Muenster holds 38th annual Germanfest

By: Helen Headlee Email
By: Helen Headlee Email

MUENSTER, OK -- More than 25,000 people are expected to come together in Muenster this weekend for this year's 38th annual Germanfest.

"I'm enjoying the music and food," said Lee Harman, from Gordonville.This is the first time he and his family have come to Germanfest.

"We've been wanting to come to this for years," said Harman. "We were always out of town on a trip or something."

This year they'll experience 58 arts and craft vendors and 24 food stands serving everything from sauerkraut to streusel.

From paintings to polka music Muenster Chamber of Commerce director John Broyles said it's all about the culture.

"We try to every year make it, add something, a little more German each year," Broyles said. "A different German food vendor, a different German crafting vendor."

But preserving the culture takes some planning. To get the town of 1,600 festival-ready the Chamber starts preparing in October of every year.

"We have a lot of groups that participate and use the Germanfest as their annual fundraiser--the Muenster Jaycees, the Kiwanis club," he added.

Germanfest lasts until midnight Saturday and will run from 10 a.m to 6 p.m Sunday.

It'll cost $6 dollars to get in Sunday.


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