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Annual Bavarian Festival

Bavarian Festival guests
Yvonne Patton of Oregon, Ohio (left) and sister Sheri Montoye of Chelsea, MI (right) having a blast at the Bavarian Festival.

ROSCOMMON- Jack Frost kept temperatures in the low twenties, while vivid blue skies and bright sunshine also greeted attendees of the Annual Cross Country Ski Headquarters Bavarian Fest, January 20.

Infants to seniors enjoyed the crisp weather. The “littles” bundled in layers, skied in for hot chocolate and snacks, while moms, dads, and grandparents enjoyed brats and a German style beverage.

Events of the day included “Masskrugsemmen” Stein holding competitions for men and women, where competitors show endurance for holding a three-pound glass stein filled with twenty ounces of beer. Four three person teams also competed in a skiing event where the three individuals ski in unison atop a giant pair of “Team Skis” in the Team Ski Time Trials. 

Special Guest German Dave, served Bavarian fare of brats, sauerkraut, soft pretzels and German beer. It was a wonderful celebration of German/Bavarian heritage and winter fun. Guests came from around Michigan and Ohio. Some wore lederhosen, and other Bavarian attire.

The male winner of the Stein Hold was Jimmy Frye and female winner was Carolynne Allaben. Team Lorax won the Giant Team Ski event.

Three-person ski race
Three-person ski race at the Bavarian Festival.

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