Octoberfest

Jack Orr of Georgia takes a ride on a roller-coaster during last year’s Prince of Peace annual Octoberfest in Ormond Beach. Jack was visiting his grandmother in Ormond Beach.

Prince of Peace Catholic Church will host its 51st annual Octoberfest parish festival Oct. 10-13 on the parish grounds at 600 S. Nova Road, Ormond Beach.

The event raises funds for the parish's religious and charitable activities and additions to the parish campus.

This year the event will remain open until midnight Friday and Saturday, and until 9 p.m. Sunday as there is no school in Volusia County on Monday, Oct. 14.

Magic Midways will return this year with 15 adult rides, including a huge Ferris wheel, as well as six kiddie rides and a merry-go-round. Discount wristband coupons are available at eventbrite.com and at the church office the week of the event. A special $15 wristband for Thursday night only may be purchased online and at the church.

There will be a food court filled with carnival food and an entertainment tent serving a wide selection of craft and premium beers, several from Central Florida craft breweries.

The festival began in 1969 at the suggestion of Jay Van Rhee, a founding member of the parish and first chairman of the event, who was inspired by the Oktoberfest celebrations in Germany while serving in the U.S. Army. He and his wife, Barbara, are still members of the church and helped Prince of Peace celebrate its 50th anniversary in 2016.

For more information, visit princeofpeaceormond.com or eventbrite.com, or call (386) 672-5272.

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