Fort Wayne

Germanfest Celebrating 40th Anniversary


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.

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We are hard at work to give you
Germanfest ever!

Germanfest Events 2022

Each day has different events and entertainment.

Here are some highlights, click below for more information.


Saturday is family day at Germanfest! 

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.

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.

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!

Organ Concerts

The perfect opportunity to spend your lunch hour listening to the area’s finest organists performing German organ masterworks.

Free admission.

Polka Like A Star

-Danke schön  –

to our sponsors and supporters

Special thanks to all our volunteers who make Germanfest happen!

Link to sign up to volunteer – COMING SOON!

Featured Sponsers 

Learn more about our featured sponsors.

O'Daniel Automotive Group

O’Daniel Automotive Group serves North Eastern Indiana.  Representing 8 new car manufacturers and operating from 5 locations.  The O’Daniel Automotive Group is a leader in the automotive industry for the area.  O’Daniel Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram,  located at 5611 Illinois Road Fort Wayne, Indiana,  Audi Fort Wayne located at 5715 Illinois Road Fort Wayne, Indiana, Porsche Fort Wayne located at 5709 Illinois Road Fort Wayne, Indiana, O’Daniel Ford located at 631 Lincoln Hwy W New Haven, Indiana and O’Daniel Automart Mazda located at 4200 Illinois Road, Fort Wayne, Indiana. 

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