FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Traditional German Celebration of Spring at
Beautiful Germania Park in Colerain
The Germania Society Hosts Cincinnati’s
Most Authentic Maifest, May 13-15
CINCINNATI, OH – May 3, 2016: In Germany spring is celebrated with local festivals called Maifests, particularly in small towns and villages. The Germania Society of Cincinnati recreates this centuries-old tradition by raising a stein to the blooming flowers and warming weather, and hosting the most authentic Maifest in the greater Cincinnati region. As in rural Germany, this event is close to and surrounded by nature, at beautiful Germania Park in Colerain Township — Friday, May 13 through Sunday, May 15.
NAME: Maifest 2016 (event pages)
PRESENTED BY: Germania Society of Cincinnati (Germania website)
SPONSORED BY: Bitburger Bier, and featuring Erdinger Weissbier.
DATE: Friday-Sunday, May 13-15, 2016 (Facebook event)
The Annual Germania Maifest: The most authentic German Maifest in the Cincinnati region — a traditional German celebration of spring!
ADMISSION: $3, kids 12 and under free.
Free admission all weekend for active/retired military personnel with current military ID.
Friday, May 13, 6pm-Midnight
Saturday, May 14, Noon-Midnight
Sunday, May 15, Noon-8pm
LOCATION: Germania Park, in Colerain Township
ADDRESS: 3529 West Kemper Road, Cincinnati OH 45251 (Google map)
PARKING: FREE Parking available at Germania Park. Also, shuttle buses will be available Saturday evening from the satellite parking location at: Pleasant Run Middle School, 11700 Pippin Road (Google map)
For weeks, the hard-working members of the Germania Society have been planting flowers, grooming the manicured wiesen (event meadow), preparing the wooded picnic grove, and decorating the pavilion in preparation for this year’s Maifest celebration!
Unlike other local festivals that take place on the hard asphalt of city streets, Germania Maifest invites you to come stroll the verdant, picturesque Germania Park grounds, surrounded by nature, while enjoying traditional food, drink, and entertainment.
Germania Maifest features traditional German food, including whole roasted hogs, ruebens, wursts, and delicious German pastries. They also have a variety of imported German biers, wein and schnapps, including homemade Maiwein (“May wine” — a mixture of: Riesling wine, champagne, brandy, fresh berries, and Woodruff syrup). This year they are also proud to feature local craft beer from Braxton Brewing Company and Taft’s Ale House, and imported German beer from Bitburger, Erdinger, and many more.
There’s great entertainment, including live music — both German and American, including the famous Chardon Polka Band — dancing, and the crowning of the Mai Queen. There will be carnival rides, a Kiddie Corner with crafts and activities, games for kids, as well as games of skill and chance for the big kids, including Blackjack on Saturday and Sunday.
Imported German merchandise and gifts, as well as local craft products will be for sale. Make sure you visit the Spring Flower Market — just in time for planting!
Join the Germania Society in celebrating the blooming of spring in a beautiful setting — in Colerain, OH, just minutes from Cincinnati.
Entrance fee is $3 per person, children 12 and under are free. All active and retired military personnel will receive free admission all weekend with current military ID. Free parking is at Germania Park, 3529 West Kemper Road, Cincinnati OH 45251 until full. Additional parking available at 2 convenient locations with regular shuttle bus service:
Pleasant Run Elementary School – 11765 Hamilton Ave
Pleasant Run Middle School – 11700 Pippin Rd
About the Germania Society of Cincinnati
The Germania Society is committed to maintaining German Heritage throughout Greater Cincinnati. It accomplishes this through various events throughout the year. The main cultural events include the Germania Maifest, the Germania Oktoberfest, two Germania Volksmarches (Spring and Fall), the Germania Christkindlmarkt and the Germania Karneval program which sponsors several dances per year. In addition, Germania holds entertainment and cultural events throughout the year; including dances, parties and trips out of town.