The German Family Society was founded in 1955 at St. Bernard’s Catholic church by Danubeswabian (Folk-German), German and Austrian immigrants. In the 1960’s, we moved to the German American Club in Akron, then in 1973 to Donau Park in Brimfield Twp. We are a non-profit, private and social organization whose charter is to promote our culture and pass down our ethnic heritage and family values to future generations. Our entire facility is maintained by members. We have approximately 12-15 major functions each year, including indoor dances, sponsored Concert-Dances and our best-known events - the 2-day “Old European Days-Pig Roast & Bierfest” held every year on the last weekend of June, and our 3-day “Oktoberfest”, called by local TV as the best, most original and traditional Oktoberfest in the state of Ohio.