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Fostering an open and active German-American community

There's always something happening in the context of our statewide efforts to welcome American families to their new home away from home:

  • German-American celebrations,
  • Recurring informal get-togethers,
  • Distribution of welcome bags to new American families, 
  • Local cooking classes for Americans,
  • City tours in English,
  • and much more.

Take a look at the next events in this program and feel free to be a part of them!

Furthermore, our communities participating in this state program are making big efforts to support you settle in the local area by providing information in English about upcoming local events. This is meant to make it easier for you to get to know what's happening close to you and help you participate in the communal life. After all, your community strives after an open and active German-American relationship and wants to letz you know that you're more than welcome to prosper as member of the community. Check out their next activities and join in!

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Next program events

German-American Fair Ramstein - 08/16-18

On this weekend, the German-American friendship will be celebrated with a big fair. The fair takes place at the John-F.-Kennedy Square in the center of Ramstein city. A diverse entertainment program, large variety of food and beverages will be offered, as well as culinary specialties from both countries.

Opening hours of the booths: Friday and Saturday from 6 p.m. until midnight and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. A family program including musical performances is scheduled for Sunday. Bull riding will be available all three event days. Great fun is guaranteed for the whole family. Free admission!

German American Sports Fest - 08/24: 11 am - 4 pm

Join us for a fun and sporty event at the sports ground of the Westpfalzschule in Weilerbach! The German American Sports Fest will feature American sports like baseball, basketball, roller derby, lacrosse, and cheerleading but also sports popular in Germany such as soccer, volleyball, ping-pong, and more presented by local sports clubs. Families, children and everyone interested are invited to try out different sports on the spot, inform themselves, and get in contact with the respective sports organizations.

There will also be a bouncy castle, food and drinks on-site. Bring your family and friends to this awesome event! No admission, the event is family friendly.

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German-American Stammtisch Mehlingen - Brewery Tour - 08/29: 5 pm

The state initiative “Welcome to Rheinland-Pfalz!” and the town of Mehlingen host the third German-American Stammtisch Mehlingen at the brewery "Schnorres" in Mehlingen (Hauptstraße 28).

This special Stammtisch will be held as part of a brewery tour. The group will get exciting insights into the brewing process as part of a guided tour (in English) and the participants will have the opportunity to taste four different beers. A small dinner will also be part of the visit and will serve as the social gathering of the evening. The contribution (including small dinner and beer tastings) is 15 euro per person and has to be paid in cash.

Are you interested? Come out, chat with nice people, and learn about the local way of life!
 

All upcoming community events

  • 08/16-18: German-American Fair Ramstein

    Ramstein-Miesenbach: Events

    German-American Fair

    John F. Kennedy-Platz

    66877 Ramstein

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    Short description

    On this weekend, the German-American friendship will be celebrated with a big fair. The fair takes place at John-F.-Kennedy-Platz in the center of Ramstein. A large variety of food and beverages will be offered, as well as culinary specialties from both countries.

    Opening hours of the booths are Friday and Saturday from 6 p.m. until midnight and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. After the opening ceremony Friday at 6 p.m. the band “Carpe Diem Unerhört” entertains the festival guests. From 9 p.m. the USAFE rock band “Touch´n Go” will rock the square until late night.

    The program continues on Saturday from 6 p.m. with the opening of the booths. Saturday evening from 7.30 p.m. the performance of the “Night Live Band” guarantees great entertainment.

    A family program including musical performances is scheduled for Sunday. It starts with a performance of the brass band “Kolping Kapelle Kindsbach” at 11.30 a.m. From 2.15 p.m. the brass and percussion marching band “Guggenmusik Phoenixkrechzer” with their colorful and fancy costumes will be the eye catcher at the square. From 3 p.m. the country band “Lunchbox” takes over. “Tante Lilly” entertains the youngest visitors with face painting and balloon twisting. Walking acts like the lion, Ramstein´s city mascot, will be there posing for photos.

    Bull riding will be available all three event days. Great fun is guaranteed for the whole family. Free admission!

  • 08/16-19: Annual Fair in Schrollbach

    Niedermohr: Events

    Kerwe in Schrollbach

    Bruchstraße 17 - 19

    66879 Niedermohr

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    For many German villages it is typical to have annual fairs. These are casual get-togethers where you can spend time with family and friends as well as can meet new people.

    You can have a Bratwurst and a Bier while the kids try out the rides. 

  • 08/23-25: Old City Fest

    Baumholder: Events

    Altstadtfest Baumholder

    Kennedyallee

    55774 Baumholder

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  • 08/24-26: Miesenbach Fair

    Ramstein-Miesenbach: Events

    Miesenbach Fair

    Am Marktplatz

    66877 Miesenbach

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    Short description

    On the last weekend in August Miesenbach traditionally celebrates its village fair with music and entertainment. The fairground with its rides and booths selling sweets in the center of Miesenbach will be a treat especially for young visitors.

  • 08/31: Dampfnudel Fest

    Steinwenden: Events

    Dampfnudelfest

    Turmstraße 3

    66879 Steinwenden

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    Time

    2 p.m.

    Host

    Förderverein Heimatmuseum

  • 08/30-09/03: Funfair in Katzenbach

    Hütschenhausen: Events

    Kerwe Katzenbach 

    Brunnenstr. 22

    66882 Hütschenhausen

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  • 09/01-03: Otterberger fest

    Otterberg: Events

    Otterberger Kerwe

    Stadthalle

    67697 Otterberg

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    Time

    10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

    Short description

    Look forward to the annual Otterberger fest, which takes place on the fairground at the city hall! A colorful program with many attractions awaits the visitors! On all three days, there will be different rides and also a variety of delicacies like the popular "Otterburger"!

