GUIDE: 14 October and November events in and around New Braunfels

The annual Wurstfest celebration takes place Nov. 1-10.

The annual Wurstfest celebration takes place Nov. 1-10.

Oct. 22

Alzheimer’s symposium

October is Alzheimer’s Awareness Month, and Eden Hill Communities is sponsoring the first annual Alzheimer’s symposium at the McKenna Events Center, 801 W. San Antonio St., New Braunfels. Speakers will discuss Alzheimer’s and other dementia-related illnesses as well as daily living and caregiving. 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Free. 830-625-6291

Oct. 22

Wee Discovery Preschool

Preschool-aged children are invited to the Fischer Park Nature Education Center, 1946 Monarch Way, New Braunfels, to explore nature through games, crafts and activities.
10 a.m.-11 a.m. $7. 830-221-4378.

Oct. 26

Dia de los muertos

A free community festival will be held in downtown New Braunfels, 500 Main Plaza, to celebrate the Aztec tradition of Dia de los Muertos with a parade, kids activities, live entertainment and face painting. Noon-10 p.m. 800-572-2626.

Oct. 26

New Braunfels High School Semper Fi-ve K run

The New Braunfels High School Marine Corps Junior ROTC hosts the third annual Semper Fi-ve K run, 2551 Loop 337, New Braunfels. $25 (military, first responders, cadets, students, NBISD employees), $30 (advance registration), $35 (on race day). 210-383-3831.

Oct. 26-27

Train show

The New Braunfels Railroad Museum will sponsor the 11th annul fall train show at the New Braunfels Civic/Convention Center, 375, S. Castell Ave. Be a junior engineer, win prizes and see model trains, some Lego, built to different scales. 830-627-2447. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. (Sat.), 10 a.m.-4 p.m. (Sun.). $8 (14 and over), $2 (3-13)

Oct. 26

New Braunfels Utilities community shred day

Participate in NBU’s community shred day, 9 a.m.-noon at the Headwaters at the Comal, 333 East Klingemann St., New Braunfels. Items for disposal include white or colored paper, file folders, window envelopes and plastic cards. Staples and paper clips not accepted. First two boxes free. Additional boxes $5. Proceeds support the NBU Utility Bill Assistance Program. 830-629-8454.

Oct. 26-27

Clay Festival takes form

Head to the Gruene Historic District, 1601 Hunter Road, New Braunfels, for the 27th annual Texas Clay Festival. See unique, original artwork from more than 80 Texas-based potters and clay artists will be on display. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. (Sat.), 10 a.m.-5 p.m. (Sun.). Free.

Oct. 30

Downtown Halloween Spooktacular

Visit downtown New Braunfels, 500 Main Plaza, for a free Halloween celebration. Local merchants will open their doors for a safe trick-or-treating option along with games and a kids costume contest. Streets close at 3:45 p.m. 830-221-4057.

Oct. 31

Tavern  Halloween Bash

Hit Tavern in the Gruene, 830 Gruene Road, New Braunfels, for a spooky Halloween evening featuring DJ Stash and dancing from 8 p.m.-midnight. Costume contest at 9 p.m. Free. 830-608-0438.

Nov. 1–10


Head to 178 Landa Park Drive, New Braunfels for German, Texan and domestic beer; Alpine and Bavarian-themed entertainment, such as music and dancing; carnival rides; authentic German food; and more. Free admission most days. 830-625-9167.

Nov. 2

Freiheit Elementary inaugural fall festival

A cake walk, book fair and festival foods are just some of the fun kids and parents can expect at the inaugural Freiheit Elementary School fall festival, 2002 FM 1101, New Braunfels. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. No cost. 830-221-2700.

Nov. 9

Hometown Veterans Day Parade held downtown

Stop through downtown New Braunfels, 500 Main Plaza, from 9 a.m.-noon for the fifth annual Veterans Day Parade featuring the New Braunfels Band of Brothers. The ceremony is available to attend at no cost and will commence with guest speakers followed by a parade to celebrate veterans and the New Braunfels community. 713-206-1055.

Nov. 14

Sylver Spoon ‘Star Wars’ trivia

Use the force of knowledge to become the chosen one on Star Wars trivia night at the Sylver Spoon Dinner Theater, 6700 I-35, New Braunfels. “Star Wars”-themed questions and food, such as colo-claw fish and green coconut-milk curry, are on the menu. 7-10 p.m. $50. 830-627-7226.

Nov. 19-21

Festival of Trees lights up Milltown historic district

Travel to the Milltown Historic District, 490 Porter St., New Braunfels, for the fifth annual Festival of Trees benefiting the Comal County Senior Citizens Foundation and Meals on Wheels. Residents can take a stroll through decorated trees to celebrate the Christmas season. 11 a.m.- 8 p.m. Free.



A Subway restaurant is coming soon to The Shops at Clear Springs in New Braunfels.
Subway restaurant coming soon to The Shops at Clear Springs in New Braunfels

The restaurant will offer customizable submarine sandwiches and more.

Jeremy Alkire, a senior at New Braunfels High School, has been named a 2019 National Merit Commended Student. (Courtesy NBISD)
New Braunfels High School student named National Merit Commended Scholar

NBHS senior Jeremy Alkire is the only Unicorn to be honored in this year.

Local businesses submitted their wassail recipes for judging at the 2019 annual Wassailfest. (Courtesey Sidecar)
New Braunfels Wassail Meister winners announced

Keller Williams Heritage won first place in the 2019 competition.

The first ever Director of Safety and Security for New Braunfels ISD, Jay Huffty. (Courtesy New Braunfels ISD)
New Braunfels ISD hires first director of safety and security

Huffty previously worked as an administrator for San Marcos CISD.

new braunfels city hall front entrance
New Braunfels solid waste division to host bulky goods drop-off

The city’s solid waste and recycling division will accept residential customers' goods from 7-11 a.m. Dec. 7.

Apollo 16 astronaut Charles Duke was named 2020 Texan of the Year by the Texas Legislative Conference. (Courtesy New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce)
Apollo 16 astronaut and Brigadier General Charles Duke named 2020 Texan of the Year

A local resident, Duke will be honored March 26 at the New Braunfels Civic/Convention Center.

Rustic Trader is expected to close by the end of December. (Ian Pribanic/Community Impact Newspaper)
Rustic Trader set to close in New Braunfels

The business will close its doors by Dec. 31.

The Comal County Extension Office will conduct a Master Wellness program. (Community Impact Newspaper)
Comal County Extension Office promoting wellness among residents

The Comal County Extension Office will start a Master Wellness program.

An independent expert panel made its final ruling on restricted and prohibited zones on the Guadalupe Valley Lakes. (Courtesy Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority)
Expert panel makes final ruling on Guadalupe Valley Lakes restricted zones

After a 30-day extension was granted, an independent expert panel made its second and final ruling Nov. 15 regarding prohibited and restricted access zones on the Guadalupe Valley Lakes.

New federal funding available for small businesses affected by Hurricane Harvey

Small-business owners can apply for up to $250,000 dollars in federal disaster relief.

A section of Rueckle Road in New Braunfels will close entirely to thru traffic beginning Dec. 9 and lasting until spring 2020. (Courtesy Fotolia)
Section of Rueckle Road to close Dec. 9 in New Braunfels

A section of Rueckle Road will close until spring 2020.

Muck & Fuss Craft Beer and Burger Bar first opened Oct. 5, 2018, in New Braunfels. (Courtesy Muck & Fuss)
Muck & Fuss Craft Beer and Burger Bar open 1 year in New Braunfels

The restaurant offers craft beer options and a full dining menu.

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