Saturday Strassenfest Events

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Here’s Saturday’s Strassenfest Schedule:

B A C K YA R D   C H I L I   C O O K O F F

6:00 AM-1:30 PM
Teams will compete by cooking chili, chicken, ribs or any two or
all three. There will be a $100 cash prize and trophy presented in
each category of chili, chicken and ribs as awarded by our judges.
The public will be able to taste the chili from 11:00 that morning to
1:00. Tasting is $2 and all proceeds go to the DCMC “Toys for Tikes”
Christmas drive.
Cost to Enter: Chili $30, Chicken $30, Ribs $30, or all 3 for $75
Entry form available at
Contact: Mike A Oeding, or 812.639.7214
Proceeds Benefit: Dubois County Motorcycle Club Toys for
Tikes Christmas Fund Drive

W E T T L AU F   5 K   R O A D R U N
& F I T N E S S WA L K
Registration –
begins 6:30 AM
Event – 8:00 AM
The run/walk begins at 8AM.
Awards will be presented after the race.
Participants will receive an unique Strassenfest Wettlauf t-shirt
(while supplies last). All t-shirts and awards are courtesy of
Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center. Free refreshments and
water will be available at the end of the race.
The 5K Course run/walk includes rolling, paved city streets. The
route is well-marked, policed, and has ample water stations. There
will be mile splits. No dogs are allowed in this race.
Pre-registration is appreciated. Day of registration starts at 6:30AM
on Main Street between 8th and 9th Street. The 5K Run entry fee
is $15.00 until July 27 and $20.00 thereafter. The Fitness Walk entry
fee is $15.00 until July 27 and $20.00 thereafter. Because this is a
fitness walk, no times or awards will be distributed. Children 12
years old and under can enter the walk or run for $10.00. Children
riding in strollers are free.
Proceeds go to: St. John Bosco Youth Ministry & Holy Trinity
Catholic School
Jacqueline Ripberger – – 812.481.2442
Day of registration and the Run/Walk will take place on
Main Street between 8th and 9th Street in Jasper.

8:00 AM-12:00 PM
The 29th annual Strassenfest Bike Ride
takes place on Saturday, August 3, 2019. A
standard rollout begins at
8:00 am from the Jasper Parklands at 800
W. 15th Street. The race offers three routes
(20, 50, and 62 miles) to challenge riders of
all experience levels. Interested participants may register online
download a form at The registration fee includes
well-marked routes, SAG service, food, and drink stops. Family
rates are available.
Contact: Kevin Manley – –
Proceeds benefit Dubois Co. Comm. Foundation endowment for
community youth programs & help pay for insurance for events.
The Jasper Parklands – 800 W 15th Street

8:00 AM
4 Person Handicapped Scramble. Pre registration required at the
golf course. Prizes determined by # of entries.
Contact: John Bertges – – 812.482.4600
Buffalo Trace Golf Course – 1718 Jackson Street

S T R A S S E N F E S T   A N N U A L   R C  F L Y – I N A N D
T A I L G AT E   S WA P   M E E T
Open flying for pilots from 8:00 AM-3:00 PM
We will be setting up a Drone Racing Track
this year.
It will be a Fun Fly event. The track will be at our flying field, but
separate from the runways so that you will be able to fly without
interference from the planes. Bring your racing drone and enjoy the
day. Will need to meet same requirements as the rest of our event
(i..e AMA member, Landing Fee, etc.) Spectators are welcome to
come out and watch for free.
Prime viewing for Spectators will be Saturday 1:00 to 3:00 pm
AMA Membership Required for Pilots.
$10.00 landing fee.
FREE to all spectators.
Old Jasper Landfill – 1103 S. 350 W.

8:00 AM-4:30 PM
Join us for a day of painting outdoors in
beautiful Dubois County. $25 to participate.
Cash prizes will be awarded. Supplies not
provided. Artists must have their canvases stamped at registration
prior to painting.
Prepare and frame artwork for judging at 4:00pm.
Awards and judging at 4:30pm.
Registration will take place downtown on the square,
South East side of the Dubois County Courthouse, 1
Courthouse Square, Jasper, IN 47546. Look for the Plein
Air Event tent!

