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 is 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!
Celebrate the Veterans
I think we can all collectively agree that we are thrilled the election is over, and the friendly people at Hill Country Holiday Haus think so too. This Friday, they would love to celebrate our troops for Veterans Day by keeping the place open late for patrons to shop under the twinkling lights. The festivities will include special discounts and gifts all night for any veterans who come in and shop. They plan on having live music by Melissa Engleman and of course, great wine will be served! They will be open all day, so try to get out there and celebrate those who protect us.
When: Friday, 6:00AM-10:00PM
Where: Hill Country Holiday Haus, 588 FM 1863
Eat Fine German Fare at the Conservation Plaza
Image courtesy of newbraunfelsconservation.org
Looking to eat some yummy German food but don’t want to brave the lines at Wurstfest? This weekend the New Braunfels Conservation Society is hosting their annual Kaffee Haus. As a benefit to the Conservation Society, Kaffee Haus will be serving a homemade German lunch complete with potato soup, wurst, pimiento cheese, chicken and ham salad sandwiches, cookies, cakes, and pies more all inside the 1865 General Store. The society’s mission is to preserve New Braunfels and Comal County buildings, objects, and places to keep the culture alive. Don’t miss out on a fun lunch and a benefit for the good of our city!
When: all weekend, 10:00AM-3:00 PM
Where: New Braunfels Conservation Plaza, 1300 Church Hill Dr
Watch a Matinee Concert at the Phoenix Saloon
The Phoenix Saloon is one of New Braunfels’ most lively and central venues for good music and great fun. This Sunday, be sure to make it out for the Sunday Music Matinee hosted by the thrilling Texas songwriter Jade Marie Patek and her talented musical partner, Bryan Catalani. Pop into the saloon and wind down the weekend with good music, bloody mary specials, cold beer, great food, and a wonderful atmosphere... and no cover!
When: Sunday, 3:00-6:00 PM
Where: The Phoenix Saloon, 193 W San Antonio St
Catch the Final Weekend of Wurstfest
Image courtesy of wurstfest.com
If you haven’t “Sprechen sie Fun” yet, it is your last weekend to check out the glory that is New Braunfels’ Wurstfest. As we have said in previous articles, this festival is one that is talked up by locals and tourists alike, and for good reason. Imported German beer will flow until the final bell has rung on Sunday, and the sausage will be cooked and served hot and ready for you and the family to enjoy. Several polka bands have been tearing up the stage all week and bringing the youthful joy out of everybody, so be sure to catch some live music for a feeling you won’t forget. The schedule for all the events this weekend is available here, and be sure to wear your lederhosen or dirndls if you have them!
When: all weekend
Where: Wurstfest Grounds, 178 Landa Park Dr
Make Christmas Cards in Seguin
Drive over to Seguin this weekend for some holiday fun. This Saturday, Blue Lotus Winery is hosting an event to make your own Christmas cards! Meet in the tasting room for some great wine and Texas mead and bring a creative spirit as Chuck Neubert teaches us how to paint with watercolors to make unique Christmas cards for all of our loved ones. The event is $45 per person, which includes card stock, watercolor paints, brushes, and everything else you will need including a glass of wine from Blue Lotus Winery or Texas Mead Works. No experience needed, but be sure to sign up early, as seating will be limited.
When: Saturday, 2:00 PM
Where: Blue Lotus Winery, 5151 FM 20, Seguin, TX 78155