August is the New October – Join the Evansville Germania Maennerchor for Volksfest 2017
I gotta say, August makes me kind of sad. Kids go back to school and it's a reminder that summer is on its way out. Booooo! But, one thing that I absolutely love about August is Germania Maennerchor's Volkfest! We go every year and it reminds me why I love being a German!
First of all, the food... When I can only get these delicacies annually, I savor them. I'm also a Polka music aficionado - who doesn't want to do the chicken dance? Finally, I love my motley crew of Germans! They are so fun and they know how to let the good times roll!
Germania Mannerchor Volkfest
When: August 3 – August 5
Doors open at 11:00 am each day for lunch and close at midnight. Kids are welcome from 11:00- 2:30 pm. But afterward the event is over 21 only. We begin a $5.00 cover charge after 4:00 pm, but on Saturday night you can wear your 2017 Brat Trot t-shirt and get in free.
Where: Germania Maennerchor -- 916 N Fulton Ave, Evansville, Indiana 47710
Food: Delicious German food: Hocks, Brats, Kraut, Beans, and German Potato Salad. Sandwiches and the famous kraut balls.
Music: Three great bands: Rhine Valley Brass, Ratskeller Band, and The Cincinnati Schnapps Band.
Beverages: Enjoy our selection of draft beers, German beer and even some local craft beer will be available all day. Wine coolers, malt beverages, and Coke products will also be available.
Kids: The annual Kids day will be on that Saturday morning with games and activities.
Brat Trot: Come run the Brat Trot on Saturday morning. Register at: riseupandrun.com/
Come celebrate with the Germania Maennerchor gang at Volksfest 2017.
Three things you probably didn't know about Volksfest:
1. It began in 1934 here in Evansville but took a hiatus from 1941-1962 due to WWII.
2. It's held in a Ratskeller. (According to Wikipedia, a Rathskeller is German for a bar or restaurant located in the basement of a city hall (Rathaus) or nearby)
3. Many of the Evansville Germania Maennerchor hosts wear traditional German apparel including lederhosen.