Written by Laurie Jarrett, New Braunfels Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams Heritage, local enthusiast, mom, wife, music lover, and girl who is constantly looking for a good time. Laurie Jarrett can be reached at (512) 665-8181 (texts welcome), or firstname.lastname@example.org
1. Comal County Fair and Rodeo Nothing says “Welcome to New Braunfels” better than a good ‘ole fashioned small town rodeo, carnival and parade and this one DOES NOT disappoint. All events are held September 22-September 30 at the Comal County Fairgrounds on Common St. This is an event good enough to be declared a city holiday.
The parade kicks off at 10:00 a.m. on San Antonio Street on Friday, September 28. Get there early because the streets fill up fast and parking is limited. After the parade, enjoy the fair going on all weekend and make plans to watch the bull riding. Can you say funnel cake???
2. 26th Annual Gruene Music and Wine Fest October 4-7 in Gruene Historic District. 4 days, 4 distinct events. October 4th experince “That’s Right it’s Not from Texas” with German wine tastings and Clint Black at the Hall! Continue the fun on October 5th by planning to attend a catered dinner, more wine tastings, guitar auction and SOLD OUT Pat Green concert. October 6th there’s a gift market, Texas wine and food tastings, food trucks and live music by Asleep at the Wheel. Sunday, the weekend wraps up with beer and Texas wine tastings, haute food trucks, BBQ, and live tunes from Stoney LaRue, Jason Boland & The Straggles, The Band of Heathens,Statesboro Revue, Thieving Birds and more. These events benefit the United Way of Comal County, so you can drink good wine, let loose, AND feel good about it! Get tickets
3. Wurstfest November 2nd-11th, 2012, Wursthalle at the entrance to Landa Park. What’s not great about a 10-day Salute to Sausage??? This is the largest German Festival outside of Germany! Wurstfest began in 1961 and has only picked up momentum since then. Heralded every Fall in New Braunfels as the don’t-miss even of the season. Visitors enjoy live music all week from local and German bands, dance contests, German food, beer, a carnival, a craft market and much more. Children 12 and under are always free, but let me recommend to attend between Monday and Wednesday if you plan on bringing the kids. The crowds can get a little crazy. My son is 8 and this is his favorite event of the year.
As always, have fun and be responsible. New Braunfels is a “no refusal” city. If you need a ride, call a cab or a friend. Heck, call me! If you’d like more information about living in New Braunfels, buying or selling real estate in New Braunfels, or New Braunfels Homes for sale, contact me or call 512-665-8181.