St. James Lutheran Church, 5660 Trabue Road, will host its 28th annual Brats and Crafts Festival Aug. 5-7.

St. James Lutheran Church, 5660 Trabue Road, will host its 28th annual Brats and Crafts Festival Aug. 5-7.

Hours will be 4:30 to 10 p.m. Friday, noon to 10 p.m. Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday.

The event will include authentic German food and beer, live music and dancing, a hot air balloon launch (Friday) and an 1860s-era baseball game (Saturday).

Sunday's activities will include a traditional German worship service at 2:30 p.m. A performance by the Columbus Maennerchor will precede the service at 1:30 p.m.

The service will be spoken and sung entirely in German.

For more information, call Steve Dodson at (614) 777-7792 or the church office at (614) 878-5158.