german folk festival picnicExperience Germany without leaving Fargo! From Oktoberfest to Volkfests, the Germans sure know how to have a good time. Come out to this free, one day German Folk Festival dedicated to all things German culture, food, music, and fun!

Wander over into the barn to see examples of traditional German crafts such as lacemaking, woodcarving, or paper ornament making. Looking for something a little more hard-hitting? Then don't miss the blacksmith set-up outside on the lawn showcasing the traditional methods of crafting metal goods.

As you are enjoying all the artisans, your nose will direct you over to the traditional German cuisines available for purchase. Enjoy lunch by Concordia Catering and then try out the kuchen by Karen's Kuchen in the Bunkhouse. For our guests 21+, head to the beer garden where Sidestreet Grille & Pub has two different traditional German beers for purchase, Weihenstephan and Spaten.

polka dancers at german folk festivalWhile in the Bunkhouse, make sure the kids take the time to make their own German crafts.

No German experience is complete without enjoying and dancing to some great polka music. The Bockfest Boys (performing 12:00-2:30 pm) and the El Zagal German Band (performing 2:45-5:00 pm) will certainly get you to your feet!