Just up the road on I-35 lies a quaint Texas town steeped in German tradition. Every November, New Braunfels celebrates one of the biggest German parties of the year: Wurstfest.
It all started in 1961 when the mayor of New Braunfels organized a one-day event for the community to come together and enjoy delicious local foods. Now, it has grown to a week-long meat extravaganza. “It’s the best 10 days of sausage history”, according to the Wurstfest website.Dance to time-honored Alpine and Bavarian style entertainment. Sip on German, Texas and domestic beers. Eat, drink, and be German!
Although the festival kicked off last Friday, you still have plenty of time to join in on the action. The party continues from now until November 10. Dirndls, lederhosen and silly hats are encouraged attire. For a complete list of weekly events, click here.
Wurstfest is a non-profit organization designed to promote local commerce and preserve the community’s heritage. Proceeds from the event are put towards community projects.