July 22 & 23, 2017 - 11:00 am to 5:00 pm

Zicke Zacke Zicke Zacke Hoi Hoi Hoi

Poconos' Wurst Festival with grilled sausage, brats and wursts. The Poconos' Wurst Festival is back with even more wursts, wieners, kielbasa, pierogies and brews!

With both Polish and German themes, the event will feature two stages of music, traditional costumed dance performances, pig and “hot dog” races, ethnic craft vendors, new “Bier Stein Olympics”- fun games for adults and plenty of wursts, wieners, kielbasa, pierogies and cold brews.
Non-stop live music from the Chardon Polka Band at the Poconos' Wurst Festival Children’s entertainment will include the Brat Man living statue, rubber duck races, inflatable Bavarian slide, bavarian juggling shows, "Hot Dog" Pig Races and face painting.

Join us for a weekend of family fun & entertainment in the Pocono Mountains!

Main Stage & Festival Tent
presented by Green Mountain Energy

Chardon Polka Band

The Chardon Polka Band
The Chardon Polka Band is known for being innovative and extremely adaptive with the ability to please almost any audience; whether it be 20-somethings at a college hang-out, or the patrons of a local senior center. In their nine years together, the band has made a name for itself by adding a colorful twist to the traditional genre of the polka.

The Austrian Boys

The Austrian Boys
The Austrian Boys Band, founded forty years ago by Frank Billowitz, Sr., carries on the tradition of distinctive regional Austrian-German music here in the U.S.

HSV Bavaria Dancers

HSV Bavaria Dancers
H.S.V. Bavaria was founded in 1966, originally consisting of 12 members from our parent organization, the Harugari Singing Society (Harugari Liedertafel).

Ski Lodge & Biergarten
presented by Mountaintop Lodge at Lake Naomi

Eddie Derwin & the Polka Naturals

Joe Stanky & the Cadets
Joe Stanky and The Cadets have been performing for over 30 years appearing at venues from Texas to Massachusetts and Florida to Michigan.

Brauhaus Bar
presented by The Villas at Tree Tops & Fairway

Two Pipers Piping

Apple Strudel Gang
The Apple Strudel Gang is a great German Ompah band with strong performances by Mark on accordion, Sheila on vocals and boombas, clarinet, trombone, tuba and trumpet. They perform wonderful songs of the present day German genre and great tunes from the Rheingold orchestra song book from pre World War II Germany.

One Man Polka Band

One Man Polka Band
One Man Polka Band and JD Jerzy has been providing music, fun and dancing for over 35 years, playing traditional Polish music as well as anything that ranges from Country to Todays Big Hits. He singer, plays the accordion, guitar and piano. His music is on every occasion.

Strolling & Courtyard Entertainment
presented by Uncle Bob's Self Storage

Timlin & Kane

Eric Kerssen - NJ's Hardest Working Accordionist
Eric has been playing the accordion since the age of 6. He took lessons at Castro Music Studio in Fairview, New Jersey for 10 years. His teacher, Mr. Rick Capra, being an accordionist throughout the Big Band Era and beyond, shared his love for the music of that era, and that remains some of Eric’s favorite music to play. His repertoire has expanded to include Show Tunes, Rock n’ Roll, German, Italian, Russian, as well as the Standards.

Explore the Food & Craft Vendors
Explore over 30 vendors selling food, crafts and specialty items throughout the festival grounds.

Poconos' Wurst Festival - Kiffles from BabaNonna Austrian Strudel
German Style Roasted Nuts
Grilled Polska Kielbasa and Hotdogs
Pierogies and stuffed cabbage
Sausage & Peppers
Smoked bratwurst sliders
Speckled Lemonade & Iced Teas
saurbraten, kaseschnitzel dinners and assorted wursts
Smoked dry Chili Spice Blends
and much more

The 2016 Bier Stein Olympics
presented by Resort Beverage Company

Bier Stein Olympics - Stein Hoisting

Stein Hoisting
How long can you hoist? The game is simple, how long can you hold a two, 1 Liter steins filled to the brim with liquid? The steins must be held by a straight ninety degree arm in front of entrant, parallel to the floor with elbows locked. Once entrant’s elbow bends or spills/drops the stein, entrant loses the contest.

Liter Stein Bucket Race

Liter Stein Bucket Race
Speed and accuracy are key... Teams of four will compete in a bier stein water relay where each player will fill the next player's stein until they overflow the bucket at the end.

Beer Belly Contest

Beer Belly Contest
Fellas, do you think your gut has what it takes to win this glorious recognition? If so, then come out and compete in the Wurst Fest Best Beer Belly contest. Candidates will be judged on size and personality by the audience. May the best belly win!

Kinder Kids Entertainment
presented by Pocono Medical Center

Fun for the kids (and the kids at heart)
- Inflatable Bavarian Slide
- Bavarian Juggling Shows
- Face Painting
- "Hot Dog" & Pig Races

Tickets & Parking

Tickets on sale April 1, 2017 Schedule of Events Directions

Child (5-12)
Child (4 & Under)
Discount tickets are available online until 4:00pm on Friday, July 21, 2017.
Additional tickets are available at the gate during the festival.
Child (5-12)
Child (4 & Under)
Festival Parking
All festival parking is free

Cash and all major credit cards accepted at the gate.
All coupons must be printed and presented at time of purchase.
There is ATM available on site.