Maifest: The Oldest Festival in Texas!

With roots dating back to the German Volkfest in 1874, Brenham Maifest is the oldest festival in the great State of Texas. Having such a rich history, the Brenham Maifest Association is building our archives of past Maifest celebrations. We would love to keep in perpetuity your family’s Maifest memories, from ticket stubs to programs, pictures, Royal attire, crowns, or other materials that will help us tell the story of the oldest German festival in Texas! You can email us or make arrangements to bring your memorabilia to Board Director Amber Westerfeld in downtown Brenham by calling 979-836-7623.

(Image: Senior Court float entry in the 1934 Maifest Parade)

Senior Registration is still open!

Queen Clara and King CarterRegistration for high school students 9th through 12th grade is still open for the British Invasion. Join Queen Clara Hamilton and King Carter McVean for the 131st Senior Maifest Coronation. Click here to submit your registration.

COVID CONSIDERATIONS. The Board of Directors of Brenham Maifest have diligently prepared a plan in the event of a recurrence of the Covid virus. Read our comprehensive plan here. Maifest will go on!

Upcoming Deadlines and Dates

April 1: Senior Registration closed
April 15: Parade Entry deadline
TBA: Ticket sales
TBA: Youth Maipole party

May 4: Junior practice
May 5: Friends of Maifest Kick-off Picnic
May 6: Junior and Senior practices
May 6: Senior Dinner

May 7: Carnival and Festival opens
May 7: Junior Coronation
May 8: Downtown parade
May 8: Senior Coronation

2021 Maifest Entertainment Headliners
Maifest is excited to announce the entertainment following the 2021 Junior and Senior Coronations.
Stephen Marshall
Stephen Marshall will take the stage Friday night following the Junior coronation.
Black Cat Choir
A fan favorite far and wide, Black Cat Choir performs following the Senior Coronation on Saturday, May 8th.