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Wednesday, May 15, 2013

First Annual Herb Fest in New Braunfels

One of the things l love the most about living in New Braunfels is the endless traditions. We value our history with an eye to the future. This weekend l was fortunate enough to attend a tradition in the making with the first annual Herb Fest. ln true NB fashion, you were welcomed at the gate of the Conservation Society with a smile and handed a paper bag for any purchases you wished to make. There was an information station, and of course a beautiful display of fresh herbs and plants, but there were also antiques for sell as well as a silent auction.
Here in the historical Forke Store were beautiful and easy to make decorations.
The women had no problems explaining how to make one of their gorgeous (not to mention delightful smelling) displays. They even printed out a step-by-step guide for making an herb house instead of the more common gingerbread house this year!
Then, my favorite display! It would not be a New Braunfels event without a little free food and drink! Here were lavender shortbread cookies, mint chocolate chip cookies with real mint (YUM!), basil lemonade and herbed beer bread. It was wonderful to see all the unique ways to spruce up favorites with fresh herbs. (Excuse the poor photo!)
The wonderful and well-kept walkway ushered you into covered patio featuring beautiful and unique wares from all around town. The plants and herbs that lined the walkway were also for sale!
I just love this archway! It lights up at night and one of my favorite pictures of my husband and I was taken here.
A very small snapshot of the amazing, organic herbs for sale!

It was a wonderful way to spend another beautiful Saturday in New Braunfels and a lovely reminder of just why I love this town so much! I will definately be going again next year - and hope to see you there!