130th Annual Maifest
130th Annual Maifest
130th Annual Maifest

130th Annual Maifest

Since 1881, a very colorful scene has unfolded in Brenham each May. This festival is known as Maifest. It is a celebration highlighting the town’s proud German heritage as well as showcasing the youth of the community. Except for several years during World War I and World War II, this event has been held annually since 1881 and has evolved into one of the most widely attended festivals in Texas. Each year, hundreds of volunteers work countless hours to produce a Junior and Senior parade and coronation along with a fun-filled festival which includes authentic German tastes and sounds, traditional maypole dance, as well as quality musicians from around the state performing on the main stage. The 130th festival will start Fri., May 1 with the Junior Coronation. Young children will participate in an elaborate outdoor ceremony which provides entertainment and the presentation of the Junior King and Queen. Music will be provided by Allison & the Texas Two By Fours from 5-8 pm, and Steven Marshall Band from 8:30- 11:30 pm in the pavilion. The Maifest Parade will kick off the event on Sat., May 2 at 10:30 am in downtown Brenham. The entertainment at the pavilion in Firemen’s Park will include German music in the afternoon with Austin Polka Band from 12-3 pm, and Czech Melody Masters from 4-7 pm. You will also enjoy a performance by the Rathkamp Dancers at 11:30 am and at 3 pm. Saturday night will feature the music of Black Cat Choir from 8:30-11:30 pm. The Senior Coronation will be held Saturday evening in Fireman's Park with former royalty and high school students providing entertainment for this outdoor event. The culmination of the Maifest Celebration is highlighted by the presentation of the Senior King and Queen. It’s another full night of fun, live music, food, drink, and good friends.

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