When: Fri., Nov. 4, 4-11:30 p.m., Saturdays, 11-12 a.m., Sundays, 11 a.m.-9:30 p.m., Mondays-Wednesdays, 5-9:30 p.m. and Thursdays, Fridays, 5-11:30 p.m. Continues through Nov. 13 2016
Back in 1963, the good people of New Braunfels decided to celebrate their deep German roots with a little celebration they dubbed Wurst Week. But the city’s love for all things Deutsch couldn’t be satisfied with a mere week. By 1967, the festival, now Wurstfest, moved down the way to Wursthalle in Landa Park, then grew to 10 days the next year. Since then, the festivities have only grown to keep up with demand — more entertainment, a bigger footprint, room for the kiddos, transport to and from festival grounds, the addition of craft beer. Now in its 53rd year, Wurstfest keeps drawing crowds and national attention from Travel Channel, Fox News and then some. This year’s celebration begins Friday, November 4 with live music scheduled across five stages and continues through November 13 with more than 40 national and international music acts, polka contests, a carnival, huge celebration of Bavarian cuisine, clothing and food vendors, and oodles pitchers of ice-cold German and craft wares to imbibe (don’t forget your stein). Dirndls and lederhosen are strongly encouraged.
Price: $8-$10 (free for kids under 12)