Gemuetlichkeit Days Contests

Contests for 2015:  Get your teams together and challenge your friends in 2015. Don’t miss participating in these fun events this year.

Badge with words 4 in RGB



Best Area Event






The Annual Gemuetlichkeit DaysTrap Shoot

King and Queen Trapshoot 2014

The Jefferson Sportsmen’s Club is an excellent facility, so don’t miss it next year.
It was held on Sunday, September 6th from  9:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.
at the Jefferson Sportsmen’s Club, 920-699-3968
Sponsored by: Jefferson Sportsmen’s Club. Thank you JSC!




Find The Mecki
Starts Thursday, September 10th.

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, starts at 8:00 pm September 12th
Contact: Wes Viola 920-723-9242

Home Brewing Contest
Saturday, September 12th
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


Gemuetlichkeit Days begins Friday, September 18th.

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 18th; 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

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 19th- $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 ~ 
Contact Person: Schafskopf ~ 

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

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.

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


Bed Race
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.
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 no later than Friday, September 12th. Any team failing to complete both documents will not be permitted to race.
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 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 Thank you.

Beer Stein Carrying Race: 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