Kreische Brewery & Monument Hill State Historic Sites;,La Grange, Texas 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.
Bluff SchuetzenFest will conclude with Texas History on Tap, where ticketed guests can meet the teams behind Texas’s most celebrated craft brews, enjoy drinks and German food, and dance the night away with live music. There will also be a few Texas wines available to sample.
Who: The Friends of Kriesche Brewery and Monument Hill State Historic Site and the Texas Historical Commission
What: Bluff SchuetzenFest (free) and Texas History on Tap (tickets required)
When: Saturday, May 20
FREE Bluff SchuetzenFest
Something for Everyone, All Day Long!
- Live music
- SchuetzenFest Games
- Living History Activities
- Guided Tours
- Special Exhibits
- Food & Drinks
Texas History on Tap -- A Beer Garden within the festival
1 p.m. to 7 p.m.
- Live music
- German food
- *Your favorite Texas breweries, including Spoetzl Brewery, Live Oak Brewery, Austin Beerworks and more!
- A good ol’ time on the Bluff.
History of ShuetzenFest:
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.
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