Gemuetlichkeit means good times, good fun, good fellowship.  Celebrating 48 years, the theme for 2018 is Jeder Liebt Eine Parade or “Everyone Loves a Parade”.  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 kicks off at the May Ball when the 2018 Gemeutlichkeit King and Queen are crowned.  The royal couple appear at many summertime picnics and festivals leading up to the September celebration.

Live music Friday, Saturday and Sunday, a Giant Gemütlichkeit Parade in Downtown Jefferson on Sunday, 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 2018 Pretzel Polka Run/Walk

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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