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JANUARY, 2019


Texas Parks & Wildlife Dept Jan 1, 2019 - FIRST DAY HIKE: at most Texas State Parks. Start your new year with a walk in the park! Texas State Parks and parks across the nation will host First Day Hikes on Jan. 1. You can also attend a star party or enjoy a campfire. Life is better outdoors! Annual family event. Normal park entrance fees apply; no additional fee for hikes. Sponsor Web, Event Web. See our Portal special focus topic page on Hill Country "Parks & Lakes

Jan 1, 2019 - WALKWAY OF LIGHTS: Marble Falls, at Lakeside Park. 6-10p. 2+ million lights transform Lakeside Park. Grab a cup of hot cocoa, get a photo with Santa, and take a stroll through the breathtaking winter wonderland that is Walkway of Lights. Open nightly, outdoors, weather permitting. Parade on opening day, 6p. 844-635-4448. Event Web

Jan 1, 2019 - SANTA'S RANCH: New Braunfels, at 9561 IH-35 North. Sun-Thurs: 6p-10p; Fri-Sat: 6p-11p. Drive through a mile of spectacular holiday scenes with 1 million lights & 100 displays & animation. 830-743-1293, mlbass@gvtc.com, Event Web Texas Parks & Wildlife Dept

Jan 1, 2019 - FIRST DAY HIKE: Fredericksburg, at Enchanted Rock State Natural Area. 9-11a. Hikers can begin at the gazebo near the trailhead, and walk to the summit. Annual event. 830-644-2252. Web. See Parks

Jan 1, 2019 - POLAR BEAR SPLASH: Kyle, at Kyle City Pool, 1300 W Center St, 1p-5p. Free, family event. Light refreshments. You can also join the exclusive Polar Bear Club and get your name on the plaque for taking the splash. Taylor Ray: 512-268-4220; TRay@cityofkyle.com Event Web

Jan 1, 2019 - POLAR BEAR CHALLENGE: Hunt, at Mo-Ranch. 1p. Open to the public to come watch and enjoy! Free food for event sliders AND spectators, awards, door prizes, live music and polar bear fun! You can join the fun and slide down the 35-foot-high, 116-foot-long water slide, straight into the icy waters of the Guadalupe River. Slider registrations are accepted the day of the event. Fundraiser for Kerrville Young Life. 800-460-4401 x266. Web
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Jan 1, 2019 - HAIR OF THE DOG DAY: Gruene, at Gruene Hall, 1281 Gruene Road. Noon-9p. Live entertainment. Free all day. 830-629-5077. Sponsor Web

Wine Jan 1, 2019 - NEW YEAR'S DAY CELEBRATION: Fredericksburg, at Torre di Pietra Vineyards, 10915 US-290 East. 10a-6p. If eaten on the first day of the year, a dish of black eyed peas is a New Year’s tradition thought to bring luck and prosperity for the coming year. A Southern-style, annual jam session. Live band, sample the entries. 830-644-2829, Festival Web

Jan 1, 2019 - LIGHTS SPECTACULAR-HILL COUNTRY STYLE: Johnson City. Fri opening night: 6:30p-late evening. Let There Be Lights, millions of them. Courthouse lighting ceremony. Proclaimed as "the Centerpiece of one of the biggest shows on the Texas Hill Country Regional Christmas Lighting Trail" by Southern Living magazine with a courthouse that "shines brighter than the star of Bethlehem". The entire town is bathed in lights with 100,000 lights twinkling on the Blanco County Courthouse while Pedernales Electric Coop’s Headquarters on Ave F boasts a lighted forest of over 1 million lights. Brilliant lighted holiday displays at Memorial Park on Main Street. Hayrides and carriage rides are available throughout the season. Fireworks. Each weekend, the Garden Club fills the Courthouse with Christmas ornaments and holiday crafts for purchase. Chamber: 830-868-7684. Web. See JOHNSON CITY LIGHTS SPECTACULAR article with pictures, by George Cofran, freelance author, at:
www.HillCountryPortal.com/reports/LightsSpectacular

Jan 1, 2019 - LIGHTS ON THE RIVER: Bandera. 100+ lighted Christmas Trees along with merchant displays. Lights are turned on every evening from 6-9p Free annual event. 830-796-4447. Web; Cowboy Capital Web

Texas Parks & Wildlife Dept Jan 1, 2019 - COWGIRL ROUNDUP & SHOW-DEO: Bandera, at Hill Country State Natural Area, at 11a. Bandera County Cowgirls gather for a panoramic photo on horseback followed by an afternoon of demonstrations on how the modern day cowgirl makes her living with the horse. Examples of showmanship, dressage, and speed events will be held in the arena. The history of the American cowgirl, singer/songwriters, storytellers, and artists will be featured. TPWD Web. 830-796-4413. Chamber Web. See special Portal focus page on "Horseback riding in the Hill Country"

Jan 1-3, 2019 - DEXTER'S HILL COUNTRY DRIVE-THRU CHRISTMAS LIGHTS DISPLAY: Johnson City, 1685 US-281 N, 1 mi N of town. Features 2 million + lights; 25' tall Tree of Light; "Holidazzle Dancing Light Show"; and drive-thru tunnel of light. This display is sure to fill you with the Christmas Spirit. Enjoy the lights from the warmth of your car as you listen to our very own radio station that plays non-stop Christmas music. Open Mon-Thur: until 10p. Fri-Sun: until midnight. Free annual event. 512-955-1706

Jan 1-5, 2019 - THE DANCING LIGHTS OF MILL POND PARK: San Saba, at Mill Pond Park, 1800 US-190, E of town. Nightly. Sun-Thu: Dust-10p. Fri-Sat: Dust-Midnight. Over 30 acres of dazzling lights set to synched music on radio 88.7 FM. 325-372-8291, Chamber Web

Jan 1-6, 2019 - LIGHTS SPECTACULAR-HILL COUNTRY STYLE: Johnson City. Fri opening night: 6:30p-late evening. Let There Be Lights, millions of them. Courthouse lighting ceremony. Proclaimed as "the Centerpiece of one of the biggest shows on the Texas Hill Country Regional Christmas Lighting Trail" by Southern Living magazine with a courthouse that "shines brighter than the star of Bethlehem". The entire town is bathed in lights with 100,000 lights twinkling on the Blanco County Courthouse while Pedernales Electric Coop’s Headquarters on Ave F boasts a lighted forest of over 1 million lights. Brilliant lighted holiday displays at Memorial Park on Main Street. Hayrides and carriage rides are available throughout the season. Fireworks. Each weekend, the Garden Club fills the Courthouse with Christmas ornaments and holiday crafts for purchase. Chamber: 830-868-7684. Sponsor Web, Event Web. See JOHNSON CITY LIGHTS SPECTACULAR article with pictures, by George Cofran, freelance author, at: www.HillCountryPortal.com/reports/LightsSpectacular

Jan 1-7, 2019 - EISBAHN OUTDOOR ICE SKATING: Fredericksburg, Marktplatz, the downtown square at corner of W Main and N Adams. Marktplatz will be holiday decorated. Have fun and exercise skating. Open daily, Mon-Fri: 4-8p; Sat: 10a-10p; Sun: 1-8p. Hours vary on holidays. Day pass: $15. Includes skate rental. 830-733-7996. Event Web

Jan 3-5, 2019 - BURNET COUNTY 4-H & FFA LIVESTOCK SHOW: Burnet, at Burnet County Fair & Rodeo Grounds, 1301 Houston Clinton Dr, behind the airport. 979-324-9431, Web, Map

Jan 3-5, 2019 - MASON COUNTY LIVESTOCK SHOW: Mason, at Fort Mason Park Community Building on US-87. 325-347-6459. Chamber Web

Jan 6-12, 2019 - KENDALL COUNTY JUNIOR LIVESTOCK SHOW AND SALE: Comfort, Kendall County Youth Agriculture & Equestrian Center, 649 FM 289. 10a-10p. Free annual event. 830-249-9343. Web

Science Mill Jan 10, 2019 - HOMESCHOOL DAY - BE A MATHEMATICIAN: Johnson City, at Science Mill, 101 S Lady Bird Lane. 10a-2p. Check website for details on hands-on activities, special guest speakers and Learning Labs. Anne Hebert, 844-263-6405, Web

Jan 10-11, 2019 - REAL COUNTY JR LIVESTOCK SHOW: Leakey, at Show Barn. 830-232-6755. Web 1, Web 2, Facebook

Jan 10-12, 2019 - BANDERA COUNTY JR LIVESTOCK SHOW: Bandera, at Show Barn at Mansfield Park, 2886 TX-16 North. Animals shown on Thursday and Friday. Auction on Sat. 830-796-7755. Web

Jan 10-12, 2019 - GILLESPIE COUNTY YOUTH LIVESTOCK SHOW: Fredericksburg, at Gillespie County Fair Grounds, 530 Fair Dr on TX-16, 2 mi S of town. Stock show for Gillesipe County youth to exhibit and sell their 4H and FFA animal projects. 830-997-2359. Sponsor Web, Venue Web

Jan 10-12, 2019 - McCULLOCH COUNTY JR LIVESTOCK SHOW & SALE: Brady, at G Rollie White Complex. Web

Jan 10-12, 2019 - LAMPASAS COUNTY YOUTH LIVESTOCK SHOW: Lampasas, at Show Barn

Jan 10-12, 2019 - LLANO COUNTY JR LIVESTOCK SHOW: Llano, at John L Kuykendall Arena & Event Center, 2249 RR-152 West. Annual event, FFA hosted. Showing & sales: 9-4p. 325-247-5354. Chamber Web

Jan 10-12, 2019 - SAN SABA COUNTY LIVESTOCK SHOW: San Saba, at County Show Barn, Church Street. Annual event, FFA hosted.

Jan 10-13, 2019 - CLAY CONTINUUM: San Marcos, at Eye Of The Dog Art Center, 405 Valley View West Road. 10a-4p. Four days! Four instructors! Intensive exploration of wheel, sculpture, hand building, and firing. Join Billy Ray Mangham, Bridget Hauser, Randy Brodnax, and this year’s special guest, Gaye Lynn Hodgson for a workshop you’ll never forget! Tuition of $500 includes clay, instruction, 5 great meals, and a life changing experience. 512-558-1723. Sponsor Web

Jan 11-13, 2019 - NEW BRAUNFELS ANTIQUE MARKET: New Braunfels, at Civic & Convention Center, 375 S Castell Ave. Annual event with admission charge. 918-619-2875. Sponsor Web. See special Portal focus page on "All Things Antique in the Hill Country". Gail Kinney, 918-619-2875
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Jan 12, 2019 - SECOND SATURDAY GALLERY TRAIL: Wimberley, at the Square and around town. 4-7p. The 2nd Sat of every month, Wimberley's fine art galleries keep their doors open late for the monthly Gallery Trail. Wimberley's fifteen participating galleries feature a wide spectrum of fine art from local and national artists. Come to Wimberley and enjoy wine, nibbles, entertainment, and ... art! Free monthly event. 512-847-9438. Sponsor Web, Facebook. Lynn Myers, 830-708-7433

Ranch Park Jan 12-26, 2019 - HAYS COUNTY LIVESTOCK SHOW: Dripping Springs, at Ranch Park, 29401 RR-12. Web1, Web2

Jan 13-19, 2019 - HILL COUNTRY DISTRICT JR LIVESTOCK SHOW & SALE: Kerrville, at Hill Country Youth Exhibit Center. 830-792-4102. Web

Jan 19, 2019 - CHILI COOK-OFF: Fischer, at Fischer Store School Community Center, 12400 FM-32. 6-8p. Prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners. Board provides cornbread, desserts and beverages. All welcome. www.fischerstoreschoolcc.org. Ilia Morales: 830-935-2310

Friends of Gillespie County Historic Schools Jan 19, 2019 - GILLESPIE COUNTY HISTORIC SCHOOL OPEN HOUSE - NEBGEN: Nebgen, at 1718 N Grape Creek Rd. 11a-4p. Presented in partnership with the Friends of Gillespie County Country Schools. No admission charge, and donations gladly accepted towards the preservation projects. 830-685-3321. Web

Jan 19, 2019 - LUCKENBACH BLUES FESTIVAL: Luckenbach, 412 Luckenbach Town Loop. Noon-9p. Annual event showcases blues artists from around the country. Ticket required. 830-997-3224. Web

Science Mill Jan 19, 2019 - SNOW DAY: Johnson City, at Science Mill, 101 S Lady Bird Lane. 10a-4p. Real snow creating a winter wonderland full of science in the Texas Hill Country. Bring mittens or gloves to keep their hands warm while playing in the snow. Family-friendly. Open to all and activities are free with admission, which includes access to all of the hands-on exhibits and a 3D movie. In the case of rain, this event will be postponed. 0-2 years old: free; 3-18 (or with student ID): $9.50; Adults: $11; Seniors (65+): $9; and Military $5.50. Anne Hebert, 844-263-6405, Web

Jan 19-20, 2019 - HILL COUNTRY GEM & MINERAL SHOW: Fredericksburg, at Lady Bird Johnson Park, TX-16 S, 2 mi S of downtown. Enjoy mineral, lapidary, fossil and jewelry exhibits, demonstrations, and sales. Sat 9-6, Sun 10-4. Free, open to public. 830-456-5419. Event Web

Jan 20, 2019 - CELTIC FEST: San Marcos, at San Marcos Activity Center, 501 E Hopkins Street. A Celebration of St Brigid's Day, the first day of Spring in Ireland. Noon-6p. Traditional Irish and Celtic music, arts, crafts. Family friendly. 512-393-8400. Web

Jan 22, 2019 - WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT SEMINAR: Kerrville, at Riverside Nature Center, 150 Francisco Lemos Street South. 6:30-8p. Come learn how a Wildlife Management Plan keeps your property tax Ag exemption in place while improving the beauty of your land and ease of operation. Free, annual event. Event Web, Avalon Powell, 512-894-3479

Jan 25-27, 2019 - WIMBERLEY ART & SOUL: Wimberley, Wimberley Valley Chamber of Commerce. 8a. Pack your bags and head to Wimberley for four action-packed days of opportunity to Learn, Create and Experience the art and soul of Wimberley brought to you by the creative community of Wimberley. Over 50 activities. Free, annual event. Tickets. Vanessa Horodecky, 512-847-2201, wimberleyartnsoul@gmail.com

Jan 25-27, 2019 - KERRVILLE RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL: Kerrville, at River Star Art and Event Park on the grounds of the Hill Country Youth Event Center, 3785 TX-27 East. 10a-5p. Transports modern-day visitors into a time and place from far away. Occurring over a single weekend in January, a village's worth of entertainers, musical acts, food vendors, and artisans help shape an immersive experience back in time. Live entertainment on 3 stages. The Merchant village of over 40 artisans will include potters, jewelers, painters, leather workers, and eclectic and unique crafts. Food is fit for a King featuring of course the ubiquitous Turkey Legs and meats on a stick. Admission charge. Family friendly, Event Web. Event Web. Hal, 214-632-5766, kerrvillerenfest@gmail.com

Jan 26, 2019 - HILL COUNTRY INDIAN ARTIFACT SHOW: Fredericksburg, at Lady Bird Johnson Park, Pioneer Pavilion Hall, on TX-16 S. 8a-4p. Features a wide variety of the finest Texas artifacts and arrowheads, jewelry, trade beads, books, T-Shirts, display cases, collectibles and super door prizes all day. Annual event, $6 fee. Sponsor Web. Rob Bartell, 830-329-2636

Jan 27, 2019 - SAVOR THE HILL COUNTRY: Johnson City, at the Science Mill. 5-8p. Showcases top restaurants, wineries, breweries and distilleries in the area that will offer samples. Silent auction. Live music. Benefits BeautifyJC! project and local scholarship fund. Tickets: $50 IA/$60 AD. 830-868-7684. Web

Jan 27, 2019 - HILL COUNTRY WEDDING SHOW: New Branfels, at Reneau Farms, 1850 Schwarzlose Road. 1-5p. Join us for a wedding event like no other. Visit and interact with 50 of the best Hill Country wedding vendors. Amazing door prizes from each vendor, brunch, cocktails, bridal fashion show, individual vendor booth presentations, live hair and makeup demos, a cake dig for a spectacular grand prize, and more. Cost: Free. Annual event. Sponsored by New Braunfels Wedding Chamber, a non-profit entity. Sponsor Web


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FEBRUARY, 2019

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Feb 1-8, 2019 - HILL COUNTRY TRAIL RIDE: Horse trail ride winds through the Hill Country starting in Albert, with overnight stops in: Blanco, Kendalia, Sisterdale and Peterson Ranch. Free to watch. Annual event. Sponsor Web. See special Portal focus page on "Horse riding in the Hill Country"

Feb 2, 2019 - RIDIN' THE RIVER COWBOY FELLOWSHIP GOAT ROPING: Bandera, at 5767 TX-173. 3p. It's Goat Roping at the Ridin' The River Cowboy Fellowship. Come and participate or just watch the excitement. Books open 3p, roping starts 4p. Youth Breakaway Roping. Open Goat Roping. Sponsor Web, Event Web

Feb 2, 2019 - SPARROWFEST: Marble Falls, at The Retreat at Balcones Springs. 6a-6p. Birding & Learning at its best! Join our talented leaders as they take you to refuge tracts beyond the trails where 'little brown birds' play. Learn how to identify the subtle differences and behavior of Texas wintering sparrows. Relax at The Retreat where good food and good friends will meet. 830-693-6639. Event Web

Feb 2, 2019 - LLANO PICKERS AREA WIDE GARAGE SALE: Llano, at JLK Event Center, 2200 RR-152 West. Located inside the climatized center. 7a-2p. Sponsored by the 501c3 Friends of the Llano Red Top Jail. For all the hungry and thirsty pickers, there will also be food and drink available to you. Food and drink available. Annual event. Cost: $1/p. Chamber Web. 325-247-5354, info@llanochamber.org

Texas Parks & Wildlife Dept Feb 2, 2019 - WINTERFISCH: Mason, at the James River Crossing, FM-2389. 1-5p. Second fish release, with 1,000 fish. Each winter from December-March, TPWD stocks 9-12 inch rainbow trout in over 100 locations across Texas, including here. Assistance available for those new to fishing. Bring your own gear or borrow a pole. Cook you catch up on the campfire or take it to a participating restaurant in Mason and let them prepare it for you. Fishing guides, loaner poles and tackle, flyfishing demo, campfire, Dutch Oven cooking demo, live music, Naturalist and Ranger Talks. 512-496-2020. Sponsor Web, Facebook Event, tonyplutino@gmail.com

Feb 2-3, 2019 - CHAMBER RODEO: Bulverde, at Tejas Rodeo Company, by Bulvede Spring Branch Chamber. Amazing rodeo action and loads of kids activities. 830-438-4285. Event Web

Feb 2-3, 2019 - KERRVILLE RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL: Kerrville, at River Star Art and Event Park on the grounds of the Hill Country Youth Event Center, 3785 TX-27 East. 10a-5p. Transports modern-day visitors into a time and place from far away. Occurring over a single weekend in January, a village's worth of entertainers, musical acts, food vendors, and artisans help shape an immersive experience back in time. Live entertainment on 3 stages. The Merchant village of over 40 artisans will include potters, jewelers, painters, leather workers, and eclectic and unique crafts. Food is fit for a King featuring of course the ubiquitous Turkey Legs and meats on a stick. Admission charge. Family friendly, Event Web. Event Web. Hal, 214-632-5766, kerrvillerenfest@gmail.com

Feb 2-3, 2019 - BSB CHAMBER RODEO: Bulverde, at Tejas Rodeo Co, 401 Obst Road. 5:30-11:30p. Live music, petting zoo, kids activities. Cost: Adults: %12, Kids: $6, Under 6: Annual event provided by Bulverde/Spring Branch Chamber of Commerce. 830-438-4285. Sponsor & Host Web
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Feb 3, 2019 - BLANCO COWBOY BREAKFAST: Blanco, at Yett Memorial Park. 7a. Join the Hill Country Trail Riders for breakfast before they head out on the last leg of their ride. Breakfast by donation. Annual event. Sponsor Web

Delicious Food Feb 5, 2019 - TASTE OF THE TOWN: New Braunfels. 6-9p. Taste the many delectable offerings by local restaurateurs. Proceeds help New Braunfels ISD Education Foundation fund projects and programs that will improve educational opportunities for students. 830-643-5700. Web

Feb 5, 2019 - JOB FAIR: Llano
  • For: Job seekers and employers
  • When: 2/7/2019, Time: 11a-1p
  • Where: Llano United Methodist Church Community Center, 800 Wright St
  • Cost: Attendance: Free; Parking: Free
  • Contact: Craig Henry, 512-756-6769, craighenry@ruralcapital.net
  • Host: The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC)
  • Web: Click Here, City of Llano, Llano Chamber
  • Bring: "come dressed for success, bring a resume, and a positive attitude." See website
>Open to all.

