2017 Hermann Maifest

Welcome to the 65th annual Hermann Maifest, one of Missouri’s oldest German festivals. Maifest is an old-fashioned German celebration of spring, held each year the third weekend of May.

• Hermann’s Maifest tradition

Maifest Highlights

Friday, May 19

Jaycee Beer Garden
Amphitheater — 7:00 to 10:00 p.m.

Ford Rally

Saturday, May 20

Volksplatz and Open-Air Drinkery
Schiller Street — 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

  • Arts & Crafts vendors
  • Food court
  • Hermann’s best non-profits

Quilt Display
Hermann Farm Spirit House on East First Street west of Reserve — 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

  • “Love Quilts” passport stamp walk & raffle at participating shops throughout the historic district

Maypole Dancing
Fourth & Schiller streets, near the German School Building — 11:30 a.m.

  • Featuring the Junior Wurstjaeger Dancers
  • Enjoy knackwurst and pink lemonade at the German School courtyard

Pat & Friends Puppet Show
303A Schiller Street — 11:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.

  • Performing the German fairy tale Rumpelstiltskin

Bounce Adventure Park
Sesquicentennial Park — 1:00 to 7:00 p.m.
Sponsored by Hermann Jaycees

Jaycee Beer Garden
Amphitheater — Noon to 10:00 p.m.

Sunday, May 21

Volksplatz and Open-Air Drinkery
Schiller Street — 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

  • Arts & Crafts vendors
  • Food court
  • Hermann’s best non-profits

Grand Marshal’s Reception
Rotunda Building in the Upper City Park — 11:30 a.m.

  • Honoring Maifest parade Grand Marshal John Bartel

65th Annual Maifest Parade
Eighth & Washington to Downtown — 1:00 p.m.


Sponsored by the Hermann Maifest Council