Maifest is the traditional German celebration of spring. Each year the Germania Society raises a stein to the blooming flowers and warming weather with our own Maifest celebration —the most authentic in Cincinnati.
Members of the Germania Society are 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! Stroll the beautiful Germania Park grounds surrounded by nature while enjoying traditional food, drink, and entertainment.
Our fest features traditional German food, including whole roasted hogs, ruebens,wursts, and delicious German pastries. We also have a variety of German Biers, Wein, andSchnapps, including homemade Maiwein, and local craft beer in German styles, and the Germania Maifest is proudly sponsored by Bitburger Bier.
There’s live music (both German and American), dancing, and the crowning of the Mai Queen.
We have carnival rides, games for kids, as well as games of skill and chance for the big kids, including Blackjack (on Saturday and Sunday only.) There is also a Kiddie Corner.
Imported German merchandise and gifts, as well as local craft products will be for sale. And make sure you visit the spring flower market — just in time for planting!
See our Maifest pages for more information.