Friday, September 13 and Saturday, September 14, 2013
The Great Wallingford Wurst Festival is an "Octoberfest" style end-of-summer celebration that takes place in September at St. Benedict School. Now in its 30th year, the festival started as a small fundraiser 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, 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, Filipino food, 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.
We'd like to Thank this year's Sponsors:
Wurst Festival 2013 - Entertainment Schedule:
Friday – 4:00-4:45pm School of Rock Showcase
Friday – 5:15 - 6:pm Hopscotch Jazz Band
Friday – 6:30- 7:30pm Market Street Dixie Land Jazz Band
Friday – 8pm - 9pm Green Floyd
Saturday – 11-11:30am St Benedict’s Choir
Saturday – Noon - 1pm The Not-Its
Saturday – 1:30pm - 2pm Sunshine of Polynesia
Saturday – 2:30 – 3:30pm The Polka Service
Saturday – 4pm-4:45pm Nyamuziwa
Saturday – 5:15pm - 6:30pm Portage Bay Big Band
Saturday – 7pm to 8pm Junior on the Prowl
Saturday – 8:15pm to 9:15pm Blackjack Kerouac
Indoor Beer Garden
Friday AND Saturday– 9pm – Midnight
Friday - Dudley Manlove Quartet
Saturday - Folsom Prism
NO Cover! Beer, snacks and dancing! (21+ only)
The Great Wallingford Wurst Festival is located on the corner of Wallingford Ave. between 49th and 50th streets:
The Great Wallingford Wurst Festival is the largest yearly gathering in Wallingford, and great opportunity for you to reach 10,000 people.
Food Handler's Permit Info
General Information for obtaining Food Handler Permits
To obtain a food handler permit on-line, go to http://www.foodworkercard.wa.gov.
- You will be printing your card once you pass the test at the end of the online class, so make sure you have a working printer connected to your computer.
- The cost of the class and test is $10, payable with VISA, MasterCard or Discover card and debit cards with the VISA or MasterCard logo after you pass the test.
- Typical users take approximately 1 hour to take the course and test.
- Online training is available in English, Spanish, Korean, Russian, Mandarin, Cantonese, Vietnamese, Cambodian and Closed Caption.
A food handler permit is valid for 2 years. If you have a permit, make sure the expiration date is valid through the end of September 2013.