A fun, festive and authentic Maifest! will be held at Germania Festival Grounds, 51 Old DeGarmo Road, Poughkeepsie, NY! - Friday May 19, 5-10pm, Saturday May 20, 1pm-10pm, and Sunday May 21, Noon-5pm.
Event features live German bands, German food, home baked German desserts, traditional German Beer, children’s entertainment, Bavarian dancers, and singers. Adult entry ticket $5 daily, $4 Veterans and Active Military with valid ID, children under 16 with parent, no charge.
Event will be held RAIN or SHINE under tents. FREE PARKING!
Germania of Poughkeepsie, founded 1850, is a benevolent, 501c3 nonprofit organization committed to the education of German heritage and culture. Germania hosts various authentic cultural events throughout the year including an annual Maifest, Oktoberfest, Christkindlmarkt, Heritage Day Bake Sale, Biergartens, authentic German Saturday Take Out dinners, Wednesday Stammtisch, along with other events.
Over the past 173 years, Germania has hosted educational programs in music, sport, dance, and citizenship. Germania sponsors numerous “Sister Clubs” who also promote many educational and authentic cultural events. These include the Germania Singers, Germania Almrausch Schuhplattler Verein, Steuben Society of America Dr. Charles Gilbert Spross Unit #167, and the Germania Blue & White Soccer Club. Germania also sponsors German Language Classes, Ballroom Dancing Classes, and a Volkssport Club. Throughout the year Germania holds clothing, food, toy drives, as well as grants annual scholarships to BOCES CTI Culinary program graduates. Since the pandemic, Germania has donated over seven hundred German Friday and Saturday Take Out Dinners to area First Responders.
Germania supports the community by procuring goods and services through locally owned Hudson Valley businesses. The organization remains a 100% volunteer, private club, and is actively looking to increase membership, along with Club Sponsorship and Event Vendors. Membership is open to individuals of all faiths and backgrounds.
Contact Germania directly for further Maifest information, president@germaniaPok.com or call 845-471-0609