Volksfest, a German word is literally translated as people’s festival. You can experience this festival especially during summer season. Volksfest in Germany combines with beer festival or wine festival. I already experienced a lot of this kind of fairs in any parts of Germany especially in Bavaria.
One of the Volksfest I experienced is this so-called German-American Volksfest held inside the US Army base in Hohenfels. They usually celebrate it every year but since last 2013, no festival did ever happen. I heard that the US Army is trying to cost-cut expenses, the reason why this festival did not took place.
I love watching the live bands during Volksfest. I simply love listening to their music. Sad to say, I never experience a musician playing a full size violin in any of the fairs I visited. The image you see here was taken during the German-American Volksfest in US Army Base in Hohenfels. This was the last fair that I witnessed last 2012.
If you want to experience free live bands while enjoying a mug of beer, the Volksfest is the best thing to visit when you are in Germany. It is truly and awesome thing to experience!