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.



Chad Donegan and the Southern Texas PGA secured the 2019 Texas Joe Black Cup in October. (Courtesy City of New Braunfels)
New Braunfels resident earns Southern Texas PGA Bill Strausbaugh award

One New Braunfels resident is at the top of his game.

The first Schertz Bank & Trust location in New Braunfels will be located at the intersection of Loop 337 and Hanz Drive. (Ian Pribanic/Community Impact Newspaper)
Schertz Bank & Trust coming soon to New Braunfels

It will be the bank's first location in New Braunfels.

Sidecar's wassail for the upcoming Wassailfest. (Courtesey Sidecar)
New Braunfels piano bar and lounge Sidecar to participate as wassail stop during Wassailfest

Bar and lounge Sidecar will be a stop during this year's Wassailfest.

(Ian Pribanic/Community Impact Newspaper)
City of New Braunfels considering special events street closure ordinance

The ordinance would require an application process for downtown events.

CBD and hemp retailer Doobie Hempman opened in September in New Braunfels. (Ian Pribanic/Community Impact Newspaper)
CBD store Doobie Hempman now open in New Braunfels

The store offers a range of CBD and hemp products.

The proposed project would be on the property that now houses Modern Beauty Salon, Kim's Swedish Massage and Once In A Blue Moon. (Lauren Canterberry/Community Impact Newspaper)
Historic landmark commission considers new project in downtown New Braunfels

The proposed development would revitalize three buildings on East San Antonio Street.

(Courtesy Fotolia)
Road closure scheduled for Garden Street in downtown New Braunfels

A portion of Garden Street will close on Nov. 13.

New houses are being built in the Veramendi development, but a 188-acre residential section is pending approval by the city. (Ian Pribanic/Community Impact Newspaper)
Portion of $2.5 billion Veramendi development delayed in New Braunfels

The development of a 188-acre section of the Veramendi project is delayed.

(Courtesy South Star Wealth Management)
South Star Wealth Management opens new location in New Braunfels

The wealth-management company implements and monitors investment strategies.

2019 Rising Stars of New Braunfels announced

Each year, Rising Stars of New Braunfels recognizes 20 leaders under the age of 40 for their contributions to the community.

A Smoothie King opened Nov. 4 in the WestPointe Village shopping center. (Courtesy Smoothie King)
Smoothie King location now open in New Braunfels

The business offers an extensive selection of smoothies.

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