You are here


Jul 21, 2013

Dust off the dirndls and lederhosen, belly up to a stein of ice cold beer and bite into a succulent schnitzel or a plump, juicy bratwurst smothered in tangy sauerkraut. It’s time again to “get your Gemuetlichkeit on” at the 30th Annual Germanfest Picnic. Three big days - Friday, August 9 from 5 – 11 p.m., Saturday, August 10 from noon – 11 p.m., and Sunday, August 11 from noon – 6 p.m. at Carillon Historical Park, 1000 Carillon Blvd., in Dayton. Polka Mass at 11 a.m. Sunday.  Enjoy the sounds of Alphorn Gruezie, Prost, Alpen Echoes, Chardon Polka Band and Organ Grinder Ted Guilliam. Big 50/50 Raffle and continuous Mini-Raffles. Best Bier selection this side of Munich!  Wonderful homemade German food.  Free admission - on-site parking $2.


5-9:00 PM
Culture Display "Hochwasser"
Genealogy Assistance

5-8:00 PM
Organ Grinder Ted Guilliam

Curt Dalton Book Signing

6:30 PM
13th Annual Germanfest Picnic 5K Run/Walk begins

5:00-7:00 PM
Alphorn Gruezie
6:30 p.m.
Opening Festivities with Brian Davis - Keg Tapping - Scholarship Awards - Dayton Dragons mascot "Gem"
7:00-11:00 PM
Prost Band

12-9:00 PM
Culture Display "Hochwasser"
Genealogy Assistance
2-7:00 PM
Organ Grinder Ted Guilliam
1:30-5:30 PM
Prost Band
4 PM
German Fashion Show with Meteorologist Jamie Jarosik 5:30 PM
Best German Beard Contest
6:30-11 PM
Alpen Echos

11 AM
Polka Mass at Spass Platz
12 - 5 PM
Culture Display "Hochwasser"
Genealogy Assistance
12-4:00 PM
Organ Grinder Ted Guilliam
5:30 PM
Special Raffle Drawing

12-2:30 PM
Alpen Echos
2:30-6 PM
Chardon Polka Band

Jul 06, 2013

All members are welcome to attend. Find out what has been going on at YOUR club, what is planned for the future, and how YOU can be a part of it. See you in the Rathskeller!

Jun 19, 2013

WHEN:                Wednesday, July 17 2013, 7:00 PM, DLT Rathskeller

WHO:                   All are invited. Especially need all event/activity chairpersons; crew chiefs, and  interested members, especially anyone volunteering to be more involved.

AGENDA:              Review decisions made, discuss new layout, distribute 50/50 Raffle tickets, take sign/facility orders, order worker tickets, decide how to cover "unstaffed" needs, etc.

WHY:                    To implement our goal of Continuous Improvement and to plan for continued success as a 30,000 to 40,000 attendance festival.

REGRETS:           If you can’t make it, but have a report, wish to comment or to volunteer,  please contact John Koerner, Chairman, GermanFest Picnic, 429-9251