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Jasper – (NNDC)  Thursday night was a great opening night for the Jasper Strassenfest, The German Heritage events are very popular with our largely German Community.  News Now Strassenfest Live Continues this evening at 6pm join us on the square for Live information and interviews with Ashlyn Ackerman and Noel Fleck on newsnowdc.com

 

 

Thanks for these young men for helping News Now last night.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Friday Events:

Friday
COCA COLA HOTSHOT CONTEST
8:00 AM Registration Begins
9:00 AM Contest Starts
Basketball shooting contest for children and adults.
Trophies provided. Please bring your own basketball.
Contact: Jim McFaul – 812.481.5909
FREE EVENT
VU Jasper – Ruxer Student Center Gym –
850 College Avenue

JASPER CITY MILL OPEN
9:00 AM-4:00 PM 812.482.4924
Jasper City Mill – 164 3rd Ave

HOLY FAMILY QUILT SHOW
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,
appliqués 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
FREE EVENT.
Holy Family Catholic Church – Fellowship Hall –
950 Church Avenue

DUBOIS COUNTY MUSEUM OPEN
10:00-2:00 PM
812.634.7733
Dubois County Museum – 2704 N Newton Street

S T R A S S E N F E S T   E X H I B I T S   A N D   P R O G R A M S
10:00 AM-1:00 PM
Exhibit of complete set of Strassenfest Mugs, Buttons,
and Programs. 812.634.7733
Dubois County Museum – 2704 N Newton Street

OLD GERMAN SCRIPT TRANSLATIONS
10:00 AM-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

E X H I B I T   O F   G E R M A N   I M M I G R AT I O N   T O  DUBOIS  COUNTY
10:00 AM-1:00 PM
View Exhibit of German Immigration to Dubois County.
812.634.7733
Dubois County Museum – 2704 N Newton Street

E X H I B I T   O F   N E W   M I L I T A R Y — C I V I L WA R
T H R O U G H   T H E   C O L D   WA R   1 9 4 5 – 1 9 9 1
10:00 AM-2:00 PM
View Exhibit of New Military—Civil War through the
Cold War 1945-1991.
812.634.7733
Dubois County Museum – 2704 N Newton Street

SELECT  BOOTHS  OPEN FOR LUNCH
11:00 AM-1:00 PM
Refer back to pages 14 – 17 for a list of open booths.
Courthouse Square

GOLF SCRAMBLE
12:00 PM
4 Person Handicapped Scramble. Pre registration required at the
golf course. Prizes determined by # of entries.
Contact: John Bertges – jb@pga.com – 812.482.4600
Buffalo Trace Golf Course – 1728 Jackson Street

KIDDIE TRACTOR PULL
Registration begins at 4:00
Event 5:30-7:30 PM
Kiddie Tractor Pull- Open to boys and girls. Four Classes: 30-45 lbs.,
46-60 lbs., 61-75 lbs., 76-95 lbs. Register at event.
Prizes to be awarded.
FREE EVENT.
In front of Police Station – 309 E Sixth Street

THE MILD THORNBERRYS
5:00-7:00 PM
Looking for a fresh spin on some of your
favorite 90s jams? You got it, dude! The
Mild Thornberrys is a group of music nerds
dedicated to playing what you want, what
you really, really want. They cover rock, pop,
grunge, and r&b hits from across the decade.
Dust off your pogs, feed your Tamagotchi, and
come sing along with The Mild Thornberrys!
West Stage

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

ALL BOOTHS OPEN
5:00-11:00 PM
Booths open. See pages 14-17.
Courthouse Square

FULL OUT TUMBLE AND CHEER
6:00-6:45 PM
Exciting, energetic cheerleading squad and tumblers.
Main Stage Pavement

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

BABY PHOTO CONTEST
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 submission.
Entry deadline is Tuesday, July 30, 2019 or first 96 entries.
Photos displayed at LaLeche League booth outside near
Astra on the square.

J A S P E R   J AYC E E S   B I E R GA RT E N
6:00 PM-12:30 AM
Family room area 6:00-9:00 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.
Buttons required – Must be 21 – Bier Garten

STRASSENFEST HOT AIR BALLOON LAUNCH
6:30-9:00 PM
Come out early around 5:30 to tailgate and watch
as these large hot air balloons prepare to launch.
This family friendly event has been a long time
favorite for many attendees of the Strassenfest.
Get up close to the balloons for pictures prior to
take-off. Departure dependent on weather.
Sponsors: ERA First Advantage,
Southern Indiana Propane,
Uebelhor Toyota, and Jasper Engines and Transmissions.
Contact: Steve Wigand – 812.630.6080
Launch at open field north of Uebelhor Toyota –
788 W 12th Avenue

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

T O M   V O R J O H A N & D A N I E L   H E R R O N –
“THE BALLOON GUYS”
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

HODGINI GYMNASTICS
7:00-7:30 PM
Gymnasts of all ages perform exciting routines
Main Stage Pavement

T H E   A L P E N   E C H O E S & T H E   C H A R D O N
P O L K A B A N D
7:00 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

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

R O D   T U F F C U R L S &
THE BENCH PRESS
8:00-11:00 PM
“Rod Tuffcurls and The Bench Press is like the
cover band that’s never seen a cover band.” –
Said a smart, observant man. Rod Tuffcurls
and The Bench Press is an exciting cover band
from Chicago, entertaining crowds at clubs,
festivals, weddings, and other events all across
the Midwest since 2008. Their unique song repertoire
include hits ranging from The Beatles to Madonna, Queen to Miley
Cyrus, and Wilson Phillips to Dave Matthews Band! You may even
hear some of our off-the-wall choices like Les Miserables, Golden
Girls theme song, and Wrigley’s gum commercials! Rod Tuffcurls
and The Bench Press combine excellent musicianship, bonecrushing 3-part vocal harmonies, and a contagious stage energy
that will keep you dancing!
Main Stage
FACTOR PRIMO
8:30-11:00 PM
fac·tor- a circumstance, fact, or influence
that contributes to a result or outcome.
pri·mo- of top quality.
Factor:Primo. We love playing good music.
Period. Whether we’re taking it back to the
days of the O’Jays or breaking it down with
some Justin Timberlake, this band will make you want to clap your
hands, snap your fingers, and dance like there’s no tomorrow. Only
the best sounds will fill your ears and stimulate your soul.
West Stage

POLKA CONTEST
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

CHICKEN DANCE COMPETITION
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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