Dust off your Lederhosen, starch up your Dirndl and join the happy folk in Mount Angel for two fun days of celebration in honor of the WURST!
Wurstfest: A Mount Angel Celebration of German Sausage returns to Mount Angel for a fourth year.
Wurstfest was dreamed up in 2009 by the Bavarian-phile merrymakers in Mount Angel, Oregon, home of Oregon’s largest Oktoberfest celebration every fall. Heather and I attended the inaugural festival and enjoyed it immensely – it’s just like Oktoberfest, but in the winter.
Mount Angel area sausage makers present their best wursts at the fest, authentic German beers are on tap, and regional wines and Bavarian glühwein is available. Entertainment includes Oktoberfest-style music and dancing.
This year’s fest takes place at the brand new Mt. Angel Community Festhalle on Friday, February 17 and Saturday, February 18. Hours both days are 11am until 11pm. Included in the $10.00 adult admission fee is a souvenir glass Bavarian beer mug or wine glass (for first 2000 attendees). Anyone under 21 gets in free with an adult.
In 2009 we visited Wurstfest on Valentines Day, which coincidentally is Oregon’s Birthday. Read Heather’s review of the festival, I Went To A Sausage Fest, and check out the festival’s rendition of Happy Birthday Dear Oregon: