OKTOBERFEST—-GERMAN SAUSAGE IS KING

Fredericksburg Texas

Oompah-Oompah—German music, food and drink with plenty of arts and crafts, areas for the kids and family fun galore!

Frank here enjoying the sausage and festivities

Frank here enjoying the sausage and festivities

You can’t but love Fredericksburg, especially, during Oktoberfest in the first week of October every year. To remember your time there, pick up a couple of Octoberfest glass beer mugs for the family and friends for sovenirs. Oktoberfest is a celebration of Texas’ German heritage here in Fredericksburg.  A community event featuring live Oompah music, arts and crafts, and some of the finest German, Mexican and Cajun food from around the country.

Octoberfest glass beer mugs--Full!

Octoberfest glass beer mugs–Full!

HOME BREW

Featuring different beers from the Best of Texas. Here just to name a few: Convict Hill Oatmeal Stout, Franconia Oktoberfest, Independence Austin Amber, Pedernales Lobo Negro, Shiner Oktoberfest, Shiner Wild Hare are just a very few home grown beers in the area. With Octoberfest glass beer mugs you can go from booth to booth and sample the different brands, with your own mug!

ON THE MENUE

Don’t worry about food at Fredricksburg. There is tons to eat. Save your appetite and sample the many different cuisines available. Try German: Bratwurst, Curry wurst, Dutchman Burger, German Kraut salad, German Taco, Hot Bavarian Pretzels: Cajun: Boudin, Chicken/Sausage gumbo, Craw fish & Pork sausage/pita, Shrimp gumbo:  Good old American Hot Dogs, Hamburgers, Baked Potatoes, Corn Dogs, and many, many more delights to choose from. Believe me, if you go hungry here, it is not because there isn’t anything to eat, because there is tons of food here.  Way to many things to name here.  You just have to get here and start sampling.

Great German smoked sausage, you just can't beat - um

Great German smoked sausage, you just can’t beat – um

AROUND THE COUNTRY

German food, Oompah music, Polka dances, German heritage and the very famous German Sausages are
celebrated each year in October across our great state of Texas. Peoples from around the world come to enjoy the fun and family festivities at the different locations for Octoberfest. Polka bands come from Germany just to compete and play at New Braunfels WurstFest every year.

GERMAN SAUSAGE

. German sausage is world renown and in the US alone for all sausages consumed we average 6 BILLION POUNDS of sausage a year. Dinner sausage sales account alone for $1.89 BILLION DOLLARS a year in sales. WOW! Talk about an industry!! I love sausage and love to make it  but I had no idea there was so much sausage consumed in the USA every year.

Some German favorites

German meats and sausages just cannot be beat–Try um out!!

Check the rest of my site and please let me know what you think and any ideas you might have. By for now, happy sausage making, Frank

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A HISTORY OF SAUSAGE

HISTORY OF SAUSAGE

Working in the yard

Frank & Ginny in summer days

Hello. Frank here. I am writing a review on sausage and I wanted to start off with a little history. Wow! I didn’t know what I was getting into here. Sausage making has been going on for over 2 thousand years—Amazing!!

Here in the United States we have over 200 varieties of sausage.

SAUSAGE FESTIVALS

In Texas I grew up celebrating WurstFest every October in Newbraunfels Texas and October Fest in Dallas Texas. All across the state we celebrate the German Polka music and the many varities of sausage

with festivels, street dances,(yes we still close a section of down town streets to have our dances)and carnivals.

Ten Days of Sausage Beer and Dancing

Having Fun in Newbraunfels

At these festivals tons of sausage and thousands of gallons of beer are served as the oom–paw bans play their favoritie polkas, and dance all night long. The festivals usally run for 8 to 10 days and are all across the country. Try to make the next one if you can, the festivals are a lot of fun for the whole family and the varitie of sausage is endless.

MAKING SAUSAGE

Sausage making has been in practice for over a thousand years. Meats and fruits were cured and driedSome German favorites to help preserve them and to make it last longer. The plains indians here in Texas dried meat and made it into jerky. And sausage was developed to preserve meat, and fowl. along with curing and drying.

The word sausage comes from the Middle English sausige. Sausige came from the Latin word sal meaning salt.

Today, sausage-making has become an art. Thousands of different varities worldwide, developing from regional tastes and ingredient availability. Hot dogs are popular in the United States, sausage is the ultimate Finnish fast food, and seafood sausages are popular in Asia.

HOW MANY BALL PARK FRANKS

Grilling Those Favorite Bratwurst Sausages

Grilling Those Favorite Bratwurst Sausages

In the National Hot Dog and Sausage Council‘s report: Ball parks across the country will serve 22,435,400 hot dogs( Wow! that is a lot of dogs). The Ball Parks are expected to sell 5,161,370 sausages.

Foot-Long Hot Dog

Can’t beat foot-longs at the Ball Park

The United States alone consumes 6, again I repeat(an amazing), 6 BILLION pounds of sausage a year. Dinner sausage sales alone topped $1.89 BILLION, and Breakfast sausage and ham at more than $9 million in sales. And this love of sausages is World Wide, and has been enjoyed for over a thousand years.

I have tried to gather a few recipes and equipment to look at, and I will be adding to my blogs and posts, more recipes and supplies and some stories in the future.

Hange your "shingle" out and invite the neighbors, football season is here

Hange your “shingle” out and invite the neighbors, football season is here

To all my fellow sausage makers and connoisseurs — Bon Appetit

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