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German dance group Schlierachtaler Stamm perform Bavarian folk (Credit: Ursula Moore)

German dance group Schlierachtaler Stamm perform Bavarian folk dance at the 129th German American Festival in Franklin Square. (July 15, 2012)

German American Festival in Franklin Square

More than 1,000 people attended the 129th German American Festival at Plattduetsche Park in Franklin Square.

German dance group SchlierachtalerStamm perform bavarian folk dance
(Credit: Ursula Moore)

German dance group SchlierachtalerStamm perform bavarian folk dance at the 129th German American Festival in Franklin Square. (July 15, 2012)

Heimat Klange performs live German music at the
(Credit: Ursula Moore)

Heimat Klange performs live German music at the 129th German American Festival in Franklin Square. (July 15, 2012)

Kristina Kren, 23, of Glendale enjoys a grilled
(Credit: Ursula Moore)

Kristina Kren, 23, of Glendale enjoys a grilled bratwurst on a bun at the 129th German American Festival in Franklin Square. (July 15, 2012)

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Kaileen Dunn, of Merrick, with a potato pancake
(Credit: Ursula Moore)

Kaileen Dunn, of Merrick, with a potato pancake at the 129th German American Festival in Franklin Square. (July 15, 2012)

Deborah Neumann, of Farmingdale, enjoys a cup of
(Credit: Ursula Moore)

Deborah Neumann, of Farmingdale, enjoys a cup of beer at the 129th German American Festival in Franklin Square. (July 15, 2012)

Madeline Bauer has fun with a German cutout
(Credit: Ursula Moore)

Madeline Bauer has fun with a German cutout board at the 129th German American Festival in Franklin Square. (July 15, 2012)

From left, Cindy Rom, 21, of Glendale; Brittany
(Credit: Ursula Moore)

From left, Cindy Rom, 21, of Glendale; Brittany Mueller, 19, of Dix Hills; Dorothy Ann Neubauer, 19, of Middle Village; Kristina Kren, 23, of Glendale; and Christina Rom, 24, of Glendale, at the 129th German American Festival in Franklin Square. (July 15, 2012)

Tom Schneider, of Middle Village, spins Kristina Kren,
(Credit: Ursula Moore)

Tom Schneider, of Middle Village, spins Kristina Kren, 23, of Glendale at the 129th German American Festival in Franklin Square. (July 15, 2012)

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Arthur Albro, of Garden City ,enjoys beer at
(Credit: Ursula Moore)

Arthur Albro, of Garden City ,enjoys beer at the 129th German American Festival in Franklin Square. (July 15, 2012)

Hans Henke, of Floral Park, holds up smoked
(Credit: Ursula Moore)

Hans Henke, of Floral Park, holds up smoked eels at the 129th German American Festival in Franklin Square. (July 15, 2012)

German dance group SchlierachtalerStamm perform bavarian folk dance
(Credit: Ursula Moore)

German dance group SchlierachtalerStamm perform bavarian folk dance at the 129th German American Festival in Franklin Square. (July 15, 2012)

German dance group Schlierachtaler Stamm perform Bavarian folk
(Credit: Ursula Moore)

German dance group Schlierachtaler Stamm perform Bavarian folk dance at the 129th German American Festival in Franklin Square. (July 15, 2012)

From left, Plattduetsche Volksfest Vereen President Kai Bauer,
(Credit: Ursula Moore)

From left, Plattduetsche Volksfest Vereen President Kai Bauer, Chairman Heinz Buck and Vice President Helga Minderjahn at the 129th German American Festival in Franklin Square. (July 15, 2012)

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