Tuesday, November 13, 2012
The 43rd annual Novemberfest carnival at Nativity Catholic Church and school ends its five-day run with more than 100,000 visitors and volunteers thankful for great weather.
Novemberfest wrapped up in Brandon with early reports showing a strong showing for a carnival that has been a deeply rooted town tradition for 43 years. "Over 100,000 people came to these grounds over a five-day period," said Bill Ulbricht, the raffle chair, in an announcement under the big tent Nov. 12. He noted that the event is an undertaking that is "almost year-round for a lot of people," which was attested to in a calendar marking spotted at a table in front, and to the side, of the stage. In red letters, for Nov. 13, the calendar post read: "360 days until Novemberfest 2013!" The last day of the five-day, 2012 carnival featured a noon salute to veterans, followed by the "NovemberQue" barbecue cook-off benefiting the Special …
Monday, November 12, 2012
The five-day Novemberfest carnival at Nativity Catholic Church and school comes to an end today, Nov. 12, with a salute to veterans and discounted tickets for military members. The barbecue cook-off will benefit the Special Operations Warrior Foundation.
The final day for the five-day Novemberfest carnival at Nativity Catholic Church and school features a salute to veterans, including a special recognition of all military members in attendance. Discounts will be given to military men and women and their families with military ID. Armbands for unlimited rides cost $16 (the regular price is $22). The cost for ten food tickets is $8 (the regular price is $10). ______________ Don't miss out on Brandon Patch news, with posts like this delivered to your inbox or smartphone every day. Sign up for our free, daily newsletter and keep up to date with your local news and happenings. ______________ Today's events include the "NovemberQue" barbecue cook-off, with proceeds benefiting the Special …
The 2012 Novemberfest Idol contest had its grand finale Nov. 11, with a winner and a runner-up named at the conclusion of the popular three-day sing-off at the five-day carnival at Nativity Catholic Church and school in Brandon.
Who won the third year of the increasingly popular, big-crowd drawing Novemberfest Idol contest? That would be 12-year-old Savanna Cummings, a "little girl with a big voice," according to her sister, and fellow contestant, Lexi Cummings. "I'm really proud of her," said Lexi Cummings, 14. "Since she's my younger sister it's kind of tough sometimes for her to [compete against me]. But she's a good singer and it's good for her to win. I want her to feel like she's at my level and that she's good." Like her sister, Savanna Cummings credits her vocal abilities to a family history of singers, including their dad, Glenn Cummings, who headlines The Glenn Cummings Band. "I've been singing since I was 1 or 2," said Savanna Cummings, a student at …
Sunday, November 11, 2012
The 43rd annual Novemberfest, on the grounds of Nativity Catholic Church and school in Brandon, runs through Nov. 12. This post includes a link to the Brandon Patch guide to Novemberfest 2012.
The weather? What could be better then the crisp temperatures and clear skies that have welcomed the 43rd annual Novemberfest at Nativity Catholic Church and school in Brandon. The five-day carnival runs through Monday, Nov. 12. "It's a great family fun event for the whole community," said volunteer Vicki Sommer, working with the food committee at Novemberfest on Nov. 10. "The crowds have been good, we couldn't have asked for better weather and everybody seems to be having fun. And Jeremey Rosado has been a big hit with the kids." Rosado, a Top 13 finalist with this year's American Idol, hails from Brandon and has been active with community events. He hosted the first night of the Novemberfest Idol competition and is serving as a judge. …
Rides are a main attraction at Novemberfest 2012, as they have been for 43 years at the granddaddy of carnivals in Brandon. This video features one of the newest rides, "Freak Out."
Rides are a main attraction at the 43rd annual Novemberfest at Nativity Catholic Church and school in Brandon, at the corner of State Road 60 and Bryan Road. The five-day carnival runs through Monday, Nov. 12. Rides for toddlers, young kids, older kids and adults are plentiful, including "Freak Out," which stands next to the ferris wheel (see video). What's your favorite ride? Let us know in the comment box below. For more on Novemberfest 2012, see: ______________ Don't miss out on Brandon Patch news, with posts like this delivered to your inbox or smartphone every day. Sign up for our free, daily newsletter and keep up to date with your local news and happenings. ______________
Thursday, November 8, 2012
Long before the guests arrive, the set up is under way at Nativity Catholic Church and school for what has become a firmly cemented Brandon tradition. This year marks the 43rd anniversary of Nativity's Novemberfest carnival and festival.
Long before the guests arrive, Novemberfest at Nativity is a village onto itself, with days of preparation to go before the gates open on five days of carnival, festival and midway fun. Here, in pictures, is what the scene looked like the morning before the carnival and festival's grand opening. Here, in guide format, is what you need to know to make the most of your Novemberfest 2012 outing: ______________