GF13_0337Children’s Area

A special area just for kids featuring a variety of fun activities all day, including t-shirt stamping and volunteer-assisted arts & crafts.  More FAMILY FUN info can be found here.





Church Service

Catholic Mass at the American Family Insurance Amphitheater celebrated in English and German, featuring a chorus of over 120 people and accompanied by The Freistadt Alte Kameraden Band. Sunday at 10:30am. Enter the grounds at the South Gate only, which opens at 9:30am.  More info can be found here.

Celebrant, Homilist:  the Most Reverend
Bishop James T. Schuerman






GF13_0003Culture Pavilion

Learn about German heritage by visiting the different areas portrayed by our participating societies with our “Passport to Culture” and win a small prize.  Listen to non-stop entertainment on the Musik Garten stage.  Marvel at the fine works of many craftsmen and enjoy the European Train Enthusiasts display.  More info can be found here.


HARIBO® Sampling

Ready for yummy gummies? HARIBO® is celebrating family fun this year at German Fest! Throughout the weekend they will be handing out delicious HARIBO® GOLD-BEARS® right alongside the official Bear mascot! Swing by for some free HARIBO® GOLD-BEARS® gummies, a big bear hug and an exclusive opportunity to take a photo with the HARIBO® Bear! Oh—and be sure to watch for the Bear in Saturday’s parade. Kids and grown-ups love it so, the happy world of HARIBO®!  Located on the South end of the grounds.



Mader’s Tower Gallery

Mader’s Tower Gallery features Pewter, Glass & Ceramic Steins from Germany.  Visit Mader’s Tower Gallery booth and enter for a chance to win one of many prizes.  Drawings held throughout the day!

Meet Veronika Hummel at the Mader’s Tower Gallery booth and have a special world introduction 2017 Hummel personally signed.  Pre-order to guarantee availability by calling 1-800-558-7171 or email







A German marketplace featuring many vendors of authentic German clothing, steins, nutcrackers, table linens, candies and more. Official German Fest T-shirts, gifts and other unique items are also available.

Music on the Move

Inflatable children’s activities.  PLEASE NOTE for 2017 Music on the Move will be located on the NORTH end of the grounds.





Niche Schnapps’ Garten

Located just south of the Main Gate, the Niche Schnapps’ Garten serves some of Germany’s oldest and most renowned distillers of spirits for your sampling enjoyment and drinking pleasure.  Relax in the shade of the Niche Schnapps’ Garten!  Located near Mid Gate.







GF13_0286Sheepshead (Schafskopf)

Join us for only $3 a round or $5 for 2 rounds – located inside the Culture Pavilion. Sign-up will start a half hour before play time, prepay and reserve your spot for any hour of play. Each round consists of 15 hands, and each round will begin at the middle of the hour.  More info can be found here.


German Fest Sports Area

Play games and win prizes, or relax and enjoy your food and beverage while being entertained by various sports organizations. Fun for all ages!




weinbauer tasting

Wine Tasting

Wein-Bauer, Inc. has been the official wine sponsor of German Fest for over 30 years. Each year Wein-Bauer looks forward to offering delicious Schlink Haus and Turn Me wines to the thousands of guests attending German Fest. This year Wein-Bauer is also pleased to offer a special wine from Austria “The Sound of Music” for your tasting pleasure.

Wine can be purchased on the festival grounds or also by the bottle for you to take with you as you leave German Fest.  Please stop by to try their many imported wines and also new champagne cocktails.

Three (3) Wine Samples for $6.00

Wine by the Glass for $6.00

Champagne Cocktail for $6.00


Friday 3:00pm to 9:00pm

Saturday 1:00pm to 9:00pm

Sunday 1:00pm to 7:00pm

Location:  Harley-Davidson Stage VIP Area – Lower Level