28th Gaufest of Gauverband Nordamerika

Hosted by Edelweiss Passaic in Atlantic City

July 7-10, 2022 – Harrah’s Resort, Atlantic City, NJ


Click Here to get the Gaufest Registration information

Edelweiss Passaic is the host of the 28th Gaufest of the Gauverband Nordamerika. The 4-day festival will be held from Thursday July 7 to Sunday July 10, 2022 at Harrah’s Resort in the Waterfront Conference Center, Atlantic City, NJ.


The Gaufest is a world class event and is the largest gathering of its kind outside of Germany. Over 1,500 adults and children from across the United States, Canada and Europe will attend the Gaufest.

The festival celebrates Bavarian and Austrian culture with a wide variety of events for all. Including:

  • Tanzabend (dance evening) on Thursday

  • Heimatabend (traditional heritage evening) & Tanzabend on Friday

  • Festabend (traditional fest evening banquet) on Saturday

  • Festtag (traditional fest day) on Sunday

  • Abschiedsfeier (farewell party) on Sunday

There are activities for all with fellowship and lots of Gemütlichkeit. Activities include:

Dance Performances & Exhibitions

Educational programs and workshops

Children & Youth Activities

Group Dance Competition

Schafkopf (Bavarian card game)

Dance Workshops

Cultural Exchange Workshops

Children Dance Workshops

Individual Dance Competitions

Fingerhakeln (finger wrestling)

Alpine instruments

Alphorns

Folk Music & Musikstube

Multiple Bands

And Much More…

We hope that you ioin us for this 4-day cultural event in celebration of Bavarian and German culture in North America!

Visit this site frequently as more information will be provided about the 28. Gaufest as it becomes available.