Germanfest, the annual celebration of Missoula’s Sister City partnership with Neckargemünd, Germany, occurs on Sunday, September 13th, from 2:00-6:00 pm in Caras Park in downtown Missoula. Admission as always is free!

This cultural celebration features fun for the entire family, with dancing and music by the Vancouver, BC-based German band S-Bahn (www.sbahnmusic.com). For the hungry and thirsty, there will be plenty of bratwurst, pretzels, dessert, pop and German beer for sale, as well as commemorative beer steins. The food will be provided by The Shack, Le Petit Outre and Black Cat Bakery, and the beer provided by Bayern Brewing. Missoula Mayor John Engen will attend as the event mc, and Bayern Brewmaster Jürgen Knoeller will be on hand to tap the Oktoberfest wooden keg. There will also be commemorative beer steins for sale, children’s activities, and information about Missoula’s sister-city of Neckargemünd. Several local businesses have donated items for a raffle to benefit Missoula’s high school students visiting our sister city.

Germanfest is produced by the Missoula Cultural Council with the help of the University of Montana German Department and many dedicated volunteers. For more information, call 541-0860 or visit www.missoulacultural.org.