L to R: (on stair) Adam Dickmann, John McFadden, Jason Noel, John Reiter (Ehrenvorplattler), Nick Walter, Bob Walter, Alex Blank (1. Vorplattler), Dino Jakovasic (Musikwart), Joe Reiter, Michael Fricker (Archivar), Jakob Hubert, Werner Fricker III (2. Vorplattler), Sasha Malofiy, Bill Galgon (Honorary President), John Hubert, Chris Deely, Jaxon Olszewski, Danny Galgon; (center back row) Allysa … Continue reading A Review of Gaufest in Sandusky, OH by Karina Fricker & Michael Fricker
SANDUSKY, OH - On Sunday, July 16 the United German Hungarians were announced as the 3rd place winner of the Gruppen Preisplatteln competition held at the 29. Gaufest hosted by STV Bavaria at the Kalahari Resort. Our team consisted of six couples.
In 2025 The Enzian Volkstanzgruppe of Newark, Delaware & the United German Hungarians will host the 30. Gaufest at the Delaware Saengerbund, on July 3-6! As members of the Gauverband Nordamerika, our two clubs participate in the Gaufest celebrations regularly and have each hosted a Gaufest previously in 1997 and 2003 respectively. The Gauverband preserves and perpetuates the cultural heritage of Bavaria … Continue reading Everything We Know (so far) about the 30. Gaufest in 2025
Many great people have made the German Hungarians richer by playing the musical part.
Our group brings German folk dancing not only to the German American community, but to all our friends and neighbors regardless of ethnic background. We also attend and celebrate with local, regional, and national organizations of fellow dance groups and German-American Clubs & Societies.
would like to highlight certain specific announcements, and moments that happened that evening which I believe show the strength of our club at its current state.
"I would like to take this opportunity to wish all our members and families a very Merry Christmas and a healthy, bright, and prosperous New Year." - Janet Fricker Malofiy
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:
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
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