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. Discover Nostalgic Treasures at the Boerne Fall Antique Show
In true Texas Hill Country fashion, Boerne is hosting its first annual Fall Antique Show this weekend at the Kendall County Fairgrounds! Featuring over 60 exhibitor booths overflowing with fine American antiques, this nationally acclaimed show promises to draw in collectors from all over the country. Whether you’re a novice antique collector or simply looking for unique decor, the items found at this market promise to be the highest quality, adding elegance and charm to any collection or home. From country furniture to baskets to stoneware, this show will offer almost every type of antique under the sun: glassware, jewelry, textiles, early toys, silver, quilts, pewter, American Oak, Southwestern items, and so much more. Don’t miss this one-of-a-kind event! Because the booths are under cover, the show will go on, rain or shine. The cost of entry is $5.00, which promises entry for both days of the event.
When: Saturday (10:00am-5:00pm) & Sunday (10:00am-4:00pm)
Where: Kendall County Fairgrounds, 1307 River Road
2. Get Your Thanksgiving Bod Ready With a Turkey Trot
Thanksgiving is right around the corner...start burning off those stuffing-and-turkey calories early! Thankfully, the local Boerne YMCA is giving you the perfect chance to celebrate with a festive, pre-emptive Thanksgiving workout. The 5th annual YMCA Annual Turkey Trot 5k/10k/trail run will take place on Saturday, November 19th, at 8am. This scenic city run will start by Boerne’s Main Plaza, winding down the Old #9 Trail and eventually splitting runners between the 10k (6 mile) and 5k (3 mile) trails. For those looking for a more leisurely workout, the Trail Walk will be a meandering mile down by the Cibolo Creek. The Turkey Trot is one of the Hill Country's top races! Last year, the YMCA hosted over 550 participants...register early to ensure you get a shirt!
When: Saturday, 8:00am-11:00am
Where: 100 N Main St
3. Peek Into Someone Else’s Love Life at Boerne Community Theatre
Ditch the traditional weekend movie/popcorn routine and support your local performing artists! This weekend will be your last chance to see Boerne Community Theatre’s production of “Chapter Two”, a hilarious and heartwarming story about loss and loving again. When writer and widower George Schneider begins dating after losing his wife (per suggestion by his younger brother Leo), a series of bad matches almost cause him to lose hope. Bud suddenly, Leo introduces George to Jennie Malone...and the two embark on a bumpy trip through the world of romance. Hilarious, charming, and smart, “Chapter Two” is considered a “PG-rated” comedy, co-produced by Kendall County Air and starring local talent Dustin Lucas, Keith Amelung, Emily Piperato, Kimberly Stoner.
When: Friday & Saturday (8:00pm) & Sunday (2:30pm)
Where: Boerne Community Theatre, 907 E Blanco
4. 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!
Additionally, this Saturday’s market will feature a special “Garden Gourmet” class! Cynthia Brown will lead a tutorial on how to make a Hidasta Stuffed Sugar Pumpkin. This traditional Native American recipe is rich in textures and full of Fall flavor. Cynthia will begin at 10:30am, and participants are encouraged to donate $5.
When: Saturdays, 9:00am -1:00pm
Where: Herff Farm, 33 Herff Road
5. Listen to Live Music at Drink Texas Biergarten
Turns out, you don’t have to drive all the way to Austin to listen to killer live music! Drink Texas Biergarten (the self-proclaimed “live music capital of Boerne”) has a stellar performance lineup for this weekend! On Friday night, the Box String Duo will perform acoustic renditions of all your favorite songs. On Saturday evening, Josh Field will serenade listeners with his own woodsy/rock flavor of Americana. Both family and pet friendly, Drink Texas Biergarten also features 80 unique beer selections to make your music-listening experience complete. We’ll see you there!
When: Friday and Saturday, various times
Where: 265 S Main St, Boerne