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Maifest Fun at the Hermann Wurst Haus

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    Hermann will be celebrating the 66th annual Maifest, one of Missouri's oldest German festivals, on May 19 & 20. Maifest is an old-fashioned German celebration complete with traditional German food, German music, dancing and a parade.

    The Hermann Wurst Haus is proud of our German heritage and will be serving our German Bratwurst Platter this weekend; your choice of two of our award-winning bratwurst, served on a bed of sauerkraut and your choice of two sides for $13.99. Check out our full deli menu here.

    Wurst Haus Maifest Festivities:

    • Wurst Breakfast this weekend on Saturday and Sunday from 8-11 am. Menu:
      • Wurst Breakfast Platter - Grand Champion Hickory Smoked Bacon, Award-winning Smoked Pork Sausage, Scrambled eggs, Biscuits and Gravy, Hash Browns and a Muffin - $9.99 
      • Steak, Egg & Fries - $8.99
      • Two Eggs, Grand Champion Bacon and Hash Browns - $6.99
      • Biscuits, Gravy & Sausage - $3.99
      • Order of Grand Champion Bacon or Award Winning Sausage - $3.99
      • Cinnamon Roll - $3.99
      • Grand Champion Bloody Mary - $6
    • Wurst sample bar will be open and hosted by Wurstmeister Mike and serving Wurst Samples of four bratwurst flavors.
    • Wurst beers will be available for sale from the Brewmeister and Wurst beer girls.
    • Hermann the Bratwurst will be greeting Amtrak and Maifest visitors! Get your photo taken with Hermann the Bratwurst!

    Hermann Maifest highlights:

    • Saturday
      • Volkplatz Vendors - Schiller St.
      • Deutschheim State Historic Site 40th Anniversary Celebration - West 2nd St
        • Hammered dulcimer music in the garden, by Delecia Huitt
        • Maiwein samples
        • George Husmann exhibit, with Husmann historian Linda Walker Stevens
        • Rosa Strehly portrayal by Peggy Clark, 2:00 to 4:00 at the Strehly House
      • Craft Demonstrations - Wagon Werks, Gutenberg St.
        • Blacksmithing
        • Tractor & Model Steam Engine
        • Model Sawmill
        • Wood Carvers
      • Children's Parade, Starting at First & Gutenberg and ending at the Historic Hermann Museum
      • Post-parade activities for children:Historic Hermann Museum, Fourth & Schiller
        • Cookies & Lemonade
        • German Concert by Children
        • Vintage Games & Toys
      • Maipole Dancers/Junior Wurstjaegers — 11:00 am, Fourth & Schiller Streets
      • River City Cruisers Classic Car Show, East Fourth Street
      • History Movie, Showboat Theatre, West Fourth Street
      • Heritage Walking Tour — 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.
      • Jaycees Beer Garden — 11:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.
        Upper City Park, 11th & Washington
        • Live music by Fifty Fifty
        • Food stand
    • Sunday
      • Volkplatz Vendors - Schiller St.
      • Deutschheim State Historic Site 40th Anniversary Celebration - West 2nd St
        • Hammered dulcimer music in the garden, by Delecia Huitt
        • Maiwein samples
        • George Husmann exhibit, with Husmann historian Linda Walker Stevens
        • Rosa Strehly portrayal by Peggy Clark, 2:00 to 4:00 at the Strehly House
      • Craft Demonstrations - Wagon Werks, Gutenberg St.
        • Blacksmithing
        • Tractor & Model Steam Engine
        • Model Sawmill
        • Wood Carvers
      • History Movie at the Showboat Theatre, East Fourth Street
      • Parade Grand Marshal Reception — 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Rotunda Building, Upper City Park, 11th & Washington
      • Maifest Parade — 1:00 p.m., Starting at 1st and Gutenberg and ending on Washington Street at the Upper City Park
      • Jazz Concert — After the Parade, Amphitheater, 4th & Gutenberg
        • East Central College Jazz Band
        • Hermann High School Jazz Band

    Click here for Maifest Activities

    We hope to see you in Hermann for the Maifest!

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