You are invited to take part in the 52nd annual Winterfest. Every high school German program is invited and we invite eighth graders to enter all Level I contests at Winterfest and to compete at the State contest
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Winterfest Contest History


The Winterfest began in the fall of 1972, followed by Sprachfest in 1976 and Houstonfest in 1980. As a culmination of the organization of area or regional contests, the Texas State German Contest was first held in the Spring of 1982 at Crockett High School in Austin.
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Winterfest Committee
The Steering Committee for Winterfest contest meets annually to evaluate recommendations for changes that affect both the regional and the state level contests.
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Regional Events


Tentative date is in October 2024 in McKinney, TX  details to be posted in late July/August

**Winterfest 2025**  

Saturday, Feb. 8, 2025 

  • Events begin at 10:00 am
  • Judges breakfast begins at 8:00 am
  • Judges meeting at 9:00 am

Ben Barber Innovation Academy
1120 W. Debbie Lane
Mansfield, TX 76063

Site Director: Candice Hoenig

Jan. 10, 2025 @ 11:59 pm Online registration (early-bird deadline)

Jan. 17, 2025 @ 11:59 pm Online registration due (regular deadline)

Jan. 24, 2025 @ 9:00 am Digital Event submissions due

Registrations received after 11:59 pm on January 17, 2025 will be considered late and incur the late registration cost.  Additionally, access to group events may be limited, if needed due to judging availability.  

State Events

**Texas State German Contest**

March 1, 2025

Texas State – San Marcos

pending Online registration due (early-bird deadline)

pending Online registration due (regular deadline)

pending Digital Event submissions due

pending Mary El-Beheri Memorial Scholarship applications due

Mar. 12, 2024 Gail Cope Scholarship applications due

Apr. 30, 2024  Teacher Grant applications due

Contact Us

Winterfest Director
Dee Molnar

Winterfest Mailing Address
Winterfest German Contest
1806 Newcastle Dr. Mansfield, TX 76063

Texas State German Contest Director
Jennifer Christianson

TSGC Mailing Address
Texas State German Contests, Inc.
PO Box 2043
Boerne, TX 78006

State Onsite Directors
Dr. Ewa Siwak & Dr. Valentina Glajar
Dept. of Modern Languages
601 University Drive
San Marcos, TX 78666