The Long Game: Creating lasting conservation in a high growth region
The Comal County Conservation Alliance will host a program to educate the community on approaches the Hill Country Alliance and Texas Hill Country Conservation Network are employing to shift the future of the region. Speaker Katherine Romans, Executive Director of Hill Country Alliance will inform those attending on the role they can play in conservation efforts.
- Sept. 12, 6-7:30 p.m.
- McKenna Events Center, 801 W. San Antonio St, New Braunfels
The 130th annual Comal County Fair & Rodeo will feature multiple events, including a barbecue cook-off, food vendors, commercial exhibits and a livestock show. Classic fair attractions, including carnival rides and a rodeo, will also take place. The parade will occur Sept. 29 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in downtown New Braunfels.
- Sept. 27-Oct. 1, times vary
- $5 (children), $10-$300 (adults)
- 701 E. Common St., New Braunfels
A collaboration between Splice Records and Saint Arnold Brewing Co., the annual camping and independent music festival on the Guadalupe River will feature live music from all over Texas. Night Drive, Urban Heat and The Black Angels are among the artists that will be playing at the festival.
- Sept. 28-Oct. 1, times vary
- Tickets start at $295
- KL Ranch Camp, 5455 River Road, New Braunfels
Get in the seasonal spirit by attending the first annual pumpkin patch at Rockin’ R in Gruene. The Little Pumpkin’s Play Patch for kids will feature a corn pit, jump pad, scarecrow dressing, crafts, picnic area, bubble station, and other games. The Fall Market and Festival will take place from Oct. 28-29 and offer seasonal vendors, face painting, food trucks and more.
- Sept. 30-Nov. 18: 10 a.m.-8p.m. (Pumpkin Patch), 10 a.m.-6 p.m. (Little Pumpkin’s Play Patch), Oct. 28-29 (Fall Market & Festival)
- Free (pumpkin patch), $10 (Little Pumpkin Play Patch)
- 1405 Gruene Road, New Braunfels
Live music, silent auctions, and wine and craft beer tastings will fill the streets of Gruene during the annual festival. The festival will raise funds for the United Way of Comal County, a nonprofit with a mission to improve the quality of life for local residents.
- Oct. 5-8, times vary
- Ticket prices vary
- Gruene Hall, 1281 Gruene Road, New Braunfels
Get into the spooky spirit by watching a ballet about Count Dracula, his brides and Transylvania. The Halloween classic will feature performances from New Braunfels-based Ballet Texas.
- Oct. 7, 7 p.m.
- Brauntex Theatre, 290 W. San Antonio St., New Braunfels
A total of 40 artists from across the country will gather in New Braunfels to create artwork that emphasizes the historical and natural beauty of the city. Multiple events will take place, and artists are challenged to complete as many works of art as possible before the submission deadline Oct. 13. A reception and awards ceremony will be held at the New Braunfels Art League on Oct. 13 from 5-8 p.m. The artists’ final works of art will be on sale at the New Braunfels Art League on Oct. 14.
- Oct. 9-14, times vary
- $25 (artist registration fee)
- New Braunfels Art League, 239 W. San Antonio St., New Braunfels
Attendees can get ready for the holiday season by shopping from vendors at the Hollydays Market. Concessions will be available on-site, and wine will be served to those in attendance. Santa will be at the market, and a photo booth will also be available for holiday-themed photos.
- Oct. 12, 11 a.m.-7 p.m.; Oct. 13-14, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; Oct. 15, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
- New Braunfels Civic Center, 375 S. Castell Ave., New Braunfels