Gemuetlichkeit Days Schedule of Events

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.

2014 SCHEDULE OF EVENTS (This is tentative as of April 13, 2014)


FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 12th  Gemuetlichkeit Days Begins!

5:00 P.M. – 6:30 P.M. – “ART & SUE OSWALD” – In the Black Forest Garten

6:00 P.M. – Ceremonial Program-In the Black Forest Garten
Welcome by Tom Pinnow, President of Gemuetlichkeit Days
Patriotic Songs by 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. – Jeff Winard wtih Dave Austin – 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

7:15 P.M.- Sauerkraut Eating Contest sponsored by Bon Ton Bakery

8:00 P.M. – PRESENTATION OF KINGS & QUEENS - Linden Garten – Floral Donation – Wine & Roses
                         *MOVED FROM SATURDAY TO FRIDAY*

IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING: PRESENTATION OF KINGS & QUEENS – Black Forest Garten – Royalty Photos – Courtesy of Emi Nicole Photography

9:20 P.M. (approximately) NEW BEST FACIAL HAIR CONTEST Sponsored by The B.E. Hive Salon.  Sign up at the B.E. Hive Hair Salon before the 13th; or the Information booth (head table) in the Black Forest Garten that evening before 8:40 pm. Three prizes will be awarded for each category. Best Moustache, Best Beard and Best Side Burns.


SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 13th 

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 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. - NEW Kid’s Mecki/Scavenger Hunt. Black Forest Garten. Contact Jenny Fisher 920-723-0073

11:00 A.M. – CRAFT FAIR including 2 Rivers Bicycle – Craft Building – Contact: Debbie Meinel – 674-6124

1:00 P.M. – SCHAFSKOPF REGISTRATION – Black Forest Garten – Sponsored by: Havill – Jefferson

12:00 P.M.  -  BIG WHEEL RACE REGISTRATION

 12:30 P.M.  - NEW 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

1:30 P.M. – SCHAFSKOPF CARD TOURNAMENT BEGINS – Contact: Don Jaeger – 674-5461 

1:00 P.M. – ROAD RALLY – Contact: Vicki Barnes – 674-6092 – 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

3:00 P.M. – 7:00 P.M. – Kenny Brandt – Black Forest Garten

7:30 – 11:30 – Shotgun Jane – Linden Garten

CUTEST PET PICTURE CONTEST – WINNER will be posted with the Pet Pictures– Between the Black Forest Garten & the Linden Garten in the tunnel.

7:30 to 11:30 P.M.. – Steve Meisner– Black Forest Garten  


SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 14th

10:30 AM – BED RACES REGISTRATION

11:00 AM - BED RACES – DOWNTOWN JEFFERSON – Sponsored by: Fort HealthCare

12:00 NOON – GIANT GEMUETLICHKEIT DAYS PARADE – DOWNTOWN JEFFERSON – Floral Donation for King & Queen and President – Humphrey Floral

1:00 P.M. – 3:00 P.M. – “ART & SUE OSWALD” – Black Forest Garten – Sponsored by: River’s Edge Farm Market, Abendroth Water Conditioning, Inc., Urban’s Place

2:00 P.M. – 6:00 P.M.– CRAFT FAIR – Food Building

3:00 P.M. – 6:00 P.M. – “THE JIMMY HARTWIG BAND” – Linden Garten – Sponsored by: Lake Country Heating & Cooling, Pernat Meats, McDermott Top Shop, Ag-Adventure Seed Tech, J&L Tires, Wingin’ It, Vetro Winery, Duck In, Fairview Sports Bar, Lou’s Riverview

3:00 P.M. – 7:00 P.M. –The Music Connection – Black Forest Garten – Sponsored by: Kearns Motor Car Co., DDR Insurance, Stauffer/Klug Insurance, Jefferson Glass, Brickhaus Cafe, Olsen Funeral Home, Xcel Physical Therapy, D’Aoust Law Office, Jefferson Citgo, B.E. Hive Hair Salon, Jonas Office Supply, The Works Hair Salon, American Family Insurance, Jefferson Ceramic Tile Co., Monogue Law Office, Fidelity Land Title, Ltd, Miller Law Office

6:00 P.M.-Cash Raffle Prize Drawing-Linden Garten (New this year-there will be 10 cash prizes with a $500 1st prize; 2nd prize-$250; 3rd prize-$150; 4th prize-$100;  5th prize $50;  6th prize-$50;  7th through 10th prize-$25 each. A maximum of 1,500 tickets will be sold at $5 each. Please contact Dennis Bieck for more information at 920-918-2247.

7:00 P.M. – GRAND PRIZE DRAWING (Button drawing)
7:30 P.M. – FINAL EIN PROSIT!!!!

BUTTON FOR ADMISSION

Only $5.00 IN ADVANCE (This reduced price is for this year only)
Only $7.00 AT THE GATE (This reduced price is for this year only)
THE BUTTON IS ADMISSION FOR THE
WHOLE WEEKEND 16 AND UNDER FREE

Free admission from  9:00am to 1:00 pm on Saturday

BUTTON ALSO ENTERS YOU INTO THE GRAND PRIZE RAFFLE

$5.00 AT THE GATE ON SUNDAY