ABOUT THE FESTIVAL Founded in 1983, Dayton’s Germanfest Picnic is a 3-day celebration of the Miami Valley’s rich German heritage. “Get YOUR Gemütlichkeit on” during the SECOND FULL WEEKEND (Friday, Saturday and Sunday) of August each year. Your visit to this free, family-friendly event helps fund several scholarship awards for deserving youth each year and supports many other community organizations. Come help yourself to our great German food, beer, wine, activities and Gemütlichkeit – and help organizations like St. Vincent DePaul, Special Olympics, Boy Scouts of America and United Rehabilitation Services all at the same time! Danke!