Wine Feb 8-22, 2019 - HILL COUNTRY WINE LOVER'S CELEBRATION: Enjoy wine and food pairing event. Venture through vineyards and cozy wineries, along the way enjoying complementary chocolates and enchanting wine parings. Self-guided. 866-621-9463. Web. See special Portal focus page on "Wine in the Hill Country"
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Feb 9, 2019 - SECOND SATURDAY GALLERY TRAIL: Wimberley, at the Square and around town. 4-7p. The 2nd Sat of every month, Wimberley's fine art galleries keep their doors open late for the monthly Gallery Trail. Wimberley's fifteen participating galleries feature a wide spectrum of fine art from local and national artists. Come to Wimberley and enjoy wine, nibbles, entertainment, and ... art! Free monthly event. 512-847-9438. Sponsor Web, Facebook. Lynn Myers, 830-708-7433

Feb 9, 2019 - HILL COUNTRY JAZZ FESTIVAL: San Marcos, at Evans Auditorium – Texas State University. 6-8p. Annual event. 512-245-3375. Web

Feb 9, 2019 - CHOCOLATE WALK: Boerne, downtown on the shop walk, 10a-5p. Collect handmade chocolates from 30+ participating merchants. Ticket required. 830-249-9511. Web

Feb 10, 2019 - CHILI COOK-OFF & CAR SHOW BENEFITING CANDLELIGHT RANCH: Marble Falls, at Candlelight Ranch, 6408 Muleshoe Bend Trail. Noon-4p. Annual event. Chili masters from across the state will share their delicious chili creations to attendees and celebrity judges. Auto enthusiasts will also love showing off their cars and motorcycles this year at our Car Show. Also zip lines for children, hay rides, nature scavenger hunts, as well as live music, raffle items, grilled sausage and veggie wraps. By donation! Beer, Wine and Dulce Vida Tequila included in the ticket prices! 100% of proceeds go directly to Candlelight Ranch. Event Web. Jennifer Hartner: 512-323-5300. 2019: 2/10

Science Mill Feb 13, 2019 - HOMESCHOOL DAY - BE AN ENGINEER: Johnson City, at Science Mill, 101 S Lady Bird Lane. 10a-2p. Museum Hours: 10a-4p. In special hands-on activities, students can use the Strawbees system to engineer their own creations, make a mountain rescue litter, and create a pom pom launcher with materials from a mystery bag. Plus, students can attend optional age-based Learning Labs and explore the museum’s 50+ unique exhibits and 3D movie. Under 3 free; 3-18 $8.50; Adults $10.00; Seniors (65+) and Military $8.00; Learning Labs $5. Anne Hebert, 844-263-6405, Host Web, Event Web, info@sciencemill.org

Feb 15-16, 2019 - LUCKENBACH HUG-IN & VALENTINE BALL: Luckenbach, 412 Luckenbach Town Loop. 8:30-10p. Annual campout and Valentine's Ball with a name band with performances on Fri and Sat. Ticket required. 830-997-3224. Web

Feb 15-17, 2019 - HILL COUNTRY ACOUSTIC MUSIC CAMP: Kerrville, at Mt Wesley Conference Center, 610 Methodist Encampment Road. Winter HCAMP is a 3 day residential music camp led and taught by an outstanding faculty who receive rave reviews from their students each year. Camp plays all kinds of music - everything from Bluegrass to C&W to Bach, Celtic and Swing. Basic goals: 1) Improve student instrument skills, 2) Work on techniques used in groups, 3) Make new music friends, 4) Have a whole lot of fun. 830-459-2120. Event Web

Science Mill Feb 16, 2019 - AQUAPONICS GREENHOUSE GRAND OPENING-WHERE TECHNOLOGY MEETS BIOLOGY: Johnson City, at Science Mill, 101 S Lady Bird Lane. 10a-4p.
Celebrating our 4th birthday and the grand opening of an exciting addition: our 1,000-square-foot Aquaponics Greenhouse. Visitors can walk into a working aquaponics system where they can see how fish, plants and microbes work together to create healthy food. They will see how tilapia, prawns, koi and snapping turtles provide the food to grow fruit, vegetables and tropical plants in vertical growing tubes, floating rafts and in a giant living wall. This unique ecosystem represents the technology, beauty, practicality and science for sustainable agriculture and healthy eating. We are marking this momentous occasion with presentations, activities and games that highlight the intersection of technology and biology. Science Mill biologists will be available all day to share fun facts and info about the Aquaponics Greenhouse as well as other exhibits demonstrating the importance of technology in biologic research.
Herpetologist Ryan Collister from the Austin Nature and Science Center will bring a variety of snakes for kids to touch and hold while they learn about the amazing lives of these reptiles.
The Science Mill's new hands-on Doing Science-Outside! activities will let the whole family use current scientific technology for monitoring and measuring the health of ecosystems.
A live demo will show visitors how to build their own DIY aquaponics kit with easy-to-find materials from local stores.
Guest speaker Sarah Baker will share how her degree in Marine Science led to her current position in the seafood industry, and discuss her passion to help provide healthy and sustainable agriculture to the world.
Visitors will be entered in a raffle to win one of three DIY aquaponics kits. Drawing will be held at 2:30pm and you do not need to be present to win.
Visitors can take on our BioTech Quest! Get a special challenge sheet, and visit some of the other Science Mill exhibits that highlight biology and technology! Can you find them all? Turn in your completed challenge sheet at the front desk for a chance to win one of three fabulous prizes! BioTech Quest will run all day long, 10am-4pm. Winners will be notified by email.
All grand opening activities, demos, speakers and games are included with Science Mill admission. We are open 10a-4p on Saturday, February 16. Anne Hebert, 844-263-6405, Host Web, Event Web

Feb 16, 2019 - CASTELL GENERAL STORE CHILI COOK-OFF: Castell, at Castell General Store, 19522 RR-152 West. 9a-5p. Fre admission. $25 if you want to compete; event limited to 20 cooks. Live entertainment, BBQ, burgers. Annual event. Marc Nicole, 325-247-4100, Sponsor Web

Feb 16, 2019 - PROSPECTOR'S CONFERENCE & SWAP MEET: Llano, at The Old Llano Community Center, 2259 CR-152 West, 2 mi W of town. 8a-5p. This fun, educational event is for prospectors, rock collectors, treasure hunters, and metal detecting enthusiasts to get together, share ideas and experiences. Demonstrations in the best techniques for panning and metal detecting. There will be a limited number of commercial vendors, and a swap meet outside for non-commercial sales of items related to the theme of the show. Silent auction and raffle to benefit the historic Llano Red Top Jail renovation. Free annual event located inside, rain or shine. 325-247-1067, 325-423-0288. Event Web, Chamber Web

Feb 16, 2019 - RUGGED RANCH RUN & FREEZE RIDE: New Braunfels, at Texas Ski Ranch, 6700 IH-35 North. Noon-6p. Two annual events on same day. Run: Come out and challenge yourself by participating in this fun obstacle course! A 5k that will put your limits to the test- with 20+ obstacles and challenges of all shapes and sizes. Ride: "Surf the Season" competition. Wide range of divisions for pro and amateur level riders. Tickets required. Sponsor Web. 830-627-2843

Feb 16-17, 2019 - TEXAS GUN & KNIFE SHOW: Fredericksburg, at Gillespie County Fair Grounds, 530 Fair Dr on TX-16, 2 mi S of town. Sat 9a-5p, Sun 10a-4p. Don or Janice Hill, 830-285-0575; tgka@live.com Event Web, Venue Web

Feb 20-23, 2019 - COWBOY MARDI GRAS & GUMBO COOK-OFF: Bandera, at 11th Street Cowboy Bar. World Championship Gumbo Cook-off on Saturday. Costume contest, canine costume contest, and special country and Cajun Zydeco and CW music. Saturday Mardi Gras Parade, floats, horses, cowboys, feathers, masks, & plenty of beads! 830-796-4849. Sponsor Web, Event Web

Feb 22-23, 2019 - WOMEN'S CONFERENCE: Spicewood, at Highland Lakes Camp & Conference Center, 5902 Pace Bend Rd N, RR-2322. Annual event. Pursuing God’s Peace. Hundreds of women from across Texas come together to experience life change and celebrate in community with other sisters in Christ. Special guest speakers. 512-264-1777. Event Sponsor

Feb 22-24, 2019 - GRTU TROUTFEST - FLY FISHING BANQUET & EXPOSITION: New Braunfels, at L&L Campground, 11699 River Road. Outdoors banquet and Expo on the Guadalupe River. Fly tiers, kid fish pond, fly casting lessons and educational classes will provide enjoyment for the whole family! Web. See special Portal focus page on "Hunting & Fishing in the Hill Country"

Feb 22-24, 2019 - FREEZER DISC GOLF TOURNAMENT: Junction. Top-O-Texas shot off of Lovers Leap on Loop 481 (Scenic View).... is where you can meet to enter the competition to throw a disc into the basket at the bottom of the bluff. Sponsored by Junction Tourism, Disc Golf, and Lions Club. Cost is $5 and you do not have to be entered into the Disc Golf Tournament. Prize is the Disc Golf Freezer/Sizzler truck. The three Junction Disc Golf courses consist of 18 baskets each and located on both sides of the Llano River in the City and County Parks and at the Junction Golf Club (ball golf) on FM-2169. The scenic parks have sidewalks, picnic areas, playgrounds, volleyball, basketball, restrooms and lots of shade provided by large pecan trees. Disc golf players are welcome year round to enjoy the beautiful course and setting in the Texas Hill Country. Annual event. Hoytt Moss, 325-446-6565. Event Web

Friends of Gillespie County Historic Schools Feb 23, 2019 - GILLESPIE COUNTY HISTORIC SCHOOL OPEN HOUSE - CAVE CREEK: Cave Creek, at 470 Cave Creek Rd. 11a-4p. Presented in partnership with the Friends of Gillespie County Country Schools. No admission charge, and donations gladly accepted towards the preservation projects. 830-685-3321. Web

Feb 23, 2019 - INDIE FILM NITE IN BLANCO: Blanco, at Gem of the Hills. 2-5p. Selected short films, food, BYOB, Q & A with filmmakers. Fun! Cost: $40/pp. Sponsored by Hill Country Film Society. 512-750-6362. Web, Tickets, Facebook

Feb 23, 2019 - MARDI GRAS ARTS & CRAFTS SHOW: Bandera, at Bandera County Courthouse Lawn. 7a. Proceeds benefit the Arthur Nagel Community Clinic. Free admission. 210-215-1995. genie@growthresourcetx.com

Feb 23, 2019 - MARDI GRAS MASKED BALL: Llano, at Llano Fine Arts Guild, 503 Bessemer Avenue. Starts 6p. Come as you are to the Mardi Gras Ball! No need to wear anything fancy. Feel free to wear your cowboy boots, hat and jeans are always right. Don’t be fooled, we're a laid-back crowd, for sure! Just come eat, drink and be merry! Fundraiser for Red Roof Jail Renovation. $25 IA, $30 AD. Sponsor Web. A non profit guild of local artists working to promote artists, art programs and art education in the community. 325-247-4839. Event Web

National%20Museum Feb 23, 2019 - DAY OF REMEMBRANCE FOR JAPANESE-AMERICAN INTERNMENT: Fredericksburg, at National Museum of the Pacific War, 340 E Main Street. 830-997-8600 ext #204. 9:45a-4p. An all-day community program marking the annual Day of Remembrance, an important event for the Japanese American community. Annual event offers cultural activities and educational opportunities for all ages. Connect with Japanese American culture, including workshops on making origami, using chopsticks and writing in calligraphy. Special programs will be held throughout the day. 830-997-8600. Web

Feb 23, 2019 - COWBOY MARDI GRAS BULL RIDING/MINI BULL RIDING: Bandera, at Mansfield Park, 2886 TX-16 North. 3p. Diamond O Bucking Bulls presents this event. Adults: $10, Children (Ages 6-12): $5, Children (Below 6 years); Free. 830-796-5229

Feb 23-24, 2019 - SPRING ANTIQUE SHOW: Boerne, Kendall County Fairgrounds, TX-46 East. Sat 10a-5p, Sun 10a-4p. Featuring 60+ exhibitor booths overflowing with the finest American antiques found in the market today. Exhibitors gather their treasures from the estates of this great country and save their best for this nationally acclaimed antiques show. Collectors from all over the state, as well as many from out of state, find real antiques, no reproductions or imports, to add to their collections or decorate their homes. Fine antiques add a touch of elegance to any home & coordinate perfectly with any decorating scheme. Features Country Furniture, Baskets, Stoneware, Glassware, Jewelry, Textiles, Early Paper, Toys, Silver, Quilts, Pewter, American Oak, Southwestern and so much more! 830-995-3670. Web. See special Portal focus page on "All Things Antique in the Hill Country"

Science Mill Feb 24, 2019 - ENGINEERING DAY: Johnson City, at Science Mill, 101 S Lady Bird Lane. 10a-2p. Museum Hours: Noon-4p. What do engineers do all day? Come to the Science Mill and find out! Join volunteers from the Austin Branch of American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) for a day of hands-on activities and fun! Explore engineering concepts when you build towers, bridges, flying machines and more. Thanks to ASCE's generous sponsorship, the first 100 visitors to the Science Mill will receive free admission! Under 3 free; 3-18 $8.50; Adults $10.00; Seniors (65+) and Military $8.00; Learning Labs $5. Anne Hebert, 844-263-6405, Host Web, Event Web, info@sciencemill.org

Johnson City Library Web Site Link Feb 27, 2019 - WRITERS' CONFERENCE: Johnson City, at the JC Library. 10a-3p. Annual workshop for writers of all levels and for those who are interested in the writing of others. Guest authors. Theme is: "Communicating with Comedy: Using the power of laughter - in any genre - will build a larger audience and elevate your work from good to memorable". Sponsored by Friends of the Johnson City Library to benefit library programs. Cost: $45 including lunch. www.jclibrarysite.org. Maggie Goodman, 830-868-4469, johnsoncitylibrary@verizon.net

Feb 28, 2019 - AMPLIFY AUSTIN (& TEXAS HILL COUNTRY): Austin. 6p-. Central Texans are passionate, driven, and generous volunteers of their time and talent. But that's not enough. The biggest challenge facing local non-profits is that they don't have enough money. We depend on these organizations to provide critical services and meet local most basic needs. At "I Live Here, I Give Here", our job is to connect you with the causes you care about and the non-profits that support them. Join more than 700 area non-profits participating in Amplify, an annual day of online giving aimed at connecting donors with causes that make Texas a more vibrant place to live and work.. Watch for focus events in our area. Please donate online. 512-717-4190. Sponsor Web, Event Web, Facebook


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Mar 1-2, 2019 - FREEDOM FEST: Concan, at Frio Country Resort, 1801 CR-348 (River Road), on campground. IBCA sanctioned event. Annual event with live music, cook-offs, games, carnival, on the river. Benefits CCVFD. 830-232-6625. a href="http://www.friocountry.com" target="_blank">Sponsor Web, Event Web

Mar 2, 2019 - BLANCO RODEO ASSOCIATION SPRING PLAYDAY SERIES: Blanco, at Yett Memorial Park, 1813 US-281 South. 8a-4p. Play day Series and Open 4D Barrel Race. Annual event. Free parking, free for spectators. Jenni J, 210-392-1669. Event Web, Facebook Texas is Greatest Country In The World

Mar 2, 2019 - A NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM - TEXAS INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATION: San Saba, at Mill Pond Park. 4-7p. Museum tour, actors in period clothes, live music, cowboy camp cooking, campfire supper, fireworks. Admission charge. Annual event benefits Museum. 325-372-5238. Web

Mar 2, 2019 - SAN MARCOS RIVER CLEANUP: San Marcos, 9a-Noon. Hosted by the Texas River Protection Assn to clean 90 miles of the San Marcos River, the event has grown in scope to include creeks and tributaries that flow into the river. Web. Tom Goynes, 512-787-5574

Mar 2, 2019 - TEXAS INDEPENDENCE CELEBRATION & FLAG RETIREMENT CEREMONY: Luckenbach, at 412 Luckenbach Town Loop. 1p. Annual event with live music, dancing, trail ride, Texas Rangers memorabilia display & canon fire, and flag retirement ceremony. No cover charge. 830-997-3224. Web

Mar 2, 2019 - MARDI GRAS BANQUET & BALL: Blanco, at Old Blanco County Courthouse Ballroom, 300 Main Street. 6:30p. Delicious food, cocktails and live music. Costumes highly encouraged. Prizes. Sponsorships available. Tickets required. Blanco Chamber of Commerce: 830-833-5101, Chamber Web

Walk A Dog A Thon Mar 2, 2019 - WALK-A-DOG-A-THON: Marble Falls, at Westside Park. 10a-3p. Dog walk, pet activities & contests, races, fetch event, fashion show, talent show, great food, live music, vendors. Annual event benefits Highland Lakes SPCA, a no-kill shelter. Adults: $20, Kids: $15. Sponsorships available. 830-385-9289. Sponsor Web; Event Web

Mar 2, 2019 - MARKET DAY ON MAIN: Marble Falls, at Historic Downtown Main Street. 10a-4p. 100+ arts, crafts, food vendors, live music. 830-693-2815. Web

Mar 2, 2019 - HILL COUNTRY SWAP MEET: Marble Falls, at Kerr County Hill Country Youth Event Center. 8a-3p. A community garage sale and flea market with all types of merchandise. Buy, sell and trade. Antiques, collectibles, new, used, books, tools, furniture, household items, sporting goods, etc. Concessions available, indoor, free parking and pet friendly. 830-459-6198. www.kerrmarketdays.org

Mar 2-3, 2019 - LA PRIMAVERA BIKE RACE: Lago Vista on Highland Lakes Dr and Boggy Ford Road. 8a-4p. As one of the largest road races in the region, its notably hilly 5.5 mile course attracts junior, master and pro cyclists from Texas, Canada, Germany and beyond. This family-friendly event is free to the public and a great spectator sport. Bring your lawn chair and come celebrate with us! Sandy Mullins, 512-267-7952, Chamber Web, Event Web

Mar 5, 2019 - BLANCO MARDI GRAS APPRECIATION DAY: Blanco, at Guardian Title Co, 508 8th Street. 11:30a-3:30p. Cajun food, live music, fun activities. Annual event. 830-833-5007. Sponsor Web

Mar 6-7, 2019 - CARSON & BARNES CIRCUS: Boerne, Kendall County Fair Grounds, 1307 River Road. 4:30 & 7:30p. Annual event. 830-537-4096, Sponsor Web. Marilyn Culak, 830-537-4096, email kmculak@gvtc.com

Science Mill Mar 7, 2019 - HOMESCHOOL DAY - BE A BIOLOGIST: Johnson City, at Science Mill, 101 S Lady Bird Lane. 10a-2p. Check website for details on hands-on activities, special guest speakers and Learning Labs. Anne Hebert, 844-263-6405, Host Web, Event Web

Mar 8-10, 2019 - NORTH AMERICAN JEWELRY & GIFT SHOW: New Braunfels, at Convention Center, 375 S Castell Ave. Thur: Noon-6p, Fri: Noon-6p, Sat: 10a-6p. Sun: 10a-4p. Beads, jewelry, findings, gold, silver, gemstones, handmade, vintage, estate, imported & fashion jewelry, clothing, handbags, accessories, gift items & more. Admission: $5. 210-410-0737. Web
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Mar 9, 2019 - SECOND SATURDAY GALLERY TRAIL: Wimberley, at the Square and around town. 4-7p. The 2nd Sat of every month, Wimberley's fine art galleries keep their doors open late for the monthly Gallery Trail. Wimberley's fifteen participating galleries feature a wide spectrum of fine art from local and national artists. Come to Wimberley and enjoy wine, nibbles, entertainment, and ... art! Free monthly event. 512-847-9438. Sponsor Web, Facebook. Lynn Myers, 830-708-7433 info@wimberleyfineartscenter.com

Mar 9, 2019 - HISTORIC DOWNTOWN HOME TOUR: New Braunfels. 10a-4p. Tour 6 historic homes, including the Lindheimer Home. Sponsored by and benefits New Braunfels Conservation Society. $20. 830-832-9699. Web

Mar 9-15, 2019 - SPRING BREAK SAFARI AT THE BNHM: Bandera, at Bandera Natural History Museum, 267 Old San Antonio Hwy. Bring the kids and head over for spring break. Enjoy all the wonderful animals, see demonstrations. Adults: $10; Children 12 and Under $6; Children 3 and Under: free; Active Service Men and Women: free. 830-328-5090. Sponsor Web, Sponsor Facebook, Event Web
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Mar 9-24, 2019 - SPRING BREAK ON THE LBJ RANCH: Stonewall, LBJ National Historical Park, at the LBJ Ranch, 144 Park Rd 49. Discover more about the LBJ Ranch and our 36th president; and Ranger talks on ranching, wildflowers, national parks, cars, voting rights and more. Annual family event, free. 830-868-7128 x264. Web

Mar 11, 2019 - KING COLE CIRCUS: Llano, at John L Kuykendall Arena & Event Center, 2249 RR-152 West. Shows: 4:30p & 7:30p. Enjoy a great show while supporting the youth of our community. Kids under 3 are free! Tickets prices vary according to time of purchase and age. Doors open an hour before each show. Hosted by Llano Youth Soccer Association. 325-247-5354. Chamber Web, Circus Web

Frontier Times Museum Mar 11-15, 2019 - FRONTIER FAMILY FUN DAYS: Bandera, at Frontier Times Museum, 510 13th St, 1 block N of County Courthouse. Projects, crafts, pony rides, demonstrations, animal show. Adults: $6, Seniors: $4 , Children: $2. 830-796-3864. Sponsor Web, Event Web.

