Pumpkin, Truck or....Slaughter Fest?

Pumpkins, Pumpkins, PUMPKINS!

This is a great pumpkin festival with lots of delicious food, fun activities for the whole family, and it’s close to Ktown! 🎃 Farm festival in Gerhardsbrunn 🎃Tomorrow our farm festival takes place in great weather. Come over, there's a lot to discover ;) Sunday, October 14, 2018 at 11 AM – 6 PM Adam - Müller Straße 11, 66894 Gerhardsbrunn


Kurbisfest - Pumpkin Festival

Kurbisfest will take place this Sunday, October 14, 2018 from 2 PM – 5 PM at Gartenschau!! Surrounded by pumpkin figures in the midst of autumnal park grounds, the last warm rays of sunshine can best be enjoyed with autumnal dishes, a glass of wine and music. The Bohemians have handpicked gems of music history - purely acoustically arranged for ukulele, guitar and double bass - and will surely find the right piece for the golden autumn vibe. Lauterstraße 51, 67659 Kaiserslautern,


Torpedo Truck Festival

Saturday, October 13, 2018 at 10 AM – 6 PM you can enjoy the culinary highlights of our food trucks at the Torpedo Truck Festival. From Burger🍔, to Sandwich, Mexican to Asian 🍜 we have everything! Our bouncy castle, the Bull riding and the face painting make also the enthusiasm of the smallest guests. In addition, the new Mercedes-Benz Actros and the new Sprinter!  Curious? Then come over. We look forward to seeing you! Opelkreisel 26 Kaiserslautern



The volunteer firefighters from Niedermohr invite you to its traditional “Schlachtfest” on October 13, starting at 6:00p.m. German food and Palatinate specialties are offered such as fresh pork,“Schlachtplatte“, homemade liver dumplings and bratwurst as well as German beer! Canned sausage to take home is sold as well. All dishes are available as food to go. Feuerwache Niedermohr. Schulstrasse 9  Niedermohr, 66879


YESSSS! Weekend is Here!

Zoo Day!

Sunday, October 7, 2018 from 10 AM – 5 PM, our local Kaiserslautern Zoo will be having “Zoo Tag” or Zoo Day. There will be a jungle obstacle course, face painting, riding course, zoo rally, and animals you can have a close encounter with. In addition, the falconer will entertain you on this day with his flight demonstranstrations. The in-house beekeeper will sell locally handcrafted candles and honey from our zoo bees.  Our zoo-restaurant with food and drinks is available for you on our festival meadow and the zoo-team has coffee and homemade cake for you. The team from the zoo welcomes you warmly and wishes you a nice day of adventure in the Zoo-Kaiserslautern.


Landstuhl Culinary Hike

There will be beer, music, food and fun during this culinary hike along a 5 mile trail from the Landstuhl Nanstein Castle to Kindsbach Barenloch. Food and drinks will be available at 6 points during the trail. The hike starts on Saturday from 11 a.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. Begin your hike at Nanstein Castle or Barenloch lake. Am Nanstein Landstuhl, 66849

Marmalade Market!

Head out to a Marmeladenmarkt in Johanniskreuz. If you love Jelly, this is your place! The market features a wide range of products that are characteristic for the harvest season. Visitors can purchase delicious and exotic creations such as cherry-cassis jelly, fig marmalade with rum, pumpkin chutney, fig mustard or chestnut honey. In addition, there will be a large choice of vinegars and home made liquors. Have some Flammkuchen, bratwurst, and other specialties. The market takes place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Johanniskreuz 1 A Trippstadt, 67705

Farmer’s Market Fun!

The farmers market will be loaded this weekend with over 50 local vendors selling fall harvest items such as pumpkins, apples, sweet corn, handmade cheeses, fresh milk, juices, meats and more. There will also be handcrafted goods and arts demonstrations. There will be a program for the kids including face painting, pumpkin carving, a tractor course, and wheel of fortune! Children aged 6 to 11 years can also register for cooking classes for healthy food at the cooking bus. Three cooking classes will be offered throughout the market hours: from 12 p.m. until 2 p.m.; 2 p.m. until 4 p.m. and 4 p.m. until 6 p.m. To participate at the cooking class please register with the Ramstein Youth Office by calling 06371/466742. Ramstein stores are open from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday. Am Neuen Markt Ramstein, 66877


A German French Market

German French Farmer’s Market

Wild and Wander Park is holding a German-French Farmers' and market on Sunday, 30. September 2018, from 1100 to 1700. Specialities of this world and beyond! Hauptstraße 1, Silz.


