Weekend Update: Germanfest & Country Fair

Germanfest

Lafayette-West Lafayette Weekend Update! Looking for a fun Indiana weekend getaway? Or do you live in this area and are looking for entertainment close by? Check out the endless possibilities for fun events happening this upcoming weekend in or near Lafayette-West Lafayette, Indiana.

Schnitzel beef sandwiches, rollbraten pork sandwiches, beef goulach with buttered noodles, potato pancakes, homemade lentil soup, brats and more! Where can all of this be found along with a performance by the Polka Boys, a beer stein holding contest, casino games and more? St. Boniface Germanfest! This Saturday, September 8, join the German revelers as we dance, eat and make merry downtown Lafayette! Please note you may not be German in ethnicity, but you can be one in spirit as the celebration rocks and rolls! The event is $5 per person and those 21 and under are free. Germanfest is taking place from 4:30 to 11pm.

The County Fair is back at The Farm at Prophetstown on Saturday, September 8. Join in an exciting day on The Farm! Enjoy great music, food, games, vendors, demonstrations, antique tractors, the Gibson Farmhouse, and the Battle Ground Saddle Club will be on hand to show off different horse breeds! Enter their Pie Eating Contest at 12:00pm. Yum!  The event cost $5 per car, plus park admission and is taking place from 10am to 4pm.

For more information about these events and other events happening this weekend in Lafayette-West Lafayette, check out our website at HomeOfPurdue.com.

Weekend Update: Germanfest & Tippecanoe & Bluegrass Too! Festival

Germanfest

Germanfest

Festival Weekend Update! Looking for a fun Indiana weekend getaway? Or do you live in this area and are looking for entertainment close by? Check out the endless possibilities for fun events happening this upcoming weekend in Lafayette-West Lafayette, Indiana.

Schnitzel beef sandwiches, rollbraten pork sandwiches, beef goulach with buttered noodles, potato pancakes, homemade lentil soup, brats and more! Where can all of this be found along with a performance by the Polka Boys, a beer stein holding contest, casino games and more? St. Boniface Germanfest! This Saturday, September 9, join the German revelers as we dance, eat and make merry downtown Lafayette! Please note you may not be German in ethnicity, but you can be one in spirit as the celebration rocks and rolls!

Tippecanoe & Bluegrass Too! Festival

Tippecanoe & Bluegrass Too! Festival

So much fun is happening this Saturday! Bring the family out to Exploration Acres for their Tippecanoe & Bluegrass Too! festival.  From10am-10pm rock out to music featuring: Bahler’s Golden Age Band, Battleground Bluegrass Band, Borrowed Tyme, Branded Bluegrass, and Cornfields & Crossroads. Bring your own lawn chairs as you enjoy this outdoor event in the woods. (Note: if rain, the event will be moved to the barn.) Craft beer and concessions will be available.

For more information about these events and other special “happenings” in Lafayette-West Lafayette, check out our website at www.HomeOfPurdue.com.

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Brats, Sourkraut, beef goulash, potato pancakes! Where? St. Boniface German Fest September 12!

2Brats, Sourkraut, beef goulash, potato pancakes, potato salad, pretzels, lederhosen, Polka Music and more, are we in Germany? No, not today, we are just dreaming of the St. Boniface German Fest!

St. Boniface was founded in 1853 to serve the needs of the German speaking Catholics in the Lafayette area. On this day they celebrate that heritage once a year with their German Fest! Come on out and enjoy the festivities! This family friendly event has free admission so you can sing along and dance to the great polka music all night long. Visitors do have to buy tickets for food and kid’s rides.3 You can enjoy foods such as beef goulash with buttered noodles, Rollbraten pork sandwich, schnitzel beef sandwich, potato pancakes and chicken tenders, homemade lentil soup, brats, pretzel with cheese and don’t forget the German potato salad! For those 21 and over you can also partake in the beer and wine, what kind of German Fest would it be with out beer? For those who prefer non-alcoholic drinks there is also soda, water, Igloo Fruit Drink and Triple XXX Route Beer available. Don’t miss out on the desserts at the Mama Ines Bakery booth too!

111The kids will be occupied for hours with all the activities available too! Rides and activities available are: a moonwalk, a 26 foot high jumbo slide, laser tag, Ferris wheel, giant swing, merry go round, jousting, rock climbing wall, rope-a-phobia, giant slide, candy roulette, face painting, and more! Wristbands that provide unlimited play beginning at 4:30pm are available at any ticket booth so the kids can play all night long.

14This year’s German Fest will take place Saturday, September 12, 2015 from 4-11pm at St. Boniface Catholic Church.  Plan to check it out! We are sure you will have fun, or at very least get some good food! Wir sehen uns! (See you there!)

