St. James Brats and Crafts Festival

Come join us for our 38th Brats and Crafts Festival Aug 5-7, 2022!

Let’s share food, fellowship, and fun! Our festival includes live polka-style music and dancing, authentic homemade German food, homemade desserts, a beer wagon, an arts and crafts fair, and children’s games. Profits from this event are distributed to local Central Ohio organizations.

Schedule of Events  August 5-7, 2022

Friday, August 5, 2022 from 4:00pm – 9:00pm

  • 4:00pm- Ken and Mary Tubo Accordians
  • 4:00pm-9:00pm Crafts
  • 4:00pm-9:00pm Food Service
  • 5:30-8:30 pm- Children’s Games
  • 6:00pm-8:00pm- The Balloon Guy
  • 6:30-9:00pm- Ken and Mary Turbo Accordians

Saturday, August 6, 2022 from 11:30am – 9:00pm

  • 11:30am- Ken and Mary Tubo Accordians
  • 11:30am-9:00pm Crafts
  • 11:30am-9:00pm Food Service
  • 12:30pm- The Fountain-Aires- Big Band Sound
  • 2:30pm- WPAFB Sauerkraut German Band
  • 3:00pm- Muffins vs Lutheran Strikers Old Time Base Ball Game
  • 4:30pm- Germania Haus Kapple
  • 5:30-8:30pm- Children’s Games
  • 6:00pm-8pm- The Balloon Guy
  • 6:00-8:00pm- Mat and Deb Emerick roving jugglers
  • 6:30-9:00pm- Ken and Mary Turbo Accordians

Sunday, August 7, 2022 from 11:30am – 4:00pm

  • 10:00am- Mat and Deb Emerick roving jugglers and Family Worship Service
  • 11:30am- Ken and Mary Tubo Accordians
  • 11:30am-4:00pm Crafts
  • 11:30am-4:00pm Food Service
  • 1:15pm- Columbus Maennerchor
  • 2:30pm- Traditional German Worship Service
  • 4:00pm- Festival closes- See you next year!

Come enjoy good food, fellowship, and fun!

The word “Brats” is in our festival name, so you know we will be featuring our secret recipe mild and spicy bratwurst! We will also have hot dogs and shredded chicken sandwiches.

We make our homemade German Potato Salad in the kitchen along with Red Cabbage, and Sauerkraut. We will have local Corn on the Cob too!

And for dessert- we have homemade Apple Dumplings and Made from Scratch Desserts- pies and cakes!

If you are thirsty, we will have plenty of bottled water and select Pepsi products on hand. Our beer wagon will feature a selection of Domestic and Craft Beer including Budweiser, Bud Light, Alaskan Amber, Michelob Amber Bock, and Michelob Ultra.

For more information, contact the church office at 614-878-5158.