Guide for Volksfest in New Orleans, Louisiana

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Volksfest is the traditional German celebration of spring and outdoor activities after a long winter.  Deutsches Haus is a German organization in the Gulf South.  They will be having a Volksfest celebration on Friday, March 22, 2024, and Saturday, March 23, 2024, at the Deutsches Haus in New Orleans.

Bring portable chairs to sit under the lovely oaks on the Haus property.  Dachshund Races start on Saturday, March 23 at 2 pm and your dog must be registered in advance.  There will be soccer shoutouts throughout the day on Friday and Saturday.

There will be Wine Tasting at Volksfest and it will be at 2 pm.  The Schnapps Tasting will be on Saturday at 4 pm.  Tickets will be required and you must be 21+ with valid photo ID to purchase tickets.

New Orleans Volksfest Menu

  • Bratwurst in Bun
  • Kielbasa on a Stick
  • Currywurst on a Bed of Fries
  • Goulash over Spaetzle
  • Doner Kebobs
  • Fish Sandwich
  • Chicken Nuggets
  • French Fries
  • Soft, fresh baked Pretzels
  • Drinks
  • Cake
  • Decorated Cookies

New Orleans Volksfest Schedule

Friday, March 22

  • 4:00 pm – Festival opens
  • 4:45 pm – Maypole
  • 5:00 pm – Music by Bier Musikanten DH
  • 6:15 pm – Opening Ceremony with choirs
  • 6:50 pm – Maypole
  • 7:00 pm – Music by Holy Schnitzel
  • 10:00 pm – Closing

Saturday, March 23

  • 11:00 am – Festival opens for Day 2
  • 12:15 pm – Maypole
  • 12:30 pm – Dachshund Races begin
  • 2:00 pm – Wine Tasting
  • 2:45 pm – Maypole
  • 3:00 pm – Music by Prost
  • 4:00 pm – Schnapps Tasting
  • 6:30 pm – Music by Wurst Case Scenario
  • 8:00 pm – Maypole
  • 10:00 pm – Volksfest ends

Deutsches Haus members and children under 12 have free admission.  Admission is $5 for everyone else.

If you’d like to go to Volksfest and look the part, look at this selection for womenAnd this selection is for men.

German Cuisine

If you enjoyed the German food at Volksfest and want to learn more about German cooking, try these cookbooks.  Add use our links to see how to save money on each one.

Or you can enjoy German cuisine in the four best German restaurants in New Orleans based on customer reviews.

  1. Bratz Y’all
  2. Luke
  3. Deutsches Haus
  4. Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant

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