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5 Things at the New Braunfels Farmers’ Market To Do With Your Kids

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Located in the center of New Braunfels, this year-round, rain or shine farmers’ market is a great way to spend a Saturday morning with your family. In Texas we take a food seriously, and farmers’ markets are a celebration of local produce, traditional recipes, and time-honored crafts. These are great places for our children to learn about our heritage and home.

1. Listen to Live Music

Live Music

Photo: Haley Bankey

Walk through the vendor booths and listen to the sounds of live music flowing through the air.  The selection varies week to week, but the mood is always festive. You can always check out the New Braunfels Farmers’ Market website to see which musical artists are coming up, but it’s always a treat.

2.Get Your Face Painted

Face Painting

Photo: Haley Bankey

Always a family favorite! The face painting booth has multiple artists and plenty of seats, so the wait is never too long.  There are dozens of designs to choose from, or you can request your own design to see if they can make it up.

3. Relive Your Childhood with Hula Hoops

Hula Hoops

Photo: Haley Bankey

At the heart of the farmers’ market is an open area for the kiddos.  Your little artists can draw with chalk, they can try their hand at an old-school bean bag toss, and they can grab a hula hoop and get to shaking! It’s a great way to burn some energy, and to take joy in a little Americana.

4. Pet the Puppies

Stuffed Puppy

Photo: Haley Bankey

Many of the visitors and patrons bring their furry friends along, and children love to pet and cuddle the dogs. It’s also a great way to teach your children about interacting with someone else’s pet, and owners are great at letting children ask if they can pet their pup.

5. …And You Can Always Count on Great Produce and Products to Purchase!

Farmers Market

Photo: Haley Bankey

Not only does the farmers’ market have plenty of fresh, locally grown produce and food products, but you’ll also find local crafters, woodworkers, quilters, and more.  It’s a celebration of home-grown Texas traditions. Depending on the weekend, there may even be activity booths set up for children to build a birdhouse or other craft.

At the New Braunfels Farmers’ Market there is no cooped-up, iPad dazed moments for anyone! Pack up the car and take your family this weekend from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. for some outdoor fun. Visit their website for more information.