Mar 11-16, 2019 - SPRING BREAK AT PIONEER MUSEUM: Fredericksburg, at Pioneer Museum, 325 W Main Street. 10a-5p. Frontier-style living history family fun, hands-on activities, demonstrations, reenactments, storytelling. Fee: $7.50 adults; $3 children school age. 830-997-8441. Web

Science Mill Mar 12-15, 2019 - SPRING BREAK AT THE SCIENCE MILL-WEEK 1: Johnson City, at Science Mill, 101 S Lady Bird Lane. Tue-Sat: 10a-5p; Sun: Noon-5p. Bring your family! Bring your friends! Guide robots through an obstacle course, and check our our tech spin on K’Nex. Let your imagination inspire new creations! Special Spring Break stations will include an mBot obstacle course, where up to four drivers at once will use iPads to drive their mBots through lots of twists and turns. We’ll also have joystick-controlled machines made of K’Nex. Once you’ve mastered operating those, you can try your hand at inventing and coding your own creation. Put your knowledge of physics and engineering to work, and see what your machine can do! Check website for details on hands-on activities, special guest speakers and Learning Labs. Anne Hebert, 844-263-6405, Web

Mar 13-16, 2019 - SPRING BREAK-RIO FRIO FEST: Concan, at Horse Pasture Cattle Company, Rio Frio Concert Grounds. Live concerts, activities, cook-off, camping/RV. 512-295-3300. Sponsor Web, Event Web

Mar 15, 2019 - WYATT EARP - A LIFE ON THE FRONTIER: Fredericksburg, at Texas Rangers Heritage Center, 1618 E Main Street/US-290 East. 6p. Set in the mid-1920s, an early Wyatt Earp tells of his adventures during the final days of the American frontier. Cocktails, hors d'oeuvres. $25pp. 830-990-1192. Web

Mar 16, 2019 - CELEBRATE TEXAS: Fredericksburg, at Texas Rangers Heritage Center, 1618 E Main Street/US-290 East. 10a-4p. Historical re-enactments and cannon firing by the Living History Headquarters Company Rangers. "Circle of Life" Fredericksburg Gathering 2019. The Old Chisholm Trail Western Variety Show. Parking: $10. Free admission. 830-990-1192. Web

Mar 15-16, 2019 - WILD HOG EXPLOSION: Bandera, at Mansfield Park, 2886 TX-16 North. Annual event features team competition for all age levels in wild hog catching & hog kissing contest, All Bike Motorcycle Rally. 830-796-4447. Web. See special Portal focus page on "All Things Motorcycling in the Hill Country"

Mar 15-18, 2019 - LLANO EARTH ART FEST & WORLD ROCK STACKING CHAMPIONSHIP: Llano, at Grenwelge Park, 199 E Haynie Street. Annual show, music, art, performances, parties, camping, workshops, vendors. Includes National Rock Stacking Competition. $5 in advance online and $10 at the gate for all weekend. Camping is extra. We are now the World Rock Stacking Championship. Open until 10p Fri-Sat, until 6p Sun and 3p Mon. Llano Chamber, 325-247-5354. Chamber Web; Event Web

Mar 15-23, 2019 - HEART OF TEXAS COUNTRY MUSIC FESTIVAL: Brady, at Ed Davenport Civic Center. Multiple shows by offer a great time for fans of traditional country music. Annual event. Tickets required. Jennifer Pearman, 803-629-4823. Chamber Web; Event Web, Sponsor Web

Friends of Gillespie County Historic Schools Mar 16, 2019 - GILLESPIE COUNTY HISTORIC SCHOOL OPEN HOUSE - WILLOW CITY: Willow City, at 2501 RR-1323. 11a-4p. Presented in partnership with the Friends of Gillespie County Country Schools. No admission charge, and donations gladly accepted towards the preservation projects. 830-685-3321. Web

AgriLifeMar 16, 2019 - OUTDOOR FAMILY FAIR: Boerne, Main Plaza, 100 N Main Street. 10a-2p. An opportunity to enjoy and learn about local services and organizations that are available in Boerne and surrounding areas. Entertainment and fun activities available for the whole family at this event! Hosted by the Kendall County Child Service Board and co-sponsored by the Kendall County AgriLife Extension Agency, the Boerne Family YMCA, and the City of Boerne Parks and Recreation Department. Any group wanting to have a booth at the Main Plaza for Outdoor Family Fair will need to register and pay a minimal fee. 830-248-1635. Event Web

Mar 16, 2019 - MUD DAUBER FESTIVAL & CHILI FEST: Luckenbach, at 412 Luckenbach Town Loop. Noon-11p. Annual event parody on electing a Mayor of Luckenbach, who serves just one day Live music, awards. Anyone from anywhere who shows up can cast a vote on Election Day. No fees. Prepare your campaign and signs. 830-997-3224. Sponsor Web, Facebook

Mar 16, 2019 - BACON BASH: Bandera, at Mansfield Park, 2886 TX-16 North. 10a-4p. Annual event. Wild hog catch, hog calling contest, wild hog feed, bacon eating contest, arts & crafts, Sanctioned BBQ Cook-Off. Hosted by Bandera Wranglers. Proceeds benefit Bandera Boys & Girls Club. Adults: $8; Children (6-12): $5; Under: free. Facebook

May 19, 2019 - 92.1 KNBT AMERICANA MUSIC JAM: Gruene, at Gruene Hall, 1281 Gruene Rd, New Braunfels, TX. Music lovers who like a little bit of everything stuffed into one song will surely enjoy 92.1 KNBT’s Americana Music Jam. An assortment of exceptional Americana music acts will play their folksy, country, blues, R&B and rock and roll concoctions to an enthusiastic crowd before them. Just a tinge of everything makes for an outstanding display of music from some very talented artists. Annual event with cover charge. Supports charity. 830-606-1281, Host Web

Science Mill Mar 19-22, 2019 - SPRING BREAK AT THE SCIENCE MILL-WEEK 1: Johnson City, at Science Mill, 101 S Lady Bird Lane. Tue-Sat: 10a-5p; Sun: Noon-5p. Bring your family! Bring your friends! Guide robots through an obstacle course, and check our our tech spin on K’Nex. Let your imagination inspire new creations! Special Spring Break stations will include an mBot obstacle course, where up to four drivers at once will use iPads to drive their mBots through lots of twists and turns. We’ll also have joystick-controlled machines made of K’Nex. Once you’ve mastered operating those, you can try your hand at inventing and coding your own creation. Put your knowledge of physics and engineering to work, and see what your machine can do! Check website for details on hands-on activities, special guest speakers and Learning Labs. Anne Hebert, 844-263-6405, Web

Mar 21-24, 2019 - VINTAGE PORSCHE RALLYE: Kerrville, Touring the Hill Country. A coalition of Porsche enthusiasts, including some Porsche Club of America’s members, the Lone Star 912 and the Early S registry have been gathering in the Texas Hill Country for more than 10 years. They enjoy scenic drives and the many attractions that the Hill Country has to offer. Web. 512-422-0234, larson@hotmail.com

Mar 23, 2019 - COMMUNITY GARAGE SALE: Boerne, Kendall County Fair Grounds, 1307 River Road. 8a-3p. Three halls of great merchandise to shop plus outside vendors. food and drink concessions. Rain or shine. Annual event. 830-537-4096, Sponsor Web. Marilyn Culak, 830-537-4096, kmculak@gvtc.com

Mar 23, 2019 - HOOKED ON FISHING SPRING FISHING TOURNAMENT: Kyle, at Lake Kyle, 700 Lehman Road. 6:30a-11a. City sponsored annual event. Register with fee. 18 y/o minimum, with license. Karen Gray or Nikki Ladet, 512-262-3939, Event Web

Mar 23, 2019 - MONSTER TRUCK WARS: Fredericksburg, at Gillespie County Fairgrounds, 530 Fair Dr off TX-16, 2 mi S of town. Noon-4p. Rain or shine. Monster trucks, quad racing, and monster truck rides. Children’s PowerWheel races for ages 3-9. Call 480-772-7490 to reserve a limited space in the children’s race. Advance tickets: $18 for ages 13 and older, $13 for ages 3-12, and free for ages 2 and younger sitting in a parent's lap. The pit party admission is $5. Parking is free. Event Web. Venue Web

Mar 23, 2019 - FOUNDERS DAY & ANTIQUE TRACTOR PULL: Boerne, at AgriCultural, City Park, 102 City Park Road. 9a-4p. A complimentary Chuck Wagon Breakfast, sponsored by Frost Bank begins at 9a for the first 100 people attending the event. In the big red barn, at 10a, Stanley Jones will tell about the Bergheim General Store's 116 year history. Founding directors of the Agricultural Heritage Center, which started in 1986, will tell stories about the early days of getting the Agricultural Heritage Center started. Other community members will be on hand to add to the interesting facts and maybe some fiction that made Kendall County a thriving farming community with founding family histories. Tractor pull begins around 11a with tractors from the early days competing to see who can pull the most weight the farthest. Demonstrations include: quilting, glass blowing, black smithing, horseshoeing, wood working, dutch oven cooking, and more. Petting zoo and stories under the big oak tree. Admission is free and donations to AgriCultural are welcome. Kristy Watson, 210-445-1080. Tractor Pull competitors: Mike Coyne, 210-383-4618.

Mar 26 - Oct 31, 2019 - DON’T TRASH WHERE YOU SPLASH” RIVER CLEANUP PROGRAM: Concan, 21170 TX-127. 10 a-1p or 1-4p. To keep the rivers of Texas Hill Country River Region pristine, groups of travelers with 6+ people (ages 14+) can sign up to clean a section of the Frio, Sabinal and Nueces Rivers. Volunteers will be awarded $10/person, per hour of approved scheduled cleanup, which will be donated to a charity of their choice. Groups must fill out an application in advance and sign a waiver. Annual event. Event Web. To sign up, email info@visituvaldecounty.com. Annabell McNew, 830-232-4310, info@visituvaldecounty.com

Mar 28-30, 2019 - THUNDER ON 11TH STREET: Bandera, at Mansfield Park, 2886 TX-16 North. Annual motorcycle rally event with tent and RV camping, poker run, door prizes, vendors, food, field events, live music, bike show, tattoo contest, wet t-shirt naughty night. No one under 21 allowed. $45/pp. 409-655-8800. Web

Mar 29-30, 2019 - DIAMONDBACK RODEO & JUBILEE: Lometa, Lometa Regional Park, Bar 3 Arena. Annual event with Jubilee (Sat 9a), Rodeo (Fri & Sat 7:30p). Includes goat roaping, mutton busting, queen contest, dancing with live music, arts and crafts, children's activities, concessions, chili cook-off. 512-556-5172. Chamber Web

Mar 29-30, 2019 - TEXAS HILLS QUILTERS QUILT SHOW - Wildflowers in Bloom: Llano, at Kuykendall Event Center, 2200 RR-152 West. 10a-4p. Show will feature over 100 quilts, sewing and quilting demonstrations and talks, a sewing and quilting museum, bed turning, thrift shop, quilt raffle, and lots of vendors. Bi-annual event. 325-247-5159. Event Web

Ft Martin ScottMar 29-30, 2019 - FORT MARTIN SCOTT DAYS: Fredericksburg, at Fort Martin Scott, 1606 E Main St, US-290 E, Fredericksburg, TX 78624. Fri & Sat: 10a-4p. This extravaganza, co-produced by the Former Texas Ranger Foundation, focuses on interpretive re-enactments, military drills, re-enactors in period dress from 1830-1900, period crafts and games, music and storytelling, and the Junior Texas Ranger program aimed at the youth that teaches the five character traits of the Texas Ranger. Admission is free but $5 per car parking. Donations accepted. Fort Martin Scott is owned and operated by the City of Fredericksburg, and events are produced by the Fort Martin Scott Friends organization. Friends of Ft Martin Scott, 830-997-7521. Web. See special Portal focus page on "Forts in the Hill Country"

Mar 29-31, 2019 - WOMEN WHO WANDER-OUTDOOR RETREAT: Concan. Activities and sessions will be spread out through Uvalde County. Live music, yoga, archery, fly fishing, self-defense training, kayak excursion, paddle boarding, hiking, spa treatments, outdoor photography workshop, cooking class, special guests. A collaboration between Frio Country Resort, Texas Game Wardens and Visit Uvalde County. Cost: $200/pp. 830-232-4310. Sponsor Web, Event Web, info@visituvaldecounty.com

Wine Mar 29 - Apr 4, 2019 - HILL COUNTRY WINE & WILDFLOWER JOURNEY: Enjoy wine and food pairing events. Venture through vineyards and cozy wineries. Self-guided. 866-621-9463. Web. See special Portal focus page on "Wine in the Hill Country"

National%20Park%20Service Mar 30, 2019 - LBJ 100 BICYCLE RIDE: Stonewall, LBJ National Historical Park, at the LBJ Ranch, 144 Park Rd 49. Starts 9a. On-site registration (cash or check only) and packet pick-up at the registration tent on the LBJ air strip, beginning 7a. 210-355-2645. Pre-registration and information: Event Web, Sponsor Web

Mar 30, 2019 - HILL COUNTRY INDIAN ARTIFACT SHOW: Fredericksburg, at Lady Bird Johnson Park, Pioneer Pavilion Hall, on TX-16 South. 8a-4p. Features a wide variety of the finest Texas artifacts and arrowheads, jewelry, trade beads, books, T- Shirts, display cases, collectibles and super door prizes all day. Annual event, $6 fee. Sponsor Web. Rob Bartell, 830-329-2636 Artists

Mar 30, 2019 - @LAST LLANO ART STUDIO TOUR: Llano, at 503 Bessemer Avenue. 9a-5p. Visit art studios, see artwork and enjoy home-made food. 16 studio locations, 20+ artists. Showings, sales, demonstrations of various media such as clay, fabric, glass, iron, leather, metal, paint, photography and wood. "After" party at 7p with the Artists @ Llano Fine Art Guild. Free annual show. 214-236-4206. Llano Chamber, 325-247-5354. Chamber Web, Event Web, Event Facebook

AgriLife Mar 30, 2019 - HILL COUNTRY LAWN & GARDEN SHOW: Burnet, at Burnet Community Center, 401 E Jackson Street. 9a-3p. Show and sale of native plants and techniques for beauty and survival in the Texas Hill Country. Join them for demonstrations and informative talks to help your garden and lawn spring back this year! Texas Agrilife Extension Service and the Highland Lakes Master Gardeners sponsor the show. Irene Dauphin: 254-498-6009. Sponsor Web, Event Web

Mar 30, 2019 - LOMETA DIAMONDBACK JUBILEE: Lometa, at Lometa Regional Park, from 9a-5p. Rodeo, arts & crafts, carnival, BBQ & chili cook-off, music, dance, car show and rattlesnakes. Lometa Lions Club, 512-752-3106. Barbara Barker, 830-385-6210. Chamber Web

Car Show Mar 30, 2019 - LESTER'S AUTOMOTIVE OPEN ANNUAL CHARITY CAR SHOW: Boerne, at 32128A IH-10 W, exit 543. 8a-3p. Do you love cars? Old ones, new ones, fast ones....? Stop by for a great open car show and customer appreciation day filled with food, music and prizes! Annual show benefits the Juvenile Diabetes Association. Free. 830-249-249-2501. Web. See special Portal focus page on "Car Shows in the Hill Country"

Mar 30, 2019 - COMMUNITY GARAGE SALE: Harper, at Community Park, 151 N Park St, off US-290. 9a-6p. Concessions available. Host Web, Facebook

May 30, 2019 - SPRING FAMILY FESTIVAL: Boerne, at Herff Farm, 33 Herff Road. 10a-1p. Annual event by Cibolo Nature Center & Farm. Beekeeping workshop, local flowers, farmers market, family games, food available. $5/pp. 830-249-4616. Event Web

Mar 30-31, 2019 - BUNKHOUSE GALLERY FINE ART, JEWELRY & POTTERY EXHIBITION & SALE: Cypress Mill, at Wenmohs Ranch, 573 Old Spicewood Rd. 11a-6p. Drive through the Hill Country through acres of wildflowers to the historic Wenmohs Ranch (circa 1845) to be awed by the fantastic art--paints, sculptures, and jewelry by both locally well known artists and guest artists from around the country. You will see the original house on the Wenmohs ranch built for their school teacher from Germany, a working ranch, and the 1860s bunkhouse and barn. Silent auction. Wine from nearby McReynolds Winery. Live music both days. Charity benefit. 512-517-3453. Web

Ranch Park Mar 30-31, 2019 - TEXAS NIGHT SKY FESTIVAL & WORKSHOP: Dripping Springs, at Ranch Park, 29339 RR-12. 3-10p. Celebrate The Night! Activities for all ages, live presentations, hands-on experiences, education, science and art displays. Night sky observation party. 512-858-4725. Web Artists

Mar 31 - Apr 6, 2019 - PAINT THE TOWN: Marble Falls, at Historic Main Street. Plein Air painting contest throughout the area with auctions, artist receptions, and more. 50+ juried artists will set up their easels and paint throughout the weekend. Collectors are invited to watch the artists at work. Silent Art Auction Sat 5-8p. Quick draw competition. 830-693-2815. Chamber Web, Event Web


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Apr 4-6, 2019 - LLANO RIVER CHUCK WAGON COOK-OFF: Llano, John L Kuykendall Event Center and Arena, 2200 RR-152 West. Chuck wagon enthusiasts get together on the banks of the Llano River and go back in time to an era when the west was settled. They use traditional cooking methods from that era, wear traditional dress and experience traditional neighborly fun as they compete for prizes in a number of categories. Free admission. Meal ticket: $25. 325-247-5354. Event Web, Chamber Web

Apr 4-7, 2019 - CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL: Mason, at various locations and times. Austin Symphony musicians present daily classical music events. Artisan String Quartet + flute, harp. Friday concert mixed classical/pop. Annual event. Event Web. Tickets required for some events. Cathy Terrell, 325-218-2353

Apr 5-7, 2019 - TEXAS VINTAGE MOTORCYCLE FANDANGO: Fredericksburg, at Gillespie County Fairgrounds, 530 Fair Dr off TX-16, 2 mi S of town. A vintage swap meet, vintage bike show, and vintage races all rolled into one fun-packed weekend. Event Web. 830-997-2359, Venue Web

Apr 5-7, 2019 - FIDDLE FEST WEEKEND: Llano, at historic Lantex Theater, 113 W Main Street. Open fiddle contest, fiddle jams, and antique musical instrument art exhibit. Chuck wagon breakfast and service with music on Easter Sunday. 325-247-5354. Chamber Web, Event Web

Fire & Rescue Apr 6, 2019 - HUNT VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT OPEN HOUSE AND "BEAST BLAST" FUNDRAISER: Hunt, at newly remodeled Hunt VFD Station, 151 FM-1340. 11a-4p. Doors open at 11a. Come early, bring your friends and family, and get a great seat for the festivities. Tasty beef and chicken fajitas, fixings, and desserts will be served starting at 11 am until the food is gone. Fredericksburg band "Any Given Sunday" will provide live music. Raffle, live and silent auctions and door prizes, as well as static displays fire trucks, and firefighting equipment. Raffle tickets available online as well as the Hunt Store and Hunt Salon. Purpose is to have a family friendly, fun and educational afternoon, and to raise funds for the Hunt VFD operational expenses, equipment and training. Admission is free; meals are by donation. Sponsor Web, FB. Contact: Bill Booker, 830-238-4371, station@huntvfd.org

Apr 6, 2019 - BLOOMIN' FEST: Lampasas, at Courtyard Square. 10a-5p. Gardening information, exhibits, arts, food. Free. Includes new Bloomin' Fest Spring Sip & Stroll event. 512-556-5172. Chamber Web

Apr 6, 2019 - BOERNE BIERFEST: Boerne, City Park, 102 City Park Road. 11a-7p. Experience Texas’ finest craft breweries while enjoying Hill Country artists. Cost: $30 in advance, $35 at the door. Ticket includes event entry, a commemorative sampling stein, 10 sample tickets, live entertainment and fun! Additional sampling tickets will be available at the event. Proceeds benefit local art organizations! Food vendors. 830-249-7277. Event Web

Friends of Gillespie County Historic Schools Apr 6, 2019 - GILLESPIE COUNTY HISTORIC SCHOOL OPEN HOUSE - CHERRY SPRING: Cherry Spring, at 5973 RR-2323. 11a-4p. Presented in partnership with the Friends of Gillespie County Country Schools. No admission charge, and donations gladly accepted towards the preservation projects. 830-685-3321. Web

Apr 6, 2019 - GILLESPIE COUNTY HISTORIC SCHOOL OPEN HOUSE - CRABAPPLE: Crabapple, at 14671 Lower Crabapple Rd. 11a-4p. Presented in partnership with the Friends of Gillespie County Country Schools. No admission charge, and donations gladly accepted towards the preservation projects. 830-685-3321. Web

Apr 6, 2019 - GILLESPIE COUNTY HISTORIC SCHOOL OPEN HOUSE - PECAN CREEK: Pecan Creek, at 3410 Pecan Creek Rd. 11a-4p. Presented in partnership with the Friends of Gillespie County Country Schools. No admission charge, and donations gladly accepted towards the preservation projects. 830-685-3321. Web

Apr 6, 2019 - GILLESPIE COUNTY HISTORIC SCHOOL OPEN HOUSE: Wrede, at 3828 TX-16 South. 5-10p. Presented in partnership with the Friends of Gillespie County Country Schools. No admission charge, and donations gladly accepted towards the preservation projects. 830-685-3321. Web

Apr 6, 2019 - KEEP BLANCO BEAUTIFUL TRASH-OFF & RIVER CLEAN-UP: Blanco. Starts at Bindseil Park. 9a-1p. Web, Facebook. Part of Don’t Mess with Texas and Keep America Beautiful programs. Retta Martin: 830-833-4720, keepblancobeautiful@gmail.com Texas Master Gardeners

Apr 6, 2019 - LAWN & GARDEN SHOW: Llano, at United Methodist Church, Family Life Center, 308 W Street. 9a-1p. Show and sale of native plants and techniques for beauty and survival in the Texas Hill Country. Join them for demonstrations and informative talks to help your garden and lawn spring back this year! Texas Agrilife Extension Service and the Llano Master Gardeners sponsor the show. 325-247-5354. Chamber Web

Apr 6, 2019 - CITY-WIDE GARAGE SALE: Mason. Maps available that can be picked up or emailed to you upon request. Annual event. All day. Rain or shine. 325-347-5758. Chamber Web

Apr 6, 2019 - BULLRIDING SHOOT OUT: Leander, 2255 Tx-183. 6p-midnight. Come out to the bullriding shoot out and watch an action packed, up close and personal side-by-side bull riding. Along with the legendary mutton busting for the kids to compete in. And help support a great event supporting the Leander FFA. Bounce houses, food and drinks, live entertainment. Cost: $12 for adults, $7 children. 7p show time. Annual event. 512-680-9915. Facebook

