KÜRBISAUSSTELLUNG “WELT DER MUSIK” (PUMPKIN EXHIBITION), SEP 1-OCT 31 GARTENSCHAU, KAISERSLAUTERN
The premises of the Gartenschau will once again turn into a colorful and unique world of pumpkins. This year’s theme is “music of the world” and the artist Pit Ruge formed 13 different figures of well-known musicians. Look forward to meeting Mozart, Elvis Presley, a ballerina or a gramophone, all made out of pumpkins and some up to 4.00 meters in height. In addition, about 40,000 pumpkins will be on display.
Visit, www.gartenschau-kl.de for details.
WEINTOUR IN DER CITY, SEP 9-10 PEDESTRIAN AREA, KAISERSLAUTERN
The City of Kaiserslautern invites you to a wine tasting tour in the city, where a number of pubs, cafés and restaurants in and near the pedestrian area will offer wine tasting in a small amount (0.1 liter) for a special price. Get into the grape harvest mood and enjoy a glass.
STADTFEST (CITY FESTIVAL) LANDSTUHL, SEP 9-11 CITY CENTER/MARKTPLATZ, LANDSTUHL
Enjoy a traditional city festival with music on several stages, sales booths, food and beverages and get into the swing of early fall.
DÜRKHEIMER WURSTMARKT, SEP 9-13 AND SEP 16-19 FAIR GROUNDS/CITY CENTER, BAD DÜRKHEIM
Visit Germany’s largest wine fest, enjoy regional wines, delicious food, music in the fest tents and rides, vendors and arts and crafts. Visitors are advised to take a train from Kaiserslautern to Bad Dürkheim as parking space is limited.
RAMSTEINER KIRMES (CITY FESTIVAL), SEP 16-20 CITY CENTER, RAMSTEIN
Take part in a traditional German city festival with music in the beer tent, food and beverages, rides for kids and get to know the Germans in your town!
WIKINGERFEST, SEP 17-18 WIKINGERPLATZ, ELSCHBACH (BRUCHMÜHLBACH-MIESAU)
Step back into the times of the wild and glorious Vikings! Experience exciting games where ferocious men and women in traditional attire hurl stones, compete in tug-of-war or carry around the Viking chief. Jumping as you stand is also a favored discipline. Traditional food and drink and musical entertainment are also on offer.
OKTOBERFEST MUNICH, SEP 17-OCT 3 THERESIENWIESE/FAIRGROUNDS, MUNICH
After a two-year pause, the largest beer fest in the world kicks off for the 187th time. The official opening takes place on Sat, Sep 17 with the brewery parade and tapping of the keg. Enjoy a Mass (one liter) beer and Brathändl (grilled chicken) in the huge tents with Bavarian bands, waiters in traditional Lederhosen and Dirndls and lots of singing. Rides for adults and children, vendors and arts and crafts. Package bus and train tours are on offer, check out your local travel agencies.
For details, please see: https://www.oktoberfest.de/en
WEILERBACHER KERWE (TOWN FESTIVAL), SEP 23-25 ALTER BAHNHOF/TOWN CENTER, WEILERBACH
Enjoy a typical town festival with food and beverages and fun for the family. A parade will take place on Sunday.
DEUTSCHES WEINLESEFEST (WINE HARVEST FEST), SEP 23-OCT 10 NEUSTADT AN DER WEINSTRASSE
Make sure to visit Germany’s second largest wine fest in Neustadt. The fest offers excellent wines, local specialties, rides, vendors and crowning of the German wine queen on Oct 7. The highlight of the event will take place on Sun, Oct 9 with a colorful parade. Visitors are recommended to use trains from Kaiserslautern while enjoying a relaxing ride through the beautiful autumn colored valley.
For details, see https://www.neustadt.eu/Wein-Tourismus/Deutsches-Weinlesefest
CANNSTAtTER WASEN (VOLKSFEST), SEP 23-OCT 9 CANNSTATT (NEAR STUTTGART)
Once again the slogan is “Auf zum Wasen!” (Let’s go to the Wasen!) after a two-year pandemic break. Enjoy Germany’s second largest Volksfest, which is opening its doors for the 175th time. Exciting rides, vendors, music in the beer tents and fun for everyone awaits you there.
Visitors are advised to use the “park and ride” services: https://www.cannstatter-volksfest.de/de/anreise/park-ride/
BAUERNMARKT (FARMERS’ MARKET), OCT 2 MARKTPLATZ, RAMSTEIN
Visit a traditional farmers’ market with regional produce and entertainment.
GERMAN-AMERICAN FRIENDSHIP CONCERT, U.S. ARMY EUROPE BAND & CHORUS, OCT 3, 8 P.M.
Based on its great popularity in the last few years, the U.S. Army Europe Band & Chorus is again holding its annual German-American Friendship concert. The military band and the chorus are now the third largest musical formation in the U.S. Army and the largest in Europe. The concert is free of charge, the location and time of ticket distribution to be announced, tickets limited to two per person.
OKTOBERMARKT (OCTOBER FAIR), OCT 14-24 MESSEPLATZ/FAIRGROUNDS, KAISERSLAUTERN
Enjoy eleven days of fun for the whole family at the larger carnival in the Westpfalz Region. Exciting rides, food and beverages, music in the fest tents, vendors, sweets and games.
For details, see: www.kerwe-kl.de
WENDELINUSMARKT WITH OKTOBERFEST, OCT 23 MARKTPLATZ, RAMSTEIN
Enjoy a colorful market with Oktoberfest atmosphere and get into the autumn spirit.