Maifest: A Traditional German Celebration of Spring, May 18-20, Poughkeepsie, NY


An authentic, fun and festive Maifest will be held at Germania Festival Grounds, 51 Old Degarmo Rd., Poughkeepsie, NY. 12603. Hours are Friday May 18th, 5-10pm, Saturday Noon-10pm, and Sunday May 20th, Noon-6pm. The event features live German bands, German food, home baked desserts, German beers, children’s entertainment, Bavarian dancers and singers. Event will be held rain or shine under tents. Adult entry ticket $5 daily, $4 Veterans and Active Military with valid ID, children under 16 no cost. Parking is Free. Visit or find us them on  Facebook, for additional details.

Germania of Poughkeepsie, founded in 1850, is a not for profit volunteer organization committed to promoting German American Heritage throughout our New York Hudson Valley community. This is accomplish in part by hosting various events throughout the year including Germania Maifest, Oktoberfest, Christkindlmarkt, and Germania Heritage Day & Bake Sale at the Poughkeepsie Galleria Mall. Germania also sponsors numerous “Sister Clubs” and promotes various cultural programs. These include the German Singers, Germania Almrausch Schuhplattler Verein, Germania Blue & White Soccer Club, The Steuben Society of America (Dr. Charles Gilbert Spross Unit #167), German Language Class and Ballroom Dancing Class. They also hold clothing, food and toy drives for Hudson Valley churches and their families, and grant scholarships annually to BOCES CTI Culinary program graduates. Goods and services are purchased exclusively through locally owned, Hudson Valley businesses. Over the past 168 years Germania has done much to enrich the area with programs in music, sport, dance, and citizenship.

May 16, 2018 |

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