Two years in the making: Wurstfest prepares for 60th festival after completing new facility
As area nonprofits and the Wurstfest Association prepare for the upcoming festival, Community Impact Newspaper takes a look back at the construction of the new Marktplatz building that began in late 2019.communityimpact.com
Wurstfest fan favorite Alex Meixner is performing in New Braunfels this weekend
NEW BRAUNFELS, Texas – Just because Wurstfest is canceled this year due to the coronavirus pandemic, doesn’t mean you can’t still celebrate. One of Wurstfest’s most celebrated entertainers, Alex Meixner, is going to be performing at Krause’s Biergarten & Cafe in New Braunfels Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights. VIP tables will be located under the pavilion and include two German food platters and a meet and greet with Alex Meixner. This will be first come first seated and subject to how many tables are sold,” said Krause’s Cafe officials. Krause’s Cafe is located at 148 S Castell Avenue in New Braunfels.
2020 Floresville Peanut Festival postponed, two festivals planned for next year
Floresville Another event has been postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic. The 76th Annual Peanut Festival has been moved from October to March 25 - 27. Our goal is to provide the same safe family-friendly festival experience to our community and visitors near and far, the announcement read. Wurstfest canceled for 2020 due to COVID-19More information will be released at a later date on details about the rescheduled event. Other big events canceled this year due to COVID-19 includes the Poteet Strawberry Festival, Wurstfest, Fiesta, State Fair of Texas and Oktoberfest in Fredericksburg.
State Fair of Texas announces drive-thru food event for first time in 134-year history
DALLAS You know that old adage dont mess with Texas? Well, this time it applies to our famous state fair food. For the first time in the 134-year history of the State Fair of Texas - instead of a fair theres going to be a drive-thru food event. The coronavirus pandemic has put a kibosh on tons of events this year, like Fiesta and Wurstfest just to name a few, but in lieu of the annual 24-day exhibition, the State Fair of Texas is hosting a one-of-a-kind drive-thru experience. The drive-thru is expected to take 90 minutes once you enter the gate at Fair Park in Dallas. Fletchers corny dog, a State Fair favorite, will be on the menu at all Golden Chick restaurants through October 25.
Wurstfest cancellation big blow to nonprofit groups
NEW BRAUNFELS, Texas – When New Braunfels Little League President Paul Naizer heard Wurstfest would be canceled for 2020 over concerns about the COVID-19 pandemic, he understood. With more than 200,000 attendees that come through over 10 days, the groups can raise much - even all - of the money they need to operate for the year. “But not knowing what’s going on with this pandemic, it’s really hard to see how we’re going to make money. Brit King, president of the Downtown Rotary Club of New Braunfels, said Wurstfest isn’t the biggest of its four fundraisers. The Wurstfest Association has said that fundraising plans to support the nonprofit organizations that normally work Wurstfest would be announced in the coming weeks.
Wurstfest canceled for 2020 due to COVID-19
NEW BRAUNFELS, Texas – The Wurstfest Association of New Braunfels announced on Thursday that this year’s event is canceled due to COVID-19. “We have had our challenges in the past, including flooding events, most recently a fire that destroyed the Martkplatz building,” 2020 Wurstfest president Randy Rust said. " Nonprofits look for direct community support after Fiesta 2020 cancelation. The Wurstfest Association of New Braunfels has a list of non-profit organizations on its website that benefit from the festival. The popular New Braunfels festival plans to make a return Nov. 5-15, 2021.
Wurstfest renovations underway after 2019 fire
The renovation of Wursthalle and the Marktplatz is fully underway and video of the progress was shared by Wurstfest officials. “Before you know it, local volunteers and sausage makers will be serving all your Wurstfest favorites,” the Facebook post reads. Marketplatz 1st Slab Pour Before you know it, local volunteers and sausage makers will be serving all your Wurstfest favorites. #wurstfest Posted by Wurstfest on Monday, June 8, 2020The Marktplatz building was declared a total loss after a fire on Nov. 15, 2019, just days after the 59th annual Wurstfest wrapped up. Renderings show new Marktplatz building at Wurstfest grounds in New BraunfelsRenderings posted to the Wurstfest Facebook page in April show what the new building is expected to look like when it’s completed sometime this year.
