6/6/2012 Germanfest activities


Germanfest activities for Wednesday, June 6, 2012:

10:30 a.m. to Midnight, Doors Open at the Headwaters Park Festival Plaza


11:00 a.m. Official Opening Ceremony Germanfest 2012
Festival Pavilion Stage

It’s Wunderbar! Germanfest 2012 marks our 31st annual event; come down and celebrate! We invite all local and visiting dignitaries, sponsors, and the public to participate in this traditional opening ceremony. Attend the ceremonies, enjoy the music, and dine on fine German food (the traditional brats hot off the grill, homemade sauerkraut, German potato salad, kuchen for dessert.


11:00 a.m. The Jay Fox Band performs live on the Festival Pavilion Stage.


11:30 a.m. City-wide Chicken Dance
Festival Pavilion Stage, On-air: Fun 101.7 WLDE

101.7 WLDE kicks off Germanfest with a city-wide “chicken dance”! Wherever you are, be sure your radio is set to 101.7 WLDE at 11:30AM so you, your co-workers, students, family and friends can all do a simultaneous chicken dance, broadcast 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 of the fun!


12:15 p.m. Germanfest Organ Concert
First Wayne Street UM Church, 300 E Wayne St

Geoffrey North, director of music & organist, will perform selections by various German composers on the famed Beckerath tracker organ, the only installation of its type from Hamburg, Germany in Indiana.


1:00 p.m. • 5:00 p.m. • 9:00 p.m. Ferkel Wurst Stuffin (Baby Pig Sausage Stuffing!)
Festival Pavilion Stage

Three teams of two players compete against each other and the clock to be the first to stuff a sausage “casing” full of pink plush toy piglets. All participants win great prizes! 1st game for ages 6-8 years, 2nd game for ages 9-12; and 3rd game for the grownups. Come see who has the most fun! Sign up to play at the information booth at the Germanfest main entrance or just be at the main stage at the designated times to show your stuff! Free to play!


3:45 p.m. The Hank Haller Ensemble performs live on the Festival Pavilion Stage.


8:00 p.m. Die Freudemacher performs live on the Festival Pavilion Stage.


The official Germanfest website


Photos from previous Germanfests

2005 | 2006 | 2008 | 2009 | 2011 | 2012


Videos from previous Germanfests

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