Gemuetlichkeit means good times, good fun, good fellowship.  Celebrating 47 years, the theme for 2017 is Lichterfest or “Festival of Lights”.  Gemuetlichkeit Days is a community festival to build spirit and unity by celebrating our community’s German heritage in a family friendly atmosphere. Throughout the weekend community members will don their dirndls and lederhosen to celebrate with German food, contests and a huge parade on Sunday at noon.

The celebration kicked off at the May Ball when the 2016 Gemeutlichkeit King and Queen (King David & Queen Jennie Fisher) were crowned.  The royal couple appeared at many summertime picnics and festivals leading up to the September celebration.

Live Music Line-Up
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 15
5:00-6:30 pm: “Kick Off” Mike Schneider – Black Forest Garten
6:30-10:30 pm: The Music Connection – Black Forest Garten
7:30-11:30 pm: Shotgun Jane – Linden Garten

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 16
3:00-7:00 pm: Jeff Winard & Dave Austin – Black Forest Garten
7:30-11:30 pm: Steve Meisner – Black Forest Garten
7:30-11:30 pm: Cherry Pie – Linden Garten

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 17
3:00-6:00 pm: Jimmy Hartwig Band – Black Forest Garten

Giant Gemütlichkeit Parade in Downtown Jefferson on Sunday, Sept. 17th

Plus fun activities:

  • Find The Mecki Contest Schafskopf Card Tournament
  • Euchre Tournament Little Tykes Big Wheel Race
  • Ethnic Costume Contest Big Wheel Race
  • Vintage Car Show Best Facial Hair Contest
  • German Food Contest Schopen Foundation
  • Polka Hop Lessons 2017 Pretzel Polka Run/Walk

Visit our website for complete schedule of events.

Buttons needed for admission $8 in advance and $10 at the gate. Buttons are good for the entire weekend. Buttons may be purchased at area businesses around Jefferson or at the gate during the festival!

Fees : $8 in advance and $10 at the gate