Christmas may be over but the European Market is definitely still open!
Folklorama German Pavilion One of the Few Originals
Winnipeg's Folklorama is in it's 47th year and the German Pavilion is keeping right up. One of the few original Pavilions, the German Club of Winnipeg is hosting another rousing Oompah for Folklorama 2016. And Gingerbread World is very excited to be a part of the Pavilion for a second year in a row.
I just read over the Blog post I wrote in the summer of 2014 when we visited the German Pavilion as a family. I had purchased this little company - Gingerbread World - a year previous and was trying to soak up all things German!
Folklorama is an annual summer event in Winnipeg, Canada that celebrates the many cultures of our city. Over two weeks forty five different ethnic communities create "Pavilions" that showcase the food and drink, costumes, dances and artifacts of their cultures.
The German Pavilion serves up all sorts of great eats - rouladen, wiener schnitzel, bratwurst with side dishes of rotkohl, sauerkraut and spaetzle inside the hall and soft pretzels, curry wurst and more beer outside in the parking lot where the dance party takes place.
After your dinner and a great show come visit Gingerbread World as you exit the Pavilion. We'll be set up with five tables of German treats and gifts.
In the Konditerei (the German word for a pâtisserie or confectionery shop) you'll find Ritter Sport chocolate bars, Haribo Gummy Bears in all sorts of flavors, Niederegger Marzipan and we've even brought in fresh Lebkuchen from the famous Schmidt bakeries in Nuremberg.
In what we're calling the "Deutsche Mark" shop we're offering some really cool items inspired by two of the most famous German exports - Volkswagen and Gummy Bears. If you love German cars - especially classic VW's - you'll love the lunch kits, t-shirts, desk organizers and more with Bus and Beetle graphics. And Gummy Bear is totally German - invented in Bonn - and now you can enjoy not only the yummy little candies but also nightlights and keychains that look (and feel) like them.
And in the Christkindlmarkt part of our shop you'll find beautiful wooden ornaments and traditonal smokers and nut crackers.
Hope you'll come visit us at the German Pavilion and that you will take the time to visit many of the fabulous Pavilions in Folklorama47.