Wednesday, June 8
10:30 A.M. – MIDNIGHT
GERMANFEST TENT OPEN
Headwaters Park Festival Plaza
OFFICIAL FESTIVAL TENT OPENING
It’s Wunderbar! Come celebrate the 35th anniversay 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 East Wayne Street
Organist, Geoffrey North
1:00 P.M., 5:00 P.M., and 9:00 P.M.
FERKEL WURST STUFFIN’ (Piglet Sausage Stuffing game)
Headwaters Park – Main Stage
Participation is FREE!
Sign up at the Information Booth at the festival entrance. 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. 3rd game for the grown-ups…. 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!
STORYTIME AT GERMANFEST
Think history is boring? Then you’ve never met King Ludwig II, who inspired Walt Disney with his magnificent castle in the clouds. He ruled Bavaria for twenty-two years, inspiring its people by his support for the arts. And yet, he rarely appeared in the capital or attended any government functions. He slept most of the day and stayed awake all night. He dined with his horse and waves pistols at servants. He created a fantasy world inside his castles, complete with caves and trap-door tables. To this day, no one is sure exactly what caused his untimely death in a shallow lake.
Local author Susan Braun will entertain children and kids-at-heart with trivia about King Ludwig from her book, Not So Happily Ever After: The Tale of King Ludwig II. Books will be available for purchase and signing.
GERMANFEST 5K RUN
A new and exciting addition to Germanfest this year! Race day packet pick up will be at the Information Booth just inside the main entrance to Germanfest. The start line will be near the intersection of Main Street and Barr Street. Registration will be handled via Get Me Registered website. REGISTRATION
Every entrant will receive a Lederhosen print race shirt, a race mug, and free entrance into Germanfest!
Race awards and results at the Main Stage area starting at 7:45 P.M.