Gemuetlichkeit Days Contests

Contests for 2014:  Get your teams together and challenge your friends. Don’t miss participating in these fun events.

The Annual Gemuetlichkeit Days Gerald Jeffery Memorial Trap Shoot

Koehler's Trap Team 2013

The Jefferson Sportsmen’s Club is an excellent facility, so don’t miss it next year.
Sunday, August 31st, 2014
9:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.
Held at the Jefferson Sportsman Club, 920-699-3968
Sponsored by: Jefferson Sportsman 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?

Beer Pong       

Vinnie’s Rock Bottom 
Saturday, 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.
See Contest Forms for rules and regulations.
Sponsored by Jefferson Veterinary Clinic SC; Contact Judy Havill at 920-674-2969

Gemuetlichkeit Days begins Friday, September 12th.


Facial Hair Contest 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 7:30 pm. Three prizes will be awarded for each category.  Friday at a
pproximately 7:45 p.m.  Sponsored by the B.E. Hive Hair Salon

Sauerkraut Eating Contest sponsored by Bon Ton Bakery
Friday at approximately 9:15  p.m.

Ethnic Costume Contest
Saturday at 9:30 a.m. Registration at 9:15 a.m.
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

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.

Big Wheel Race
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)

Road Rally
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. All money is given out in prizes.
Sponsored by: Havill of Jefferson

Learn more about Euchre
Learn more about Schafskopf (Sheepshead)

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.

Bed Race
Sunday, 11:00 a.m. Sharp! (Registration at 10:30) in Downtown Jefferson
Gemuetlichkeit Days 2014 Bed Race Rules
Each team must consist of five members. All participants must be 16 years and older to participate.

Beds and Safety:
Beds must be equipped with a braking system and capable of being steered. If a team does not have a bed, they will have an option to rent one for $10.00. Please inform the Bed Races contact person if you would like to rent a bed. 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.
Theme Participation:
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 and/or bed rental fee (if applicable) at registration before the races begin. Any team failing to complete both documents will not be permitted to race. **Please be prompt to fill out the registration paperwork at 10:30 am on Sunday.**
The 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 judge station next the Carnegie building after registration. 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 Thank you.

Beer Stein Carrying Race: ( Is back!)
Sunday at 4:00 in the infield area