On December 1, 2016 La Grange, Texas will celebrate its 9th annual Schmeckenfest festival. Taking place on La Grange’s courthouse square between 5 and 8 pm, Schmeckenfest is a true community event, which attracts visitors to the Square to sample over 25 different types of wassail (hot cider) made by various business owners and community leaders.
The goal of this wassail competition is to win the coveted honor of being named Schmeckenmeister. The winner wears the crown of Schmeckenmeister until the next annual Schmeckenfest festival.
Pioneer Bank will be hosting a beautiful Winter Wonderland for children of all ages. Inside the bank, visitors enjoy creating holiday ornaments, writing Santa wish lists, building a snowman and making snowflakes,
Visitors to our Schmeckenfest quickly get in the spirit of Christmas, surrounded by great Czech music and tasty treats sold by local nonprofit organizations. Like most Christmas festivals, the biggest treat for children attending the festival is a surprise visit from Santa.
Schmeckenfest festivities start with a Christmas parade and lighting of the County Christmas tree on the Courthouse lawn. A host of children’s activities are available, including cookie decorating, a bounce house, a Schmecken-ball pit, and much more.
For more information about Schmeckenfest, please contact the City of La Grange Main Street & Visitors Bureau at 979-968-3017.
If your visiting from out of town and want to come in your RV or travel trailer, please consider staying at S & H RV Park. Located on the Northwest side of La Grange off FM 2145 on Post Oak Road, our beautiful countryside location features a small park with RV and travel trailer hookups, 31 acres and natural beauty around you, a stocked fishing pond, picnic tables, a walking trail and most importantly, peace and quite. To make a reservation for your stay or simply ask questions, call us at 979-249-2050 or visit our Contact Us page and complete the handy contact form to send us your inquiry.
What, Where and When
What? Schmeckenfest ~ La Grange’s Annual Wassail Tasting & Christmas Celebration
Where? Fayette County Courthouse Square – 151 N Washington Street, La Grange, Texas
When? December 1, 2016 from 5pm to 8pm