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55th Annual Wiederkehr Wine Festival

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Location Altus
Dates September 29, 2018 - September 29, 2018

We invite you to join us in celebrating our 55th Annual Weinfest on Saturday, September 29, 2018. No tickets are needed. The entertainment and admission to the grounds are FREE!

Read all about the details on the activities and attractions at the Weinfest:
Weinfest Schedule
Weinfest Entertainment Features
Weinfest Activities
Local Accommodations (separate page)

The schedule starts at 9:00 a.m. and lasts until 10:00 p.m. Here are the various events and times:
Tours of the historic wine cellars are every 30 minutes starting at 8:30 a.m.; the last one is at 4:30 p.m.
Food concessions: 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Arts and crafts exhibits: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Weinkeller Restaurant lunch hours: 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Weinkeller Restaurant dinner hours: 5:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Festival entertainment begins at 11:00 a.m. (see entertainment features below)

The activities during the Festival include:
Championship Grape Stomp
Sing-along in German and English
Bacchus (the Roman god of wine) to enchant and entertain you
Contests and door prizes
Dog show
Many more live entertainment acts

Come early and enjoy:
FREE wine tasting tours
Concessions with international cuisine
Dining at the Weinkeller Restaurant and patio dining: 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Carriage rides and tram rides through the vineyards
Arts and crafts displays
Award-winning Wiederkehr wines and gourmet items in the 1880 Wine and Gift Shoppe
Many more attractions

The Tyrolean-style activities begin early in the day, with tours of the historic wine cellars starting at 8:30 am in the midst of the festivities, ending in the charming wine tasting room. Then catch a ride on one of the open trams through the vineyards to an observation tower with a panoramic view of the Arkansas River Valley.

Browse through the arts and crafts exhibits, and join in the fun as a spectator or as a participant in one of our contests. There's the Stein Stemmen (stone toss) contest, the Baum Stossen (log toss) contest, and no weinfest would be complete without a Grape Stomping contest! You won't want to miss the Grape Stompa sure audience favorite.

Bring your dancing shoes for the polka dancing to authentic German music. With sing-alongs in German and English and games for the kids, there's plenty of fun for the whole family!

And then there's the food! Throughout the day, concession stands will serve a variety of international foods. The famous Weinkeller Restaurant will be open for lunch and dinner as usual, and patio dining will be available.

Come early and enjoy good food and good times with good friends. The Weinfest will go on, rain or shine, so make plans now to experience this fun and exciting celebration. And as always, our excellent wines will be available for your enjoyment and for purchase throughout the day.
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Public Admission PriceFree
Year #55
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