Fall Events in New Braunfels

Many of our favorite fall events that were "PROSTponed" in 2020 are back and better than ever! 

UPCOMING EVENTS

Dia de los Muertos Festival – October 23

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

Texas Clay Festival – October 23 & 24

More than 80 Texas potters and clay artists will be featured at the 29th annual Texas Clay Festival in the heart of Gruene Texas. Visit texassclayfestival.com for more information.

Wurstfest – November 5-14

Just days after Wurstfest 2019 ended, a fire destroyed the iconic Marktplatz building and caused significant damage to Wursthalle. In true New Braunfels style, Wurstfest prepared to come back bigger and better than ever for its 60th anniversary in 2020. However, the festival, like many others, was canceled due to concerns surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic. Finally, 2021 is the year to dust off your lederhosen and brush up on your chicken dancing skills!

The 10-day salute to sausage will return in all its greasy glory from November 5-14, 2021, complete with a brand new Marktplatz and renovated Wursthalle. Advance discount tickets will be on sale soon! 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.

For more information, visit the Wurstfest website.

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 – November 20 & 21

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.

Kidsfest – November 6 & 7

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 nbkidsfest.com.

HALLOWEEN FESTIVALS & EVENTS

Happy Fall Y'all at Natural Bridge Caverns – Every Weekend in October

Don't miss out on free activities every weekend in October at Natural Bridge Caverns! The Happy Fall Y'all events include a mini-hay maze, live entertainment, photo ops, yard games, and admission to the AMAZEn’ Ranch Roundup when you wear your family-friendly costume to the park. In addition, on Halloween Weekend, there will be animal shows and trick-or-treating in the park from 3-5 pm – all for FREE!

Visit Natural Bridge Caverns website for more information.

Float in Pumpkin Patch – October 1st through October 31st

What's cooler than a pumpkin patch on the Comal River? The Float In is the perfect spot for your fall photos! Grab a drink, grab a pumpkin, and get to carving! Visit the Float In website for details, prices, and hours.

Foy Farm-Kin Festival & Pumpkin Patch – Every Weekend in October

Visit Gypsy River Resort for fall fun! The festival features food trailers, a candy apple bar, face painting, pumpkin bowling, a petting zoo, a bouncy castle, and drinks for the adults, too! Dad can even watch live football in the Man Cave while the kids have fun. Visit the event page for directions and more details.

Halloween Trick or Treat & Night Market – October 30

Visit Gruene Outpost River Lodge for an evening of trick or treating, live music, costume contests, a kids' foam party, and more festive Halloween fun! Visit the event page for details.

Fall Fest at Camp Fimfo – Select Weekends through November

Be transported to an autumnal wonderland of pumpkins, hay bales, and flannel! On select weekends through November, Camp Fimfo will host Fall Fest, featuring seasonal food and drinks, kid-friendly outdoor movies and activities, "after dark" scary outdoor movies, campfire storytellers, trick-or-treating, pumpkin decorating, costume contests, and more! 

See dates and learn more on the Camp Fimfo website.

For a complete list of Halloween weekend events, visit our events page

PAST EVENTS

Comal County Fair & Rodeo – September 22-26

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 2022 fair adventure and stay up to date by visiting the Comal County Fair & Rodeo website.

Folkfest New Braunfels

The festival, sponsored by the Heritage Society of New Braunfels, features living history re-enactments, pioneer craft demonstrations, free tours of the Museum of Texas Handmade Furniture, musical entertainment, children's activities, and delicious food! Kkids under 6 get in FREE! Proceeds benefit the museum and its historic preservation projects so kids and adults can continue to learn about the history of New Braunfels for years to come.

Plan your 2022 Folkfest weekend on the Museum of Texas Handmade Furniture's website.