Back for its fourth year is the fun filled Germanfest, hosted by the Quincy Sister City Commission. The first two years were fun, but entirely contained to just the first Saturday in June. But Quincyans don't do small. We like our celebrations big and generally lasting for several days, so last year's Germanfest was expanded to two days, and this year's is back to celebrate 30 years of the Sister City program with Hereford, Germany.


The coolest dog at the fest.

Last year, 4205 Main Street Brewing Company of Belleville, run by Quincy native Adam Patterson, showed up with a specialty Quincy Dogwood brew. There's still no word if that will return this year, but I'm hoping it does, as it was delicious, as were all the beers being showcased. There will be plenty of domestic and imported beers on hand, and a fine selection of local wines.

In addition to the beer, Butcher's Block will be on hand with the absolute wurst food in town. GET IT?! WURST foods. Because... yeah you get it. But seriously, you'll be able to try many different types of German dishes.

Beer, food and music feature both days, with the Heidelberg German Band hitting the stage on Friday at 4pm, Waterloo German Band Saturday at 4pm, and Raised on the Radio starting at 8pm both nights. Saturday will feature some more family friendly events including the Kinderplatz starting at 3pm.

And correct me if I'm wrong, but new this year is the Hereford Tasting Garden, where you can purchase tokens for beer and wine tasting. I say it's new, because I don't remember it from last year, but given the copious amount of beer consumed, that's not surprising.

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Can't wait to see you out at South Park in June

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