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Maifest time is here!

May 4: Junior practice beginning at 3:45pm at Fireman’s Park field
May 5: Friends of Maifest Kick-off Picnic
May 6: Junior and Senior practices beginning at 3:45pm at Fireman’s Park field
May 6: Senior Dinner

Friday, May 7th
5pm Festival and Carnival opens!
7pm Junior Coronation
8:30-11:30pm Steven Marshall on stage

Saturday, May 8th
10:30am Parade through Downtown Brenham

11:30-2:30 Music by The Oompahs on the festival grounds
1:00pm Home Brew Contest
3:00pm Brenham School of Dance
4:00-7:00pm Music by The Seven Dutchman Orchestra
7:00pm Senior Coronation in Fireman’s Park
8:30-11:30pm Brown Sugar Band!

Carnival Information

The  2021 Carnival opens on the festival grounds
Thursday, May 6, from 5-11pm
Friday, May 7, 4-11pm
Saturday, May 8 11am-11pm
Wristbands are $22 each available at the carnival OR we will be pre-selling Ticket Sheets  at the Maifest practices Tuesday and Thursday from 3:45-5:45pm. $20/sheet of 20 tickets.
ferris wheel Maifest carnival

Beer Competition and Tasting Event

Zythological Society of North America logoThis year at the Brenham Maifest, May 8th, 2021, the Zythological Society will host both the Bierverkostung Tasting Event and the Meister Von Bier Home Brew Competition.  Come face the fierce competition of your peer’s beers or have a relaxing evening trying some new brews.

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.
The Brown Sugar Band
The Brown Sugar Band puts on some of the best events in Texas. They have a lot of fun and will make sure you'll have a great time, as welll

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)

Attention Festival Vendors
Applications for vendors for the 2021 Maifest celebration is now closed. We are looking forward to expanding our vendor spaces next year, so please mark us on your calendar for 2022!