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Indianapolis festival in its 107th year will go virtual this year

St. Benno Fest is Saturday
Posted at 10:24 PM, Apr 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-17 22:34:34-04

INDIANAPOLIS -- Even the COVID-19 pandemic can't stop the St. Benno Fest, which bills itself as the city's oldest and longest-running festival going back 107-years.

But the event will be a lot different this year. With restrictions on large gathering in place, the festival will go virtual.

You can view a presentation from 7 to 8 p.m. Saturday on Zoom.

St. Benno is a celebration of spring, beer and German traditions, following in the traditions of the founding fathers of the Athenaeum Turners.

At the first festival in 1913, those present were promised “a first taste of the wild, rich flavor of the Bock Bier.” Everyone was assured of the best in German culinary endeavors, the best of German Bier, and a festive evening of music and dancing.

This year's online event will showcase historical footage from previous years and it's free and open to the public. And yes, you will see a yodeling contest.

Here is the Zoom video link: