26th Annual Wendish Fest Schedule of Events

Featured entertainment this year will be The Oak Wilt Boys performing on stage following the Live Auction!

Each year the Texas Wendish Heritage Society host a festival on the fourth Sunday in September. This years event will be on September 28. Events are scheduled throughout the day beginning with the church services at St. Paul Lutheran Church.

St. Paul Lutheran Church


English Church Service … 8:30
Bible Class and Sunday School … 9:30
German Church Service … 10:30
Church Tours … 12:30 to 2:30

Picnic Grounds


Meal ticket sales … 9:45 (meal served until 1:30)

Sausage • Sauerkraut • Green Beans • Wendish Noodles • Beets • Peaches • Homemade Bread
Desserts purchased separately

Coffee or Tea

Adults $8.00 ♦ Children $3.00 ♦ Take-out plates $8.00

Silent Auction … 10:00 to 2:30
Entry deadline for Coffee-cake Bake-off … 10:30
Coffee Cake Winners announced… 12:30
Washer pitching contest sign-up … 1:30
Afternoon Events … 2:00 to TBA

  • Washer pitching contest begins
  • Sausage stuffing  and noodle-making demonstrations
  • Snack booth opens
    Sausage & Sauerkraut Boats & Wraps
    Drumsticks • Wendish Noodles • Desserts
    Cold Drinks & Homemade Ice Cream
  • Live Auction – bid on top winners in the Coffee-cake Bake-off competition.
  • Featured entertainment

Cross-cut Saw Contest … 4:45

The Museum Complex


The Museum Complex will be open from 10:00 until 5:00.

Peter Building

  • General help and Information
  • First-aid
  • Library
  • Genealogy

St. Paul Building (North side of the Courtyard)

Permanent Exhibits

Kilian Building (South side of the Courtyard)

Wendish Easter egg decorating Kilian Building … 10:00 – 3:00

  • Susan and Michael Unger, Houston, Texas
  • Sandra Matthijetz, Winchester, Texas

TWHS Craft Booth (Entrance Circle Drive)

St. Paul Picnic Grounds


Exhibitions and Demonstrations

  • Stone Ground Corn Meal
  • Sauerkraut & Noodle Making
  • Vintage Machinery
  • By-Gone Years
  • Spinning
  • Quilting
  • Central Texas Old Iron Collectors Tractor Exhibit
  • Blacksmithing
  • Home-made Soap
  • Sausage Stuffing
  • Lace-making
  • Rope-making

Childrens Activities

  • Coloring Contest … 1:30
  • Train Rides by SLCVFD … about 1:30
  • Face painting
  • Kletternpfosten (pole climbing contest)
  • Stick horse races … 1:00

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2 Responses

  1. Dorinda Jones says:

    What date is the annual festival for 2015?