APOLOGIES – due to unforeseen circumstances, the Oktoberfest for 2016 has been cancelled. The Church of Francis de Sales lost a dear member of its parish family this week, our executive chef for this very popular annual event. Refunds are underway for folks who have purchased dinner tickets and/or registered for the pre-dinner races.


Willkommen Damen und Herren!

The Church of Francis de Sales presents their annual Oktoberfest celebration! This is our church’s largest annual fundraiser and one of the “can’t miss” events in Mathews County. In 2016, we have added a new feature to the celebration: a 5k race and 1 mile Volksmarch. Join us for exercise, entertainment, and the most authentic German cuisine you can get outside of Deutschland courtesy of our master chef, Chris Hale.

The 2016 event is scheduled for Saturday, Oct 15th. Race registration and meal tickets are available online – just click on the picture of Germany (below) to sign up for either or both through noon on 10/15. Tickets sell out each year, and onsite registration is not available. Every race participant will receive a 22-oz custom commemorative German stein, and awards will be presented to top male & female finishers, along with top 2 finishers in 9 different age groups.


Event Schedule:

4:00pm Packet pickup
4:45pm 5k race begins
5:00pm 1m Volksmarch begins
5:30pm Awards celebration
Dinner starts immediately after awards

Danke schön to our wonderful sponsors!

Bangkok Noi Driveway Details Pavik Wealth Management
Bay Construction & Guttering etc Richardson’s Café
Baybreeze Riding Club Foster-Faulkner Funeral Home Roland & Esther Gauthier
C. Ben Lennon, DDS Hartfield Animal Hospital The Courthouse Restaurant
Coastwise Design Haskins Bayside Service Center The Thrifty Spot
Cobbs Creek Diner Knights of Columbus Insurance Timeless Antiquities
Dehnert, Clarke & Co, PC Lockwood’s Carpets Tomlinson Exterminating Service
Doug’s Fabrication and Mechanical Mike McDonough, Rock & Roll DJ White Dog Bistro