St. Benedict Catholic School

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Wurst Festival

Friday, September 19 and Saturday, September 20, 2014

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.

Wurst FestivalAll 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.


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IMPORTANT REMINDERS (Wurst info for Parents - 2013)

Wurst Festival Family Baking Assignments for 2013


Wurst Festival 2013 - Entertainment Schedule:

Main Stage

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:

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The Great Wallingford Wurst Festival is the largest yearly gathering in Wallingford, and great opportunity for you to reach 10,000 people.

Download the Vendor Letter - 2014 [PDF]

Download the Vendor Contract - 2014 [PDF]

Food Handler's Permit Info

General Information for obtaining Food Handler Permits
To obtain a food handler permit on-line, go to

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Typical users take approximately 1 hour to take the course and test.
  4. 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.