The Gaufest of Gauverband Nordamerika is held every two years on odd numbered years. All of the member organizations come together to celebrate the German and Austrian culture and heritage. Due to Covid-19 pandemic, the 28. Gaufest was moved to 2022.
Edelweiss Passaic was selected as host of the 28. Gaufest of the Gauverband Nordamerika. The 4-day festival will be held from Thursday, July 7, 2022 through Sunday, July 10, 2022 at the Harrah's Resort and Waterfront Conference Center in Atlantic City, NJ. The last time a Gaufest was held in New Jersey was in 1989!
The festival celebrates Bavarian and Austrian culture with a wide variety of events and activities for all. Schuhplattler dance groups from the Gauverband Nordamerika come together to share different dances, Tracht (traditional clothing), music, culture, fellowship and participate in dance competitions. This is the perfect opportunity to see old friends and make new ones.
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. We are inviting you to join us in this special celebration.