There is a dilema here in Brenham..
(Image from austinbeertown.com)
In this little village of Brenham, Texas some things are considered sacrosanct..... Blue Bell Ice Cream, Sausage, and especially the German tradition Maifest which Brenham has been celebrating since 1881.
This is a two day event Friday (Junior Maifest) the litttle kids, and Saturday (Senior Maifest) high school age. Each has their own parade and a King and Queen is crowned at two seperate coronations or pageants with German music, sausage and lots of beer and Blue Bell Ice Cream, which lasts until the wee hours of the morning......At the end of the "Coronations" each child is announced alphabetically and if your name begins with a "W" like Winkleman you're in for a long nite.
As you can see the costumes are amazing, they are incorporated with very long trains consisting of thousands of beads depicting the theme of that year's fest. Isn't she cute?
This was the Blue Bell Float in 1925.
This was the stage for the 2010 Maifest. See the Macy's sign???????
They have stepped it up a little from earlier times.....
The "Rockettes" from 2010.
Brenham we have a problem......
: Cinco de Mayo is ON THE SAME DAY!
Isn't She cute?????????
The Mexican Holiday everyone across the country celebrates. Mariachi or Tejano Music, Mexican food, and Margaritas......(image from thepartydress.net)
SOOOOOOO Do I wear My Sombrero or my Leiderhozen??????
Neither......MAYBE YOU WEAR A BIG FANCY HAT!!!!!
It's Derby Day too!(image fromkentuckyderbyonline.com)
Hats and Mint Juleps in silver cups are the tradition here. (image from hatatitude.com)
Big Hats!!!!! (image from thewifehatessports.com) Great Photo by Cindy Pierson Dulay.
Yum!!!!!!(IMAGE FROM ESQUIRE.COM)
Enjoy your day in your outfit of choice and start with a beer, follow with a margarita and at 5:00 Central time
Don a Sombrero, your leiderhozen and watch the Kentucky Derby with a Mint Julep. Enjoy!