July 17th & 18th

Our Mission

The Freudenfest, meaning fun day, is a non profit organization that originated in 1976 by a group of volunteers who envisioned holding a family fun day.

The mission today is the same; To provide a high quality festival that celebrates the richness of our German Heritage through people having a fun day with their family and friends.

Ich Liebe Oldenburg!



From Indianapolis

- I-465 South or East to I-74 East (toward Cincinnati)
- I-74 East approx 60 miles to Exit 149 (Batesville Exit)
- Left off exit, on Indiana State Route 229 approx 2.5 miles
- 229 goes directly into the heart of Oldenburg

From Cincinnati

- I-275 West (toward Indianapolis)
- I-74 West, approx 30 miles to Exit 149 (Batesville Exit)
- Right off exit, on Indiana State Route 229 approx 2.5 miles
- 229 goes directly into the heart of Oldenburg


Along with the street parking, there are some available parking lots (Marked in Red).

One parking lot is in the Holy Family Church parking lot located on Main St.

The other parking lot is located is the grass field along Sycamore St. Entrances located on both Water St. and Vine St.


Freudenfest proudly offers a FREE shuttle!

Catch a ride on the shuttle starting at 5:00pm both Friday and Saturday! The shuttle will make regular stops in Batesville.

The shuttle will pick up & drop off at the festival in front of the Main St Entrance.
In Batesville the shuttle will pick up & drop off at:
Hampton Inn near Kroger
Comfort Inn near Arby's
In front of the Sherman House

Festival Map

Camping at Walhill

For reservations, please call: 812.934.2600
For any questions email: info@walhillfarm.com

Thank you to Walhill Farm, there are camping sites available for the Freudenfest!

There are 30 camping spots available for Friday and Saturday night. These camp sites are primitive(no electricity or no running water).

Rent for one campsite is $25.00 per night.

On Friday(7-17) your campsite needs to be set up by 8:00pm.

On Saturday(7-18) your campsite needs to be set up by 4:00pm.

Checkout and pack up the campsite by 11:00am Sunday morning(7-19).

From a pie auction to stein holding...
the Freudenfest offers many activities!

Enjoy watching others as they participate, but feel free to join in on the fun!

Stroll through the food court to discover the vast options to choose from.

Those options dont stop with the food. Explore the festival to find the perfect German draught beer.

There is a wide variety of entertainment at the Freudenfest. Enjoy great music, learn some German dancing, or even take in some history. Starting with our opening ceremony Friday Night, the entertainment does not stop until Midnight on Saturday!

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