July 23, 2024

2020 Wurstfest announces cancellation

On July 23rd, The Wurstfest Association of New Braunfels made an announcement of cancellation. They decided that it would not be feasible to host the 2020 event this year due to COVID-19 pandemic.

โ€œThis will be the first time Wurstfest has canceled a festival in our 60-year history. We have had our challenges in the past, including flood events and most recently a fire that destroyed the Marktplatz building. We have always overcome our challenges while making the festival better each year. We made this decision knowing what a difficult year 2020 has been and that our guests were looking forward to Wurstfest more than ever. We also realize how important the festival is to the community non-profit organizations that participate.” said Randy Rust, the President of Wurstfest.

“Many of them make their fundraising goals for the year during the ten days of Wurstfest and go on to use those funds to do good work that benefits our community throughout the year. That made this decision even more difficult. When we looked at how festival operations would have to change to prioritize safety, plus the related operational restrictions, we just didnโ€™t feel we would be able to provide the Wurstfest experience we are known for.โ€ Rust continued.

Wurstfest plans on marking their 60th celebration November 5 – 14, 2021 and will unveil a new and improved Marketplatz building with other improvements to the grounds.