28th Gaufest of Gauverband Nordamerika

Hosted by Edelweiss Passaic in Atlantic City

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


Edelweiss Passaic to Receive Grant

from the National Endowment for the Arts


Edelweiss Passaic has been approved for a Grant for Arts Projects award from the National Endowment for the Arts to support 28.Gaufest 2022, a festival celebrating the Bavarian and Tyrolian Cultures of Germany and Austria. This project is among 1,125 projects across America totaling more than $26.6 million that were selected during this second round of Grants for Arts Projects fiscal year 2022 funding.


“The National Endowment for the Arts is proud to support arts and cultural organizations throughout the nation with these grants, including Edelweiss Passaic, providing opportunities for all of us to live artful lives,” said NEA Chair Maria Rosario Jackson, PhD. “The arts contribute to our individual well-being, the well-being of our communities, and to our local economies. The arts are also crucial to helping us make sense of our circumstances from different perspectives as we emerge from the pandemic and plan for a shared new normal informed by our examined experience.”


For more information on other projects included in the Arts Endowment grant announcement, visit arts.gov/news.

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 join 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.

For additional information email 28gaufest2022@gmail.com

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