Boerne (pronounced BER-nee) was founded by German settlers who aspired to create their own version of Thomas Moore's Utopia. Boerne is rich with German heritage, including the annual Berges Fest in June and The Boerne Village Band's summer Abendkonzerte series. The Kendall County courthouse is the second oldest Texas courthouse in continual use. Events include the Kendall County Fair, Weihnachts Parade, Dickens on Main, Boerne Bierfest, Boerne Market Days, Parade of Artists, Key to the Hills Rod Run, Hauptstrasse Quiltfest and Texas Corvette Show.