T U R B O   K I C K – P R E S E N T E D   B Y
8:30-9:15 AM
A cardio kickboxing class, combining strength
and cardio, for all fitness levels.
West Stage

9:00 AM-1:30 PM
Come and check out the sharpest Motorcycle
and Trikes around!!
Rick Fleck – – 812.631.1592
Proceeds go to Toys For Tikes
Schroeder Sports Complex on Second
Street behind the football field

D R I V E   I N   J E E P    S H O W
9:00 AM-1:30 PM
All types of Jeeps are judged and trophies
awarded in several classes. A Best in Show
trophy is awarded by public participation.
Cost to Enter: $10.00 per Jeep Entry form available day of event.
Rick Fleck – – 812.631.1592
Proceeds go to Toys for Tikes

2 0 1 9 W B D C   C O R N H O L E   T O U R N A M E N T   O F
9:00 AM-1:30 PM
Strassenfest is the 8th stop in the WBDC Cornhole
Tournament of Champions FAREWELL TOUR. Teams consist
of two (2) players in a competition of Cornhole. There are two (2)
divisions: The Amateur is open to all ages and skill levels. Amateur
winners will receive a non-monetary prize. The Pro division is
open to any players eighteen (18) years old or older and is part of
the WBDC Tournament of Champions FAREWELL TOUR. Pro
Division winners receive cash and trophies and are placed in the
WBDC Tournament of Champions .
Registration at 9am / Throwing starts at 10am.
Cost: Amateur Division $5.00 per team/no registration needed.
Pro Division per team – $10.00 (pre-registered)
Registration forms are available at or calling 812.634.9232 /
$15.00 on-site registration.
Schroeder Sports Complex on Second Street behind the
football field

J AYC E E S   C A R   S H O W
9:00 AM-2:00 PM
Get revved up and come join the Jasper Jaycees and car and truck
enthusiasts alike to view cars and trucks from various time periods
and help raise funds for Honor Flight of Southern Indiana and the
Jasper Jaycee Organization.
Contact: Ana Meneilly – 812.308.2150, Nick Kuebler – 812.639.7559, or
Beth Tyler – 812.661.0694
Jaycee Park – 1411 Bartley Street
Parking available at St. Thomas Medical Center
600 W. 13th street

A N T I Q U E    T R A C T O R   A N D   M A C H I N E R Y
9:00 AM-3:00 PM
Collection of Antique Farm Machinery and
activities for children and Tractor Drive at 1:00
on Sat. 8-3-19.
Feature tractor: Allis Chalmers
Curt Porter – –
Jasper Youth Football Field across from Schroeder
Complex – 405 West 2nd Street

9:00 AM-5:00 PM 812.482.4924
Jasper City Mill – 164 3rd Ave

B O D Y   F L O W – P R E S E N T E D   B Y
9:15-10:00 AM
Improve your flexibility and increase core strength while you
reduce stress levels. You’ll focus your mind and create a lasting
sense of well being and calm. BodyFLOW uses a combination of
Tai-Chi, balance work, Pilates, stretching, and core work and ends
with a short meditation.
West Stage

Registration: 9:30 AM Vehicles Begin to Line Up
Event: 12:00 PM Vehicles Begin to Leave
The Autolauf is a road rally that is open to all types of cars and
motor vehicles. The event is not a race but a rally where accuracy,
and timing wins the event. Participants will be given a set of clues
and will travel throughout the area to designated check points.
Pre-registration is $20 per vehicle, or participants may register the
day of the event for $25 per vehicle.
Cash prizes will be awarded.
Sponsor: The Teen Outback
For further details, contact Lauren Popp at 812.639.3144
Proceeds go to Teen Outback non-profit youth center.
Jasper Days Inn – Back Parking Lot –
272 Brucke Strasse

9:30 AM-2:00 PM
The Dubois County Suds Club will host the 12th Annual
Homebrew Contest at Brew (near the main entrance of the Bier
Garten) on Saturday, August 3rd. The event is open to the public,
but it is not a public tasting event. We will judge home-brewed beer
in 7 categories by a panel of judges. Top 3 places will be awarded
in each category. There will also be awards for Best-In-Show and
Homebrewer of the Year. Entries can be dropped off between 9:30
and 11:00 at the event. Early entries can be arranged by contacting
Dan at
Brew – 409 Main Street
(Near the entrance of the Bier Garten)

10:00 AM-12:00 PM
Kids, throw on your gear and use the hose to put out the fire. Jasper
Fire Department is hosting a Jr Firefighter Challenge for kids
between the ages of 3 and 10 years old. Each child will complete
multiple challenges with the help of real firefighters to receive a
prize. Pre-registration is not required for this free event. Come to
the Fire Station any time between 10:00 and 12:00 to participate.
Fire Station #1 – E 6th Street (between
Mill St & McCrillus Street)

10:00 AM-4:00 PM
A beautiful display of 80+ hand-quilted
queen size quilts. You may purchase a quilt or
buy a chance to win one of the special quilts to
be raffled at picnic on August 18.
Precious Blood Gym – 1385 W 6th Street

10:00 AM-4:00 PM
The Zeta Mu a chapter of Psi Iota Xi, is sponsoring an Art Fair
featuring area artisans and their crafts/wares. Wood craft, jewelry,
soaps, hair ribbons, and much more. Something for everyone!
Contact: Wanda Haas – – 812.634.6093
Proceeds benefit the Summer Language and Literacy Camp,
scholarships and other local causes in the areas of art, literature,
music and speech & hearing.