Apr 6, 2019 - BLANCO VFD FISH FRY FUNDRAISER: Blanco, at the old BVFD building, corner Pecan and 5th Street. 4:30-6p. Fried fish, fries, beans, coleslaw, drinks, dessert. Dine in or take out. Spend time with old and new friends. 830-833-5009. Event Web

Apr 6, 2019 - BLANCO RODEO ASSOCIATION SPRING PLAYDAY SERIES: Blanco, at Yett Memorial Park, 1813 US-281 South. 8a-4p. Play day Series and Open 4D Barrel Race. Annual event. Free parking, free for spectators. Jenni J, 210-392-1669. Event Web, Facebook Texas Master Gardeners

Apr 6, 2019 - ANNUAL PLANT SALE & GARDEN-SCAPE: Johnson City, at FUMC, 105 LBJ Avenue. 9a-4p. Wide variety of plants on sale-from cacti to vegetables to natives to house plants. Speakers, demonstrations & How-to's. Provided by Blanco County Master Gardeners. 830-868-7167. Facebook

Apr 6-7, 2019 - BUNKHOUSE GALLERY FINE ART, JEWELRY & POTTERY EXHIBITION & SALE: Cypress Mill, at Wenmohs Ranch, 573 Old Spicewood Rd. 11a-6p. Drive through the Hill Country through acres of wildflowers to the historic Wenmohs Ranch (circa 1845) to be awed by the fantastic art--paints, sculptures, and jewelry by both locally well known artists and guest artists from around the country. You will see the original house on the Wenmohs ranch built for their school teacher from Germany, a working ranch, and the 1860s bunkhouse and barn. Silent auction. Wine from nearby McReynolds Winery. Live music both days. Charity benefit. 512-517-3453. Web

Friends of Gillespie County Historic Schools Apr 7, 2019 - GILLESPIE COUNTY HISTORIC SCHOOL ANNUAL BBQ MEAL AND PRIZE DRAWING BENEFIT: Fredericksburg, at American Legion Hall, 726 S Washington St (US-87 S). Presented in partnership with the Friends of Gillespie County Country Schools. No admission charge, and donations gladly accepted towards the preservation projects. Plates available in Drive Thru and Dine In at 11 a.m. (until sold out): $10 (includes BBQ chicken or pork with all the trimmings, pinto beans, potato salad, pickles, onions, bread, and slice of cake). Tea is provided (if dining inside). 830-685-3321. Web

Apr 9, 2019 - WIMBERLEY WINE WALK: Wimberley, at Wimberley Town Square. 5-9p. Live music, wine, sidewalk sale, more. Hosted by Wimberley Community Civic Club. Cost: $30/pp. Web

Science Mill Apr 10, 2019 - HOMESCHOOL DAY - BE AN ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENTIST: Johnson City, at Science Mill, 101 S Lady Bird Lane. 10a-2p. Check website for details on hands-on activities, special guest speakers and Learning Labs. Anne Hebert, 844-263-6405, Host Web, Event Web

Apr 11, 2019 - LENZ FEST: Fredericksburg, at St Mary's Holy Family Center. 11:30a-1:30p. Springtime festivities & Pioneer Spirit Award. Thur: Luncheon and Style Show, Fri: Cocktail Party: Sat: Garden Tourt. Annual event. Cost: $75. 830-990-8441. Sponsor Web, Event Web

Apr 11-14, 2019 - SWING ON THE SQUARE: San Marcos, at Courthouse Square lawn, 10a-5:30p. Features not only Western Swing acts, but also other styles of music that were the roots of western swing, including blues, 40's jazz, big band swing and country. Food & farmer's market; Texas arts & crafts; music. Multiple downtown venues, farmer's & arts market, kids activities. Free annual event. Rain or shine. Formerly: Texas Natural & Western Swing Festival. 512-393-8430. Event Web

Apr 12, 2019 - ANNUAL NIMITZ DINNER WITH GENERAL KELLY: Fredericksburg, at St. Mary’s Parish Center, 304 W San Antonio Street. 6-9p. National%20MuseumThe Admiral Nimitz Foundation will host its annual fundraising dinner. Enjoy an evening of drinks and dinner and remarks by Retired General John F. Kelly, former White House Chief-of-Staff. Admission Cost: $250 and up. For full details and to purchase sponsorships, email Macel Patterson at: mpatterson@nimitzfoundation.org or 830-997-8600 x204 or Web

Apr 12-13, 2019 - WILD WOMEN WEEKEND Blanco. The ultimate "gal-pal" road trip to the Hill Country, with events like fly fishing lessons, a "chick" market, yoga, aromatherapy, 5k and 10k ladies run, author presentations, style show, casino night and more. Proceeds to non-profits. 512-750-6363, 512-750-6362, www.wildwomenweekend.org

Apr 12-13, 2019 - BOERNE HANDMADE MARKET: Boerne, at The Cana Ballroom, 202 W Kronkosky. 9a-4p. Bi-annual event featuring 80+ handmade only vendors. Items range from kid’s item, clothing, home decor, bath and body products, signs, and tons more! There will be food trucks as well as many sweet and snack options! Children 12 and under are free; adults $5. Bi-annual event. Event Web. 210-663-9046

Apr 12-14, 2019 - BLUEBONNET FESTIVAL: Burnet, Downtown Square area, 229 S Pierce Avenue. Vendors open Fri & Sat 9a-6p, Sun 11a-3p. 200+ vendors, air show, rubber ducky races, grand parade, live music, street dances, carnival, kids activities, wiener dog races, dog house races, free chuck wagon breakfast Sun morning. 5K run, kid's fun run, Birding and Wildflower show, Bluebonnet Golf Tournament, Gunfighter's shoot out. Local entertainment during the day at main stage and Good old Texas bands for Sat night. Festival free, charge for Sat dance, derby, air show. Annual event. Web. Tammy Stephens, 512-756-4297, tammy@burnetchamber.org See special Portal focus page on "Wildflowers in the Hill Country"

Apr 13, 2019 - FAMILY EASTER PICNIC & EASTER EGG HUNT: Johnson City, at Franklin Family Ranch, FM-165 & Middle Creek Rd (SE of town). 11a-2p. 8000+ eggs. Live music, climb the rock, happy trail rides, games, inflatables, snow cones. Free, annual event, including free lunch. Sponsor Web

Apr 13, 2019 - BLUEBONNET ANTIQUE TRACTOR RIDE: Fredericksburg. 9a start. Tractor enthusiasts enjoy the day on their tractor, riding through some of the prettiest areas. Tractor entry and participation open to the public, with no age limit on tractors. 22 mile loop. Annual event. 830-889-9348, 830-889-0070. Event Web
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Apr 13, 2019 - SECOND SATURDAY GALLERY TRAIL: Wimberley, at the Square and around town. 4-7p. The 2nd Sat of every month, Wimbeley's fine art galleries keep their doors open late for the monthly Gallery Trail. Wimberley's fifteen participating galleries feature a wide spectrum of fine art from local and national artists. Come to Wimberley and enjoy wine, nibbles, entertainment, and ... art! Free monthly event. 512-847-9438. Sponsor Web, Facebook. Lynn Myers, 830-708-7433

Apr 13, 2019 - WESTERN MUSIC FESTIVAL: Luckenbach, at 412 Luckenbach Town Loop. Noon-Midnight. 830-997-3224. Sponsor Web,

Apr 13, 2019 - BOOTS & BADGES: Fredericksburg, at Texas Rangers Heritage Center at the Pavilion, 1618 E Main Street. 6-9p. Annual fundraiser. Live music, socialize with Texas Rangers, silent auctions, raffle, entertainment. $50/pp. 830-990-1192, www.trhc.org

Apr 13, 2019 - JONESTOWN CAJUN FEST AND COOK-OFF: Jonestown, at Jones Brothers Park, 10698 Lakeside Drive. Noon-7p. On the shores of beautiful Lake Travis features talented teams preparing their best gumbos, jambalayas, etouffees. Live zydeco music, prizes and family activities. Food, beverages and vendor products for sale. Free annual event. Fee for cook-off entry for teams. Sandy Mullins, Lago Vista & Jonestown Chamber of Commerce, 512-267-7952. Web

Apr 13, 2019 - VAN DER STUCKEN MUSIC FESTIVAL: Fredericksburg, at Fredericksburg United Methodist Church, 1800 N Llano Street. 7:30p. Annual event with selected performers. Established in 1991, concert to honor Fredericksburg-born composer Frank van der Stucken and featuring performances by the Fredericksburg German Choirs and the Fredericksburg Community Orchestra. Light refreshments served. Free admission. By donation, $10 suggested. Theresa Britt: 806-549-2483. Web

Apr 13, 2019 - FREDERICKSBURG JAZZ FESTIVAL: Fredericksburg, at Fredericksburg High School Auditorium, 1107 TX-16 South. 7p. Produced by Fredericksburg High School Jazz Band program. Annual event features performances by area high schools. The day will feature workshops, ensembles, and performances by students from 15 Texas high schools. Admission to Sat evening concert: $15 adults; $10 students. Free parking. Tickets and info: Jason Younts. Web

Apr 13, 2019 - MASON COUNTY ANNUAL HOME TOUR: Mason. 10a-5p. Tickets and maps for the event, which showcases historical and new homes as well as bed-and-breakfasts, are available at Market Square, 114 Moody Street. A fundraiser that enables the group to provide scholarships to two graduating seniors from Mason County each year. Cost: $15. Annual event. Wendy Hudson, 325-347-5516. Event Web Texas Master Gardeners

Apr 13, 2019 - ANNUAL BLOOMS & BARRELS SALE: Kerrville, at Hill Country Youth Center, 3785 TX-27. Sat: 9a-2p. Wide variety of plants on sale. Speakers, demonstrations & How-to's. Provided by Hill Country Master Gardeners and AgriLife.

Apr 13, 2019 - BANDERA BUCKWILD PRO RODEO: Bandera, at Mansfield Park, 2886 TX-16 North. Annual event by Lester Meier Rodeo Company, 830-997-1864. Web

Apr 13-14, 2019 - REDBUD ARTISAN MARKET: Dripping Springs, at Ranch Park, 29401 RR-12 North. Sat: 10a-5p; Sun: 11a-4p. Rain or shine. Indoor, air-conditioned event room. Live music, food and wine in addition to the 60+ artisans showing their unique, handmade items. Lots of variety! Benefiting Helping Hands, our local food bank. Admission: $1/p. Free parking. Semi-annual event, rain or shine - it's happening, indoors! Facebook. Kathy Hill, 512-858-7892

Amateur Radio Emergency Com Apr 13-14, 2019 - TEXAS STATE PARKS ON THE AIR (TSPOTA): 9a-9p. Amateur radio operators (hams) connect with Texas State Parks in this unique event. Goals: to promote public awareness of ham radio and Texas’ beautiful state parks system; to contribute to the recognition that Texas has a very diverse and wonderful ecology; and to promote camaraderie within the ranks of Texas Amateur Radio operators. Location within Park: the day use area near the playground. The Highland Lakes Amateur Radio Club will set up their powerful radios and communicating with state and national parks. The public is welcome to see and hear them in action and get information about amateur radio operations. Park entrance fees apply, but the event is free. Event Web. See full list at: Participating Texas Parks

Apr 13-14, 2019 - FOLKFEST: New Braunfels, at Heritage Village, 1370 Church Hill Dr. Sat 10-6p; Sun 11-5p. An annual "Family Heritage Festival" sponsored by the Museum of Texas Handmade Furniture. Features living history re-enactments, pioneer craft demonstrations, free furniture museum tours, children's activities, musical entertainment and delicious food. A complete schedule of activities will posted the week of the event. Proceeds benefit the museum and its historic preservation projects. The historic Kindermasken Parade dating back to the founding of New Braunfels is held in conjunction with this event. This children's costumed walking parade is open to all participants. $5 adults, $2 children 6-12, 5 and under Free. Event Web, Sponsor Web. Kathy Nichols, 830-629-6504

Apr 13-14, 2019 - MODEL RAILROAD TRAIN SHOW JAMNBOREE: New Braunfels, at Civic Center, 375 S Castell Ave, exit 187 off IH-35. Sat 10a-5p, Sun 10a-4p. Kids get to be a Junior Engineer at our famous 'Kids Run the Trains' Layout. Extra large exhibit of Lego Trains. 7 - 9 additional large displays of traveling model railroads, of various scales. 60 vendors from Texas, and some from out of state, displaying on over 300 tables, for you to buy, sell, or swap. Hourly drawings for prizes, provided by our vendors and local sponsors. Silent Auction. Museum store with thousands of items available at low cost. Free ride ticket to the Landa Park Miniature Train for all children, age 5 and under. Mini Food Court featuring snacks, beverages, and lunch selections. Admission: $8 Adults (18 & Older), $2 Child (5-17). Sponsored by the the New Braunfels Railroad Museum. Jim Edmondson, 830-627-2447, Web Texas Parks & Wildlife Dept

Apr 15 - May 15, 2019 - GREAT TEXAS BIRDING CLASSIC: The world's biggest, longest, wildest birdwatching tournament in the US. Registration deadline: April 1. Annual event sponsored by Texas Parks & Wildlife. Event Web

Apr, 2019 - HILL COUNTRY NATURE QUEST: Canceled

Apr 18-21, 2019 - FAIR & OPEN RODEO: at Liberty Hill, at Harvest Ranch Arena, 8355 RR-1869. 7:30p nightly. Carnival, concessions. 13 and up: $15; 4 to 12: $5; 3 and under: Free. Free parking. Rain or shine. 512-778-5295. Web

Science Mill Apr 19, 2019 - BUTTERFLY BONANZA!: Johnson City, at Science Mill, 101 S Lady Bird Lane. 10a-4p. Release a butterfly in our brand new Aquaponics Greenhouse, and experience the beauty of our working aquaponics system. You'll be surrounded by stunning butterflies, all fluttering through a system of fish, plants and microbes working together to create healthy food. Play a round of Greenhouse Bingo among the bonanza of butterflies! You can also visit a freshly planted butterfly garden in our Science & Art Park. See what kinds of plants attract butterflies so you can create your own garden at home! Anne Hebert, 844-263-6405, Web

Car Show Apr 19-21, 2019 - NEW BRAUNFELS SWAP MEET & CAR SHOW: New Braunfels, at Comal County Fairgrounds, 801 E Common Street. 8a. One of the oldest swap meets in the area. Open car show and entries are invited. Registration at 8a. 1,000+ spaces of hard-to-find car parts and related items. Food and drink concessions. ATM. Free parts hauling by swap meet volunteers. Free to the public. On-site parking fee. Profits used for educational scholarships. 830-708-1372. Web. See special Portal focus page on "Car Shows in the Hill Country"

Apr 19-21, 2019 - EASTER HILL COUNTRY TOUR: Kerrville, at HQ at Schreiner University. Experience the charm and hospitality of the Texas Hill Country and 3 days of the best riding Texas has to offer. Quiet, well-paved roads, fully-stocked rest stops and panoramic scenery have made the EHCT one of the premier cycling events in Texas with routes suitable for all categories of participants from novices to experienced riders. Event Web. David Dick, daviddick@juno.com

Apr 19-21, 2019 - BALLOONS OVER HORSESHOE BAY: Horseshoe Bay, at HSB Resort, 200 Hi Circle North. 6:30a-10p. Tethered balloon rides, weather permitting. Live entertainment. Paint N Sip. Annual event. Event Web

Apr 20, 2019 - EASTER EGGSTRAVAGANZA HUNT: Canyon Lake, at CRRC Recreation Center, 125 Mabel Jones Drive. 1-7p. Teaming up with Canyon Lake Texas Community to host our Annual Easter Egg Hunt. Food, vendors, live music and much more. Cost: Free. Annual event. Hosted by CRRC Recreation Center. 830-964-3003. Sponsor Web. Event Web

Apr 20, 2019 - HERE'S TO THE HERO'S EASTER FEST, COOK-OFF & CAR SHOW: Kerrville, at Flat Rock Park, 3840 Riverside Drive. 10a-5p. Annual event. Live music, Easter Egg hunt, washer pitching tournament, CASI chili & Lone Star BBQ cook-off, and a variety of vendors. RV spaces but no hookups. 830-896-1155. Sponsor Web

Apr 20, 2019 - EASTER EGG HUNT: Fredericksburg, at Pioneer Museum, 325 W Main Street. 10-11:30a. On the grounds of the Museum in age-designated areas for children 10 and under. Face painting and visits with the Easter Bunny, too! Free, annual event. 830-990-8441. Sponsor Web, Event Web

Texas Parks & Wildlife Dept Apr 20, 2019 - EASTER AT THE SAUER-BECKMANN LIVING HISTORY FARM: Stonewall, at LBJ State Park & Historic Site, at 199 Park Rd 52. 10a-3p. Celebrate Easter as a traditional 1915 German farm family would have. See natural-dyed Easter eggs, lamb cake baked from scratch and carefully crafted grass Easter nests as they would have been made by the early settlers. Experience the old-time traditions of friendship card giving and make your own to share. Spring brings an abundance of new baby animals and chicks in the barnyard. The squealing pigs, bleating lambs and cheeping chicks are always a delight to the younger visitors. This is also the season for shearing the sheep and producing an abundance of wool. See the many ways for making everyday clothes or those for special occasions from the wool and the farm raised cotton fibers. Annual family event, free. 830-644-2252. Web

Apr 20, 2019 - FENDERS AND FOOD TRUCKS ON THE FRIO & RIVER ROAD MARKET FEST: Concan, at Andy's on River Road, 21488 TX-127. 10a-4p. Event Web. Trophies for Top 30 and Best of Show. Registration is 10a-Noon with awards presented at 3p. All vehicles welcome, Classic to Current. $25 vehicle entry. Annual event. If great cars or great food rev your engine, this event is one you don’t want to miss. The day kicks off with a car show for the best-of-the-best from classics to currents for cars, trucks, motorcycles, performance cars and tractors. Food trucks will be around the entire day for you to fuel up for walking around the show, enjoying live entertainment and more! Before or after the car show, swing by Andy’s on River Road for the spring edition of River Road Market Fest, a street-style market pop-up featuring live music and entertainment, local artisan shopping, food vendors and an Easter egg hunt ($25 entry). Annabell McNew, 830-232-4310, info@visituvaldecounty.com

Dog Apr 20, 2019 - MUTT STRUTT: San Marcos, at Plaza Park. 9a-1p. This 1-mile dog walk and pet fair includes dog races, pet contests, arts, crafts, food and prizes. Dogs must be on leash. Benefits San Marcos Animal Shelter. Live music, door prizes, complimentary donuts, coffee. 512-847-6969. Event Web
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Apr 20, 2019 - SPRING NATIVE PLANT SALE & FESTIVAL: Kerrville, at Riverside Nature Center, 150 Francisco Lemos Street. 9a-2p. Exhibits, displays, seminars and plant sales. Earth Day festival and native-plant sale. At 4p, River Trail interpretive walk with Susan Sander "to find out what's to celebrate in the earth." No charge for the Earth Day interpretive walk. 830-257-4837. Web

Dog Apr 21, 2019 - DOGGIE DIP DAY: New Braunfels, at Landa Park Aquatic Complex, 350 Aquatic Circle. Noon-4p. Friendly dogs join us for a special swim for dogs at the Springfed Pool. Just for pooches! All dogs must have current rabies vaccinations and provide proof on the day of the event. Dogs must wear a collar they can swim in. Each dog may have up to two guests. Owners are required to clean up after their pets. Fee: $5 per dog/with two guests, $1 each additional guest. Bi-annual event 830-221-4370. Web

Apr 25, 2019 - WIMBERLEY BUSINESS EXPO: Wimberley, at Community Center. 9a-5p. Meet local entrepreneurs and business owners. Learn the services local businesses provide and the products they offer. Attend seminars and wokshops. $10. Prize drawings, food trucks, free samples, demonstrations. Wimberley Valley Chamber of Commerce. 512-847-2201. Host Web. Event Web.

AgriLifeApr 25-26, 2019 - HILL COUNTRY LAND STEWARDSHIP CONFERENCE: Kerrville, at YO Ranch Resort Hotel, 2033 Sidney Baker Street. Presented by Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service. Designed to help land owners and managers to learn more about options for understanding and managing their land. Topics include: grazing management; plant management tools; birding; tax valuation options; land leases; fence laws; and deer management. Bus tours. $75/pp. Meals and refreshments included. 830-257-6568. Agrilife Registration.

Apr 25-28, 2019 - HILL COUNTRY FILM FESTIVAL: Fredericksburg, at Fritztown Cinema, 2254 US-87 South. 1p. A four-day independent film festival presented by Hill Country Film Society. Includes a few international selections as well as Texas-made films. Open to the public, HCFF will screen 80+ short and feature length independent films, as well as host filmmaker Q&A sessions, panel discussions, festival parties, a VIP lounge and more. Real Indie. 512-589-4049. Web

Apr 26, 2019 BULVERDE LIONS CLUB WILD GAME DINNER: Spring Branch, at Anhalt Hall, 2890 Anhalt Road. 6-10:30p. Black Tie Affairs will cater a delicious wild game menu. Beer and set ups provided. The excitement level is raised with hunts, fishing trips, vacations, premium firearms and a variety of hunting, camping and fishing gear in the bucket raffle, silent auction, live auction and other events. This is our largest fund raiser of the year, so we work very hard to put on the best event possible for our guests. Supports out community needs such as Scholarships to local high school graduates, St Jude’s Ranch for Children, Anhalt Hall, Comal County Junior Livestock Show, Texas Lions Camp for Physically Challenged Children, Texas Lions Eye Bank, Bulverde Community Center, Comal County Junior Deputy Program, Bulverde Spring Branch Activity Center, and many more. Annual event. $100pp. 210-218-1133. https://bulverdelionsclub.com/wild-game-dinner.

