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2016 Event Details

Thanks to everyone who came out to the 2016 Germanfest Picnic - we had a great time, even in the rain! 

For all who are wondering . . . here are the winners of the Grand Raffle at this year's Germanfest Picnic:

Friday night's winner - Stein

Sam Nekrosius, sold by Scott Nekrosius.

Saturday night's winner- 5 hand carved, hand painted gnomes from the Black Forest.

Robert J. Holtvoight, sold by Teresa Warych


Donna Ryne - sold at the park

Thanks to all who sold and purchased tickets. See you next year!

THE PARTY'S OVER for this year, but we are already starting the planning to make the 2017 Germanfest Picnic even better! 




  • Continuous Live Music
  • On-Site Parking $2
  • Authentic German Food - Schnitzel Dinners, Brats, Metts, German Potato Salad, Sauerkraut and desserts. Gürkensalat (Cucumber Salad)
  • Friday - Opening Ceremonies, Scholarship Presentation, and Keg Tapping - 6:30 p.m.
  • Kidz Zone - Games, Rides
  • ATMs Located in Kettering Building and Brewery Building
  • German Import Haus 
  • German Marktplatz - Merchandise and Craft Vendors
  • Polka Mass - 11:00 a.m. Sunday
  • Genealogy Support in Kettering Building
  • Huge selection of German Draft and Bottled Beer as well as German-style craft beers from Ohio Breweries. Tasting Flights available.
  • Biergarten and Weingarten
  • Membership Opportunities
  • Huge Raffle - Grand prize Trip for 2 to GERMANY + $1000 spending money! Tickets $2 each, or 6 for $10. Drawing 5:30 p.m. Sunday.  2016 Winners are posted at the top of this page.
  • Bavarian Fashion Show
  • 5K and 10k Race/Walk -  2016 Race Results
  • Heritage Booth featuring: 500th Anniversary of Martin Luther and the Reformation


Scholarships are just one of the ways proceeds from the Germanfest Picnic are used. Part of the proceeds of the Germanfest Picnic goes to underwrite scholarships for deserving students who promote the German heritage and culture. Congratulations to these 3 outstanding young people, who received their awards at the opening ceremonies of the 2016 Germanfest Picnic. Thank you for your service to our Club and the German heritage of our area!
$2,000.00 Bret Sagasser      $1,500.00 Katerina Dranchak      $500.00 Madison Lewis


The 2017 Cultural Display will focus on The 500th Anniversary of Martin Luther and the Reformation.


Interested in your German Heritage? Stop in and meet some representatives from the DLT Genealogy Group and ask some questions! And do be sure to visit The Geneaology Group, which meets monthly at the Liederkranz, with guest speakers and group discussions. Click on the genealogy button on the Liederkranz Homepage for more information.


The Dayton Liederkranz is always looking for new members. Click on the MEMBERSHIP button at the bottom of the homepage to download an application. GERMANFEST SPECIAL - If you join and pay your dues by SEPTEMBER 1, you receive FREE membership for the remaining four months of this year, PLUS all of 2017!  Do it today!


Thank you to ALL our wonderful volunteers. We couldn't do it without you.


Courtesy of Event Photos by Tracy, are available here:

5k / 10k:

Picnic (Including Friday Night and Saturday):


Overall Event Sponsor : $7,000 – Exclusive naming rights with name/logo on all PR including all media (ads, brochures, etc), on fest signs/banners, on  volunteer tee shirts; participation in opening ceremonies; booth space and facilities and food/drink tickets for booth staff.
Overall Event Supporter: $5-$7,000 – Similar to above, but less prominent.
Major Venue Sponsor:   $2 - $5,000 – Venues include Liederkranz Food Tent, Heritage Exhibits, Spass Platz (band tent), two Bier Gartens, Kidz  Zone; Craft Vendor Tents; signs & banners at venue;  listings in PR materials and over 5,000 programs; booth space/ facilities.
Major Activity Sponsor: $1 - $2,000 – Activities include Opening Ceremonies,Trachten Fashion Show, 5k/10k Run/Walk, Worker Party; Parking Shuttle: sponsor signage and promotion as appropriate;  PR listings; booth space/facilities                                                                                                                                                                
Supporter/Donor: $100 - $1,000 –   Listings in PR as appropriate; signage at the Main Event Stage
In Kind/Community Service   -   Opportunities exist for numerous “in kind”  donations/sponsorships  and for community service work crews. Appropriate levels of PR or compensation will be matched to fit.


The Germanfest Picnic is very proud to be designated "A Dayton Original."