The Wurst is Yet to Come: Your Wurstfest Guide

Dated: October 18 2023

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Welcome to the heart of Texas' rich German heritage, where a festival combines the best of both worlds: culture and cuisine. Wurstfest in New Braunfels is a celebration of sausages, schnitzels, and so much more. In this guide, we'll walk you through the mouthwatering food options that await you and the top attractions and events that make this festival a must-visit. Plus, we'll highlight the free days and live music performances to ensure you get the most out of your Wurstfest experience.

Savor the Flavors: Food Delights at Wurstfest

Wurstfest is a food lover's paradise, and it all begins with the culinary offerings:

1. Sausage Varieties:

  • Spicy Jalapeño Sausage: A zesty kick for your taste buds.
  • Classic Bratwurst: A timeless favorite with the perfect blend of spices.
  • Smoked Sausage: Rich, smoky flavor that's hard to resist.

2. Schnitzel:

  • A crispy, tender cutlet that's a hallmark of authentic German cuisine.

3. Pretzels:

  • Giant, soft, and warm - the perfect snack, especially when paired with Bavarian-style mustard.

4. Strudel:

  • Apple, cherry, and cheese strudels with flaky pastry and delectable fillings.

5. Black Forest Cake:

  • A chocolate lover's dream with layers of sponge cake, cherries, and whipped cream.

6. Sauerkraut and Red Cabbage:

  • Traditional sides that complement your meal perfectly.

7. Potato Pancakes:

  • Crispy outside, tender inside, served with applesauce or sour cream.

8. Döner Kebabs:

  • A fusion of German and Turkish flavors, featuring sliced meat and fresh veggies.

9. Curly Fries:

  • Classic festival fare seasoned to perfection.

10. Pork Chop on a Stick:

  • A juicy and perfectly grilled pork chop, a convenient and delicious option.

Attractions and Events:


Wurstfest offers an array of attractions and events to keep you entertained throughout your visit. Here are the top highlights:

1. The Opening Ceremony:

Nov. 3rd- 5:30-6:00 PM

  • Kick off your Wurstfest experience with the lively and colorful opening ceremony that sets the festive tone.

2. Wurstfest Craft Market:

  • Shop for unique gifts and souvenirs, including handcrafted jewelry and traditional German products.

3. Carnival Rides and Games:

  • Family-friendly fun with thrilling rides and games suitable for all ages.

4. Wurstfest's Family Day:

  • A designated day for families, offering kid-friendly activities, games, and entertainment.

5. Arts and Crafts:

  • Explore arts and crafts vendors offering a wide range of handmade goods and unique artworks.

6. Contest and Competitions:

  • Get into the spirit of friendly competition by participating in or watching contests like beer stein-holding and sausage-eating challenges.

Free Days and Live Music:

Wurstfest even has something for those looking to enjoy the festival on a budget. Check out the free days, and don't miss the live music events:

Free Days:

  • Keep an eye out for designated free admission days, which offer an affordable way to experience the festival's atmosphere and culinary delights.

Live Music:

  • Wurstfest is known for its fantastic live music lineup. Enjoy a diverse range of musical performances, from traditional Polka bands to contemporary hits, ensuring there's something for everyone.

Pro-Tip: Drink, don't drive

WURST WAGEN: The wurst way to visit the festival! Shuttle service from area Park & Ride, local accommodations or for group pick-up from private locations.
Phone: 830-629-9999
Email: wurstwagen@rockinr.com.

Wurstfest in New Braunfels is a true celebration of German culture and culinary excellence. With a wide variety of delectable dishes, family-friendly activities, and live entertainment, this festival promises an unforgettable experience for visitors of all ages. Make sure to check the festival's schedule, as it typically runs for around 10 days in late October and early November. Bring your appetite, your dancing shoes, and your sense of adventure, and get ready to immerse yourself in the vibrant spirit of Wurstfest!

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Kailee Fulton

Hi! My name is Kailee Fulton and I am your Realtor and local guide for all things New Braunfels, Canyon Lake, and the surrounding areas. I grew up in the Spring Branch/Canyon Lake area and have extens....

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