Apr 26-27, 2019 - LLANO CRAWFISH OPEN: Llano, at Robinson Park, 2 mi W of downtown at 2249 CR-152 on S side of Llano River. Sat: 10a, Sun: Noon. Great food, live music, Sat night dance, a golf tournament, 5K run, great food, live music, arts & crafts, motorcycle fun run, washer pitch'in tournament, special events and much more. Largest festival in Llano helps local charities. RV spaces. 325-247-2270. Event Web

Apr 26-27, and May 3-4, 2019 - ANNUAL PRODUCTION OF COMFORT LITTLE THEATER: Waring, Fire Hall, 11 Waring Road. 7:30p-10:30p. Annual production of "It’s All Home Grown Somewhere or I’d Rather Arrive Late Than Come Early". Our humor is meant for an adult audience and sometimes borders on the risqué. This season will feature the Comfort Watch Dogs, a cameo by the 5th cousin of Julio Iglesias, Filiberto, the Waring Fishermen, and other local favorites. Remember, the night is geared towards "adult humor" with a local flavor, think PG-17. We are in no way professional thespians, but take great pride in giving back to our community. Set-ups, beer, food and snacks. Tickets 6p: $5 for adults, $10 dollars for children and $50 for crying babies and yes we’re serious! Come out and help support your local community while having a great time! Funds raised are filtered back into the community to help local charities, community groups, and scholarships for high school seniors. Facebook. Loretta: 512-294-8130 or Julie Gaines: 210-382-4853

Apr 26-28, 2019 - FOUNDERS DAY FESTIVAL: Dripping Springs, at Historical Mercer Street. Celebrates the founding of the Dripping Springs community in 1850 and offers a variety of family-friendly activities. Starts with a grand parade and includes free music and entertainment on two stages, the Mighty Thomas carnival, food, beer, street dances, cook-off competitions, 150+ booths, and a washer-pitching tournament. 512-858-4740. Web

Apr 26-28, 2019 - BALCONES SONGBIRD NATURE FESTIVAL: Lago Vista, at Balcones Canyonlands National Wildlife Refuge. Includes guided walks focusing on the black-capped vireo and golden-cheeked warbler as well as other wildlife in the region. 512-965-2473. Web1, Web2

Car Show Apr 26-28, 2019 - TEXAS CORVETTE ASSN OPEN CAR SHOW: Boerne, Main Plaza, 100 N Main Street. 10a-5p. Beautiful classic cars and Corvettes set in a backdrop of the Texas Hill Country: Entertainment, raffle, music, silent auctions and door prizes. Free. Jerry Hendley, 210-651-1634. Sponsor Web, Event Web. See special Portal focus page on "Car Shows in the Hill Country"
Texas Parks & Wildlife Dept
Apr 26-28, 2019 - BIRDING FESTIVAL: Junction, at South Llano River State Park, 5 mi S of town on FM-377 South. Sponsored by the Friends of South Llano River State Park. Annual event. Park entrance fee. Facebook. . Chamber Web. For registration packet: southllanoriverbirdingfestival@gmail.com

Apr 26-28, 2019 - CLASSIC SOAP BOX DERBY: Marble Falls, at Historic Downtown, 3rd & Main. Fri: 6p. Sat: Racing, 11a-9:30p; Derby Hat Contest: 2p; Sun: Racing, noon-4p. An annual adult event that mixes creativity and adult competitive race action. Categories include derby cars, skateboards, and longboards. Food, live music, craft vendors, parade, evening street dance, awards. Build it, bring it, race it. Family fun. Free admission. 830-385-9289. Sponsor Web; Event Web

Apr 27, 2019 - FUN & FABULOUS DERBY HAT CONTEST: Marble Falls, at Historic Downtown, in association with the Classic Soap Box Derby event listed above. 2p. An annual event that has two categories: Traditional & Outrageous! The children's division is just for fun and does not include a competition. Registrations will only be accepted in person at the event. $5 ($1 for children age 12 and under). Proceeds go to the derby sports association. 830-385-9289. Sponsor Web; Event Web

Apr 27, 2019 - GRANITEFEST: Granite Shoals, at Granite Shoals City Hall, 2221 N Phillips Ranch Road. 10a-10p. Live entertainment and music all day. BBQ cook-off. Car and motorcycle show. Washer contest. Balloon rides. Kid activities. Food and vendor booths. Pet friendly. Free admission. 830-598-2424. Sponsor Web. Facebook

Apr 27, 2019 - HCCW ANNUAL SPRING ROUNDUP: Kerrville, at YO Ranch. Join Hill Country CattleWomen for a night of socializing, live music, a great BEEF dinner, dancing, and of course our raffle and auctions! All proceeds from our annual spring event go towards our Scholarship & Education fund each year! Sponsor Web, Event Web. Fran: 325-251-6668, franha@hctc.net

Apr 27, 2019 - HEADWATERS FOR HEROES COMBAT WOUNDED VETERANS AND GOLD STAR FAMILIES BENEFIT SPORTING CLAY FUNDRAISER: Harper, at Headwaters Saloon, 229 RR-783 South. n all day event to include Sporting Clay shoot, 10 stations, 100 shot, a crawfish boil, barbecue, auction, live music, car show, a traders village and much more. 830-992-1193. Sponsor Web Relay For Life

Apr 27, 2019 - RELAY FOR LIFE BANDERA COUNTY: Bandera, 474 Old San Antonio Hwy at Bulldog Stadium at the High School. Start at 7p and Finish at 2a. Games for all ages, good food, local bands and special ceremonies. If you are a cancer survivor or caregiver, a friend or family member, if cancer has or has not touched your life, please join us to walk for a cure! Non-profit, annual event, fundraiser. Monica Wilson, mwilson@banderaisd.net 210-386-1756; Web. Find More Relays

Apr 27, 2019 - TEXAS EGGFEST: Driftwood, at Historic Camp Ben McCulloch. 10a-3p. Live music, craft beer and 100 Green Eggs. Showcases the down home Texas culinary scene that includes well-known chefs and pitmasters, a Texas-style Green Egg grand tasting, EggFest University cooking classes, a vendor marketplace and live music. Each year, the EggFest has brought 1,000+ "Egg Heads" from across Texas. Craft beer tastings. Cost: $35. Annual event. 512-347-1988, Sponsor Web. Event Web

Apr 27, 2019 - THRU THE CHUTE BOAT BUILD & RIVER EXPO: New Braunfels. A cardboard boat race held annually at the New Braunfels City Tube Chute. Competitors launch their handmade vessels through the Chute as spectators cheer them on. Between races, guests are encouraged to participate in educational and imaginative activities hosted by event partners on the banks of the Comal River at the City Tube Chute. Includes children's activities, music. 830-221-4350. Sponsor Web, Event Web

Apr 27, 2019 - SPRINGFEST: Bee Cave, at The Backyard-Live Oak Amphitheater. in the Galleria. 11a-8p. Something for everyone whether it's live music you're looking for, browsing for a new boat, unique shopping and KidZone, we've got it all. The smoke from the lake Travis Rib King BBQ Cook Off is the first hint you are in the right place. We have a huge KidZone, arts and crafts vendors lining main street, a boat expo and live music all day featuring some of central Texas' best musicians. Free admission. Annual event, rain or shine. Chamber: 512-0263-5833. Event Web

Apr 27, 2019 - HYE HERITAGE FESTIVAL & FLY-IN: Hye, at 4B Ranch, 8726 US-290 West.

Apr 27, 2019 - BUTTERFLY FESTIVAL: Wimberley, at EmilyAnn Theatre & Gardens, 1101 FM-2325. 9a-5p. Annual event, includes interactive butterfly-themed events, butterfly releases, arts, crafts, concessions. Annual event, rain or shine, free admission, sponsored by Native Plant Society. Donations welcomed. 512-847-6969. Web

Apr 27, 2019 - HEART OF TEXAS HIGH SCHOOL MUSIC FESTIVAL: Brady, at Camp San Saba, FM-1955 (10 mi S of Brady). 5-11p. Live, name band: Gary P Nunn, and others. Benefits 7 local High School academic achievement activities. Jennifer Pearman: 803-629-4823. Sponsor Web

Apr 27-28, 2019 - CRAWFEST NEW BRAUNFELS: New Braunfels, at Comal County Fairgrounds. Battle of the Roux. Gumbo Cook-off. Contests. Live music, arts, crafts, food, drink vendors. Tent & RV sites. Kids 12 and under are free. 210-827-2222. Event Web
Artists
Apr 27-28, 2019 - WIMBERLEY ARTS FEST: Wimberley, at Waters Point Retreat in Wimberley (Rio Bonito), at 13401 RR-12. Sat 10a-6p, Sun: 11a-5p. An annual, unique celebration of visual arts, theatre, music and dance, featuring local and nationally known artists and musicians. 100+ juried artists from 8 states will exhibit alongside continuous live music, food trucks, beer and wine bar. Free, annual event produced by Wimberley Valley Art League. Web. Lynn Myers, 830-708-7433, info@wimberleyartsfest.com

Apr 27-28, 2019 - COMFORT VILLAGE SPRING ANTIQUE SHOW: Comfort, Comfort Park, TX-27, 4th & Main. Rain or shine. Sat 10a-5p, Sun 10a-4p. Annual event features Americana antiques, including farm tables, cupboards, quilts, rugs, baskets, pewter, and many interesting surprises. We are also happy to have qualified dealers in jewelry, china, Indian, old store collectibles, advertising and architectural and gardening pieces. The public can sit under the large food tent, eat and visit, and discuss the treasures they are going home with. 830-995-3670. Web.

Apr 27-28, 2019 - COUNTRY FAIR & WIENER DOG RACES: Buda, at 1761 FM-1626 South. 8a-6p. Annual event with BBQ Cook-off, Wiener dog contest, arts & crafts booths, food, live music, free dance and fireworks, kids activities. 512-312-2201. City Web, Event Web

Apr 28, 2019 - SPRING CHICKEN FESTIVAL: Bulverde, at Bulverde Community Center, 1747 Ammann Rd East. 10a-4p. BBQ chicken and sausage with all the trimmings, arts & crafts show, country store, attendance prizes, games for kids, raffle. Annual fundraiser for the Center. Per plate charge. 830-980-7938; 210-535-8650. Web

April 28, 2019 - BLANCO RODEO ASSOCIATION SPRING PLAYDAY SERIES: Blanco, at Yett Memorial Park, 1813 US-281 South. 8a-4p. Play day Series and Open 4D Barrel Race. Annual event. Free parking, free for spectators. Jenni J, 210-392-1669. Event Web, Facebook

Apr, 2019 - TEXAS VW CLASSIC: Canceled

Apr, 2019 - CHILDREN'S DAY CELEBRATION: Marble Falls. Canceled


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May 2-4, 2019 - SYSTEMS GO: Fredericksburg, at Segner Ranch, 2187 Double Horn Road, Fredericksburg, Texas 78624. Students from 30 participating High Schools across Texas will gather to launch 80 rockets they have designed and built as part of SystemsGo Aeroscience studies. First-year rockets will launch one-pound payloads one mile high. Advanced students will launch rockets that exceed the speed of sound. Launches scheduled every half hour from 8:30a-5:30p daily. Food and restrooms available. Free admission with advance registration. Christy Glass, 830-997-3567, Sponsor Web, Event Web

May 3-4, 2019 - MOSTLY NATIVE PLANT SALE: Boerne, at Kendall County Fairgrounds, TX-46, 1307 River Road. 9a-3p. Annual event by Cibolo Nature Center & Farm where you can find native and tried-and-true hill country plants for your landscape and gardens. Meet the expert growers, and learn from informal presentations and demonstrations throughout the day. Nurseries and growers with native and well-adapted plants for this region. Regionally produced food items. Natural products such as soaps, candles, fiber products, etc. Nature inspired art and jewelry. Garden art, furniture, pottery, organic soils, plant food, pest prevention. Businesses such as landscape design, rainwater harvest systems, etc. $5/pp. 830-249-4616. Event Web

May 3-4, 2019 - JIM BOWIE BAR-B-Q COOK-OFF: Menard, at Low Water Bridge Park. Fri: 4p, Roping at J&J Roping Arena that evening. Sat: BBQ Cook-Off, Activities in the park and dance in the park 5p–10p. Cherry Branaman, 325-396-2365. Chamber Web, Event Web

May 3-5, 2019 - HERITAGE HOME TOUR: San Marcos, self-guided, starting at the Courthouse Square. Tours: Noon-5p. 8 Distinctive historic and contemporary homes showcasing San Marcos through the ages. $15 purchased in advance, $20 at door. Annual event. Event Web

May 3-5, 2019 - HILL COUNTRY RUN MOTORCYCLE RALLY: Luckenbach, at 412 Luckenbach Town Loop. Motorcycle run helps fund the many community programs of the Fredericksburg Optimists that benefits the youth of Gillespie County. Primitive Tent Camping across the creek. RV Camping (no hook-up's) in the parking field. All camping is first come, first served. 830-997-8515. Web. See special Portal focus page on "All Things Motorcycling in the Hill Country"

May 3-5, 2019 - LAKE TRAVIS IN THE WATER BOAT SHOW: Hudson Bend, at Emarld Point Marina, 5973 Hiline Rd. 512-266-1535; 512-494-1128. Venue Web. Host Web

May 3-5, 2019 - TEXAS LONGEST YARD SALE - HILL COUNTRY WEEKEND: Got Junk?? Its Yard Sale Season!! Bulverde, Spring Branch, Blanco & Johnson City. Weekend long event with thousands of yard sales spanning from the Hill Country to the Coast along US-281! You are invited to plan your own or join in a group or neighborhood. Event Web

May 3-5, 2019 - BUCK'S UNLIMITED BIG CATFISH TOURNAMENT: Buchanan Dam, at surrounding area lakes. Pro & Am divisions. Fee per boat. Prize pay out. Fish fry at neighboring Buchanan VFD. 512-793-6212; 2407 RR-261 N, Hwy N, Buchanan Dam, TX 78609. http://buchananvfd.org, Facebook
Texas Parks & Wildlife Dept
May 4, 2019 - OUTDOOR WOMEN EVENT: Junction, at S Llano River State Park. Just for women, just for fun. Kayaking, archery, fly-fishing, didjeridoo-ing, team events, classes, arts & crafts, fellowship with 200 participants, and more. 3rd Sat in April, annual event. 325-446-3190. Event Web; Chamber Web

Quilt May 4, 2019 - HAUPTSTRASSE QUILTFEST: Boerne, Main Plaza & Downtown Boerne, 100 N Main Street. 9a-4p. Outdoor quilt show and shopping event. enjoy all that Downtown Boerne has to offer while admiring the handy work of our quilting community. Event Maps available in the stores Downtown. Live Music, Educational Craft Presentations, Window Display Contest, Shopping, Craft Vendors in the Plaza and more. Free. 830-249-9511. City Web, Sponsor Web, Event Web. See special Portal focus page on "All Things Fiber Arts in the Hill Country"

Science Mill May 4, 2019 - BUBBLE FIESTA: Johnson City, at Science Mill, 101 S Lady Bird Lane. It's a fiesta of bubbles! Join us in our back yard, the Science & Art Park, for a party that's poppin'! Create your own geometric bubbles! Explore surface tension and geometry when you design bubbles that go beyond the ordinary. Concoct bubble formulas! Experiment with solutions and formulas to influence bubble elasticity, color, light, and more. Build tunnels and other shapes that release giant bubbles! Anne Hebert, 844-263-6405, Web

May 4, 2019 - KINDERMASKEN PARADE: New Braunfels, downtown. 11a-1p. Hermann Seele, one of the city’s first teachers, founded this costumed parade for school children as early as 1856. He wanted a May Day celebration for children to remember their German heritage. Some local families have participated in the parade for seven generations! This children's costumed walking parade is open to all participants. Event Web, Sponsor Web. Kathy Nichols, 830-629-6504

Archery May 4, 2019 - ARCHER'S CUP: Johnson City, near the historic Pleasant Hill-Rocky Creek Community Club, located 7 mi W of Johnson City, just off US-290 W, on 123 CR-205 (Rocky Rd). 8a. Military, first responders and juniors shoot free. $20 entry fee for adults and archers can shoot the course up to 3 times and use their best score. $1,500 total prize money will be awarded. Target distances for the adults are 25, 33 & 42. Distances for the juniors division are 7, 12 & 16. There is also a 70 yard bullseye challenge for $500, 2 shots for $5. A practice course will also be set up for all archers to shoot unlimited. All archers of every level are invited to attend.. Proceeds to PHRCC. Free, annual event. Robert Adams, 512-922-9532. Facebook

Wine May 4, 2019 - WEIN & SAENGERFEST: New Braunfels, historic downtown, at San Antonio St & 424 Castell Ave. Noon-10p. Annual festival offers wine and beer tastings, live music/entertainment, art market, grape stomp, Chef's Showdown, kids activities, farmers' market, food venues, street dance. Proceeds benefit New Braunfels' Parks Foundation. 830-221-4350. Event Web

May 4, 2019 - WILLOW CITY VFD ANNUAL BBQ BENEFIT: Willow City, at the Fire Station, 2553 Ranch Road 1323. 3p. 830-456-3785. The Willow City Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department members invite everyone to join them for theie annual benefit. The Auxiliary’s Country Store opens and a silent auction 3-6p. Live auction 4-5p. Pork barbecue meal with all the trimmings plus slices of homemade cakes and pies will be served after the live auction ends at 5:30p. Cost per meal plate is by donation. Local musicians playing live country music at 5:30p. Proceeds help the department continue to maintain and improve the station, trucks and equipment, and for training, insurance and routine operating expenses.

May 4, 2019 - FOUNDERS DAY WREATH LAYING CEREMONY: Fredericksburg, at Marktplatz. 10a. Hosted by Gillespie County Historical Society. Will honor John O. Meusebach - the founder of Fredericksburg - and the founding families of Fredericksburg and Gillespie County. Descendants of founding families, including Meusebach descendants, will be in attendance. The public is invited to join.

May 4, 2019 - FREE-CYCLE: Fredericksburg, at Holy Ghost Lutheran Church, 115 E San Antonio Street. A unique annual event that is set up as a garage sale with good used items donated by members of the Church and community. All of the items will be displayed garage sale style, but GIVEN AWAY FREE. This not only helps our environment by keeping lots of material out of the landfill, but also puts good items to good use by anyone who needs them. Drop off items Fri, May 3: Noon-6p; Sat, or May 4: 7:30a-9:30a. Come Sat May 4, 10a to get what you need. 830-990-1618. Web

May 4, 2019 - MEDINA RIVER CLEANUP: Bandera, at Bandera City Park, Maple St and TX-173, at the Medina River Dam. 9a-Noon. Annual river cleanup is conducted as a service to the Bandera community by the Medina River Protection Fund, a 501(c)(3) public charity. Established as a perpetual fund to engage residents in all parts of the county in a community-wide effort to preserve and protect the river. Food Service for Volunteers and Donors. Free tent camping with hot showers. call Bob Brischetto: 210-413-7264. Sponsor Web

May 4-5, 2019 - LAVENDER FESTIVAL: Stonewall, at Becker Vineyards, 454 Becker Farms Rd, US-290. Live music, lavender market, artisans, wine tasting, tours, food trucks. 830-644-2681. Sponsor Web
CASI Chili Appreciation Society International
May 4-8, 2019 - BARBEQUE COOK-OFF & HOWDY-ROO: Marble Falls, at Johnson Park, 230 S Ave J. Annual CASI/Lonestar Barbeque Society sanctioned event. Games, booths, raffle, live music. Benefits local charities. Web. Harvey Gebhard, 512-756-8248

May 5, 2019 - FEAST DAY BARBECUE CELEBRATION AND FESTIVAL: Fredericksburg, at the newly-restored St Joseph’s Halle, 212 W San Antonio Street. 10:30a-2p, or sold out. Pork barbecue, musical entertainment and a prize drawing will highlight the annual event. Hosted by the men of the St. Joseph’s Society. Public is invited. Meal tickets are $9 pre-sale, and $10 the day of the event. The Fredericksburg Akkordeon Klub will provide musical entertainment. More than 40 prizes are set for this year’s giveaway. Silent auction. Proceeds will go to the preservation of St. Joseph’s Society and Halle, local scholarships for high school seniors and the ministries of St. Joseph’s Society/St. Mary’s Catholic Church and School. 830-456-1999, Web

May 5, 2019 - ST STANISLAUS PARISH FESTIVAL: Bandera, at 7th & Cypress Streets. 11a-5p. Street dance, food, drinks, live/silent auction, game booths and fellowship. Annual parish fundraiser. 830-460-4712.Event Web

May 5, 2019 - SELAH FAMILY DAY AND PICNIC: Johnson City, at Selah, Bamberger Ranch Preserve, 2341 Blue Ridge Drive. 10a-5p. Activities include: Zip lines for children, Fishing lessons for children, Silent auction, Nature walks, Lunch provided (11:30 to 1:30), Fossil digs, Dinosaur tracks, Native plant sale, Wildlife presentations, Nature arts and crafts. Proceeds to children educational programs. Last year more than 2,000 school children and teachers participated in hands-on learning activities at the ranch that fostered appreciation and respect for the wonders of nature. Lois Sturm, 830-868-2630. Register & Info

May 8, 2019 - FOUNDERS DAY FESTIVAL: Fredericksburg, at Pioneer Museum, 325 W Main Street. 10a-5p. Free admission. Free BBQ sliders from 11a-1p. On this day in 1846, the first 120 settlers arrived in Fredericksburg from New Braunfels. These families as well as those whose names are listed in the 1850 census are considered "founders" of Fredericksburg. Come tour the buildings on the grounds of the Pioneer Museum. Hear the story of the those who founded Fredericksburg, of those who were looking for a better life, who risked everything to get to a land of limitless opportunity, of those who tenaciously faced every obstacle and created a unique German colony in the heart of the Texas Hill Country. 830-990-8441. Web

May 8-11, 2019 - MAYFEST: Marble Falls, at Johnson Park. 5-midnight. Free concert, carnival, washer pitching, live music, food vendors, and a ton of family fun. Saturday Market Day. 830-693-2815. Chamber Web, Event Web

Science Mill May 9, 2019 - HOMESCHOOL DAY - BE A CODER: Johnson City, at Science Mill, 101 S Lady Bird Lane. 10a-2p. Check website for details on hands-on activities, special guest speakers and Learning Labs. Anne Hebert, 844-263-6405, Host Web, Event Web

May 10-11, 2019 - BURNET COUNTY RODEO: Burnet, at Burnet County Fair & Rodeo Grounds, 1301 Houston Clinton Dr, behind the airport.

