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.
The Anhalt Western Roundup is a three-day classic country music and dance festival that is sure to be a festival to remember. The amazing lineup of classic country artists features the Rocky King Band, Billy Mata & Texas Tradition, Monte Good & Honky Tonk Heroes, Jason Roberts Band, Jeff Woolsey & Dancehall Kings, The Ranger Band, and Jake Hooker & The Outsiders.
Days are getting longer, but time is getting shorter for the arrival of the 7th Annual Schulenburg Sausagefest on Sat., April 7! This is the only event in Texas that features sausage-making contests. It will again take place in historic downtown Schulenburg and will include sausage-making contests by amateur teams who will vie for cash prizes, trophies, and bragging rights.
Wilkommen to the 45th annual Germanfest, set for Apr. 24-26 at Heritage Park in Muenster. Enjoy two stages jam-packed with great entertainment! Ennis Czech Boys and Alpenmusikanten will create the polka vibe on Friday. Hotel California, The Original Tribute to the Eagles will headline the evening entertainment.
Get your RV spruced up and ready for the first road trip of the summer traveling to Beckster Fest, always held the weekend after Memorial Day. This year’s event takes place on May 29-31 at Amana Colonies RV Park & Convention Facility and will once again feature five top bands.