Pigtoberfest is the Open Door version of the traditional church picnic where our entire church family intentionally gathers to eat and play together. Enjoy the pulled pork (provided by the church) and various side dishes (brought by you, our church family) as you spend time with the church friends you regularly see and those from other campuses that you interact with occasionally. Usually, we are one church in many locations; but at Pigtoberfest, we will all be together and see friends from our physical and online campuses.

We have planned games and activities for kids and grown-ups alike, including a Cornhole tournament, volleyball, nine square in the air, a 3v3 kids soccer tournament, a baking contest, a benefit quilt raffle, and lots of fun in and around the huge playground. Come and experience the petting zoo and maybe even throw an axe (adults only).

Pick up and fill a side dish pan, and bring your lawn chairs and blankets for a fun day connecting and eating with your church family. We’ll see you there!

Pigtoberfest Details

Date: Sunday, October 16
Time: 4:00-7:00 pm
Location: Elyria Campus [map], everything will be at the east side of the campus.
Food: Open Door will provide the pulled pork, drinks, and paper products.
Campuses are assigned certain side dishes.
Bring your sides to the designated drop-off location in the northeast corner of the property. (use the Lowell St. entrance.)
Seating: Some seating will be available around the provided tables. You are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and blankets for additional seating.
Parking: Park in the designated areas.

Pigtoberfest QuiltQuilt Raffle: Purchase 1 ticket for $3, 2 tickets for $5, or 5 tickets for $10 for a chance to win a handmade quilt. All proceeds will go to the Sewing Project, a ministry in Vanuato, led by Open Door Missionary Janet Abuhl, which provides basic skills to women so they can help provide for their families.

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Volunteer: Pigtoberfest requires a group effort. Use the VOLUNTEER button below to indicate your willingness to help.

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