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 JULY 14, 2014)


FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 12th  Gemuetlichkeit Days Begins!

5:00 P.M. – 6:30 P.M. – “ART & SUE OSWALD” – In the Black Forest Garten6:00 P.M. – Ceremonial Program-In the Black Forest Garten                                                                                   Badge with words 4 in RGB

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

7:45 P.M.-  BEST FACIAL HAIR CONTEST Sponsored by The B.E. Hive Salon.  Sign up at the B.E. Hive Hair Salon before the 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 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 Sauerkraut Eating Contest sponsored by Bon Ton Bakery

 


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 to 4:00 BEAN BAG GAME sponsored by the Jefferson Lion’s Club (Watch for details)

11:00 A.M. - Kid’s Mecki/Scavenger Hunt. Linden Garten. Contact Jenny Fisher 920-723-0073

11:00 A.M. – NEW–Flower Arranging Contest. Entries must be delivered  by 11:00 at the Gemuetlichkeit Days Head Table

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

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

1:30 P.M.  -  BIG WHEEL RACE REGISTRATION

 2:00 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

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  

Approximately 8:15 pm- Coming back this year- 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 14th

10:30 AM – BED RACES REGISTRATION

11:00 AM (promptly) - 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

4:00 P.M. – Beer Stein Races are back! This race will be held in the infield area.

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