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BOT50th Annual German-American Festival

Taking Place at Oak Shade Grove in Oregon, Ohio  -  August 28, 29 30, 2015
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Thank You for attending the 49th Annual German-American Festival!
The  50th Annual German-American Festival 
is coming ...August 28, 29 & 30, 2015!

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Thank you for attending the 49th Annual German American Festival! Please join us again on August 28-30, 2015
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Future Festival Dates:
50th - 8/28, 29 & 30, 2015
, 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.

Parade & Opening Ceremonies

Festival Tickets Festival Raffle Festival Survey

Directions to Festival Mitzi's Hutte Activities

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Sporting events at the Festival
Gymnastics, Steinstossen & Soccer


Steinstossen Facts

Steinstossen Rules, Regulations & Release Form

Stage Schedules

Music and Entertainment at the Festival

FESTIVAL POLICY: Please Read -The right to refuse admission is reserved.  Proper attire is required.  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, 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.  For your safety: no shirts - no shoes - no service!  The German-American Festival is a rain/shine activity – no refunds given on account of inclement weather.

Children's Activities at the Festival

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!

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