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!
Indulge in Wurstfest
Image courtesy of wurstfest.com
The time is finally here! New Braunfels most coveted and famous festival, WURSTFEST, is set up and ready to out at Landa Park this weekend. This 10-day salute to sausage is the second most popular Oktoberfest in America, drawing in over 100,000 visitors over the course of the festival. Show up prepared to eat some German food favorites like sauerkraut, strudel, kartoffelpuffer (German potato pancakes), and of course all kinds of sausage. There are over 55 beers on tap as well, so bring an appetite and some room for some traditional ale and craft breweries’ special Oktoberfest brews. And let’s not forget about the music! Polka bands will darken the stage all weekend, bringing the funkiest dance moves out of your grandparents. This Friday, Wurstfest is FREE to get into until 7 pm, and be sure to check out the website for all of the special events, vendors, and all things sausage at Wurstfest!
When: all weekend
Where: Wurstfest Grounds, 178 Landa Park Dr
Go to a Jewelry and Gift Show
Get some early Christmas shopping done this weekend for that special person at the New Braunfels Jewelry and Gift Show. The show will feature beads, jewelry, fashion products and clothing, gifts and more! Several vendors will be there with thousands of products available at wholesale prices. On top of that, there will be a wire wrapping demonstration, door prizes, and free wine. There will be limited free tickets available online on their website.
When: all weekend
Where: New Braunfels Convention Center, 390 S Seguin Ave
Have a Blast at Fall Funfest
The New Braunfels Parks and Recreation team is hosting a day full of fun events down at Fischer Park. Fall Funfest will be a day filled with games, crafts, exhibits, and activities for the whole family to be a part of. Some events include a fly-fishing demonstration and practice, decorated pumpkin contest, a children’s book signing, and a talent show! Make sure to bring a decorated scarecrow for the Funfest Scarecrow contest! Sign ups are available here.
When: Saturday, 10:00AM-3:00PM
Where: Fischer Park, 1820 Old McQueeney Rd
Go Watch a Play
This is definitely not a trick, but this weekend at the Circle Arts Theatre there is a special production entitled “Phantom of the Wurst.” This “Wurstfest Melodrama” is a sausage-themed spoof of the musical Phantom of the Opera. It spins the story of a mystery yodeler that helps a young girl create the best sausage in town. Wacky, entertaining, and fun for all ages - this performance is special just for the festival and is a must-see. There won’t be any parking at the theater, so be sure to plan ahead. Tickets can be purchased via the website or at the door.
When: Friday & Saturday at 8:00 PM, Sunday at 2:00 PM
Where: Circle Arts Theatre, 124 Elizabeth St
See Asleep at the Wheel Perform in Seguin
One of Texas’ favorite swing bands Asleep at the Wheel is swinging back into town this weekend at the Texas Agricultural Education and Heritage Center Music Festival. These western swing legends have stayed true to their roots and allowed their genre to steadily grow and maintain the backbone of good old fashioned dancing music. According to their impressive history, Asleep at the Wheel starting playing shows over 30 years ago and the group has earned 20 Grammy nominations over 23 albums. Their newest album, Still the King, was released in March 2015 and has allowed Asleep at the Wheel to continue touring and bringing the sweet sounds of swing to the masses. Tickets are available here, and the show is early, so make sure to get out and check them out!
When: Saturday, 3:30 PM
Where: Texas Agricultural Education and Heritage Center, 390 Cordova Rd, Seguin, TX 78155