On Oct. 28, crowds gathered downtown in festive attire to celebrate the seventh annual Dia de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, to remember and celebrate the lives of lost loved ones. The festival included live music, face painting, food and drink vendors, shopping, and more.
From Nov. 3-12, the Wurstfest grounds near Landa Park were packed with attendees enjoying pitchers of beer, German cuisine, live music and vendors. Originating in 1961, Wurstfest began as a one-day festival created by the city meat inspector, Ed Grist, as a festival to honor sausage, according to the Wurstfest website. The festival has grown to be 10 days full of celebrating New Braunfels’ German heritage.
Sierra is an education reporter covering Comal, New Braunfels, San Marcos and Hays ISDs. She graduated from Texas State University with a degree in journalism and media studies in 2020. When she joined Community Impact in July 2022, she covered education, local government, transportation, business and real estate development in the New Braunfels community. Prior to CI, Sierra served as the managing editor of San Marcos Corridor News and spent time as a senior reporter for the University Star. When she is not writing, she enjoys reading and traveling.
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