"Bier Time" New Braunfels, 2016
Photo info: FUJIFILM X100T, 23mm, f/5.6, 1/35 sec, ISO6400
“Bier Time” New Braunfels, 2016


Today was a fun day because we went with some friends to “Wurstfest” in New Braunfels for the evening. Wurstfest is a German festival where the main activities are drinking beer, eating German food, and listening to traditional German and German-inspired music.

The weather for the one-hour drive was terrible, with heavy rain ☔ and a bit of traffic but once we arrived to the festival, the rain let up and eventually went away and we had a wonderful evening. I think it worked out perfectly because there wasn’t a huge crowd, especially at the beer and food lines. For instance, the potato pancake line is often over half an hour wait, but last night it was just a couple of minutes. Also I am guessing Sunday is not their busiest day since there is a BOGO admission ticket for Sunday through Wednesday. At any rate, it was a great day to go to Wurstfest.

"Marketplace" New Braunfels, 2016
Photo info: FUJIFILM X100T, 23mm, f/4.5, 1/280 sec, ISO12800
“Marketplace” New Braunfels, 2016

For food, we tried a few different things including sausage, sauerkraut, & pita sandwich; potato pancakes with applesauce; funnel cake; and fried pickles. It was all pretty tasty, but I’m sure my arteries weren’t liking any of it. Then of course there was plenty of beer to be had 🍻. Since I was driving, I only had a little bit, but that was good because we did save a bit of money. 😝

"Ferris Wheel" New Braunfels, 2016
Photo info: FUJIFILM X100T, 23mm, f/6.4, 1/70 sec, ISO12800
“Ferris Wheel” New Braunfels, 2016

For entertainment, Wurstfest features lots of live music, mainly polka bands, and we watched a band called Yodelblitz who were really funny. And there was quite a bit of Chicken Dance going on during the festival! 🐔

Wurstfest takes place every year and it’s definitely worth your while to go see what it’s all about at least once, especially if you live in Central Texas. Just be sure to bring an empty stomach and a full wallet!

Have a great evening!


– B Barron Fujimoto

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