Two local Catholic schools prepare to host first-ever Oktoberfest in Jackson


JACKSON, TN (WNBJ) - St. Mary's Catholic Church and School and Sacred Heart of Jesus High School are partnering together to host their first annual Oktoberfest this Saturday from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m.


Both schools say the festival will immerse attendees into the German culture.


The Oktoberfest will be a fun-filled day the entire family can enjoy featuring musical performances and arts and crafts.


At 6 p.m. the event will shift to a more traditional German-style festival with a craft beer contest for home brewers.


Both schools are excited to bring a new event to the community so they get a taste of some German cuisine.


“It’s a German-inspired- event, we call it Oktoberfest Drafts and Crafts. We got craft vendors coming from Memphis and all over west Tennessee. We have German-type food brats, sauerkraut, German potato salad, pretzels,” said Suzanne Boyd, Dir. of Admission and Advancement at Sacred Heart of Jesus High School.


Craft brews will only be offered to attendees aged 21 and up. Tickets can be purchased on both schools' websites.


The proceeds of the event will support Catholic education in west Tennessee at St. Mary's School and Sacred Heart of Jesus High School.


Again, Oktoberfest will be happening this Saturday at St. Mary's Catholic Church and School from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m. located on 1665 U.S. Highway 45 Bypass in Jackson.

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