LOCAL EVENTS

“Star Wurst”
Enjoy a special offering from the Circle Arts Theatre located next door to the Wursthalle. During this parody of Star Wars, fans are encouraged to throw popcorn and Boo Darth Viener and cheer Obi Wan Kielbasa. Tickets are $10 and children 5 and under are admitted free with parent. For more information, visit our website at www.circleartstheatre.org. For reservations call 830/837-6172.

New Braunfels Conservation Society Projects – Tours of “Old Town” at Conservation Plaza and Exhibit: “A Salute to Walter Faust, the musical soul of New Braunfels for a generation”
Open 10 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. daily during Wurstfest; except Sundays 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Located at 1300 Church Hill Drive. Tour a historic German village consisting of 18 restored and refurnished structures circa 1849-1883. See a 1907 REO and a 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 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. from November 4 through November 8. Enjoy homemade German lunches consisting of potato soup, authentic German Wurst & Koch Kaese sandwiches, chicken, ham and pimento cheese 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. House of typical German construction located on the Comal River. Admission: Adults: $2.00; Children: 50¢
Buckhorn Barbershop & Museum – Located at 521 West San Antonio Street – Tours upon request. A “1920s” equipped working barbershop containing hundreds of hand-carved miniature circus animals and figures, antique toys and pictures made from rock. Admission: Adults: $1.50; Children 50¢. For more information on these projects, visit www.newbraunfelsconservation.org or call 830/832-9699.

Sophienburg Museum & Archives
401 West Coll Street – Tuesday through Friday – 10 a.m. – 4pm. Walk in the footsteps of Prince Carl on historic Sophienburg Hill. Experience the German colonists to Texas through self-guided tours, artifact-filled exhibits and video presentations. Emphasis is on founding German immigrants and their contributions i.e. language, science, education, and industrialization, but also includes contributions and traditions of Hispanic and Native American cultures present in the area. Dig into our Archives to find your German roots, through our extensive collection of ship lists, family genealogies, local newspapers dating from 1852 and over half a million photographic images.
Fall in love with German-made nutcrackers, smokers and Inge Glas Christmas ornaments at Sophie’s Shop in the museum or our booth at Wurstfest. You will find books on Wurstfest, Texas and Comal County along with THE best selection of New Braunfels souvenirs. The Sophienburg Campus is family friendly and includes the original 1933 museum, the restored 1938 Emmie Seele Faust Library event building and the current Sophienburg Museum building, where the extensive collections are on display. We are a 501(c)3 organization, not a part of city or county government. Funding for our operating expenses come strictly through admissions, memberships and fundraising events like Wurstfest. Admission: Adults $8.00; Students $4.00; Children $2.00; Active Military Free with ID. For more information visit sophienburg.com or call 830/629-1572.

ARToberfest
Open daily October 2 thru November 18. Monday thru Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.; Sunday Noon – 5:00 p.m. – Located at the New Braunfels Art League Gallery – 239 West San Antonio Street. A juried art show where entries are first judged for entry and then judged again for cash prizes. Entries include paintings in oil, watercolor, acrylic, pastel and collage; sculpture, pottery, jewelry and photography. Admission is free. For more information, visit www.newbraunfelsartleague.com or call 830/629-8022.