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As with all Harvard Lion fund raising events, 100% of the proceeds are used to benefit the many charities and community programs we support.

NEW!   Human Foosball! and a Corn Hole Tournament

 

No registration necessary, just show up with your Foosball team or join one in progress!

 Cornhole

Cornhole Tournament Information

Results

We had a great turn out for our 1st Cornhole Tournament at the Volksfest. Thank you Bob Hazel and Boston Cornhole for making it happen. They were able to get 22 teams to participate and all had a good time. Congrats to the winners and we thank everyone that played. Proceeds go the Lion's Charities. Below are the results and photos of the winners.

 

Location & Time Bed Race Live Music Kids Food and Drink Photo Gallery

What is a VolksFest?

A Volksfest is "A Festival for all People", featuring traditional German food including fresh bratwurst, hard cider, beer and wine, live music & dancing. Admission and parking are free. Put together a team and build a bed for the bed races! Play Human Foosball, Cornhole, and Bocce Ball. We have kids' yard games and activities. Free admission! Fun for the whole family!

Courtesy of Harvard Cable TV

Sept 8, 2018 from 3 pm - 9 pm  Harvard, MA

(Rain date Sept 15, 2018)

Harvard Library Field, 4 Pond Road, Harvard, MA 


 

Bed Races

 
Courtesy of Harvard Cable TV
  

Bed Races are a popular annual town event in many locales across the nation. 

As part of the Volksfest, the Lions have organized Harvard's own annual bed race, starting at 3:00 pm on Sept 8.

Form a team, build a bed, and race!

Bed Race Information

  1. Make your own mobile bed, or use one of ours for a modest $35 donation to the Lions.
  2. Harvard Lions Club Volksfest Bed Races Waiver & Release Form
  3. Review Bed Race Rules
  4. Bed Race Registration Entry Form
  5. Bed Race Photo Examples 
  6. Links to Bed Races in Other Local Towns

BED RACE COURSE

Live Music

Live performances from 3 pm until 9 pm:


Kids Activities

Join the Stuffed Animal Parade!  The parade starts at 2:45pm. The kids march the bed race course to the finish line and across the grounds to the Volksfest kids' area. Bring a new small stuffed animal to donate to a less fortunate child if you wish.
Play Some Yard Games

 

  Little Kids' Play Area (Available all night in the Beer Garden)
 

 

Food and Drinks

Food Menu

  • Bier Bratwurst mit Sauerkraut, Pfeffer und Zwiebeln ~Sheboygan Beer Bratwurst with Sauerkraut &/or Peppers and Onions~
  • Schnitzel und Pommes Frittes ~Chicken and Fries~
  • Gemüseburger ~Veggie Burger~
  • Frankfurters ~Hotdogs~
  • Hot Pretzels
  • Apple Crisp (from Carlson Orchards)
  • Beer Nuts

Drink Menu

  • Cold or Hot Apple Cider (Depending on the Temperature) - Carlson Orchards
  • Cool Refreshments

Adult Refreshments (No BYOB)

  • Entitled IPA, Entitled Beer Company, Hingham, MA, 7.2% ABV, 70 IBU, Made with 2 row American malt, wheat malt, and honey malt, cascade, columbus, and centennial hops.
  • Still River Dockside Porter, Still River Brewery, Ayer, MA, 6.5% ABV, 42 IBU, A Cherry Wood Smoked Porter
  • Copper Legend, Jacks Abby Brewery, Framingham, MA,  5.7% ABV, 22 IBU, Traditional German Style Octoberfest Lager Beer
  • Harvard Lions Lager Beer, Jacks Abbey Brewery, Framingham, MA, 5.2% ABV, 18 IBU, German Style Traditional Lager Beer
  • Bud Light made by ABInBev, 128 calories (14 ounces), 4.2% ABV, 27 IBU, light American Lager
  • Carlson’s Orchard’s Oak Hill Blend Hard CiderCarlson’s Orchard’sHarvard, MA
  • San Humberto, Chardonnay from Argentina 2017
  • San Humberto, Cabernet Sauvignon from Argentina 2017
  
 
  
 
 
 
 
 
Apple Cider donated by Carlson Orchards
 

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Photos by Lisa Aciukewicz  https://a2z.smugmug.com/Harvard-Press/2016-Lions-Club-Bed-Race/
Facebook Photo Album  www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.1271197286256334.1073741834.131158423593565&type=1&l=bd23fcfa8c

Facebook Video Playlist https://www.facebook.com/HarvardLionsClub/videos
Lowell Sun Article  http://photos.lowellsun.com/2016/09/19/battle-of-the-beds-at-harvard-volkfest

 

                    

                        


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