27th Annual Wendish Fest Schedule of Events
Featured entertainment this year will be the German-Sorbian Volkstheatre Bautzen and LaGrange High School German Club 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 27. Events are scheduled throughout the day beginning with the church services at St. Paul Lutheran Church.
St. Paul Lutheran Church
One of the Painted Churches of Texas.
English Church Service … 8:30
German Church Service … 10:30
- Rev. Dr. Curtis P. Giese, Professor of Religion, Humanities Division Chair, Concordia University, Texas
- Rev. John Schmidt, Pastor St. Paul Lutheran Church
Church Tours … 12:30 to 2:30
Noon 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 $9.00 ♦ Children $4.00 ♦ Take-out plates $9.00
Snack Booths Open … 2:00
Sausage & Sauerkraut Boats & Wraps
Drumsticks, Noodles & Desserts
Music All Day!
Coffee Cake Bake-off
Deadline for entries … 10:30 (Coffee-cake Bake-off)
Winners Announced… 12:30
Live Auction … 2:00
Bid on winning coffee cake entries!!! Auction proceeds designated for Texas Wendish Heritage Scholarship Fund.
Noodle Making … 2:00
Sausage Stuffing … 2:30
Wine Making … 3:00
LaGrange High School German Club
Folk Dancing & German Band
Exhibits & Demonstrations
Kilian Building & St. Paul Building
Wendish Easter egg decorating • Quilting • Lace Making … 10:00 – 3:00
Traditional Sorbian Festival Attire • Rope Making
Förderkreis für Sorbische Volkskultur
Easter Egg Decorating Demonstrations & Lessons
Traditional Sorbian Attire Demonstration
Presentation of an award winning collection of Sorbian Decorated Eggs will be made by the Sorbian Association of Culture to the Texas Wendish Heritage Museum.
Spinning • Stone Ground Corn Meal • 1918 Stone Grist Mill • Homemade Soap • Sauerkraut Making • Noodle Making • Wine Making • Sausage Stuffing • Blacksmithing • 1926 Fire Truck • Vintage Farm Equipment • Classic Autos
Silent Auction … 10:00 to 2:30
Washer Pitching Contest … 2:00 (Sign-up … 1:30 sharp)
Cross-cut Saw Contest … 4:45
Texas Wendish Heritage Country Store
Circle Drive at Museum
- Stick Horse Races … 1:00
- Coloring Contest … 1:30
- Greased Pole Climbing (Kletternpfosten) … TBA
- Face painting … 1:30 to 4:00
- Train Rides by SLCVFD … about 2:00
- Bounce House by Thrivent
Twenty-Seven Years in Review
A special exhibit in reflection of 27 years of Wendish Fest celebrations will be on display. Please take time to view the exhibit, share past memories and make new ones during the 27th annual Wendish Fest!
The Museum Complex
The Museum Complex will be open from 10:00 until 5:00.
- General help and Information
St. Paul Building (North side of the Courtyard)
The Texas Wendish Heritage Society gratefully acknowledges the continued support received from TWHS members who are from seven countries and forty-one states plus the District of Columbia.
Additional THANKS is extended to St. Paul Lutheran, the local community, City of Giddings, Giddings Area Chamber of Commerce, sponsors and volunteers for Wendish Fest.