Syracuse, Nebraska

    • Syracuse, Nebraska

Germanfest 2013

Join us in Syracuse, Nebraska for Germanfest on July 13-14, 2013 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)

Sunday, July 8th

 12:00 p.m. GermanFest Open Golf Tourney
 (3-person, Staggered Scramble)
 To sign-up, call the Syracuse Country Club
 at 402-269-2924



Saturday, July 13th

 7:00 a.m.

Lion's Pancake Breakfast
 5th & Midland

 1:00 p.m.   - 4:00 p.m. KinderFun
First National Bank - Wahoo Drive Thru
Sponsored by CMH (Community Memorial Hospital)
 8:00 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 Schilling Bridge Winery & MicroBrewery, Pawnee City
Green Room, 5th St Centre

 9:00 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

 8:00 a.m. -11:00 a.m.

AVA VolksWalk- 5th Street Centre
AVA credit is available
Walkers must be off course by 1:30 p.m.
Sponsored by Lincoln Volksport Club and Fitness Plus
 3:30 p.m. Fest Keg Tapped - 5th & Midland
Wristband Required
Sponsored by Triple D's Saloon & B&J's Family Restaurant
 10:30 a.m. Kinder Parade "WILD, WILD WEST" Theme
5th & Plum Entry Form Information
Sponsored by Baylor Evnen Curtiss Grimit
& Witt LLP.
 5:00 p.m. Little Tugger’s Pedal Tractor Pull
First National Bank - Wahoo Drive Thru
Sponsored by Stutheit Implement, KanEquip Inc., Keim Farm Equipment & Syracuse FFA
 11:00 a.m. Grand Parade Information 
5th & Plum
 5:00 p.m. RibFest - 5th & Midland
Sponsored by Countryside Bank & area businesses
 11:00 a.m. Luncheon - Public Library, 5th & Plum
Sponsored by Friends of the Library
 5:30 p.m.

Good News Band - 5th & Midland
Sponsored by Brandt, Horan, Hallstom, Stilmock Law Firm

 12:00 p.m.

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

 9:00 p.m.

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

 12:00 p.m.  - 4:00 p.m. Otoe County Museum of Memories -
 336 Poplar
 Dusk Fireworks - South Park Area
Sponsored by Granneman Agency Inc.
& Syracuse Volunteer Fire Department
 12:30 p.m.

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

 1:00 p.m. 5th Annual ‘Viener’ Dog Races - 5th & Thorne
Call 402.269.2035 for More Information
Sponsored by Professional Property Valuations
Entry Form | Dog Release Form | Doggie Day Care    
  ‘Viener’ Vogue - Dog Fashion Show
Immediately following races 
Green Room, 5th Street Centre
Call 402.269.2035 for More Information
Sponsored by Professional Property Valuations
  Entry Form    

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

  • Main Street Wackiness - 5th Street (TBA)
  • Senior Citizen & Handicap Parking (available at First National Bank Parking Lot @ 5th & Midland Streets)
  • Historic Walking Tours of Syracuse (information at Merchandise Booth)
  • Cash Drawings for $100, $75 & $50 (register at Germanfest Headquarters) - Sponsored by First National Bank of Wahoo
  • Lodging Available

Sunday, July 14th

 10:00 a.m. Community Church Service
6th & Plum Street
Sponsored by Syracuse Ministerial Committee
 11:00 a.m.

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


THANK YOU 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