MUMFORD – Head to Genesee Country Village and Museum (GCV&M) on Saturday for a unique German festival in a reconstructed 19th century village.
According to a press release from GCV&M, Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. will celebrate the culture, history and traditions of Germany through musical performances by regional bands, dance demonstrations, and an array of authentic food and drinks to satisfy your palate.
Within the reconstructed village populated by reenactors, you can try your hand at cutting Scherenschnitte the old-fashioned way, see the display of authentic frakturs from the museum’s collection and a fraktur demonstration, taste sauerkraut, German wines, and other authentic foods, watch villagers brew beer in the German tradition, and see the American Heritage chocolate demonstration and learn why it was so important in the 1800s.
Performances by regional artists will include the GCV&M Dance Team demonstration and polka lessons, Heidengold Dance Group, Sterling Brass Quintet, Alphorn Society of Upstate NY, and Bergholz Band of WNY.
There will be tasty treats like German brats, the museum’s beers, and homemade pretzels baked by the historic village cooks available. You might also get a taste of the village’s homemade strudel and black forest cupcakes.
You can also shop at the Flint Hill Store, Village Mercantile and visit specialty vendors. Vendor space is still available. If you are interested in being part of German Day, you can email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Visit the GCV&M website here to purchase tickets.