Pflugerville’s largest community festival, the Deutschen Pfest is May 19-21, 2017.
Starting Friday at 5 p.m.the Deutschen Pfest kicks off a weekend of fun. Event highlights include the live music concert stage and performances at the Gilleland gazebo and numerous booth vendors.
Headliners include:Gary P. Nunn established himself as an icon of Lone Star Music and was inducted in the Texas Hall of Fame. He has been honored by Governor Rick Perry as “The Music Ambassador of Texas”. Nunn’s achievements include awards with several gold and platinum records for writing, publishing and performing. Nunn is an independent music pioneer who continues to oversee his own record label and performs almost every weekend at top music venues throughout Texas and beyond. His new album, TAKING TEXAS TO THE COUTRY, features three new tunes that will have your heart feeling the roots of country music.
Shelly King is a musical Ambassador of the Austin, Texas Sound. Her blend of original blues, rock, folk, country, soul and gospel led her to be the first woman appointed by the Texas Legislature to represent the state as its Official Texas State Artist. She has won Austin Music Awards for Song of The Year and Best Roots Rock Band. Her songs have been recorded by numerous national and international artists and appeared in feature films.
The Walburg Boys, a five-member band are known for their German, country, R&B, reggae, rock, and polka. Ronney Tippelt plays the accordion, sings and is considered one of the best yodelers in the United States. Rusty Swanson best at the fiddle, is a classically trained veteran of the Texas music scene. Scott Fischer, bass and sound mixer found his calling in German wide variety music. Steve Q, has been practicing the drums since the age of 12 and is the best Jeweler in Georgetown. Reese Liles, the lead guitarist, grew up on classic rock and now Bavarian polka. He is also a college guitar instructor and songwriter.
Children’s area: A special children’s area is setup in Gilleland Park with a petting farm, kiddie train, inflatables and puppet shows at the east gate of Deutschen Pfest at Gilleland Creek. No wristband is required to participate in the children’s area. At the petting farm children can feed animals of various types. The kiddie train is onsite giving rides around Pfluger Park. Take off your shoes and jump on the inflatables. The children’s area is open from noon to 8 p.m. Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday.
Enter Pfluger Park for the food vendors and shopping opportunities. Live music is featured all weekend long featuring great music including polka, yodeling, country, top 40 and more.
The 5K Pfun Run and Kids K is May 21 at 8 a.m. through downtown Pflugerville. After the run, enjoy pizza and beer at the finish line and then head to Pfluger Park for the final day of the Pfest.
Deutschen Pfest T-shirt sale: For $12 you can buy a souvenir shirt size S-Xl and $14 for 2XL and 3XL for the 41st annual Deutschen Pfest and receive free admission while wearing the shirt at the Pfest. Youth shirt sizes S-XL are $10. With Friday admission $5, Saturday $7 and Sunday $5 that’s a great deal! Come get your shirt at City Hall, 100 E. Main, or Pflugerville Recreation Center, 400 Immanuel Road, during office hours. The shirts are also sold at the Pfest.
Rain plan: If a day of the festival must be canceled due to the rain, it will be posted prominently on the city’s homepage and on the Deutschen Pfest page at www.deutschenpfest.com Please check the website before heading out.
Admission: Admission is $5 on Friday and Sunday, and $7 Saturday. Free admission all weekend with Deutschen Pfest T-shirt available for purchase at City Hall and the Recreation Center. Proceeds support Pflugerville park projects.
Parking: Parking is not available in Pfluger Park for Deutschen Pfest so guests are encouraged to enjoy free parking and free shuttles available from Pflugerville High School (1301 W. Pecan St.) which run from 30 minutes before the festival through 30 minutes after close. For full event schedule, map, parade route, 5K run details and more information about the Pfest, visit www.deutschenpfest.com