Gemuetlichkeit Days Contests & Events

Window Decorating Contest to be held 1 week prior to the Festival. Sponsored by Robin’s Nest Salon.

Gemuetlichkeit Days begins Friday, September 13, 2019

Friday, September 13th

Presentation of Kings and Queens held Friday evening during a band break

 
Masskrugstemmen (Beer Stein Holding) Contest
Begins approximately at 7:30 p.m. in the Black Forest Garten
Ages 18 and older, men’s and women’s divisions
Contact Person: Leigh Scherer. Sponsor to be determined.

Sauerkraut Eating Contest in the Black Forest Garten Held at approximately 9:20 p.m. during a band break. Sponsored by Bon Ton Bakery


Saturday, September 14th

Randy Schopen Foundation Pretzel Polka Run, Walk, Zero K
Saturday at 9:00 a.m.
Register at randyschopenfoundation.org/run.

Ethnic Costume Contest
Saturday at 9:30 a.m. Registration at 9:15 a.m. in the Linden Garten
Age categories are: 0 to 2, 3 to 5, and 6 to 12 years old
Contact Person: Kelly Becker (920) 674-4244
Costume contest for both Homemade and Authentic costumes. Prizes for 1st, 2nd, 3rd & Honorable Mention in each category.

Vintage Car Show
Saturday at 10:00 a.m. (Infield Area)
Contact Person: Bill Becker
Participant ribbons to the first 25 entries. Three trophies awarded. King’s Choice for Best Pre-War, Queen’s Choice for Best Post-War and President’s Choice for Overall Favorite.
Sponsored by: Aumann’s Service, Inc. & NAPA Auto Supply

Euchre Tournament
Saturday at 10:00 a.m.(Black Forest Garten). Registration for Euchre starts at 9:00 a.m. with play to begin at 10:00 a.m. SHARP! Trophies & prize money for 1st place with prize money to the rest as determined by the number of participants. Registration fee of $2.00 is required as is a button for admission to the grounds, BUT there is free admission from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Saturday. All money is given out in prizes.
Sponsored by Griffin Chrysler Jeep Dodge RAM of Jefferson

Learn more about Euchre http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Euchre

Little Tykes/Big Wheel Races
Event to be held ‘after’ the Ethnic Costume Contest
Registration is at 10:45 a.m., Start Time is at 11:00 a.m. (Weather permitting)
Age groups for Little Tykes: 18-23 months, 24-29 months, 30-35 months, 36-41 months, 42-47 months
Age groups for Big Wheels: 3-4; 5-6; and 7-8
Maximum weight for Little Tykes is 35 pounds  (Big Wheels provided for the race by Gemuetlichkeit Days)
Organized and run by the Jefferson Optimist Club
Location signage will be posted at the festival.

 
German Food Contest
Begins at 1:00 p.m. (North west corner of the Black Forest Garten)
Five Categories plus Best Of Show. Cash for 1st & 2nd and 3rd place. Entrees, desserts, soups & salads.
Contact Person(s): Wendy Bentheimer (920)253-9205 & Chris Bentheimer (920)253-1633
Sponsored by Just Imagine Catering

Schafskopf Tournament
Saturday at 1:30 p.m. (Black Forest Garten)
Registration for Schafskopf begins at 12:30 p.m. and play begins at 1:30 p.m.
Tournaments is held in the Black Forest Garten. Trophies & prize money for 1st place with prize money to the rest as determined by the number of participants. Registration fee of $2.00 is required as is a button for admission to the grounds, BUT there is free admission from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Saturday. All money is given out in prizes.
Sponsored by Griffin Chrysler Jeep Dodge RAM of Jefferson

Learn more about Schafskopf (Sheepshead) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sheepshead


Nagelspielen
Test your skills pounding nails into a log while holding a drink in your other hand.
Chairperson: Bob Gruennert
Saturday night in the Black Forest Garten during the first band break


Beer Stein Holding (Adults)
Sponsored by Awaken Salon and Wellness Spa
Saturday night in the Black Forest Garten during  band break

 


Other Activities

 
Railyard Fitness Center
Saturday 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Sponsored by Fort Healthcare

Polka Hop Lessons
Saturday 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Sponsored by Polka Boosters

Chainsaw Competition
Registration is at 12:30 p.m., Start Time is 1:00 p.m. (Weather permitting) This will be a timed event of making 1 cut down and 1 cut down within a 6” area. This year will be a friendly competition between friends. Who will have bragging rights? We will be building off of this for the coming years. Bring your stock chainsaw. Safety apparel is required. Safety chaps, eye protection & hearing protection.
Sponsored by Two Guys Trimming


Sunday, September 15th

There are currently no contests scheduled on Sunday, but come and enjoy the great parade downtown at noon.   Then head out to the Jefferson County Fair Park to listen or dance to the famous Jimmy Hartwig Band with no admission button required.  The grand prize drawing for the $1,000 will be held at 6 p.m. in the Black Forest Garten (main Activity Building).

Find the Mecki!


The Find the Mecki contest will be held prior to the festival, begining on September 5th, 2019. Clues will be posted on our Find the Mecki page when the contest begins.

What is Gemuetlichkeit?


What does “Gemuetlichkeit” mean? The link in the above question takes you to Wikipedia. Our city is mentioned at the end of the first paragraph!

Buy A Button!


To see a list of where you can go to purchase a Gemuetlichkeit Days Entry Button prior to the festival

2019 Royalty Nominations

Download and send in your nominations for the 2019 King and Queen by January 31, 2019!

G-Days T-Shirts


2019 Gemuetlichkeit Days T-Shirts are available at the Awaken Salon and Wellness Spa, Jefferson.

Upcoming Festival Dates

49th Year - Sept. 13-15, 2019

50th Year - Sept. 18-20 , 2020