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  • Writer's pictureJoey Amato

Athenaeum Foundation to host 15th Annual GermanFest

For the 15th consecutive year, the Athenaeum Foundation is hosting a celebration of German heritage and its contributions to modern Hoosier culture. The 15th Annual GermanFest is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 7, from noon to 6 p.m.

Following record-breaking attendance in 2022, the event layout will center on Michigan and New Jersey Streets with an expanded presence and event main entry gate in the surface lot south of the Rathskeller Biergarten.

“Central Indiana has spoken about the popularity of our GermanFest and we have listened,” said Craig Mince, president of the Athenaeum Foundation. “GermanFest will be bigger and better this year so we can accommodate all the Hoosiers that have a little German in them…which is a lot of Hoosiers!”

Festivities include traditional arts and crafts, Durstig games, live wiener dog races, Kinderland for the kids, traditional German food and beverages and so much more. New this year, Guggman Haus Brewing Co. will be joining the party with a “GuggmanGarten” set up by the race/games arena.

GermanFest is the Athenaeum Foundation’s largest annual fundraising event, and all proceeds are directed to the maintenance of the historic German-American landmark, the continuation of its unique programming, and its commitment to positioning the Athenaeum as the center of community and culture on Mass Ave.

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