Berne Swiss Days

Main Stage, 201 Fulton St, Berne, In

Swiss Days began as a sidewalk sale for the downtown businesses about 45 years ago and was called the Berne Summer Days. As the community continued to support this event, we looked for ways to make it bigger and include more local businesses. We also wanted to include the cultural history of Berne, named after Bern, Switzerland, the location where our founding settlers left to find religious freedoms in America. Now, we have over 100 food and craft vendors, including many downtown businesses, and Swiss-style music, games like the Steintoss, and so much more.

“Willkommen” to Swiss Days. Come join us and enjoy authentic Swiss costume, great food, craft vendors and merchandise. Residents and visitors alike enjoy the friendly competitions for all ages. From the 5K race to Big Wheel Competition for the younger ones to the Steintoss, there is something for everyone. On stage and around the festival you can hear Swiss music. Watch as couples dance the polka to live music on stage. The festival always includes the last Friday and Saturday of each July. “Schonen Tag noch” (have a good day).

Maysville Oktoberfest

Downtown Maysville, Maysville, KY 41056

On the second Friday and Saturday in August visitors are invited to enjoy a taste of Germany in the heart of beautiful historic downtown Maysville, Kentucky. Oktoberfest celebrates our German heritage with: Live Traditional MusicTraditional German Folk Dancing German Biers German Wines and Liquors Authentic German Cuisine Friday evening, from 5 to 10 pm, come dressed in traditional German and Bavarian costume and join the fun.

Decatur Germanfest

Madison Street Plaza, Decatur, IN

The Decatur Chamber of Commerce is hosting its 2nd annual Germanfest in partnership with our main sponsor Oakwood Mutual Insurance. The festival will be held on Friday August 23rd, from 5- 11 pm on the Madison Street Plaza in Downtown Decatur. Polka Lessons will be held at the Riverside Center in July and August for those wanting to participate.