FASCHING – THE PARTY IS ON!!!

Event Details
Pueblo Union Depot
132 W B St,
Pueblo, CO 81003
United States
Pricing/Ticket Info
COST? $15 CASH at the door. Drinks are available for purchase (cash or card). There is no food at this event, so eat before you come. We will have some munchies on the tables.
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Event Dates and Times
Time Zone (UTC-07:00) Mountain Time (US & Canada)
Saturday February 11, 2023
8:00 PM  - 11:59 PM Add to Calendar
Description
FASCHING – THE PARTY IS ON!!! The silly, kooky, nutty, foolish season of merriment before the season of Lent celebrates Germany’s version of carnival.
Pueblo German American Club’s FASCHING is a totally MODERN party with DANCING to all-80's music with LESS THAN ZERO band!

WHAT TO EXPECT?
Dancing
Women’s Hula Hoop Contest (hula hoops provided) at 8:45-ish
Men’s Booty Shake Contest at 8:55-ish
Costume March at 9:50-ish
Costume Contest (categories: Best of Show - Man, Woman and Couple, Scariest, Funniest, Sexiest and Most Creative)
The ever-popular Glockenspiel Pot Dance
Speed Bier Drinking Contest
Lots of Fun

WHAT TO WEAR? Costumes are encouraged. You could wear a Masquerade costume, a Halloween costume or your very own creation. Or just come as you are!
(Disclaimer: We reserve the right to not admit persons wearing costumes that are politically offensive, disrespectful to German history or otherwise inappropriate.)

WHAT IS THIS LIKE? This is a big, fun costume party - like Mardi Gras, Karneval and Halloween have come together and exploded! There will be random silliness, a bit of mischief and surprise stints. Plus dancing to a live band!

WHAT KIND OF MUSIC? The band, Less Than Zero, will be rockin all your favorite 80’s music, all night. Come prepared to dance!

COST? $15 CASH at the door. Drinks are available for purchase (cash or card). There is no food at this event, so eat before you come. We will have some munchies on the tables.

TIME? Doors open at 7:30pm. Band starts at 8:00 pm. Ends at 12:30

WHO CAN ATTEND? This is a public event. Must be 21+

ANYTHING ELSE? Guest Bürgermeister (mayor) John Brown, comedian, will host. König (king) and Königin (queen) will reign over the event and will select the winners for the costume contest.

WHO SPONSORED THIS EVENT? This event would not have been possible without the amazingly generous support from the 404 DISPENSARY – the dispensary that rocks! They are located at 404 North Greenwood Street in Pueblo. https://www.404dispensary.com/

WHY FASCHING? Because everyone loves a FUN PARTY! And, to help raise monies for the scholarship fund.
WHAT DO I DO WITH MY COAT? There will be a coat check available (for a small donation).
IS THIS A FUNDRAISER? Yes, proceeds from this even benefit the Pueblo German American Club’s scholarship fund.

NEED A HOTEL?
$104 rate for a room at the Marriott Courtyard for Fasching guests! Book by the 8th.
For call-in reservations, 719-542-3200. Please be sure to ask for the "Fasching" group block to receive the discounted rate. Please read their cancellation policy.
Link to book online: https://www.marriott.com/event-reservations/reservation-link.mi?id=1673574368055&key=GRP&app=resvlink&fbclid=IwAR1aMkeooA3EcrJvpP761xkEWUhPR_2VgekhFjLpymA79t6nLEeo1NqakfE

WHAT IS THE PUEBLO GERMAN AMERICAN CLUB? The Pueblo German Club was started some 51 years ago as a "Kaffeeklatsch" by a small group of women who emigrated from Germany. Over the years, we have grown tremendously and enjoyed a variety of activities together. In the fall of 2013, we made a slight change to our name and became the Pueblo German American Club.
The club’s mission is to experience the tradition, culture and language of German-speaking countries and regions through authentic activities and to foster ongoing positive communication among cultures.
We are a non-profit, open to the public and we welcome new members and patrons! Inquiries to pueblogermanamericanclub@gmail.com

ABOUT FASCHING:
Fasching, meaning the ‘ fifth season’, is Germany’s carnival season. It starts on the 11th day of November at exactly 11 minutes after 11a.m. and ends at the stroke of midnight on Shrove Tuesday; often referred to as Fat Tuesday (the Tuesday before Ash Wednesday).
Fasching is a time of festivity and merry making. In Germany, the tradition can be traced to medieval times where many countries existed under harsh rules of kings and princes. During Karneval time, the common people took a chance at ‘living it up’ and ‘talking back to their rulers’. To avoid persecution, their antics were played out from behind masks and costumes. Parades, dancing in the streets, masquerade balls and comical skits filled the days and nights.
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