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.
By The Numbers
Attendees in 2019
Pounds of Bratwursts
Pounds of Pig Knuckles
Pounds of German Bologna
Cases of Sauerkraut
Pounds of Potatoes
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
Check the Event Page for a full schedule.