Friday, July 20th

5:00 p.m.Kids Games Begin
5:00 p.m. Beer Garden Opens
5 – 6 p.m. Music by Randy Underhill & Dave Smith
5 – 6 p.m. My Old Man’s Band (Brick Street Stage)
6 – 10 p.m. Let’s Eat! – Bratts, Metts Rib-eye steak sandwiches and more
6:00 p.m. Burgermeister Proclamation
6:05 p.m. Freudenfest Historical Marker Dedication
6:15 p.m. Festival Blessing
6:20 p.m. Presentation of Freudenfest Scholarship to Oldenburg Academy Students
6:20 p.m. Germania Jagdhorn Blasergruppe Germania Hunting Horn Group
6:20 p.m. Roving German Minstrels by Ken & Mary
6:30 – 7:30 p.m. Happy Valley Bluegrass Band
7:00 p.m. Live Auction – Bid on unique distinctive Items from local artists
8 – 11 p.m. Music featuring Pros’t Band well known for its German & American Music
8 – 11 p.m. 5 Lights (Brick Street Stage)

Saturday, July 21st

7:00 a.m.Breakfast by the Boy Scouts at Holy Family Cafeteria
7:00 a.m. Die Wanderung – Start time 7 – 11, 10K walk through the Village & Countryside
8:00 a.m.Radfahren (Bike Ride) – Scenic country routes;7 mile or 20 mile routes. Meet in front of Town
Hall. Entry fee $15 (includes free Tee Shirt) Must Wear A Helmet.
11:00 a.m.Old Farm Machinery Display – See the Antique mechanical wonders
11:00 a.m. Let’s Eat! - Reuben sandwiches; Brats, Metts, Goetta Links, Sauerkraut balls and more
12:00 noon The Rheingold Band
12:00 noonBeer Garden Featuring Freudenfest Lager
12:00 noonGerman & Hoosier Chicken Dinners and Desserts
12:00 noonRib-eye Steak Sandwiches
12:00 noonRoving German Minstrels by Ken & Mary
1 – 4 p.m.Michaela Farm Tours ... Meet at the Barn
1:00 p.m.Kids Games and attractions
1:00 p.m.Veterans Military Salute at the Town Hall Memorial
1:30 p.m.Dachshund Dog Race
2:00–2:30 p.m.Jugendgruppe (Donauschwaben Youth Group Dancers)
2 – 4 p.m.Oldenburg Academy Alumfest Tour ... Take a tour of The Oldenburg Academy – open to all.
3:00 p.m.Der “German” Games: Stein Holding, Beer Mug Sliding, Flying Chicken Toss & Spires Toss
3:00 p.m.Die Fledermauschen Tanzgruppe
3:00 p.m.Wine Tasting Contest – Submit your own home-made wine. PRIZES!
3:00 p.m.Contest “Dress for the Fest” – Dress in Authentic Men’s or Women’s German attire, walk around judging between 3 – 5 p.m.
3:30 p.m.“The Schnitzelbank Salute” to Ken & Fritz
4:00 p.m.Parade of Flags
4:30 p.m.Pie Auction – Bid & Win a homemade favorite. A Freudenfest classic.
5 – 7 p.m.Ken & Mary’s Turbo Accordian Express(Brick Street Stage)
5:20 p.m.Oldenburg Academy Car / Cash Raffle
5:25 p.m.Photo contest winner announced
5:30 p.m. Die Fledermauschen Tanzgruppe
5:30 p.m.Mass at Holy Family Church
5:45 p.m.Children’s 1K Fun Run
6:00 p.m.Eureka German Band
6:30 p.m.5K Oldenburg Lauf
8 – 11 p.m.Prost (Brick Street Stage)
8 – 11 p.m.The Rheingold Band
10:35 p.m.POS Club Meeting & Membership drive


From Indianapolis

- I-465 South or East to I-74 East (toward Cincinnati)
- I-74 East approx 60 miles to Exit 149 (Batesville Exit)
- Left off exit, on Indiana State Route 229 approx 2.5 miles
- 229 goes directly into the heart of Oldenburg

From Cincinnati

- I-275 West (toward Indianapolis)
- I-74 West, approx 30 miles to Exit 149 (Batesville Exit)
- Right off exit, on Indiana State Route 229 approx 2.5 miles
- 229 goes directly into the heart of Oldenburg


Along with the street parking, there are some available parking lots (Marked in Red).

One parking lot is in the Holy Family Church parking lot located on Main St.

The other parking lot is located is the grass field along Sycamore St. Entrances located on both Water St. and Vine St.


Freudenfest proudly offers a FREE shuttle!

Catch a ride on the shuttle starting at 5:00pm both Friday and Saturday! The shuttle will make regular stops in Batesville. More details will be coming soon... Including a map!

Festival Map

Check back soon for a layout of the festival grounds!

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