2018 Hermann Maifest

Welcome to the 66th 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

Saturday & Sunday, May 19-20

  • Maypole dancers
  • Volksplatz vendor booths
  • German beer gardens
  • Children’s play area and bouncy house
  • Historic district walking tour with costumed reenactors
  • Deutschheim State Historic Site 40th anniversary celebration, including Maiwein samples, black-powder Civil War-era demonstration and hammered dulcimer music
  • Arts and crafts displays
  • Demonstrations by blacksmiths, whittlers and shingle makers
  • Abundant German music, food and drink
  • Traditional Maifest parade on Sunday afternoon

Information for Vendors