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49th Annual Long Island Bavarian Festival at Plattduetsche Park

Join us at Plattduetsche Park Biergarten for Original Enzian's 49th Annual Bavarian Festival! We invite you and your family to immerse yourselves in the rich German culture and heritage that has made this festival a beloved tradition for nearly half a century.

Event Overview

This event will feature an array of lively activities, delicious food and drinks, and traditional music and dance. Stroll through our vendor area to discover unique treasures and souvenirs. Take part in exciting contests and attractions for both adults and kids, including games, arts and crafts, and more.

Saturday June 10th & Sunday June 11th

Gates open: Saturday at 2 PM | Sunday at 12 PM
Location: Plattduetsche Park Biergarten
Admission: Adults - $12 | Seniors - $10 | Kids 12 & under – Free!

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About Original Enzian

Original Enzian is one of North America’s oldest traditional German folk dancing groups. This not-for-profit organization is comprised of a group of German/Bavarian-speaking immigrants that came to share the traditions and culture of their former homeland through music and dance, as well as blending with new ones from America.

Original Enzian is dedicated not only to preserving the Bavarian Schuhplattler dance and cultural traditions – but in fostering lifelong friendships among young and old.

Food & Drinks

It just wouldn’t be a Bavarian festival without the delicious food and beer to wash it down! Sample perfectly seasoned and cooked bratwurst on a pretzel bun with sauerkraut or our giant 10 oz. Bavarian pretzel imported directly from Munich, made even better by adding warm craft beer cheese. Go super traditional with potato pancakes, house made by Executive Chef Herbert Aigner following a traditional recipe. We have more traditional and modern menu choices, so there’s something for everyone. It all goes great with a German beer; you have your choice of several different styles on tap. For those who like a lighter beer, Krombacher Hell or a Schöfferhofer Grapefruit fits the bill. Try a hefeweisse from Erdinger, a more traditional lager like Spaten or a nice smooth dark beer like Krombacher Dunkel.

A Coffee/Cake Booth is available, providing a variety of desserts from Riesterer’s Bakery, coffee and tea.

Activities for Kids and Adults

The Long Island Bavarian festival is perfect for families, with plenty of fun activities and entertainment for kids and adults of all ages!

Kids Activities

• Bouncy House and Giant Slide Inflatables*
• Spin Art and Sand Art Stations – let your creativity shine!
• Candle Making
• Carnival-Style Booths with Opportunities to Win Prizes
• Face Painting
• And More!

*Inflatables will have a POP (Pay One Price) bracelet. Weather permitting, the inflatables will be available on Saturday (2:30pm – 6:30pm) & Sunday (12:30pm – 4:30pm)

Adult Activities

Strong Man: Show your strength while trying to ring the bell! A carnival-style competition with the opportunity to win a beautiful beer stein.

Bier Stein Holding: Compete against a friend to see how long you can hold a pitcher in your outstretched arm without spilling or lowering your arm.

Darts: Test your accuracy for a chance to win multiple prizes.

Bavarian Triple Crown: Participate in ALL 3 activities above (at a discounted price) to accumulate points and play as often as you want! At the end of each day, a winner takes home a Plattduetsche Park Restaurant gift certificate!

Event Schedule

SATURDAY, JUNE 10th

2:00 PM - Gates Open
2:30 PM - Music by the FOEHRER MUSIK FREUNDE (until 6:00)
3:00 PM - Inflatable Rides available till 7:00pm
3:15 PM - ORIGINAL ENZIAN – Hütertanz / Hat Dance
- ORIGINAL ENZIAN (Kinder) – Bandltanz / Maypole Dance
4:45 PM - ORIGINAL ENZIAN – Kornplatzer Auerhahn
- ORIGINAL ENZIAN (Kinder) – Unterwestner / Pat-A-Cake Dance
- Children’s Ice Cream Parade (starting at main dance floor)
6:00 PM - ORIGINAL ENZIAN – Steirer Figurentanz / Flirtation Dance
6:30 PM - Music by THE SPITZBUAM (until 10:30)
7:00 PM - “Bier Stein Holding” Competition (Women & Men)
8:00 PM - ORIGINAL ENZIAN – Madlradl / Women’s Wheel
9:00 PM - ORIGINAL ENZIAN – Kronentanz / Crown Dance
10:30 PM - Announcement of Raffle Winners

SUNDAY, JUNE 11th

12:00 PM - Gates Open
12:30 PM - Music by THE SPITZBUAM (until 4:15)
1:00 PM - Inflatable Rides available till 5:00pm
1:30 PM - ORIGINAL ENZIAN – Hütertanz / Hat Dance
ORIGINAL ENZIAN (Kinder) – Bandltanz / Maypole Dance
3:00 PM - ORIGINAL ENZIAN (Kinder) – Unterwestner / Pat-A-Cake Dance
- Children’s Ice Cream Parade (starting at main dance floor)
4:15 PM - ORIGINAL ENZIAN – Kornplatzer Auerhahn
- ORIGINAL ENZIAN – Madlradl / Women’s Wheel
4:30 PM - Music by FOEHRER MUSIK FREUNDE (until 7:30)
5:00 PM - “Bier Stein Holding” Competition (Women & Men)
6:00 PM - ORIGINAL ENZIAN – Steirer Figurentanz / Flirtation Dance
7:30 PM - ORIGINAL ENZIAN – Kronentanz / Crown Dance
8:00 PM - Announcement of Raffle Winners

Past Bavarian Festivals

Get Your Tickets Today!

Don't miss this opportunity to celebrate German culture and heritage with us at the 49th Annual Bavarian Festival. We look forward to seeing you there!

Date

May 25 2024

Time

2:00 pm - 11:00 pm