50 years of Fiesta, German-style

Beethoven Maennorchor celebrates Fiesta


Celebrating Fiesta German-style is what Beethoven Maennerchor is all about.

Friday marked the third and final day of their Fiesta celebration and folks were ready to eat lots of brats and beer at the Biergarten. 

The Maennerchor is the oldest active singing society in Texas. 

Beethoven Maennerchor has been celebrating Fiesta for the past 50 years, and it's one of the oldest traditions in the city.

As the president would say, it's best to come early and enjoy Fiesta German style. 

"It's like a family event so you see a lot of kids running around … enjoying Fiesta," said Claus Heide, president of Beethoven Maennerchor. 

And it takes a whole lot to put this party on: 55 kegs of beer, more than 2,500 pounds of potatoes and more than 2,500 pounds of sausage. 

The event runs until midnight Friday.

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