Fields peppered with bright orange pumpkins, sweet crispy apples, the aroma of cinnamon wafting in the air…it’s that time of year again. We love to celebrate fall all over Texas and Mystic Quarry’s surrounding communities are no different. So bust out your finest flannel and see what the area’s got cooking for the start of the holiday season.
Farmer Fred’s Fall Carnival. On October 29th, San Marcos City Park hosts this popular FREE event every year. Be sure to bring the whole family for a great evening of games, concessions, a haunted trail walk, a barrel train ride, costume contest, and more! Get creative with your costume and you just might win – there will be a photo booth to capture your spook-tacious outfit. There will be different categories: funniest, spookiest, most creative, etc. Be sure to sign up for the contest on the website. (Link above)
The Stones ‘No Filter’ Tour comes to Circuit of the Americas outside of Austin on November 20. Get your tickets NOW; this may be the last chance you ever will get to see this iconic rock band, the Rolling Stones! Because let’s face it, they ain’t getting any younger, even though Mick Jagger is still pretty spry on stage and remains one of the world’s best performers. There are a number of ticket options to choose from, so don’t hesitate.
Float In. Everyone raves about this stellar pumpkin patch on the Comal River in New Braunfels going on now through October 31st. It is pumpkin patch fun for all ages. Pick your pumpkin to turn in to your own unique Jack-o-Lantern, take part in some great yard games, indulge in sweet treats, and take advantage of the many photo ops all around the patch. On weekends, join us for Breakfast on the Banks.
Dia De Los Muertos Festival. Join the New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce on October 23rd and help celebrate local Hispanic culture with this FREE community festival. Dia de los Muertos is observed to celebrate, honor, and remember the lives of loved ones who have left this world. Thousands come out with painted faces to celebrate every year at this wonderful cultural heritage festival. Proceeds from the festival go directly to benefit the Chamber’s Hispanic Business Alliance, by awarding small business grants and scholarships to local community members.
Wurstfest. Sprechen sie the language of fun? From November 5-14th, come on out for the ten best days in sausage history! Wurstfest is New Braunfels’ unique annual celebration rich in German culture, mixed with Texas-style fun!! The setting is at the gorgeous headwaters of the Comal River. Get ready for some good food, thrilling carnival rides, music, and much dancing. There will be German and domestic beer on tap, with some great local Texan brews thrown into the mix, and special events are happening with the finest Bavarian and Alpine-style entertainment.
Weihnachtsmarkt. Every year, Christmas comes early in New Braunfels. From November 19-21st, this Christmas market is filled to the brim with German charm and is a tradition that locals and visitors alike have been enjoying for years. Shop over 60 merchants and artisans offering beautiful German ornaments and other holiday decorations, collectibles, clothing, jewelry, and gifts. The 3-day market supports history education and preservation through the Sophienburg Museum and Archives.