06 Sep

September 23rd & 24th 2016

It’s the time of year when everyone is German! See you at Loves Park City Festival Grounds

The German Society of Rockford is hosting the 52nd annual Oktoberfest celebration on September 23rd and 24th at the Loves Park City Hall located at 100 Heart Blvd in Loves Park IL.

Our Festival features fun activities and entertainment for the entire family.

Live music – traditional German folk music and polka music
D’Waldstadttänzer – German Folk Dance Group performances
Fun Events- including “the Running of the Wieners”, “Bier Barrel race” and others
German Food and German Bier
Kids Activities- dance lessons, German language lessons, face painting and much more
We are still looking for more sponsors and volunteers.

If you are interested in volunteering, please contact antonbeck4@comcast.net

Visit RockfordOktoberfest.org for a complete schedule of activities, special events, and performances.

25 Sep

OKTOBERFEST 2015

Oktoberfest 2015

The German Society of Rockford is hosting the 51st annual Oktoberfest celebration on October 2nd and 3rd at the Loves Park City Hall located at 100 Heart Blvd in Loves Park IL.

Our Festival features fun activities and entertainment for the entire family.

  • Live music – traditional German folk music and polka music
  • NEW – Outside Live Music, Stage featuring our area’s best acts including Miles Nielsen & The Rusted Hearts, plus Kelly Steward
  • D’Waldstadttänzer – German Folk Dance Group performances
  • Fun Events- including “the Running of the Wieners”, “Bier Barrel race” and others
  • German Food and German Bier
  • Kids Activities- dance lessons, German language lessons, face painting and much more

We are still looking for more sponsors and volunteers.

If you are interested in volunteering, please contact webmaster@germansocietyofrockford.org

Visit RockfordOktoberfest.com for a complete schedule of activities, special events, and performances.

30 Aug

Oktoberfest 2015

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The German Society of Rockford is hosting the 51st annual Oktoberfest celebration, featuring fun activities and entertainment for the entire family.
– Live music – traditional German folk music and polka music
– Saturday night features music from Miles Nielsen.
– D’Waldstadttänzer – German Folk Dance Group performances
– Fun Events- including “the Running of the Wieners”, “Bier Barrel race” and others
– German Food and German Bier
– Kids Activities- dance lessons, German language lessons, face painting and much more
17 May

Maitanz pics

This time we had a DJ who did a wonderful job of entertaining everyone. We learned an interacive dance everyone can do which is actually being done in Germany at their Oktoberfest celebrations. It was so much fun. The food this time was Pretzels and Brats with Sauerkraut. Great compliments to Beer! 

  
   
               

25 Jan

Fasching 2015

imagePlease mark your calendar for a very exciting event:

FASCHING – It is celebrated in grand style and in most regions it starts on November 11th, at 11:11 am in Germany. They have Parties, Celebrations and Parades – People will celebrate in costumes, it is literally the weekend for people to live it up. We are bringing the costume party to the United States on:

February 7, 2015 at Loves Park City Hall, doors open at 6pm, band starts at 7pm.

Admission $10, Dinner and Beverages extra.
Please come and party with us in your favorite costume (like Halloween). No big deal if you come without.

Click Fasching page link below for more cultural information about Fasching.
 Fasching Page

See you there! Wir sehen uns dort!

18 Nov

Good Times at Gründungsfest 2014

IMG_0052Barefoot Becky and The Ivanhoe Dutchman along with D’Waldstadttänzer provided the entertainment and everyone enjoyed great German Bier (thanks to Tom the Biermeister!) and German Food (thanks to Walter Lange!) at this year’s Gründungsfest celebration. Thanks to all who came out and celebrated with us and to all of the volunteers who made it possible.

Click on the links below to see videos from the event or go to our Youtube page to see all German Society videos.

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02 Nov

Gründungsfest 2014

Join us for our annual Gründungsfest celebration and enjoy an evening of German Bier, Food and Fun!   Komm und feier mit uns!

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