Federweisser Fest

Join us for the newest German cultural event on the Spielwelt special events calendar:  the Federweisser Fest.

This is a fun picnic-style family event in Haig Park, next to the Turner Scout Hall.

Come and enjoy German music, German food and drinks, children’s games, and a traditional bonfire, with new and old Spielwelt friends and families.

In Germany, there are traditional celebrations and festivals around the early stages of wine-making (a young wine called Federweisser is ready for consumption), together with chestnuts and onion dishes which are bountiful around that time of year.

The Federweisser wine is being created exclusively for our event by local winery Collector Wines, which is owned by Pfadfinder dad Alex  McKay, and he will be in attendance on the night!

Saturday 21 March 2020 (Federweisser will be served at our Karneval if the summer bush fires haven’t ruined the grapes)
3 – 8 pm
Turner Scout Hall

Bring your chairs, plates, cutlery, mugs, picnic blankets (and perhaps some soup, salad or dessert to put on the table to share).

Everyone is welcome: our past and present members, Stammtisch & Deutsche Damen Dinner group members, folk from Das Zentrum and the ACT German Language school.. and their friends. It is a chance to catch up with new and old friends in the German community.

On the menu:
Federweisser (…wine to be*) for adults
Apple or Grape juice for adults and children
Regional varieties of Zwiebelkuchen (onion tarte)
German sausages
German breads and spreads
Pumpkin soup
…and delicious items contributed by our guests…

Download our Federweisser-Fest-Menu to see the price list.  Cash only.

There is more information about the Federweisser tradition and history here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Federweisser

Depending on where you come from in Germany or Austria, Federweisser also known as Sturm, Suser, Sauser, Neuer Suesser or Junger Wein.  According to fans, it has a rather refreshing taste no matter how you pronounce it.

For more information email  special.events@spielwelt.org.au