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Germanfest Sioux Falls SD
The Dakota Dachsund Rescue and the Sister Cities Association of Sioux Falls are proud to sponsor the annual Germanfest! The event features the sights, sounds, food, and entertainment known worldwide as German flare. Guests attending this FREE event can enjoy authentic German food and polka music as well as Dachsund races and a puppet show for the kids.
Germanfest will take place Saturday September 8th, 2018 at Fawick Park in Sioux Falls. The event begins at 1:00 PM and will conclude around 10:00 PM. Guests are invited to bring lawn chairs and enjoy all the festival has to offer! Musical entertainment is provided by Brian Brueggen & the Mississippi Dutchmen starting at 2:00 PM and the Jim Kucera Band begins at 6:00 PM. (See below for the full entertainment and vendor list.)
A big attraction every year at Germanfest is the Dachsund races sponsored by Dakota Dachsund Rescue. Who doesn't love a good weiner dog race!?! Categories for the event include Juniors, Adults, Seniors, Dachsund mix/wannabes, and best costume. The entry fee is $10 due the day of the race. Contestants can register by clicking HERE!
The other major sponsor of Germanfest is the Sister Cities Association of Sioux Falls. This non-profit group works to promote relationships between communities across the globe. They state "Our purpose is to foster friendships and understanding between different cultures. We achieve this goal through social agreement between cities and regions to promote cultural and commercial ties." The inspiration for Germanfest actually stems from the organizations long-standing relationship with the city of Potsdam. Funds are raised every year for students to study abroad in Potsdam, Germany as well as Newry & Mourne, Northern Ireland. The Sister Cities Association of Sioux Falls also sponsors the Dakota Irish Festival every July here in Sioux Falls. For more information on how to get involved with this great organization, learn what else the offer or volunteer, visit their website!
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