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49th Annual German-American Volksfest

Held annually to celebrate our partnership with our German host nation and surrounding communities, the Volksfest includes five days of entertainment and concessions.

Note: This event has already passed.

The Hohenfels Military Community will host the Annual Volksfest May 17-21 at HS132 located across from the Airfield.

Carnival rides are available every day during fest open hours. A variety of traditional American and German food and beverages are also offered to satisfy your hunger and quench your thirst. If music is what you like, the Main Fest tent will host a variety of Bavarian and Country music each evening.

The Volksfest will also offer a variety of attractions on particular days. Our largest military vehicle display will showcase a number of German and American vehicles on Saturday and Sunday.

Wednesday, May 17

  • 4 p.m. - Midnight: Fest Open
  • 4:15-6 p.m.: Grand Opening in beer tent with Hohenfels brass band and black powder shooters
  • 4-6 p.m.: Rides are 1 Euro per person. Kid’s snack: soda & fries = 1.50 Euro (in beer tent)
  • 7-11:30 p.m.: Band: Trachtenrocker in beer tent

Thursday, May 18 (German Holiday)

  • 11 a.m. - 10 p.m.: Fest Open
  • 11:30 a.m.: Live music in tent/patio
  • 5:30-9:30 p.m.: Band: Dei Vo Gestern in beer tent

Friday, May 19 (Family Day)

  • 4 p.m. - Midnight: Fest Open
  • 4-8 p.m.: Face painting & glitter tattoos in beer tent. 50% off all rides.
  • 4 p.m.: DJ in the beer tent
  • 7-11:30 p.m.: Band: Klostergold in beer tent

Saturday, May 20

  • Noon - Midnight: Fest Open with Military Vehicle display
  • 7-11:30 p.m.: Band: Members in beer tent

Sunday, May 21

  • 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.: Fest Open with Military Vehicle display
  • 11 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.: Brass band in beer tent
  • 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.: Box Bus Tours (see below for details)
  • 2 p.m.: Fashion Show with Traditional Bavarian Fest Clothing in beer tent
  • 4-8:30 p.m.: Country Band: Skyline Riders in beer tent

Military Vehicle Display Information

On Saturday and Sunday our German Army partners will be displaying tanks and vehicles. JMRC and 1-4 Infantry Battalion will also be showing off several vehicles.

For Your Information and Safety

  • All concessions will accept payment in both dollars and euros.
  • For the safety of all Fest goers, we will not be allowing large bags, back packs or coolers on the Fest grounds. Parents of young children will be allowed to have a stroller and small diaper bag which are subject to be searched upon entry.
  • While Gate 1 is open to the general public in order to allow friends of the community to enjoy the Volksfest, expect vehicles entering to be searched upon entry.
  • The Volksfest is meant to be a pleasurable experience. Please act responsibly and be courteous to other event attendees. Don't drink and drive!
  • Courtesy Patrols and Military Police will patrol the Fest Grounds to render assistance and provide guidance to those who require it.
  • Drinking age for Germans is 16+, drinking age for Americans is 18+.

Box Tour Information

Sunday, May 21 we will offer guided bus tours of "The Box" with our Public Affairs team who will provide an insightful look into the history and nature of the training area. These bus tours are designed for our German neighbors that do not get to see the training area during the year. The fee for the tour is 9 Euros per person, paid directly to the bus driver. Tours are presented in GERMAN ONLY.

  • The first bus leaves at 11 a.m.

  • Each tour will last about 45 minutes.

  • For more information, contact Public Affairs at CIV 09472-708-4294 or DSN 708-4294.


Free entry. Food, drinks, rides and bus tour for purchase.