A Mt. Angel Celebration of German Sausage
Special events include Senior Day for those over 55 with special give-a-ways on Friday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. On Saturday, before the austerity of Lent, a raucous celebration of Fasching (German Mardi Gras) takes place from 5 p.m. to closing with prizes for the best costume. Dust off your lederhosen, starch up your Bavarian dirndl, pack your Fasching costume and join the happy folk of Mt. Angel for a fun-filled two-day celebration of the Wurst.
Available for purchase: Area sausage makers present fifteen varieties of the best of their wurst including bratwurst, currywurst, frickadelwurst, and many other variations garnished with sauerkraut, grilled onions and Monastery Mustards. Featured are the world famous Warsteiner beers from Germany. There will be a wide array of German and regional wines plus non-alcoholic beverages. Select cheeses, baked goods, chocolates, roasted nuts and other great delicacies round out the food offerings.
Non-stop music at Wurstfest features Oktoberfest favorites including Mt. Angel's own Z Musikmakers, Greg Meier Bavarian Trio, Paul Smith and Friends, the Bavarian Echoes and the European Take Out Band. The local dancing troupes – the Fleckensteiners and the Kleinstädtlers perform their lively dances on both days.
There is a Kindergarten corner starting Friday afternoon and continuing all day Saturday featuring arts and crafts, soap carving, face-painting and balloon fun.
The Wurst 5K Run & Walk is Saturday, March 1 at 10:30 a.m. Sponsored by Race Northwest, wwwracenorthwest.com, includes the registration, course map, entry to Wurstfest, beer stein and a complimentary beverage.
The Oregon Garden Resort offers a Wurstfest Special $99.00 Package - one night lodging, buffet breakfast, two tickets to Wurstfest. Enjoy a wonderful stay at Oregon's premier garden resort and the last blast of winter at Wurstfest. Call 503.874.2500 for details and reservations.
All proceeds from Wurstfest benefit Mt. Angel Chamber of Commerce community improvement projects and activities.