Maifest – 2017

Date(s) - 05/21/17
9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Come join us for our annual German Celebration!  The event starts with a German-inspired worship service from 9-10 am, with accompanying music by Harvey Becker and Jerry Kahle, with special selections from die St. Peter Kinderchor.  After the service you can enjoy a Schnitzel Dinner, Brats & Kraut, German Beer, Music & Entertainment, Children’s Games, Silent Auction, Maibaum and Children’s Maibaum Raising, Maifest Markt (Antiques, European Imports, Plants, Crafts, etc.), great fellowship and more!

Dinner Tickets cost $12 and are available to purchase online this year! Simply order tickets safely with PayPal and present proof of purchase at the event! Proof of purchase includes your emailed receipt shown from your phone or a bring a printed copy. If you are unable to attend but would like to make a donation to the Fellowship Hall Restoration Project, you may do that online by clicking here.

Entertainment for this year’s event will include: Bill Koncar, The Bavarian Musikmeisters, Brass Barn Polka Band, S.G. Edelweiss Schuhplattlers, Alpensterne and more!

The full schedule and list of events and attractions can be found on the 2017 Poster.  Feel free to print out the poster and post it around to invite others!

Silent Auction:
If you have any questions about the silent auction, or on how to donate, please contact Sue and Ruth at

Businesses, vendors and those wishing to donate:
– Vendors that would like to sell their items at the Maifest Markt can download the Reservation Form. The form also includes more information regarding the space available and the event.

– Businesses and individuals that are interested in donating items toward the silent auction, please send an email to the silent auction group, so we can contact you and work out the details.

– Anyone who has German, Austrian or Swiss items they wish to dispose of, we would be happy to include them in the silent auction baskets. Items must be in good condition and can be dropped off at St. Peter in a weather resistant package (garbage bag).  You may also call or email St. Peter to set up pickups.  Bavarian clothing also accepted.

Last Year’s Event:
View photos from last year’s event.

Entertainment Sponsors:

American Family Insurance – Anne Rothstein
B’s on The River
Bauman Financial Group-Delano
Coldwell Banker-Jenny Enos
Crow River Guitar and Sound
Dressel’s Service
El Molcajete Mexican Restaurant-Buffalo and Delano
Five Technology
German-American Heritage Foundation
Harbor Wine & Spirits
Hendricks Insurance
Lupine Brewing Co.
Johnson Funeral Home
Market Place Foods-Watertown
Mayer Lumber Company
Memorial Stone Sales
Priority One Lawn Care
Spielmannszug Minnesota
State Bank of Delano
Summit Mortgage – Julie Hadges
Sutherland’s Nursery
Thrivent Financial-Chad Henke
Watertown & Spring Park Pharmacies
Watertown Fuel and Food


2017 Maifest Silent Auction Donors valued at over $200:

Chiropractic Solutions Gift of Health (3 chiropractic adjustments, 1-on-1 consultation, nerve and muscle scan, plus a nutrition response testing analysis)
Custom Comfort Beds (Waite Park) Three $250.00 Gift Certificates
G.O. Gutters $500 G.O. Gutter Gift Certificate
Inbound BrewCo VIP Brewery Tour for up to 4 people with samples. Valued at $200
Julia Knight Collection Collection of luxury serveware including the 14″ Peony bowl ($295.00 value) that will be offered on the 1:30pm live auction in the big tent. Total collection value is $534.00
Kottemann Orthodontics $1000 for first time patients not already in treatment – honored at the Maple Grove, Orono, Plymouth, Watertown or Chaska locations
Mayer Lutheran High School Stadium Chair and Sports Pass for 2 for the year
Dr. Kathleen McCaan Custom Tooth Whitening Kit Certificate (upper and lower teeth) valued at $285.00
North Loop Brewco Private Tour and Sampling for up to 4 people valued at $200.00
Stevie Ray’s Improv Company 4 Show tickets and a 2 month improv class
Summit Brewing Company 5 cases of Summit Maibock, Summit golf shirt, signs, shirts and more
Sutherlands Nursery Twelve potted, exotic Hostas (Montana Aureomarginata, Forbidden Fruit, Empress Wu, Earth Angel and more!)
Walt Disney World 4 One-day Park Hopper passes (good at Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Hollywood Studios and Animal Kingdom in Florida)


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