Wurstfest is like Germany's Oktoberfest, but in Texas. This is my absolute favorite annual event in the entire state of Texas and you do not want to miss it!
It is the salute to sausage and beer! There are many carts/stands cooking up traditional German and Bavarian food - many varieties of fresh-grilled sausage, pork chops, herb-roasted chicken, latkes (potato pancakes) with applesauce and sour cream, all the side dishes, and even funnel cake for dessert. The food selection at the festival is huge.
But what would Oktoberfest be without beer? They have stands serving pitchers of a great selection of German beers (and some wine too). Many different styles of brews will be available from the Bavarian and Alpine regions.
Entertainment? Oh yeah, they have that too! Several bands play each night, including some flown over from Germany. Yodeling? Yep. Polka? You betcha. Chicken dance? Of course!
The festival is in New Braunfels, which is only about 45 minutes south of Austin. A quick drive for a night of fun, frolicking, and feasting you will never forget!
Given the size of the festival, we will make things easier for our gang to find each other. I will be getting there early to stake out a table for us in the "big tent" and I will have glow bracelets for everyone. As the date grows closer, I will post more details about where we will meet inside the festival.
The website with directions, schedule, entertainment, and ticket information is:
P.S. - Although this event is scheduled for 7 PM, I will be going down there early that day to beat some traffic and stake out our table in the big tent. I am probably leaving Austin around 4 PM. If anyone wants to meet there early and get a jump on the festivities, just let me know!
P.P.S. - It is a really quick and easy drive from Austin, but I realize some people may want to carpool. I will leave that to y'all to coordinate amongst yourselves.