Saturday Oktober 1st - Oktoberfest 2022

Live Music from 12 to 9pm! Dancing 4:30 to 9!
Games and Craft Show from 11am to 6pm!
Authentic German Food and Beer! Craft Fair!

Martin Luther
Reserve Oktober 1st for a festive day of celebration as Trinity hosts its Eighteenth Annual Oktoberfest. The Schedule of Events features the Classic City German Polka Band from Athens, GA, (a 22 piece brass/woodwind band) Dynamic Range playing Bluegrass, Gospel, OldTime, The McArthurs, Dominic DeSantis, Traditional German Folk songs, carnival-style games for children, and a large craft sale.

Food will include a large variety of ala cart selections with an emphasis on traditional German food items (sausages, kraut, German potato salad, pretzels, strudel, etc.) along with more American items for the children (hotdogs, chips).

And feel free to join us Sunday morning at 10am for our annual tent service.

Admission $3 per person. Children 10 and under receive free admission.

Hours for the Oktoberfest are 11 - 9:00PM. Contact Trinity for more information or to purchase tickets. (770)972-4418

Getting Here - Trinity Lutheran Church - 1826 Killian Hill Rd SW, Lilburn, GA 30047
Event parking is nearby with Free shuttle Service
From the West (Hwy 29)Park at Good Shepherd Presbyterian Church located at 1400 Killian Hill Road
From the East (Hwy 78)Park at Calvary Chapel located at 1969 McDaniels Bridge Road
As always we will have signs helping to direct you to the parking areas and shuttles to transport you to Trinity.

Tentative Oktoberfest Entertainment Schedule
Time Events
12:00 - 1:15

Dynamic Range
An unpredictable mix of Americana, bluegrass, 19th century revival, Southern gospel, 60's folk, oldies, and camp meeting songs. 

1:30 - 4:00

McArthur - Dominic DeSantis
The "McArthur" band is the offspring of "The So-Called Arthur Kings" (TSCAK) band and husband and wife duo, "McHanIx".

TSCAK started as a trio consisting of guitarist/vocalist Gib Heuett, saxophone player extraordinaire Jack Crouse, and keyboard/guitarist /vocalist Terry Wolf, primarily playing early pop / rock from the 60's and 70's.

Allen and Laura McHan perform as "McHanIx", playing acoustic arrangements of popular songs from country, bluegrass, and pop rock artists.

Following the merger of the two groups to form "McArthur", the band added drummer/vocalist Glenn Botkin and bass player John Rafferty. With the expanded musician lineup came an expansion of the group's repertoire, now covering popular songs across multiple genres from the 50's to today.

Dominic is a well known solo musician and instructor in Lilburn.

The Classic City German Polka Band, The McArthurs & Dynamic Range
The German Polka Band was founded in 2007 by Dr. Jim Heyl, a retired UGA professor who joined the Classic City Band in 1977. The group performs fast waltzes and polkas, and works under the leadership of Ed Schwartz. Ed collected many music scores for German brass Oktoberfest bands while stationed in the armed forces there. With 20 musicians, give or take, they barely need any amplification to provide an authentic brass sound.

Dynamic Range will lead us through some of our favorite traditional German songs in both German and English, some classic 50s slow dance tunes, some early Beatles, and other surprises from their musty treasure chest. And McArthur will provide more modern variety.

There are lots of moving parts to the evening, and times may shift, but below is the rough plan:

4:30 - 5:30The Classic City German Polka Band
5:45 - 6:45Dynamic Range
7:00 - 8:00The Classic City German Polka Band
8:15 - 9:00McArthur

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Images from 2017
Oktoberfest 2017