This year at German Fest Milwaukee we met a ton of new people and had a wonderful time. The weather cooperated (for the most part) and everything went really smoothly from set up Thursday to the final tear down on Monday!
Three things stood out most! So here is our “Best of German Fest Milwaukee” 2014
#1- Schnitzel on a Stick!!
We met the Graf family who own the SCHNITZELs & GIGGLES food truck. They were parked right across from our booth and we had a great time with them. Not only was their food amazing (the Schnitzel was probably the best I’ve ever had and their fries were soooooooo good!!) but the family was too! Their energy was contagious and it made “going to work” at German Fest that much more fun! Check out their website by clicking here and be sure to like them on Facebook!
I had been in contact with Sonja from CHIKERIA for a few weeks prior to German Fest working on a custom design for her to wear on stage. Finally meeting her on the Friday of German Fest was so exciting, but what was more exciting was seeing my dirndls on stage! She wore her custom dirndl on Friday and Sunday nights and she wore the “Tell-Tale Heart” dirndl on Saturday night. I was totally geeking out and I felt so proud to have my work on the Harley Stage at German Fest. (probably not many designer’s idea of fame… but I’m pumped about it!)
Working German Fest is tough on the ol’ feeties… we are on our feet from 8am-1am and so by Sunday, we are ready for a serious foot massage. Luckily German Fest has these strange foot massager things all over so we decided to give them a try. For 25 cents you get about a minute of ridiculously weird foot vibrating action and it worked! Our feet felt much better… for about 30 minutes and then they hurt again, but it was so fun! We made sure Meagan from SCHNITZELs & GIGGLES tried it too because the feeling is hard to describe and it’s just too funny!
And the top seller this weekend… you could probably guess… The Limited Edition “Weltmeister” Dirndl! We still have a few left, but the beautiful yellow dirndl was hands down the best seller of the weekend.
Well, that was one busy weekend down… are on to the next. We are setting up tonight for the Edelwiess 100 Jähriges Jubiläum this weekend! We will be a vendor along with a few others for this wonderful celebration of the oldest Schuhplattler Verein in the country!
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TTFN ta ta for now!