Boerne Market Days
Boerne Market Days is located in the heart of the historic district on Main Plaza. This event comes to town on the second weekend of every month, and twice in the month of December to make your holiday shopping experience one you won't forget! Open Saturday 10am-5pm and Sunday 10am-4pm, it has become synonymous with great shopping in an outdoor setting with artists, craftsmen, and vendors sharing their creative talents and wares to the background music of some of Texas' best homegrown musicians. Spend a day browsing the market and visiting the many downtown boutiques, galleries, and restaurants for a unique hill country experience. There are a variety of bargains to be found such as jewelry, plants, art, handcrafts, collectibles, antiques, and more.
Helotes Market Place
The MarketPlace at Old Town Helotes is an arts and crafts fair that takes place in the heart of the City of Helotes. Visitors will enjoy unique hill country shopping as local craftsman share their treasures from across South Texas. The MarketPlace occurs on the first Saturday of each month all year. The only times The MarketPlace is canceled is due to the event falling on a holiday or for the Cornyval Parade, which is typically in May.
Kendall County Livestock Show and Sale
We provide an opportunity for 4-H and FFA members to exhibit their livestock projects before the public, fostering the development of excellence in livestock production skills and practices. Junior Livestock youth learn sportsmanship, leadership, citizenship, and responsibility. Annually, each participant is allowed to sell one animal regardless of the placement of the show. The money the youth earn at the sale helps to fund their higher education goals.
Boerne Chocolate Walk
This sweet event takes participants on a stroll through historic downtown Boerne. Collect a special chocolate treat as you step inside each participating store, gallery, and restaurant along Main Street. Once you've visited all the stores you can return your raffle ticket for a chance to win prizes donated by the store owners. Participants must purchase a ticket through Boerne Parks and Recreation. Your ticket includes a map of the participating stores, a tote bag to collect your treats, and a raffle ticket. The event is close to Valentine’s Day each year.
National Handmade Day/Boerne Fall & Handmade Market
Boerne Handmade Market is the largest market of its kind in South Texas. From jewelry, apparel, leather goods, toys, home decor, and art to handmade candles, food, drink, and more---every item is unique and handcrafted with care.
The best girl's night out on the Mile is back! Fall Diva Night will be bursting with everything you love from your favorite shops: later shopping hours, cocktails, fun bites, music and more. It's the perfect night out with friends and is great for some mother/daughter q-time too. Come out and support your local businesses with a night of fun shopping. We can't wait to see you! This event is usually in April and November.
Texas Corvette Association Open Car Show
The annual Texas Corvette Association (TCA) Open Car Show has attracted car enthusiasts from across the state, the country, and from places as far away as Australia since its inception in 1992. Since 2000, the TCA has dedicated itself to supporting SJRC Texas as its charity of choice and the recipient of funds raised from the annual car show. SJRC Texas serves the San Antonio, New Braunfels, and Bulverde communities by offering a safe haven to children who have suffered trauma, abuse, and neglect. Participants in the TCA Open Car Show make an important contribution in support of those initiatives while enjoying a popular Fiesta® San Antonio event. In recent years, the car show has attracted over 300 entries and hundreds of visitors annually to its Texas Hill Country location at the Main Plaza in Boerne, Texas.
Farmers Market at Herff Farm
Herff Farm is the perfect Texas Hill Country destination for your Saturday! Located just a mile from Historic Downtown Boerne and 45 minutes from downtown San Antonio, the Farmers Market at Herff Farm is an open-air farmers market on the historic Herff Farm. You can buy products directly from local growers, ranchers, and crafters on a beautiful historic German farmstead in the Texas Hill Country. Explore our fenced gardens, pollinator meadow, and trails, and see the historic limestone Herff House.
Farmers Market, Comfort Park
The Farmers’ Market is set up in the Comfort Park from 8:00 am until sold out or noon, weather permitting. The Market opens in April and will be in the Park through the growing season. You will typically find plants, baked goods, canned items, and vegetables. All are homegrown or homemade. Comfort Park on Hwy 27 and Main St in Comfort.
Lemonade Day Boerne
Help us empower today’s youth to be tomorrow’s entrepreneurs!
Lemonade Day is a free, fun, experiential learning program that teaches youth how to start, own and operate their own business – a lemonade stand. The foremost objective of Lemonade Day is to empower youth to take ownership of their lives and become productive members of society – the business leaders, social advocates, volunteers, and forward-thinking citizens of tomorrow. Takes place in early May.
Tour De Boerne
Ready for a Texas-sized challenge? Saddle up for a ride across some of the most beautiful terrain in Texas. Known for steep hills, epic views and friendly faces, the Tour de Boerne is the fastest-growing charity bike ride in the Lone Star State in June.
Kendall County Fair
The Kendall County Fair Association is the home of the Annual Labor Day Kendall County Fair, Stock Show and Rodeo. For over 100 years the Kendall County Fair Association has maintained its agricultural mission for Kendall County and the greater Texas Hill Country. At the gate to the beautiful Texas Hill Country, a vibrant rural community where agricultural industries are encouraged, agricultural education is promoted and where agriculture, horticulture and livestock management are flourishing, the Kendall County Fair Association works hard to maintain the agricultural traditions, enhance agricultural education and encourage rural development both now and into the future.
