9th Annual GermanFest Tickets Now on Sale!
Yodeling, wiener dog races, costume and strongman contests, 100 local artisan booths, 5K run, German food, beer, music and more!
INDIANAPOLIS – The Athenaeum Foundation will bring a taste of Germany back to Hoosier families with food, music and culture at the 9th annual Original and Fabulous GermanFest on Saturday, Oct. 14 from noon to 8 p.m. at the Athenaeum on 401 E. Michigan Street.
This is a must-attend Indianapolis event that continues to grow each year. In 2016, more than 6,000 people attended this one of a kind Indianapolis event featuring:
- The famous Wiener Dog Races (dachshunds only)
- Bavarian stone Lift
- German log dancers
- The Durstig Games, featuring a beer stein relay and beer stein holding
- Yodeling contest
- Large kids area
- OktoberFAST 5K Run/Walk
- Lots of food, drinks and live music
Sign up now for the wiener dog races, Strongman Competition or the Durstig Games and receive FREE ADMISSION the day of the event! The deadline to sign up is Wednesday, October 11.
Registration is now open for the OktoberFAST 5K Run/Walk as well.
The Athenaeum is also seeking volunteers to make this event possible. Volunteer shifts are available on Friday and Saturday and are only 3 hours long. Sign up now to get the first pick of times and locations, and of course, free admission to the event!
Advance tickets are available and cost $8 for adults and $2 for kids under 12. Day-of tickets are $12 for adults and $5 for kids under 12. Proceeds from GermanFest support the mission of the Athenaeum Foundation and help maintain one of Indianapolis’s most treasured architectural treasures, the Athenaeum, as well as the individual German groups represented at the event.
GermanFest, an all-day festival celebrating German heritage and culture, is the annual fundraising event of the Athenaeum Foundation. All GermanFest proceeds support the mission of the Athenaeum Foundation to preserve the historic Athenaeum or “The A” and provide uplifting programming that engages the entire community.