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PRESS RELEASE: Announcing 2017 MaiQueen Competition

Germania Society of Cincinnati LogoMEDIA CONTACTS:
James Czar
Communications Team Chair
Germania Society of Cincinnati

Rob Vaske
MaiQueen Committee Chair



Contestants must apply by April 28, 2017


CINCINNATI, OH – April 4, 2017: The Germania Society plans to choose the 2017 Maifest Queen and Princesses, who will be crowned at the 6th Annual Germania Society Maifest on Saturday, May 20, 2017. The competition is open to all Greater Cincinnati area girls/women, ages 16-25 years old. The contestant chosen as Maifest Queen will be awarded a $500 cash prize.

The Maifest Queen competition is limited to the first 30 contestants. Each candidate must submit a completed application form and essay, a non-refundable $25 application fee and a photo (for ID purposes) no later than Monday April 28, 2017.

A panel of judges representing the Germania Society and other Cincinnati German organizations will officiate the competition, which will be held at the Germania Society on the morning of Saturday, May 6, 2017. The competition is open to the public. Candidates will be rated on their answers to interview questions (poise and public speaking), natural beauty in traditional German attire (no glitz), and knowledge of German culture and Germania Society history. The top 15 contestants will be chosen to participate in the 2017 Germania Society Maifest Opening Ceremonies, where the MaiQueen and Princesses will be crowned.

For more information about the 2017 Maifest Queen competition and to obtain an application form, please contact Rob Vaske at 513-207-9265 or



2017 Germania Maifest


NAME: Maifest 2017 (event pages)

PRESENTED BY: Germania Society of Cincinnati (Germania website)

DATE: Friday-Sunday, May 19-21, 2017 (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 19, 6pm-Midnight
Saturday, May 20, 2pm-Midnight
Sunday, May 21, 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 a satellite parking location.


Maifest is the traditional German celebration of spring — and Germania’s event is quite unlike the typical local festivals that take place on city streets. In similar fashion to the Maifest celebrations in small villages and towns in rural Germany, this event is close to and surrounded by nature. Each year the Germania Society raises a stein to the blooming flowers and warming weather with their own Maifest celebration — the most authentic in the Cincinnati area.



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.

For more information about the Germania Society and the Germania Maifest, contact the Germania Society at or visit our newly designed website:

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