Maifest

Maifest

Third weekend in May
The original Maifest in Hermann, Missouri, was a children's festival founded in 1874. The festival was revived in 1952 as a German ethnic festival for people of all ages. Held the third weekend in May, the festival offers German folklore, songs, music, and food in celebration of the arrival of spring. Black beer, cheese, sausage, crackers, and bratwurst are served, and there are band concerts and musical shows.
CONTACTS:
Hermann Area Chamber of Commerce
312 Market St.
Hermann, MO 65041
800-932-8687 or 573-486-2313
www.hermannmo.info
SOURCES:
GdUSFest-1984, p. 105
Holidays, Festivals, and Celebrations of the World Dictionary, Fourth Edition. © 2010 by Omnigraphics, Inc.
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