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51st Annual German-American Festival

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Thank You for attending the 50th Annual German-American Festival!
The 51st Annual German-American Festival
is coming ...August 26, 27& 28, 2016!

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Thank you for attending the 50th Annual German American Festival! Please join us again on August 26-28, 2016
"Skip the Wait at the Gate – Buy Your Tickets Online Today!"
Future Festival Dates:
51st - 8/26, 27 & 28, 2016, 52nd - 8/25, 26 & 27, 2017
53rd - 8/24, 25 & 26, 2018; 54th - 8/23, 24 & 25, 2019,
55th - 8/28, 29 & 30, 2020

The German-American Festival, the Toledo area's Oldest, Largest and Greatest Ethnic Festival with authentic German Food, Beer and Entertainment. Festival organizers expect 35,000 paid attendees.


The Festival is operated by the G.A.F. Society. recognized by the Internal Revenue Service as a 501 (c)(3) charitable organization. It is sponsored by the seven German and Swiss American Societies in Toledo.


The purpose of the German-American Festival is to promote and enhance the German and Swiss cultures as well as generate revenue to support the German and Swiss cultural center in Oregon and a wide variety of scholarship, athletic and other philanthropic programs in the Toledo area.

Contact the Festival Chairman at Festchairman@gafsociety.org

Join us for a three day celebration of all things German! 
Culture, history, dance, games, shopping.


Steinstossen photo
Sporting events at the Festival
Steinstossen & Soccer

Steinstossen Facts

Steinstossen Rules, Regulations & Release Form

Music and Entertainment at the Festival
FESTIVAL POLICY: Please Read -The right to refuse admission is reserved.  ·  Proper attire is required at all times – this includes wearing anything that might be considered objectionable, profane, indecent or offensive. · For your safety: no shirts - no shoes - no service !·The times of programs or entertainment, as well as programs or entertainment are subject to change without notice.  No refunds given.· Selling, distribution of materials or solicitation on G.A.F. Society property including all parking areas without the express written permission consent of the G.A.F Society or disorderly conduct could result in ejection or arrest. Solicitation and distribution of materials of any kind includes, but is not limited to, petitions, banners, and posters, distribution of samples, promotional items, handing out flyers, pamphlets, leaflets or business cards or placing flyers, pamphlets, leaflets or business cards on parked vehicles.· No glass bottles, cans or carry-ins allowed.  In any case, alcohol may not be brought onto these premises.·Please do not bring your pets to the German-American Festival.·The German-American Festival reserves the right to take and use pictures/images in printed, photographic, video, and/or electronic form for any lawful commercial purpose in the furtherance of the GAF’s image and in advertising the GAF’s products and services without further permission or compensation.  You consent to the use of your image on any GAF social media, and you agree that the GAF has a perpetual non-exclusive right to use such image.·The German-American Festival is a rain/shine activity – no refunds given on account of inclement weather.

Amusements, Hummel Contest, Face Painting, Homer the Clown, Strolling Musicians

Have the time of your life! Become a Festival Volunteer

Festival Volunteer Guidelines 

Act like a kid again or take your kids on their favorite rides!

Premier Shows of America

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German Worship Services

Food & Beverages

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