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How it started

About the Festival

Bucyrus is widely recognized as the “Bratwurst Capital of America”. The Bratwurst Festival was first celebrated in the summer of 1968.

Today, it is estimated that over 100,000 people travel from far and wide to the annual event, consuming tons of fire-roasted bratwurst recipes. Our brats were perfected by local butchers whose families emigrated here from Germany.

Festivities include the crowning of Bratwurst Royalty, daily parades, eating contests, and a stein auction. We round out the festivities with continuous free entertainment, craft and art show, rides, games, beer gardens, and most of all – our friendship and hospitality.

There are all kinds of activities to keep all ages entertained. There are daily parades, contests, auction and the FOOD! Thanks to our sponsors, there is plenty of FREE live entertainment.