Since 1961, a meat inspector from New Braunfels, Tx created what was then called, “Sausage Festival”, to honor the local favorite: sausage. It was then a one-day gathering where residents were to enjoy an abundance of sausage dishes from all around town. This festival grew through publicity in newspapers worldwide which attracted many visitors to attend this unique celebration, in 1963 the festival really blew up and there were events scheduled every night of Wurst Week. In the late 60’s it was moved from downtown to Wursthalle in Landa Park and then was known as Wurstfest.
The festival has become a huge staple in New Braunfels, attracting over 100,000 attendees each year. People come from all over to celebrate the German heritage, enjoy food and beer from all different kinds of vendors. People of all ages dress up and enjoy what that year has to offer. It’s a great family-friendly time. There are many attractions that you can enjoy while attending and many cool things to see. From Polka dancing and yodeling to learning the history of German culture while enjoying some great atmosphere.
Another great thing about Wurstfest is that it is a non-profit. It is intended to help local commerce and preserve the community’s heritage. It raises huge amounts of money for a wide variety of local projects. So, when you attend Wurstfest you can enjoy a cold beer, great food and leave feeling gratified, knowing that you have also helped out the community!
Prosit, und hab’ Spaß!
November 5th – 14th, 2021
120 Landa Street
New Braunfels, TX 78130
Written by: Sarah Boecker