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Fests

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FESTS

Our traditional German Fests are fun for the whole family!

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German American Central Society

Schlachtfest

Sponsored by Peoria Sport Verein

at Hickory Grove Park

Schlachtfest is a German ceremonial pig roast feast and party!

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German American Central Society

Winterfest

Sponsored by Harmonie Concordia

at the Lindenhof
Inspired by the great outdoor winter markets and festivals of Germany, we’ll have Glühwein (hot spiced wine), German food, beer, live music, and vendors.
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German American Central Society

Marchtoberfest

Sponsored by Harmonie Concordia

at the Lindenhof

Marchtoberfest is a celebration of Frühlingsfest, or Springfest. This festival is also known as Oktoberfest’s little sister and features German beer, music, food and games just in time for warmer Spring weather and lighter, easy drinking Spring beers.

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German American Central Society

Springfest

Sponsored by Damenchor Germania and Harmonie Concordia

at the Lindenhof

Springfest is another great German seasonal festival. Springfest features the same big, strong German beers, delicious food and festive atmosphere.

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German American Central Society

Maifest

Sponsored by the GACS Culture Committee

at the Lindenhof

Maifest is the traditional German celebration of the arrival of spring. Maifest is still celebrated with the maypole (maibaum) decorated to show off the history and crafts of the local village or town.

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German American Central Society

Sommerfest

Sponsored by Peoria Sport Verein

at Hickory Grove Park

Sommerfest is an Oktoberfest-style celebration of summer featuring traditional German food, beer, music, games, song and dance.

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German American Central Society

Volksfest

Sponsored by the GACS

at Hickory Grove Park

Volksfest is a large festive family funfair with beer and wine. Attractions include food, drink, music, games of chance and skill, and merchandise vendors.

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German American Central Society

Oktoberfest and Das Bier Run

Sponsored by the GACS and Peoria Park District

at Peoria Riverfront Park

Yes, autumn brings many splendid things like apple picking, Halloween, and pumpkin spice everything, but the best of all is Oktoberfest, the German fall festival that celebrates everyone’s favorite things: food, beer, and merrymaking.

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