Guide: September and October events in and around New Braunfels

Sept. 17

Alliance conservation social and fundraiser

The Comal County Conservation Alliance hosts a free social and fundraiser at Gruene Grove, 1263 Gruene Road, New Braunfels, from 4-8 p.m. The event includes live music, free appetizers and a silent auction in recognition of Comal County’s rivers and landscapes.

Sept. 19

Come and Taste It

Meet the best winemakers in Texas at The Grapevine in the Gruene Historic District, 1612 Hunter Road, New Braunfels. Complimentary tastings are from 5-8 p.m. on the third Thursday of every month through December. Events feature prize giveaways and live music. 830-606-0093.

Sept. 20

Food for Thought

A Das Rec, 345 Landa Street, New Braunfels, community lunch and learn series will be the third Friday of every month through May. Local businesses and organizations offer educational and health-focused information. Noon-1 p.m. Das Rec members only. No cost.

Sept. 21

League of Women Voters centennial meeting

The League of Women Voters of the Comal Area celebrates the centennial of the 19th Amendment with a kickoff meeting at Das Rec, 345 Landa St., New Braunfels, from 2-4 p.m. 830-643-4657. No cost to attend.

Sept. 22

Worship in Landa park

Head to the Landa Park Dance Slab, 34 Gazebo Circle, New Braunfels, for a 10:45 a.m. Sunday worship service hosted by St. Paul Lutheran Church. Enjoy games for all ages, music and food. Family and friends welcome. No cost.

Sept. 24-29

Comal County Fair

The 126th Comal County Fair features the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association rodeo, antique shows and more. Free (Tue.-Wed., Thu. until 4 p.m., Sun.), $5 (ages 6-11 Thu. 4-11 p.m., Fri.-Sat.), $10 (age 12 and older). 701 E. Common St., New Braunfels. 830-625-1505.

Oct. 4

Wunder of New Braunfels

Stroll downtown New Braunfels the first Friday of every month through December as local businesses stay open late and offer special promotions. Costs vary. 6-8 p.m.

Oct. 5

Comal ISD Back the Future Kids & Family Expo

The Comal ISD Council of PTAs will host a family resource and education event at Pieper Ranch Middle School, 1106 Kinder Parkway, San Antonio, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Resources will be available on family advocacy, health awareness and children’s services. 830-221-2114.

Oct. 6

Tammi Fest arts and music festival

The second annual Tammi Fest arts and music festival features musician Terri Hendrix and friends at the Harper Brothers Building, 417 Main St., Martindale. 1 p.m.-6 p.m.Proceeds benefit the non-profit Own Your Own Universe organization. $30 (12 and under free).

Oct. 10-13

Gruene Music & Wine Festival

The 33rd annual Gruene Music & Wine Festival brings  wine, music, food and craft beer together for a four-day event. 21 and up. ID required. Proceeds benefit United Way of Comal County. 5:30 p.m (Thu.-Fri.), noon-10 p.m. (Sat.), Sun. 1-10 p.m. $15 (in advance), $20 (general admission at door). 1601 Hunter Rd., New Braunfels. 830-629-5077.

Oct. 11-12

34th annual Friends of New Braunfels Public Library book sale

The Friends of New Braunfels Public Library annual book sale returns at the New Braunfels Civic/Convention Center, 375 S. Castell, Ave., New Braunfels, Oct. 11-12. Free admission. Credit cards accepted. 9 a.m.-7:30 p.m. (Fri.), 9 a.m.-12 p.m. (Sat.)

Oct. 18-19

Soul searching in the historic Comal Cemetery

Find the spirit of historic New Braunfels in a guided nighttime tour of the 150-year-old Comal Cemetery, 301 Peace Ave., New Braunfels. Tours at 6 p.m. (Fri.), 5:30 p.m. (Sat.). $20. Tickets available at the Parks and Recreation office, 110 Golf Course Road, New Braunfels. 830-221-4350.

Oct. 20

First annual Downtown Harvest Dinner

A new downtown event will feature family-style dining from a number of local restaurants. Funds raised support downtown landscaping projects by the New Braunfels Downtown Association. 500 Main Plaza, New Braunfels.

By Ian Pribanic
Ian Pribanic covers city government, transportation, business and education news for Community Impact Newspaper in the Keller-Roanoke-Northeast Fort Worth areas. A Washington D.C. native and University of North Texas graduate, Ian was previously an editor for papers in Oklahoma, West Texas and for Community Impact in New Braunfels.


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