2020 Frankenmuth Reunion

2020 RHEIN MAIN AIR BASE
FRANKENMUTH, MICHIGAN
September 16-20, 2020

REUNION CANCELED
as of June 19, 2020
RHEIN MAIN - FRANKENMUTH MICHIGAN REUNION
Rhein Main Veteran Reunion Group Members Rhein Main Alumni
With sad regrets, after much consideration, I’m cancelling the Rhein Main Reunion scheduled for Frankenmuth, Michigan.
On a positive note, our reunion Hotel – The Bavarian Lodge will open July 1st for operations, but will have various restrictions due to the virus.
Currently, the State of Michigan is only allowing groups of 100 people.
The Frankenmuth Oktoberfest beer tent alone holds two or three thousand people.
The Governor of Michigan has not made the decision whether the Oktoberfest will be held or not, but with reports of the coronavirus is coming back, it is believed the Oktoberfest will probably be canceled.
Anyone willing to step forward and lead the group if the Oktoberfest is allowed to go on as scheduled, would be awesome. Please let me know ASAP if you would be willing, so I can update our website accordingly. Once you are on the ground, if you would send me a message with your suggested plan of events, I would post them on the website and send out daily messages.  You could also post on our Facebook profile. stansvets@gmail.com

I’ve tried to keep the hope and faith the Oktoberfest would still be held, but I don’t want to keep our members in limbo whether the reunion will or will not be held.
Looking at the Michigan’s Governor’s stance on the virus, I don’t think the Oktoberfest will be held. This is the reason for cancelling the reunion.
On a good note, information will soon be posted about a reunion for Rhein Main members in Germany.

Anyone still planning to attend the reunion if it is held, be sure to bring your MASKS.
BE SURE TO CHECK WITH OUR (YOUR) HOTEL TO ENSURE YOUR RESERVATION ARE STILL GOOD TO GO.



September 16-20, 2020
FRANKENMUTH, MICHIGAN

REUNION CANCELED
as of June 19, 2020

Various members have suggested that we hold a reunion in Frankenmuth, Michigan.
The city of Frankenmuth is similar to  Helen, GA  &  Leavenworth, WA
and offers the same type German atmosphere.

Frankenmuth is a city in Michigan, known for its Bavarian-style architecture. The Frankenmuth Historical Museum highlights the area’s German roots. Michigan’s Military & Space Heroes Museum displays flight gear, Medals of Honor and military equipment. Bordered by the Cass River, Heritage Park has an event pavilion and a riverside pathway. The Lager Mill is home to a museum tracing the city's brewing history.

Welcome to the Frankenmuth Oktoberfest 2020: September 17-20

 2020:   September 17-20  Come and join us for our 31st traditional Oktoberfest
Mark your calendars for the 2020 Frankenmuth Oktoberfest in Heritage Park, Frankenmuth, MI.
Frankenmuth Oktoberfest will be Thursday September 17, starting at 3:00pm and closing at 10:00pm 
Friday, Saturday and Sunday we will be open at Noon, closing Friday and Saturday at Midnight, Sunday
we will close the festival at 6:00pm.  Tickets for the Frankenmuth Oktoberfest Can be purchased at the gate.
Lord Mayor Christian Ude and the German Parliament from Munich gave an official proclamation in 1996.
Frankenmuth's Oktoberfest was declared the first Oktoberfest to operate with the blessing of the original Oktoberfest in Munich.  With this proclamation, the event was moved into September to coincide with the opening of the Munich event. Also, for the first time in history, the world-famous Hofbrauhaus brewery of Munich exported their beer to the United States.  The Hofbrauhaus became the official beer sponsor of the Frankenmuth Oktoberfest in 1997. With Frankenmuth's unique German heritage and culture, the Frankenmuth Oktoberfest strives to preserve the sights and sounds of the Munich Oktoberfest.  The event features authentic entertainment, dancing, Oktoberfest souvenirs, various food selections, and authentic Hofbrauhaus Oktoberfest beer. 

Shuttle Service ~ Transportation from the Frankenmuth Oktoberfest .  
​Frankenmuth Hotels Friday 9/18 3pm til Close Saturday 9/19 12:00 – Close 3:00 per person per ride Shuttles will make continuous loops to all Frankenmuth Hotels. 
​Pick up at  America’s Best Value Inn, Birch Run 9/18 3pm til Close Saturday 9/19 12:00 – Close  Cost 5.00 per person per ride. Shuttles will make continuous loops.  

 Hours of Operation: Thursday September 17, 3:00-10:00pm ~ Friday September 18, Noon-Midnight ~ Saturday September 19, Noon-Midnight ~ Sunday 20, Noon-6:00pm 

Tickets are $10.00 per person per day Kids 15 & under FREE

Sunday is FREE All Day

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Rhein Main Air Base Veterans/Alumni Reunion
FRANKENMUTH, MICHIGAN

September 16-20, 2020
Stan Miller - stansvets@gmail.com
Reunion Host / Webmaster
(Businesses please do NOT contact me with your services)
(If I want your services, I will contact you)

Frankenmuth, Michigan

FANTASTIC PICTURES OF FRANKENMUTH

https://www.bing.com/images/search?q=Frankenmuth+Oktoberfest&FORM=IRIBIP
 

Frankenmuth festivals and events bring this quaint riverfront community alive.
Two major events that embrace the city’s German heritage are:
Frankenmuth Bavarian Festival or Oktoberfest .
https://frankenmuthfestivals.com/frankenmuth-oktoberfest
https://www.michigan.org/city/frankenmuth
https://www.tripadvisor.com/Attractions-g42216-Activities-Frankenmuth_Michigan.html

 

635 South Main Street | Frankenmuth, MI 48734
www.frankenmuth.org


Rhein Main Air Base Veterans / Alumni Reunion -- Frankenmuth Oktoberfest
**** 2020 Oktoberfest -- 16-20 SEPT 2020.*****

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Zehnder's Restaurant - Frankenmuth, Michigan

https://youtu.be/9dw5t5__8Jg
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Watch "OKTOBERFEST*Munich*German Rosamunde*Andre Rieu*Heino"
https://youtu.be/kbkPkma_sFE

It's the only Oktoberfest outside of Germany to be sanctioned by the Bavarian Parliament and City of Munich. 
 

REUNION CANCELED
as of June 19, 2020

Welcome to the Frankenmuth Oktoberfest 2020:
September 17-20

 2020:   September 17-20  Come and join us for our 31st traditional Oktoberfest
Mark your calendars for the 2020 Frankenmuth Oktoberfest in Heritage Park, Frankenmuth, MI.
Frankenmuth Oktoberfest will be Thursday September 17, starting at 3:00pm and closing at 10:00pm Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

 We will be open at Noon, closing Friday and Saturday at Midnight, Sunday
we will close the festival at 6:00pm.  Tickets for the Frankenmuth Oktoberfest Can be purchased at the gate.
Lord Mayor Christian Ude and the German Parliament from Munich gave an official proclamation in 1996.
Frankenmuth's Oktoberfest was declared the first Oktoberfest to operate with the blessing of the original Oktoberfest in Munich.  With this proclamation, the event was moved into September to coincide with the opening of the Munich event. Also, for the first time in history, the world-famous Hofbrauhaus brewery of Munich exported their beer to the United States.  The Hofbrauhaus became the official beer sponsor of the Frankenmuth Oktoberfest in 1997. With Frankenmuth's unique German heritage and culture, the Frankenmuth Oktoberfest strives to preserve the sights and sounds of the Munich Oktoberfest.  The event features authentic entertainment, dancing, Oktoberfest souvenirs, various food selections, and authentic Hofbrauhaus Oktoberfest beer. 

Shuttle Service ~ Transportation from the Frankenmuth Oktoberfest .  
​Frankenmuth Hotels Friday 9/18 3pm til Close Saturday 9/19 12:00 – Close 3:00 per person per ride Shuttles will make continuous loops to all Frankenmuth Hotels. 
​Pick up at  America’s Best Value Inn, Birch Run 9/18 3pm til Close Saturday 9/19 12:00 – Close  Cost 5.00 per person per ride. Shuttles will make continuous loops.  

 Hours of Operation: Thursday September 17, 3:00-10:00pm ~ Friday September 18, Noon-Midnight ~ Saturday September 19, Noon-Midnight ~ Sunday 20, Noon-6:00pm 

Tickets are $10.00 per person per day Kids 15 & under FREE

Sunday is FREE All Day

– Close  Cost 5.00 per person per ride. Shuttles 

Thursday September 17   3:00-10:00pm   (Opening Ceremony)
Friday September 18        Noon-Midnight
Saturday September 19   Noon-Midnight
Sunday 20                         Noon-6:00pm
 

Tickets are $10.00 per person per day Kids 15 & under FREE

Sunday is FREE All Day
https://frankenmuthfestivals.com/on-tap

 

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"Beer Barrel Polka" (Roll Out the Barrel) by West Coast Prost!
(Not part of Frankenmuth, but I wanted to get you into the Oktoberfest mood)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j11MOncimNQ&list=RDj11MOncimNQ&start_radio=1

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REUNION CANCELED
as of June 19, 2020

 

                 RHEIN MAIN AIR BASE VETERAN'S / ALUMNI  "2020" REUNION
                                              September 16-20, 2020

                                        Reunion Hotel - Bavarian Inn Lodge

16W  - Members start arriving to get the reunion started
         - 1800 -- Anyone arriving early, Dinner @  TBD
         - xxxx -- Get The Reunion Started -- PROST - Gemütlichkeit
          -xxxx -- Anyone arriving early, let me know. (Pre-Reunion Party) 

17T   - Members continue arriving

         - 1300 -- Wine / Chocolate Cruise (Info will be posted soon) (Possibly will be canceled)
         - xxxx -- Hospitality Room
         - 1500 -- We have been asked to participate in the  "CORKING of the FIRST KEG"
           Our group will be assist as prescribed by the German Committee
.

