Buffalo German Fest

Buffalo German Fest Annual German-American Festival on Labor Day Weekend 12:00noon-9:00pm (Saturday and Sunday) RAIN OR SHINE! The Federation of German American Societies of Buffalo, New York and Vicinity is a non-profit organization of thirteen cultural groups dedicated to the mission: “To preserve, promote and advance within American society the traditional culture of German lands.” We celebrate annually with WNY largest German Fest on LaborDay weekend!

Payment Options:   Cash

Price Range: £

General Manager: The Federation of German American Societies of Buffalo, Erie County and Vicinity. A non-profit organization.

Culinary Team: Schnitzel & Company Restaurant as well as several snack vendors. ATM Available!

Operating as usual

Happy Easter!

Happy Easter!

Bavarians in USA / Bayern in USA

Bavarians in USA / Bayern in USA

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Happy St. Patrick's Day! 🍀

Landhaus Bergner Alm - Holiday Home Rentals

Who wants to go sledding?

Who else loves sledging!? It's such a fun way to spend the afternoon, or even evening after a full day on the slopes. These clips are from a whopping 14km toboggan run that is just a short drive from the chalet, where you cover 1,300 vertical meters in decent. There are traditional Austrian huts at regular intervals, where you can stop off for dinner or schnapps, or even just take a flask of Glühwein in the rucksack like we did to enjoy on the way down! Happy sledging ❄️🛷❄️
Wer liebt Schlittenfahren? Es ist so eine tolle Art, den Nachmittag oder sogar den Abend nach einem Tag auf der Piste zu verbringen. Diese Clips stammen von einer satten 14 km langen Rodelbahn, die nur eine kurze Fahrt vom Chalet entfernt ist, wo man 1.300 Höhenmeter herunterfährt. In regelmäßigen Abständen gibt es traditionelle österreichische Hütten, in denen man Abend essen kann oder Schnaps-Stops machen kann oder man nimmt einfach eine Flasche Glühwein im Rucksack mit, wie wir es auf dem Weg nach unten genossen haben! Viel Spaß beim Schlittenfahren ❄️🛷❄️

Shared from the Binghamton German Club.  “A largely fictionalized account about an Austrian family led to one of the mos...
Christopher Plummer, 'Sound of Music' star, dead at 91

Shared from the Binghamton German Club.

“A largely fictionalized account about an Austrian family led to one of the most popular non-German German songs in history.

(So many believe Edelweiss to be an old German folksong, when it is in fact a contemporary American composition.

We still love the song, the movie and the beloved Captain.

Rest in peace Herr Plummer.”

Christopher Plummer, an Oscar, Tony and Emmy-award winning actor best known for his role in "The Sound of Music," has died at the age of 91.

To be happy in life you need something to do, something to love, and something to hope for.

To be happy in life you need something to do, something to love, and something to hope for.

To be happy in life you need something to do, something to love, and something to hope for.


What German cultural traditions are so common in WNY, that people don’t even realize they are German?

German American Musicians Association Inc

From the GAM Family to you and yours!

With everyone's safety in mind, we did not play the German Christmas Mass (Weihnachtsmesse) at St. Louis in Buffalo this year. We always play traditional German Christmas carols prior to Mass, and "Stille, Stille, Stille" was slated to be one of them. Each individual part of this virtual performance was recorded safely at home and brought together with beautiful Christmas imagery. Please spread some joy today by sharing our video Christmas card with your friends and family!

Merry Christmas,
The German-American Musicians Association

German American Musicians Association Inc

A worthy cause... Culture is the spice of life!

The German-American Musicians Association is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization made up of all volunteers who love celebrating German culture through song and dance.

If you love what we do too, please consider tossing a few coins into our virtual tip jar by using our Square donation page or the Facebook "Donate" button. We are thankful for any amount of support!


German Feuerzangenbowle Set


A German Feuerzangenbowle Set, flaming mulled wine... is the perfect way to bring friends and family together. Here's where to order one, and get the recipe.

Would you tell him??

Would you tell him??

This one is making the rounds...

Theoretical Question: If I transfer an cat food from an open can into a tupperware bowl, and put it in the refrigerator, and if I forgot to leave a note on it, and if my husband made himself a sandwich with it because he thought it was schmear Wurst...
And if he's already eaten it...
Am I obligated to tell him?

