A Review of Gaufest in Sandusky, OH by Karina Fricker & Michael Fricker

Karina & Michael give us a review of the Gaufest in 2023.

3rd Place in Gruppen Preisplatteln, 2023

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.

And Joining Us on Accordion Is…

Many great people have made the German Hungarians richer by playing the musical part.

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

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.

Gaufest in Washington DC, 2019

From our "Monthly Progress" Archive: Michael N. Fricker gives us his review of the Gaufest in 2019 in Washington, DC.

Gaufest in Buffalo, NY, 2017

From our "Monthly Progress" Archive: