GMA on the Road: Roberts Cove Germanfest

Posted at 6:21 AM, Oct 04, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-04 07:21:50-04

Beginning on Saturday, October 5, Germanfest gets underway in the community of Roberts Cove in Acadia Parish.

The GMA Crew was LIVE this morning with more on the festival.

The two-day celebration has a schedule filled with local German folklore singers, dancers and bands.

It's an opportunity for Acadiana to experience the area's authentic German traditions.

The opening ceremony will be held at 9:30 on Saturday, October 5 under the big tent.

Farmers, blacksmiths, and artists will be scattered throughout the grounds giving presentations and demonstrations.

Those planning to bring their kids can make a stop at the Kinderland area for fun, games, and crafts.

The museum, gift shop and Saint Leo IV Church and Chapel will also be open to visitors.

It costs $8 to get in and kids 13 and under get in free.

There will be plenty of food and drinks at the festival.

A big attraction is the desserts which are homemade recipes that have been carried down from generations of descendants in Roberts Cove.

Apple cobbler, sugar cookies, and brownies are just some of the treats on that list.

Guests can enjoy sampling beers in the home brew competition but remember you must be at least 21 years old to buy those tickets.

For more history on the festival visit the Roberts Cove Germanfest website.