On the weekend before the last wednesday in august, known in the country as "schutzenmittwoch" (guardian wednesday), kirchweih is once again celebrated in mainbernheim. This is concentrated for six days around the guardian’s house and the city wall. There, the royally privileged guardianship society of mainbernheim and the needs association "banamer baren" invite from friday, 23., until wednesday, 28. August again for festivities with music and a rich culinary offer.
The new space concept tried out last year has been retained: socializing is once again taking place in the schutzen beer garden to the left of the schutzenhaus and also in the spacious moat to the right of it, right next to the town wall. The beer garden now extends to the land under the coarse lime tree next to the firehouse. Thus, the hustle and bustle remains concentrated in one place from friday to tuesday, only on wednesday tables and benches are set up along the city wall all the way to the gymnasium, when hundreds of mainbernheimers gather for the "national holiday" meet and the protectors proclaim their sovereigns. The "genieberwerk" from kolitzheim is once again providing a wide range of food, including roasts, schnitzel, crisp salads and french bread.
At the start of the church fair on the 23rd. August from 6 p.M. Kirchweih pepper and other traditional dishes. On saturday, 24. August, there will be handmade table music from 6 p.M. With a triple: on the one hand, the duo "T+T" will play pop and pop songs, going from table to table. On the other hand "quetschenmannle" gerhard werthmann from rettersbach near karlstadt comes with his schifferklavier and a french funny sing-along program. In addition, the kirchweih is opened with the traditional tapping of festive beer. There is also a specially brewed festmarzen from the new brewery opened last year, limited to 200 liters.
From 18.30 to 22 o’clock the burgerschieben takes place in the schutzenhaus. The next day the burgers of 10.30 to 12 h and from 13 to 21 h.30 o’clock once again a chance to take your shot.
On kirchweih sunday, hermann gropp and his musicians will once again play folk tunes at the early pint from 10 a.M. Onwards, before going on to the lunch table. From 18 o’clock donny vox performs. On monday and tuesday there will be a church fair with coffee and cake from 3 p.M. Onwards, and dinner from 6 p.M. Onwards. And at schutzen wednesday, after the move, which will take place from 13.30 p.M. Through the old town, in the moat all together, when first the old altmannshauser and then the "three-man-band" play and after the proclamation of the guardian sovereigns it goes on solemnly until the late evening hours.
On all church days except tuesday, the fairground is open with carousel, bumper cars and booths. The local gastronomy has plenty of delicacies for its guests, including the classic "hasenpfeffer" on offer.
Two services will also be held for the eponymous "kirchweih" (consecration) in the st. St. John’s day celebrations: regular on sunday, 25. August, at 9.30 o’clock and then again the next day at the same time with supper.