People love Boerne for the small town atmosphere, Hill Country views, and quaint downtown. However, Boerne also has far more to offer visitors and residents alike than many realize! Boerne is known for rich heritage, great location, and an active community, all of which are showcased by local businesses. No need to research, five of the best fun events to attend and businesses to visit in Boerne this week are described below. Hopefully, this list will make planning a perfect Texas Hill Country weekend a little easier!
1. Shop for Local Goods at the Farmers Market at the Cibolo
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Looking for locally sourced produce, meat, and eggs? The Farmer’s Market at the Cibolo is open for all your Summer produce needs! Find out what’s in season and stock up on farm fresh eggs, breads, jams, jellies, local honey, and more. We guarantee that farm-fresh ingredients can improve any recipe. Besides shopping, market activities include live music, gardening and cooking workshops, and children’s crafts. So find your non-GMO, organic supplies for the week, and show your support for The Cibolo Nature Center and Farm. The CNC aims to ensure Boerne’s natural treasures are not only protected but thriving...an important goal in this gorgeous town!
When: Saturdays, 9:00am -1:00pm
Where: Herff Farm, 33 Herff Road
2. Get Your Shopping on at Boerne Market Days
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From totally classic vendors to quirky pop-ups, the Boerne Market Days have always boasted a special touch of style and flair. Shoppers and culture-seekers trickle in from all over the Hill Country to peruse the classic market and all its charm. Stop by the Main Plaza as it transforms into a Texas Hill Country gem: a market that fuses art with business and music, featuring hundreds of booths selling artisan-made goods, from jewelry to leather to furniture to clothing. Even if you aren’t interested in buying any goods, Market Days is a perfect way to immerse yourself in the artistic Hill Country culture, all while enjoying live music and delicious food. Vendors travel to this event from all over the state of Texas, so you won’t be disappointed by the variety!
When: Saturday & Sunday, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Where: Main Plaza, 100 North Main
3. Sip Wine and Support Local Art at Second Saturday
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It’s almost the middle of the month...which means Second Saturday Art & Wine must be approaching! Sure enough, this Saturday is the local evening devoted to helping you discover the art scene of Boerne. Participating local galleries will serve complimentary beverages and appetizers that you can enjoy while simultaneously enjoying the fantastic art. Whether you want to travel by foot or in the “Shabby Bus”, Second Saturday is always a treat. Better yet, this event is free and open to the public! Participating locations include Carriage House Gallery, JR Mooney Galleries, and Texas Treasures Fine Art among others. Austin Monthly Magazine recently named it on their list of fun things to do in the area!
When: Saturday, 5:00pm to 8:00pm
Where: Various galleries in Boerne
4. Jump Into the Family Fun Festival...Literally!
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If you have little ones, you are well aware that school is starting in just a few weeks...and along with it the endless scheduling, carpooling, school supply shopping, and so on. Soak up these remaining days of summer with all the fun you can muster, starting with this weekend’s Family Fun Festival! Hosted by the Cibolo Nature Center, this free event features all the classic festival games and contests, like the three-legged race, sack race, egg in a spoon race, water balloon toss, kite exhibition, watermelon-eating contest, chicken relay, and way more. Bring your kite and swimsuit!
The Family Fun Festival is hosted by the Cibolo Nature Center & Farm, a community organization that passionately believes our brightest future is one lived in harmony with nature. Besides family-friendly festivals like the one above, the CNC&F offers ongoing education programs for kids like Little Explorers, Mother Nature’s Story Time, Kids Club at the Farm, Junior Gardener’s Club, Summer camps, Art in the Park, scouting programs, and way more.
When: Saturday, 10:00am to 2:00pm
Where: Herff Farm, 33 Herff Road
5. Go Back in Time with the Kuhlmann-King Museum Tour
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Are you nostalgic for the old days? Whether you're an avid Boerne citizen or simply interested in history, the Kuhlmann-King Historical House is the place to be on Saturday. The museum offers tours to the public on the second Saturday of each month. Located behind Boerne City Hall, this preserved piece of history gives you the chance to see what a historic Boerne home looked like "way back when" in the form of a 19th-century German Pioneer home. The property was built by William Kuhlmann (a German settler) between 1885-1890 and remained a family home until 1920. Stop by and hear the full story!
When: Saturday, 10:00am to 3:00pm
Where: 402 E. Blanco