Germanfest is right around the corner!


That’s right! You read it correctly. Germanfest is right around the corner. It’s truly hard to believe we are ringing in Fall 2017.  Over Labor Day weekend on Sunday, September 3rd, ARTS Missoula invites you to Caras Park for Germanfest.

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.

There will be special musical 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.

…Don’t worry! We didn’t forget 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.

Another element we are bringing back from last year are German Steins! 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 our website closer to the event. The purchase of a stein entitles you to one free beer during Germanfest. PROST!

Germanfest is also looking for volunteers. Visit for more information.

We look forward to seeing you there!