Celebrate the city’s eastern European heritage this Saturday at the Amherst Historical Society’s annual German Fest.
The party, which is the largest fundraiser of the year for the AHS, will run from 1-10:30 p.m. at the Amherst Sandstone Village, 763 Milan Ave.
Music-lovers can step to the sounds of polka king Ed Klimczak from 1-3 p.m., then hear the 24-piece Cleveland Donauschwabische Blaskapelle German brass band play from 3:30-5:30 p.m. The Hank Haller Ensemble will perform from 6-10 p.m.
There will be plenty of activities for young and old alike, including horse rides by M&S Equine Services from 1-5 p.m. and the ballooning of Noah Sholl from 3-5 p.m. There will also be sand art and face-painting.
At 3 and 4 p.m., Jungle Bob’s Traveling Zoo will give a peek into the wild animal kingdom.
An 1800s school program will run at 2, 3, and 4 p.m. and a quilt show will be held from 1-9 p.m. at St. George’s Chapel.
In the Sandstone Village art gallery, view original paintings from 2-8 p.m.
Village buildings will be open for tours from 1-9 p.m. — a perfect chance to learn about life in ye olde Amherst. Docents dressed in period garb will lead the tours.
Admission is $5. Children ages six and younger can attend for free. There will also be German-style food and beer sold.
And if you love the Ohio Buckeyes, be sure to take a little extra cash for a raffle of Ohio State University football tickets to the season opener versus the Hawaii Rainbow Warriors. The seats are located on the 50 yard line.
Kickoff will be at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 12 at Ohio Stadium, Columbus.
The tickets were donated by historical society member Marilyn Jenne.
Jason Hawk | Amherst News-Times Bavarian dancers from Cleveland perform complex steps at last year’s German Fest at the Amherst Sandstone Village.