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Sacred Heart in Lombard to host 48th Germanfest

LOMBARD – Sacred Heart Catholic Church will host its 48th annual Germanfest with carnival rides and homemade German food July 16 to 19 in the downtown Lombard church's parking lot.

Admission is free to the event, which will run from 5:30 to 10:30 p.m. July 16, 5:30 p.m. to midnight July 17, 1 p.m. to midnight July 18 and noon to 7 p.m. July 19.

There will be daily wristband ride specials and all-fest specials for the carnival. Germanfest also will feature other children's games, including kids' bingo from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 18.

Adult bingo will be from 6 to 8 p.m. July 16, 6 to 10 p.m. July 17, 3 to 10 p.m. July 18 and 3 to 7 p.m. July 19. An indoor casino will run from 8 p.m. to midnight July 17 and 18.

Germanfest attendees will have a chance to win prizes, including cash prizes in a bags tournament at noon July 18 and a $5,000 raffle at 6:30 p.m. July 19.

Food will include beer and wine tents and German food and desserts.

There will be appearances by Chicago-area radio stations 104.3 FM K-HITS and 95.9 FM The River Road Crew from 6 to 8 p.m. July 16 and 17.

The entertainment schedule includes:

July 16
5:30 p.m. Stashe
8 p.m. Rod Tuffcurls and the Bench Press

July 17
7 p.m. Sonic 7
9:30 p.m. Infinity

July 18
Noon Fr. Dan Band
2 p.m. The Nick Bell Band
5 p.m. Vital Signs 
7 p.m. 97 Nine
9:30 p.m. 7th Heaven

July 19
12:30 p.m. 3 and Counting
2 p.m. Thunder Road
4:30 p.m. Hair Bangers Ball

For more information, call 630-627-0687 or visit sacredheartgermanfest.com.

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