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 (ge-meat-li-kite) was started in 1971 to celebrate
the German heritage of many of the residents of the Jefferson area.
The festival was first held under tents in the downtown area. The festival quickly grew and needed far more space to hold the crowds. In 1975
the festival was moved to the Jefferson County Fair grounds and has been held there every year since then.
For more information about the history of our festival, visit our
Gemeutlichkeit Days History page.
Each year, the King and Queen of Gemeutlichkeit Days is announced at the annual May Ball. The King and Queen are chosen from a list of nominations submitted by the community and are chosen by our most recent three
Kings and Queens, who serve as our ‘Picking Committee’ to choose the new King and Queen. Only this committee and the new King and Queen will know who has been chosen.
It is the best kept secret in the Jefferson
To learn more about our current royalty, or to download a nomination form, please visit our
Gemeutlichkeit Days Royalty page.
The Gemeutlichkeit Days Festival is held at the Jefferson County Fair Park in Jefferson, WI