The Hermann Wurstfest offers professional sausage making competitions, dancing, and a weiner dog derby to name a few.
This weekend is a sign of winters end for many and a great primer for summer events to come. A favorite for many is the opportunity to take classes on sausage making from some of Missouri’s best!
A 3.1 mile “march” is held on Saturday and Sunday, encouraging participants to walk the town and visit local businesses. Businesses along the route will offer specials and discounts for those on the march!
- 3 PM - 6 PM
- Wurstfest Sausage & Kraut Making Class
- Learn, hands-on, the German tradition of sausage and kraut making. Join three-time hall of fame Wurstmeister Mike Sloan for the sausage making portion of this VIP event that's both informative and entertaining. Mike will show you the ropes of sausage making and cover topics such as; mixing and grinding techniques, ingredients, types of casings, safe handling, smoking and cooking times. Farmer Dan Kuebler, Columbia, MO is the kraut guy, who was born and raised in Hermann, will demonstrate how to make sauerkraut, step-by-step. Participants will learn about the basic history and benefits of fermentation, and then will chop, salt, and mix their very own batches of kraut. Class schedule: Sausage Making at the Hermann Wurst Haus Sample – taste test Wurst and Kraut Wurst Making Kraut Making Wurst Meal Q and A Class will be very hands on! Come ready to wear an apron, turn a crank on an antique stuffer or hold a sausage casing. Class size is limited so register early. Designed for home sausage makers and those interested in how to make sauerkraut! Guaranteed to fill your belly! Not only will you be served a wurst meal, but also treated to a wurst, wine and beer tasting, 1 free drink ticket, 2-3 pounds of sausage that you create in the class and the kraut that you make. All Wurst participants will enter their Wurst into the 41st annual Wurstfest Amateur Competition where it will be judged by a panel of Wurst experts. Awards will be given at the Sausage Makers Reception Saturday night at Stone Hill Winery Sherry House.
- 2 PM - 4 PM
- 25th Annual Hermann Wurstfest Wiener Dog Derby
- Don't miss our celebration of 25 years of wiener dog fun! It's bigger and better than ever!