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Volksfest

Sharing Food, Laughter, Dance, & Song

The Volksfest is our biggest event of the year and celebrates our German heritage and culture with authentic food, drinks, and activities. Our first Volksfest took place in 1934; however, we discontinued in 1941 when "patriotic feelings stirred by WWII turned public opinion against anything of German culture." We brought back the Volksfest in 1962 as part of Evansville's sesquicentennial celebration.

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By The Numbers

10000

Attendees in 2019

2000

Pounds of Bratwursts

1500

Pounds of Pig Knuckles

450

Pork Chops

200

Pounds of German Bologna

60

Cases of Sauerkraut

1000

Pounds of Potatoes

15000

Krautballs

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59th Volksfest

We're Back for 2021

We are so excited to welcome our friends as we come back from the pandemic to celebrate our 59th Volksfest! From August 5th to 7th, we'll be featuring authentic German food, live music, beverages, and fun that the whole family can enjoy!

The festival will be open to guests between 11 AM and midnight all three days. All ages are welcome until 2 PM; after which, only 21+. A $5 cover charge starts at 4 PM.

We'll be featuring three great bands:

  • Rhein Valley Brass

  • Ratskeller Band

  • Cincinnati Schnapps

Check the Event Page for a full schedule.

Through the Years