In the past, if you found yourself craving Bavarian-style revelry in the dead of winter, you were out of luck. But, fortunately, some of those geniuses in Mt. Angel came up with remedy and they called it Wurstfest.
Mt. Angel Wurstfest always occurs on the Friday and Saturday before Ash Wednesday which is the start of the austere and holy season of Lent. This year’s dates are February 24th and 25th and it’s the 9th Annual.
You’ll find all the fun and food that you’ve come to expect from Wurstfest with the best of the Wurst (sausage), great libations (Warsteiner, 7 Brides, German and local wines), tasty treats, German goodies, a fabulous kindergarten and non-stop music. So put us on your calendar and join us for the “Best of the Wurst” in Mt. Angel at the Festhalle from 10am to 10pm both days.
Non-stop music at Wurstfest features Oktoberfest favorites, the ZMusikmakers who will play three times over the two day period, the Oregon Polka Beats, Bavarian Echoes and new this year, Doppelboch, a 5 piece band. There is also dancing by our local dancing troupes, the Engelberg Dancers and the always engaging Mt. Angel school children, the kinderdancers.
A Kindergarten corner sponsored in part by the Mt. Angel Public Library starts Friday and continues all day Saturday featuring stories read aloud, a book giveaway, arts and crafts, soap carving, face-painting, balloon art and more for the young and young at heart.
The beautiful Oregon Garden Resort in Silverton offers a Wurstfest Special starting at $124.00 for one night’s lodging, complimentary breakfast, entry to the Oregon Garden and two tickets to Wurstfest with a stein. Book soon at www.oregongardenresort.com or call 503-874-2500.
So dust off your lederhosen, starch up your Bavarian dirndl, pack your running clothes and join the happy folk of Mt. Angel for a fun-filled two-day celebration of the Wurst.
Major sponsors for this event are Warsteiner Brewery of Germany, Seven Brides Brewing of Silverton and Mt. Angel Sausage Company.
For more Wurstfest information, call 503.351.9292 or visit http://www.mtangelwurstfest.com.