JCVFD May 11, 2019 - JCVFD ANNUAL FISH FRY & RAFFLE FUNDRAISER: Johnson City, at Blanco County Fair Grounds, US-281 North. 5p-1a. Live name band, food, beer, raffle, live and silent auctions. 830-868-7900. Web. Also seeking donation of new or looks like new items (they are tax deductible). Ann Debo, 830-825-3101, anndebo@texas-skies.com

May 11, 2019 - WIMBERLEY GARDEN CLUB TOUR: Wimberley. 10a-4p. Tour 7 gardens in Wimberley Valley. Handmade garden art and native plants grown by the club will be sold. Unique educational opportunities available on the day of the tour at all gardens. Refreshments will be served. Annual event, $15. 512-636-0974. Sponsor Web

May 11, 2019 - LAGO FEST: Lago Vista, at 6608 Bar-K Park, from Noon-9p. Boats, Beats, Arts & Eats is a celebration of creativity directly on the shore of Lake Travis in beautiful Lago Vista! Free annual event. Chamber Web, Event Web. Meredith Kuntzsch, 512-267-1155, mkuntzsch@lago-vista.org

May 11, 2019 - ART WADDLE: Boerne. Annual event by Cibolo Nature Center & Farm. Stroll, ride bikes and picnic while viewing paintings, illustrations, jewelry, pottery and sculptures, hosted by neighbors in their yards in the Flats of Boerne. works by 70+ artists for sale, with funds supporting scholarships to Summer Art Camp at Cibolo. 210-325-6390. 830-249-4616. Event Web

Friends of Gillespie County Historic Schools May 11, 2019 - GILLESPIE COUNTY HISTORIC SCHOOL OPEN HOUSE - CHERRY MOUNTAIN: Cherry Mountain, at Cherry Mountain Loop. 11a-4p. Presented in partnership with the Friends of Gillespie County Country Schools. No admission charge, and donations gladly accepted towards the preservation projects. 830-685-3321. Web

May 11, 2019 - NB KIDSFEST: New Braunfels, at Comal County Fairgrounds, 701 Common Street. 2-4p. An action-packed, kid-focused, event where families are able to discover all of the Hill Country's best resources, products and services for children in one place during one weekend. With 40+ performances by local kid talent, free activity stations, and exhibitors representing over 250 local, youth-centered organizations, this is New Braunfels' largest, kid-friendly, trade show style celebration. $3 (kids under 2 are free). Free, annual event. Tammy Wood, 830-488-7814. Event Web

May 11, 2019 - MOTHER'S DAY PLANT SALE: Blanco, at klepac greenhouses, 200 Kendalia Rd, along Blanco River. 9a-1p. Benefits local charities. Annual Jim Newman memorial event. 830-833-4574. www.klepacgreenhouses.com
Artists
May 11, 2019 - SECOND SATURDAY GALLERY TRAIL: Wimberley, at the Square and around town. 4-7p. The 2nd Sat of every month, Wimberley's fine art galleries keep their doors open late for the monthly Gallery Trail. Wimberley's fifteen participating galleries feature a wide spectrum of fine art from local and national artists. Come to Wimberley and enjoy wine, nibbles, entertainment, and ... art! Free monthly event. 512-847-9438. Sponsor Web, Facebook. Lynn Myers, 830-708-7433

May 11, 2019 - PIONEER DAY: Dripping Springs, at the Dr Pound Historical Farmstead, at Founders Park, 570 Founders Park Road; 10a-4p. Celebrating early Texas. Pioneer and American Indian presentation, old-fashioned games, and crafts for all ages. Food, music, wagon rides. 40+ demonstrators of pioneer crafts and skills, such as butter churning, blacksmithing and quilting. Annual event. 512-858-2030. Web

May 16-18, 2019 - WALTSTOCK & BARREL WINE AND MUSIC FESTIVAL: Fredericksburg. 18+ bands and musicians, food trucks, Texas wine and fun vendors. 830-456-6059. www.waltstockandbarrel.com

May 17-18, 2019 - FRONTIER DAYS: Harper, delayed until further notice.

May 17-19, 2019 - CHEROKEE CREEK MUSIC FESTIVAL: Cherokee, at Cherokee Crossroads, 4160 FM-501 West. Annual event by a nonprofit organization to raise money for children's charities and local public service organizations. Web. 214-981-0700

May 18, 2019 - OLD TOWN STREET FESTIVAL: Leander, 100 N Brushy, in Old Town District. 10a-8p. The street fills with local and national artisans offering handcrafted creations. Musical acts bring the stage to life, and family-friendly activities delight both adults and children. Food vendors provide both healthy and indulgent choices. Local and regional wineries and distilleries bring a special flair with a visit to the wine and beer tent. Free annual event. Brenna Bole, Chastidy Vernengo, 512-259-1907. Event Web

Car Show May 18, 2019 - BLANCO CLASSIC CAR SHOW: Blanco, at 42 Main St, along the grassy banks of the Blanco River, in Blanco State Park. Open 8a, Awards 2p. 100+ cars. Annual event sponsored by Blanco Masonic Lodge. 512-632-0648. Event Web. See special Portal focus page on "Car Shows in the Hill Country"

May 18, 2019 - ANTIQUE TRACTOR SHOW: Fredericksburg, at Gillespie County Fairgrounds, 530 Fair Dr just off TX-16, 2 mi S of town. 8a-6p. Several children’s activities are held throughout the day on Saturday. A variety of vendors are on hand to sell their treasurers. Food and drink available. If you want to take a closer look into the past, join us for a fun filled weekend. Annual event. Adults: $6; Kids: 12 & under: free. Free parking. 830-889-9348. Venue Web, Event Web

May 18, 2019 - SPRING FANDANGO: Fredericksburg, at Gillespie County Fairgrounds, 530 Fair Dr off TX-16, 2 mi S of town. Gates open 2p. Open car show, mini-peddler show, goat roping, live name-band music. Admission is $20 for 13 and over, 12 and under are free. Registration for Open Car show starts at 12:30p-2p. Goat Roping books open 2p. Roping starts at 2:30. Simulcast the Preakness 2p-7p. Lots of activities for kids as well. 830-997-2359, Venue Web, Event Web

May 18, 2019 - TESTICAL FESTIVAL: Castell, at Castell General Store. 11a-8p. Live music, auction, BBQ, pizza. Annual event. 325-247-4100. www.castelltexas.com. Facebook.

May 18, 2019 - REAL ALE BIKE RIDE: Blanco, at Real Ale Brewery, off US-281 N, just N of town. 7a-3:30p. Supports Blanco County Community. Route takes you through gentle rolling hills ranging in distances from 15, 30, 50, 65 and 80 miles. Volunteers needed. Bicycle Sport Shop, 512-477-3472. Sponsor Web

May 18, 2018 - HARPER OPEN PRO RODEO: Harper. Annual event by Lester Meier Rodeo Company, 830-997-1864. Web

May 18-19, 2019 - BERTRAM ART HERB & WINE FESTIVAL: Bertram, at Flanigan's Texas Distillery & Winery, Railroad and Lampasas Streets. Sat: 10a-6p; 10a-5p. Wineries, food vendors, live music. Free admission. Joan, 254-368-0246, joan@flanigansdistillery.com

May 18-19, 2019 - DIRT DAUBER CLAY FESTIVAL: San Marcos, at Eye Of The Dog Art Center, 405 Valley View West Road. Sat: 10a-6p; Sun: 11a-5p. Celebrate all things clay. Features clay art demonstrations, refreshments, a kins' play table and live music. 512-558-1723. Sponsor Web, Event Web

May 18-19, 2019 - SPARTAN RACES: Burnt, at Reveille Peak Ranch, 105 CR-114, west of town. Punish yourself physically and mentallyt with one of three obstacle races. Spectators welcome. 512-755-4417. www.rprtexas.com.

May 23-June 9, 2019 - KERRVILLE FOLK FESTIVAL: Kerrville, at Quiet Valley Ranch, 9 mi S of town on TX-16. Starting on the Thursday before Memorial Day at the end of May, the music continues with performances by 100+ singer songwriters and their bands. Interspersed between weekends are workshops in songwriting and booking and management for touring artists performance and recording. Draws 32 of the best of America's emerging songwriters. Award winners are recognized at a special concert on the second weekend. Bring your tent or RV. Camping is free with a ticket for 3 or more consecutive days. Campgrounds are famous for songwriters campfires, an internationally heralded feature of our festival since 1974. 800-435-8429. Web Artists

May 23-July 6, 2019 - SOUTHWEST GOURD FINE ART SHOW: Kerrville, at Avery Gallery, 228 Earl Garrett Street. Annual event. Gourd artists from around the country compete in this amazing show of sculptural gourds you have to see to believe. 830-895-2911. Event Web

May 24-26, 2019 - QUILTING IS ART: Kerrville, at Hill Country Youth Center, 3785 TX-27. Fri-Sat: 9a-5p; Sun: Noon-4p. Biennial event sponsored by Hill Country Quilt Guild. Over 200 judged quilts, wearable and fiber arts, boutique and handmade items for sale, fabric and notion vendors, the Scissors Sharpening Guy. Donation Quilt Tickets: $1 or 6 for $5. Admission: $7, Children under 12: free. Jo Locke, 830-928-6771. Sponsor Web

May 24-26, 2019 - BANDERA PRO RODEO: Bandera, at Show Barn at Mansfield Park Rodeo Arena, 2886 TX-16 North. 8p. Cost: Adults $12, Children 6-12 $6, under 6 Free. PRCA rodeo produced by Rafter G Rodeo Company. 830-522-0054. Sponsor Web, Event Web

Jaycees May 24-26, 2019 - FREDERICKSBURG JAYCEES CRAWFISH FESTIVAL: Fredericksburg, at Downtown at Marktplatz (Market Square). 11a-Midnight. Serving up red beans and rice, boudin, gumbo, and, of course, crawfish. And for those who don't like crawfish, the festival will offer hamburgers, corn dogs, and plenty of German sausage - what Fredericksburg is known for. Food and fun for all ages. Children's area for kids of all ages and arts and crafts of all kinds. Plus a rock-climbing wall to challenge the young and the old. $5-$25. 830-433-5225. Event Web 1, Event Web 2

May 24-26, 2019 - TEXAS MASTERS OF FINE ART & CRAFT INVITATIONAL EXHIBITION: Kerrville, at YO Ranch Resort Hotel, 2033 Sidney Baker. Fri-Sat: 10a-7p; Sun: 10a-5p. An exhibition of 25 of the finest professional artists and craftspeople from all over Texas. Art on display will range from jewelry and metalwork to pottery, sculpture, paintings, gourd art, block prints, wood furniture and pyrography. Free, annual event. Dan & Linda Baker, 214-328-6382. Web

May 25, 2019 - MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND PARADE: Bandera, at Main Street. One of the most colorful parades of the year! Sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce. Parade application at website. Food vendors. Free annual event. 830-796-3045. www.banderacowboycapital.com

May 25, 2019 - RED, WHITE AND BLUES ON THE FALLS: Wimberley, at Cypress Falls Event Center, Woodcreek Center/1 Woodcreek Circle, at the Cypress Creek Crossing. 11a-8p. Created in 2016 as a way to create positive vibes in Wimberley on the anniversary of the 2015 Wimberley floods. $1 of every ticket sales donated to "Keep Wimberley Beautiful". A great time for people to come swim, float & relax on Cypress Creek. Every year on the Sunday of Memorial Weekend we want to bring some of the best live music around, great munchies & some wonderful vendors to meet and shop with! Cost: Early Bird: $16, Day Of: $21. Event Web; Facebook. Savannah Stockton, 512-722-3131

MAY 25, 2019 - ANTIQUE BARN SALE & MARKET: New Braunfels. 9a-5p. Sponsored by and benefits New Braunfels Conservation Society. 830-832-9699. Web

May 25-26, 2019 - PINE-MOORE BLADE THROWING EXTRAVAGANZA: Blanco, at Buggy Barn Museum & Pome-Moore Town, 1915 US-281 North. World Championships. Variety shows. 830-833-5708, Sponsor Web, Event Web. 512-833-5708

May 25-26, 2019 - FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS: Kerrville, downtown area, Water St & Earl Garrett Street. Sat: 10a-6p; Sun: 10a-5p. Juried Fine Art Show and Sale open to artists residing anywhere in the United States. This is a 2-day, outdoor, pet friendly event. 830-895-7962, Event Web

May 25-26, 2019 - WIMBERLEY MEMORIAL DAY RODEO: Wimberley, at Wimberley VFW Arena, 401 Jacobs Well Road. Open Pro Lester Meier Rodeo. Fun for the whole family! Great food and vendors! Benefits the local 4H Wimberley Club. Time: Sat & Sun Night 8p. Cost: $10 Adults, $5 kiddos (babies and toddlers free). Nancy McCallick, 512-423-8035. Event Web, Web

National%20Museum May 25-26, 2019 - WWII PACIFIC COMBAT PROGRAM: Fredericksburg, at National Museum of the Pacific War, 500 E Austin. 10:30a. Watch history come to life. Outdoors, weather permitting. Tickets online. 830-997-8600 ext #204. Web

Science Mill May 25-27, 2019 - MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND SCAVENGER HUNT: Johnson City, at Science Mill, 101 S Lady Bird Lane. Back by popular demand, and this time we're looking for some real life superheroes! Dress up* like a superhero (pick your favorite or create your own!) for an adventure through the Mill. Discover some real life STEM heroes along the way! Round up your favorite group of avengers or super friends and take on the challenge together. All you need are your spidey senses STEM skills and a cell phone. The scavenger hunt is a self-guided activity available during regular hours. Anne Hebert, 844-263-6405, Web

National%20Museum May 27, 2019 - MEMORIAL DAY OBSERVANCE: Fredericksburg, at National Museum of the Pacific War, 500 E Austin, in the Memorial Courtyard, to remember those who paid the ultimate price. 10a. Keynote speaker, live music, National Anthem, 3 gun volley, taps, colors. Free admission. 830-997-8600 ext 204. Web

May, 2019 - BANDERA REGULARS MEMORIAL DAY TRAIL RIDE: Bandera. >> Canceled for 2019, back in 2020


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JUNE 2019


June 1, 2019 - COWBOYS & CAJUNS: Junction, at Junction VFD & Courthouse. 6-11p. Free, annual event. Live music, crawfish boil, Miss Kimble County Pageant, dance. 325-446-3190, Chamber Web, Event Web

June 1, 2019 - NATIONAL TRAILS DAY: Held first Sat in June since 1993, this annual event has prompted thousands of people to enjoy trails on the same day nationwide, taking part in hikes, bike and horse tried, trail maintenance, paddle trips, trail work projects and other activities. Event Web. Many of the Texas state parks participate (see Parks).
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June 1, 2019 - ANNUAL LBJ FISHING DAY: Stonewall, at LBJ State Park & Historic Site, at 199 Park Rd 52. 10a-noon. Held on the banks of the Pedernales River where Lyndon B. Johnson himself would fish. Free fishing clinic for children and families. Opening of swimming pool. Dogs not allowed. Annual family event, free. 830-644-2252. Web

June 1, 2019 - MASONIC OPEN CAR SHOW: Fredericksburg, at Marktplatz, 8a-4p. DJ, food, live and silent auctions. Free admission. Annual event. 214-587-2205. Web. See special Portal focus page on "Car Shows in the Hill Country"

June 2, 2019 - CHRISTIAN MUSIC REVIVAL: Mountain Home, at 140 Cowboy Camp Rd W (8 mi W of Ingram on TX-27, go 1 mi W of FM-479). 3-6p. Free, annual event presented by Hill Country Cowboy Camp Meeting. BBQ & beans provided. Bring side dish. By donation. Nursery available. Enjoy fine preaching, old-fashioned fellowship and food. Christians from all over leave their denominations "at the gate" and come together for a wonderful week of worship, study, praise and fellowship! Join your family and friends in the shade of our majestic live oak trees and our historic tabernacle as we give Glory to God and His Work. We'll see you there! Lots of great gospel and praise and worship music and singing. Please come join us. Sam Hill, 800-603-0157. Event Web

June 6, 2019 - HCCW WOMEN'S RANCH SEMINAR: Fredericksburg, at the Farm Bureau Event Center, 237 Equestrian Drive. 9a-3p. This seminar will highlight where women can go to find guidance in overseeing the land, cattle or hunting, financial and estate planning. A meal is provided. Cost: Free. Res required by 1/20. Sponsor Web, Event Web. Fran: 325-251-6668, franha@hctc.net

June 7-8, 2019 - LLANO PRO OPEN RODEO: Llano, at JLK Event Center, 2200 RR-152 West. 5p. Don't miss this exciting time to see bronc bustin', bull riding, barrel racing, mutton bustin' and team roping! Parade. 325-247-5354. Chamber Web

June 7-8, 2019 - SWEET PICKIN'S VINTAGE FAIR: Mason, at the Mason Community Building at Ft. Mason Park, on US-87 just S of town. Fri: 5a-9p & Sat: 9a-5p. A vintage show that will be in the event barns of Lea Lou Co-Op located on Mason's historic downtown square. The focus is shabby chic goodness, rusty relics, farmhouse wears, up-cycled treasures, Wild West decor, rustic charm & retro finds. Free admission, annual show. 325-294-4440, Facebook

June 7-8, 2019 - AWAKENING UPON KINDNESS GATHERING: Alamo Springs, 508 Alamo Rd, Alamo Springs Ranch. 6p-10p each night. It’s all about Him. Come spend time with Him.Relax in the hill country, eat and enjoy the music dedicated to Jesus! Featuring Revelation Rising, Everyday People and other musicians. Free annual event. Pickup Truck Ministries. No admission charge. Accept donation for musicians but not necessary! Jane Trees Chivers, 210-823-9217, bjchivers1@gmail.com , Web

June 7-8, 2019 - COW CAMP BARBEQUE COOK-OFF & PECAN CAPITAL STREET DANCE: San Saba, at Risien Park, US-190 E, on the river. 8a. Annual Lonestar Barbeque Society sanctioned event. Games, booths, raffle, live music, dance. Car show. BYOB and lawn chairs. Free admission. 325-372-7363. Chamber Web, Sponsor Web. Web

June 7-8, 2019 - BURNET COUNTY AREA FAIR: Burnet, at Burnet Community Center, 401 E Jackson Street. Rodeo, live music, fun family activities, cooking demo, Austin Steam Train, Burnet Gunfighters, Car show, food, vendors, raffle, silent auction. Event Web. Polly Krenek, 512-663-7941. mpkrenek@yahoo.com

June 7-9, 2019 - BLANCO LAVENDER FESTIVAL: Blanco, at Courthouse Square. Blanco is the Lavender Capital of Texas and holds a great "Lavender Festival" each June with vendors, displays, tours & entertainment. The entire town the surrounding countryside will be bathed in lavender during the Festival. The Lavender Market, on the grounds of the historic Blanco County Courthouse, is always a must-see highlight of the festival. Selected vendors and artists from across the Hill Country offer lavender-related pleasures and treasures from the finest craftsmen. with bows and arrows provided for use at this clinic, for children age 7 and older, and adults. Clinic held every Thursday in June & July. 830-833-5101. Web. See special Portal focus page on "All Things Lavender"

June 8, 2019 - TEXAS HILL COUNTRY SHOOTING CLASSIC & SPORTING EXPO: Boerne, at Joshua Creek Ranch, 132 Cravey Road. 8a-9p. A competitive sporting clays shoot with a main event featuring AM & PM flights with Lewis Class winners and concurrent event entry for cash awards for youths, ladies, seniors, sub-gauges and side-by-sides. Each shooter will receive a registration bag with gift items and an opportunity to win valuable door prizes. There will also be a sporting expo featuring top brand name sponsors. Following will be a buffet dinner and live music. Clay Shoot Main Event $75/gun; Concurrent Event Entry: $10-$50/gun; Sporting Expo: No Charge; Dinner/Live Music Event: $60/person. Annual event. Kevin Welborn, 830-537-5090. Event Web

June 8, 2019 - LLANO RODEO PARADE & BOY SCOUTS BBQ: Llano, at Courthouse Square on Ford Street. 10-noon. A down-home, small-town tradition of family, patriotism & community spirit! Free annual event. 325-247-5354. Chamber Web

Science Mill June 8, 2019 - DR KOLD: Johnson City, at Science Mill, 101 S Lady Bird Lane. 10a-2p. Liquid nitrogen fun (including ice cream!) at 11a, 12p, 1p. This event is free with admission, but seating in the theater is limited. We recommend arriving early! Anne Hebert, 844-263-6405, Web
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June 8, 2019 - SECOND SATURDAY GALLERY TRAIL: Wimberley, at the Square and around town. 4-7p. The 2nd Sat of every month, Wimberley's fine art galleries keep their doors open late for the monthly Gallery Trail. Wimberley's fifteen participating galleries feature a wide spectrum of fine art from local and national artists. Come to Wimberley and enjoy wine, nibbles, entertainment, and ... art! Free monthly event. 512-847-9438. Sponsor Web, Facebook. Lynn Myers, 830-708-7433

June 8, 2019 - TEXAS WATER SAFARI: San Marcos. Starts at Aquarena Spring Center. A 260 mi canoe race to the Gulf of Mexico. Event Web

July 8, 2019 - BOOK FESTIVAL: Wimberley, at Community Center, 14068 RR-12. 9a-2p. 50 Texas authors with award winning novels. Free. Benefits Wimberley Village Library. 512-847-2188; Web

