Gemuetlichkeit Days is a community festival to build spirit and unity by celebrating our community’s German heritage in a family friendly atmosphere.
Gemuetlichkeit Days Celebration of German Heritage is held at the Jefferson County Fair Park, 503 North Jackson Avenue, Jefferson, WI 53549.
2015 SCHEDULE OF EVENTS (Tentative-please check back closer to the event)
The Annual Gemuetlichkeit Days Trap Shoot
The Jefferson Sportsmen’s Club is an excellent facility, so don’t miss it next year.
It was held on Sunday, September 6th, 2015 at the Jefferson Sportsmen’s Club, 920-699-3968
Sponsored by: Jefferson Sportsmen’s Club
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?
Vinnie’s Rock Bottom
Saturday, starts at 8:00 pm September 12th
Contact: Wes Viola 920-723-9242
Home Brewing Contest
Saturday, September 19th (time to be determined at later date)
Held at Jefferson Fair Park – Sponsored by: Wine & Roses 920-674-6008
Pick up entry forms at Wine & Roses, 215 South Center Avenue or the Jefferson Chamber of Commerce
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 18th Gemuetlichkeit Days Begins!
5:00 P.M. – 6:30 P.M. – “Kick Off” with Mike Schneider – In the Black Forest Garten
Ceremonial Program-In the Black Forest Garten
Welcome by President of Gemuetlichkeit Days
Patriotic Songs by Queen Michelle Haffelder
Introduction of our King & Queen
Honorary Proclamation- Rep. Steve Nass
6:30 P.M. – CEREMONIAL TAPPING OF THE FIRST KEG – Black Forest Garten – The Keg of Beer – Spaten Oktoberfest
6:30 P.M. – 10:30 P.M. – Keith Zweifel & The State Line Playboys – Linden Garten
6:30 P.M. – 10:30 P.M. – “THE FREISTADT ALTE KAMERADEN BAND” – Black Forest Garten
7:00 P.M. – Flag Raising Ceremony just east of the Activity Center
7:45 P.M.- BEST FACIAL HAIR CONTEST Sponsored by The B.E. Hive Salon. 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 NO later than 7:21 pm. Three prizes will be awarded for each category. Best Mustache, Best Beard and Best Side Burns.
8:15 P.M. – PRESENTATION OF KINGS & QUEENS – Linden Garten – Floral Donation – Wine & Roses
IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING: PRESENTATION OF KINGS & QUEENS – Black Forest Garten – Royalty Photos – Courtesy of Mary Springer
9:15 to 9:20 Start time: (during the Band break) Sauerkraut Eating Contest sponsored by Bon Ton Bakery
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 19th
FREE ADMISSION FROM 9:00 A.M. TO 1 P.M.
9:00 A.M. – EUCHRE REGISTRATION Black Forest Garten – Sponsored by: Havill of Jefferson – Contact Ellie LeMacher 920-563-6551
9:30 A.M. – (Register at 9:15) ETHNIC COSTUME CONTEST (Children Only) – Linden Garten – Contact Kelly Becker – 674-4244, – Sponsored by: – Jefferson Travel
10:00 A.M. – EUCHRE TOURNAMENT – Play Begins – Black Forest Garten
10:00 A.M. – VINTAGE CAR SHOW – Infield Area – Contact : Mike Spangler 674-4482 – Sponsored by: Aumann’s Service, Inc., NAPA Auto Supply, Ken Olson’s Used Cars
11:00 A.M. – 2:00 P.M. – RAILYARD FITNESS CENTER – Sponsored by Fort HealthCare – located in the Craft Fair Building. This is a free, fun activity for children & adults.
11:00 to 4:00 BEAN BAG GAME sponsored by the Jefferson Lion’s Club (Watch for details)
1:00 P.M. – SCHAFSKOPF REGISTRATION – Black Forest Garten – Sponsored by: Havill – Jefferson
1:30 P.M. – SCHAFSKOPF CARD TOURNAMENT BEGINS – Contact:
1:00 P.M. – ROAD RALLY – Contact: – Run by: The Blackhawk Auto Club – ***New $5.00 person charge for prizes – Starting at Fairview Sports Bar – Registration 12:00 Noon – Drivers meeting – 12:45 – First Car is out at 1:01 – Sponsored by: The Blackhawk Auto Club
1:00 P.M. – GERMAN FOOD CONTEST – North West Corner of Black Forest Garten – Adult & Children Categories – Contact: Wendy Rueth– 674-3843 – 2 Divisions in Children – Main Dish and Dessert
1:00 P.M. – 2:00 P.M.– POLKA HOP LESSONS Linden Garten – Wisconsin Polka Boosters
1:30 P.M. – BIG WHEEL RACE REGISTRATION
2:00 P.M. – BIG WHEEL RACE in the Grand Stand area. Ages: 3-4; 5-6; 7-8 (Big Wheels will be provided) Sponsored by the Optimist Club of Jefferson
2:30 P.M. – 6:30 P.M. – The Music Connection – Black Forest Garten
8:00 – Midnight – Shotgun Jane – Linden Garten
7:30 to 11:30 P.M.. – Steve Meisner– Black Forest Garten
Approximately 8:15 pm- Hammerschlagen–A German game where contestants hammer a nail straight into log. The skill is to use one hand to strike the nail, while holding a beverage in the other hand.
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 20th
12:00 NOON – GIANT GEMUETLICHKEIT DAYS PARADE – DOWNTOWN JEFFERSON – Floral Donation for King & Queen and President – Humphrey Floral
3:00 P.M. – 6:00 P.M. – “THE JIMMY HARTWIG BAND” – Black Forest Garten – Sponsored by: Lake Country Heating & Cooling, Pernat Meats, McDermott Top Shop, Agventure Seed Tech, Wingin’ It, Vetro Winery, Duck In, Fairview Sports Bar, Lou’s Riverview
4:00 P.M. – Stein Carrying Contest. This race will be held in the infield area.
5:30 P.M. – GRAND PRIZE DRAWING (Button drawing)
6:00 P.M. – FINAL EIN PROSIT!!!!
BUTTON FOR ADMISSION
Only $8.00 IN ADVANCE
Only $10.00 AT THE GATE
THE BUTTON IS ADMISSION FOR THE WHOLE WEEKEND – 16 AND UNDER FREE
Free admission from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm on Saturday
~~ FREE ADMISSION ON SUNDAY IN HONOR OF OUR 45TH YEAR. ~~
BUYING A BUTTON ENTERS YOU INTO THE GRAND PRIZE RAFFLE