LOCAL EVENTS

“The Beverly Wurstbillies” – Circle Arts Theatre located next door to the Wursthalle. Boo the villain, cheer the hero, groan at the puns and throw popcorn. Fun for the whole family. $8.00 per person/children 5 and under admitted free with adult. For more information visit our website at www.circleartstheatre.org or for reservations call 830/837-6172.

New Braunfels Conservation Society ProjectsTours of Conservation Plaza & World War I Exhibit – Open 10am- 2:30pm daily during Wurstfest/except Sundays 1-2:30pm – 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/Children (6-18): $.50/Children under 6 free. Kaffee Haus – Forke Store in Conservation Plaza at 1300 Churchill Drive – Open 10:30 am-2 pm from November 6 through November 10. Enjoy homemade German lunch consisting of potato soup, authentic German Wurst & cheese sandwiches, 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/Children: $.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.newbraunfelsconservation.org or call 830/832-9699.

ARToberfest – Open 10am-5pm daily/October 5 thru November 13 – Located at the New Braunfels Art League Gallery – 239 West San Antonio Street. Get a taste of some fabulous culture! Admission is free. For more information visit our website at www.newbraunfelsartleague.com or call 830/629-8022.

Tour de Gruene Bicycle Classic – Lazy L & L Campground – 11699 River Road – Recreational tour Saturday, November 4 – 9am. For more information visit our website at www.tourdegruene.com, email wrotzler@tourdegruene.com or call 210/862-3524.

Wurstfest Regatta – Lake Canyon Yacht Club, Canyon Lake, Texas – November 4 & November 5 – Boardboats & Centerboards/November 11 & 12 – Keelboats, Trimarans & Multihulls. Saturdays 11:30am-4pm/Sundays 10am-2pm. Sponsored by Lake Canyon Yacht Club. Sailors throughout the state participate each year. Spectators are free. For more information visit our website at www.wurstfestregatta.com, email lcyc@sbcglobal.net or call 210/590-7100.

Wurstfest Skat Tournament – Held at the Landa Haus next to train station in Landa Park – Saturday November 4 beginning at 9:30am, ISPA Skat Rules. Sunday, November 5 beginning at 8:30am, Texas Rules. 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 512/422-4111.

Wurst Five Mile Run – November 4. Starts in Landa Park by the Dance Slab at 8am. Race Day registration and packet pickup will be at the race site starting at 7am. For more information visit our website at www.athleteguild.com or email swood@athleteguild.com or call 877/806-3987.

Walkfest – November 4 & November 5 – 8am-12 noon. Begins at 400 North Liberty Street. Sponsored by the New Braunfels Marsch-und Wandergruppe. Walks are for fun, fitness and friendship. All ages are welcome and anyone can walk at their own pace. Sanctioned by the American Volkssport Association and by the International Volkssport Verein. 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. Experience the German heritage, culture and traditions that make New Braunfels the beautiful city that it is through self-guided tours, artifact filled exhibits and video presentations. You can follow the journey of German colonists to Texas, immerse yourself in language, science, education and industrial contributions to Texas, and learn the chicken dance! During the WWI Centennial Commemoration, you’ll also see how German Americans survived the Great War, Explore our Archives to dig into your own German roots, finding your ancestors through our extensive collection of ship lists, family genealogies, local newspapers dating from 1852 and over half a million photographic images. Expect to fall in love with German made nutcrackers, smokers and Inge Glas Christmas ornaments to finish off your Christmas shopping early when visiting Sophie’s Shop or our booth at Wurstfest. For a little more in depth look at our history, try books on Texas & Comal County, along with New Braunfels memorabilia available at the museum. Admission: Adults $8.00/Students $4.00/Children $2.00/Active Military Free with ID. For more information visit our website at www.sophienburg.com or call 830/629-1572.

Heritage Society of New Braunfels Projects – Heritage Village/Museum of Texas Handmade Furniture Tours – Open 1pm-4pm daily during Wurstfest – Located at 1370 Church Hill Drive, adjacent to Conservation Plaza. See fine collection of Texas Biedermeier furniture hand crafted by German cabinet makers from 1840-1880. Heritage Day – November 4 10am to 5pm – A Living History encampment with specialists demonstrations, how the early German and Anglo settlers survived the region. Hands on activities for all ages. Admission: $5.00-Adults/$4.00-Seniors/$2.00 Children 6 to 12. For more information visit our website at www.texashandmadefurniture.org or call 830/629-6504.

Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church – Located at 386 North Castell Avenue. Open 9am-5pm Monday thru Friday 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.

Wurst Open – Saturday, November 11 – Landa Park Golf Course – 8:30 am Shotgun Start/Two-Person Team Scramble. Entry Fee: $150 per team includes tournament golf with cart, lunch & prizes. Sponsored by the Landa Park Golf Course. For more information visit our website at www.landaparkgolfcourse.com or call (830) 221-4340

McKenna Childrens Museum – Located at 801 West San Antonio Street. Open 10am to 5pm Monday through Saturday during Wurstfest. Fun, interactive exhibits and programs in a creative and comfortable environment that will be fun for the whole family! Admission: $7.50 for all ages. mckennakids.org

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 830/609-1369.

The Wurst Craft Show – first two weekends in November: November 4th and 5th and November 11th and 12th from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day – New Braunfels Utilities (NBU) Parking Lot – 263 E. Main Plaza, New Braunfels. The 41st annual Wurst Craft Show is a perfect opportunity to do some Christmas shopping while visiting the site where the Wurstfest was held from 1963 through 1966—a burned-out department store basement called the Rathskeller which is now the NBU parking lot. Under new management this year, the Show is a juried event and has vendors offering for sale a variety of items such as handmade jewelry, oil paintings, wood crafts, kitchen and baby items, purses, scarves, and many other gift items. The net profits of the Show will be donated to the SOS (Spirit of Sharing) Food Bank in New Braunfels which is operated by an ecumenical group of local churches. The Show is still accepting applications for vendors, so if you are an artist or crafter, you are invited to apply for a vendor’s booth. Please mark your calendar and plan to attend the Show. You’ll be glad you did! For more information about the Wurst Craft Show, please visit the website at www.WurstCraftShow.org or call (830) 556-9616.

*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.