Featured Fall Fun

Though many of our favorite fall events have been "PROSTponed" until we can safely gather again, the festival spirit is still alive in New Braunfels! 2020 has been just Kartoffel for festival lovers, but you can enjoy some of your annual New Braunfels traditions in a new way this year. We've rounded up all the places where you can find your favorite fall festival foods, purchase festive merchandise, and enjoy socially-distanced fall fun. 


Fall Festival Food

Schnitzels, Kartoffelpuffers, and Bratwurst... oh my! Local restaurants and nonprofit organizations are serving up your favorites, from funnel cakes to German potato salad, for a limited time.


PROSTponed T-Shirts, Stickers, & Hat Pins – The Local – Website

Beer Steins – Sophie's Shop @ The Sophienburg – 

Wassail & Oktoberfest Candles – New Braunfels Candle Company – Website

"The Wurst" Hat Pins & Ornaments – Sophie's Shop @ The Sophienburg – Website


Alex Meixner Band @ Krause's Cafe – November 6 & 7 – Tickets (Sold by the table)

Das Ist Lustig @ Krause's Cafe – November 11 – Facebook Event


Beer, Brats And Bands @ Mountain Breeze Campground – November 7 – Website
German Festival featuring live polka music, German food, costume & stein holding contests, and beer! 

Wurst Haus @ Downtown Social – November 6-15 – Facebook Event
10 days of fun featuring food vendors, live music, German-style beers, stein holding contests, and more! Hosted by Downtown Social and The Pour Haus.

Decktober Fest @ Bubba's Big Deck – November 6-8 at 6pm – Facebook Event
Pork chop on a stick, sausage on a stick, roasted corn, fried Oreos, funnel cakes, and Dunkle Warsteiner beer on tap – plus live music, vendors, and games!

Oktoberfest at Fiddler's Gruene – November 6-8 & November 13-15 – Tickets
Traditional German food, music, and plenty of beer & spirits! Parking is $10 and benefits local organizations & nonprofits.

Annual Wurstfest Melodrama @ Circle Arts Theatre – November 13 at 8pm – Facebook Event
A showcase of the top 10 finalists in the annual "Wurst Melodrama Series Ever." Audiences will vote for their favorite sausage-themed parodies.

German Swap Meet @ Krause's Cafe – October 28 & November 25 – Facebook Event
Buy, sell, or trade Dirndls, Lederhosen, Bavarian Hats, & Biersteins


Alex Meixner Polka Pils – Faust Brewing Company – Website

German Beer @ Krause's Biergarten – Lagers, Hefeweizens, Dunkels, Bocks, & Oktoberfest Varieties – Website

More Seasonal Traditions

Virtuellen Weihnachtsmarkt – November 18-22 – More Info
The virtual reinvention of the annual holiday tradition! Weihnachtsmarkt (Vy-noks-markt) is a German-style Christmas Market with a Texas Twist and the largest fundraiser for the Sophienburg Museum & Archives. Shop for authentic German collectibles & ornaments, fabulous gifts, decorations, and more. 

Downtown Tree Lighting – November 20, 2020
Updates will be posted on the City of New Braunfels' website

Wassail Tasting @ Gourmage of Texas – Thursday, December 3 at 6pm – Tickets
Learn about the history of Wassail and enjoy a guided tasting!

Wurst Golf Tournament – River Crossing Golf Club – December 14 – Website
Fundraiser hosted by the Circle Arts Theatre.

Wassail Wednesday -- New Braunfels Candle Company -- Every Wednesday -- Event Page
Sip Wassail while you shop fall scented candles like Spiced Cranberries and Pumpkin Souffle. 

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