The 29th lake fest at Lake Ohmbachsee will take place today to Sunday. For three days, the lake will turn into a big, natural stage with lights, music and shows. Bands of various styles will entertain visitors on three stages set up around Ohmbachsee.
Mayor Karl Heinz Schoon from Schönenberg-Kübelberg will officially open the fest at 7 p.m. today. About 40 to 50 marksmen from different regional gun clubs will present gun salutes.
The bands Purple Haze, Sin City, Plush Stereo and saftWerk will perform until Saturday morning.
Hours are from 6 p.m. today to 2 a.m. Saturday, noon Saturday to 3 a.m. Sunday, and 11 a.m. to midnight Sunday.
Musical performances will begin at 4 p.m. Saturday with Groovin’ Monkeys and Katana. Later, the audience can listen to Brass Machine, Fused and Firma Holunder XXL. Sunday activities will begin with an early morning beer (frühschoppen) and musicians at 11 a.m. on the stage of Homburg Stadtwerke. Other bands performing Sunday are Blade’s Inn, Crime & Passion, The Soulfamily, Frantic and Five4Fun. Dragon boat races are scheduled to take place Saturday and Sunday.
Saturday’s highlight will be a torch light ride in about 20 boats across the lake at dark to be followed by a lake illumination.
Sunday will be family day. A children’s program with games, jumping castle, face painting, swing carts and bobby carts will start at noon.
A fireworks display is scheduled for 10:45 p.m. to close out the lake fest. Stands and booths will serve regional and international culinary food and beverage specialties.
Organizers want to remind visitors not to bring their own food and beverages. After 6 p.m. today and Saturday, dogs are not allowed.
The daily admission ticket is €4.50. Children under 15 are admitted free. The ticket price for three days is €8.
Ohmbachsee is located northwest of Bruchmühlbach-Miesau, between Elschbach and Schönenberg-Kübelberg.
With a surface area of 15 hectares, it’s the biggest lake in the Westpfalz area. There is a campground and the possibility to fish, sail, surf and rent small boats.
For more information, visit www.seefest.de.