Saturday, June 9

11:00 A.M. – 1:00 A.M.
GERMANFEST TENT OPEN
Headwaters Park Festival Plaza

8:00 A.M. – 11:00 A.M.
VOLKSMARCH
(10K Walk)
Festival Plaza Headwaters Park

Start between 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m., finish by 2:00 p.m.

Traverse a well-marked route through the downtown area, River greenway, and neighborhoods of Ft. Wayne. The walk begins and ends at the Festival Tent. Sponsored by The Three Rivers Strollers Walking Club and the American Volksport Association.

The Volksmarch is for families, youth groups, singles, couples, old and young!! Stamp books and medals will be available upon completion of the walk.

8:30 A.M. Registration
10:00 A.M Walk Begins
VISIONWALK
Headwaters Park

The Foundation Fighting Blindness will hold a 5K VisionWalk with registration beginning at 8:30 a.m., the walk beginning at 10:00 a.m. Join us as we raise critical research dollars! Complete information is available at www.fightblindness.org .

10:30 A.M. – 2:00 P.M.

17th ANNUAL GERMANFEST BAKE OFF
Festival Plaza Culture Tent Area

OPEN TO ALL AGES

Drop off desserts and breads at the Culture tent from 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Judging at 12:00 noon. Awards announced on the Main Stage at 1:30 p.m. Bring your best authentic German dessert or bread along with the recipe to the Culture Tent at Headwaters Park Festival Plaza. The three best entries will receive cash prizes, not to mention the glory and fame from those who taste the offerings. Please bring your entries in disposable containers.

2:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
NATIONAL WIENER DOG FINALS
Headwaters Park Lower Level

Join Germanfest  the 2018  National Weiner Dog Finals!

As those “hot dogs” battle it out for bragging rights to the fastest weiner dog.  Registration begins at 12:30 p.m.  All dogs must be pre-registered prior to the race day at 98.9 The Bear.  Sponsored by Miller Brewing.

REGISTER HERE

6:00 p.m.
TRAUBEN TROMP
(Grape Stomp Contest)
Festival Plaza Culture Tent Area

All you need are three crazy friends and a lot of stamina!  Three teams of three members each compete against each other and the clock to see who can stomp the most juice from over 300 pounds of grapes.  All participants win prizes and the top 3 teams take home trophies.  Sign up for this event at the Information Booth located at the entrance of the festival.  Only 9 teams can play, so make sure you get signed up early!  Must be 18 years or older to play.  Participation is FREE!

7:00 P.M.
POLKA LIKE A STAR
Festival Plaza Main Stage

Patrick Didier and his charming assistants will be facilitating this time honored traditional Polka contest.  Don’t know how to Polka?  No worries because everyone gets a quick lesson to get started.  Judges weave in and out of the couples throughout the dance, eliminating couples from play.  The judges rank the last three couples and award 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners.  Everyone is a winner at Germanfest!  Participation is Free!