Weekend Time!

Beautiful Pumpkins!

Experience the 10th Open Rhineland-Palatinate Kürbiswiegemeisterschaft! Head to Gartenschau to witness the crowning of the the most splendid specimen.  It is not only the heaviest, but also the most beautiful pumpkin. Sunday, September 23, 2018 at 1 PM – 4 PM. Gartenschau in Kaiserslautern.



Erdankfest is a bit like Thanksgiving, but is mostly celebrated in rural areas. It is the celebration of the harvest! This Saturday the city market will be hosting its annual Thanksgiving/Erntedank market festival. Farmers and vendors will be generous with samplings of their wares and will be proud to share information with you. Special activities surround this colorful event.  Fruchthallstrasse 14, 67655 Kaiserslautern


Wildpark Festival

Once again this year, visitors can look forward to fun, games and entertainment, big or small. Food and beverages will be available for sale. The festival is organized by Förderverein Wildpark Betzenberg eV and the Department of Green Spaces of the city administration of Kaiserslautern. Further information at www.wildpark-kaiserslautern.de Sun, 23.09.2018 from 11:00 clock to about 17:00 clock. Free admission! Entersweiler road 67663 Kaiserslautern


23rd Kinderaltstadtfest in Kaiserslautern

From the Stockhausplatz to the Kaisersbrunnen, there are numerous actions to this year's motto in the form of, for example, games of skill, movement and interactive games, as well as creative activities such as painting, handicrafts, works and music making. The participating institutions and associations will also provide information about their offers, examples will be presented of projects and initiatives that aim to improve the situation of children here and in the world.  More information at www.kaiserslautern.de. Sa., 22.09.2018 12:00 until 17:00 Uhr


For the Weekend!

Culinary Hike in Rodenbach

A new route has been added this year for the 10th Rodenbach culinary hike. It’s approximately 4 miles long, starting at the village square, and will lead you through the beautiful fields and meadows of Rodenbach. Try delicious foods along the way, let the kids bounce at the bounce house on station 1, and pick up a wine pass the the information booths. The hike starts Saturday from 11 a.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. A wine pass including a wine glass with a bracket is available at a price of € 8 at the information booths. With that wine glass hikers can taste wines at different stations. Each time they get their glass filled they pay € 2 (0.1l) or € 3.50 (0.2 l). Hikers who don´t drink wine don´t need to purchase a wine pass. The path is mostly flat and paved, so stroller friendly! Hans-Geiger-Strasse Rodenbach, 67688


Ramsteinsteiner Kerwe!

Head to Ramstein this weekend for their village fest. There will be fireworks on Saturday, a family day on Tuesday, and lots of food, music and fun! Ramstein City Center John-F.-Kennedy-Platz Ramstein, 66877


Werkfest in Ktown!

On the three days from 14 to 16 September, the KWP wants to open the PFAFF grounds around the former PFAFF Casino for a diverse cultural experience. The program will present a colorful mix of the creative cultural scene of Kaiserslautern: exhibitions, film screenings, music and workshops invite you to listen, watch, participate and dance - or simply to stay and enjoy. Kaiserslautern. Königstrasse 154, 67655 Kaiserslautern,

Fri, 14.09.2018 from 18:00 o'clock 
Sat, 15.09.2018 from 10:00 o'clock 
Sun., 16.09.2018 from 10:00 o'clock


Pumpkin Festival at Gartenschau

Also in 2018, the garden show Kaiserslautern shines again in a colorful pumpkin. This year is all about circus and magic. More than 50,000 pumpkins create oversized figures. Shown are 11 circus scenes, partly consisting of several individual figures. Be curious about the artist pyramid, the tiger jumping through a ring of fire or the rabbit conjured out of a hat! The figures are lovingly decorated in hours of manual work and transform the park into a wonderful autumn landscape. www.gartenschau.de Neumühlepark Lauterstraße 51, 67659 Kaiserslautern


Sunday Fun-Day!

