The Groundhog Lodges and Versammlinge of Pennsylvania

Schedule of Lodges

The Groundhog Lodges are fraternal meetings held in eastern and southeastern Pennsylvania in the winter and spring to celebrate the culture and language of the Pennsylvania Dutch.  There are currently 16 active lodges in Berks, Bucks, Carbon, Lebanon, Lehigh, Monroe, Montgomery, and Schuylkill Counties.  Some of them are conducted entirely in Pennsylvania Dutch.  Some include English.  Each has its own unique character, but each includes a dinner, music, and speakers (generally comedic).  Some include skits.

The schedule for the lodges for 2018 is below.  The official names of the lodges are in bold followed by translations of the names.  The locations and dates of the lodges are listed in italics.

 

Nummer Eens an der Lechaa (Number 1 on the Lehigh) – Schnecksville Fire Company, Schnecksville, PA, February 1, 2019.  Click here for information on getting tickets.

Nummer Zwee an der Schibbach (Number 2 on the Skippack) – Defunct.

Nummer Drei anTemple University (Number 3 at Temple University) – Defunct.

Nummer Viere an der Doheck (Number 4 on the Tohickon) – Benner Memorial Hall, Quakertown, PA, January 24, 2019.  Click here for information on getting tickets.

Nummer Fimfe an der Schwador im Beind Busch (Number 5 on the Swatara in Pine Grove) – Defunct.

Nummer Sexe an der Pohopoco (Number 6 on the Pohopoco) – Polk Township Volunteer Fire Company, Kresgeville, PA, February 22, 2019.  Click here for information on getting tickets.

Nummer Siwwe Gschwischich der Bariome un der Magowi (Number 7 Between the Perkiomen and the Macoby) – East Greenville Fire Company, East Greenville, PA, April 18, 2019.  Click here for information on getting tickets.

Nummer Achde an der Lizzard Grick (Number 8 on the Lizard Creek) – East Penn Social Hall, Ashfield, PA, April 26, 2019.  Click here for information on getting tickets.

Nummer Neine an der Dief Runn (Number 9 on the Deep Run) – Dublin Fire Company, Dublin, PA, January 28, 2019.  Click here for information on getting tickets.

Nummer Zehe an der Breetkeppiche Grick (Number 10 on the Broadhead Creek) – Polk Township Volunteer Fire Company, Kresgeville, PA, April 5, 2019.  Click here for information on getting tickets.

Nummer Elfe an der Feierlein (Number 11 on the Fireline) – East Penn Social Hall, Ashfield, PA, February 8, 2019.  Click here for information on getting tickets.

Nummer Zwelfe am Dulpehocke Paad (Number 12 on the Tulpehocken Path) – Mount Aetna Rescue Fire Company, Mount Aetna, PA, May 10, 2019.  Click here for information on getting tickets.

Nummer Dreizeh an der Insche Grick (Number 13 on the Indian Creek) – East Greenville Fire Company, East Greenville, PA, March 29, 2019.  Click here for information on getting tickets.

Nummer Varzeh an der Saakna Grick (Number 14 on the Saucon Creek) – East Greenville Fire Company, East Greenville, PA, March 21, 2019.  Click here for information on getting tickets.

Nummer Fuffzeh vun Barricks Kaundi (Number 15 of Berks County) – Kutztown Fire Company, Kutztown, PA, January 30, 2019.  Click here for information on getting tickets.

Nummer Sechzeh am Yahden (Number 16 on the Jordan) – Jordan Lutheran Church Family Center, Orfield, PA, March 1, 2019.  Click here for information on getting tickets.

Nummer Siwwezeh am Union Kanaal (Number 17 on the Union Canal) – Mount Aetna Rescue Fire Company, Mount Aetna, PA, January 18, 2019.  Click here for information on getting tickets.

Nummer Achtzeh an der Gross Forelle Grick (Number 18 on the Big Trout Creek) – Slatedale (Citizen's) Fire Co., Slatedale, PA, March 8, 2019.  Click here for information on getting tickets.