Explore everything you need to know about this awesome autumn event

November in New Braunfels just got more exciting. On Saturday the 2nd, the Fischer Park Nature Education Center is hosting the 5th annual Monarch Fall Festival from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Welcome the month (and the fall season) with pumpkin decorating, a scarecrow decorating competition, a costume contest, food, music, games, and so much more. Taking place at the largest park in the New Braunfels park system, this event is sure to have a lot of room for fun.

Event Information

  • Date: Saturday, November 2nd
  • Time: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Location: 1820 McQueeney Road, New Braunfels, TX, 78130 (Fischer Park Nature Education Center)
  • Event Cost: Free
  • Ages: All ages welcome
  • A map can be found here, and directions can be found here.

For more information on the event, you can contact Stacey Dicke directly at (830) 221-4000 or email [email protected]

What To Expect

You can expect kid-friendly activities and the chance to have some family fun outdoors. The Monarch Fall Festival activities include…

  • Scarecrow Decorating Competition
  • Pumpkin Painting
  • Costume Contest
  • Performances
  • Vendors
  • Activity Booths
  • Food
  • Music 
  • Games
  • More!

Schedule of Events

11:00 AM: The festival begins. There will be activity booths, vendors, pumpkin painting, and native plant sales.
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM: Dance by Design Studio Performance Teams (Amphitheater)
11:30 AM: Monarch Tagging Demonstration (Butterfly Garden)
12:00 PM: Scarecrow Competition Winners Announced (Amphitheater)
1:00 PM: Second Monarch Tagging Demonstration (Butterfly Garden)
1:00 PM - 1:30 PM: Premiere Ballet Company Performance (Amphitheater)
1:00 PM: Pumpkin Painting Winners Announced and Butterfly Costume Parade Begins
1:30 PM: NB Performing Arts Academy
2:00 PM: The festival ends

What Else Does Fischer Park Have?

Fischer Park is full of fun amenities that are open to the public, many of which you can also access during the event. Some of them include: 

  • Hike and Bike Trails
  • Playgrounds
  • Sprayground (Water-based)
  • Fishing Ponds
  • Picnic Facilities
  • Fischer Park Nature Education Center
  • Outdoor Amphitheater
  • Archaeology Dig
  • Monarch Waystation
  • Other Programs & Special Events

Upcoming New Braunfels Parks and Recreation Events

The New Braunfels Park and Recreation team will also be hosting a series of events later this fall and winter, including:

Want More Activities?

If you’re looking for more fall fun in the area, feel free to read our other blog posts. If you’re hoping to make the move to San Antonio or Boerne, contact us today! We would love to assist you in finding the perfect piece of Boerne or San Antonio real estate.