We've got some warm, but not TOO warm (70's) and sunny weather this weekend in Kaiserslautern!  Here's some local events for you and your kids to enjoy!

Family Day at Saarbrucken Zoo

The Zoo is having a great deal for families on Sunday, September 9th! The Zoo invites families to enjoy the day with a reduced entrance fee of 5 euros!  There will be a raffle at the penguin exhibit with some great prices, delicious items on the grill in front of the ape house, and other fun promotions and events for the whole family.  Graf-Stauffenberg-Straße, 66121 Saarbrücken. Sunday, September 9 at 10 AM – 6 PM


Family day of the young Lebenshilfe Westpfalz

Classic games such as hulahoop, canned or sack races and historic carousels invite you on a nostalgic journey back in time, while marionette theater and storytellers leave time quiet. Either way, there is a lot to discover and experience!  Sunday, September 9 at 12 PM – 6 PM.  Lauterstraße 51, 67659 Kaiserslautern


Wald und Wiesenmarkt

There will be a forest and meadow market this Sunday, Sept 9th from 1100-1800.  There will be market stalls on the orchard, surrounded by forest, creating a unique experience.  You will find products such as jam, honey, juices, wild products, goat cheese, soaps, pottery, wood oven bread and more handmade products.  There will be lots of fun, especially for the children, with some interesting forest decoration, certified forest and nature educators giving guided tours, a falconer with his feathered friends, and a super fun historic, hand operated boat swing.  Where: On the orchard at KL-Erzhütten. Signposted from Erzhütter Straße between KL-Erzhütten and KL-Erfenbach. Parking is available. We are also reachable by bus 107 to the bus stop "Erfenbacher Weg". 10 minutes walk from there. https://www.wald-rlp.de


Farmer's Market

Although a small village of only 500 people, Berlangnbach has an annual market which attracts a large group of visitors each year with it's local and handmade product offerings.   A large variety of goods is offered ranging from food and drinks to decoration items and souvenirs. Visitors can purchase jewelry and beautiful handcraft designs, as well as cheese, bread, meat, liqueur and jelly – all items are guaranteed handmade. Try delicious specialties and buy fruits and vegetables grown in the local area! There is a lot to discover for children, e.g. live animals like birds and sheep etc. as well as a clown entertainment program. Market hours are from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m. Open doors and friendly people welcome you. Free admission and parking! More information at www.ramstein-gateway.com.  Hauptstrasse Berlangenbach, 55776



Vikings, Dancing, Sports Cars, and Pumpkins!

Swinging Lautern!

The Werbegemeinschaft "Kaiser in Lautern" organizes this year from 30 August to 01 September 2018 in cooperation with the city of Kaiserslautern the Barbarossa festival "Swinging Lautern" in the city center of Kaiserslautern. You can expect a live program on stages and squares, as well as marching bands in the pedestrian zone. Go shopping for Jazz, Swing, Soul, Blues & Rock`n`Roll in conjunction with culinary specialties. Aug 30-Sept 1.  Program details at www.kaiserslautern.de


Pumpkin Time!

Also in 2018, the garden show Kaiserslautern shines again in a colorful pumpkin. This year is all about circus and magic. More than 50,000 pumpkins create oversized figures. Shown are 11 circus scenes, partly consisting of several individual figures. Be curious about the artist pyramid, the tiger jumping through a ring of fire or the rabbit conjured out of a hat! The figures are lovingly decorated in hours of manual work and transform the park into a wonderful autumn landscape. September 1 through October 31st.  More info at www.gartenschau-kl.de


Viking Fair in Elschbach

September 1 - September 2.  Head to a Viking Fair this weekend and see some traditional viking stone-throwing, tug of war, barrel rolling, fish throwing and carrying of the tribe chief.  The event will start on Sturday at 1:30 at the viking camp, or Wikingerplatz.  There will be musical entertainment and a children's program.   The award ceremony for kids takes place at 3 p.m. Enjoy typical Viking dishes and beverages. Free admission!  See www.elschbach.de for more details!  Wikingerplatz (Viking grounds), Glanstrasse 

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Sports Car Event!

