“Willy Wonk-Wurst” – Circle Arts Theatre located next door to the Wursthalle. This show is fun for all ages; cheer for the hero, boo the bad guy and throw popcorn. Tickets are $10. For more information visit our website at www.circleartstheatre.org or for reservations call 830/837-6172.
New Braunfels Conservation Society Projects – Tours of “Old Town” @ Conservation Plaza – Open 9:15am to 12 Noon then 1:00pm to 3:00pm daily during Wurstfest/closed Sundays. 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 11:00am-2pm from November 7 through November 11. Enjoy homemade German lunch consisting of potato soup, authentic German Wurst & Koch Kaese sandwiches, chicken salad and Bratwurst plate 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 “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.
Sophienburg Museum & Archives – 401 West Coll Street – Tuesday through Saturday – 10am to 4pm. Prosit! Expand your Wurstfest fun by diving into the heritage, culture and traditions of New Braunfels. Learn about the journey made by German immigrants and their contributions of language, science, education and industrialization through self-guided tours, artifact filled exhibits and video presentations. 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. Find authentic German steins, nutcrackers, smokers and Inge Glas Christmas ornaments at Sophie’s Shop in the museum gift shop or our booth at Wurstfest. You will find books on Wurstfest and Texas, as well as 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 our website at www.sophienburg.com or call 830/629-1572.
56th Annual ARToberfest – Open Monday thru Saturday 10am-5pm daily; Sunday Noon-5pm /November 4 thru November 13 – Located at the New Braunfels Art League Gallery – 239 West San Antonio Street. A juried art show where entries are first judged for entry or declined 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 our website at www.thenewbraunfelsartleague.com or call 830/629-8022.
Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church – Located at 386 North Castell Avenue. Open 8am-5pm everyday during Wurstfest. Learn about the historic Catholic Church in New Braunfels that was founded in 1846. Self guided tours with detailed brochure to show the architecture, beautiful stained glass windows and grounds. For more information visit our website at www.sppnb.org or call 830/625-4531.
Wurstfest Regatta – Lake Canyon Yacht Club, Canyon Lake, Texas – November 5 & 6 – Boardboats & Centerboards/November 12 & 13 – Keelboats & Multihulls. Saturdays 11:30am-4pm/Sundays 10am-2pm. Sponsored by Lake Canyon Yacht Club. Sailors throughout the state participate each year. Spectators can view races from any park on Canyon Lake. For more information visit our website at www.wurstfestregatta.com.
Wurst Five Mile Run/Walk & Kids Run – Saturday, November 5. Starts in Landa Park by the Dance Slab at 8am, Kids Run starts at 9:30am. Race Day registration $50, Kids Run $20. For more information and early registration discounts email athleteguild.com.
Walkfest – November 5 – 8:00 AM. Begins at Headwaters of the Comal, 333 E. Klingemann. 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 830/708-0874.
Museum of Texas Handmade Furniture at Heritage Village – Located at 1370 Church Hill Drive. Museum tours Tuesday thru Saturday from 10am to 4pm. Admission: $8.00. Folkfest: a free family friendly educational event to be held on Saturday, November 12. For more information visit our website at www.texashandmadefurniture.com/livinghistory or call 830-629-6504.
*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.