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2016 March 11-12: West Coast Bezirksfest

On behalf of the Vereine of the West Bezirksfest and the 2016 host Verein, the STV Alpentänzer Schuhplattler, I invite all Gauverband Member Vereine, their friends and supporters, and members of the German-American community to attend the 3rd annual West Bezirksfest in historic Sacramento, California on March 11th & 12th, 2016. The 2016 West Bezirksfest will be another opportunity for all of us to share our cultural heritage, build relationships between the Vereine, and enjoy a great time together. The weekend of festivities will include a Preisplattln competition, various workshops, youth activities, live music, dancing, and a formal dinner on Saturday night. Food and beverages will be available throughout the event. We welcome all Vereine from coast to coast and overseas, our friends and supporters in the Sacramento Turn Verein, and the larger German-American community to join us in this celebration. Youth are especially welcome to attend and participate throughout the weekend.

The 2016 West Bezirksfest will be held at the Sacramento Turn Verein's Turner Hall at 3349 J Street, Sacramento, CA 95816, and we can accommodate up to 300 attendees. We will be offering complimentary shuttle service to assist in the transportation between the Turner Hall and the event hotel (TBA). Please visit our website,, for more information. Event registration materials will be available starting in August 2015. Discounted early bird pricing will be available to participants and guests who register before November 16th, 2015. For any questions regarding the 2016 West Bezirksfest events, registration, sponsorship opportunities, or other details, please contact Adam Guenzler, Planning Committee Chairperson ( ; 916-224-6854), or our Artistic Director, Markus Geissler (; 916-388-4293).

Mit freundlichen Grüßen, Frank Wilgus, President, STV Alpentänzer Schuhplattler

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