6 Tips for Getting the Most out of Wurstfest in New Braunfels, Texas
“Sprechen sie fun?” If you’re not familiar with Wurstfest, it is an epic German Festival in New Braunfels, Texas and absolutely worth a visit. This 10 day extravaganza has a Texas meets Munich Oktoberfest vibe and below are the 6 steps to getting the most out of your experience in New Braunfels!
1 | Location, location, location: The Wurstfest is located near the headwaters of the beautiful Comal River in New Braunfels, Texas! Note the weather when you're going to the fest so you can pack accordingly... need an umbrella, sunscreen, and fan maybe? And even in Texas, those evenings can get cool.
2 | Weekends vs Weekdays: The energy of Wurstfest on the weekends is contagious and loads of fun. However, if you prefer a less crowded feel, little more low key atmosphere with just as much Gemütlichkeit... then the weekdays are for you. Keep in mind Thursdays is "Thirsty Thursday", so the festival will most likely be packed with college students. If you are looking to take part in a Masskrugstemmen or Stein holding competition, check the schedule on the Wurstfest website to see when they take place.
3 | Dress the Part: "Everything is better in a Dirndl, especially Wurstfest!" That's what one of our customers and regular at Wurstfest, Jennifer said... and we have to agree. You'll want to get out your dirndl, best hot weather dirndl blouse and pretzel jewelry! Guys... dust off those Lederhosen, gingham shirts and vests.
4 | Try new foods: Wurstfest is home to a variety of delicious foods including the popular Pork Wings! Lots of tasty foods served on sticks. From German classics to fun variations on festival foods, hope you're ready to proclaim, YUMO!
5 | Enjoy the German beers responsibly: German beer is 3 things: delicious, easy to drink, and strong. As I heard an expert on German culture once say, "Tis Cherman Beer is ze equivalent of 45 Bud Lites". Stay hydrated in that Texas sunshine and make sure you have a responsible way of getting home. Also note that on a busy day... keep an eye our for the multiple pitcher/cup stacking attempts that occur throughout the day and night. It takes real skill to master an 8-10 foot tower!
6 | Polka like no one's watching: This epic festival is packed with great bands like The Alex Meixner Band, Die Schlauberger, and much more. You don't need to be the polka master of the world to have a good time. Just get out on the dance floor and have fun. You'll hear both German hits, Oktoberfest favorites and American classics!
One of our favorite things to do at Wurstfest is hop on the Ferris wheel for an awesome birds-eye view of the entire venue. If you are interested in a little competition, sign up for the stein holding contest. This is no longer just a guys thing… they have a beer stein holding contest for us ladies too! Another unique and fun “event” is to take part in the multiple pitcher/cup stacking attempts that occur throughout the day and night. It takes real skill to master an 8-10 foot tower! Walking into the ginormous dance hall you can see the Germany colors line the ceiling with giant streamers of gold, red and black and an entire hall filled with folks full of Gemütlichkeit." - Jessica and Jennifer Taylor
Tasha Blythin is a New Braunfels resident, Wurstfest regular & Rare Dirndl lover!
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