Spring is festival season in Hermann, where they celebrate everything from bacon and the city’s German heritage to vehicles and, of course, wine.
May is a particularly busy month in Hermann, with the arrival of the annual Maifest celebration and other activities. It’s also a beautiful time of year to explore the countryside around Hermann, where flowers and trees are bursting with color and life.
Here’s a look at some of the upcoming spring festivals you’ll find in Hermann:
• Wild Bacon Wine Trail, May 7-8: Smoky, savory and always delicious, bacon pairs with wine at seven stops on the scenic Hermann Wine Trail. Event hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. Advance tickets required.
• Maifest, May 21-22: An old-fashioned celebration of spring, with German music, dancing, children’s games, parades, Maypole dancers, food and beer gardens. This is one of Missouri's oldest and best-loved German festivals.
• Ford Blue Oval Rally, May 26-28: Ford vehicles, from race cars to tractors, and Ford enthusiasts gather in Hermann for a rally, sponsored by the Midwest Blue Oval Ford Club. Show off your Ford, stay at a charming B&B, cruise country roads to area wineries, shop for one-of-a-kind treasures at shops and galleries in the historic district.
Learn more about Hermann and all of its upcoming festivals at VisitHermann.com.