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Feb 28, 2017

Led by Jeanette Eakins, and accompanied by Marlk Shoemaker, the free concert starts at 4:00 p.m., and features the Männerchor, Damenchor, and Gemischterchor in a program featuring music to be performed at the upcoming District Sängerfest. Come support our singers!
A prepaid, by reservation only, dinner will follow the concert at 5:30 p.m. The menu consists of
Spargel und Gouda gefüllte Hähnchenfilet 
(Chicken roll-up with smoked Gouda and asparagus)
Frühlings Salat (Spring Salad)
Bubespitzle in Sauerrahm 
(Swabian potato dumplings with sour cream and chives)
Nachtisch (Dessert) Kaffee/Tee (Coffee/Tea)
The cost is $14 Members and $18 guests. Reservations will be taken by Heidi Gasper - 937- 510-1662.  by Friday, April, 28.

Feb 13, 2017

Come enjoy the next edition of the Liederkranz’s highly acclaimed beer tasting parties. Sample some 10 different seasonal Imported and Craft Beers in our authentic Rathskeller. The ten beers that we will sample have been selected and include brews from Avery, Reissdorf, Boulevard, Humboldt, Yellow Springs, Rhinegeist, and others. We will also have homemade pretzels courtesy of Lori Hemmelgarn. The Bierfest will include free snacks and great door prizes. Food, including brats and metts, seasoned kraut,  homemade pretzels and beer cheese, and a variety of beers and other drinks will be available for purchase. $20.00  Admission | Designated Driver is FREE! Preregister by April 19 for a discount! 937-429-9251

Feb 13, 2017

The Dayton Germanfest Picnic is excited to announce that its new venue is RiverScape MetroPark in downtown Dayton. “We received over 30 suggestions of new locations from all over the Miami Valley,” explained Chairperson John Koerner, “but because of the 127-year connection of our sponsor, the Dayton Liederkranz-Turner, with the downtown area, we really wanted to keep it in Dayton proper if at all possible. A survey conducted on our Facebook page showed that RiverScape MetroPark was by far the most popular choice. The Celtic Fest and other festivals have put RiverScape MetroPark on the map as Dayton’s favorite spot to celebrate, and we look forward to building on that tradition, and infusing it with our own special German ambience – we call it Gemütlichkeit.”
When the Liederkranz received word that Carillon Park would no longer be available for the Germanfest Picnic, Val Hunt Beerbower and Sandy Gudorf from the Downtown Dayton Partnership were among the first to contact us to offer to help us find a new location. The Partnership helped us meet with the folks at Five Rivers MetroParks, who have been a joy to work with. The rest, as they say, is history.
The new location will allow for future growth of the Germanfest Picnic, starting with extended hours this year for the Germanfest Picnic – 5-11 p.m on Friday, August 11, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Saturday, August 12, and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday, August 13, with a Polka Mass at 10 a.m.
The Germanfest 5K and 10K will have a new route this year, and has been moved to Saturday morning, August 12 at 9:00 a.m.  Registration information is available at
The Dayton Liederkranz Turner is most grateful for the tremendous outpouring of support we have received from the Dayton community this past couple months, and we look forward to welcoming everyone to Germanfest Picnic’s new home at RiverScape MetroPark for its 34th edition on August 11, 12 and 13. A full range of sponsorship, marketing, and publicity opportunities are available.
For more information, contact
John Koerner, Germanfest Picnic Chairman, 937-429-9251