Germanfest to take place October 3-4

ROBERTS COVE - Celebrate in German style at the fifteenth annual Robert’s Cove Germanfest, Saturday and Sunday, October 3-4, on the grounds of St. Leo IV Catholic Church in Roberts Cove, located off Rayne Exit 87 on Interstate 87 on Interstate 10 in Acadia Parish.

Activities will be held from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturday and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday.

The festival offers traditional Cove German foods, German cultural activities, folklore, music, dancing, and other great food and drinks.

German bands, Alpenfest and Alpenmusikanten, will be there to entertain the crowd along with the Roberts Cove Germanfest Folk Singers and German dancers.

A delightful attraction is Kinder Auftrit, a local children’s dancing and singing group. New entertainment this year will be Das 1st Lusting, a German band that also plays traditional German biergarten songs.

On Saturday night, a local band called “Tailgators” will be performing.

Strolling around the grounds for the festival-goers enjoyment will be the Louisiana Purchase Barber Shop Quartet.”

Festival-goers will enjoy the Roberts Cove German Heritage Museum, which exhibits artifacts from many ancestors. Exhibits change from year to year so that you can experience the different items, traditions and crafts handed down from generation to generation.

Visit the folklore tent and learn about Robert’s Cove’s history and see demonstrations of crafts handed down from ancestors.

A favorite attraction is the rice threshing demonstrations which shows a re-enactment of the threshing dinner, sack sewing and shock assembly.

As a “kid friendly” event, they offer Kinder Land with free games and activities.

Other attractions include a display of antique tractors and the Blacksmith Association demonstrating old-time blacksmith skills.

Festival-goers are also invited to visit the Gift Shop with available items such as hand-crafted gifts, German hats, pins, t-shirts, German cookbooks, aprons, steins, canned fruits, vegetables and much more.

For more information visit the website at www.robertscovegermanfest.com.

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