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The spirit of Wurstfest is not limited to the epic times we’ll be having on the Wurstfest Grounds. While you’re in town, check out these other great offerings throughout the community:
“Fiddler on the Wurst” – Circle Arts Theatre located next door to the Wursthalle. A “Wurst” themed tale on the classic story. Come be a part of the “tradition” of cheering the Hero, Booing and throwing popcorn at the Villain: $8.00 per person on Friday through Sunday/$6.00 per person on Monday through Thursday/Children 5 & under are free. For more information visit our website at www.circleartstheatre.org or for reservations call 830/837-6172.
Kunsthalle (Arts & Crafts) – Open November 7 thru November 9 and November 13 thru November 16. Thursday and Fridays 5pm to 10pm, Saturdays 11am to 10pm, Sundays 11am to 5pm. Located at the Knights of Columbus located across from Wurstfest Gate #1. Free admission/Parking $10.00. For more information call 830/625-2279.
The Wurstcraft Show & Sale in Texas – November 8 & November 9 – November 15 & 16/10am-5:30pm – Located on the Main Plaza in the New Braunfels Utilities Parking Lot. Admission is free. Show is sponsored by the Comal County Senior Citizen’s Foundation and benefits “Meals on Wheels”. For more information, email us at email@example.com or call 830/832-4688 or 830/708-5211.
ARToberfest – Open 10am-5pm/except Sundays 12 Noon-5pm daily October 3 through November 12 – Located at the New Braunfels Art League Gallery – 239 West San Antonio Street. 48th annual juried and multimedia art show. Admission is free. For more information visit our website at www.newbraunfelsartleague.com or call 830/629-8022.
Tour de Gruene Bicycle Classic – Gruene, Texas – Recreational tour Saturday, November 8 at 8 am and Individual Time Trial Saturday, November 8 at 1pm/Team Time Trials Sunday, November 9 at 8 am. Event benefits the Sally M. Kingsbury Sarcoma Research Foundation. For more information visit our website at www.tourdegruene.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org
45th Wurstfest Regatta – Canyon Lake, Texas – November 1 & November 2/November 8 & 9. Sponsored by Lake Canyon Yacht Club. Boardboats, Centerboards, Catamarans, Keelboats and Multihull races. Sailors throughout the state participate each year. Spectators are free. For more information visit our websites at www.wurstfestregatta.com or call 210/590-7100 or email email@example.com
Wurstfest Skat Tournament – Held at the Landa Haus next to train station in Landa Park – Saturday November 8 beginning at 9:30 am, International Rules Tournament. Sunday, November 9 beginning at 9 am, Texas Rules Tournament. The purpose of this tournament is to introduce and promote the playing of the German card game, “Skat”. Sponsored by the Texas State Skat League. For more information call 830/625-4279.
Wurst Five Mile Run – November 8. Starts in Landa Park at 8am. Sponsored by the New Braunfels Running Club. For more information visit our website at www.athleteguild.com or call 877/806-3987.
34th Wurstfest International Walkfest – November 8 & November 9 starts at 8am. Begins at 400 North Liberty Street. Sponsored by the New Braunfels Marsch-und Wandergruppe. Anyone is welcome to walk and do so at their own pace. For more information visit our website at www.muw.walktexas.org or call 830/625-6330 or email Helgard@satx.rr.com
Sophienburg Museum & Archives – 401 West Coll Street – Tuesday through Saturday 10am to 4pm. Exhibits rich in local artifacts, extensive photography collection and archival records. Shop in Sophie’s Shop for unique gift items including German made nutcrackers, ornaments and smokers. Visit our beautiful booth at Wurstfest. Admission: Archives: $10.00 – Museum: Adults $5.00/Students 13-18 $2.00/Students 6-12 $1.00. For more information visit our website at www.sophienburg.com or call 830/629-1572.
