Syracuse, Nebraska

    • Syracuse, Nebraska

Germanfest 2014

Join us in Syracuse, Nebraska for Germanfest on July 12-13, 2014 for a celebration of our German heritage! A few of the activities include the ‘Viener Races”, “Viener Vogue” style show, KinderFun, craft and food vendors, parade, RibFest, and street dance with Cactus Hill. A community-wide church service and a golf tournament will be held on Sunday. See our schedule of events for complete details & plan now to attend this family-friendly event for the entire weekend! Available Lodging | Event Location

Little Miss Germanfest Application

Schedule is subject to change (check this page periodically for updates)


Saturday, July 12th

 7:00 a.m.

St. Paulinus Catholic Church Pancake Breakfast
5th & Midland

 1:00 p.m.   - 4:00 p.m. KinderFun
FirstBank of Nebraska - Drive Thru
Sponsored by CMH (Community Memorial Hospital) & Syracuse Chiropractic Clinic
7:30 a.m.  

Germanfest 5K Run and Youth Run
Begins at Williams Park (near 12th & Chestnut)
Entry Form
For more information, call 402.269.2859

 1:00 p.m.  
-5:00 p.m.

Wine Tasting by Glacial Till Vinetard and Winery,
Ashland, NE - at The Beer Stein
214 5th Street

 9:00 a.m.
-10:30 a.m.
Bingo - Post Home, 527 5th St.
Sponsored by VFW Auxiliary
 2:00 p.m.

Helmat Tanzer Dancers & Die Singender
Wandered Singers
Green Room, 5th Street Centre
Sponsored by Potash Corp., PCS Phosphate

 9:00 a.m.

Market at Germanfest- 5th St
Information – 402.269.5532
Market Handout for Vendors

 3:00 p.m. Greg Blecha Trio
5th & Midland St.

 9:00 a.m. -11:00 a.m.

Show & Shine Car Show Registration- 3rd Street between Midland St. & Thorne St. (Otoe County Fair Grounds)
 3:30 p.m. Fest Keg Tapped - 5th & Midland
Wristband Purchase Required
Sponsored by Triple D's Saloon, B&J's Family Restaurant & Lounge, and The Beer Stein
 10:30 a.m. Kinder Parade - Theme - "All-Star" Sports
5th & Plum Entry Form | Information
Sponsored by Baylor Evnen Curtiss Grimit
& Witt LLP.
 5:00 p.m. Little Tugger’s Pedal Tractor Pull
FirstBank of Nebraska - Drive Thru
Sponsored by Stutheit Implement, KanEquip Inc., Keim Farm Equipment & Syracuse FFA
 11:00 a.m. Grand Parade

5th & Plum St
 5:00 p.m. Ribfest
5th & Midland St.
Sponsored by Countryside Bank & area businesses
 11:00 a.m. Luncheon - Public Library, 5th & Plum
Sponsored by Friends of the Library
 5:00 p.m.
- 7:00 p.m.

Wine Tasting by Rockin' Rooster Winery, Scotia, NE - at The Beer Stein
214 5th Street

11:00 p.m.
-3:00 p.m.

Show & Shine Car Show
3rd St. between Thorne St. & Midland St. (Otoe County Fair Grounds) Awards at at 3:00

 5:30 p.m.

DeJu Blue
5th & Midland St.
Sponsored in Part by Fusselman-Harvey-Allen Funeral Home

 12:00 p.m.

Two-Block Beer Garden Opens
5th St. between Thorne St. & Mohawk St.
Wristband Purchase Required

 9:00 p.m.

Street Dance Featuring “Cactus Hill”
5th & Midland
Wristband Purchase Required

 12:00 p.m.  - 4:00 p.m. Otoe County Museum of Memories -
 336 Poplar St.
 12:30 p.m.

Free Watermelon Feed - 5th & Midland St.
 Sponsored by Midwest Farmers Cooperative

 1:00 p.m. 6th Annual ‘Viener’ Dog Races
5th & Thorne
Information | Entry Form | Doggie Day Care
Call 402.269.2035 for More Information
Sponsored by Professional Property Valuations

‘Viener’ Vogue - Dog Fashion Show
Immediately following races 
Viener Dog Race Track
Information | Entry Form
Call 402.269.2035 for More Information
Sponsored by Professional Property Valuations



Enjoy the following courtesy's throughout the day...

  • Main Street Wackiness - On"Main Street" 5th Street (TBA)
  • Senior Citizen & Handicap Parking (available at First National Bank Parking Lot @ 5th & Midland Streets)
  • Historic Walking Tours of Syracuse (information at the Germanfest Kiosk)
  • Register for Cash Drawings of $100, $75 & $50 at the Germanfest Kiosk) - Sponsored by FirstBank of Nebraska
  • Lodging Available

Sunday, July 13th

 10:00 a.m. Community Church Service
"Under the Tent" - Corner of 11th & Mohawk
Sponsored by Syracuse Ministerial Committee
 11:00 a.m.

Ice Cream Social & Meal - 7th & Plum St.
Sponsored by St. John’s UCC Church

 12:00 p.m. Germanfest Open Golf Tourney
(3-person, Staggered Scramble)
Call Syracuse Country Club at (402) 269-2924 to enter.

THANKS to the Syracuse Economic Development Corporation for keeping Germanfest litter free!
Germanfest funded in part by Otoe County Visitors Committee

For more information, contact Rhae Werner or call 402-269-7489