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5 things you need to know about this weeekend's German Fest

Posted at 4:15 PM, Jul 26, 2018

MILWAUKEE -- With Milwaukee having one of the biggest German populations in the country, this weekend's German Fest is sure to be a great time. Here are five things you need to know about the festival. 

Where and when is German Fest? 

German Fest begins Friday, July 27 at 3 p.m. and goes until midnight. It will take place at the Summerfest grounds on the lakefront.

The festival will continue on Saturday and Sunday. It will open at noon on Saturday and go to midnight, and open Sunday at noon and run through 9 p.m. 

How much does German Fest cost?  

A three-day pass to German Fest is $21.

A general admission pass for one day is $12. 

On Friday, tickets are just $3. 

Students with a valid school ID and people over the age of 60 get in for $7. 

To purchase tickets, click here.

What kind of entertainment is offered?  

The featured band of the 2018 festival is Die Lauser. For all bands, click here.

The STIHL Timbersports Series --2018 professional and collegiate championships. Logging, wood-chopping and more all begins Friday at 5 p.m. For more information, click here.

Fussball (Soccer) games will be taking place at Dachshund Park near the main gate. Games are Friday through Sunday. 

Glockenspiel Events take place each day of the festival. This event is being called a "must see." Accompanied by music, lumberjacks will perform tasks such as chopping wood and dancing. On Friday, shows are at 4, 6 and 8 p.m. Saturday, shows are 2, 6, and 8 p.m. On Sunday, shows are at 2, 4 and 6 p.m.

Fireworks will be shown Friday and Saturday nights beginning at 10:30 p.m. 

For more events and information, click here.

Food and Drinks 

There are tons of options available for authentic German foods. Everything from strudels, wursts, frankfurters and more. For all options, click here.

Family Events 

 At the Culture Pavilion, children of all ages are allowed to come and test the German-speaking ability. They will learn tongue twisters and learn new words to speak in German. 

At the T-Shirt tent, kids are allowed to create their personal t-shirts. 

The Children's Fairytale Parade will be Sunday at 3:30 p.m. All children ages 5-12 who walk with a parent are invited to wear a special costume provided by German Fest. 

For all family events, click here.