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Wilde About Texas: Wurstfest
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For 10 days each fall, thousands of people flock to New Braunfels for a salute to sausage.
They're also there to chicken dance, wear funny hats and eat tons of German food.
Kartoffelpuffers, which are German potato pancakes, are a almost more popular than the wurst.
"These just seem to be a staple here at Wurstfest,” Sean Williams with the New Braunfels Rotary Club said. “I'm only three years into this, but I've figured out that this is the most popular booth here, no matter what's going on here we have a huge long line."
Fest-goers can eat food while taking some traditional and not-so-traditional music.
Kerry Christensen has been performing at Wurstfest for more than two decades. He says it's one of the best festivals of its kind anywhere in the county.
"I'm kind of versed in the Alpine-style, but I grew up in cowboy Idaho," master yodeler Kerry Christensen said.
Nothing says Texas quite like a German festival with a guy from Idaho yodeling Willie Nelson.
"What I do is take songs that people know and are familiar with sort of, and I create yodels around them," Christensen said."The people down here in Texas, they bring their families and it's not just a kids festival, nor is it a festival just for the elderly either."
The money raised selling sausage and kartoffelpuffers funds scholarship and other worthwhile causes.
Wurstfest continues through Sunday.