Cannstatter Volksfest Verein German American Club

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Biergarten (beer garden) at the Cannstatter Volksfest Verein.

Celebrating German Heritage Since 1873

One of the oldest and largest of the German-American clubs in Philadelphia, the Cannstatter Volksfest-Verein was founded in 1873 for the purpose of celebrating the customs and traditions of their homeland, especially the annual harvest festival held in the town of Bad Cannstatt. In addition, they hoped to use any income from the organization for charitable purposes. More than 140 years since that founding, all of the club’s purposes have been impressively maintained.

The annual Fest held on Labor Day weekend draws thousands of people, both German-Americans and others, to observe and participate in this colorful, ethnic event. The club also continues its charitable tradition providing support for German language schools, hospitals, nursing homes, and orphanages, as well as to specific individuals in need.

Note:  The above information came from the organization's About page.

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