‘Wurst’ time: Mount Angel Festhalle becomes celebration central Feb. 24-25

February 2017 Posted in Community, Food & Drink

The ninth annual Mount Angel Wurstfest is a last chance to eat, drink and be merry before Ash Wednesday, March 1, which for Christians is the start of the austere and holy season of Lent.

This year’s Wurstfest Friday, Feb. 24 and Saturday, Feb. 25 is 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. at the Mount Angel Festhalle, 500 S. Wilco Hwy., Mount Angel.

“Mount Angel Chamber of Commerce and the Wurstfest committee are excited to welcome our many visitors to Mount Angel to enjoy another outstanding Wurstfest and all the family-focused fun on offer,” Wurstfest committee chair Kathy Wall shared.

The Festhalle is transformed into a lively small village where guests can visit with sausage makers from Mt. Angel Sausage Company, Urban German and Ebner Sausage.

More than 20 varieties of the best of the  wurst will be featured, including bratwurst, currywurst, frickadelwurst, and many others garnished with sauerkraut, grilled onions and mustards. There also will be a variety of other great German dishes. 

Featured at the bar will be the world- famous Warsteiner beers from Germany and a special Wurstfest brew from Silverton’s own Seven Brides Brewing – Stammtisch.  There will also be an array of German and regional wines, plus non-alcoholic beverages.

Artisans and craftspeople, mostly local, will display their foods, condiments, hats, clothing and more – all for sale to enjoy at Wurstfest or to take home and enjoy later.  Baked goods, chocolates and other great delicacies round out the food offerings.

Non-stop music at Wurstfest features Oktoberfest favorites the ZMusikmakers, who will play three times over the two days, the Oregon Polka Beats, Bavarian Echoes and new this year, Doppelboch, a five-piece band. 

There will also be dancing by the Engelberg Dancers and the always- engaging Mount Angel school children.

A Kindergarten corner sponsored in part by the Mount Angel Public Library starts Friday and continues all day Saturday, featuring storytime, a book giveaway, arts and crafts, soap carving and more.

Celebration of Sausage
Mount Angel Wurstfest
Feb. 24 – 25, 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Mount Angel Festhalle
500 S. Wilco Hwy., Mount Angel
Tickets: $5 and $10,
free for under 21 with adult
Wurst 5 and 10 K
Saturday, Feb. 25, 9:30 a.m.

Friday, Feb. 24 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. is Senior Day for guests 65 and older with some special give-a-ways while supplies last.

On Saturday, Feb. 25, RaceNorthwest sponsors the Wurst 5 and 10k Run & Walk, beginning at 9:30 a.m. Fees include registration, course map, entry to Wurstfest, beer glass and a complimentary beverage.  Register at http://racenorthwest.com/wurstrun/ 

Adult admission is $5 or $10 with a specialty stein or glass, limited availability. Those under 21 accompanied by an adult are admitted free.

Major sponsors for the event are Warsteiner Brewery of Germany, Seven Brides Brewing of Silverton and Mt. Angel Sausage Company.

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