Germanfest gets underway for 37th year at Headwaters Park

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – The weeklong celebration of German heritage in Fort Wayne is getting underway.
It all started in 1981 as a project to bring a German folk festival to Fort Wayne. And since then, has grown into one of the highlights of the summer in the Summit City.
And this year is no different, with the he Fort Wayne Männerchor/Damenchor among others hoping you will join them in celebrating German heritage and Essen, Trinken, und Gemütlichkeit (eating, drinking, and having a really good time).
Monday evening, the Maskrugstemmen Kontest will pit strength against beer at the annual Kostritzer night. Things kick off at Club Soda at 5 p.m., with the contest beginning at 6. The winner is the person holding the extended stein of beer the longest, without spilling.
Wednesday will be the official kick off at the tent in Headwaters Park with the tapping at the keg at 11 a.m.
You can get a full schedule HERE

More details:
June 6th – 10th
Festival Pavilion & Bier Tent Hours:
Wednesday & Thursday 11am – 11pm
Friday & Saturday 11am – 1am
*New*
Sunday 11am – 5pm
GERMAN CHURCH SERVICE IN THE TENT AT 11AM

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.

Please remember that pets are not permitted inside the Festival Plaza. All animals (except service animals assisting disabled guests) are prohibited by City Ordinance.