Germanfest & Oktoberfest in Muenste
About the City of Muenster
The History of Muenster, TX: Muenster was founded in 1889 by German Catholic settlers Carl and Emil Flusche.
Muenster Chamber of Commerce: 202 East Division (Highway 82), Muenster, TX 76252. (940) 759-2227
Our Annual Germanfest Celebration: Each year we celebrate our German heritage with a three-day festival on the last full weekend in April. This festival, Germanfest, attracts thousands who spend days eating mouthwatering German sausage, scrumptious apple strudel, hearty cheeses and homemade bread, cakes and pies. Events include a 5k and 15k Germanfest Fun Run, a Metric Century Bicycle Rally, a Sausage and Rib Cook-Off, as well as entertainment for the whole family. Mimes, magicians, clowns, and storytellers, entertain children in the Karneval and Kinder Theater, while Mom and Dad delight in dancing, music, arts and crafts, a rock-climbing wall, folk dancing, and two stages with non-stop entertainment.
Shopping in Muenster
Fischer’s Meat Market & Grocery: Founded in 1927, Fischer’s Meat Market & Grocery is a third-generation family business with both old-fashioned know-how (all of their meat is still hand-trimmed) and state-of–the-art modern technology. The store also features the the only known glockenspiel in the state of Texas, which, during operating hours, plays traditional German celebration music while seven animated characters rotate. 304 North Main Street, Muenster, TX 76252 (940) 759-4211
Gehrig’s Hardware: Bridal registry; sporting goods; hardware; shoe, tarp, tent & trampoline repairs. Sewing machine and vacuum cleaner repair. Red Wing boots and shoes. 210 North Main Street, Muenster, TX 76252. (940) 759-4112
Sister’s Gift Store: Sister’s has unique gifts for the entire family. From our toy section to our leather goods, sterling jewelry, clocks, pictures, teapots and much more. 220 North Main Street, Muenster, TX 76252 (940) 759-5090
Bayer’s Kolonialwaren und Backeri: Retail and wholesale baking. Featured items include many types of specialty breads, donuts, cookies and nine flavors of strudel. Sausage kolaches & chicken peppers. 804 East Division (Highway 82), Muenster, TX 76252 (940) 759-282
Eating in Muenster
Doc’s Bar & Restaurant: Doc’s Bar & Grill is housed in a building that dates back to the 1920s and served as Muenster’s first hospital and pharmacy. The building was painstakingly restored and re-opened as a bar and grill serving appetizers, salads, burgers, and daily specials. 113 North Main Street, Muenster, TX 76252 (940) 759-2031
Rohmer’s Restaurant: A three-generation family restaurant that has been in operation for over 50 years. Rohmer’s serves German and Mexican foods, Bar-B-Que, as well as traditional foods. Catering facilities also offered for picnics, banquets, weddings and just any occasion.
Close to Muenster and Highly Recommended
Weinhof Winery: Weinhof Winery is a small, family-run winery offering fruit and specialty wines. Nestled in the small close-knit community of Forestburg, Texas, Weinhof Winery offers its visitors a blend of old world charm coupled with new world Texas hospitality. Visitors can enjoy tastings of Weinhof Winery's sweet and dry fruit wines, as well as their dry red and white grape wines. Owned by Larry & Brenda Thompson. Open Saturdays from 12:00-8:00 pm, Sundays from 1:00-5:00 pm and by appointment during the week. 16678 F.M. 455, Forestburg, Texas 76239 (940) 964-2552
Lavender Ridge Farms: Originally a strawberry & melon farm in the 1920’s & 30’s, Lavender Ridge Farms opened in 2006 as a lavender, cut-flower, and herb farm. The farm currently has 2 acres of lavender and recently added a naturally grown, pesticide and herbicide free pick your own vegetable garden and strawberry patch. A variety of herbs, perennials, annuals, and natives plants, handmade herbal soaps and lavender products are available in and around the Gift Shop. 2391 County Road 178, Gainesville, Texas 76240 (940) 665-6938
Elm Creek Manor Luxury Resort: Elm Creek Manor Luxury Spa Resort is carefully nestled on 14 beautiful acres surrounded by rolling hills dotted with towering Pecan trees. Centrally located just outside of Muenster and along the banks of two meandering creeks. Elm Creek Manor is a European style spa resort that offers beautiful rooms, organic gourmet meals, and spa treatments that invigorate and heal mind, body and soul. Located on FM 2739, just off Highway 82 and 10 miles from I35. (940) 759-2100
Ancient Ovens: Ready to slow down your busy life? Take a ride to North Texas Hill country and experience five-course gourmet meal made in an artisan, outdoor, wood-burning oven. Ancient Ovens delights in serving an outstanding array of Old World, hearth-baked, Italian-style cuisine to small and large groups in a scenic outdoor setting. Call for reservations. Small and large groups welcome. 857 Childress Road, Saint Jo, Texas 76265. (940) 366-4255
Arche Wines: Visit this estate vineyard and boutique winery and you’ll understand why people are saying "Texas wine is good wine.” The tasting room is open every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. or by appointment. 228 Wagner Road, Saint Jo, Texas 76265. (214) 908-9055