Bratfest coming to Dunlap

Staff Writer
Woodford Times

On Aug. 7, the Harmonie-Concordia Singers of the Peoria German American Society will be hosting their annual Bratfest at Hickory Grove Park noon-8 p.m. Free admission and parking. 

Hickory Grove Park, 12503 Hickory Grove Rd., Dunlap is just north of Peoria. Take Route 40 (old Rt 88) North to Hickory Grove Rd.  Turn east and look for additional signs.   

Entertainment by:  Ratskeller Brummers, Lindenhof Echoes, and the Peoria Volkstaenzer.

Special Activities:

- Muscle Car, Hot Rod, Sports Cars, and Customized Motorcycle Cruis’n runs from noon to 5:00 pm

- Fine Arts and Craft Village featuring a variety of handmade items from local handicrafters.  The village is a new feature this year to add to the cultural aspect of our festivals.  Craft fairs, markets and craft guilds have a long history in Germany.  A German gift tent will be open offering a number of imported items from Germany for sale.

Other activities will include: soccer, folk dancing, Bingo, and a shooting tent.  Air gun shooters have the opportunity to earn prizes.  A newly refurbished playground is available for the kids.

Food to be served include Bratwurst, Roast Pig, Pork Loin, Heidelburgers, German Potato Salad, Sauerkraut, Red Cabbage, Bavarian Pretzels, Homemade ice cream and assorted deserts are also available.

Full dinners served until 6 p.m.  Sandwiches available afterwards.