The Decatur Chamber of Commerce is hosting its 1st annual Germanfest in partnership with our main sponsor German Mutual Insurance, celebrating their 150th year in business. The festival will be held on Friday of the Kekionga Festival in Downtown Decatur.
The Germanfest Committee will open the festivities with Mayor Ken Meyer Tapping the 1st wooden keg from Bavaria. Music will be provided all evening by The Franz Klaber Orchestra (The Klabberheads), an interactive 13 piece band from Hamilton, Ohio, will be entertaining the crowd all night.
This will be a family-friendly event, along with a covered dance floor for Polka dancing and complete with traditional German food including Bratwurst, Sauerkraut, German Potato Salad, Pretzels, and large variety of desserts. A (Biergarten) beer garden serving the best beers in the entire world … German beers, will also make you feel as if you’ve been transported straight to the heart of Bavaria.
Merchandise, including Alpine Hats, Hat pins, Tee Shirts & Beer mugs will be sold during the event. Safe Ride Home within 10 mile radius of Downtown will also be available every ½ hour based upon demand. So, men put on your Lederhosen and ladies put on your Dirndls and get ready for a good time for the whole family at the Dekatur GermanFest … Prost!