22nd Annual Roberts Cove Germanfest this weekend
ROBERTS COVE - The 2016 Annual Roberts Cove Germanfest will be held on the grounds of St. Leo IV Catholic Church (7212 Roberts Cove Road) on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 1 and 2.
The church is located approximately 3 miles from Interstate 10, Exit 87, then left on Louisiana Highway 98.
This year the Germanfest is highlighting three original German families: Hubert Josef Theunissen, Franz Xavier Dischler and Florenz Christian Schatzle.
Germanfest features traditional Roberts Cove German foods such as wurst (sausage), kartoffel (potatoes), sauerkraut, zucker platzchen (sugar cookies) and desserts; and also highlights German cultural activities, folklore, music, dancing, and other great food and drinks.
Music from the German bands Alpenmusikanten and Auf Geht's Band invites festival-goers to participate in their entertainment along with the Germanfest Folk Singers and German dancers. A delightful attraction will be Kinder Auftrit, a local children’s dancing and singing group
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 a little about the history and customs of Roberts Cove; and see demonstrations of crafts handed down from generation to generation.
Other attractions include an Antique Tractor Club displaying antique tractors, the Blacksmith Association demonstrating old time blacksmith skills, Kinder Land, a “kid friendly” festival with free games and activities. Festival goers are also invited to visit the Gift Shop with available items such as hand crafted gifts.
Follow the signs from Interstate 10 Exit 87 for approximately three miles. For more information visit www.robertscovegermanfest.com.