Maifest, German Celebration of Spring, Hermann MO
Hermann MO will be presenting Maifest, an old-fashioned German celebration of Spring. This festival is always held on the third weekend of May, this year being May 21-May 22, 2011.There will be parades, music, food and dancing.
This tradition started out as Maifest Sunday which was the last days of school picnics for children.The children would have to sit through church then the family dinner until it was time to assemble in front of the German School. There, they were given a Maifest badge and an American flag. The Municipal Band led a parade to city park where the children would line up for Knockwurst on a bun and pink lemonade. The rest of the afternoon was spent visiting the concession stands and playing games. It was one of the high points of the year.
Join in on all the fun and spend the weekend at our Hermann Missouri bed and breakfast.I can already smell the brats grilling!
Peggy and Terry Hammer – Your Hermann Missouri Bed and Breakfast Hosts