Feiern! Freudenfest Happening In Oldenburg Friday, Saturday

Posted On July 18, 2014

By Mike Perleberg


Freudenfest – now in it’s 38th year- celebrates Oldenburg’s German heritage. Photo provided.

(Oldenburg, Ind.) – The stage will be rocking with polka music and the sauerkraut balls will be rolling in Oldenburg this weekend.

Tonight and Saturday, the small German town in western Franklin County celebrates its German heritage with Freudenfest. The festival – known as “The Biggest Little German Festival in Indiana” – has been happening each July since 1977.

The ceremonial first beer was poured from a tap at about 10:00 p.m. Thursday.

Visitors – some of whom are coming from as far away as Alaska or New York – will find German drinks, games, as parade, a stein-holding competition, and more. The star of the festival, however, is the food. Bratwursts, reubens, sauerkraut balls, and other traditional German meals will be served.

You can learn more about Freudenfest at http://www.freudenfest.com/.

Freudenfest isn’t the only special event happening in southeast Indiana this weekend. Rising Sun is hosting its inaugural Seaplane Splash-In Saturday and Sunday. Find more local events on Eagle 99.3’s Community Bulletin Board.


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