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The Germanfest Bier Tent officially opens today at Headwaters Park East, under the Lincoln Financial Pavilion.

Activities for today, June 8, 2015:

10:30 a.m. to Midnight – Germanfest Bier Tent Open
Headwaters Park Festival Plaza

Admission:
2:00-5:00PM = $2.00; After 5:00PM = $5.00
Children Under 14 Admitted Free with Parent or Guardian
All Military personnel with I.D. admitted Free of charge.
Minors must be accompanied by parent. No one under 21 permitted after 9:30 p.m.

 

11:00 a.m. Official Bier Tent Opening

It’s Wunderbar! Come celebrate the 35th anniversary 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!

 

11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. – Jay Fox Bavarian Band
Performing live in the Bier Tent

 

11:30 a.m. – City-wide “Chicken Dance”

Where ever you are… 101.7 WLDE kicks off Germanfest with a city-wide “chicken dance”!!!!

Where ever you are at 11:30 a.m., Wednesday, June 10, be sure your radio is set to 101.7 WLDE so you, your co-workers, your students, family and friends can all do a simultaneous chicken dance. 101.7 WLDE will be broadcasting live from the Germanfest tent at Headwaters Park. Then, we’ll follow with what might be the world’s largest chicken dance led by the Money Monkey!!! Listen to 101.7 WLDE for all the fun!

 

12:15 to 12:45 p.m. – Organ Concert
First Wayne Street United Methodist Church, 300 East Wayne

Organist: Dr. Geoffrey North

 

1:00 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!

 

2:00 p.m. – 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.

 

3:45 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. – Hank Haller Ensemble (Cleveland, OH)
Performing live in the Bier Tent

 

5:00 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!

 

7:00 p.m. – 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 is closed.

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.

 

8:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m. – Alpine Express (Indianapolis, IN)
Performing live in the Bier Tent

 

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!

 

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