5 Things to do in New Braunfels This Weekend


New Braunfels residents love that the town provides so much to see and do while still maintaining a great culture and small town feel. This weekend is no exception; there are a variety of different “things” happening in and around town. No need to research, five of the best fun things to do in New Braunfels this weekend are described below. Hopefully this list will make planning a perfect Texas Hill Country weekend a little easier!

1. Go for Gold at the Night Time Glow Run

Close out that difficult workweek with a photo finish at the Glo for Gold 5K/10K and Youth 1K Fun Run. This event is benefitting the YMCA in an effort to keep the organization functioning as a positive role in the community. Adult races start at 8:00 PM, so expect refreshing weather and a nice sunset when the gun fires. Details to register are here.


3:00pm - Registration and packet pickup

3:00pm-7:00pm - Community Expo

7:00pm - Tot Trot

7:15pm - Youth 1K Fun Run

8:00pm - 10K Start

8:10pm - 5K Start

Entry Fees:

5K - $30 Advance/$40 Race Day

10K - $40 Advance/$50 Race Day

Free Tot Trot and 1K Fun Run

When: Friday, 3:00pm (Registration)

Where: Fischer Park, 1820 Old McQueeney Road

2. Enjoy the Comal County Chili Cook Off

The fairgrounds are open on Saturday for a full day of fun events for people of any age.

What is more small town Texas than an old fashioned chili cook off? Although it is too late to enter, head on over to the fairgrounds to try out every contestant’s best homemade pot of chili. The contest is from 8:00 am - 10:00 pm, with awards distributed at 3:00 pm.

County fairgrounds would not be complete without a pageant, and to tag on to the cook off we have the Little Miss Chili Pepper competition! Our littlest Hill Country darlings will wear their Easter best, don chili pepper accessories, and sing the Frozen theme song!Finally, kids can enjoy a true rodeo experience like the bull riders and hop on a sheep for some mutton bustin’! Ages 3 to 10 are welcome to hold on tight for this wild ride. Be sure to check out the rules and details before you go.

Looking for more? Events like the pig wrangling contest, stick horse races, and washer pitchin’ are also happening throughout the day. You do not want to miss this exciting time!More information can be found at the Comal County Fair website.

When: Events begin Saturday, 8:00am

Where: Comal County Fair Grounds, 701 Common Street

3. Learn the Essentials of Camping

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Dig all of that outdoor gear out of the garage and learn how to use it this weekend at Cypress Bend Park. The New Braunfels Parks and Recreation Department is hosting a night of camping that will teach patrons how to set up a camp site, build a fire, learn to use a camp stove and other essential outdoor skills. To top it off, it’s free!

Find registration and info here

When: Saturday, 4:00pm - Sunday, 10:00am

Where: Cypress Bend Park, 503 Peace Avenue

4. Listen to Whiskey Myers at Gruene Hall

Known for being “loud and proud”, Americana band Whiskey Myers will take the stage for two nights at the historic Gruene Hall, and giving toe-tapping Texans a night of powerful music they won’t soon forget. Hurry up and get your tickets!

When: Friday, 7:00pm (The Quaker City Night Hawks opening) / Saturday, 8:00pm (Reed Brothers opening)

Where: Gruene Hall, 1281 Gruene Rd

5. Grab a Dessert at Two Tarts Bakery

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Once the church lunch crowd winds down on Sunday, head over to Two Tarts Bakery for some confectionary comfort. Located at 139 N. Castell in “Sweet” 300, Two Tarts has become the darling little bakeshop to many New Braunfels residents. Let the stresses of the coming Monday peel away like the paper holding their famous red velvet cupcakes and feel refreshed with a slice of key lime pie. If a Sunday afternoon cup of joe is more your style, they are serious about their coffee. Brewing both Cuvee and Heart beans manually pressed into their espresso machine, a slow sip as you digest the weekend’s events in your mind should feel just right.

The menu changes every day because the creative minds behind this bakery can not be slowed, but for an idea of what you can expect, head over to their website.

When: Sunday Hours 7:00am-10:00pm

Where: 139 N Castell Ave, Sweet 300