If you have a sports car fan in your house, this is an event to see!  The sportscar meet Cars & Chill will take place for the 5th time on the 1st of september!  Cars & Chill will be held in association with the Barbarossafestival "Swinging Lautern".  The gate will open at 5 pm.   There will be food and drinks offered next to the cars and chill meet. Everyone is invited to visit the meet and check out the cars. Saturday, September 1 at 5 PM – 11 PM.  Stiftsplatz, 67655 Kaiserslautern, Germany


Festivals, Markets, and Fun!


Kinderfest in Saarbruecken this Sunday! The German-French Garden will be transformed into a playground with a variety of activities for children and parents. At the children's party, boys and girls can play at more than 100 stations, try out different things or do handicrafts. At the north entrance and above the music shell, a children's flea market takes place, where children and parents can buy and sell used toys, books, clothes and accessories. Sunday, August 26 at 11 AM - 6 PM at German Mühlental, 66117 Saarbrücken.  More information at saarbruecken.de/kids


Stop by the Landmarket in Martinshöhe and check out some great food, drinks, entertainment and fun for the kids.  The Sunshine pumpkin farm will have a booth and will be offering their homemade eggnog for the first time.


Miesenbach Fest!

The traditional Miesenbach Kerwe will have music, rides for children, and delicious foods and beverages!  Head over for some entertainment and fun this weekend! Sportplatz Miesenbach, Am Kiefernkopf 20.  August 24-27.  


Medieval Market in Kübelberg – 1000 Years Market Rights

August 25 @ 1:00 pm - August 26 @ 8:00 pm.  Village Square Kübelberg, Kirchengasse
Schoenenberg-Kuebelberg, 66901 Germany



Dampfnudelfest in Steinwenden

August 25 @ 2:00 pm.  The “Dampfnudel Fest” takes place around “Römerturm” (Roman tower), Steinwenden´s landmark, at 2 p.m. Steamed yeast dumplings, dampfnudel are served with sauce and absolutely delicious!  There will be lots of delicious sweet and savory dishes offered, live musical entertainment and a children's program. Free admission!  Turmstrasse 3
Steinwenden, 66879













Family Friendly Events for Staying Local!

Otterberg Altstadtfest

The beginning of this 3-day old town festival is on Friday 17.08. at 7 pm on Saturday, the stands will be open at 6 pm and on Sunday, family day,  at 11:30 am.  This year, the Altstadtfest will be extended to the Festmeile in Kirchstraße. Starting with the blacksmith Theis, the stalls are distributed to the Blue House. Big and small clubs in Otterberg have reunited to host the biggest festival of the city Otterberg. Something is offered for each age group. A large number of clubs are involved in the success of the festival and bring great offers in culinary and cultural terms.  A rich culinary offer is presented. In addition to Palatine dishes selected monastery wines and various beers are offered. The new concept makes it an attractive meeting place in the old town, which invites you to chat and have a nice conversation.  On Friday and Saturday from 22.00 clock there will be a documentation of the presentation of "ELEMETAR_Die staged abbey" on a canvas in the abbey church abbey church.  On Saturday and Sunday the hour beats the flea market lovers. In the catholic parish home junk goods from the past are offered from 13 to 18 o'clock.  On Sunday, at 5 pm, there will be Gregorian chants in the abbey church.  Sunday is very much in the spirit of the families. Already at noon offers a rich food offer, so that the cooks are relieved at home.

The city museum invites you to explore history. How did the monks live here? How was it with the renovation of the church and the fall of the wall? Make-up artists, magicians and balloon artists will be there. And in between there is popcorn, ice cream or a delicious Otterburger. A family Sunday for all the senses.


