Start: Friday, September 9, 2022 5:00PM
End: Sunday, September 11, 2022 5:00PM
A fun, festive and authentic OKTOBERFEST! will be held at Germania Festival Grounds, 51 Old DeGarmo Road, Poughkeepsie, NY! - Friday September 9, 5-10pm, Saturday September 10, 1pm-10pm, and Sunday September11, Noon-5pm. Event features live German bands, German food, home baked German desserts, traditional German Beer, children's entertainment, Bavarian dancers, and singers. Adult entry ticket $5 daily, $4 Veterans and Active Military with valid ID, children under 16 with parent, no charge. -Only service animals with valid ID please.
Event will be held RAIN or SHINE under tents. FREE PARKING!
Germania of Poughkeepsie, founded 1850, is a benevolent, 501c3 nonprofit organization committed to the education of German heritage and culture. Germania hosts various authentic cultural events throughout the year including an annual Maifest, Oktoberfest, Christkindlmarkt, Heritage Day Bake Sale, Biergartens, authentic German Saturday Take Out dinners, along with other events.
Over the past 172 years, Germania has hosted educational programs in music, sport, dance, and citizenship. Germania sponsors numerous "Sister Clubs" who also promote many educational and authentic cultural events. These include the Germania Singers, Germania Almrausch Schuhplattler Verein, Steuben Society of America Dr. Charles Gilbert Spross Unit #167, and the Germania Blue and White Soccer Club. Germania also sponsors German Language Classes, Ballroom Dancing Classes, and a Volkssports Club. Throughout the year Germania holds clothing, food, toy drives, as well as grants annual scholarships to BOCES CTI Culinary program graduates. Since the pandemic, Germania has donated over six hundred German Saturday Take Out Dinners to area First Responders.
Germania supports the community by procuring goods and services through locally owned, Hudson Valley businesses. The organization remains an 100% volunteer, private club, and is actively looking to increase membership, along with Club Sponsorship and Event Vendors. Membership is open to individuals of all faiths and backgrounds.
Please visit https://germaniapok.com for additional details, and Facebook https://facebook.com/GermaniaOfPoughkeepsie/ , Contact Germania directly for further information, president@germaniaPok.com or call 845-471-0609.
SEE YOU AT OKTOBERFEST 2022!
Artists: The Adlers Band, The Bratwurst Boys, The Joe Unger Band