There are a lot of festivals going on in Bavaria, Germany. Summer time is truly festival time! Sometimes I am confuse which festival to attend first because some are being held at the same time. One of the very famous feast in the Oberpfalz or Upper Palatinate part of Bavaria is the Neumarkt Jura Volksfest. It is an annual festival that takes place every month of August.
The Jura Volksfest has a long tradition in Neumarkt. The first celebration took place in 1829 and after that, there were festivals that followed in irregular times. Since 1954, the festival was then called the Jura-Volksfest. Now, the festival is visited by over 200,000 locals and visitors. It is an eleven-day celebration. You can experience a truly Bavarian and German culture when visiting festival like this.
|Colorful costumes of the participants.|
There are a lot of experience during the feast from carnival rides to live bands playing various music, different German and local delicacies and other programs and shows that take place during the festival period.
|Participants of the Jura Volksfest Parade last August 2010.|