Sacred Heart's 47th annual Germanfest opened Thursday evening with carnival rides, performances by two cover bands and, of course, lots of Bavarian-style food.
The festival runs through Sunday in the parking lot of the church, one block of west of the Metra train station in Lombard at 114 S. Elizabeth St.
Admission is free and carnival ride specials are $55 for entry every day of the festival or $20 for a one-day pass on Saturday or Sunday.
Hours are 5:30 to 11:30 p.m. Friday; 1 to 11:30 p.m. Saturday; and noon to 7 p.m. Sunday. Headlining bands each day include 9:30 p.m. performances by 16 Candles on Friday and 7th Heaven on Saturday and a 4:30 p.m. performance by High Infidelity on Sunday.
Other activities include Bingo, a casino, face painting, a bags tournament and raffles.