Frequently Asked Questions

What happens to the money I spend at The Ferdinand Heimatfest?

The Ferdinand Heimatfest is registered as a 501(c)(3). The bulk of the money raised during Heimatfest Weekend is donated to the Ferdinand Community Endowment. Additionally we always make a donation the Dubois County Community Foundation’s General Fund for their board to administer effectively for the betterment of all of Dubois County. Our Mission is: Enable Ferdinand to Prosper by Helping Dubois County Grow. Ferdinand cannot go it alone, we need our neighbors to thrive as well. 

We also make various donations to local community betterment projects and local not-for-profits that assist with set-up, operations, and tear down of the Heimatfest. 

I am from out of town, where can I stay?

There are two hotels in Ferdinand and many additional hotels only 15 minutes away in Jasper or Dale. 

Follow this link for a listing of available hotels and bed and breakfasts on Visit Dubois County’s website.

I am visiting for a few days, what else can I do while in the area?

We are glad you asked. There is much to do for all ages here in in Dubois County. Check out the options here!

I am thinking about relocating to Dubois County. How do I find a job or place to live?

We love this question. One of our primary goals is to showcase the progress and great employers of Ferdinand and Dubois County to former residents and all visitors alike. We welcome new neighbors to our great communities and look forward to anyone relocating here for work, the great schools, and tight-nit communicant support. A great place to start making this move a reality is to check out our Sponsors Page to get an idea of the great community partners our town and county have. Click on any of them to be routed to their websites and learn about who they are and what they offer. 

Another great resource to learn about employment opportunities. housing options, and what Dubois County has to offer is Dubois Strong. You can learn more and access their resources here.

Where should I park?

There are a few different places to park. Signage directing traffic will be posted. The options are:

  1. Enter 18th Street Park via 18th Street and park at the softball field, basketball court, or around the loop.
  2. Enter the park from 20th street. There is a large grass area and an entrance to it from 20th Street which borders the 18th Street Park’s North side.
  3. Park at the Tri-County YMCA or Ferdinand Branch Library. Both parking lots can be accessed by turning East on 16th Street from Main Street. Both Parking lots border 18th Street Park’s West side.
  4. Forest Park Jr./Sr. High School Parking lot. This is accessed by turning East onto 15th Street. This parking lot borders 18th Street Park’s South side.
  5. There will be accessible parking at the Ferdinand Community Center

There are paved walking paths that take your directly to the heart of the fest no matter where you park.

Will you be accepting electronic payment?

Yes, we use Venmo as a source of payment. 

Is the Entertainment Free?


How can I ensure I have great experience?

Firstly, please drink responsibly. Beyond that, sign up for some events, dress appropriately for the weather, and buy a koozie from the NASCAR Club to keep your drink cold. 

How can I make friends?

If you want to make new friends (we encourage you to meet your neighbors) buy a stranger a beer! There is no faster way to start a conversation and earn someone’s trust. 

Is Haubstadt, IN really the Busch Light Capital of the World?

Nope, they just claim the title. Our committee believes we just might drink more Busch Light up in our neck of the woods. 


We are so thankful to have a supportive community ready and willing to step up and volunteer time and donate resources to make the Ferdinand Heimatfest possible each year!


The annual Ferdinand Heimatfest will be bringing the community together with the best food, drinks, activities, and entertainment on June 21-22, 2024

The Ferdinand Heimatfest's Mission is to enable Ferdinand, Indiana to prosper by helping Dubois County grow. Each year we take the money raised through Heimatfest and donate that money to the Ferdinand Community Endowment and the Dubois County Community Foundation.


Questions? Send us a message here and a member of our committee will get back to you as soon as possible.

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