Traditional food, music, merriment at German Park Picnic Saturday
Angela J. Cesere | AnnArbor.com file photo
The popular event has been going on since 1938, and attracts thousands to its woodsy location at the German Park Recreation Club, about three miles northeast of Ann Arbor. Traditional German food, like knackwurst, bratwurst and spatzle, plus American fare and kid-friendly food (hot dogs, hamburgers) is served. German dance music comes courtesy the band Die Dorfmusikanten to help work off that last bite of strudel. The German Park Trachtengruppe Dancers also perform.
There will be beer - German beer - available by the cup or by the (gulp) bucket, which means no one under 21 will be admitted without a parent or guardian (photo ID required). Wine drinkers can enjoy a glass of Piesporter. There are lots of shady places to sit if it’s hot and the dance pavilion is covered in case it rains.
If you can’t make this one, the next two German Park picnics this summer are July 27 and Aug. 31. Auf wiedersehen.
Saturday, June 29, 2013. Gate open 4-9 p.m.; park closes at 11 p.m. 5549 Pontiac Trail. Price: $5 per person (12 and under, free). Details: www.germanpark.org.