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2019 Gaufest Photos Available

Our "Gau-Fotograf" Stephen Hargreaves has done it again!  Taken tens of thousands of photos of the Gaufest, edited them down to the top 1000, and provided us with the links to his albums.  The photos can be viewed online, downloaded, or printed.  Vergelt's Gott, Stephen, for capturing the spirit and joy of our Trachtler and Trachtlerinnen!

July 4 - Thursday - Frühschoppen:

July 4 - Thursday - Welcome Dance:

August 1: Deadline for Gauzeitung

The August issue will have lots of Gaufest news as well as several spring events that happened.  Get your news and photos in to by August 1 to be part of it!

2019 Gaufest Preisplatteln Results

Congratulations to all the competitors in this year's Gauverband Nordamerika Preisplatteln at the 27. Gaufest in Washington, D.C.  The top results in each category are:


  1. GTV Almrausch, Philadelphia Pennsylvania
  2. SG Edelweiss, St. Paul, Minnesota
  3. SVV Original Enzian, Franklin Square, NY
  4. United German Hungarians, Oakford, Pennsylvania
  5. Bayern Verein Newark, Union, New Jersey


Dirndl, 12-15 Age Group

All You Need to Know about the Gaufest

Alt Washingtonia's website has everything you want to know about the Gaufest and the DC area.  CLICK HERE to go to the website, then click on Downloads for Schedules (Heimatabend, Ehrentänze, Einzelplatteln, Workshops, Entire Weekend); Seating chart for banquet; Hotel map with locations of events; Banquet Menu.  Lots of information about getting around Washington, too, including road closures on the 4th ("Visiting" tab).  One-stop knowledge.

27th Gaufest Adult Einzelplatteln Dance Order

June 27 Update:  This update has been done because some competitors have dropped out.  THIS LINK takes you to the latest file which can be read on line, printed, or downloaded. 

June 10 Update:  This update includes correction of name spellings, addition of musician names, and a slight change to the order of Jugend Critique dance order. 

Gaufest Survey Opens July 9

The Gaufest Steering and Meetings Committee would like your opinion about the 27. Gaufest and has prepared a questionnaire for you to record your thoughts. Go to this web link to access the questionnaire after July 8, 2019. Completed questionnaires will be accepted from July 9, 2019 until August 26, 2019. Responses received before July 9, 2019 and after August 26, 2019 will not be included in the summary of results.


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