Labor Day Kicks Off the 2023 Oktoberfest Season!

The Alpen Schuhplattlers are performing at these festivals:

Sept. 1 – Outdoor Oktoberfest @ Teutonia Mannerchor
Dancing in the Fest Tent on Friday evening, time TBD

Sept. 2 & 3 – Erie German Heritage Festival @ St. Nick’s Grove, Erie PA
Saturday: 1:30 & 4 pm
Sunday: 1 & 3:30 pm
Erie German Heritage Festival

Sept. 16 – VOktoberfest – Pittsburgh Vegan Expo @ Velum Fermentation
Saturday: 7 pm

Alpen Schuhplattler group photo at maibaum
The Alpen Schuhplattlers dedicate the Maibaum at the Teutonia Mannerchor

Fall 2021: We’re back and ready to dance!

The Alpen Schuhplattlers are springing and twirling back into action!  While we had to take a break from performing in 2020 due to the covid pandemic, we’re now ready to put on our dirndls, lederhosen, and dancing shoes!   Here’s our current schedule for Fall, 2021:

  • Erie German Heritage Festival – Sept. 4-5 (Labor Day weekend) @ St. Nick’s Grove, 5131 Old French Road, Erie PA. Performances start on Saturday @ 1:30 pm & 4 pm and Sunday @ 1 pm & 3:30 pm. We’re rejoining our friends at DANK Erie for their German festival!  Get a jump on Oktoberfest with German food, beer, bands and dancing in the fest tent. For details, visit http://www.dank-erie.org/german-heritage-fest.html
  • Scott Township Oktoberfest, Oct. 2 @ Scott Township Park. Performance starts at 1 pm.
  • Columbus Day Parade, Oct. 9 @ Liberty Avenue, Bloomfield. Parade starts at 11 am.
  • Trachtenball, Nov. 6 @ Youngstown Saxon Club, 710 S. Meridian Rd., Youngstown OH.
  • Harmony Christmas Market, Nov. 13-14 @ Historic Harmony, 218 Mercer St., Harmony PA.  Performances start on Saturday @ noon & 4:30 pm and Sunday @ noon & 3 pm. Kick off the Christmas season at historic Harmony with vendors, museum tours and demonstrations, German food, and the Alpen Schuhplattlers. (Be sure to visit the glühwein shed for extra Christmas cheer!)  For details, see https://harmonymuseum.org/christmas-market/.

All performance dates and times are subject to change.

55. Stiftungsfest: Get your Bavarian on!

The Alpen Schuhplattlers are celebrating their 55th anniversary with dancing and gemütlichkeit! Enjoy a dance performance by the Alpen Schuhplattlers and dance to the music of the Youngstown Saxon Brass Band.!

Tickets are $12 adults / $6 kids 12 and under
Contact Marina at 412-491-0577 / marina@ruggiero.net

Saturday, April 27th @ 8 pm
Teutonia Männerchor

857 Phineas Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15212