Wurstfest

Ryan Loyd / Texas Public Radio

The annual Wurstfest celebration in New Braunfels offers a variety of food, fun, and entertainment, from families with German ancestry, to those who just pretend to be German for a day.

Katy Walterscheidt celebrates her husband’s German heritage.

“I come almost every year,” said Walterscheidt. “I’m married to a German, and so we love to celebrate Germans.”

The 10-day “Salute to Sausage” has become a cultural phenomenon. It began 51 years ago as Sausage Festival, but later morphed into what is now known as Wurstfest.