Comal County Fair & Rodeo - Sep 19-28, 2014
Come enjoy the festivities of the Hill Country’s most premier event! Thousands show up for the carnival, entertainment, rodeo, BBQ cook-off, poultry show, and parade. Get fair times, tickets, and more at www.comalcountyfair.org.
Fall Food & Wine Festival - Sep 27, 2014
Explore the exquisite flavors and fare of the Hill Country’s favorite wineries and local restaurants. Visit www.texasvineyardsbeyond.com for details.
Gruene Music & Wine Festival - Oct. 9-12, 2014
Held in the Gruene Historic District, this annual, four-day festival benefits the United Way of Comal County. Experience Texas tunes, wine and beer tastings, food trucks, and crafts. Visit www.gruenemusicandwinefest.org for more info.
Texas Clay Festival - October 25-26, 2014
View, purchase, and be educated on work from over 60 Texas potters and clay artists, during the 22nd Annual Texas Clay Festival in New Braunfels. Learn more at www.texasclayfestival.com.
Hill Country Wine Trail Month - Oct. 1-31, 2014
Forty-two participating wineries along the Texas Wine Trail welcome visitors to the month-long celebration. Guide yourself through an array of unique food and wine pairings. Get more details at www.texaswinetrail.com.
Dripping Springs Fair & Rodeo - Oct 2-5, 2014
Enjoy three days of family fun, with a carnival, team roping, barrel racing, and chili cook-off! See more details at www.drippingspringsfairandrodeo.com.
Oktoberfest - Oct 3-5, 2014
Celebrate the area’s German heritage with Fredericksburg’s one-of-a-kind style. This annual event offers family entertainment, music, art & crafts, children's fun area, a German Beer Tent, and an Oktoberfest Vineyard area. Learn more at www.oktoberfestinfbg.com.
Kerr County Fair - Oct 24-26, 2014
The Fair has something for everyone in the family - a carnival, contests, 4H & FFA livestock exhibits, roping, a bull and barrel contest, a parade, chili and BBQ cook-offs, a petting zoo, and pony rides. See more info at www.kerrcountyfair.com.
Wurstfest - November 7-16, 2014
Prepare for an event like no other, drawing visitors from near and far, for a 10-day salute to sausage! Wurstfest, held in New Braunfels, is not just a fun local event…it has grown into one of the state’s premier German heritage festivals. Starting back in 1961, Wurstfest brings together, food, fun, live music, carnival games, local and German beer, and so much more! Get more info at www.wurstfest.com.
Train Show - Nov 15-16, 2014
The New Braunfels Railroad Museum sponsors this fun-filled event, where kids can be a junior engineer and run the trains, view a large Lego train exhibit, and get a free ride ticket to the Landa Park Miniature Train. Visit www.newbraunfelsrailroadmuseum.org/trainshow.htm.
Blanco Western Showcase - Nov 7-9, 2014
It’s good-ole western fun with a chuck wagon cook-off, silent auction, carriage rides, kids corral, live entertainment, and a dance. Go online to www.blancowesternshowcase.com for more information.
The Peddler Show—Perfect Street of Shops - Nov 28-30, 2014
Explore three buildings full of holiday gift options on Thanksgiving weekend. Choose from handcrafted art, fashion, gourmet food, and jewelry. See www.peddlershow.com/fbgnov for more details.
Santa’s Big Night & Starry Starry Nights - Nov 28-Dec 30, 2014
Christmas lights, live entertainment, a lighted 55-foot Christmas tree, a 30-foot snowman, a parade on the Square, and Saturday snow days come to Llano’s Badu Park, along with Santa! Learn more www.llanochamber.org/events.
Holiday Wine Trail in the Hill Country - Dec. 5-21, 2014
Enjoy a self-guided tour, complimentary chocolates, and some of the best wine and food pairings in the Hill Country. Get more information at www.www.texaswinetrail.com.
Kinderfest - Dec. 6, 2014
Singing, stories, and crafts will be enjoyed by all at this kid inspired holiday festival. Even bring your little one’s stocking to be filled with goodies from Santa! Find more details at www.www.pioneermuseum.net.
Copper Ridge is minutes from fine destinations such as River Crossing Golf Club (pictured above), Landa Park, Schlitterbahn Waterpark Resort, Gruene Dance Hall, tubing on the Guadalupe River, Prime Outlets at San Marcos, Canyon Lake, Natural Bridge Caverns, and the cities of San Antonio and Austin.
The convergence of the spring-fed Guadalupe and Comal rivers in New Braunfels is what attracted the town’s early German settlers.
Today, New Braunfels is a vibrant tourist destination with Historic Downtown, Landa Park with the largest springs in Texas, The Wurstfest, world-famous Schlitterbahn Waterpark Resort, Gruene Historic District with its legendary Gruene Hall and Gristmill, Natural Bridge Caverns, Prime Outlets-San Marcos, nearby Canyon Lake and tubing on the Guadalupe.
Combine this with the rolling hills, twisted oak trees, stacked rock walls and the famous wildflowers of the Texas Hill Country and this is Copper Ridge.