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 Oktoberfest 2019

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Saturday, September 21, 2019: Inaugural Preview Party!  Live Music featuring Leslie & Notorious ~ Trivia hosted by Ken Kal, voice of the Red Wings ~ Join us at the Afterparty at Magee's in Eastern Market!

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Sunday, September 22, 2019: the 14th annual St. Joseph Oktoberfest

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10:30am Music Prelude & 11am Solemn High Orchestral Mass

12:30pm - 8:30pm festival hours.  Fun for the whole family!  

     Children’s Area – Face painting 1-4pm, games, pumpkin decorating

     Steinholding (register here), Vendors, Attic Treasures Tent, German Clothing Sale, Parish Information and Gifts

     German dinner, Sausages, Beer, and more


Under the Big Tent:

Siasswasser Tanzelmusi and G.T.E.V. Edelweiss Detroit

Notre Dame Preparatory Jazz Band

Billy and Fast Forward Entertainment

3rd Annual Steinholding Contest. “It’s the ultimate test of strength!” All men and women 21 and older are eligible. Registration fee includes regulation stein filled with Bavarian Beer. Names of the winners will be inscribed on The Steinly Cup!!  Register online here!  Women's Division 3:30pm & Men's Division 5:30pm.


Silent Auction


In the Church:

10:30am    Music Prelude with St. Joseph Cappella and Chamber Orchestra (Vivaldi's Magnificat)

11am     Solemn High Orchestral Mass (Mass in G - Franz Schubert; Locus Iste - Anton Bruckner, Ave Verum - W. A. Mozart; Hallelujah Chorus - Ludwig van Beethoven)

1:15pm and 4:15pm     Church Tours

3pm     Classical Music Concert featuring voice, flute, and organ

6pm     Vespers  


Free Festival Admission & Parking Attendants will guide you to free guarded parking.  Ample bike parking.



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