Texas Wendish Festival
Sep 24, 2023
Wendish Fest is an annual day of celebrating Wendish history and culture with special guests, unique activities, folk life demonstrations and delicious food offering attendees an enjoyable Wendish heritage experience.
Wendish Fest kicks off with a church service at St. Paul Lutheran Church at 8:30 am. There is a Bible class and then a German service at 10:30. People usually begin to arrive at the picnic grounds around 10:00am when the exhibits and demonstrators open their booths. The museum is open from 10:00 to 3:00. A meal (Wendish noodles, sausage, sauerkraut, green beans, pickles, fresh bread, peaches, and beets) is served starting at noon. At 12:45, we hold a live auction of the winning cakes from the coffee cake competition, benefiting our scholarship program. If you just want a single dessert, you can head over to the dessert table to buy single slices of homemade coffee cake. There is music all day, but the Shiner Hobo Band will play from 1:00 to 4:00. There is a silent auction from 10:00 to 2:00 and children’s activities from 1:00 to 3:00. At 2, a snack booth opens up with lots of yummy treats. At 2:30 you can sign up for a washer pitching tournament (which starts at 3). Last, there is a cross-cut sawing demonstration at 4:45.
Giddings, TX 78942
Cost: Free to Attend, Some events & Musem have admission fees
Reocurrence: Annually 4th Sunday in September