10:00 AM-4:00 PM
Come enjoy the flavors of our area wineries.
You can choose to sample the various wines,
have a bottle with snacks in the shade of the
Riverwalk, and take some home!
Nominal entrance fee.
Proceeds benefit the Summer Language and
Literacy Camp, scholarships and other local causes in the areas of art,
literature, music and speech & hearing.
Contact: Wanda Haas – – 812.634.6093
Located on the Riverwalk – Dave Buehler Plaza Off 3rd Ave –
near Patoka River

10:00 AM-6:30 PM
The Quilters of Holy Family Catholic Church
invite you to see the beautiful quilts the ladies
have made. There will be pieced, appliques
and embroidery quilts to view. These quilts are
all hand quilted.
Help us vote our “quilt of the month” for each
month for our picnic. View the quilts that will
be on the wheel in September.
Quilts are made by Holy Family Catholic Church Parishioners.
Johnie Heeke – 812.309.0604
Holy Family Catholic Church – Fellowship Hall –
950 Church Avenue

10:00-4:00 PM
All exhibits open.
Dubois County Museum – 2704 N Newton Street

10:30-11:30 AM
Best Strassenfest Attire, Most unusual pet & Best Trained
Sponsored by Dubois County Humane Society with proceeds to
help care for animals in the shelter
Contact: Eric Majors – –
812.482.6061 or 812.827.6113
Parker Park – 802 Mill Street

V I N T A G E   B A S E B A L L   F E AT U R I N G   T H E
11:00 AM
Watch a baseball game as it was played back in 1863.
Schroeder Sports Complex on Second Street behind the
football field – 405 W. 2nd Ave

S T R A S S E N F E S T   C O – E D D O D G E B A L L
11:00 AM – 3:00 PM
First ever Strassenfest Co-Ed Dodge Ball Tournament with four
divisions; elementary grades, 3rd – 5th, middle school grades 6th –
8th, high school grades 9th-12th, and adults.
Contact: Jill Wigand – – 1.812.309.1879
All proceeds will go to the JHS Dance Team to pay for uniforms,
|music, and competition fees.
Cabby O’Neil Gymnasium – 340 West 6th Street

11:00 AM, 12:30, 2:00, 3:30, 5:00 &
All aboard! Take a 1 hour train ride in one of
3 beautifully renovated, climate controlled
train cars.
Entry: $10 per person.
Advanced tickets available
Jasper Train Depot – The Spirit Of Jasper – 201 Mill St.

11:00 AM-11:00 PM
Booths open. See pages 14-17.
Courthouse Square

11:00-1:00 PM
Old German script of your documents or artifacts translated by
Marilyn Nathan.
One page limit free. 812.634.7733
Dubois County Museum – 2704 N Newton Street

11:00 AM-1:00 PM
Mike O’Bryan on accordion and Ray Major on guitar, harmonica,
and fiddle are a strolling music duo that plays German polkas, folk
music, fiddle tunes, children’s songs, and pop tunes.
Riverwalk Gazebo – 150 Third Avenue

11:30 AM-1:30 PM
Obstacle course for ages 4, 5, 6, and 7.
Trophy – 1st, 2nd, 3rd in each age group.
Cost: $5 per child.
Contact: Whittney Huff – 812.719.3567
Downtown on the square

S T . J O S E P H   C AT H O L I C   C H U R C H &
12:00-2:30 PM
Get a full tour of the church and the opportunity to climb to the top
of the bell tower. This is a chance to learn the history of this beautiful
Church. One tour will be provided starting 12:00 noon.
Wear comfortable shoes.
Contact: Bernie Vogler – – 812.482.2996
St. Joseph Catholic Church – meet at the back of church
– 1029 Kundek Street

12:00-2:00 PM
These 8 performers are back for their
10th Strassenfest. This spirited veteran
group loves to sing doo-wop, gospel, and
country classics. Who says you can’t |
“go back?”

