The Groundhog Lodges and Versammlinge of Pennsylvania

Schedule of Versammlinge

The Versammlinge are social meetings held in eastern and southeastern Pennsylvania throughout the year to celebrate the culture and language of the Pennsylvania Dutch.  They each include a meal and entertainment, e.g., skits, speeches, etc.

Unlike the Groundhog Lodges, which are fraternal meetings, the general Versammlinge are open to all.  Listed below are most of the Versammlinge in existence, although new ones are occasionally created and smaller ones are hard to find.

The schedule for the Versammlinge for 2019 is below.  The official names of the Versammlinge are in bold followed by translations of the names (where relevant).  The locations and dates of the Versammlinge are listed in italics.

Pennsylvania German Zammelaaf (Pennsylvania German Social Gathering) – Trainer's Midway Diner, Bethel, PA, March 16, 2019. Click here for information on this free event.

Barricks Kaundi Versammling (Berks County Assembly) – Leesport Auction Hall, Leesport, PA, April 22, 2019. Click here for information on getting tickets.

Unner Mahanoy un Nochberschaft Versammling (Lower Mahanoy and Neighborhood Assembly) – Wiconisco Fire Company, Wiconisco, PA, April 26, 2019. Click here for information on getting tickets.

Die Weibsleit Grundsau Lodsch vun der Bariomedaal (The Women’s Groundhog Lodge of the Perkiomen Valley) – East Greenville Fire Company, East Greenville, PA, April 26, 2019. Click here for information on getting tickets.

Die Pennsylfaanish Deitsch Zammelaaf (The Pennsylvania Dutch Social Gathering) – Virginville Grange, Virginville, PA, May 4, 2019. Click here for information on getting tickets.

Pennsylfaanisch Deitsch Versammling vun West Barricks Kaundi (Pennsylvania Dutch Assembly of West Berks County) – St. Paul's UCC, Robesonia, PA, October 5, 2019. Click here for information on getting tickets.

Oley Daal Versammling (Oley Valley Assembly) –Oley Fair Centre, Oley, PA, November 10, 2019. Click here for information on getting tickets.