Annual New Bremen Firemen’s Picnic

July 21-22, 2023

The annual New Bremen Firemen’s Picnic is the longest-running picnic in Auglaize County. It began in 1921 and is held every year on the fourth Saturday of July. This year’s event will be held on July 21st and 22nd. The Firemen’s Memorial 5k Run/Walk will be on Friday night the 21st. Residents and community friends alike come together at the Crown Pavilion in New Bremen to enjoy a festive day of fun and food. We invite you and your family to join us as we have activities, food, fun and so much more for all ages.

Last year, during our 100th Celebration the community support that everyone gave to the department was amazing and we can’t thank you enough for sharing in our celebration. The annual Fireman’s Picnic this year will return to our normal Firemen’s Memorial 5K on Friday night with all of our activities beginning at noon on Saturday. We have a great lineup for the entire family scheduled on Saturday including our Kids Waterball, live music, demonstrations, and more. We hope that you will join us for the 5K, Fun Run, and Gear Challenge on Friday, July 21st, and all the Picnic festivities on Saturday, July 22nd  to help us celebrate the 102nd Annual Firemen’s Picnic.

If you have any additional questions, please email us.

2023 Firemen’s Picnic Schedule of Events

Friday, July 21st
3:00 PM - Picnic opens; beverage stands open
5:00 PM - Food stand opens
6:30 PM - Firemen’s Memorial 5K/Fun Run Registration
7:30 PM - Firemen’s Memorial Fun Run & Gear Challenge
8:00 PM - 5K Begins
8:30 PM - Live music by Monroe Country

Saturday, July 22nd
12:00 PM - Picnic opens; food and beverage stands open
12:30 PM - Kids' Waterball Tournament Sign-up
1:00 PM - Kids Waterball Challenge
3:30 PM - Waterball Challenge - New Bremen Football vs Volleyball
3:30 PM - 7:30 PM - Pony rides
4:30 PM - Fire Department Waterball Challenge Challenge
5:00 PM - Live Music by Jay and Julia Riethman
5:00 PM - Fire Department Waterball Tournament Begins
5:30 - 9:30 PM - Kids' games open
9:00 PM - Live Music by Bubs and Munch
11:00 PM - NBFD Raffle Drawings
12:30 AM - Picnic Closes

Purchase Extra Raffle Tickets

Our annual raffle is a major fundraiser for the fire department – and it gives you the chance to win some great prizes! Each extra raffle ticket is $5 per entry.

Entries will be accepted until 10:55 PM on Saturday, July 23, and the drawing will take place promptly at 11:00 PM. Fill out the form below to reserve additional tickets. All tickets will be mailed to your address. After purchasing raffle tickets, a confirmation email will be sent to the email you provided.

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Make a Donation

Your support makes it possible for us to purchase the necessary equipment and fund training opportunities. If you would like to make a tax-deductible contribution to the New Bremen Fire Foundation, click the link below.