Wallingford Wurst Festival is an "Octoberfest" style end-of-summer celebration that takes place in September at St. Benedict School. Now in its 25th year, the festival started as a small fund-raiser for the school. Today the festival brings more than 10,000 visitors to the Wallingford neighborhood in one weekend. The Wurst Festival features rides, an array of delicious foods, games for kids of all ages, craft booths, homemade sweets, a book sale, a Biergarten and a raffle, plus live entertainment on an outdoor stage.
All these activities and there's no charge for admission. So come celebrate community in a family-friendly neighborhood environment, and meet your neighbors, alumni and friends you may not have seen in a while.
Did we mention food? Of course there's bratwurst and sauerkraut, but also grilled salmon, sweet corn, baked potatoes with all the trimmings, pasta, Caesar salad, burgers and a kid's lunch at booths and in our covered outdoor restaurant. At the indoor cafe, folks can enjoy beverages with a homemade desserts. Or swing upstairs to have a snack with your beer in the Biergarten.
Spend all day experiencing the thrills of our rides. Stroll around the grounds and see the finery of more than 60 craft vendors. Take a chance with a raffle ticket. Reminisce with the old photographs in the Alumni Room. Search the Book Shop for interesting titles. Check out the games in our Fun Zone, and maybe even take away a prize or two. Sit back and watch the musicians and dancers on the outdoor stage or stick around after 9 p.m. and dance to the band in the Biergarten. Check back here in September 2007 for the entertainment lineup.
Hours and Location
The festival is easy to find at North 48th Street at Wallingford Avenue North between Interstate 5 and Aurora Avenue North. The general hours are:
* Friday, 4:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. (Biergarten open until midnight).
* Saturday, 10:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. (Biergarten open until midnight).
Come join us! The “Wurst” has the BEST, in food, fun, and festivity for the entire family!
Official Website: http://www.stbens.net/wurstfest.shtml
Added by steveapel on September 6, 2007