Austin’s German heritage organization, the Austin Saengerrunde, has teamed up with HOPE Farmers’ Market to bring a bier and käse (cheese) festival to the heart of Texas. On Saturday, June 4, the historic Saengerrunde Halle and Scholz Garten will transport locals to the streets of Deutschland with German bier, cheese and festive tunes. This will be the first year of the Grilled Käse Competition, where local chefs and cheese connoisseurs will compete for recognition of their cheese mastery.
With each ticket purchase, festival-goers will receive a commemorative glass boot (to drink the bier from, of course), bier tasting tickets and samples of cheeses. Guests will also be entered into a drawing for free round-trip tickets to Frankfurt, Germany for their own Deutschland adventures.
“This event is the chance for the Saengerrunde to introduce itself to the city and share its history and culture,” said Reagan Roland of the Austin Saengerrunde.