Fort Loramie Hosts German Heritage Days Sept. 22-23

Staff Writer

The Fort Loramie German Heritage Days Festival returns this September for its 13th year.

On Friday, Sept. 22 and Saturday, Sept. 23, the Village of Fort Loramie will be celebrating to the sound of polka music by its friends, Alpine Express. They will be performing both Friday and Saturday evenings.  Mark Cantwil will be performing Friday night in the gazebo (weather permitting).  On Saturday afternoon, the event will also have returning acoustical duo  Freelance (Steve Rosenbeck and Roger DeMange). On Saturday evening Taylor Westerheide with Rare Form will be closing out the festival.

Along with the festive music comes the mouth-watering foods of which many are homemade. From Winner's whole hog sausage and sauerkraut to home made potato soup to Apple Dumplings and German Chocolate cake, and so much more, there is something for everyone.

The German Heritage Days will also have a  selection of beers on tap for the weekend including several varieties of Leinenkugel’s draughts, Miller Lite, Killians and Yuengling to fill up the  2017 commemorative pitchers.

Returning this year is a car show on Saturday, with registrations starting at 9 a.m..  New this year, there will be a Point 5K run/walk around the canal park with trivia stops along the way.

Saturday night starting at 8 p.m. will be the  Stein Hoisting Contest. 

The Fort Loramie Historical Museum will be open Saturday and on Saturday starting at 12:00 p.m. historical speaker Greg Shipley will be in the Cabin.