mini-Train
Clowning w/twisted balloons
5:30 – 8 pm Silent Auction
7-11 pm The Chardon Polka Band
11 pm Bier Garten closed, Germanfest closes for Saturday night
Sunday, June 4, 2023
8 am Indoor Mass at St. Joseph Church (only one Mass on Germanfest Sunday)
10 am German Food Line, Bier Garten, and Snack Bar
10 am-3 pm Games: Fish Pond, Duck Pond, Pop Toss, Toy Booth, Potty Toss, Lolly Pops,
Basketball Throw, Goblet Toss, Plinko, Cake Walk, Treasure Chest, Horse Race
Children’s Inflatables, Bouncy House, Mini-Train
Clowning w/twisted balloons
Bazaar: Jewelry Booth, Silent Auction,
Basket Booth, T-shirts and Souvenirs, Ice Cream, Pull Tabs, and more!
***German Food*** Food Line in the Die KirchenKeller (church hall) offers delicious, homemade German fare, including Sauerbraten, Pork & Sauerkraut, German Sausage, Knockwurst, Krautstrudel, Noodles & Sage Balls, German Potato Salad, Sauerkraut,
German Coleslaw, and Grebble. Also serving delicious Fried Chicken, Mashed Potatoes & Gravy, Green Beans, Rolls, and delectable desserts!
10:30 am-1 pm Silent Auction
10:30 am-1:30 pm The Chardon Polka Band
11 am-2 pm Bingo – great prizes!
2 pm Oral Auction – The Highlight of Germanfest
Bid on quality items donated by friends of Sacred Heart-St Joseph Parish
$10,000. Cash Drawing — $10 donation per ticket
- One $10,000 winner. Cash prize. The winner is responsible for applicable taxes/fees associated with winning.
$1,000.Cash Drawings — $1 donation per ticket
Three $1,000 winners. Cash prize. Winners are responsible for applicable taxes/fees associated with winning.
• Drawing tickets available at Germanfest, church bulletin stands, or Sacred Heart-St. Joseph Rectory
• Cash Prize Drawings during the Oral Auction
• Check us out on Facebook: Sacred Heart-St Joseph Germanfest
• Invite your friends to the Facebook Event: Germanfest 2023
• Join us on Instagram, Snapchat, and Twitter @Germanfest_shsj
• Flyers, links, and information to share: SacredHeartStJosephCatholic.org
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