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Parade, 5K and Pfun at Deutschen Pfest
The Deutschen Pfest, Pflugerville's largest community festival, is May 20-22, 2016 at Pfluger Park, 515 City Park Road.
Pfluger Park opens at 5 p.m. on Friday, May 20 to kick off a weekend of fun. Event highlights include the live music concert stage and performances at the Gilleland gazebo and numerous booth vendors.
Enter Pfluger Park for the food vendors and shopping opportunities. Live music is featured all weekend long featuring polka, yodeling, country, top 40 and more. Friday features music from Trick Shot and Suede. Saturday night headliner is Micky and the Motorcars and the Eggmen perform on Sunday.
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 admission is required to participate in the children's area. At the petting farm children can feed animals of various types. 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.
Carnival: Due to recent rains, the carnival is setup in the Gilleland Creek Pool parking lot at 700 Railroad this year. Wristbands are $20.
The 5K Pfun Run and Kids K is May 22 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. Get your T-shirt at the gate.
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, visitwww.deutschenpfest.com.
After 30 minutes Texas Parks and Wildlife caught 67 bass (134 per hour) with 20 over 14-inches and four over 18-inches. The largest was 20-inches (4.2 lbs.) which TXP&W described as favorable. According to the report, smaller bass indicate good spawning and recruitment. Body condition (relative weight) was satisfactory and decent amounts of sunfish, shad, crappie, a few grass carp, channel catfish, and a few large common carp as well.
With all the growth going on in our city, it's no surprise that Pflugerville would be in the list of fastest growing cities in the nation with a population of 50,000 or more. The City Council focuses on quality of life issues and managing our growth, and 57,122 people call Pflugerville home and Pflugerville had a 4.5% population growth from 2014-2015. In 2015 there were 999 homes/apartment units built in Pflugerville. Pflugerville has grown by 21.7% since the 2010 census.
Friday 5/20: Deutschen Pfest (May 20-22)
Saturday 5/21: Story Time (L); Paws & Read (L) Deutschen Pfest
Monday 5/23: Movie Matinee – He Named Me Malala (L); Archery – Ages 7 years and older (April 25 – May 23) (P&R); Deutschen Pfest
Tuesday 5/24: City Council Meeting (B&C); Teen DIY: Watercolor Class (L); Pfarmers Market (P&R)
Wednesday 5/25: Conversational English (L); Techie Tweens: Decoder Glasses (L); Transit open house (O)
Thursday 5/26: Friends of the Library Book Sale (L); Turning Pages Book Club (L); Master Gardener Presentation: Month to Month Gardening for June, July, and August (L)
Legend: B&C – Board & Commissions; P&R – Parks & Recreation; L – Library; PD – Police; O - Other