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Weekend Update: Germanfest & Friends and Family Day at Purdue Black Cultural Center

Germanfest

Germanfest

Weekend Update! Looking for a fun Indiana weekend getaway? Or do you live in this area and are looking for entertainment close by? Check out the endless possibilities for fun events happening this upcoming weekend in Lafayette-West Lafayette, Indiana.

Schnitzel beef sandwiches, rollbraten pork sandwiches, beef goulach with buttered noodles, potato pancakes, homemade lentil soup, brats and more! Where can all of this be found along with a performance by the Polka Boys, a beer stein holding contest, casino games and more? St. Boniface Germanfest! This Saturday, September 6, join the German revelers as we dance, eat and make merry downtown Lafayette! Please note you may not be German in ethnicity, but you can be one in spirit as the celebration rocks and rolls!

More music can be found during the “Friends and Family Day” at the Purdue Black Cultural Center on Saturday, September 6. Bacchanal Steel Band will bring the sounds of the Caribbean to the Purdue Black Cultural Center. Participate in “hands on” exploration of traditional carnival dance, mask making, music and storytelling. The only requirement for guests; make sure you bring your creativity and imagination to participate!

For more information about these events and other special “happenings” in Lafayette-West Lafayette, check out our website at www.HomeOfPurdue.com.

Weekend Update! Germanfest & Civic Theatre Presents: “Still Kicking”

Germanfest

Germanfest

Weekend Update! Looking for a fun Indiana weekend getaway? Or do you live in this area and are looking for entertainment close by? Check out the endless possibilities for fun events happening this upcoming weekend in Lafayette-West Lafayette, Indiana.

Looking for a family fun event where admission is FREE?!  We are excited to announce St. Boniface Germanfest is back again this year on Saturday, September 7, to entertain the masses with great entertainment, food and fun!  Make sure you wear comfortable shoes to dance the night away as the Indianapolis band, PolkaBoy, will be performing.  If you have never seen them perform, be forewarned you will delighted by their fast tempo, polka music which fills the night air with beautiful, light hearted notes.  (You may catch a glimpse of me as I twirl on by on the dance floor!  PolkaBoy’s is one of my favorite bands, and nothing can keep me off the dance floor!).  In addition to the fabulous music, experience authentic German food and wash it down in the beer and wine tents. A special children’s area with carnival rides like a ferris wheel and merry-go-round makes Germanfest fun for all ages!

In the mood for a theatrical performance this weekend?  This Friday, Saturday and Sunday, the Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette Presents: “Still Kicking”.  This two-act comedy with dramatic moments will have you laughing in your seats, and then straightening up as drama unfolds.  The show highlights the story of Lily, a troubled teen, and her time “volunteering” at a local retirement community.  Through her time with the “residents” she develops a deeper understanding of life, people and herself.

For more information about these events and other special “happenings” in Lafayette-West Lafayette, check out our website at www.HomeOfPurdue.com

River City Grapes & Hops Fest & St. Boniface German Fest

Weekend Update!  Looking for a fun Indiana weekend getaway?  Or do you live in this area and are looking for entertainment close by?  Check out the endless possibilities for fun and relaxation happening this upcoming weekend in Lafayette-West Lafayette, Indiana.

Moses Fowler House

This Saturday, September 8, join in the merriment at the “River City Grapes & Hops Fest” taking place in Lafayette.  Visitors can taste products from local breweries and wineries on the grounds of the beautiful Moses Fowler House. There will be music and food along with local hobby groups sharing their interest and passion for home brewing and wine making along with other experts. You can roam the interior of the historic Moses Fowler House to see displays on some of the early Lafayette breweries which will include artifacts from the Tippecanoe County Historical Association’s permanent collection and private collectors. An auction will also be held providing an opportunity to purchase wine and brew themed items. A main highlight of the auction will be an original painting by Hilary Eddy on a growler bottle.

After your afternoon of wine and beer tasting, visitors can head over to the “St. Boniface German Fest.” It will be an evening of fun for the entire family!  There will be German food, soft drinks, deserts, beer tents, a wine garden, amusement rides, a casino, and more. A 12 piece band from Indianapolis, the famous “Polkaboy,” will be playing a wide range of music.  Is anyone as big of a fan as I am of this band?  “Polkaboy” is a band that literally make you want to jump up from your seat and dance and sing all night long.  They are funny and make your heart light with merriment.  Do not miss a night of amazing food and dancing at the “St. Boniface German Fest.”

For more information about these events and other special “happenings” in Lafayette-West Lafayette, check out our website at www.HomeOfPurdue.com