Cannstatter Volksfest German Festival In Philadelphia Labor Day Weekend!

Cannstatter Volksfest Verein

‘Enjoying Philadelphia Region’s Oldest German Festival’

Cannstatter Volksfest German Festival, held every year since 1873, is a Labor Day Weekend tradition that you will not want to miss! The 145th celebration takes place September 2 to 4.

Visitors will enjoy tasty authentic German food such as Bratwurst, Leberkaese, Schnitzel, Maultaschen and Kassler Rippchen. Every German meal needs a good German beer! There will also be American beers and wines as well.

For those who don’t find German food appealing, you’ll be able to find American staples such as burgers, dogs, fries, grilled chicken and potato pancakes.

There will be non-stop live musical entertainment from bands playing German and American tunes. Fans of Lederhosen and Dirndls will love the traditional folk dance performances.

This German festival is a family-friendly environment that will have plenty of exciting rides for kids of all ages. Over 30 vendors offer a wide range of locally sourced and imported German crafts, authentic clothing and gifts.

Must See! The Cannstatter’s iconic 3-story tall “fruit column” will once again be lovingly decorated with real fruits and vegetables. The column, which celebrates the bounty of the year, takes over a week to build by countless volunteers and is always an amazing sight to behold. The tradition started in Germany in 1818 and was brought to America by club founders such as Godfrey Keebler (Keebler Cookies) and Christian Schmidt (Schmidt Brewery). We proudly continue the tradition today.

The Volksfest is the primary fundraiser for the Cannstatter Volksfest Verein. All proceeds from the event benefit the club and especially the wide range of local organizations, charities and causes that the club supports.


9130 Academy Road
Philadelphia, PA 


September 2 – 4, 2017


Saturday Noon – 10 pm  |  Sunday Noon – 10 pm  |  Monday Noon – 8 pm


Admission: $6 One-Day Pass  |  $9 Two-Day Pass  |  $11 Three-Day Pass
Children under 12 are free

Pay-As-You-Go for food and beer

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Photo Courtesy of Cannstatter Volksfest Verein

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