Germanfest is a free Montana German festival held each fall in Missoula. This year, Germanfest will be held Sunday, Sept. 4, 2016, in Caras Park.
Germanfest is a celebration of German culture and Missoula’s Sister City relationship with Neckargemünd, Germany. It is the premiere Montana German festival in the state. Highlights include traditional food, music and beer.
Special Guest: S-Bahn
S-Bahn brings traditional German music with a modern twist. With a diverse and eclectic repertoire, the S-Bahn specializes in Oktoberfests (German) and Malankas (Ukranian). Missoula is pleased to welcome this exciting new addition to Germanfest, sponsored by Bayern Brewery of Missoula.
German Food & Beer
Germanfest officially gets underway when the traditional keg of beer is tapped by Jurgen Knoeller, owner of Missoula’s Bayern Brewery. Plenty of bratwurst, pretzels, and traditional German pastries will be available at this Montana German festival.
Each year a number of community members come together to help out at the festival and we couldn’t have made it 21 years without you. Volunteers are needed to help set up, serve food and beer, and sell raffle tickets. For more information on available shifts and to sign up, visit our volunteer page.
Get Your German Stein Here
Make the most of this year’s Germanfest and never forget your Montana German festival experience by purchasing a commemorative stein. Steins will be available on this site closer to the event. The purchase of a stein entitles you to one free beer during Germanfest. PROST!