Everything you need to know about Haubstadt Sommerfest 2013 | Events
You'd be hard pressed to find a smaller town with a bigger party. The 2013 Haubstadt Sommerfest will be this weekend, June 20, 21 and 22. The festival features a parade, 5k race, rides, games, local food booths and what organizers call "Southern Indiana’s Finest Bierstube".
This year’s festival theme is “Community Spirit.”
In addition to supporting annual gifts for scholarships, local infrastructure improvements and youth sports, proceeds from this year’s festival go towards the Haubstadt Library.
A new library is currently under construction at the corner of Gibson and Main Streets in downtown Haubstadt. The Haubstadt Sommerfest, INC. donated $50,000 to purchase property for the library in 2010, and this year, they hope to raise money for technology, furnishings and landscaping for the building once it is completed.
“The members, merchants and community members really come together this week to put on an event that we’re all very proud of.” says Haubstadt Sommerfest, INC’s Director of Marketing, Jeremy Overton.
Overton added, “We brought back the Rhein Valley Brass for Thursday night. It’s kind of a throwback night… these guys haven’t played here in 7 or 8 years and we’re excited to have them back. There will be lots of people partying in Germanthemed costumes, so it should be a lot of fun to watch.”
Friday night will have country flair, with Nashville recording artist John Riggins back on the Sommerfest stage for the second year in a row. “Last year, John was a huge success, attracting a near record crowd to the beer garden.”
On Saturday night, McFly-Back to the 80’s will be rocking old-school tunes all night. “McFly is a crowd favorite, and they put on a great show,” said Greg Harpenau.
“This year, we’ve really stepped up our social media presence, and we’ve gotten a lot of positive feedback from it.” Overton says. “We sponsor activities throughout the year, like an Easter Egg Hunt, a Halloween Trick-or-Treat, a Christmas parade for Golf Carts and UTVs, and a Little League appreciation night.
People who attend the Sommerfest want to be more informed about what’s going on and we’re happy to give them what they want.”
For more information, check out haubstadsommerfest.com, or find them on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.
Booths and rides open at 5:00 and the Beer Garden opens at 7:00 PM, Thursday through Saturday. Bands play from 8:00 to midnight.