32nd Annual Fasching Dinner & Show – Dorf Kapelle Band

Dates for the 2022 Fasching Dinner and Show are as follows:

Saturday Afternoon, February 12  11 AM

Sunday Afternoon, February 13   11 AM

Saturday Evening, February 19   6 PM  “Oktoberfest In February Show”

Sunday Afternoon, February 20   11 AM

For tickets, call 920-893-3054

Fasching, Fastnacht, Fastnet, Karneval, Carneval and Mardi Gras. No matter what you call it, many cultures throughout the world celebrate the pre-lenten season with elaborate celebrations and revelry. Whether intended as one last fling before the fasting and austerity of lent or just to scare away the evil spirits of winter, we gather together at Laack’s Hall in Johnsonville, WI for three fun filled weekends in February for great food, spirits and entertainment by Dorf Kapelle.


Laack’s Hall
W4302 Hwy JM
Johnsonville, WI

The Music

The Music performed by the Dorf Kapelle comes from all sources, with priority to the famous Ernst Mosch band of Germany. Other music comes from various German and Czech composers as well as arrangements written specifically for the Dorf Kapelle by members of the band. The band’s use of highly skilled professional and semi-professional musicians, using “imported” & “special” musical arrangements make an unparalleled musical and entertainment presentation to its audiences.

The Great Fasching Fest Hall

The merriment begins as you enter the Great Fasching Fest Hall (reminiscent of the great bier halls of Germany) and select one the fine imported biers or weins. Or perhaps, a little Jagermeister to warm your tummy on a chilly February day! Now it’s time to select your seat and prepare yourself for a feast fit for a king. Mad King Ludwig himself would be impressed!

The Fasching Feast Menu

Kassler Ripchen (Smoked Pork Chops)
Goulash (Tenderloin Tips)
Rot Kohl (Red Cabbage)
Kartoffel Salat (German Potato Salad)
Kartoffelbrei (Mashed Potatoes)
Gemüse (Vegetables)
Brodt (Bread)
Schwarzwälder Kirschtorte
(Black Forest Cherry Tort)
Strolling musicians entertain while the feast is served!!

Let Us Entertain You

Sit back and enjoy as Dorf Kapelle entertains you with more than two hours of great music and songs performed by some of the best musicians in Wisconsin. Perhaps you’ll be selected to direct the band, get a dance lesson or enter our tuba playing contest, but if not, there will be plenty of audience participation. By the end of the performance you will be praying for one of those great Wisconsin February snow storms so we can spend the weekend together!

Costumes Optional

In Germany, the people dress in elaborate costumes for Fasching and/or Karneval. At the Dorf Kapelle Fasching costumes are optional. On the right, several members of the Milwaukee German Society come in full costume to add to the festivities.