    Contact information

    Email: info(at)vg.otterberg.de

  • 09/08: Arts & Crafts and Farmers Market Berglangenbach

    Baumholder: Events

    Bauern- und Kunsthandwerkermarkt in Berglangenbach

    Hauptstraße 28

    55776 Berglangenbach

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    Time

    11 a.m. - 6 p.m.

    Short description

    Farmers and artisan market with about 100 exhibitors. They present the region and its products. Regional farm products, handicrafts, and arts and crafts are on display. The culinary palette is varied. For children there is an animal exhibition, pony riding and kids’ face painting. The program is rounded off by a vintage tractor show and the musical framing by local music clubs. The market stretches through the streets of the small village. At the heart of the event is the market hall, which offers a large selection of coffees and cakes accompanied by music.

  • 09/14: Clothing Drive

    Steinwenden: Events

    Altkleidersammlung

    In Obermohr

    Time

    8 a.m.

    Host

    Kolping Family

  • 09/14-16: Town Fair & City Run

    Baumholder: Events

    Kirmes in Baumholder mit Stadtlauf

    Kennedyallee

    55774 Baumholder

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    Short description

    Get ready for three days of festivities with giant soccer, city run and live music in the Kennedyallee and at the market place. There will also be an odds and ends market on Monday. More information at www.baumholder.de

  • 09/14-17: Ramstein Fair

    Ramstein-Miesenbach: Events

    Ramstein Fair

    Am Neuen Markt

    66877 Ramstein

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    Short description

    On this September weekend the market square in the center of Ramstein will turn into a fairground with rides and all sorts of booths selling sweets and a wide range of food and beverages. The official start of the hustle and bustle at the fairground will be the tapping of a barrel of beer on Saturday afternoon. Sunday afternoon the traditional raising of the fair pole will take place in front of the museum (Miesenbacher Strasse 1) accompanied by speeches and music.

  • 09/22: Otterbach Carnival

    Otterbach: Events

    Michaeliskerwe

    Downtown

    67731 Otterbach

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    Time

    1 p.m.

    Short description

    As before, Otterbach celebrates the Michaeliskerwe on the 4th weekend in September.
    The clubs, businesses and citizens have again put together a great program. After the opening on Saturday, 6 pm there will be a cheerful get-together.

    The singing club Otterbach, the music club Otterbach and not to forget the youth group, frame the keg will be tapped on the fairground. The celebration starts after the opening in the tent and on the fairground, where showmen put together a colorful entertainment program for young and old.
    The highlight on Sunday is the Kerwe parade, which leads through the decorated streets. Of course there are also funfair speeches. As you can see, a colorful and rich program invites you to celebrate.

  • 09/20-24: Annual Fair in Reuschbach

    Niedermohr: Events

    Kerwe in Reuschbach

    Ortsstraße 18

    66879 Niedermohr

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    For many German villages it is typical to have annual fairs. These are casual get-togethers where you can spend time with family and friends as well as can meet new people.

    You can have a Bratwurst and a Bier while the kids try out the rides. 

  • 10/04-08: Funfair in Spesbach

    Hütschenhausen: Events

    Kerwe Spesbach

    Am Heidenhübel 2

    66882 Hütschenhausen

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  • 10/11-15: Carnival in Steinwenden

    Steinwenden: Events

    Steinwendener Kerwe

    Marktstraße

    66879 Steinwenden

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    Short description

    Once a year a small carnival is held at the Steinwenden market place.

  • 10/15: Fall festivities

    Baumholder: Events

    Herbstfest

    Hauptstraße 10

    55774 Baumholder

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    Time

    2 - 5 p.m.

  • 10/19-20: Oktoberfest Spangdahlem

    Spangdahlem: Events

    Oktoberfest

    Hauptstraße 60

    54529 Spangdahlem

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    The music association Spangdahlem hosts an entertaining Oktoberfest with Bavarian music, entertainment, coffee & cake, a kids corner, and much more in the community hall in Spangdahlem.

  • 10/18-22: Funfair in Hütschenhausen

    Hütschenhausen: Events

    Kerwe Hütschenhausen

    Hauptstr. 74a

    66882 Hütschenhausen

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  • 10/25-27: Oktoberfest

    Ramstein-Miesenbach: Events

    Oktoberfest

    Am Neuen Markt

    66877 Ramstein

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    Time

    Friday/Saturday 6 p.m.

    Sunday 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.

    Short description

    Live Bavarian brass music in the big festival tent, German beer and Bavarian specialties will be offered. Friday and Saturday night local party bands will heat up the vibe starting at 8:00 p.m. On Sunday there is free admission to the festival tent from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Put on your Dirndl or Lederhosen and join the party!

  • 10/26-27: Wendelinus Market

    Ramstein-Miesenbach: Events

    Wendelinus Market

    Am Neuen Markt

    66877 Ramstein

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    Time

    11 a.m.

    Short description

    The Wendelinusmarket in Ramstein looks back on a tradition of more than 300 years. It started out as a “Thanksgiving” fair in honor of St. Wendelinus. Nowadays about 100 booths fill the entire town center on that occasion. The local stores will also be open on Saturday and Sunday, and food and beverages will be offered.