Inside the Deutschen Pfest area, jugglers entertain crowds near the playground at various times throughout the festival and the carnival rides are a hit for the whole family. Enjoy live music under the shade trees and play!
Don’t miss the Deutschen Pfest parade on Saturday, May 19.
The main Deutschen Pfest Parade starts at the corner of Pfennig and Railroad Avenue and travels down to Main Street. It’s a beautiful time of the year to get out with your neighborhood organization, church group or sports league, hear those high school bands and of course, check out those beautiful classic cars. Use your best parade wave and have a blast at the Annual Deutschen Pfest Parade. The parade is held with marching bands, community organizations and community dignitaries. The children’s parade is held just prior to the main parade with a shorter route down Main St. Children dress up in costumes, decorate their bicycles and/or wagons and walk down Main Street.
Children’s Area at the Pfestival
A petting farm, kiddie train, inflatables and puppet shows are all part of the children’s area at Deutschen Pfest which is located just outside the east gate at Gilleland Creek. Free admission to participate in the children’s area. Take off your shoes and jump on the inflatables.
The Children’s Area provides special entertainment for children visiting the Deutschen Pfest. Located in the Gilleland Pavilion and next to the Gilleland Pool, this area of Deutschen Pfest does not require paid admission.
The Deutschen Pfest isn’t just for adults. Children up to age 12 are encouraged to participate in the children’s parade route from Railroad Avenue down Main Street. More info.
Grab your crayons, colored pencils and markers and enter the Deutschen Pfest Coloring Contest which begins in April 2019. Do your best artwork for a chance to win great prizes including a Deutschen Pfest T-shirt which grants admission to the Pfest from May 17-19, 2019 at Pfluger Park.
Children 6 and under are free. Many rides in the Deutschen Pfest are geared towards children so plan to go for a ride!