12:00-3:00 PM
Sheephead Tournament.
Prizes donated by Jasper Deutscher Verein and area merchants.
Sponsored by Jasper German Club
Contact: Mike Ackerman – – 812.630.8756
Southwest tent in Bier Garten

12:00-5:00 PM
American Red Cross Blood
Drive. Saturday only.
Courthouse Square

WA D E   BA K E R   J A Z Z   C O L L A B O R AT I O N
1:00-3:00 PM
This collection of musicians is comprised of some of the Midwest’s
finest jazz talent. Come hear original compositions as well jazz
standards from over the years.
Riverwalk Gazebo – 150 Third Avenue

R U T H   K U E B L E R – FA C E   P A I N T I N G
1:00 – 3:00 PM & 6:00-9:00 PM
FREE to all Strassenfest visitors.
East Courthouse entrance – top of the steps

K A R E N   K O V I C H – C A R I C AT U R I S T
1:00 – 3:00 PM & 6:30 – 10:00 PM
Have this talented artist draw your picture.
FREE to all Strassenfest visitors.
East side of the Courthouse – top of steps

E X H I B I T   O F   G E R M A N   J E W E L S   AT   T H E   D U B O I S
1:00 PM
Janet Kluemper points out special artifacts of the Museum of
German provenance or influence.
Dubois County Museum – 2704 N Newton Street

C A R N I VA L   R I D E S   O P E N
1:00-10:00 PM
Bracelets 5:00-10:00 PM
Bracelets available, non-refundable. Rides are weather permitting.
Courthouse Square

F O R M E R   A R M Y   C H A P L A I N   F R  M I C H E A S
2:00 PM
Former Army Chaplain Fr Micheas Langston, O.S.B. speaks on
“I was there when the wall fell.” See his many artifacts.
Dubois County Museum – 2704 N Newton Street

2:00, 3:30, 5:00 & 6:30 PM DEPARTURES
All aboard! Take a 1 hour train ride in one of 3 beautifully
renovated, climate controlled train cars.
Entry $10 per person.
Advanced tickets available
Jasper Train Depot, The Spirit Of Jasper – 201 Mill St.

2:00 – 3:00 PM
Violin players ages 3 and up will
entertain you with several selection of
beautiful music.
West Stage

T R I K E – R E N N E N
Registration begins at 1:30 PM
Event: 2:00 – 4:00 PM
This Big Wheel trike race for ages 3-8 will cool you off in the
afternoon heat. Join Actor’s Community Theater for a race on the
Courthouse Square. The race will be run in three age brackets
(3-4, 5-6, 7-8 years old at time of event). Participants will likely
get wet! Awards and prizes will be issued after each age bracket.
Registration begins at 1:30 pm on the West Side of the Courthouse.
Cost to participate is $5.
Contact: Tracey Price – – 812.309.0235
Proceeds benefit Actors Community Theatre & their community
arts outreach opportunities.
West Side of Square

G O L F S C R A M B L E –
2:00 PM
4 Person Non-Handicapped Scramble. Pre registration required at
the golf course. Prizes determined by # of entries.
Contact: John Bertges – – 812.482.4600
Buffalo Trace Golf Course – 1718 Jackson Street

J A S P E R   J AYC E E S   B I E R   GA RT E N
3:00 PM-12:30 AM
Family room area 3:00-9:00 PM
Buy a Button for $5 to support the Strassenfest and all of the
entertainment that is provided to our visitors at no charge.
Wear your button with pride!!
Proceeds benefit: Jasper Jaycees community outreach programs.

4:00-5:00 PM
A Catholic mass held with Polka music.
Holy Family Church – 950 Church Avenue

4:00-5:00 PM
A Catholic Mass held at the historic St. Joseph Catholic Church
featuring polka music.
St. Joseph’s Church – 1029 Kundek Street

D A N C E  C E N T R A L   A C A D E M Y   O F
4:30-5:30 PM
Dance students perform under instructor
Carolyn Randolph.
West Stage

T H E   A L P E N   E C H O E S & T H E   C H A R D O N
5:00 PM-12:30 AM
Two popular polka bands perform. The Alpen Echoes are a
Strassenfest tradition & mainstay, while The Chardon Polka Band
have been bringing new life and energy to polka music for several
years at our fest.
Buttons required – Must be 21 – Bier Garten

5:30-6:30 PM
Featuring Jasper High School, Jasper Middle School, and Jasper
Elementary School Dance Teams
West Stage

