Don’t miss out on one of the best New Braunfels events of the year while staying at New Braunfels Escapes— Wurstfest. The 10-day “Salute to Sausage” event celebrates the old world German culture and annually draws in over 100,000 visitors. If you open your phone and search “events near me,” while on your Texas vacations, Wurstfest in New Braunfels, TX, will be at the top of the list! So put on your alpine hats and lederhosen and get ready for one of the best New Braunfels events of the year. What’s the wurst that could happen?
What to Expect
While there are many fun things to do in New Braunfels during your stay, Wurstfest brings quite the list of options to keep you busy. You’ll find authentic German eats, Bavarian-style entertainment, German brews, and Texas crafts, carnival rides, games, and many other Deutschland themed activities! Since Wurstfest is one of the most popular attractions in New Braunfels, parking can be a bit of a cluster. Arrive early or plan for transportation to avoid a long trek on your Texas vacations.
Entertainment and Music
You’ll find five separate venues on the Wurstfest grounds at Landa Park, and each features different traditional German entertainment. Listen to accordion players, polka, oompah music, and of course; there’s yodeling! After a few local Texas crafts or steins filled with German beer, you’ll be dancing right along with the music. One of the most exciting New Braunfels events that happen at Wurstfest is Masskrugstemmen, a traditional Bavarian endurance and strength contest. Contestants hold a stein filled with beer, approximately 5 lbs, straight out with an extended arm. The contestant that holds their beer the longest wins! Prost!
Ich Habe Hunger
You may hear the locals around New Braunfels referring to Wurstfest as the “Ten-Day Salute to Sausage,” which means there’s never a shortage of sausage! You’ll find sauerkraut, wurst kabobs, apple strudel, schnitzel, Bavarian pretzels, and even sausage-on-a-stick. What makes this one of the best New Braunfels events is that there are so many different types of delicious German fare to try, so eat often but save room to try a variety!
Escape to Texas Hill Country
Buy your tickets online or at the festival gates; either way don’t miss out on Wurstfest, one of the best New Braunfels events in November! Many of our homes are centrally located around Landa Park, close to all the action of Wurstfest. Check out our New Braunfels rentals to see what’s best for your Texas vacations. Escape to tranquility in the Texas Hill Country and spend time exploring caves, winery hopping, antique shopping, and many other attractions in New Braunfels! Please visit the accommodations page to learn more or to book your reservation.