New Braunfels Conservation Society Projects – Tours of Conservation Plaza – Open 10 am- 3 pm daily during Wurstfest/except Sundays 12-3 pm – Located at 1300 Church Hill Drive. Tour of historic German village consisting of 18 restored/furnished structures (1849-1883). See a 1907 REO and 1898 Painted Pipe Organ. Admission: Adults: $2.50/Students (6-18): $.50/Children under 6 free. Kaffee Haus – Located in Conservation Plaza at 1300 Churchill Drive – Open 10:30 am-2 pm from November 10 through November 14. Enjoy homemade potato soup, sausage, cooked cheese, chicken and ham salad sandwiches and homemade desserts served in an 1865 General Store. Ferdinand Lindheimer Home (circa 1852) – Located at 491 Comal Avenue – Tours upon request. Ferdinand Jakob Lindheimer (1801-1879) was the “Father of Texas Botany” and the newspaper editor of the Herald-Zeitung. Lindheimer was the man most responsible for New Braunfels being located by the Comal Springs. Admission: Adults: $2.00/Students: $.50. Buckhorn Barbershop Museum – Located at 521 West San Antonio Street – Tours upon request. A “1920’s” equipped working barbershop containing hundreds of hand-carved miniature circus animals and figures, antique toys and pictures made from rock. Admission: $1.50-Adults/$.50-Children. For more information on these projects visit our website at www.nbconservation.org or call 830/832-9699.
Heritage Society of New Braunfels Projects – Heritage Village/Museum of Texas Handmade Furniture – Open 1pm-4pm daily during Wurstfest – Located at 1370 Church Hill Drive, adjacent to Conservation Plaza. Guided tours of historic 1858 Breustedt-Dillen house featuring a premier collection of Biedermeier furniture handcrafted by German immigrant cabinetmakers. Admission: $5.00-Adults/$3.00-Seniors/$1.00 Children 12 & under). For more information on these projects visit our website at www.nbheritagevillage.com or call 830/629-6504.
Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church – Located at 386 North Castell Avenue. Open 9am-5pm Monday thru Friday/Saturdays & Sundays 12 Noon-5pm during Wurstfest. Learn about the historic Catholic Church in New Braunfels that was founded in 1846. Self guided audio tours to show the architecture and beautiful stained glass windows. For more information visit our website at www.sppnb.org or call 830/625-4531.
McKenna Children’s Museum – Open 10am-5pm daily Mondays-Saturday and located at 801 West San Antonio Street. Come visit our interactive, educational exhibits designed to stimulate learning and encourage imagination. For more information visit our website at www.mckennakids.org or call 830/606-9525.
Kanu Rennen – Saturday, November 15 from 12 Noon to 5:00 pm at Cypress Bend Park. Short series of canoe races held throughout the day. Some races will be intense competitive while others are crazy fun. Cost is $15.00 for adults and $10.00 children. Visit our website at www.kanurennen.com or call 512/749-2350 for more information.
Historic Outdoor Art Museum – Learn important elements of New Braunfels early history through larger than life outdoor murals. (1) “City of a Prince”, located at West San Antonio Street and Castell Avenue, highlights German immigration from Europe and the founding of New Braunfels. (2) “A Tribute to Ferdinand J. Lindheimer” located on the L.A. Hoffmann Building at 165 South Seguin Avenue, showcases the importance of this brilliant man. Immigrant guide, editor/publisher of the first newspaper, teacher, medicine man, botanist and considered the father of Texas botany. (3) “The Lure of the Springs” located on the Landa Park Recreation Building conveys the importance of the Comal Springs and River from prehistoric times to the industrialization of New Braunfels through today. (4) “Spass and Gemütlichkeit” located at 148 South Castell along Krause Strasse depicts German fun and fellowship with sausage, beer & wine and bakery goods all currently in practice today. (5) A MUST SEE, the Wurstfest 50th Anniversary mural commissioned by Wurstfest and painted by local artist Brent McCarthy, located on the Northeast side of the Wursthalle with fronting on Elizabeth Street. (6) Hermann Seele – “The Soul of New Braunfels” mural located at 146 North Castell. A new media using 8 inch ceramic tile with the artwork being fired onto the tile at 1800 degrees F . Artwork by Brent McCarthy. Prince Carl Solms – Braunfels life size bronze by renowned sculptor Paul Tadlock standing in front of the New Braunfels Civic/Convention Center on Seguin Avenue welcoming visitors to our city. Our founder, Prince Carl of royal lineage, thus, “City of a Prince”. The Museum is currently working on the eighth piece of public art honoring the Mexican-American culture and history of this area. For more information visit our website at www.nbmurals.org or call 830/660-3124.
*Wurstfest is pleased to announce other events related to the festival, but is not responsible for scheduling these activities, nor last minute location or time changes. Inquiries related to these events should be addressed to the sponsoring organization.