Celebrate Wurstfest 2018

November 2, 2018    By: kkoval


The BIGGEST and best ten days in sausage history starts this week at Wurstfest 2018. This 10-day festival takes place just a short drive north of San Antonio in New Braunfels’ beautiful Landa Park near the banks of the Comal River. Starting today, Friday, November 2 and going through until, Sunday, November 11, visitors to this exciting local event will enjoy a fun-filled celebration of sausage and German culture.


The Wursfest New Braunfels festival has had unique and long history. It started as the Sausage Festival in 1961, created by the local city meat inspector, Ed Grist and drew a crowd of 2,000 visitors to sample the delectable sausages.  A few years later the event became a week-long celebration known as Wurst Week and soon after was dubbed Wursfest. Since 1967 the event has been held at Landa Park with the Wurstfest Grounds tripling in size in 1978 and continuing to grow to this day. This year marks the 58th anniversary of the festival.


You’re sure to find something fun for everyone at Wurstfest 2018! Every day is full of exciting events and ways to immerse yourself in German culture as well as sample your favorite sausage. You can try a variety of delicious food, listen to live music, watch and learn some traditional German dances, visit the exciting carnival rides and games, sip German, Texan and domestic beer, and see some of the finest in Alpine and Bavarian style entertainment.  Plus, there are tons of local events taking place across the city, including the Wurstfest Regatta on Canyon Lake, “WurstBusters” performed by the Circle Arts Theatre, ARToberfest and more! Take a look at this year’s schedule of events and local events to plan your trip from Wurstfest to San Antonio. 

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