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St Benno Fest

May 13 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

One of the longest-running events in the city of Indianapolis, St. Benno Fest follows the traditions of the Athenaeum Turners’ founding families. St. Benno and his goat, Herr Bock, will officially open The Rathskeller Biergarten outdoor season with the ceremonial toast & chugging of 2 biers followed by a performance by My Yellow Rickshaw!
6:15pm – Welcomes
6:30pm – St Benno and Herr Bock Processional in Biergarten
6:45pm – Ceremonial Toast & 2 Bier Chug
7p – My Yellow Rickshaw
An announcement of the Turner’s St. Benno Fest of 1913 states: “This year St. Benno will solemnize the arrival of the new beer in the Löwenbräukeller of the Deutsche Haus,” now the Kellersaal of the Athenaeum. 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.

A portion of the proceeds from bier sales from this evening will benefit the care and maintenance of the Historic Athenaeum.

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May 13
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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The Rathskeller Biergarten
401 E Michigan Street
Indianapolis, IN 46204 United States
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