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Kinderfest Tickets Are Now Available

Posted August 12th, 2019 · Fest

Kinderfest 2019

Sunday, September 15, 12pm to 6pm

Kinderfest is a great event for the entire family. In addition to all the fun, food, drink, live music, and dancing of Oktoberfest, there are games, dances, and other activities especially for our younger members and guests. Featured dancers in traditional dress perform Schuhplattler and other dances popular in Bavaria and Austria. Add to that a menu of authentic German/Austrian foods, and of course, excellent imported and domestic beers and other drinks, and you have a fun-filled day that is sehr gemütlich for all ages.

Festivals are held at our beautiful Mt. Tamalpais alpine lodge, built by members over 100 years ago, and decorated with Bäuerlicher Malerei. The lodge is situated in the redwoods just above Muir Woods National Monument, and has wonderful views of the California Coast Ranges and surrounding area.

Don't forget to wear your Lederhosen, Dirndl, Tirolerhut, or other Tracht (traditional attire) to join in the spirit of the Fest!

What You Need to Know for Kinderfest

  • Tickets are $25 (plus online processing fee) for adult guests 18 and over. Ticket price includes one commemorative pint drink vessel or one drink voucher for those who bring the commemorative Tourist Club vessel they received at Sommerfest.
  • Children under 18 are no charge and don't require a ticket.
  • All admission tickets are sold online in advance of the fest. There will be no general admission tickets for sale at the gate. Please be certain about your plans when you purchase tickets as there are no refunds.
  • Please read our Directions page about getting to Kinderfest.
  • It is the responsibility of every guest to the Tourist Club to be familiar with and to abide by our Guest Rules, which include no outside food or alcohol at the fest, no dogs allowed, and no driving on the club's access road.
  • Guests are encouraged to bring personal water containers as we will no longer provide disposable drinkware.
  • Please visit Festivals for more information.

Wir freuen uns auf Ihren Besuch am Kinderfest!

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Our Commitment to Reducing Waste

The Nature Friends Tourist Club has made a commitment to reducing its plastic and paper waste. Consequently,

  • We will not be providing plastic cups for beverages at Kinderfest. A commemorative and reusable pint drink vessel is included in the cost of Kinderfest admission.
  • We will no longer provide disposable cups at the water stations. We encourage all guests to bring and use non-glass personal water containers.



Guest Days August 24 & 25

Posted August 12th, 2019 · Guest Event

Guest Days at the Tourist Club
Saturday, August 24 & Sunday, August 25

Advance Ticket Required

On occasional weekends each year, we open our one-hundred-year-old alpine lodge to guests so they can share in the beautiful mountain setting, the redwoods, and the stunning views of the Pacific Coast Range and Mt. Tamalpais. The Tourist Club is the perfect place to spend some time after a hike with friends enjoying a German beer, good conversation, and Gemütlichkeit.

We offer beer, wine, non-alcoholic drinks, and light snacks for sale to guests. Guests may bring a picnic to enjoy, but we ask that everyone pack out their own trash. No outside alcohol is allowed, no dogs are permitted, and no groups larger than 7 persons. See our Guest Rules.

We have an extensive collection of board and card games for all ages, with some tables and benches available.

Advance admission ticket is required separately for Saturday and Sunday

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  • Our hours are 12pm to 5pm on Saturday and Sunday.
  • We do not accept credit cards, debit cards, electronic transfers, or checks for purchases at the Tourist Club on the day of the event.
  • Our lodge is in the woods and requires a minimum of a half mile hike to reach it.
  • No outside alcohol allowed.
  • Please share rides, as parking is very limited near our lodge. See Directions for details.
  • It is the responsibility of every guest to the Tourist Club to be familiar with and to abide by our Guest Rules.
  • The guest day goes on, rain or shine.
  • For information on food and drink and other details, see our web page Guest Days.

Guest Day Tickets

  • The advance admission is $5.00 for each day (separate ticket required per day) for adults 18 years and older. Under 18 are welcome and there's no charge or ticket required.
  • Advance admission purchase is required. We don't sell any tickets at the gate.
  • Be certain to choose the correct date for your tickets. Your admission is good only for the date you selected at purchase. They cannot be exchanged for a different date after your purchase. You cannot use a Saturday admission for Sunday, or vice versa.
  • You don't need a ticket purchase receipt; we have your name on the guest list. Check in at the gate with a photo ID when you arrive. See your ticket purchase order confirmation email for information on allowing someone else to use your tickets.
  • All ticket sales are final. Keine Rückerstattung — No refunds.

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