6:00-7:15 PM
Got Talent? Can you sing, dance, play instrument, or have a more
unusual talent? Any type of family-friendly act is welcome to enter
the Strassenfest Talentspiel presented by 18 WJTS TV.
Entry forms can be picked up at either the Jasper Chamber of
Commerce or the 18 WJTS TV Studios, or online at Entries must be returned to 18 WJTS-TV by July 26th.
Entry is limited to 16 entries.
First prize is $100.00, Second prize is $75.00, and Third prize is $50.00.
Entry fee is $20.00.
Contact: Bill Potter at 18 WJTS TV – 812.482.2727

6:00-10:00 PM
Voting for the baby photo contest runs Thursday, Friday, and
Saturday evenings from 6pm to 10pm. Voting with cash or check
is accepted at our booth during these hours. Prizes for the top
15 places! Age 2 and under may enter and sibling groups are
permitted. Space is limited to the first 96 entries. Photos and entry
fees are accepted at Midwest Cafe’ & Market, mailed to BPC,
2028 N Shiloh Rd, Jasper, IN 47546, or electronic submissions to
duboiscountyLLL@gmail com.
Entry fee is $5 per 5 x 7 unframed photo or $8 for electronic
Entry deadline is Tuesday, July 30, 2019 or first 96 entries.
Photos displayed at LaLeche League booth outside near
Astra on the square.

T O M   V O R J O H A N & D A N I E L   H E R R O N –
6:30-10:30 PM
“The Balloon Guys” feature balloons in all shapes and sizes.
FREE to all Strassenfest visitors.
East side of the Courthouse

K A R E N   K O V I C H – C A R I C AT U R I S T
6:30-10:00 PM
Have this talented artist draw your picture.
FREE to all Strassenfest visitors.
East side of the Courthouse – top of steps

All aboard! Take a 1 hour train ride in one of
3 beautifully renovated, climate controlled
train cars.
Entry $10 per person.
Advanced tickets available
Jasper Train Depot, The Spirit Of Jasper –
201 Mill Street

7:00-8:00 PM
Meghan Cristeen Martin is a songwriter
and one of the most respected and talented
female vocalists residing in Indianapolis. A
masterfully skilled vocalist, Meghan Cristeen
Martin croons her poetry with elegiac beauty.
Accompanied by soothing ukulele, her deeply
personal songs about the joys and sorrows of life and love are
both accessible and complex. You come for her amazing voice
and stay for her soul-healing storytelling. While Meghan is both a
consummate vocalist and songwriter, it’s her sincere vulnerability
that enchants her listeners and leaves them in awe and longing
for more.

S T E I N   H O L D I N G   C O N T E S T
8:00-8:30 PM
Each participant stands straight up and holds a stein full of water
at shoulder height with arm fully extended and arm parallel with
the ground. Last person standing wins. Up to 16 participants per
division with a male and female division.
Buttons required – Must be 21 – Bier Garten

B I G F O O T   YA N C E Y
8:30-10:30 PM
Bigfoot Yancey is an Indianapolisbased band that has developed a
sound that draws upon inspiration
from various genres but always rooted in
Americana and the blue collar sound that
has defined many parts of this country for
decades. In an era where more and more musicians
are relying upon technology, Bigfoot Yancey strives to keep their
music as raw and stripped down as possible. This allows the
listener to fully engage with the music in a very real sense. Their
live performances echo this raw, down home feel with energetic
and lively performances that acclimate themselves very easily in a
wide variety of settings. The band has developed a solid following
in the Indianapolis area by identifying themselves as the blue collar
boys next door that just so happen to play a mean guitar, banjo,
harmonica, and even a saw.
West Stage

8:00-11:00 PM
Audiences will be swept away by a
memorable journey through the 50’s, 60’s
and early 70’s with music, comedy and crazy
antics – truly, fun entertainment for the
whole family!
Main Stage

10:00-10:15 PM
Come show off your dance moves! This contest is free to everyone
in the bier garten. Dance your best traditional polka in front of
everyone! Contestants will be eliminated as the polka plays, with
the last three being presented before the audience as a whole to
cheer for their champion!
Buttons required – Must be 21 – Bier Garten

10:00-10:15 PM
Get ready to squat, flap your wings, and strut your stuff! The
chicken dance contest is open to all Bier Garten celebrants. Join
us on the dance floor as we dance the Chicken dance! All those on
the dance floor will be eligible to win! At the end of the dance, the
committee will select a winner for the night. Come
out and be a part of this tradition!
Buttons required – Must be 21 –
Bier Garten

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