St. Pauls Church to Host Oktoberfest

St. Pauls Church to Host Oktoberfest

Saturday, September 21, from 5-10 P.M.

Celebrate heritage, host neighbors

What:  It’s Munich meets Chicago as St. Pauls hosts an Oktoberfest extravaganza in celebration of its German heritage on Saturday, September 21, 2013, from 5:00 to 10:00 P.M. Style of a traditional Chicago street festival with German beer, soft drinks, food, music and dancing. Orchard Street from Kemper Place to Fullerton Avenue will be closed for the event.

Admission is free; there is a charge for food and beverages. Event is family friendly. Open to the public.

Food and beverage include authentic German delicacies of bratwurst, sauerkraut, pretzels, German beer and wine, and root beer. Tickets are available in two locations onsite; cash only.

There will be children’s games including a bouncy house until 8 PM. Members of the Wiggleworms will perform at 6 p.m. Live music begins 8 p.m.

When: Saturday, September 21, 2013 5:00 – 10:00 P.M. at St. Pauls Church.


Where: St. Pauls Church, 2335 North Orchard Street, corner of Orchard and Fullerton in Lincoln Park. Orchard Street from Kemper Place to Fullerton Avenue will be closed for the event. In the case of inclement weather, the event will be held in the St. Pauls gymnasium.


Who:  St. Pauls United Church of Christ has a 170 year history in the city. St. Pauls is located at Orchard and Fullerton Avenues in Chicago. Founded in 1843, the church has operated continuously since that time in three locations. St. Pauls has been at its current site in Lincoln Park since 1896.


“We’ve always been proud of our German heritage, and Oktoberfest is the perfect way to share those traditions and hospitality with our neighbors and the Lincoln Park community,” said Ann Carstensen, chair of this year’s Oktoberfest celebration.


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