5 Things to Do in Boerne This Weekend (Dec. 4-6)

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 weekend are described below. Hopefully this list will make planning a perfect Texas Hill Country weekend a little more simple!

1. Go to the Weihnachts Parade

For the past 29 years the first weekend in December has played host to a great Boerne tradition. Weihnachts Parade returns this weekend to light the night in downtown Boerne with up to 100 lit floats traveling along Main Street. Each year the parade serves as a friendly competition between local groups, businesses, friends and families as they compete hoping to be the most magnificent entry. This year the theme of the Parade is “Christmas Stories”, which is sure to produce a large variety of fun and festive floats.

When: Saturday at 6pm.

Where: Main Street

2. Check out Oma’s Christmas Craft Fair

Looking for a perfect handmade gift? For the past 30 years Oma’s Christmas Craft Fair has been providing the perfect opportunity to purchase just that. Highlighting handmade crafts from the United States, the craft fair will feature swaths of vendors offering a large variety of unique goods at the Kendall County Fair Grounds. The fair features entertainment for the entire family as Santa will also make appearances for pictures and even to have lunch with children on Sunday! To further sweeten the deal, a Bake Sale will feature home baked goods and concessions will be on hand serving everything from traditional fare to the fair’s infamous Potato Soup.

When: Saturday from 9am to 5pm and Sunday from 1o am to 5pm.

Where: Kendall County Fairgrounds, 1307 River Road, Boerne, TX

3. Sample Entries at Opa’s Chili Cook-Off

New this year, Opa’s Chili Cook-Off is the most recent extension of Oma’s Christmas Craft Fair. The cook-off provides opportunities both for competition and for sampling the entries. Tickets to the event will be $5 and include the opportunity to visit with entrants and sample the best chili and cornbread in town. The deadline to enter the cook-off as a contestant is not until this Saturday and prizes will be awarded for the top ten entries! Don’t miss out on the chance to earn bragging rights as the best chili chef in town!

When: Cooking begins at 10 am.

Where: Kendall County Fairgrounds, 1307 River Road, Boerne, TX

4. Attend the Re-Scheduled Soda Pops 5-Year Birthday Bash

Everyone needs another good excuse to celebrate! Come downtown this weekend to celebrate Soda Pops’ 5th year anniversary. The event was originally scheduled for a few weekends ago but was moved to this weekend due to the chilly and unpredictable weather. Sporting a retro 50s theme, Soda Pops operates like the soda shop of old and offers traditional American fare along with a hot rod garage and “Sugar Shack”. Loyd Bonham Band is scheduled again and will be playing oldies on the patio to help celebrate. Don’t worry, all drinks will still cost just a dollar throughout the event. Don’t miss out on a celebration sure to be fun for the whole family.

When: Saturday at 2pm.

Where: Soda Pops, 103 N Main, Boerne, TX

5. Explore the Beautiful Boerne Library

Recently mentioned in our list of 10 surprising things you didn’t know about Boerne, there is no better time to visit the Boerne Library. The library has been around for over 50 years but recently moved into a beautiful brand new building in 2011. The state-of-the-art new building features artwork displays, a Heritage Plaza, study rooms, a children’s corner, and of course thousands of books! Spend some time this weekend learning about Boerne’s heritage and checking out a few new books to read!

When: Open Friday from 9am to 6pm and Saturday from 10am to 4pm.

Where: 451 N. Main St. Building 400, Boerne, TX