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Gaufest Workshops You Don't Want to Miss

Do you know what region different Lederhosen styles are from? Did you know there are different variations of the Zwiefacher dance & music? How much do you really know about Weisswurst? The Education Committee is pleased to share the lineup of workshops at the 29.Gaufest -- you don't want to miss them! Each will be recorded and shared via the Gauverband YouTube page after the Gaufest. Read more below:

 29. Gaufest - 2023

Sandusky, OH – Kalahari Resorts Workshop Schedule


Friday, July 14

2:00 – 4:00 Zeig mir deine Lederhose und ich sage dir, wo du herkommst

(Show me your Lederhose and I will tell you where you are from)

Location: Aloewood Room

Presented by: Klaus Hornell, Die Gemütlichen Schuhplattler, Anaheim


Enjoy a review of Lederhosen history and developments since the late 1700s, early 1800s to present day. Experience particular regions of Bavaria and Austria by a presentation of Lederhosen tied to localities, or the actual Säckler. A special emphasis will be put on Tirol, Südtirol, Salzburger Land and Salzkammergut regions. Tying it all together, the workshop will end with a Q&A session and possible activity for participants to partake in.



Saturday, July 15

1:00 – 3:00 Zwiefacher tanz'n- what is it and how can I dance it?

Location: Volksmusikstube – Zambezi Room Presented by: Adam Levine, Alt Washingtonia


After a brief overview of the Zwiefacher, participants will learn the lyrics and dance steps to several common Zwiefacher. including Unsa oida Kath, Leut'l muas lusti sein, s' Luada and Suserl. This interactive workshop will have everyone up and dancing.

These dances may be reviewed again at the afterhours party in the Volksmusikstube depending on interest. Handouts with lyrics and music will be included to take back to your Verein to perform at your local Oktoberfest!



Sunday, July 16

9:00 – 10:00 The Wurst, The Myth, The Legend

Location: Frühschoppen – Mangrove Room Presented by: Paul Ulrich, Jr., Bayern Verein Newark


A whimsical, (yet educational), tribute to the king of all sausages, die Münchner Weißwurst.



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