The Peoria German-American Society’s Maifest is May 4

Staff Writer
Chillicothe Times-Bulletin

The Peoria German-American Society’s annual Maifest, will be held from noon-6 p.m. May 4 at the Lindenhof, 7601 N. Harker Drive, Peoria.

Admission to the event is free. 

This year’s Maifest will offer a wide variety of German entertainment and food. Entertainment includes:  Al's Pals Band and Combo, Lindenhof Echos (Alpine Horns), Gemischterchor (Choir), Peoria Volkstänzer, and other entertainers performing traditional German music.

The traditional dance around the Maipole will be included in the festivities.

Maifest marks the revival of life in early spring after a long cold winter.

In medieval times, Maifest became the favorite holiday. People would gather spring flowers to decorate their homes and churches and perform dances around the Maipole.

Complete German dinners served from noon until 3 p.m. or until dinners run out.  Items are also available al acarte.

The event is being sponsored by the Music and Culture Committee, of the German American Society of Peoria. This is a family friendly event for all ages.

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