A Brandon tradition returns, with the 43rd Annual Novemberfest on the grounds of Nativity Catholic Church and school in Brandon, at the corner of State Road 60 and Bryan Road. The carnival and festival, including midway rides and games, runs from Nov. 8 through 12.
Nativity Novemberfest 2012 Hours
Novemberfest, at 705 East Brandon Blvd., runs from 4 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 8, to 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 12.
- Nov. 8 — 4 to 10 p.m.
- Nov. 9 — 4 to midnight
- Nov. 10 — Noon to midnight
- Nov. 11 — Noon to 10 p.m.
- Nov. 12 — 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Cost To Attend Novemberbfest 2012
- Admission is free
- Parking is free (although some private parking lots have posted signs for a parking fee)
- Daily armband for unlimited rides: $22
- The cost of a food coupon is $1, 10 coupons per sheet, one-sheet minimum purchase
Nativity Novemberfest 2012 Event Highlights
- Novemberfest Idol Contest, hosted by American Idol Finalist Jeremy Rosado. Competition schedule: Nov. 9 (country), Nov. 10 (pop/rock or Christian rock) and Nov. 11 (performer's choice, finale). Rosado hosts the first night. (For times and additional hosts, see chart below.) Contestants competed in advance for finalist standings.
- Nov. 10 — Craft Beer Tasting (5 to 7 p.m.)
- Nov. 11 — Alumni Family Day
- Nov. 12 — Veterans day, with special discounts for military and military dependents, with ID. Salute to Veterans is at noon, followed by the NovemberQue B-B-Que Cook-Off.
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Nativity Novemberfest 2012 Schedule of EventsThursday, November 8 Hours 4 to 10 p.m. Taoist Tai Chi for Health 4:15 p.m. Karaoke 4:45 p.m. Florida Preparatory Ballet School 5:30 p.m. Danielle Land and Justin Lantz Unplugged 6 p.m. Novemberfest Idol Audtions 7 p.m. Sophia (singing) 8:30p.m. Friday, November 9 Hours 4 to midnight Ginaitt Girls (singing) 4 p.m. Jeremy Rosado Meet & Greet 5 to 7 p.m. Brandon School of Dance Arts (BSDA) 5 p.m. Judy's Dance Academy 5:30 p.m. Tampa Bay Rhythmics 6:00 PM Novemberfest Idol, hosted by American Idol Finalist Jeremy Rosado 7 p.m. Karaoke 8:30 p.m. Saturday, November 10 Hours Noon to midnight Traditional Tai Kwon Do of Brandon Noon Julestarz (dance) 12:30 p.m. Judy's Dance Academy 1 p.m. Glee - Florida Academy of Performing Arts 2 p.m. Earl Harris Karate 3 p.m. Kim Hall's School of Dance 4 p.m. Craft Beer Tasting (beer tent) 5 to 7 p.m. Viaggio Team (singing) 5 p.m. Joy Rodgers Singers 6 p.m. Novemberfest Idol, hosted by Kevin O'Donnell, Fox 13 7 p.m. Leonard's Academy for Dance 8 p.m. Saturday Night Beer Tent 9 p.m. Sunday, November 11 Awestruck (Nativity Family Mass Band) Noon Dance Quest International 1:30 p.m. Central Florida Dance Alliance 2 p.m. O'Brien Sisters (singing) 3 p.m. Academy of Dance Dynamics 3:45 p.m. Riverview High School Vision & Candy Apple 4:30 p.m. Novemberfest Idol Grand Finale, hosted by Abby, Spirit FM 90.5 6 p.m. Nativity Life Teen Band 7 p.m. Monday, November 12 Rockestra from Music Showcase 11 a.m. Salute to Veterans and NovemberQue Noon Brandon High School Aquilla 13 Choir 1 p.m. Music Showcase Elite Singers 1:30 p.m. Patrick's Patriotic Twirlers 2 p.m. Smackrat (band) 3 p.m. Raffle Drawings 4:15 p.m.
For More Information About Nativity Novemberfest 2012
- Novemberfest on Facebook
- Novemberfest online
- Nativity Catholic Church, 813-681-4608
- Nativity Catholic School, 813-689-3395
Nativity Novemberfest 2012 In the News
Here's where you'll find links to Brandon Patch news and photo updates about Novemberfest.
- Who Won the Novemberfest 2012 Idol Contest?
- Novemberfest 2012: 'Freak Out' Ride Video Preview
- Novemberfest 2012: Idol Contest Kicks Off With Jeremy Rosado Tonight (Nov. 9)
- Novemberfest 2012: An Early Look at Nativity