What is GermanFest?  

GermanFest is a day-long, indoor/outdoor festival that celebrates all things German

When is GermanFest this year? 

Saturday, October 3rd, 2020 from noon to 7:00pm

Where is all of this happening?  

GermanFest is held every year at the Athenaeum on 401 E. Michigan Street Indianapolis, IN 46204. For specific directions you can go to our website at www.athenaeumfoundation.org

How much does it cost to attend?  

Adults $8 in advance and $13 at the door, Children 2-12 $3 in advance and $5 at the door

Where can I buy tickets? 

When tickets become available a link will be shared here. They will also be available at the gate the day of the event.

What kinds of things happen at GermanFest? 

Some of the planned activities include: German music, German dancing, German food, German beer, a yodeling contest, wiener dog races,  large kids area, competitive Durstig Games, and a Bratwurst Eating Contest.

Are there things for kids to do?  

Children will have their own play area. Arts and crafts will be set up along with many other fun filled activities! FREE with admission!

Where do I go to sign up for the Wiener Dog Races, 5K Run, the competitive Durstig Games, and the Bavarian Strong Man Contest? 

CLICK HERE for registration info and forms. If spaces are available you will be able sign up that day.

Will everything be outside?  

Most activities will be outside; however there will be tours led inside the building.

Do you have to be over 21 years old to attend?  

No, people of all ages are welcome. If you would like to participate in the Durstig Games, however, you will need to be 21.

Do you have to be German to attend?  

No, everyone is welcome. GermanFest gives the Indianapolis community a chance to learn about the German culture and become honorary Germans for the day!

Is GermanFest the same thing as Oktoberfest?  

No, they are two completely different and separate events.

Why is there an admission fee?  

Proceeds from GermanFest support the mission of the Athenaeum Foundation and help maintain one of Indianapolis’s most treasured architectural treasures, the Athenaeum,  and/or the individual German Groups represented at the event.

Will there be merch?   

Yes, there will be items such as t-shirts, hats, steins and other mementos available for purchase. We will also have a large variety of vendors!

Will there be food and drinks? 

Yes, there will be a selection of favorite and delectable German foods for everyone to enjoy, and, of course, there will be fine German beers too!

Where can I go to find out more information?  

We’ll keep our website updated, or you can call (317) 655-2755 with specific questions.
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We look forward to seeing you on Saturday, October 3rd!