I Love my German Tradition

I Love my German Tradition

how long would you last in this competition?

An important day!

An important day!

On this day in 1683, the Concord landed in Philadelphia. It carried 13 Mennonite families from Krefeld, who established the first German settlement in the American colonies and called it Germantown. Three-hundred years later, Ronald Reagan proclaimed October 6th to be "German-American Day." If you could thank these families for preserving any piece of German tradition, what would that be?

Hofbrauhaus Buffalo

Its finally open!

PATIO SEATING ONLY. Serving a limited menu outside on the partially enclosed patio. Open at 3pm Fri, noon on Saturday. Gift Cards available online, and our gift shop and Growler/Crowler filling is available every day from Noon until 4pm (8pm Fri/Sat).

Gerhards authentic German Catering

We wanted to bring another German restaurant (caterer) to your attention. You may remember Gerhard from Black Forest Adler!?

it is catering in a new way.restaurant
quality like it was at the
Black Forest Adler.


The Festival Committee is thinking of you during these hard times! We are missing Buffalo German Fest! Its hard on us too!!! Prost! Have a beer or wein and we will see you next year. Here is a little audience participation from our usual headline band "Die Lustigen Almdudlers"! Tchuss!

Some great news!?
HARIBO of America eyeing September for Wisconsin plant groundbreaking

Some great news!?

HARIBO of America plans to break ground on its first North American plant in Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin in September.The Pleasant Prairie Plan Commission conditionally approved the final site and operational plans for Phase 1 of the facility on May 11. Construction is expected to begin following th...

Whether your Kinder stay home, or go, you can still celebrate!

Whether your Kinder stay home, or go, you can still celebrate!


Who's ready to line dance?

Und weil es gemeinsam natürlich gleich noch mehr Spaß macht: So sehen die ersten beiden Teile des Rheinländers im Line-Dance-Stil in der Gruppe getanzt aus!
Nach ein bisschen Zeit zum Üben und Selbertanzen folgen in den nächsten Tagen die Schritterweiterungen 3+4.


Bavarian Line Dance: kontaktlos bairisch tanzen!
Informationen, Tanzbeschreibungen und Lernvideos zum Ausprobieren und Mitmachen auf www.muenchen.de/volkskultur

How are you making “Gemütlichkeit” in your life!?

How are you making “Gemütlichkeit” in your life!?

Event Update from the Buffalo German Fest.

Event Update from the Buffalo German Fest.


Dear Federation members, German Community, and all Festival attendees.

After much discussion, it has been decided that the 2020 Buffalo German Fest on Labor Day weekend held at Cheektowaga town park will not take place.

We are very disappointed in this decision, but feel it’s the best for all concerned. For our attendees, vendors, and volunteers.

We will see you next year, for a culture such as this will not allow a virus to kill the tradition!

Randall Bracewell
Vice President
Germanfest Chair

A great opportunity!

A great opportunity!

Curbside takeout or preorder ahead to get some German Festival food. We have Growlers for purchase with any meal you buy. German music will be playing out front and a Frauline may be bringing your food to your car! Call today 716-689-3600.

Would you go? Is it too early to decide?
Erie County Fair organizers holding out hope for 2020

Would you go?
Is it too early to decide?

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) – Summer events including concerts, sports, other live events have all been notably impacted by the coronavirus pandemic, with some events outright canceled due to the uncertainty of the pandemic.


2600 Harlem Rd
Cheektowaga, NY

General information

Culture is the spice of life! Heritage traditions are so very important. Whether it is food, drink, literature, dance, music, or just fellowship, life is simply better by celebrating the past and the present! We look forward to meeting you! We offer cultural events year-round! Contact us to learn more!

Opening Hours

Saturday 12:00 - 21:00
Sunday 12:00 - 21:00


(716) 864-1965


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  • Kids
  • Outdoor
  • Walkins


  • Coffee
  • Dinner
  • Drinks
  • Lunch


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Just wanted to share a few photos I took Sat, thanks again for an amazing event!
Me and meine schönen männlichen Kinder. Our first time attending and we had so much fun. Danke! We’ll be back next year!
Is there ample handicapped parking close to the festivities???
Hallo Buffalo German Fest, gehen Sie?
German American Children's Picture Book (series)
last year there was a coupon do they have coupons this year?