People love Boerne for the small town atmosphere, Hill Country views, and quaint downtown scenery. 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. Taste Food From Culinary Olympians at Little Gretel
The Summer Olympics may be over, but the Culinary Olympics are just around the corner! And although this year’s internationally tasty competition will take place across the Atlantic (in Germany, to be precise), the world-renowned Czech Team will be stopping through Boerne for an exclusive menu tasting! Hosted by Little Gretel, Friday’s event “A Taste of the Culinary Olympics” will feature guest Chef Roman Sejval and Junior Team Member Jakub Kopecky as they serve up a seriously incredible menu. Featuring a starter of celery apple salad, potato soup with mushrooms and bread croutons, roasted duck breast with apple and thyme sauce, potato dumplings with herb breadcrumbs, and pear cake, this evening’s meal is sure to be unlike any you’ve ever tasted! Be sure to call ahead for reservations. The cost is $75.00 per person
(which includes four-course Olympic dinner, tax, and gratuity), and proceeds will benefit the International Culinary Program.
When: Friday, 6:30 PM
Where: Little Gretel, 518 River Road
2. Support Your Local High School Theater
Enjoy the evening Autumn air and budding thespian talent all at the same time during Boerne High School Theatre’s special production of Hamlet at Patrick Heath Public Library! Although the cast and crew finished out their main stage production last week, this Friday will feature a special outdoor performance at the library’s amphitheater. Considered one of Shakespeare's most powerful and popular works, this classic play follows the story of Prince Hamlet of Denmark as he seeks revenge on his deceased uncle, Claudius. Don’t forget to bring your own blanket or chairs!
When: Saturday, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Where: Patrick Heath Public Library Amphitheater, 451 N. Main
3. Take Your Pup to The Farmers Market
Looking for locally sourced produce, meat, eggs, and more? The Farmer’s Market at the Cibolo is open every Saturday! This Fall, the Market is offering up a wide variety of seasonal vegetables, herbs and fruits locally grown by Hill Country farmers, as well as gourmet sauces, fresh poultry, farm fresh eggs, artisan coffee, fresh kolaches, organic personal care products, goats milk products, native potted plants, and more. So head to the Farmers Market and grab some fresh bread, hot coffee, or whatever else your heart desires on an Autumn Hill Country morning. Besides shopping, market activities include live music, gardening and cooking workshops, and children’s crafts. Bonus tip: friendly dogs are always welcome!
When: Saturdays, 9:00am -1:00pm
Where: Herff Farm, 33 Herff Road
4. Shop For Gifts At “Pre-Holiday Market Days”
Like to get your holiday shopping done early? Head to the “Pre-Holiday Boerne Market Days” on November 12th and 13th for your chance to claim the best, shiniest gifts of the season! From totally classic vendors to quirky pop-ups, 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
5. Sip and Savor at Second Saturday Art & Wine
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