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 at the event!

*** DATE to be confirmed, when the grapes are ready ***
Estimated date:  Saturday, late March 2022
3:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Turner Scout Hall

Bring your own plates, cutlery, mugs and picnic blankets (or picnic table/ chairs).

We welcome (and need!) donations of Zwiebelkuchen (from as many German regions as we can).  It is also lovely if folk bring soup, salad, German bread, spreads, or dessert to put on the table to share.

As this event is “for the community, by the community”, we would love a few volunteers to help out with  BBQing, serving, and tidying up afterwards where possible.

For 2021:  Due to COVID restrictions on numbers, this event is for Spielwelt / Pfadfinder families only (ie if you got an email about the event).  Attendees will be required to use the CBR check-in app.  Stay home if you are sick.  Please observe distancing etiquette when queuing for food, for example. Maximum 6 people in the kitchen at once.

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…

Drinks, sausages, soup, desserts and Zweibelkuchen are between $1 and $10.  Download our Federweisser-Fest-Menu (to come) 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