German Kulturfest Saturday, September 14 10:00AM - 4:00PM Hjemkomst Center
Join us for a celebration of the Red River Valley's prominent German traditions with German Kulturfest 2019 on Saturday, September 14, from 10:00AM to 4:00PM at the Hjemkomst Center. Styled after the many Oktoberfest (or Volksfest) celebrations held each year throughout Germany, German Kulturfest offers a full day of Old World food, drink, and entertainment in an effort to highlight a wonderful bit of our local history and heritage.
Food & Drink Join us in the Hjemkomst Bier Hall where we, Fargo Brewing Company, and Karen’s Kuchens throw down a fantastic spread of German foods, wines, and beers. This year’s menu includes classics like sauerbraten, currywurst, bratwurst (including vegan), borscht, sauerkraut, warm German potato salad, and several sauerkraut dishes. Dessert will include a dozen varieties of kuchen*, as well as German chocolate cookies, icebox cookies, potato chip cookies, and root beer float cookies.
A close-up of Karen's delicious kuchen, a regular feature of German Kulturfest.
Performances On the mainstage we're bringing back Dale Dahmen and the Beats after their energetic performances the last few years and we're adding a new group, local favorites The Meat Rabbits. Oompa, polka, and a few modern cuts will keep those toes tapping and the energy high. So get out there and dance, folks!
German Market Throughout the museum, local artists, craftspeople, educators, entertainers, and vendors offer a variety of entertainment, education, and shopping options. Kulturfest will once again include favorites like Evelyn Engle's Bunzlau Polish Pottery, In the Chips' German woodcarving, and Minnesota Krampus's fun and frightful look at German folklore. They'll be joined by new features like Wayne Hankel's woodcarving and Fableheim Productions' art and jewelry, and our local German clubs teaching games, history, and languages from the Deutschland -- including Probstfield Farm, Concordia German Club, and West Fargo High School German Club.
Nicki Marie of Postal Squirrel showcasing her German paper art.
Admission, Parking, & Details Admission for the festival is $10, but children 12 and under are admitted free with a paid adult.
Parking is available at the Moorhead Center Mall, where MATBUS/LinkFM will be running shuttles to the Hjemkomst Center every 15 minutes. Please reserve parking at the Hjemkomst Center for both our vendors and any visitors with impaired mobility.
For more details or questions about accessibility and accommodations, please contact HCSCC Communications Manager Davin Wait at (218) 299-5511, ext. 6733, or firstname.lastname@example.org.