Celebrate the history of the Bluff Schuetzenverein, a German marksmanship and social organization which once made its home on the grounds of Kreische Brewery & Monument Hill state historic sites. In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, the Bluff Scheutzenverein hosted dances, concerts, picnics and shooting competitions which welcomed people from across Texas. Sites staff and volunteers will commemorate these traditions with a day featuring entertainment, community booths, family activities, living history demonstrations, special tours, food and drink, and more. 

The FREE Family Fest features Something for Everyone, All Day Long, including:

  • Community booths
  • Guided tours
  • Living history programs
  • Special exhibits
  • Classes & demonstrations
  • Laser shooting gallery
  • Festival games
  • Food & drinks

Visit www.bluffschuetzenfest.org for more information.

Within the Festival grounds is the Texas History on Tap Beer Garden fundraiser, open 1-7pm, where ticketed guests can taste Texas’s brewing heritage and meet the teams behind their favorite breweries. This year's beer garden will include craft brewers from around the state, with exclusive special releases inspired by Texas History being served for the first time at the event. 

The Texas History on Tap Beer Garden also features:

  • Texas craft breweries
  • Main entertainment stage
  • Event tent & social space
  • Dance floor
  • Texas wines
  • Your favorite Texas breweries
  • A good ol’ time on the Bluff.  

History of SchuetzenFest:  
For half a century, between the 1870s and 1920s, the Bluff Schuetzenverein invited people from across Texas to gather on the Bluff overlooking La Grange. They participated in marksmanship competitions, celebrated the holidays, enjoyed picnics, played games for young and old, and danced to German folk music.