Contests for 2014: Get your teams together and challenge your friends. Don’t miss participating in these fun events.
Best Area Event
The Annual Gemuetlichkeit DaysTrap Shoot
The Jefferson Sportsmen’s Club is an excellent facility, so don’t miss it this year.
Sunday, August 31st, 2014
9:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.
Held at the Jefferson Sportsmen’s Club, 920-699-3968
Sponsored by: Jefferson Sportsmen’s Club
Find The Mecki
Starts Thursday, September 4th.
The MECKI is a fictional character that loves tricks and practical jokes. The Mecki is about 3-1/2 to 4 inches high doll that resembles a hedgehog dressed in German clothing. The mecki is hidden in the Jefferson area in a public place. Clues to his location are in the Daily Jefferson County Union newspaper and posted in the Library window. A cash prize goes to the person who finds the Mecki and returns it to the Chamber of Commerce office. Will you find him?
Vinnie’s Rock Bottom
Saturday, starts at 8:00 pm September 6th
Contact: Wes Viola 920-723-9242
Home Brewing Contest
Saturday, September 6th
Held at WINE & ROSES – Sponsored by: Wine & Roses 920-674-6008
Pick up entry forms at Wine & Roses, 215 South Center Avenue or the Jefferson Chamber of Commerce
Cutest Pet Picture Contest
Entry deadline is September 9th with a $5 entry fee to be sent to the Jefferson County Humane Society. Prizes will awarded to the cutest pictures in each category.
See Contest Forms for rules and regulations.
Sponsored by Jefferson Veterinary Clinic SC; Contact Sara Wollin at (920) 674-4340
Gemuetlichkeit Days begins Friday, September 12th.
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 the 12th; or the Information booth (head table) in the Black Forest Garten that evening before 7:20 pm. Three prizes will be awarded for each category. Friday at approximately 7:45 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 9:15 p.m. during a band break
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 am (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, Ken Olson’s Used Cars
Floral Arranging Contest: NEW
It’s time to get creative and try your skill at floral arranging. Gemuetlichkeit Days is having a Home Grown Floral Arranging Contest in celebration of this year’s theme, Fest der Blumen (Festival of Flowers). Please enter amateur arrangements only. Judging will include: Color, Presentation, Freshness, Originality, and Arrangement of various flower types. Please deliver your arrangement to the Fair Park Activity Center(Black Forest Garten) – Main Entrance by 11:00 am on Saturday, September 13, 2014. Please enclose a list of your name, address, telephone number, and the type of flowers used in a sealed envelope with your arrangement. Winners to be announced at 1:00 pm. We ask all participants to please leave their arrangements until after the parade on Sunday, September 14, 2014, in order for them to beautify our Festival of Flowers through the weekend.
Children’s Scavenger Hunt
Saturday 11:00 a.m. LINDEN Garten
Bean Bag Toss—NEW this year!
11:00 to 4:00 Sponsored and run by the Jefferson Lions Club. Location to be announced.
Saturday 2:00 p.m. (Registration at 1:30) Sponsored by the Jefferson Optimist Club (South of the Bavarian Garten)
Age groups: 3-4; 5-6; and 7-8 (Big Wheels will be provided for the race)
Saturday, September 13th- $5.00 per person for prizes
Registration at 12:00 noon
First Car Out at 1:01 p.m.
Starting at Fairview Sports Bar
Sponsored by:The Blackhawk Auto Club
Euchre & Schafskopf Tournaments
Saturday at 10:00 am & 2:00 pm (Black Forest Garten)
Contact Person: Euchre ~ Ellie LeMacher (920) 563-6551
Contact Person: Schafskopf ~ Don Jaeger (920) 674-5461
Registration for Euchre starts at 9:00 am with play to begin at 10:00 am SHARP!
Registration for Schafskopf begins at 1:00 pm and play begins at 2:00 pm.
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 to 1:00 on Saturday. All money is given out in prizes.
Sponsored by: Havill of Jefferson
German Food Contest
Saturday at 1:00pm (North west corner of the Black Forest Garten)
Contact Person(s): Wendy Rueth 674-3843 – Five Categories plus Best Of Show. Cash for 1st & 2nd and 3rd place. Entrees, desserts, soups & salads, Kids Contest Ages 12 to 17, Entrees & Desserts top three will win.
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, 11:00 a.m. Sharp! in Downtown Jefferson. You must PRE-register your team no later than Friday, September 12th. Please call Sara Wollin at 920-674-4340 or send it to Gdays, P.O. Box 242, Jefferson WI 53549-0242
Gemuetlichkeit Days 2014 Bed Race Rules
Each team must consist of five members. All participants must be 16 years and older to participate; team must be co-ed; and the combined ages of the five team members must total 130 or more.
Beds and Safety:
Beds must be equipped with a braking system and capable of being steered. If a team has any questions regarding their bed, they should direct those questions to the contact person listed below. We recommend that participants take necessary personal safety measures; such as, wearing helmets, elbow and knee pads.
Teams are encouraged to decorate their beds and dress in accordance with the Gemuetlichkeit Days theme. Teams will be judged on adherence to the theme and originality. The winning team will receive a mantle-worthy trophy and sweet, sweet bragging rights.
All team members are required to read and sign this document regarding the rules, along with the attached Waiver. Both documents must be turned in, along with the entry no later than Friday, September 12th. Any team failing to complete both documents will not be permitted to race.
The race will consist of paired time trials. The team to satisfactorily complete the course in the shortest amount of time will be awarded first place. The two teams with the next best times will be awarded second and third place respectively.
The course will contain three or four obstacles/stations, each having their own challenges. Teams that do not accomplish these tasks in an acceptable manner (subject to judge’s discretion) will be given time penalties to be added to their time at the end of the race.
**All teams are required to assemble in front of the judges station next to the Carnegie building by 10:30 a.m.. A brief overview of the race and the station activities will be revealed at that time.
**Drivers are not required to switch at each station. Teams can keep the same driver during the race; however, the driver will be required to jump off the bed and participate in the station activities.
If you have any additional questions, please contact Sara Wollin at (920) 674-4340 or by email at email@example.com. Thank you.
Beer Stein Carrying Race: ( Is back!) How much can you keep in a handful of full mugs while navigating to the finish line?
Sunday at 4:00 in the infield area