WATCH: Trachten-und-Schützenzug 2022

The video from the 2022 Trachten-und-Schuetzenzug, the Trachten portion of the Oktoberfest 2022 Opening parade is available to watch streaming free online. It is available at the link here:

Impressions of Gaufest, by Karin Schulz

Three years ago, I met seven members of the United German Hungarians on the cultural trip of a lifetime to Hungary and Romania. Over several meals and many glasses of wine, they told me all about their club and the many events that they participate in. Besides being active with the Donauschwaben, I learned that … Continue reading Impressions of Gaufest, by Karin Schulz

My First Gaufest, by Mike Stirm II

In Norse mythology, Valhalla is a glorious hall where the greatest warriors feast, drink, and compete every day. When I walked into the Main Ballroom of Harrah’s Conference Center on Friday night of Gaufest, this is what came to my mind. A sea of Trachtlers filled the room. I had never seen so many in … Continue reading My First Gaufest, by Mike Stirm II

Where’s the Gaufest Liverwurst?, by Michael Fricker

If you have attended a Gaufest in the good old U. S. of A. I want you to think about what you think of as a Gaufest when you think of one. Maybe it’s the last one you went to (This year in Atlantic City for me). Maybe it’s the first one you went to … Continue reading Where’s the Gaufest Liverwurst?, by Michael Fricker

Post Gaufest Reflections, by Janet Malofiy

Our President, Janet Fricker Malofiy reflects on the 28. Gaufest and what it has meant to be a dancer, a club member, and a participant in "Gau" events over the years!

3rd Place in Gruppen Preisplatteln, 2022

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ - On Sunday, July 10 the United German Hungarians were announced as the 3rd place winner of the Gruppen Preisplatteln competition held at the 28. Gaufest hosted by Edelweiss Passaic.

The German Hungarians & The Schuhplattler

Recently a question came to my committee about how the German Hungarians got to be dancers in the Schuhplattler style and members of the Gauverband Nordamerika. Below are selections from our various written histories telling that story.

EVTG Stammtisch in 1985

The Enzian Volkstanzgruppe & the Delaware Saengerbund, by Michael Fricker

Now as we work towards the reality of hosting a new Gaufest in 2025, we do it with new partnerships of old friends, and set forth towards making new memories. It is important, that we introduce to our members & readers and learn about our friends from the First State.

Schedule – Dance Group 2022

Our group brings German folk dancing not only to the German American community, but to all our friends and neighbors regardless of ethnic background. Checkout our schedule:

The Beginnings of Tradition (Part I), by Mike Stirm II

As a new member of our Cultural Group, I wanted to learn a bit about the history and how this amazing tradition began.