Fort Wayne


Germanfest began in 1981 as a project to bring a German folk festival to Fort Wayne. Since then, Germanfest has continued to grow, and has now become a highlight of the summer festivals in Fort Wayne.

Germanfest Events 2023

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A full day of festivities specifically designed for children and families to enjoy together! Featuring our Wienerdog Races and lots of hands-on fun for all ages! Check back soon, new details will be added as the Festival approaches.  

Ferkel Wurst Stuffin

Three teams of two players compete against each other (and the clock) to see which team can stuff the most “sausages” full of pink plush toy piglets. All participants win prizes!

Wienerdog Nationals

A racing event where dachshunds compete for the title of “fastest wiener in the Fort”. The dachshunds start from a gate and run approximately fifty yards to their owners who are usually enticing them with a ball or treat.

Legs N' Lederhosen

 Contestants are pre-selected; entry forms can be found in the Germanfest flyer. Win prizes and take home your trophy! Open to men and women. Rules on entry form. Enter early, limited to 25 contestants. Don your trachten (traditional German folk wear) and sign up for this event!

Germanfest 5k Run

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.

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