         - 1800 -- ICE BREAKER CELEBRATION --Oktoberfest Heritage Park Pavillion
            xxxx -- Oktoberfest in Heritage Park (You will enjoy this Oktoberfest)

18F   - 1200 -- Hospitality Room 
       
 - 1200 -- Bavarian Belle Riverboat Cruise - (Recommended)
         - 1630 -- Hospitality Room -- Closes
         - 1700 -- Zehnders Restaurant - Social Hour (Will take payments in March 2020)
         - 1730 -- Group Photo
        - 1745 -- Prepare to be Seated

         - 1800 -- Reunion Group Dinner
        - 1915  - A few words regarding our reunion will be said
         - 1930 -- Oktoberfest in Heritage Park
        *********   What better hospitality room can we get than the actual Oktoberfest
                        celebration going on? More information to follow.

19S    - 1200 -- Hospitality Room 
           - 1600 ??- Group Photo -- (Location TBD)
            -1600 -- Oktoberfest in Heritage Park

Note: With the OUTSTANDING Oktoberfest going on, 

We all will meet in the Oktoberfest area as a group

and show these people how you celebrate Oktoberfest.

Seriously, this is said to be the best Oktoberfest in the USA

and it would be a shame not to take advantage of this 

Prestigious festival.


20S  - Sorry, Reunion is over. Most of us will be going home  :)


Things to Do in Frankenmuth
Bronner's CHRISTmas Wonderland
WORLDS LARGEST CHRISTMAS STORE  (This a MUST see)  <------
25 Christmas Ln, Frankenmuth, MI 48734  
https://www.bronners.com/category/about/bronners-trivia.do?fbclid=IwAR0SkQcW4IkzB47Oby5VULtywCy3-hjVfXZta8OvHr0ZCwLFljawwrAru-s#.XE0GAlxKiUl

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Kern's Sausages  -  (Best sausages since being in Germany)  (MUST SEE THIS PLACE)
110 W. Jefferson
Frankenmuth, MI 48734
(989) 652-2684 
http://kernssausage.com/

*** Folks I visted this place. The best selection of German meats, cheese  wine and beer.

Highly recommend this place. You can also order their products on line.

The owners were superb.

Plus, the owner is the Uncle of a female Army Soldier I work with on a daily basis. Small World.

https://www.frankenmuth.org/10-things-to-do-in-frankenmuth-michigan/

Stan Miller
2020 Reunion Host - Webmaster ---- stansvets@gmail.com  
Carol Lail 
Rocky Crang
Deb Murphy

2020 Reunion Co Host's

Businesses, please do NOT contact me with your services.
I assure you, you will not appreciate my comments.
If I want your services, I will contact you.


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AIRPORTS AVAILABLE

*** Members flying in, can fly into the Flint, Saginaw or Detroit airports ***
Flint  (Airport Code: FNT) is 30 miles south.   Superb airport, but limited flights.
Saginaw (Airport Code: MBS)  is 16 miles NW ------ 
Detroit  --- will give you better options to fly into, but its 95 miles to the south.  (At least 1.5 hrs)

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Join Us For The 2020 Frankenmuth Oktoberfest

 Frankenmuth is just minutes east off I-75 between Flint and Saginaw, Michigan,
take northbound Exit 136 or southbound Exit 144.Heritage Park is the site of the
Summer Music Fest, the Frankenmuth Oktoberfest and Frankenmuth Bavarian Festival.
Located on the banks of the Cass River, behind the Bavarian Inn Lodge in Frankenmuth.  
This tourist driven town is the perfect compliment to the festivals - offering an array of
activities and destinations to occupy your time before and after the festival. You will
enjoy more than two miles of hands-on demonstrations, unique shops, wonderful food
& hospitality you won't find anywhere else. Heritage Park is located at 601 Weiss Street.
Parking is free at Heritage Park. Our Parking is located adjacent to the Harvey Kern
Pavilion. Handicap parking is also available and is located across from our entrance gate.  

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Miles distance to Frankenmuth

City                        miles  hrs
Atlanta, Ga              787   (12hrs)
Boston, Ma              752   (12hrs)
Chicago                   287  
Cleveland, Oh         241 
Detroit, MI                 95   (1.5hrs)
Erie, Pa                   347  
Fayetteville, Nc       764   (12.5hrs)
Flint, Mi                     25
Indianapolis, In       300 
Knoxville, Tn           577   (8.5hrs)
Louisville Ky           426   (6.5hrs)
Milwaukee, Wi        383 
Pittsburg, Pa          362 
Saginaw, Mi             16 
South Bend, In       222 
St Louis, Mo           564   (8.5hrs)
Toledo, Oh             129