May 10 - May 12
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 10-12, 2019.
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.
Here is peek at the fun scheduled for this weekend:
Friday May 10th- We are having our very first Cider Sip from 2-8pm! Purchase a walking passport to 8 of our wine and cider tasting rooms. $25 includes a tasting glass and (8) 3oz cider pours. Call the Chamber at (509) 548-5807 to purchase your passport, they are limited! Stroll around town and enjoy the music and entertainment at the Gazebo from 3:30-5:45pm.
Saturday May 11th– Saturday is packed with live Chainsaw Carving, Bavarian music, and Maipole dancing. Veritas trebuchet performances. Our Festzug (Grand March) starts at Noon! Wear your Bavarian best and join us for this fun parade! We wrap up this amazing day with an evening Alphorn serenade!
Sunday May 12th- Join us for our very first Maifest/Mother’s Day 5k Fun Walk/Run. We will begin at 9am at the Gazebo and end at the Gazebo. Pre-register at the Chamber (Adults $20, Families $30, Kids 12 and under free), fee increases $5 day of the event! We will also have live music, more traditional Maipole dancing, and Chainsaw carvers throughout the day!
All Weekend– Maifest Makers Market-Browse local and regional artwork and check out the hand-crafted goods! · Commercial Street
Detailed Program here:
Cider Sip & Fun Run Flyer: