After a two-year COVID-19 hiatus, Wurstfest is back! This annual festival held in Hermann, Missouri celebrates “all things sausage.” The event is held the fourth weekend of March each year (unless it’s Easter weekend). The 2022 event will take place March 25-27th.

Friday, March 25

Kicking things off this year, the Braunschweiger Ball will be hosted at The Piano Bar at 101 E. 4th St. Judging starts at 5pm. If you’re interested in competing in the Braunschweiger competition, contact Justin at (417) 207-8959.

Saturday, March 26

Professional meat processors attend from all over Missouri, with samples and products for sale. There are professional and amateur sausage-making competitions, Kraut making classes, German dancing and music. Gourmet sausage samples will be available at two locations, so be sure to check out all the vendors!

NEW This Year: Wurst Quick Pass

A Wurst Quick Pass will move you to the front of the lines to sample and purchase from our vendors and is good for both days of Wurstfest 2022. This pass also gets you unlimited rides on the Hermann Trolley Saturday, 9 am to 6 pm, and Sunday, 10 am to 5 pm March 26th & 27th. Take the trolley to both venues for sampling and to the Wiener Dog Derby on Sunday!  And we are throwing in a commemorative Wurstfest Beer Stein!  A $70+ value for just $40. Purchase in advance (not available day-of) from the Hermann Chamber here.

Gourmet Sausage Sampling & Sales

$10 entry fee gets you in to both locations.

Stone Hill Winery Sherry House, 110 Stone Hill Highway
Saturday from 9am – 5pm Sampling & Sales
Saturday from 10am – 4pm German Music
Saturday at 1pm Wurstjaegers Dancers

Hermannhof Festhalle, 314 E 1st St
Saturday from 9am – 5pm Sampling & Sales
Saturday at 1pm German Dance Group Wir Tanzen

Professional & Amateur Sausage Competition & Display

Tin Mill Celebration Hall, 315 E 1st St
Saturday 9am – 5pm
Amateur Competition early registration is $8 per entry, $10 day-of
Pre-Register online here

Volksmarch

Pre-register online and check-in at Hermann Area Chamber of Commerce, 150 Market St.
($10) Saturday 10am – 5pm, 3.1 mile route around Hermann
Sponsored by Hermann Area District Hospital. First 50 participants will receive a lapel pin.

Sauerkraut Making Class

Saturday 1pm at Wagon Works, 314 Gutenberg
($35) Advance registration required, sign up here

Sunday, March 27

Gourmet Sausage Sampling & Sales

$10 entry fee gets you in to both locations.

Stone Hill Winery Sherry House, 110 Stone Hill Highway
Sunday 10am – 4pm Sampling & Sales
Sunday 11 am – 3 pm German Music
Sunday at 1pm Wurstjaegers Dancers

Hermannhof Festhalle, 314 E 1st St
Sunday 10am – 4pm Sampling & Sales
Saturday at 1pm German Dance Group Wir Tanzen

Volksmarch

Pre-register online and check-in at Hermann Area Chamber of Commerce, 150 Market St.
($10) Sunday 10am – 3pm, 3.1 mile route around Hermann
Sponsored by Hermann Area District Hospital. First 50 participants will receive a lapel pin.

Sauerkraut Making Class

Sunday 11am at Wagon Works, 314 Gutenberg
($35) Advance registration required, sign up here

Sausage Breakfast

Benefiting the Fire Department
Sunday 6:30am at Hermann Fire Department, 214 E 2nd Street
Adults $10, 5-12 yr $5

Wiener Dog Derby

The crowd-pleasing Weiner Dog Derby may well turn Hermann into the Wiener Dog Capital of the World! Concessions will be available.

($15 per dog*/free for attendees) Preregister Online here
Sunday 2pm at Hermann City Park
25th Anniversary Official Weiner Dog Derby t-shirt available for sale starting at noon. Pre-purchase online here.

*Must show proof of current vaccinations. All breeds may participate in Talent or Costume contents for $10 per dog, wiener dogs from the derby can participate in the talent or costume contests for free.

Wienermobile

The official Wienermobile will be out and about on Sunday. They’ll make an official stop at Hermann City Park during the Derby event.

Plan Your Stay

Whether you’re making a day of it or coming for the whole weekend, we invite you to plan your stay in Hermann using our directory of inviting accommodations found here and check out our map of attractions here.