As we wind down from summer with New Braunfels there is calm & quite small town feeling that reemerges from the summer boom. Although the small town feeling never left, the calm and quiet takes a back seat during the summer to the excited tourists who come to visit this little piece of local paradise. A quote from Judy Young the Vice President of the New Braunfels Convention & Visitors Bureau, “Visiting New Braunfels is very personal to all of our attractions. They are family owned and operated and we take pride in working to fulfill the promise of a relaxing vacation.” As you can tell, the businesses here are local, proud, and happy to welcome tourists every year!
Every summer in New Braunfels Texas a wave of tourists come and enjoy the rivers with family and friends. The beautiful hotels are filled with new guests anxious to experience and re-experience the local festivities. Welcoming adults and children of all ages the rivers are floated, venues are filled, and waterparks are enjoyed! With New Braunfels “Keep New Braunfels Clean” initiative the rivers were not only enjoyed this year but kept clean while advising and helping river goers with information. “Street Teams Education” was an 11 week initiative with “Keep New Braunfels Clean” that helped over 100,000+ visitors and distributed close to 14,000 approved non-disposable containers! Next year this initiative will have a much stronger impact with some new possibilities already in the pipeline.
During the slower months New Braunfels does anything but relax. There is an abundance of festivals and events planned for this little rustic town!
Some events to name are:
Dachshund Races at Krause’s Café (Sep. 23rd) This will be the 2nd annual Dachshund race!
Comal County Fair & Rodeo (Sep. 25th-30th) Parade, Concerts, Cook-offs, & Pitchin Tournaments. This is the largest country fair in central Texas, this will be the 125th county fair!
Gruene Music & Wine Fest (Oct. 4th-7th) The 32nd annual festival will include a private show with Aaron Watson, craft beer, local vineyards & a silent auction that includes autographed guitars from George Straight, Randy Travis, & Robert Earl Keen, to name a few.
Eli Young Band at Gruene Hall (Oct. 25th-26th)
8TH Annual Bras For A Cause (Oct.25th) 8th annual event to raise money for breast cancer foundations
Cole Swindell & Dustin Lynch tour (Oct. 30th)
Wurstfest 2018 (Nov. 2nd-11th) This wonderful German event brings visitors from all over the world. Started in 1961 to celebrate sausage it has transformed into an event that has even brought Prince’s to New Braunfels!
Kanu Rennen 2018 (Nov. 3rd) event hosting canoe races
WEIHNACHTSMARKT 2018 (Nov. 16th-18th) Christmas market with a Texas twist. Fundraiser for a local museum to “enrich lives through power of history”-SophieNBurg Museum
Come and enjoy a nice beverage in the little picturesque town of New Braunfels. Where you are encouraged to become a part of quaint charm that will be sure to warm your heart and fill your adventurous spirit.