bubbleball 2BubbleBall

The latest soccer craze…BubbleBall Soccer is the game you know and love played while surrounded by an inflated bubble.  Bounce and bash is the name of the game, score a goal if you can!  Free participation for kids and adults.  Located in Glockenspiel Park.


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.


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.


German Heritage
Walking Tour

Saturday & Sunday
Limited Availability
Includes Entrance to German Fest

Join experienced tour guides Bob Giese and Mike Gehl on this 1.5 hour Historic Milwaukee, Inc. tour showcasing buildings that represent German-American business, education, faith, politics, entertainment, and publishing. This tour celebrates Milwaukee’s German heritage and recognizes the German community as having one of the greatest cultural impacts on our city.

Tickets sell out fast!  For more information and to purchase tickets, click here.



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 located on the south 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!







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., the leading importer of Austrian and German wines, offers 3 tastes of wine. Friday 3-9pm, Saturday 1-9pm and Sunday 1-7pm.