Fort Loramie Hosts German Heritage Days This Weekend

Staff Writer

The Fort Loramie German Heritage Days Festival returns this September for its 14th Year Anniversary on September 21 and 22.  

The festival  will  have many new as well as traditional things in the line-up this year. On Friday night, we welcome Mark Cantwil who will be performing in the gazebo (weather permitting) as well as The Route 161 Happy Wanderers who are new to the festival this year.

"On Saturday afternoon, we will also have returning Acoustical Duo known as Freelance (Steve Rosenbeck and Roger DeMange); followed by Alpen Echos, who is also new this year, and Saturday evening Taylor Westerheide with Rare Form will be closing out the festival," the German Heritage Days festival committee stated in a release.

"Along with the festive music comes the mouth watering foods of which many are home made. From Winner’s whole hog sausage and sauerkraut, our home made potato soup to apple dumplings and German Chocolate cake, and so much more...there is something for everyone.  What is a German festival without German beer? We will have a vast selection of beers on tap for the weekend including Hofbrau Original, Paulaner Hefe, Hofbrau Dunkel, Warsteiner Dunkel, Ayinger Bavarian, Woodchuck Cider, several varieties of Leinenkugel’s draughts and Miller Lite will be filling our 2018 commemorative pitchers this year."

"Returning this year, we will have a car show on Saturday with registrations starting at 9:00.  Also back by popular demand is the POINT 5K to which is a walk around the canal park with trivia stops along the way. Saturday night starting at 8:00, we will be having our Stein Hoisting Contest.   The Fort Loramie Historical Museum will be open Saturday starting at 1 p.m. as well as historical speaker Greg Shipley will be in the Cabin.  So come on out and enjoy some food, drink and festive music.  We hope to see you there."