MainStrasse Village Maifest
The MainStrasse Village Association and The Bank of Kentucky will present the 36th Annual MainStrasse Village Maifest, May 15, 16, 17.
Chosen as one of the Top Twenty Events for May 2015 by the Southeast Tourism Society and one of the Top Ten Festivals in Kentucky for the Spring of 2014 by the Kentucky Travel Industry Association, Maifest is based on the German tradition of welcoming the first spring wines. Maifest is the first major festival of the summer for the Tri-State region. The assortment of arts and crafts and German and international foods and beverages becomes the main course to attract approximately 125,000 area families and regional travelers. Specialty and domestic beers can be found throughout the festival.
New this year, intimate stage settings complete with local craft beer gardens where you can sit back, relax and enjoy quality entertainment by local musicians. It’s all about the music with many new genres, including German, Contemporary, Acoustic, Folk Rock, Americana, Jazz, Alternative Country, Blues, Rockabilly and Gypsy Jazz. Performances by 500 Miles to Memphis, Tickled Pink, Magnoia Sona, Young Heirlooms, as well as Ricy Nye Inc. are sure to spread the festive mood throughout Maifest. Don’t miss the new Braxton Brewery light features at the Clock Tower on Friday and Saturday nights from 9:00 pm – 11:00 pm.
Maifest fills over SIX city blocks along the tree-lined 6th Street Promenade, Main Street and Philadelphia Street, and extends into Goebel Park. The German park-like atmosphere creates the perfect backdrop for the variety of appealing food, drink and works by over 75 artisans and craftsmen. And be sure to visit the Kinderplatz, full of adventures and rides for the small children and the Amusement Midway filled with fun for the “older” kids. On Friday, Saturday and Sunday, you can purchase an “All You Can Ride” bracelet for just $15. Bracelets may be purchased from 5:00 pm until 9 pm on Friday and will be valid until 10 pm Friday only. Saturday and Sunday bracelets may be purchased from noon until 5 pm and will be valid until 6 pm the day of purchase only.
Be sure to bring the family to the Covington Fire Safety House located across from the Kinderplatz for hands on fire safety tips. On Saturday check out the Street Chalk Art Contest, cash prizes for Adult and Children’s categories. Chalk Art registration form available at www.mainstrasse.org or 859-491-0458.
Friday, May 15 5:00 – 11:30 p.m.
Saturday, May 16 NOON – 11:30 p.m.
Sunday, May 17 NOON – 9:00 p.m.
Admission is free and Free parking is available at the IRS Parking lot at 4th and Johnson Streets
The Village is conveniently located just across the river from Cincinnati, Ohio in Covington, Kentucky. From I-75/71 take the Covington 5th Street Exit (#192) and follow the signs to the Village.
For more information visit mainstrasse.org