May 11 - 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 11-12, 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.
We celebrate this very special weekend with Live German Music, The Maibaum Dance and other traditional German dances, Chainsaw carvings, a mini Maipole raising, and our Bavarian inspired “Festzug” (or Bavarian march) which starts at noon. Join us for the fun and revelry, wear your best German trachten and come march with us! We invite you to our very Bavarian Maifest, come celebrate Mom and Spring in Leavenworth!
**Stay tuned for the 2019 Maifest schedule of events!