Through Aug. 19: Berlin German-American Volksfest
Stars and Stripes July 25, 2012
The 52nd edition of the Deutsch-Amerikanisches Volksfest kicks off Friday and runs through Aug. 19 in Berlin.
Every year, different geographical U.S. regions are featured as festival “guests.” This year, visual representations of Broadway, sandy beaches and an old-fashioned Western village are meant to call to mind New York, Florida, California and the Wild West.
The fest’s live music program will be heavy on oldies, Southern and country rock.
Menus include steaks, burgers, hot dogs, corn on the cob and spare ribs, washed down with authentic American beer, soft drinks and ice tea. American-style entertainment includes cheerleading shows and line dancing.
The Volksfest takes place on the festival grounds by the main train station. It opens daily at 2 p.m. and at noon on Sundays. Rides are half price on Wednesdays.
Aug. 5 is Country Day, with a couple of bands from the U.S. taking the stage.
Entry costs 2 euros for adults and is free for guests younger than 14.