From left, Kathie Prince, Kimberly Meadows and Lori-Ann Prince-Wernicke share a new taste at the Bratwurst Festival. It’s a Pierogie filled with brat, mashed potatoes and cheddar cheese. “It’s our first time at this festival and we decided to try something new, they were a big hit at the Ohio State Fair.”
Crowds gather Friday night during the Bratwurst Festival.
Carl and Shirley See of Galion stand in line to get food during the Bratwurst Festival Friday night. Carl has been coming to the festival every year for 49 years. “It’s a lot different since I was a teenager.”
“This is our best event, we work nine months out of a year and do 40 events.” D. Kay Waffles owner Chelsea Hillman said, “I have been here 17 years at the Brat Festival.”
“This is a family tradition,” Nick Fogle said. “We’ve lived here our whole lives. I’ve been coming for 29 years, my sister and I use to come here with my grandmother. Now we bring our kids.” From left, Lilyan Fogle, Tracy Artrip, Kimberly Fogel, Brittany Douglas, Kaestyn Fogel and Nick Douglas wave as the parade goes past.
A Jefferson Township firefighter shakes the hand of a little girl during the festival.