Bluff Schuetzenfest 2023

May 20 2023 - 11:00am to 7:00pm

Kreische Brewery & Monument Hill State Historic Sites; La Grange, Texas 78945

414 Sate Loop 92
La Grange TX, TX 78945

Celebrate the history of the Bluff Schuetzenverein, a German marksmanship and social organization which once made its home on the grounds of Kreische Brewery & Monument Hill state historic sites. In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, the Bluff Scheutzenverein hosted dances, concerts, picnics and shooting competitions which welcomed people from across Texas. Sites staff and volunteers will commemorate these traditions with a day featuring entertainment, community booths, family activities, living history demonstrations, special tours, food and drink, and more. 

The FREE Family Fest features Something for Everyone, All Day Long, including:

  • Community booths
  • Guided tours
  • Living history programs
  • Special exhibits
  • Classes & demonstrations
  • Laser shooting gallery
  • Festival games
  • Food & drinks

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Within the Festival grounds is the Texas History on Tap Beer Garden, open 1-7pm, where ticketed guests can taste Texas’s brewing heritage and meet the teams behind their favorite breweries. This year's beer garden will include 15 craft brewers from around the state, with 4 breweries creating a special brew just for the occasion. More information can be found here.

The Texas History on Tap Beer Garden also features:

  • Texas craft breweries
  • Main entertainment stage
  • Event tent & social space
  • Dance floor
  • Texas wines
  • Your favorite Texas breweries, including Spoetzl Brewery, Live Oak Brewery, Austin Beerworks and more! 
  • A good ol’ time on the Bluff.  

History of SchuetzenFest:  
For half a century, between the 1870s and 1920s, the Bluff Schuetzenverein invited people from across Texas to gather on the Bluff overlooking La Grange. They participated in marksmanship competitions, celebrated the holidays, enjoyed picnics, played games for young and old, and danced to German folk music.

Photo Gallery

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  • Bluff Schuetzenverein in front of the pavilion