Downtown Spooktacular, Fall Fest and more upcoming events in New Braunfels

Several Halloween-themed events are scheduled for this week in New Braunfels. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Several Halloween-themed events are scheduled for this week in New Braunfels. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

Several Halloween-themed events are scheduled for this week in New Braunfels. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

Several New Braunfels businesses and groups will host Halloween and fall-themed events during the last week of October. Below are just a few of the festivities taking place in New Braunfels this week. This list is not comprehensive.

Oct. 28: Downtown New Braunfels Spooktacular

From 5-6:30 p.m. more than a dozen businesses, the New Braunfels Police Department and the New Braunfels Fire Department will participate in the annual downtown trick-or-treating event that provides children with a safe place to celebrate Halloween. The city will also host a virtual costume contest for children ages 0-13 and families. Signs with a QR registration code will be available downtown and winners will be announced Nov. 1. Free. Downtown New Braunfels. 830-221-4000. For more information, visit the event FaceBook page.

Oct. 30: Halloween 5K and Lil’ Monster 1K

Beginning at 8 a.m., racers can participate in a 5K or 1K race while wearing their Halloween costumes. The run will travel through Gruene and will be followed by a best-costume contest. Check in begins at 6:45 a.m. and the costume contest will begin at 9:30 a.m. $10-$30, depending on race selected and registration date. Visit the Athlete Rockin R River Rides, 1405 Gruene Road, New Braunfels. 830-629-999. Guild website to sign up.


Oct. 30: Oakwood Fall Fest

Wear a Halloween costume to Oakwood Church’s annual Fall Fest. Hosted by Oakwood Kids Ministry, the event will include games, bounce houses, rides, trunk or treat, and food trucks. 2-5 p.m. Free. 2154 Loop 337, New Braunfels. 830-625-0267. www.oakwoodnb.com

Oct. 30: Halloween Festival and Night Market

Hosted by Hill Country Conferences, NB PetFest and more, this Halloween event will include entertainment for all ages. Guests can enjoy trick-or-treating, a foam party, games, inflatables, food trucks, a night market, and more. 5-9 p.m. Free, though donations of canned goods are encouraged. Gruene Outpost River Lodge, 1273 River Terrace, New Braunfels. [email protected] Visit the event FaceBook page for more information.

Oct. 31: Krause’s Halloween Costume Party

Visit Krause’s Cafe on Halloween for live music by The Alli Mattice Band, spooky drink specials and a chance to participate in the costume contest. Participants must register with the hostess upon arrival and the contest will begin at 7:15 p.m. Free to enter. 148 S. Castell Ave., New Braunfels. 830-625-2807. www.krausescafe.com
By Lauren Canterberry

Reporter, New Braunfels

Lauren joined Community Impact Newspaper as a reporter in October 2019. After graduating with a degree in journalism from the University of Georgia in Athens, Georgia, Lauren was a freelance journalist and worked as a college English teacher in China. At CI, Lauren covers education, local government, transportation, business, real estate development and nonprofits in New Braunfels.



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