New Braunfels Folk Fest
Enjoy a 19th-century family heritage festival, fun for all ages! Early Texas costumed interpreters join troops of Buffalo Soldiers, Confederate veterans, and Revolutionary Way officers to demonstrate life in early Texas. Chuckwagon champion Donnie Demoin demonstrates how cowboys were fed on the trail. Kids of all ages enjoy hands-on activities like brick making, candle making, clay play, clothes washing, and quilt making. Learn nine-pin bowling, a game with a unique role in the Texas Hill Country. Saw logs with a crosscut saw and play games from the 19th century. All these activities combine with multi-cultural entertainment, and delicious local food and drink to make Folkfest a fun afternoon!
Active duty military and their families get into New Braunfels Folk Fest free. Admission is $5 for adults, $2 for children 6-12, 6 and under
Be part of New Braunfels’ oldest heritage tradition, the historic Kindermasken Parade! Hermann Seele, one of the city’s first teachers, founded this costumed parade for school children as early as 1856. He wanted a May Day celebration for children to remember their German heritage. Some local families have participated in the parade for seven generations! Make historic Kindermasken Parade a part of your family tradition. Join us the first Saturday in May in historic downtown New Braunfels.