Everything You Need to Know About the Bratwurst Festival in Bucyrus, Ohio!

Bucyrus, Ohio, is known for many things – our inviting, small town charm, our beautiful downtown, and our bratwurst! We are so famous for our bratwurst that we’ve even been dubbed the “Bratwurst Capital of America.” Every year, we hold a three-day event the third weekend in August that’s all about the delicious German sausage. The Bratwurst Festival in Bucyrus, Ohio, is a favorite of people both near and far! Here’s everything you need to know to schedule your trip to the 2018 Bratwurst Festival.

If you’re planning a getaway to Bucyrus, be sure to check out our complimentary Central Ohio Vacation Guide! It’s easily accessed and packed with information about our town. Inside, you’ll find our top recommendations for everything to do in Bucyrus, such as where to find the best dining, entertainment, and fun – like exploring the Bratwurst Festival in Bucyrus, Ohio!

The 2018 Bratwurst Festival in Bucyrus, Ohio – What You Need to Know!

Our biggest and best event, the Bratwurst Festival, is a fantastic time to visit Bucyrus! This year, the Bratwurst Festival will be held on August 16th-18th, 2018. Here are our top tips for getting the most out of your trip to the Bratwurst Festival in Bucyrus, Ohio.

1. The Bratwurst Festival has been a Bucyrus tradition for 51 years!

Time-honored and beloved by the entire town, our celebration of all things bratwurst has been a town tradition since the summer of 1968! Our local festival continues to grow in both crowds and events. Today, you can catch over ten different events at the Bratwurst Festival, including contests, pageants, and parades.

2. Be sure to stick around for the competitions.

The incredible bratwurst is just the beginning of the fun! The events of the Bratwurst Festival are a mix of both serious competition and hilarious fun. Check out the beautiful arts and crafts submitted by our talented Bucyrus citizens and then head over to the entertaining Mustache and Beard Contest. And that’s just the start of the excitement!

3. The FC Bank Stage is the perfect place to watch the fun.

With nightly free shows, the FC Bank Stage is the best place to indulge in your favorite bratwurst and enjoy the music! There will also be plenty of rides and family activities. Tickets for the rides are available for $1.25 each, or you can purchase a value pack of 10 tickets for $10 or 24 tickets for $20.

The Best Place to Stay During the Bucyrus Bratwurst Festival

pet-friendly cherry suite at Hideaway

If you’re looking for a relaxing hotel to stay in during your time at the Bucyrus Bratwurst Festival, look no further than the HideAway Country Inn. Our beautiful guest rooms come with luxurious amenities. Many of our suites even feature Jacuzzi tubs! Best of all, our rates include a full, homemade breakfast to start your day off right. HideAway Inn is the perfect way to enjoy all that Bucyrus and the Bratwurst Festival has to offer! Check our availability and contact us to begin planning your trip today.