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Gruene festival announced


The 23rd Annual Gruene Wine & Music Fest will be held in the Gruene Historic District in New Braunfels Oct. 9-11. The event will feature music, shopping, local food specialties, and  beer and wine tasting. The proceeds from the festival benefit the United Way of Comal County.

Included in the festivities this year is the Great Guitar Auction. Guitars autographed by Texas and Americana musicians will go to the highest bidders. A large arts and crafts market will be present, as well.

Musical guests this year include Pat Green and Joe Ely. A Sunday brunch will be held in Gruene Hall, featuring The Gospel Silvertones and Brett Graham.

For more information on the event, go to gruenemusicandwinefest.org. Tickets go on sale Sept. 8.