Annual Fall Festivals & Events in New Braunfels

New Braunfels is known as a summer hotspot for tubing and other water recreation, but the fun doesn't stop when the temperatures drop. Our heritage really shines through our many fall festivals and events! 


Comal County Fair & Rodeo

The Comal County Fair is the largest county fair in Central Texas, featuring carnival rides, classic festival foods, tractor pulls, livestock shows, mutton bustin', extreme bull riding, a BBQ cookoff, and more!

Every year, "Fair Week" kicks off with a big parade that attracts locals and tourists alike. 

Plan your fair adventure and stay up to date by visiting the Comal County Fair & Rodeo website.


Gruene Music & Wine FestLive Music at Gruene Music & Wine Fest

Live music, wine, and beer – what else could one want when on vacation? Gruene Music & Wine Fest is a celebration of Texas and Americana music, featuring wine tastings and guitar auctions benefitting the United Way of Comal County.

For more information, visit the Gruene Music & Wine Fest website.

Dia de los Muertos Festival

Dia de los Muertos is a FREE Community Festival celebrating Dia de los Muertos and Hispanic culture in New Braunfels. The festival features kids' activities, live entertainment, food trucks, arts & crafts, face painters, vendors, an ofrenda (offering space), shopping, and more! Learn more here

Texas Clay Festival

More than 80 Texas potters and clay artists will be featured at the annual Texas Clay Festival. Visit for more information.


Wurstfest – The 10-day salute to sausage

Kicks off the first Friday of November, followed by nine more days of German food, drinks, music, dancing, carnival rides, and more fun!

If the rivers are the first thing you think of when you think of New Braunfels, Wurstfest should be the second. Each year, people from around the world come to experience New Braunfels' finest Bavarian fun. From steins of German draughts for adults to carnival rides for kids, Wurstfest is an unforgettable experience for all ages. Just take one bite of sausage, one sip of pilsner, and enjoy one polka song under Das Kleine Zelt ("The Big Tent"), and you'll see why people travel from near and far to make Wurstfest an annual tradition.

A little tip from a local: the best time to go to avoid the crowds is during the week – plus, many accommodations offer mid-week discounts.

Learn more about Wurstfest here.


Kidfest is back and sure to be a BLAST! The two-day festival features performances, games, activities, arts and crafts, food, and much more! Learn more at


New Braunfels Farmers Market – Every Saturday Morning

There's nothing like fresh fall produce! Visit the farmers market for local foods and unique goods! Check out their website for maps, vendors, and more.

Gruene Market Days – Third Weekend of Each Month

Beautiful weather, a cool breeze, the smell of fall candles and kettle corn in the air... Gruene Market Days are just better in the fall! Pick up some fall decor or knock some gifts off your holiday shopping list. Visit the Gruene Market Days website for vendor information and more.

For a complete list of fall events, visit our events page