“We will rebuild.”
That said the President of Wurstfest 2019, Jim Hill, after a fire burned the market square and damaged the Wursthalle building on the festival site.
Now, almost two years later, that tragedy, along with the forced cancellation of the 2020 pandemic, turned into a triumph on Tuesday night when a contingent of sausage festival grandpas and grandmas severed the ribbon on the $ 12 million renovation project, German Food Hunger and beer drinkers will have been welcoming visitors for decades.
Since its inception in 1961, the event has been the biggest fundraiser of the year for local nonprofits.
“The Germans love community, service to others and togetherness,” said Grandpa Nathan Manlove to the assembled visitors before the ceremonial opening of the volume. âThe nonprofits and the things they benefit from are another piece of our New Braunfels culture that I just love. Last year has been tough for nonprofits, so the perks the Wurstfest gives the nonprofits to help them do the good job are enormous here. â
Randy Rust, this year’s Wurstfest President, said that with the new building, the site is a completely different location than at Salute to Sausage 2019.
“We are very proud of our achievements as a sausage festival association,” said Rust. âThe organization is working hard to raise funds to put together a beautiful building like this so our nonprofits can come here and set their budget. We worked a lot. “
Byrne Construction Services led the design-build renovation with assistance from MarmonMok Architecture.
After the cutting ceremony, Wayne Classen, this year’s great grandpa, led the assembled crowd to real German toast.
The sausage festival continues until Sunday on the sausage festival grounds in Landa Park in New Braunfels.
On Thursday, the gates open at 5:00 p.m. and the conversation ends at 10:00 p.m. On Friday, the gates open at 5:00 p.m. and the conversation ends at 11:00 p.m.
On Saturday the gates open at 11:00 AM and the conversation ends at midnight, and on Sunday the gates open at 11:00 AM and the conversation ends at 10:00 PM