Join us on July 19 & 20 for the Poconos' Wurst Festival at Shawnee Mountain Ski Area.
POCONOS' WURST FESTIVAL
JULY 19 & 20, 2014
11am to 6pm
Tickets Available at the Gate  |  Schedule - PDF / Mobile  |  Directions

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 3 stages of music, traditional costumed dance performances, pig and “hot dog” races, ethnic craft vendors, newRoman Osadca, garlid grower and speaker. “Bier Stein Olympics”- fun games for adults and plenty of wursts, wieners, kielbasa, pierogies and cold brews. Children’s entertainment will include the Puppen Meister marionette show, Brat Man living statue, rubber duck races, bavarian juggling shows and face painting.

Bring your appetite... Food vendors will be serving up the best wursts, potato salad, red cabbage, apple strudel, BBQ kielbase, pierogi, potatoe pancake pastie, sauerkraut, stuffed cabbage, potato dumplings, sauerbraten, bratwurst, schnitz un knepp, schweineschnitzel, szaszlyk, bigos, kiszka, golonka and more. Nello's Specialty Meats - Old World Sausage making with Nello.

Old World Sausage Making Demos... Using commonly found ingredients and meats, Nello's Specialty Meats, will show Wurst festival-goers how to prepare a variety of sausage products that can be made at home. Located under the demo tent.

Tastings from Shawnee... ShawneeCraft will be serving up a ShawneeCraft Brewing Company. Only 2.5 miles from Shawnee Mountain Ski Area. Stop by for a brewery tour.delicious pairing of their very own Double Pale and Nello's Brats. Stop by and try Bratwurst Sliders with Caramelized Onions and ShawneeCraft Double Pale Ale Mustard-Cheddar Sauce on a Pretzel Bun paired with 2oz. samples of ShawneeCraft Double Pale. Located under the demo tent.

Join us for a weekend of family fun & entertainment!

Festival Details

Click on the sections below to explore the Poconos' Wurst Festival music line-up, entertainment, vendors and children's area.

Schedule of Events - PDF / Mobile

MUSIC LINE-UP & HSV BAVARIA DANCERS

Meet the garlic growers of the Pocono Garlic Festival. Celebrating 20 years of Pocono garlic.


The Chardon Polka Band
- Website | Facebook
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. Performing both Saturday & Sunday.

 

The Austrian Boys will be performing on Saturday and Sunday at the Poconos' Wurst Festival.

The Austrian Boys - Website | Facebook
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. Performing both Saturday & Sunday.

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. Performing on Sunday.

Eddie Derwin & the Polka Naturals -
The Polka Naturals were founded in 1984 under the direction of accordionist Eddie Derwin, is a favorite traditional Polka band from the Pennsylvania Coal Region performing at festivals and functions throughout the tri-state area. Performing both Saturday & Sunday.

 

The Apple Strudel Gang will be performing on Saturday and Sunday at the Poconos' Wurst Festival.

The Apple Strudel Gang - Facebook
The Apple Strudel Gang is an authentic German band with a bit of the American Songbook thrown in. We play many Oktoberfest in NY, PA and NJ. Performing on Saturday.

 

The Apple Strudel Gang will be performing on Saturday and Sunday at the Poconos' Wurst Festival.

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

BIER STEIN OLYMPICS & NEW BEER BELLY CONTEST

Meet the garlic growers of the Pocono Garlic Festival. Celebrating 20 years of Pocono garlic.


THE BIER STEIN OLYMPICS AND BEST BEER BELLY CONTEST
Held Saturday & Sunday during the festival

Sign-Up Early at Guest Services in the courtyard!
Limited Spots! Must be 21+ to play. 

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.

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.

 

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!

 

1. No contest entry fee applies.
However, you must pay admission at the gate to enter the Festival.
2. All entries must be 21 years of age or older.
3. All entries must be willing to “bare the belly” to the audience.

 

SAUSAGE MAKING DEMOS, FUN FOR THE KIDS, POCONO VERTICAL VENTURES

Nello's Specialty Meats will have old world sausage making demos both days of the Poconos' Wurst Festival.

“Old World” Sausage Making presented by Nello’s Specialty Meats of Nazareth, PA. 

 

Apprenticed under Master Butcher Guenther “Hank” Schineller, Nello Loiacono will present and demonstrate the craft of “Old World” sausage making. Using commonly found ingredients and meats, Nello will show Wurst festival-goers how to prepare a variety of sausage products that can be made at home. Nello will also grill up specialty products for taste-testing and he’ll have recipes to give out.

To learn more about Nello and his outstanding, high quality specialty meat products, please click here.


Nello's Specialty Meats

610-759-0628 | 500 Schoeneck Avenue, Nazareth, PA 18064

ShawneeCraft Brewing Company. Only 2.5 miles from Shawnee Mountain Ski Area. Stop by for a brewery tour.

Craft Beer & Brats... ShawneeCraft will be serving up a delicious pairing of their very own Double Pale and Nello's Brats. Stop by and try Bratwurst Sliders with Caramelized Onions and ShawneeCraft Double Pale Ale Mustard-Cheddar Sauce on a Pretzel Bun paired with 2oz. samples of ShawneeCraft Double Pale.

 

ShawneeCraft Brewing Company
570-213-5151 | One River Road, Shawnee on Delaware, PA 18356

More Family Fun...

- Puppen Meister Marionette Shows & Games
- "Hot Dog" Pig & Dog Races
- German "Brat" Man
- Bavarian Juggling Shows
- Face Painting
- Huge Inflatable Bavarian Slide
- German & Polish Dancers

 

Pocono Vertical Ventures at the Poconos Wurst Festival.

Go vertical at Pocono Vertical Ventures WITH a Jump Platform,
two clear Climbing Walls and three bungee Trampolines.

 

The 40 foot Jump Tower has two auto-belays that allow harnessed guests to free fall jump from the top while attached to the belay system. After a ten foot maximum acceleration, the belay catches your speed and slowly lowers you to the ground. On each side of the jump platform there are two clear climbing walls with two stations that allow harnessed climbers to ascend up the wall with the safety of never being able to fall thanks to the built in belay system. Once at the top just drop back and be safely lowered to the ground. And finally, the three station bungee trampolines allow harnessed guests to jump and flip while attached with bungee cords to two aluminum poles for safety. Adjusted for height and weight, guests get to experience the feeling of zero gravity while they jump and fly through the air. *Additional charge*


Festival Photos

Check out the Chardon Polka Band at the Poconos' Wurst Festival on July 19 & 20.

Tickets & Parking

Plenty of tickets available at the gate. 
See you this Saturday & Sunday from 11am to 6pm both days.


Advance 1-Day Tickets

Adult - $12
Child (age 5-12) - $10
Child (Age 4 & Under) - Free

Advance 2-Day Tickets

Adult - $20
Child (age 5-12) - $20
Child (Age 4 & Under) - Free

Gate 1-Day Tickets

Adult - $15
Child (age 5-12) - $12
Child (Age 4 & Under) - Free

Gate 2-Day Tickets

Adult - $24
Child (age 5-12) - $24
Child (Age 4 & Under) - Free

Festival Parking

Parking is free.

Cash and all major credit cards accepted at the gate.
Discount tickets are available until 4:00pm on Friday, July 18, 2014.
Additional tickets are available at the gate.

ATM available on site.