The Rushmore German Club announces that the 38th Sommerfest is postponed to August 2021. 

This decision was made by the Board of Directors and Club Members in a virtual meeting, after many discussions about the impact Covid-19 would have on this year’s event.

Sommerfest, simply known as ‘The German Tent’, is organized, built, run, staffed, and hosted by volunteer members of our club for 9 days in August at the Central States Fair.

Our main concern is the health and safety of our guests and our Club Member volunteers, many of whom fall into higher risk categories for COVID-19.

We also felt social distancing would have been difficult and we would have lost many of the features that made the German Tent special.


Not having Sommerfest this year is a huge disappointment, but we are already looking forward to 2021 and are excited to make next year our best one yet!


If you have any questions regarding Sommerfest or the Rushmore German Club, please contact us by email at