GERMANFEST 2019 begins Sunday

The festival kicks off on Sunday with a performance at Park Edelweiss

Posted: May 31, 2019 4:10 PM
Updated: Jun 1, 2019 9:04 AM

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT) - Germanfest 2019 is upon us. The festival runs from June 2 - 9 with Headwaters Pavilion open June 5-9.

Entrance is free until 2:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m. -5:00 p.m. is $2 and $5 after 5:00 p.m. Military with ID, free of charge. Children under 14 admitted free with parent/guardian.

Hours: June 5 & 6 10:30 a.m. - 11:00 p.m., June 7 & 8 10:30 a.m. - 1:00 a.m., June 9 10:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Please find below a list of featured Germanfest events, it includes one or 2 events each day of the festival:
Germanfest 2019 Featured Events

June 2 – 9

Sunday June 2 – Maennerchor/Damenchor Heimatabend – official start to the festival. The choir is celebrating 150 years in 2019. Concert and German dinner. Doors open at 3:30 p.m., 4:30 p.m. Concert, dinner served from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Park Edelweiss, 3355 Elmhurst Drive

Sunday June 2 – Sonntag Spasstag – Sunday Funday at Turners 3636 Parnell Avenue 1:00 p.m. Flip Cup Tournament sponsored by Yuengling. Prizes are Germanfest passes and tickets.

Monday June 3 – Warsteiner Abend with German Heritage Society at Club Soda. 235 E Superior Street 5:00 p.m. - ? Dinner of handcrafted bratwurst, sauerkraut, red cabbage, potato salad and apple streusel for $12. The Judge Scheibenberger Masskrugstemmen Contest ( mass=large, krug=stein, stemmen=strength) hosted by 96.3 XKE – contest will have a men's and women's competition. 7:00 p.m. 

Tuesday June 4 – Spaten Abend at the Sport Club 3102 Ardmore Avenue 6:00 p.m. – 6 v 6 adult soccer tournament and Party celebrating Spaten bier.

Wednesday June 5 – Tapping of the ceremonial keg at 11:00 a.m. with Mayor Henry – Headwaters Pavilion

Thursday June 6 – Police Pull (new event) Police officers from Gera vs Fort Wayne Officers – see whom can pull the BEAR CAT faster. 6:00 p.m. Headwaters Pavilion

Legs N Lederhosen contest 7:30 p.m. – Headwaters Pavilion

Friday June 7 – Akkordeon Serenade – 7:00 p.m. Community Center, free admission – 25 member student accordion group visiting Ft. Wayne from our Sister City Gera, Germany. They will play polkas, waltzes and familiar pop tunes.

Saturday June 8 – Weinderdog Nationals – 2:00 p.m. Headwaters Park. Who is the fastest dachshund in the greater Fort Wayne area? Also, Familienfest in the park (Family day)

6:00 p.m. Trauben Tromp (grape stomp) & 7:00 p.m. Polka Like a start - Headwaters Pavilion

Sunday June 9 – 11:00 a.m. Traditional German Church service at Headwaters Pavilion led by Pastor Chad Trouten – stay and enjoy lunch and the 18th annual Germanfest bakeoff (judging begins at noon).

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