Krottelbach Fest

Krottelbach will host a village fair with delicious food and beverages as well as live music are offered on both days. The fair starts with a puppet theater on Saturday at 5.30 p.m.  A children´s program including water games, a balloon contest and crafting is provided from 3 p.m.  Hirtenweg 8
Krottelbach, 66909

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Kinderfest at Gartenschau

A guest this time is "The Crazy Professor". Chemical experiments, physical experiments, biological miracles? Not so much ... What Professor Dr. Johannes D. Tiefenthal shows, is more likely to settle the para-sciences. And when he starts on stage, one thing is absolutely NOT safe: the audience. So buckle up, put on the goggles and let yourself be amazed. Unicycling, juggling and much more artistic, there is the children's interactive circus Pepperoni. Fun is guaranteed at the various performances, including the dance school butcher.  Lauterstraße 51
67659 Kaiserslautern


Meet the Ktown Fire Department

A look behind the scenes of the lifesaver awaits the visitors on 19 August at the fire station. 
Between 10:00 and 18:00, the fire brigade will present their equipment and a mixture of information and entertainment. During the Frühschoppens provides the Musikverein Hohenecken for the entertainment. And there are also many interactive activities for children and adolescents. In the extensive exhibition, the emergency vehicles and equipment for people rescue, fire fighting, technical assistance and to avert environmental hazards can be seen all day long and experienced in demonstrations up close. You can take a look at the watch process, the workshops and the Integrated Control Center during the guided tours. Also for the physical well-being is well taken care of. For lunch there is the obligatory pea soup from the "field kitchen" or spit roast. For a snack, grilled food can be kept afloat or a cake stand and coffee are served at the cake counter. Free visitor parking is available on Kaufland's grounds at 123 Pariser Strasse. Visitors reach the fire station with a shuttle service. For more information, visit www.feuerwehr-kaiserslautern.de So., 19.08.2018 from 10:00 until 18:00 Uhr


Fun for the Whole Family!

Party at the Zoo!

Head to the Ktown Zoo this weekend for the "Night of the Animals".  They are celebrating their 50th anniversary and have a fun program for the whole family.  They will roll back time and charge the same admission of the beginning days of the Zoo: € 1.00 and € 0.50 will be charged from 10 am onwards. In addition to the offer of zoo-gastronomy, a medieval village with appropriate culinary art will invite you to explore.  There will be ponies, donkeys, rabbits and other animals are presented on the event field. A zoo rally, guided tours, a riding course as well as the feeding of the bactrams, otters and meerkats are further program points. Also the falconry will offer special program points on this day. In addition, activities such as the Bachbahn, a Bobycar race, walking acts, a jungle course and face painting are offered especially for the little ones. But the real highlights are waiting for the visitors after dark: After a night tour through the zoo and a private evening event of the falconer, the zoo is bathed in a colorful sea of olors. The illumination forms the crowning glory of the "Night of Animals". The complete children's program will be offered on Sunday between 10.30 and 17.00.


Wine Fest - Kid Friendly!

KIRCHEIMBOLANDEN — will host a wine festival that’s not to be missed! Food will also be served from local restaurants and wine taverns as they will offer delicious eats throughout the town. Be sure to bring the kids...The town of Kirchheimbolanden also called “Kleine Residenz” hosts a beautiful wine festival behind its town walls and towers. Local restaurants and wine taverns offer culinary delicacies throughout the old part of town. Visitors can sample wines from the Donnersberg region. Vendors provide a large offer of goods. The festival features a varied entertainment program from Saturday through Monday. It starts at 5 p.m. on Saturday. On Sunday ballet and dance performances are held in the Schlossgarten at 11 a.m. Visitors can listen to the organ concert “Best of Bach” at the St. Paul´s Church at 6 p.m. Stores are open for Sunday shopping from 1 p.m. until 6 p.m. The festival ends with fireworks at 10.30 p.m. on Monday. Schlossplatz Kirchheimbolanden  Kirchheimbolanden, 67292

German-American Festival

This year the German-American friendship celebration takes place for the second time and will be celebrated with a big fair at John-F.-Kennedy-Platz in Ramstein.  Opening times of the booths are Friday from 6 p.m. until midnight, Saturday from 5 p.m. until midnight and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Come out to enjoy musical performances, a variety of foods and beverages, and a family fun program on Sunday including bull riding at noon, face painting and balloon twisting.  Free admission! Ramstein City Center  John-F.-Kennedy-Platz  Ramstein, 66877 Germany