Experience Texas’ finest craft breweries while enjoying Hill Country artists! In addition to your ticket and Craft Beer tasting, your entry includes art demonstrations, LIVE music, free participation in the stein hoist competition and keg toss, an opportunity to see and purchase the works from professional artists from all over Texas, and much more. Additional tasting tickets will be available for purchase at the event. While you are there, buy one of our commemorative T-shirts and posters. Under 21 free with paid adult. However, the event has been designed for adults. Takes place in September.
Boerne Wild Game Dinner
The Wild Game Dinner is the premier fundraiser for the Kendall County Jr. Livestock Association. Our missions were aligned with a focus on serving the youth of Kendall County by promoting education and agriculture. This new streamlined fundraising juncture will increase the funds raised to provide more opportunities to our local youth through scholarships, educational programs, and leadership camps. Please join us for some of the finest food out there! We welcome back our cook teams from the past and have added a few new ones! Fan favorites include Bacon Wrapped Quail, Fried Alligator, and Axis, and Wild Boar Chili Verde. We serve the best food in the State! Please join us in mid-October at the Kendall County Youth Ag & Equestrian Center located at 648 FM 289, Comfort.
Helotes Cornyval Parade
The biggest event of the year in Helotes! Celebrating its 56th anniversary In 2023, this parade will feature a new In the early days of the area, local Indians would come down from the hill country to plant corn in the fertile valleys of the Helotes area. Following the annual harvest, there was a time of great merriment and feasting before the Indians returned to their homeland in the surrounding hills. The Indians celebrated with a feast of spring corn after the tribal medicine man declared the corn ripe and ready to be eaten. The name “Helotes” stems from the Mexican/Central American Spanish word for stalk corn or corn on the cob, “elote”. Since the 1800s, and recently as the early 1950s, feed corn was a major farming crop in northwest Bexar County and South Texas. Helotes and the Cornyval are a tribute to the area’s heritage. The harvest during this historic era is celebrated annually in Helotes during the spring.
Dickens on Main
Dickens on Main transforms Boerne's historic Hill Country Mile into a vintage wonderland with ice carving shows, street entertainers and vendors, Dickens characters, photos with Santa, a handmade market—and of course—holiday shopping at the Hill Country's best shops and boutiques.
Weihnachts Weekend kicks off in early December with entertainment and the Weihnachts Market at Main Plaza. Shop and dine like a local during the day, then settle in to enjoy the 35th annual Weihnachts parade at 6 p.m., when downtown will light up with nearly 100 floats spreading holiday cheer along Boerne’s Main Street. Stores and restaurants will be open during and after the parade for your enjoyment. On Sunday, December 4th Weihnachts Market will be open until 4 p.m. Not finished with your Christmas shopping? Come shop at our beautiful boutiques and unique shops, grab some food and a beer at one of the local breweries or coffee and dessert at our bistros, bakeries, and sweet shops. Be sure and check lodging and dining availability and make reservations for these busy nights!
Oma's Christmas Craft Fair
The annual Oma’s Christmas Fair has been a part of the Kendall County Fair Association for over 35 years. They cherish the workmanship of those unique artisans that still have a love for the hand-crafted, made-in-the-USA label. Their craftsmen are skilled in time-tested American folk art techniques. They carve, weave, string, paint, sew, cook, draw, and create beautiful items all year long. This event is held every year on the 1st weekend in December at the Kendall County Fairground.
Music in the Park, Comfort
A free concert series held in Comfort Park is held from May through October on the second Tuesday of the month. Free to the Public – sponsored by Gaddis United Methodist Church and the Greater Comfort Area Chamber of Commerce & Visitor Center.
Boerne Village Band
As you come down Main Street in Boerne you pass Main Plaza - also called the Gazebo Park by many. In addition to the gazebo, it’s hard to miss master sculptor Erik Christianson’s sculpture of Wild Bill Hickock sitting on a bench keeping an eye on the town. Thanks, Bill! Boerne was settled by German pioneers and Main Plaza was the meeting place for all the German farmers to bring their crops and handiwork and gather at the Gazebo Park to barter, sell, and celebrate! The celebration also included great German music! We still have today the Boerne Village Band which was founded in 1860 by German immigrant Karl Dienger. You may see a reference or restaurant with the name Dienger there at Main Plaza. On another corner of Main Plaza is Ye Kendall Inn which itself is chock full of history and can be a place to stay for your weekend trip to beautiful Boerne. The Boerne Village Band is the oldest continually active German band outside of the Republic of Germany and they play at the Gazebo park every Summer. So now is the time to mark your calendars. Attending one of their concerts at the Gazebo Park is like going back in time to when Boerne was a young small town. A free concert where you bring your hats, lawn chairs, coolers, kids, and pets and hear some great traditional German music and American patriotic songs, especially at the July concert. Some of Boerne’s youth in traditional German outfits will encourage you to follow their German version of “second line” during some of the songs. A great time for the whole family! During a few song breaks for the band, we hear a great story of some of those German pioneers and “the rest of the story” endings. -Jay Pennington