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Sausage Capital's Celebration of Sausage


A “Ten Day Salute to Sausage,” Wurstfest has been drawing visitors to the German-influenced Hill Country town of New Braunfels for over four decades. In the early days, when it was still known as Sausage Festival, the event drew a few thousand. Today, well over 100,000 people attend the event annually. The 2013 edition, which is set for November 1-10, is expected to be among the largest ever.

In addition to a variety of sausage dishes, there are plenty of entertainment options during Wurstfest. An arts and craft show, dance contests, live music and more are staged throughout this 10-day celebration of sausage. Although the main attractions are located on the Wurstfest Ground in Landa Park, activities are actually staged throughout New Braunfels and surrounding Comal County.

Wurstfest opens at 5 p.m. on weekdays and 11 a.m. on weekends. The festival closes at midnight on Thursdays and Fridays, 11 p.m. Sunday through Wednesday, and 1 a.m. Saturday. Admission to the Wurstfest is $8. Children under 12 are free.

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