Wednesday, June 6
10:30 A.M. – 11pm
GERMANFEST TENT OPEN
Headwaters Park Festival Plaza
OFFICIAL FESTIVAL TENT OPENING
It’s Wunderbar! Come celebrate the 37th anniversary of Germanfest! Germanfest invites local and visiting dignitaries, sponsors and the public to participate in the traditional opening ceremony and the tapping of the first keg. Attend the ceremonies, enjoy the music and dine on the fine German food (the traditional brats, hot off the grill, homemade sauerkraut, potato salad and don’t forget the kuchen (German cake) for dessert!
12:15 – 12:45 p.m.
First Wayne Street United Methodist Church
300 E. Wayne St.
1:00 P.M., 5:00 P.M.
FERKEL WURST STUFFIN’ (Piglet Sausage Stuffing game)
Headwaters Park – Main Stage
Participation is FREE!
Come one,come all! This popular game has grown over the past few years. everyone who wants to play will get a chance before we pick the three finalists to compete for trophies at each game time.
Three teams of two players each compete against each other and the clock to see who can stuff the most “sausages” full of pink, plush toy piglets. All participants win prizes!
1st game for ages 6 – 8 yrs., 2nd game for 9 – 12 yrs…. come see who has the most fun!!
Sign up at the Information Booth or just be at the main stage at the designated times to test your sausage stuffin’ skills!
GERMANFEST 5K RUN
Kick off the Germanfest week with the GermanFest 5K! This evening race is a fun event for the whole family. The evening starts with a kids fun run and followed by the official Germenfest 5K shortly after. Both start at Lawton park downtown Fort Wayne.
Then evening doesn’t end with the race. Take your race bib to the entrance for the Germanfest festival to gain one free entrance for each bib. So don’t forget to stash a form of payment in your run gear for all that great German food and beer.