Syracuse, Nebraska

    • Syracuse, Nebraska

GermanFest 2015

Join us in Syracuse, Nebraska for Germanfest on July 11-12, 2015 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 11th

 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

 2:00 p.m.

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

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

Market at Germanfest- 5th St & FirstBank of Nebraska - Lower Level
Information – 402.269.5532
Market Handout for Vendors

 4:30 p.m. Little Tugger’s Pedal Tractor Pull
FirstBank of Nebraska - Drive Thru
Sponsored by KanEquip Inc., Keim Farm Equipment, Stutheit Implement, & Syracuse FFA

 9:00 a.m. -11:00 a.m.

Show & Shine Car Show Registration- 3rd St between Midland St. & Thorne St. (Otoe County Fair Grounds)
 5:00 p.m. Ribfest
5th & Midland St.
Information | Entry Form
Sponsored by Countryside Bank & area businesses
 10:30 a.m. Kinder Parade - Theme - "We Are"
5th & Plum Entry Form | Information
Sponsored by Baylor Evnen Curtiss Grimit
& Witt LLP.
 5:00 p.m.

Kim Eames
5th & Midland St.

 11:00 a.m. Grand Parade

5th & Plum St
 6:30 p.m.

Gregg Blecha Trio
5th & Midland St.

 11:00 a.m. Luncheon - Green Room, 5th St Centre
Sponsored by Syracuse Methodist Church
 9:00 p.m.

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

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

 12:00 p.m.

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

 12:00 p.m.  - 3:00 p.m. Wine Tasting by Whiskey Run Creek, Brownville, NE - The Beer Stein, 5th St & Mohawk    
 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. 7th 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...

  • Senior Citizen & Handicap Parking (available at First National Bank Parking Lot @ 5th & Midland Streets)
  • Main Street Wackiness - On"Main Street" 5th Street (TBA) - Register at Kiosk
  • 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 12th

 10:00 a.m. Community Church Service
"Under the Tent" - Corner of 11th & Mohawk
Sponsored by Syracuse Ministerial Committee
 12:00 p.m. BurgerMeister Open Golf Tournament
(3-person, Staggered Scramble)
Call Syracuse Country Club at (402) 269-2924 to enter.
 11:00 a.m.

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


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