(For a chance to win a set of VIP tickets or a $50 gift card please submit a comment at the bottom of this post!)

Guess who’s turning 15 next month? I bet most of you have already heard it, but it’s Sanford’s most famous restaurant, Hollerbach’s Willow Tree Cafe!! And I am sure you all know that Hollerbach’s knows how to throw a party! Well, exactly that is happening on Monday, August 1st, which marks the exact day Hollerbach opened its doors 15 years ago! Come join the Hollerbach family, Theo, Linda and Christina as they celebrate this special event! Click here to read an amazing article written by Christina about what 15 Years of Willow Tree mean to her.

The event if free to attend for everyone and will include celebratory activities throughout all 3 Hollerbach businesses (Hollerbach’s Willow Tree Cafe, Magnolia Square Market and Hollerbach’s Art Haus), Magnolia Square, and even the Wayne Densch Performing Arts Center, where you will witness the world premiere of the hometown documentary, “Gemutlichkeit: Made in America”. (see teaser video below!)

Round out the day with a beer tasting at Magnolia Square Market, a wine tasting at Hollerbach’s Art Haus, music, photo ops, and schnitzel corn hole, and that’s what we call Hollerblocking!

hollerbach 15 years

Prost to 15 years of Gemutlichkeit!!

For all guests who are truly dedicated to Gemutlichkeit, you can become a VIP Guest and you will also get to enjoy unlimited food and drink in Magnolia Square, including German beer and schnapps; preferred seating at the film screening, and a Hollerbach Swag Bag, filled with commemorative goodies like shirts, pins, and mugs.

WHEN: Monday, August 1, 2016 from 6PM to 9PM
WHERE: Hollerbach’s Willow Tree Cafe – 205 East 1st Street, Sanford, FL 32771

Theo Hollerbach Sanford FLWin 2 VIP Tickets ($100 value!) to the big event on August 1, 2016

Are you ready for an unforgettable evening in Sanford? You and your guest will be able to enjoy unlimited food and drink at the 15 Year Anniversary event in Magnolia Square and much more! All you have to do is comment below why you think the Willow Tree is WUNDERBAR.

I am sure you have a lot of good reasons, let’s hear it from you 😉

PS: Second Prize is a $50 gift card to Hollerbach’s.

Winners will be notified by email and announced on July 27th so please comment by 11:59pm on July 26th. Winners must respond within 24 hours or a new drawing will be held!

And the winners are…

Brandon Otis – Congratulations, you won the 2 VIP tickets!

Patrick – Congratulations, you won the $50 gift card!

My take on this?

Das Boot at Willow Tree Cafe

Das Boot at Hollerbach’s

To think of Sanford without Hollerbach’s is virtually impossible, I am sure you would agree! I am personally so grateful for all the wonderful hours spent at Hollerbach’s Willow Tree Cafe. Ever since I first moved to Sanford from Germany over 10 years ago I have been visiting my favorite place downtown, the place that truly brings me closer to my home country.

When I hear Jimmy and Eckard play I always get a bit nostalgic, but in a good and happy way that lets my heart beat faster. Eating German fare also always lifts my spirits, hence I don’t only eat lunch or dinner at Hollerbach’s but also buy German (food) products at Magnolia Square Market. With an annual Oktoberfest, Nikolaustag, Fasching and numerous World Cup games and Euro Cup games watched on the big screen at Hollerbach’s, what else can a German girl in the US ask for? Those are all things that keep me in touch with my German culture, and those are things my kids get to experience as well and I am forever grateful for that!

I am so lucky and happy to have the best German restaurant on this side of the globe right here in my backyard! So thank you for that! Thank you for being such a big part of the reason why I call Sanford my new home. The Willow Tree is WUNDERBAR 🙂

hollerbach event schedule