Germantown, Illinois Spassfest August 19-21, 2016

Pull out your lederhosen and get ready to polka! The 49th Annual Germantown Spassfest, one of Clinton County’s most fun late summer events will be August 19-21, 2016. For anyone who loves German food, beer and music (and who doesn’t?), this is a not-to-miss weekend.

tent at nightThe fun begins on Friday afternoon and includes a new event: the Bierlauf. This is a one-mile race where participants drink a beer, then run ¼-mile. Entrants can choose from three runner divisions: Experienced Drinker, Relay (a team of four) and Social division where walking is allowed. The evening also includes a bags tournament, kids games and entertainment by Short Circuit DJ.

Saturday’s highlights include a Hugz & Fitz Gymnastics & Cheer show, human Foosball, a custom and antique bike show, talent contest and parade, in addition to rides, games, a polka Mass and evening entertainment by Well Hungarians.parade

Come early on Sunday to enjoy a Spassfest breakfast before checking out the winners of the noontime raffle. Prizes are big—Grand Prize is a 2008 Jeep Wrangler or $12,000 cash!

And of course, all three days you can enjoy delicious brats and kraut, burgers, fried chicken, funnel cakes and more tasty items. And of course, beer!

49th Annual Germantown Spassfest
August 19-21, 2016
Friday, 4:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m.
Bierlauf, 7:00 p.m.
Entertainment, 7:00 – 10:00 p.m.

Saturday, 11:00 a.m. – midnight
Polka Mass, St. Boniface Church, 4:00 p.m.
Parade, 5:30 p.m.
Entertainment, 8:00 p.m. – midnight

Sunday
Breakfast, 8:00 a.m. – noon
Raffle drawing at noon

Check the Spassfest website for specific events and times. Those who wish to participate in games or the run must pre-register.

Mark your calendar, because this is a great weekend to head to Clinton County!

Photos courtesy of Germantown Spassfest

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