The Fischer Park Nature Education Center, 1946 Monarch Way, New Braunfels, will host the fifth annual Monarch Fall Festival on Nov. 2 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

Held at the Fischer Park Hilltop Pavilion Plaza and Nature Education Center, New Braunfels families can expect a day of fall family-activities, according to a city of New Braunfels news release.

Along with scarecrow and pumpkin decorating, the festival will feature monarch butterfly-themed activities, such as tagging and butterfly crafts and a Monarch Fall Festival scarecrow contest.

The contest is open to families, businesses and nonprofit organizations and is free to enter, but registration is required. Contest rules state that participants will be judged on showmanship, most creative and best promotion of the three-Rs: reduce, reuse and recycle.

The amphitheater stage will showcase performances by Dance by Design Studio, Premiere Ballet Company and the New Braunfels Performing Arts Academy, and the Native Plant Society of Texas will hold a native plant sale during the festival, the release said.

“This year’s festival will also include opportunities to learn about monarch butterflies, their habitats and what you can do to make a difference,” city of New Braunfels Recreation Program Supervisor Sonja Mlenars said.

For more information on the fifth annual Monarch Fall Festival, visit or call the Fischer Park Nature Education Center at 830-221-4375.