May 11 - May 13
Celebrate Spring With Us! It’s May, spring is here…and not a moment too soon! The sun is out, the wildflowers are bursting, the apple and pear blossoms are springing to life, and the Bavarian Village is ready to celebrate with our annual Bavarian Maifest weekend May 11-13, 2018.
Maifest is a German tradition dating back to the 10th century, when villagers would gather to celebrate the arrival of spring by planting flowers, playing music and games, and raising a “maipole” in the local square. The pole would be decorated with sausages, cakes, flowers, and ribbons, and villagers believed that dancing around it would bring good luck and wealth to the village. We invite you to our very Bavarian Maifest, celebrate Mom and Spring in Leavenworth!
Our weekend is packed with Bavarian fun, we can’t wait to see you!
Maifest 2018 Schedule (**Subject to Change**)
11:30am-12pm- Illahee High School
3:15pm- Maifest Volksmarch- Our local Volksmarch group will lead you on a beautiful 2.9 mile walk through town and Waterfront Park.
3:30pm – 5:30pm Bavarian Brass
5:30pm-5:45pm Edelweiss Dance Acadamie
11am-11:15am Edelweiss Dance Acadamie
11am-5pm Artisan Craftsmen
12:30 Welcome Ceremony/Maifest Crowning/Mini Maipole Raising
12:45-1:15pm Maipole Dance Performance
12:15-5pm Knights of Veritas~Trebuchet Program
2pm-2:30pm Longsword Battle Presentation (Knights of Veritas)
3pm-3:30pm Longsword Battle Presentation (Knights of Veritas)
3:30pm-4:00pm Tradition German Dance Performances
5:30pm-6pm Traditional German Dance Performances
8pm Alphorn Serenade
12pm-12:30pm Maipole Dance Lesson
12pm-2pm Mother’s Day Seed Packets & Flowers
1:30pm-2pm Traditional German Dance Performances