June 13-15, 2019 - JUNETEENTH CELEBRATION & BBQ COOK-OFF: San Marcos, at 501 E Hopkins Street. Includes an old-fashioned picnic and parade, cook-offs, cake walk and children's activities. Arts, crafts, food vendors. San Marcos Parks & Recreation Dept. 512-738-7773, Web. juneteenth.cookoff@gmail.com

June 14-16, 2019 - BOERNE BERGES FEST COOK-OFF & AUCTION: Boerne, at Herff Park/Kendall County Fairgrounds. All day. Celebration of German culture in America with parade, Miss Berges Fest Pageant, washer pitching tournament, egg toss, wheel barrow races, dachshund races, watermelon eating contest, little tractor races, cook-off, dance. Free. 830-428-8778. Web

June 14-21, 2019 - ANNUAL CAMP BEN MCCULLOCH REUNION: Driftwood, at Camp Ben McCulloch, 18301 FM-1826. Live entertainment, rides, carnival, bingo, dance. BYOB. Open to public. Web

Friends of Gillespie County Historic Schools June 15, 2019 - GILLESPIE COUNTY HISTORIC SCHOOL OPEN HOUSE - MEUSEBACH CREEK: Meusebach Creek, at 515 Kuhlmann Rd. 11a-4p. Presented in partnership with the Friends of Gillespie County Country Schools. No admission charge, and donations gladly accepted towards the preservation projects. 830-685-3321. Web

June 15, 2019 - GILLESPIE COUNTY HISTORIC SCHOOL OPEN HOUSE - GRAPETOWN: Grapetown, at Old San Antonio Road @ Grapetown Road. 11a-4p. Presented in partnership with the Friends of Gillespie County Country Schools. No admission charge, and donations gladly accepted towards the preservation projects. 830-685-3321. Web

June 15, 2019 - MARKET DAY ON MAIN: Marble Falls, at Historic Downtown Main Street. 10a-4p. 100+ arts, crafts, food vendors, live music. 830-693-2815. Web

June 15, 2019 - FOUNDER’S DAY: Llano, at Llano County Historical Museum, 310 Bessemer (TX-16). 5-9p. Demonstrations, speakers, exhibits, food, fireworks. Free annual event. 325-247-3026. Web

June 15, 2019 - UVALDE HONEY FESTIVAL: Uvalde, at Downtown Plaza, 2-6p. 830-278-4115. www.visituvalde.com

June 16, 2019 - WAYLON'S BIRTHDAY BASH: Luckenbach. 1p. Luckenbach will host annual party and concert on Sunday to celebrate country performer legendary country performer Waylon Jennings, his life and music, and to raise funds for The Good Samaritan Center in Fredericksburg. Admission is a suggested $10 donation. 830-997-3224. Sponsor Web

June 16, 21-22, 2019 - UTOPIA CPRA OPEN RODEO: Utopia, at Community Park, 241 Utopia Park Road. BBQ, live music, dance. Annual event. 830-966-3643. Venue Web

June 20-22, 2019 - PEACH JAMBOREE & RODEO: Stonewall, at the Rodeo Grounds. Celebrate the bounty of local peaches. Activities include breakfast, rodeo, dance, races, peach eating contest, peach seed spitting contest, peach auction, peach queen coronation. 830-644-2735. Web. See special Portal focus page on "Peaches in the Hill Country"

Science Mill June 22, 2019 - DRONES & DROIDS: Johnson City, at Science Mill, 101 S Lady Bird Lane. 10a-4p. Central TX Droids will be here with R2-D2! A Nasa Robotics team will be on site doing a mock moon landing! Catch some drone pilot demos in the backyard! More details coming soon! Anne Hebert, 844-263-6405, Web

June 22, 2019 - JUNETEENTH CELEBRATION: Blanco, at Peyton Colony, 9 mi E of Blanco near FM 165 & RR-2325, at 593 Peyton Colony Rd at schoolhouse grounds. Annual Program by Peyton Colony Heritage Association. 1-10p: BBQ lunch, live music, games, fun, baked goods auction; 3p: Open mic, talent show; 4p: Live DJ & dancing. Bring your lawn chairs & come join us! Family friendly. Facebook

Amateur Radio Emergency Com June 22-23, 2019 - AMATEUR RADIO FIELD DAY: . www.arrl.org/field-day. Ham radio operators from all over North America will be contacting each other while under simulated emergency conditions. Demonstrations of transmitters, receivers, antennas and emergency powers supplies. Celebrating Amateur Radio Week, sponsored by ARRL. Local Field Day locations in Texas Hill Country:
  • Boerne, at KB5TX, Kendall Amateur Radio Society, 48 Rust Ln, Brad Moore: 210-846-9745, www.kb5tx.org, n7rf@arrl.org
  • Kerrville, at W3XO, Our Lady Of The Hills High School Athletic Complex, TX-27 S, 830-343-3366, www.kerrhams.org, Jeff Lavender: 830-377-9594, mrlavenderphotos@gmail.com
  • Kingsland, at W5CT, Central Texas DX and Contest Club, 2425 FM-2342, Burnet, TX, Marvin Bloomquist: 512-779-3730, N5aw@arrl.net
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  • Leander, at N5TT, Williamson County Amateur Radio Club, Devine Lake Park, 1807 Waterfall Ave, Bob Redoutey: 512-423-8394, http://wcarc.com, redoutey@gmail.com
  • Leander, at N5A, Hambuds ARC/NAQCC Central Texas, 3005 CR-175 SW Region Park, Leander, TX, Greg Miller: 512-401-6377, wb5gm@arrl.net
  • Marble Falls, at VFD (behind the MFA EMS building, 606 Ave U), noon-5p, http://hlarc.org
  • Mountain City, at KE5LOT, Hays/caldwell Amateur Radio Club, 238-298 Mountain City Dr, Mike Wilmore, 512-847-9525, mikewilmore@me.com
  • Uvalde, at KN5S, Coyote Amateur Radio Club, 1038-C Garner Field Rd, Erik Janssens: 830-765-3748, www.coyotearc.net, kn5s@coyotearc.net
Even if you don't have a license they can get you on the air so you can experience the fun of ham radio. A good way to see and use lots of different equipment and meet local members.

June 22-23, 2019 - ANTIQUE TRACTOR PULL: Johnson City, at County Fairgrounds, 619 US-281 North. 10a-6p. Events for various size and age tractors from 1965 and older. Access fee by donation. Proceeds to local 4H and FFA. Sponsored by Johnson City Antique Tractor and Engine Club. 512-749-4182. Facebook

June 27, 2019 - ABENDKONZERTE: Boerne, downtown, at the Plaza. The Boerne Village Band will entertain with ooom pah pah German music. Bring lawn chairs and picnic. 830-248-1635. Event Web

June 28-29, 2019 - EDWARDS COUNTY FOURTH OF JULY CELEBRATION: Rocksprings, at Fairgrounds, 903 US-337 North. Live entertainment, rodeo, parade, dance, Slick Rock Challenge. Annual event, Adults: $10. 830-834-0262. Sponsor Web

June 28-29, 2019 - TAGRA FIBER FESTIVAL: Kerrville, at Hill Country Youth Event Center, 3785 TX-27 East. 8a-3p. Annual Show & Sale. Vendors will have natural fibers on hand including alpaca, wool and cotton. There will be a show, annual membership meeting and livestock for sale. Host Web. Facebook, 830-688-1391, naumannangoras@hotmail.com

June 28-30, 2019 - CAMP SELAH FOR ADULTS: Johnson City, at Selah, Bamberger Ranch Preserve, 2341 Blue Ridge Drive. 10a-5p. Everybody wants to be a kid again, well here is your chance! After 15 years of summer camp for kids and countless adults asking us when it is their turn, it is time! Camp Selah for Adults is back. Come spend three days and two nights with Big Steve, Jared and perhaps a special guest or two. Camp based around similar activities we do with our school programs and other summer camps. Learn all about Selah’s biodiversity while collecting insects, chasing snakes, watching bats and counting birds. Not to mention swimming, star gazing, nature journaling, and fireside chats. This is your special chance to not only be immersed in nature and forget about life for a while. And a chance to learn by actually doing fun science based nature activities. Take your new found knowledge and these activities back to your classroom or family. You are never too old to learn and be outside. A one of a kind chance to connect or even reconnect with nature. $375/pp, includes meals. Jared Holmes, 830-868-2630. Register & Info, selah@bambergerranch.org

June 29, 2019 - RIVERFEST: Bandera, Bandera City Park, 1102 Maple Street. 10a-6p. River activities, arts and crafts, children's activities, music and more along the river banks. Enjoy car show and parts swap meet. Enter the BBQ contest. Sponsored by the Bandera Business Association. 210-215-1995, Event Web. See special Portal focus page on "Car Shows in the Hill Country"

Delicious Food June 29, 2019 - FOOD TRUCK FESTIVAL: Luckenbach, at 412 Luckenbach Town Loop. Food & wine: Noon-11p. Music until 11:30p. 12 food trucks from San Antonio and the Hill Country region will showcase their cuisine for purchase and approximately 10 Hill Country wineries will offer their wine for sale by the glass or bottle. As always, the bar at Luckenbach will be stocked with ice cold beer, and Americana music will fill the air. Annual event. $15pp. Contact Martha Zeiher, Mzeiher@sbcglobal.net Web


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JULY 2019


July 3, 2019 - HILL COUNTRY FUN FEST: Bulverde, at Jumbo Evans Sports Park, Jumbo Evans Blvd. 6-10p. Cost: Free. Annual event. Fireworks, live music, vendors, fun activities for kids, food and drink booths. 210-488-8063. Event Web, Host Web

July 3, 2019 - FIREWORKS DISPLAY: Junction, at Junction City Park. At dusk. City Park, along Llano River. 325-446-3190, junctiontx@cebridge.net. Chamber Web

July 3-4, 2019 - FREEDOM CELEBRATION: Junction, at Hill Country Fairgrounds, FM-2169. Parade: 10a, 325-446-3190, junctiontx@cebridge.net. Chamber Web

July 4, 2019 - 4TH OF JULY CELEBRATION FUNFEST: Bandera. 11a-8p. The Flying Ranch Resort will be having day-long festivities at their FunFest "Backyard Party," and their water park and putt-putt course, followed by fireworks at 9p. 830-796-7745. Event Web

July 4, 2019 - 4TH OF JULY PET PARADE: Bandera, at City Park. All pets from horses to turtles to dogs, birds, cats, etc. are welcome. No admission or pet entry fee. Registration begins at 9a; Costume judging at 10a; parade at 10:30a. Marlene, 830-796-3045. Annual event sponsored by Cowboy Capital Pet Assistance League. Event Web

July 4, 2019 - FIREWORKS: Boerne, at City Park, 106 City Park Road. 8p. Free. Bring chairs, picnic, and your American Spirit. Provided by Boerne Fire Department. 830-249-3644. Sponsor Web

July 4, 2019, INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATION: Comfort, at Historic Downtown District & Comfort Park. 9;30a-3p. An All-American Independence Day celebration that's full of flag-waving family fun, floats, and delicious barbecue. Activities include a flyover of vintage World War II aircraft and the annual parade in the Historic District. Beginning at 11a, activities move to Comfort Park with a Texas-style barbecue dinner cooked on site by K-Bubz Smoke Shack, music, vendors and games for all ages. Featured band is Mark Monaco and the Strayhearts. The apple pie baking contest returns this year as well as the silent auction, all at Comfort Park. Free admission, annual event. Rose Burckhardt, 830-995-3131, www.comfort-texas.com

July 4, 2019 - FIRE IN THE SKY: Dripping Springs, at Ranch Park, 1042 Event Center Drive. 5-10p. Fireworks begin at dark. A free, professional fireworkds show. An optional dinner available before the show, tickets required. Facebook

July 4, 2018 - JULY 4TH PARADE & PROGRAM: Fredericksburg, at Main Street, Marktplatz & various venues. 7:30a-11:30a. Old fashion parade (10a on Main St) and patriotic program. Children's parade, concert, fireworks, horse racing, and other local events. Free, annual event. 830-889-8875. Event Web, Chamber Web

July 4, 2019 - HORSESHOE BAY FOURTH OF JULY: Horseshoe Bay, at Horseshoe Bay Resort, 200 Hi Circle North. Celebration with land and boat parades, live music, and fireworks. Features the Stars of Freedom Wall with photos of veterans, current service members and first responders. Land and water parades. Food and drinks available. Fireworks display over Lake LBJ. 830-598-8795. Event Web

July 4, 2019 - FOURTH FEST: Johnson City, at Blanco County Courthouse. Free family fun. Bring your lawn chair, cooler and picnic. Open all day. Vendor and food booths. Courthouse Square Parade 10a (pick up parade entry application at Chamber office on Main St). Fireworks at Fairgrounds: ~9:15p. 830-868-7684. Chamber Web, Event Web

Science Mill July 4, 2019 - 4TH OF JULY AT THE SCIENCE MILL: Johnson City, at Science Mill, 101 S Lady Bird Lane. 10a-5p. In between the Johnson City parade and fireworks, visit the Science Mill for some STEM-filled summertime fun! Check out our newest exhibit, the Scrambler, and put your own spin on this 12-foot interactive puzzle! See our African Spurred Tortoises eat lunch at 2:15p, and hear a talk from our staff biologist. Catch our Butterfly Garden in full bloom, with tons of butterflies swarming native plants! Explore the Aquaponics Greenhouse and play a round of Greenhouse Bingo! Take flight in our 3D movie, EarthFlight, a totally immersive experience that takes you on an incredible flight across the world on the wings of birds with revolutionary aerial techniques and state-of-the-art 3D cameras. Bring a picnic! We've recently expanded our outdoor seating area, and picnics are always welcome! Experience all of our permanent exhibits, too! Anne Hebert, 844-263-6405, Web

July 4, 2019 - FOURTH ON THE RIVER: Kerrville, at Louise Hays Park, Downtown, on TX-16 & TX-98 at the bridge. Noon. Live music, beer garden, children's activities, vendors. Fireworks 9:30p. Free annual event. 830-257-8233. Event Web

July 4, 2019 - INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATION FIREWORKS SHOW: Kyle, at Plum Creek Golf Course. Display starts around 9:30p. Golf tournament, live music. Free. City Web

July 4, 2019 - JULY 4TH CELEBRATION: Lago Vista. A day full of activities celebrating our nation's independence, including a community wide parade on Dawn Drive at 9:30a, 5K fun run at Heather Park, talent contest, silent auction, craft fair/market, classic car show, fireworks, family fun, and more! Event Web

July 4, 2019 - 4TH OF JULY PARADE & BBQ: Lakehills. Parade begins at St. Victors Church. Line-up & Sign: 9:30a. Entry Judging: 10a. Parade: 11a. Raffle, auction, and BBQ chicken and sausage plate at the Lakehills American Legion, 147 26th Street. Serving starts at noon. Live Country band in pavilion noon-3p and 4-5p. Event Web

July 4, 2019 - FIREWORKS SHOW ON THE LLANO RIVER: Llano, at Badu Park, 300 W Legion Dr, downtown, along the Llano River. 9p-10p. Annual event on the banks of the beautiful Llano River. A brilliant and fantastic fireworks show over the water. Personal watercraft races. It's all-day family fun. Event Web. 325-247-5354, Chamber Web

July 4, 2019 - FOURTH OF JULY CELEBRATION: Luckenbach. 1p. Live music, Classic Car Show, games, family fun, no cover charge. Annual event. 888-311-8990. Web

July 4, 2019 - COMMUNITY CELEBRATION & FIREWORKS: Marble Falls, at 307 Buena Vista Drive. Live music, vendors, and children’s activities. A small, family-friendly outdoor festival with live music from 4-9p. Admission is free, but vendors will be selling food and shaved ice, and drinks. In addition to the fireworks show, the city will hold a free party from noon-7 on July 4 at the city pool, 305 Buena Vista Dr, with free ice cream, snacks, and prizes. Event Web

July 4, 2019 - FOURTH OF JULY PATRIOTIC PARADE & PROGRAM: New Braunfels, at Main Plaza Downtown. 8:45a. www.sophienburg.com. Fun for the entire family! Everyone is welcome to walk or ride! Event sponsored by the Sophienburg Museum in coordination with the City of New Braunfels and the Parks and Recreation Department. Begins in the Saints Peter and Paul Church parking lot, goes down Castell St, turns left on San Antonio St, continues around the Plaza three-fourths of the way, turns right on Seguin (between the Courthouse & New Braunfels Coffee). Parade disbands after the Courthouse at Seguin and Mill Streets. 10a: Patriotic Program at the Bandstand begins as soon as parade is over. The program traditionally lasts about an hour and has included the presentation of the colors, a welcome, an invocation, special music, remarks by New Braunfels city officials, a benediction, retiring of the colors and playing of the bells. Free admission. Annual event. 830-629-1572, director@sophienburg.com

July 4, 2019 - SUMMERFEST-INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATION: San Marcos, at San Marcos Plaza Park, 401 E Hopkins and N CM Allen Parkway. 6p-10p. Celebrates Independence Day. Children's costume contest and patriotic parade, live music, local vendors, food, children's activities and spectacular fireworks display. Fun annual event for whole family. Free parking. 512-393-8400; Event Web

July 4, 2019 - FOURTH OF JULY CELEBRATION IN THE PARK: San Saba, at Mill Pond Park, 1800 US-190, E of town. Fireworks at dusk. 325-372-8291, Chamber Web

July 4, 2019 - SPICEWOOD FOURTH OF JULY PARADE & PICNIC: Spicewood. Sponsored by the Spicewood and Highland Lakes Lions Club. Parade starts rolling at 9a from the Spicewood post office, 121 Spur-191. Horseback riders, antique/classic cars, walking groups, bikes, decorated golf carts, and floats are invited. Parade ends at Spicewood Community Center, 7901 CR-404, where they will have a community picnic with free hot dogs, sodas, live music, various presentations, and children’s activities from 10-11:30a. 830-693-3645. Sponsor Web; Event Web

July 4, 2019 - CASI CHILI COOK-OFF AT BECKER VINEYARDS: Stonewall, at Becker Vineyards Winery Lawn. 10a-5p. World class teams compete in CASI-sanctioned event in an effort to win qualifying points toward the Terlingua International Chili Championship. The sampling public vote for their favorite chili. Benefits Fredericksburg Food Pantry. Entertaining chili showmanship, wine tasting, live music. Registration Fee: $20 Chili, $10 Salsa. Alan Dean, 512-567-2835. Sponsor Web

July 4, 2019 - UTOPIA FIREWORKS SHOW: Utopia, at Community Park, 241 Utopia Park Road. Food truck. Annual event. 830-966-3643. Venue Web

July 4, 2019 - INDEPENDENCE DAY PARADE: Wimberley, at Cypress Creek Church Grounds, at South River, 10a parade. Join the fun for an old fashioned July 4th celebration and parade complete with horses, stagecoach, bands, clowns and a wide variety of floats. Parade begins at 10a on RM-2325 at Green Acres and travels through the Wimberley Square and through town on RR-12 then ends at Blue Heron Run. 512-847-2201. Web. info@wimberley.org

July 4, 2019 - VFW 4TH OF JULY BBQ: Kerrville, at 78028, VFW Hall, 220 Thompson Drive. Noon-5p. BBQ Dinner, $12 plates (brisket, sausage, potato salad, cole slaw). Dine in or take out. Supports local charities. Bill Allen: 210-422-8302, farmersfight@hotmail.com

July 7, 2018 - BIG SCOOP ICE CREAM FESTIVAL: Wimberley, at Wimberley Community Center, 14068 RR-12. 1-5p. Old fashioned ice cream festival with live entertainment and contests every hour on the hour. Proceeds benefit Camp Good Sam-Wimberley. $10 adults; children 12 and under free. Annual event. Event Web. Saint Stephen's Episcopal Church, 512-847-9956, jwatson@ststeve.org

July 4-5, 2019 - 4TH OF JULY FUNFEST: Bandera, Flying L Ranch, 675 Flying L Drive. 830-796-7745. Full bar, food, water park, live music, fireworks, games. Event Web

July 4-6, 2019 - AQUABOOM FESTIVAL: Kingsland, at various locations. Annual event with children's parade, aqua boom land parade, arts & crafts vendors, cow'ographers Wild West Show, Reed Helicopter rides, steak and BBQ cook-off, patriotic dinner and fish fry, street dance, poker run, horseshoe pitch & washer toss, obstacle course race, raft race, rubber duckie race, boat parade, live music, pageant, golf tournament. 325-388-6211. Chamber Web, Event Web

July 4-6, 2019 - VFW OPEN PRO RODEO: Wimberley, at Wimberley Valley Veterans Park, Jacobs Well Rd (CR-182). Wimberley VFW hosts the annual VFW Rodeo. Don't miss the "Best CPRA Rodeo of the Year". Gates open at 5:30p. Mutton bustin' starts at 7p and rodeo starts at 8p. Food, fun and rodeo! Don't miss the spectacular fireworks display on Sunday. It's free and great fun for the whole family! Annual event. 512-847-6441. Event Web, Venue Web

July 6, 2019 - JULY JUBILEE: Brady, at various venues. Parade 10a, BBQ luncheon 11a, Mud Volleyball Tournament, 12 noon at Brady Lake Park. Fireworks, free dance 9p. 325-597-3491. Web

July 6, 2019 - ARTS & CRAFTS SHOW: Fredericksburg, at Pecan Grove Store, 5244 US-16 N. Noon-6p. Some of the finest artists and craftspeople from all over the Texas Hill Country. Show will be held in the shade of our pecan trees in the Biergarten. Enjoy live music, food, beer and wine. Free admission & free show space. Web

July 6, 2019 - ROCK'N RIVERFEST - JET SKI RACES ON THE LLANO RIVER: Llano, at Badu Park, on the Llano River. 10a-10p. Patriotic pet parade, disc golf tournament, vendors, rat-rod car show, inflatable water rides, splash pad, zip line, BBQ Cook-Off, Fireworks. Coolers welcome, family fun, vendors. Event Web; Event Web. 325-247-5354, Chamber Web

