New Braunfels closures to know for the Comal County Fair Parade holiday, Sept. 24

Several city of New Braunfels, Comal County and school facilities will be closed in observance of the Comal County Fair. (Warren Brown/Community Impact Newspaper)
Several city of New Braunfels, Comal County and school facilities will be closed in observance of the Comal County Fair. (Warren Brown/Community Impact Newspaper)

Several city of New Braunfels, Comal County and school facilities will be closed in observance of the Comal County Fair. (Warren Brown/Community Impact Newspaper)

As residents line up early Friday morning along South Seguin Avenue and East San Antonio Street for the 127th Comal County Fair Parade, many city and county offices and facilities will be closed for the day.

In New Braunfels, City Hall, the library, the municipal court, the parks and recreation office, the solid waste and recycling office, and the city recycling center, as well as the Westside Community Center will be closed Friday, Sep. 24, in observance of the holiday.

The New Braunfels Public Library will be closed throughout the weekend, as will the New Braunfels Municipal Court.

Das Rec, the city’s public gym, will remain open Friday from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. The Westside Community Center will reopen Saturday at 9 a.m. and the city recycle center will also reopen on Saturday.

Schools in New Braunfels and Comal ISDs will be closed for the fair day holiday. Comal County offices will also be closed.


The parade route begins around the intersection of West Nacogdoches and South Seguin avenues, and runs around the Main Plaza, then along East San Antonio Street over the Comal River Bridge, ending at Prince Solms Park.

The parade begins at 10 a.m. and will last about three hours. Lineup for parade participants begins at 7:30 a.m., and judging begins at 8:30 a.m.

The fair lasts through Sunday, Sep. 26, at the Comal County Fair Grounds, 701 E. Common St., New Braunfels.

By Eric Weilbacher

Editor, New Braunfels and San Marcos/Buda/Kyle

Eric joinedCommunity Impact Newspaper as an editor in July 2021, returning to journalism after several years in the New Braunfels business community. Prior to CI, Eric freelanced for multiple publications and was a reporter for the New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung. He brings a passion for accurate, compelling story telling and human interest to his work.



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