New Braunfels Fall Activity Guide


2019 Dos Rios Watershed Cleanup

Sept. 21

2019 Dos Rios Watershed Cleanup

The third annual Dos Rios Watershed Cleanup brings together local partners and volunteers to collect litter from river banks, parks and contributing watershed areas around New Braunfels. 9 a.m.-noon. Breakfast, lunch, cleaning supplies and T-shirt provided to volunteers at no cost.

Headwaters at the Comal,
333 E. Klingman St., New Braunfels

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 from 2-4 p.m. Membership is available to anyone age 16 or older. $62. Members, friends, supporters and anyone interested in the LWV-CA are welcome.

Das Rec, 345 Landa St., New Braunfels

Sept. 24-29

Comal County Fair and Rodeo

The 126th Comal County Fair and Rodeo takes place at the Comal County fairgrounds near the end of September. The county fair features blue ribbon competitions, antique shows, a kiddie tractor pull and the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association rodeo. Times vary daily. $10 (age 12 and over), $5 (ages 6-11)

701 Common St., New Braunfels

Oct. 6

Mid-Texas Symphony: ‘A German Celebration’

The Seguin-based Mid-Texas Symphony will perform “A German Celebration” at the Canyon High School Performing Arts Center at 4 p.m. The performance will feature famed Austro-German composers such as Brahms, Bach and Beethoven. $25 & up

1510 I-35, New Braunfels

Oct. 10-13

Gruene Music and 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 only, ID required. Event times vary. Proceeds benefit United Way of Comal County. $15 (advance), $20 (general admission)

Gruene Historic District, 1601 Hunter Road, New Braunfels

Oct. 18-19

Soul Searching in Comal Cemetery

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

301 Peace Ave., New Braunfels

Dia de los Muertos

Oct. 26

Dia de los Muertos

A free community festival held in downtown New Braunfels from noon-10 p.m. will celebrate the Aztec tradition of Dia de los Muertos with a parade, kids activities, live entertainment, face painting and more. Hosted by the New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce Hispanic Business Alliance

500 Main Plaza, New Braunfels

Texas Clay Festival

Oct. 26-27

Texas Clay Festival

The 27th annual Texas Clay Festival features unique, original artwork and pottery from more than 80 Texas-based potters and clay artists during a free two-day event in the Gruene Historic District. Traditional and sculpted pottery is available for purchase, as artists hold various demonstrations throughout the festival grounds. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. (Sat.), 10 a.m.-5 p.m. (Sun.)

1296 Gruene Road, New Braunfels

Oct. 31

Downtown Halloween Spooktacular

Head downtown from 4-6 p.m. for a free hometown Halloween celebration as local merchants provide a safe trick-or-treating option, photo opportunities, games and a kids costume contest. Portions of Seguin Avenue, San Antonio Street and Castell Avenue will close beginning at 3:45 p.m.

500 Main Plaza, New Braunfels


Nov. 1-10


The unique German cultural festival, described as “the best 10 days in sausage history,” will commence at the festival grounds near the headwaters of the Comal River. Festival goers will enjoy German, Texan and domestic beer, music, dancing, carnival rides and games as well as Alpine and Bavarian-style entertainment. Free admission most days

120 Landa St., New Braunfels

Nov. 9

Veterans Day Parade

Visit downtown New Braunfels from 9 a.m.-noon and celebrate Veterans Day with the New Braunfels Band of Brothers. Guest speakers will begin the ceremony at 9 a.m. before a Veterans Day parade celebrating veterans and the New Braunfels community gets underway at 10 a.m. No cost to attend

500 Main Plaza, New Braunfels

Dec. 5


Held annually the first Thursday of December from 6-9 p.m., Wassailfest helps residents feel the Christmas spirit with food, shopping, wassail sampling and entertainment throughout the streets of downtown New Braunfels. No cost to attend

500 Main Plaza, New Braunfels

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