Wurstfest shares sneak peek of new Marketplatz after fire destroyed original
Wurstfest shares sneak peek of new Marketplatz after fire destroyed originalThe official Facebook page for the event shared the newest renderings for Marketplatz, which was destroyed in the November 2019 blaze, days after the event wrapped up. less The official Facebook page for the event shared the newest renderings for Marketplatz, which was destroyed in the November 2019 blaze, days after the event wrapped up. The official Facebook page for the event shared the newest renderings for Marketplatz, which was destroyed in a November 2019 blaze, days after the annual event wrapped up. The renderings of Marketplatz shows more of an open-air concept, while the original building was enclosed. Organizers were not immediately available to comment, but posts on the Facebook page say construction will be completed in time for the start of Wurstfest's 60th anniversary on Nov. 6.mysanantonio.com
Renderings show new Marktplatz building at Wurstfest grounds in New Braunfels
NEW BRAUNFELS, Texas – Wurstfest will be ready for its 60th annual celebration in New Braunfels after the Marktplatz building was declared a total loss due to a devastating fire last November. Renderings posted to the Wurstfest Facebook page show what the new building is expected to look like when it’s completed sometime this year. While we all do our... Posted by Wurstfest on Friday, April 10, 2020Wurstfest will kick off Nov. 6 and will commemorate the 175th anniversary of the founding of New Braunfels. Marktplatz building a ‘total loss’ after fire at Wurstfest grounds in New Braunfels, official saysThe adjacent Wursthalle building sustained smoke and heat damage but was still considered structurally sound following the fire. Wurstfest is a New Braunfels tradition that started in 1961 and celebrates the city’s German heritage.
Crews working to rebuild after massive fire destroys Marktplatz building in New Braunfels
NEW BRAUNFELS, Texas – Crews are working to clean up the Marktplatz building at the Wurstfest grounds in New Braunfels less than two months after the structure was destroyed in a massive fire. The building went up in flames Nov. 15, just days after the 59th annual Wurstfest wrapped up. Marktplatz building a ‘total loss’ after fire at Wurstfest grounds in New Braunfels, official saysRegular attendees are hopeful the space will be up and running in time for the 60th annual Wurstfest. This year’s celebration, which kicks off Nov. 6, will commemorate the 175th anniversary of the founding of New Braunfels. The cause of the fire remains under investigation.
Christkindlmarkt Returns to New Braunfels for a German-Style Holiday Market, Celebration at Schlitterbahn Resort
Although this year's Wurstfest grounds were marred by a fire , New Braunfels remains a hotspot for German-style celebrations. From local politics and culture to national news that hits close to home, San Antonio Current has been keeping San Antonio informed for years. Its never been more important to support local news sources. If quality journalism is important to you, please consider a donation to San Antonio Current. Every reader contribution is valuable and so appreciated, and goes directly to support our coverage of critical issues and neighborhood culture.sacurrent.com
Marktplatz building a ‘total loss’ after fire at Wurstfest grounds in New Braunfels, official says
Marktplatz building a ‘total loss’ after fire at Wurstfest grounds in New Braunfels, official saysPublished: November 15, 2019, 6:45 pmWurstfest will be ready for its 60th annual celebration in 2020 following a devastating fire that sparked Thursday night and reignited Friday morning at the festival grounds in New Braunfels, officials said.
Full closure of WB lanes on Interstate 10 scheduled Friday night, EB I-10 closure Saturday night
SAN ANTONIO – Texas Department of Transportation crews will close a stretch of Interstate 10 on Friday and Saturday nights for bridge work. The westbound lanes will be closed at Boerne Stage Road starting Friday at 9 p.m. through Saturday at 9 a.m.Marktplatz building a ‘total loss’ after fire at Wurstfest grounds in New Braunfels, official saysThe eastbound lanes will be closed at Boerne Stage Road Saturday at 9 p.m. through Sunday at 9 a.m.Boerne Stage Road will be closed in both directions at I-10 from 6 p.m. Friday until noon on Sunday. San Antonio family in fight with HOA over early Christmas decorations
Marktplatz building a ‘total loss’ after fire at Wurstfest grounds in New Braunfels, official says
NEW BRAUNFELS, Texas – Wurstfest will be ready for its 60th annual celebration in 2020 following a devastating fire that sparked Thursday night and reignited Friday morning at the festival grounds in New Braunfels, officials said. Kistner said next year’s Wurstfest will kick off on Nov. 6, and will commemorate the 175th anniversary of the founding of New Braunfels. The New Braunfels Fire Department arrived Thursday to find the Marktplatz building near downtown engulfed in flames. 100-foot scaffolding collapses in downtown San Antonio; high winds blamedA fire reignites at Wurstfest grounds in New Braunfels. (KSAT)Leon Valley garage fire likely caused by space heater, firefighters sayOur town is sad this morning as @wurstfest grounds are on fire.