Bestfest brings sausage, beer, music to Marktplatz

Sausage, beer, music, prize drawings and plenty more are on the menu this Saturday, Oct. 19, during the annual two-hour “Bestfest” celebration.

Sponsored by the Knights of Columbus Council 9765, Bestfest will be held on Marktplatz — the city’s downtown square — from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.

“We’ve combined great offerings from some of the best Texas sausage makers along with a number of the best craft beers around to create a unique sausage and beer tasting event,” according to event chairman John Eilers. 

Admission is $10 for those 14 years of age and older, $5 for kids five to 13 years and free for children under five.

General admission tickets include all the sausage, sauerkraut and German potatoes individuals can eat. Tea is included with entry fee.

Other drinks will be available for purchase, including beer, water, soft drinks, wine and margaritas.

A selection of craft and specialty beers will be available for tasting and purchase, giving those attending the opportunity to find their favorite ‘pairing’ of beer and sausage.

The event features sausage products from Opa’s Smoked Meats of Fredericksburg, Slovacek Sausage and Kiolbassa and beer offerings from microbreweries, including Real Ale Brewing Company, St. Arnold’s Brewing Company, Pedernales Brewing Company and Spoetzel Brewing Company. 

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