Maifest is a celebration of everything German. There are festivals like this all over the country, but a fun one close to home is Maifest in Round Top, N.Y. on Saturday, May 18.
Located in the northern Catskills, Maifest is held at the Crystal Brook-Mountain Brauhaus in Round Top, just south of Cairo.
Maifest got its origins back in 10th century Germany when villagers and townspeople would erect a pole in the local village square and decorate it with sausages, cakes and multicolored ribbons to celebrate nature’s bright reawakening after winter’s cold darkness. People would dance around the Maypole, believing that it would bring good luck and wealth to those who partook in the festivities. However, modern day celebrations in Germany and Austria are very similar to those at the Mountain Brauhaus where the coming of spring is celebrated amongst friends.
Come join in the festivities of Maifest, a traditional celebration of the arrival of spring in an authentic German atmosphere like no other in North America. At the Mountain Brauhaus the great German-American food is plentiful and the beer and wine flow freely. Enjoy live German music, provided annually by one of the best German bands in the Northeast, and dancing entertainment by The Mountain Brauhaus Schuhplatter Verein.
Where: Mountain Brauhaus, Round Top, NY
When: May 18, 2013