Maifest Fun at the Hermann Wurst Haus

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 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.
  • Whole Hog Roast, Sunday 11 am-4 pm – Wurstmeister Mike will be cooking, carving and serving a Whole Pig Roast in-store! Our Whole Pig Roast Special will also include German Potato Salad, Red Cabbage and Baked Beans for $13.99, served 11 am-4 pm.
  • Hermann the Bratwurst will be greeting Amtrak and Maifest visitors! Get your photo taken with Hermann the Bratwurst!
  • 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
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