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Celebrate early Texas history at Folkfest in New Braunfels this weekend

Posted by Vintage Oaks

Apr 8, 2016 9:57:23 AM

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Looking for a fun, family-friendly event in New Braunfels? Folkfest on April 9–10 is a great opportunity to enjoy time with loved ones while getting in touch with some unique New Braunfels history.

“Folkest is full of entertainment, reenactments, and fantastic historical education all while enjoying food, craft beer, wine, and shopping from local vendors, as well as a great many kid-friendly, hands-on activities and much much more all focused on the life and times of a 19th century New Braunfelser,” said In New Braunfels.

Those who come dressed in period costume and active duty military and their families get in free. A few highlights of this 19th century family heritage festival include: 

  • Costumed revelers representing early Texas history
  • Troops of Buffalo Soldiers, Confederate veterans, and Revolutionary Way officers demonstrate what life once was like in Texas
  • Tours led by costumed docents
  • A demonstration from chuck wagon champion Donnie Demoin
  • Kids activities including “brick making, candle making, clay play, clothes washing, and quilt making
  • Nine-pin bowling
  • Multi-cultural entertainment
  • Local food and refreshments

Folkfest is held at the Museum of Texas Handmade Furniture, which exhibits one of the largest collections of Texas Biedermeier furniture. At the museum, guests can tour the main house, the Reininger log cabin, the Cabinet Shop, the Summer kitchen/smokehouse and the soon to be restored Breustedt kitchen. 

This is one of many great annual events in New Braunfels that bring together residents and guests. Exploring the city’s unique history and culture, celebrating its scenic surroundings and taking advantage of the vast recreational opportunities provide endless fun and excitement. The community spirit that’s woven through the area is one of the main draws for people living in the Hill Country and a top reason to live in New Braunfels, one of the fastest-growing cities in the nation.

Their favorite community continues to be Vintage Oaks, the fastest-growing community in the Hill Country for the past three years, further increase the desirability of Vintage Oaks offers a range of Hill Country land for sale, and custom and semi-custom homes, in a premier location on the Texas Wine Trail between Austin and San Antonio in a scenic, serene setting.

For more information, visit Vintage Oaks. You can also click below to start your search for your dream home.

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