Gemuetlichkeit Days Contests & Events
Gemuetlichkeit Days begins Friday, September 14, 2018
Friday, September 14th
Facial Hair Contest in the Black Forest Garten for Best Beard; Best Mustache and Best Sideburns
Sign up at the B.E. Hive Hair Salon before September 11th or at the ‘Head table’ by the Souvenir Stand in the Black Forest Garten that evening before 7:20 p.m. Three prizes will be awarded for each category. Friday at 7:30 p.m. Sponsored by the B.E. Hive Hair Salon
Sauerkraut Eating Contest in the Black Forest Garten sponsored by Bon Ton Bakery
Friday at approximately 9:20 p.m. during a band break
Saturday, September 15th
2018 Pretzel Polka Run/Walk
9 a.m. start time at the Puerner Street Gate. 7:30-8:30 a.m. on grounds registration. Visit the Randy Schopen Foundation website for more information.
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: Mike Spangler (920) 674-4482
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
**New Event – Little Tykes Big Wheels
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)
18-23 months, 24-29 months, 30-35 months, 36-41 months, 42-47 months
Maximum weight is 35 pounds (Big Wheels provided for the race by Gemuetlichkeit Days)
Location signage will be posted at the festival.
Registration at 10:45 a.m.. Start Time is at 11:00 a.m. (Weather permitting). Age groups: 3-4; 5-6; and 7-8 (Big Wheels provided for the race by Gemuetlichkeit Days)
Organized and run by the Jefferson Optimist Club Location signage will be posted at festival. **New Event – Chainsaw Competition
Start Time is at 11:00 a.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. Children’s Stein Carrying Contest Begins at Noon. (Weather permitting) Location signage will be posted at the festival.
Euchre & Schafskopf Tournaments Saturday at 10:00 a.m. & 2:00 p.m. (Black Forest Garten)
Contact Person: Euchre ~ Seth Kemmeter (920-650-6839)
Contact Person: Schafskopf ~ Andy Bare Jr. (920-285-1345)
Registration for Euchre starts at 9:00 a.m. with play to begin at 10:00 a.m. SHARP!
Registration for Schafskopf begins at 1:00 p.m. and play begins at 2:00 p.m.
Both tournaments are held in the Black Forest Garten. Trophies & prize money for 1st place in both 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: Havill of Jefferson
German Food Contest
Saturday 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
Test your skills pounding nails into a log while holding a drink in your other hand.
Saturday night in the Black Forest Garten during the first band break
Sunday, September 16th
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 $1000 will be held at 6 p.m. in the Black Forest Garten (main Activity Building).