An alternative to GermanFest Picnic with all your favorites - Schnitzel Dinners, Brats, Metts, German Potato Salad, Sauerkraut and desserts available for carry-out.
Germanfest LITE August 14-16, 2020
Although Germanfest Picnic at Riverscape has been canceled, you can still get YOUR Gemütlichkeit on at GermanFest Picnic LITE during festival weekend starting Friday, August 14 through Sunday, August 16.
Dayton Liederkranz-Turner, Dayton’s oldest German Society will be hosting a smaller event at their facility located at 1400 E. Fifth St. in St. Anne’s Hill. Expect all up your favorite GermanFest food items, all boxed to go. Our popular German Beers will be available on site and for carry-out. There will even be a Donor’s Biergarten, where you can make advance paid reservations for a table for your group of up to 6 people for 2 hours! (Reservations will be strictly limited, and masks and social distancing will be required.)
Delicious authentic German food available all weekend
Germanfest LITE fare includes our signature German Schnitzel dinners, custom brats and metts, our famous Liederkranz potato salad, sauerkraut, pretzels, as well as a wide variety of amazing authentic desserts, including Bienenstich and Strudel – all packaged and ready for you to pick up, take home and enjoy.
- Authentic German Food - All your favorites - Schnitzel Dinners, Brats, Metts, German Potato Salad, Sauerkraut and desserts available for carry-out.
Order ahead, and drive thru to pick up, take home, and enjoy. Note, if the store is "sold out" of some items for pre-order, there may still be food available for walk up.
- Virtual Polka Mass - 10:00 a.m. Sunday
- Large selection of German Beer (including Ayinger draft Oktoberfest) as well as domestic and craft beers.
You can even get them to go when you order a meal!
- Donors' Biergarten - Reserve a socially distanced table for up to 6 people for 2 hours, and enjoy your food and bier onsite in the big tent (VERY limited availability, due to current health restrictions.) EXTREMELY LIMITED walk-ins may be permitted on a space-available basis. All guests will need to wear masks and remain seated at their assigned tables.
- Membership Opportunities - Show your support for the DLT by joining today!
- Virtual Bavarian Fashion Show - 2:30 p.m. Saturday
- Kranzi Store - Your destination for Picnic swag featuring our favorite mascot - including masks, T-shirts, pins and more.
SHOP HERE and pick up when you get your meal.
- FREE PARKING - across the street at Stivers HS or SOITA
- CHALLENGE GRANT - We are undertaking a fundraising effort in conjunction with the GermanFest Picnic Lite. Our goal is to raise $13,000 which would approximate the typical donations and sponsorships at our usual GermanFest Picnic. Those funds go a long way toward ensuring that we cover our costs and remain viable for a repeat performance the following year. A handful of members and supporters have generously pledged $6,500 as a matching challenge grant to reach the $13,000 goal for the GermanFest Picnic Lite. Your donation of whatever amount will be matched up to $6,500 toward our goal. This will ensure a profitable event with funds to sustain the Liederkranz into 2021. You can donate on-line or you can send a check to the Dayton Liederkranz Turner, 1400 E. Fifth St., Dayton, OH 45402 marked “Match Challenge Grant”. Danke!
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