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. Learn Something New at the Farmers Market
Looking for locally sourced produce, meat, and eggs? The Farmer’s Market at the Cibolo is open every Saturday- rain or shine! 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.
This week’s workshops and classes include “Composting 101” and “Kid’s Club: Pollinator Scavenger Hunt”! Composting 101, which will take place at 10:30 in The Garden Barn, will be a free opportunity to understand the process of composting, a simple way to fuel plant growth and restores vitality to depleted soil. Kids Club: Pollinator Scavenger Hunt will seek to educate kids about species of ants, bees, beetles, butterflies, moths and wasps...pollinators that are responsible for assisting over 80% of the world's flowering plants! Kid’s Club starts at 10:00am and costs $5 per family.
When: Saturdays, 9:00am -1:00pm
Where: Herff Farm, 33 Herff Road
2. Swoon To Some Tunes At the Singer-Songwriter Showcase
Whether you love playing music, listening to live shows, discovering new music, or simply supporting local musicians, The Singer-Songwriter Showcase is the place to spend your Saturday! This event is a sort of “organized jam session” for local musicians who want to collaborate, perform, and showcase their talent. Musicians are welcome to participate, and listeners are welcome to come along and enjoy the music. The event will be spearheaded by local guitar teacher and performer Richard Jacome. Anyone interested in performing must sign up with Richard that day!
When: Saturday, 11:00am-5:00pm
Where: Patrick Heath Public Library (Amphitheater), 451 N. Main
3. Explore the BARKet Market With Your Pup
In case you were worried you weren’t going to have enough opportunities to dress your dogs up in Halloween costumes, the SA BARKet Market is here to ease your mind! The local group’s Halloween celebration will take place at Random Beer Garden (a family-friendly outdoor entertainment venue, food truck mecca, and hangout spot) this Saturday from 5:00-10:00pm. They encourage you to cart the whole crew down: pups and all. The pet costume contest (benefitting Mission:Miracle K-9 rescue and P.A.W.S rescue) is sure to be adorable and creative. Maybe our favorite part? Pet lovers looking to adopt an animal will have the chance to play with and check out available adoptable dogs with local pet rescues! Come enjoy “live music, good eats, and a great time for the whole family!”
When: Saturday, 5:00pm-10:00pm
Where: Random Beer Garden, 11 Upper Cibolo Creek Rd
4. Cheer On An Amazing Cause
While initially, this Saturday’s Aid the Silent 5K seems like a great chance to get outdoors and move, the real draw of this incredible event is the cause behind it. Aid the Silent is an organization dedicated to raising funds for deaf ministry, deaf research, deaf education and deaf resources. ATS was created to help thousands around the world find information about living in today’s society as a deaf or hard-of-hearing individual, to learn to live life fully and to inspire others to embrace their differences. This weekend’s event (which is ATS’s second annual run) will help raise awareness and give you the opportunity to enjoy a great walk or run in the historic downtown area.Besides the run, the 5K event will also feature a raffle, food trucks, a boot with cool shirts and gear, and more!
When: Saturday, 8:00am-11:00pm
Where: Boerne Main Square Plaza, 132 Main St
5. Celebrate The Roundup’s First Oktoberfest Celebration
How many Oktoberfest celebrations can you fit into this joyous beer-themed-month? If you’re counting, be sure to add The Roundup's 1st Annual Oktoberfest to the list! The Roundup’s celebration promises free live music, free pint glasses with beer purchases, food trucks, longhorn rides, a pillowbounce, obstacle moonbounce, playground for kids, and more! A line of local and top brand brewery reps will also be available to give you the details on their beers...and provide free samples! Bonus: Come dressed in your best Oktoberfest outfit for a chance to win a $100 & VIP tickets to any concert of your choosing!
When: Saturday, 5:00pm-11:00pm
Where: The Roundup, 531 FM 3351 N