National%20Museum July 6-7, 2019 - WWII PACIFIC COMBAT PROGRAM: Fredericksburg, at National Museum of the Pacific War, 500 E Austin. 10:30a. Watch history come to life. Outdoors, weather permitting. Tickets online. 830-997-8600 ext #204. Web

July 6-7, 2019 - JULY JUBILEE - RODEO & INDEPENDENCE DAY PARADE & ARTS & CRAFTS SHOW: Leakey, at Courthouse Square on Hwy 83. Fri: Rodeo at 8p at Rodeo Arena on Hwy 336. Sat: Parade at 10a; Show 8a-4p, live music, street dance, food/concessions; rodeo at 8p. Arts/crafts vendors display their great talents on Courthouse lawn. food booths, food trucks, music and a special guest singing a very special song. Frio Canyon Chamber of Commerce, 830-232-5222, Web

July 6-7, 2019 - PARI-MUTUEL HORSE RACES: Fredericksburg, at Gillespie County Fairgrounds, 530 Fair Dr off TX-16, 2 mi S of town. Gates open 11a; Post Time 1p. Horse racing the whole family can enjoy featuring a full slate of quarter horse, thoroughbred races, special races and trials. Race weekends include dancing, entertainment, a variety of food, drink. The Race Barn, a pari-mutuel simulcast building will be open for greyhound, thoroughbred, and quarter horse races from all over the country. Air-conditioned restaurant and bar as well as state-of-the-art simulcast facilities. 830-997-2359. Venue Web. Race Barn: 830-997-4058. Event Web. See special Portal focus page on "Horse riding in the Hill Country"

July 8, 2019 - KERRFEST RODEO: Kerrville, at Hill Country Youth Exhibit Center, 3705 TX-27 East. 8p. Annual Event. Includes open pro rodeo action, BBQ and chili cook-offs, live music, a street dance, children activities, food, vendors, family fun. $10. 830-997-1864 Web1, Web2

July 8-14, 2019 - SPRING HO FESTIVAL: Lampasas, downtown. Beauty pageant, talent contest, fishing derby, county fair, exhibits, carnival, dance, pet parade, diaper derby, 10K & 1 mile run, BBQ cook-off, dance. 512-556-5301. Web

May 12-13, 2019 - KERRVILLE OPEN PRO RODEO: Kerrville, Annual event by Lester Meier Rodeo Company, 830-997-1864. Web

July 12-14, 2019 - ROUND-UP WEEKEND: Mason. Roundup Rodeo Weekend, Round-up Parade, Jackass Race. There will be a fabulous Arts and Crafts Festival on the square, street parade (start time 10a Sat, line up is at 7:30p near the historic jail), Donkey race following the parade, Rodeo queen contestant's presentation-on the square, live entertainment on the lawn, and the rodeo and dance on Sat evening at the fairgrounds at Ft Mason City Park. Lester Meier Rodeo Company Rodeo. 325-347-5758, Chamber Web, Event Web, Web

Science Mill July 13. 2019 - INCREDIBLE INSECTS: Johnson City, at Science Mill, 101 S Lady Bird Lane. 10a-5p. We don't want to bug you, but we're buzzing with excitement over this event! Come to the Science Mill for a day of hands-on insect activities and live demos. Check website for details on hands-on activities, special guest speakers and Learning Labs. Anne Hebert, 844-263-6405, Web
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July 13, 2019 - SECOND SATURDAY GALLERY TRAIL: Wimberley, at the Square and around town. 4-7p. The 2nd Sat of every month, Wimberley's fine art galleries keep their doors open late for the monthly Gallery Trail. Wimberley's fifteen participating galleries feature a wide spectrum of fine art from local and national artists. Come to Wimberley and enjoy wine, nibbles, entertainment, and ... art! Free monthly event. 512-847-9438. Sponsor Web, Facebook. Lynn Myers, 830-708-7433

July 17-Sep 10, 2019 - GALLERY ART SHOW: Wimberley, Wimberley Community Center, 14068 RR-12. WVAL Members Juried Exhibition. Lynn Myers, 512-826-4286, Sponsor Web

July 19-20, 2019 - MARBLE FALLS OPEN/PRO RODEO: Marble Falls, at the Charley Taylor Rodeo Arena on US-281 about 5 miles S of Lake Marble Falls. Hosted by Marble Falls Rodeo Assn. 512-755-3969/5773, Sponsor Web

July 19-21, 2019 - NORTH AMERICAN JEWELRY & GIFT SHOW: New Braunfels, at Convention Center, 375 S Castell Ave. Thur: Noon-6p, Fri: Noon-6p, Sat: 10a-6p. Sun: 10a-4p. Beads, jewelry, findings, gold, silver, gemstones, handmade, vintage, estate, imported & fashion jewelry, clothing, handbags, accessories, gift items & more. Admission: $5. 210-410-0737. Web

July 20, 2019 - NIGHT IN OLD FREDERICKSBURG: Fredericksburg, at Gillespie County Fairgrounds, 530 Fair Dr off TX-16, 2 mi S of town. 3p-12:30a. Celebrate years of Gemutlichkeit! German and Texas entertainment and family fun. Whether it’s Polka and Country & Western you like, this is your Festival! Pavilion Dance Halle, Fest Bier Halle, Food Courts, historic demonstrations, arts and crafts, domino tournament, goat roping, chili cook-off, kids area, and more. Annual event. 830-997-2359. Event Web

July 20-21, 2019 - PARI-MUTUEL HORSE RACES: Fredericksburg, at Gillespie County Fairgrounds, 530 Fair Dr off TX-16, 2 mi S of town. Gates open 11a; Post Time 1p. Horse racing the whole family can enjoy featuring a full slate of quarter horse, thoroughbred races, special races and trials. Race weekends include dancing, entertainment, a variety of food, drink. The Race Barn, a pari-mutuel simulcast building will be open for greyhound, thoroughbred, and quarter horse races from all over the country. Air-conditioned restaurant and bar as well as state-of-the-art simulcast facilities. 830-997-2359. Venue Web. Race Barn: 830-997-4058. Event Web. See special Portal focus page on "Horse riding in the Hill Country"

July 21, 2019 - RACE DAY CLASSIC STEER SHOW: Fredericksburg, at Gillespie County Fairgrounds, 530 Fair Dr off TX-16, 2 mi S of town. 8a. Dustin Althaus: 830-456-2654 or Larry Burrow: 830-889-2101. Event Web

July 26-28, 2019 - DRIPPING SPRINGS FAIR & CPRA RODEO: Dripping Springs, at Ranch Park, 29401 RR-12. CPRA Rodeo-Thurs thru Sat, Ranch Rodeo-Sat, Carnival-all 4 days, Team roping-sun, barrel racing-sun. chili cook-off and washer pitching tournament as well as vendors throughout the grounds. 512-858-4725. Event Web

July 26-28, 2019 - HILL COUNTRY SWAP MEET: Fredericksburg, at Lady Bird Johnson Municipal Park, TX-16 South. 8a-5p, Sun 8a-3p. Car Corral, flea market, concessions, free parking. Now hosted by Earhart Productions. Free annual event. Contact: 254-751-7958. Web

July 26-28, 2019 - SIZZLER DISC GOLF TOURNAMENT: Junction. Top-O-Texas shot off of Lovers Leap on Loop 481 (Scenic View).... is where you can meet to enter the competition to throw a disc into the basket at the bottom of the bluff. Sponsored by Junction Tourism, Disc Golf, and Lions Club. Cost is $5 and you do not have to be entered into the Disc Golf Tournament. Prize is the Disc Golf Freezer/Sizzler truck. The three Junction Disc Golf courses consist of 18 baskets each and located on both sides of the Llano River in the City and County Parks and at the Junction Golf Club (ball golf) on FM-2169. The scenic parks have sidewalks, picnic areas, playgrounds, volleyball, basketball, restrooms and lots of shade provided by large pecan trees. Disc golf players are welcome year round to enjoy the beautiful course and setting in the Texas Hill Country. Annual event. Hoytt Moss, 325-446-6565. Event Web

July 26-28, 2019 - THE PEDDLER SHOW: New Braunfels, at the Civic and Convention Center, 375 S Castell Avenue. Offers shoppers a one-of-a-kind shopping experience that can't be duplicated. Whether your style is trendy or traditional, classic or contemporary, you're sure to find that perfect gift at The Peddler Show! Whether you're looking for personalized designs, creative gifts or unique jewelry, the Peddler Show has it all! It's the perfect street of shops-customized just for you! Don't miss the shopping experience designed to be as individual and unique as you are! Cost: $7. Free parking. 512-358-1000. Web

July 27, 2019 - CHRISTMAS IN JULY: Dripping Springs, at 1032 Canyon Bend Dr, Ste A. 11a-5p. Family friendly event; a variety of vendors will delight you with arts and crafts. There will be kids crafts tables. Come join the fun with your crafts or a days outing. Free admission, annual event. Kay: https://wp.me/Parykq-3Gs, 512-573-8177, Sponsor Web

July 27, 2019 - NATIONAL DAY OF THE AMERICAN COWBOY: Bandera, at Mansfield Park11a-8p. Start the day off with a Chuck Wagon Breakfast on the Courthouse Lawn starting at 9:30a. Featuring Bandera Cattle Company Gunfighters, Little Wrangler's Stick-Horse Races & Boot Scramble, Toe Tappin' Fiddler's, Singin' Cowboy Steve Mitchell, Storyteller Lee Haile, Native American Exhibits, Bucking Bulls, Chicken Ropin', Texas Rangers, Western Craftsmen, Picker's Circle and Blacksmiths all on the Historic Court House lawn. Stay for the Ridin' The River Cowboy Fellowship AFCC Sanctioned Ranch Rodeo @ Mansfield Park Arena, gates open at 6:30p. Event Web

Science Mill July 31-Aug 4, 2019 - SHARK WEEK: Johnson City, at Science Mill, 101 S Lady Bird Lane. Shark Week is back at the Science Mill! Encounter the predator we all love to fear -- it's a Science Mill adventure you can really sink your teeth into! Check website for details on hands-on activities, special guest speakers and Learning Labs. Anne Hebert, 844-263-6405, Web


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Aug 2-3, 2019 - BUSINESS EXPO: Kerrville, at Hill Country Youth Events Center, 3785 TX-27. Sponsored by Community First Bank and Kerrville Chamber. A great way to showcase a business to the community. Enjoy over a hundred business booth with products to purchase, custom car show, great food, children’s play area and exhibits. Cost: Free. Annual event. Event Web, Rachel, 830-896-1155, rachel@kerrvilletx.com

Aug 2-4, 2019 - LONE STAR GOURD FESTIVAL: New Braunfels, at New Braunfels Civic Convention Center, 375 S Castell Avenue. Hosted by Texas Gourd Society. 800-572-2626. Sponsor Web, Venue Web

Aug 3, 2019 - TEXAS RANGER DAY & HISTORY SYMPOSIUM: Fredericksburg, at Texas Rangers Heritage Center at the Bell Tower, 1618 E Main Street. 10a-4p. Remembrance of those who have served and honor those still commissioned with a two-part event that will feature historians and educational programs, including Ranger camp set-ups and cannon firing, and a number of speakers. $20 IA or $25 at door. Includes catered lunch and parking. 830-990-1192, www.trhc.org

Aug 3-4, 2019 - BUNDES SCHUETZENFEST: Tivydale. Shooters compete in the annual Gillespie County event at the Texas Hills Sporting Range. Wednesday, 5p, at Stroeher and Olfers, is the deadline to register. Participation fee: $40

Aug 9, 2019 - TEXARTS BLOCK PARTY: Lakeway, at 2300 Lohmans Spur #160. 5-8p Come see what TEXARTZ is all about. Free dance classes; meet the teachers; audition information; learn about our fully produced youth musicals; yogurt. Lauren Cunningham, 512-634-8589. Sponsor Web

Aug 9-10, 2019 - SUMMER CLASSIC RODEO & PARADE ON MAIN: Junction. Rodeo at Hill Country Fair Grounds, FM-2169. gates open 6p, rodeo at 7p. Dance each night after rodeo. Parade at downtown, Main Street. 10-11a. Car show, class reunions. Rodeo/dance: $10/adult; $6/child. Annual Hill Country Fair Association event. 325-446-3190, junctiontx@cebridge.net. Chamber Web, Sponsor Facebook
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Aug 10, 2019 - SECOND SATURDAY GALLERY TRAIL: Wimberley, at the Square and around town. 4-7p. The 2nd Sat of every month, Wimberley's fine art galleries keep their doors open late for the monthly Gallery Trail. Wimberley's fifteen participating galleries feature a wide spectrum of fine art from local and national artists. Come to Wimberley and enjoy wine, nibbles, entertainment, and ... art! Free monthly event. 512-847-9438. Sponsor Web, Facebook. Lynn Myers, 830-708-7433

Aug 10-11, 2019 - PARI-MUTUEL HORSE RACES: Fredericksburg, at Gillespie County Fairgrounds, 530 Fair Dr off TX-16, 2 mi S of town. Gates open 11a; Post Time 1p. Horse racing the whole family can enjoy featuring a full slate of quarter horse, thoroughbred races, special races and trials. Race weekends include dancing, entertainment, a variety of food, drink. The Race Barn, a pari-mutuel simulcast building will be open for greyhound, thoroughbred, and quarter horse races from all over the country. Air-conditioned restaurant and bar as well as state-of-the-art simulcast facilities. 830-997-2359. Venue Web. Race Barn: 830-997-4058. Event Web. See special Portal focus page on "Horse riding in the Hill Country"

Science Mill Aug 10-18, 2019 - TORTOISE BABY NAMING CONTEST: Johnson City, at Science Mill, 101 S Lady Bird Lane. 10a-5p. Be the first to meet our new hatchlings and give us your best tortoise name suggestions. The winners will receive two (2) free admission tickets and a Science Mill t-shirt! Check website for details. Anne Hebert, 844-263-6405, Web

Aug 14-17, 2019 - BLANCO COUNTY FAIR & RODEO: Johnson City, at Blanco County Fairgrounds, 619 US-281 North. Sat: Parade downtown at 10a, Exhibit Hall, 43 Tournament, Goat Roping, Youth Rodeo, Team Roping, Steer Sow, Goat Show, Lamb Show. Annual event. Tickets can only be purchased day of event. Tickets include Rodeo & Dance. Free parking. Katy Odiorne: 512-627-8272. Chamber Web. Sponsor Web, Video, info@bcfra.org

Aug 15, 2019 - FAMILY FEST: Canyon Lake, at CRRC Recreation Center, 125 Mabel Jones Drive. 5-8p. Connect local businesses with local families by bringing all the Hill County best into one place for the evening. Exhibitors, Safety City, Education, music & games, school supplies, vision/hearing/BP testing, haircuts and more. Cost: Free. Annual event. Hosted by CRRC Recreation Center. 830-964-3003. Sponsor Web

Aug 16-17, 2019 - JOHNSON CITY OPEN PRO RODEO: Johnson City, at Blanco County Fairgrounds, 619 US-281 North. 8p. Bareback Bronc Riding, Sadle Bronc Riding, Calf Roping, Team Roping, Ladies Breakaway Roping, Barrel Racing, Bull Riding, Drill Teams, Calf Roping, Mini Bulls Mini Bronc, Mutton Busting Calf Scramble. Free parking. Host: Lester Meier Rodeo Company. 830-997-1864. Web

Aug 16-17, 2019 - MEN'S CONFERENCE: Spicewood, at Highland Lakes Camp & Conference Center, 5902 Pace Bend Rd N, RR-2322. Annual event. Special guest speakers. Great Worship – Recreation – Topical Seminars – Great Food. Fee required. 512-264-1777. Event Sponsor

Aug 16-17, 2019 - BEER BY THE BAY MUSIC FESTIVAL: Horseshoe Bay, at the Live Oak Event Lawn. Live country music, food, micro-brewed beer. Open to the public. Hours vary each day. 877-611-0112, Event Web

Friends of Gillespie County Historic Schools Aug 17, 2019 - GILLESPIE COUNTY HISTORIC SCHOOL OPEN HOUSE - LUCKENBACH: Luckenbach, at 3566 Luckenbach Road. 11a-4p. Presented in partnership with the Friends of Gillespie County Country Schools. No admission charge, and donations gladly accepted towards the preservation projects. 830-685-3321. Web

Aug 18-23, 2019 - BUCK SLOAN'S MUSICIAN REUNION: Bandara, at Mansfield Park. Annual free admission event. Bring chairs, camping supplies, snacks and fans if you have one or Church fan would be ok. We will make a dish and have a community dinner every evening around 5p. Come prepared to have lots of fun listening to Music, Playing Music, or dancing. Buck & Shirley, 281-458-0729. Web

Aug 22-25, 2019 - GILLESPIE COUNTY FAIR LIVESTOCK SHOW: Fredericksburg, at Gillespie County Fairgrounds, 530 Fair Dr off TX-16, 2 mi S of town. This is the Grand Daddy of them all, and brings four action filled days and nights at the "oldest, continuously running county fair in Texas". Whether it's the carnival, the livestock and agricultural exhibits, or the arts & crafts, the thrill of horse racing or dancing under the hill country sky to the country show of a nationally known performer, this weekend is sure to bring smiles to the entire family. 830-997-2359. Venue Web

Aug 23, 2019 - GILLESPIE COUNTY FAIR PARADE: Fredericksburg, at Gillespie County Fairgrounds, 530 Fair Dr off TX-16, 2 mi S of town. Annual, free event. 830-997-2359. Venue Web

Aug 24, 2019 - ART IS EVERYWHERE: Blanco, at Gillen's Candies + Wine, 1725 US-281 South. 6p. A fundraiser for Alzheimer's Texas, a fantastic opportunity for the local community to get out, get engaged and enjoy an evening filled with art, nature, wine tastings, healthy treats from around the world and an incredible selection of silent auction items. We will be debuting a gorgeous collection of Native American, horse-centric and nature themed artwork with artists who have been showcased at the Smithsonian, on PBS and a host of other museums. Please come join us, spread the word and get ready for a fun, casual evening with good folks and fun. If you have an item you'd like to contribute to door prizes or silent auction items, please let me know. Jo Marie, 512-230-8413. The Maverick Riding Team, maverickhorsebackriding.com

Aug 24-25, 2019 - PARI-MUTUEL HORSE RACES: Fredericksburg, at Gillespie County Fairgrounds, 530 Fair Dr off TX-16, 2 mi S of town. Gates open 11a; Post Time 1p. Horse racing the whole family can enjoy featuring a full slate of quarter horse, thoroughbred races, special races and trials. Race weekends include dancing, entertainment, a variety of food, drink. The Race Barn, a pari-mutuel simulcast building will be open for greyhound, thoroughbred, and quarter horse races from all over the country. Air-conditioned restaurant and bar as well as state-of-the-art simulcast facilities. 830-997-2359. Venue Web. Race Barn: 830-997-4058. Event Web. See special Portal focus page on "Horse riding in the Hill Country"
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Aug 27, 2019 - WREATH LAYING COMMEMORATING PRESIDENT LYNDON JOHNSON`S BIRTH: Stonewall, at the LBJ Ranch, 144 Park Rd 49. 10a. At President Johnson`s grave site in the Johnson Family Cemetery. Annual family event, free. 830-868-7128 x231. Web, Friends Web

Aug 27, 2019 - LBJ BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION: Stonewall, at LBJ State Park & Historic Site, at 199 Park Rd 52. Texas%20Parks%20&%20Wildlife%20Dept9:30a-4p. Discover the life and accomplishments of our 36th President in the beautiful Texas Hill Country he loved so dearly. See what life was like when the president was a child and where he came to recharge his batteries when he was our nation's leader. Activities throughout the day with old-time games for the whole family, such as marbles, tops, jacks and stick horses. Pack a picnic basket and make it a family outing this summer and enjoy all the park has to offer, including the Sauer-Beckmann Living History Farm. Start at Visitor's Center. Annual family event, free. 830-644-2252. Web

AgriLife USDA Aug 27, 2019 - AGRILIFE & USDA PROGRAM: Johnson City, at FUMC, 105 LBJ Avenue. 9a-Noon. "To Be Or Not To Bee", presented by Diane Schonert; and "Oak Wilt, What Is The Alternative" by Robert Edmonson. $10/p. 830-868-7167. Web

Aug 29-Sep 1, 2019 - LABOR DAY CELEBRATION PALOMINO FEST & RODEO: Uvalde, at Fairplex. Pro Rodeo, Live Music, Food Vendors & Carnival. 830-591-9040. Chamber Web, Event Web

Aug 30-31, 2019 - KENDALL COUNTY OPEN PRO RODEO: Boerne. Annual event by Lester Meier Rodeo Company, 830-997-1864. Web

Aug 30-31, 2019 - OATMEAL FESTIVAL: Bertram, downtown. Annual event celebrates Oatmeal Texas with a 3K run, pet parade, BBQ, vendors and homecoming parade. 512-355-2197. Event Web

Aug 30 - Sep 1, 2019 - KENDALL COUNTY FAIR, STOCK SHOW & RODEO: Boerne, Kendall County Fair Grounds, 1307 River Road. Annual event with a Queens contest, rodeo, live entertainment, parade, carnival, food & drinks booths. Display of the best agricultural products and livestock from Kendall County and surrounding area. 210-834-1282. Event Web

Aug 30-Sep 1, 2019 - WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP BBQ GOAT COOK-OFF: Brady, at Richards Park. Mystery meat challenge, arts & crafts, children's games, horseshoe and washer tournaments, live music, Goat Gallop 5K Fun Run. 325-597-3491. Web

Aug 30-Sep 1, 2019 - BANDERA ROUND-UP: Bandera, at various venues including downtown and City Park. Starts Sat 11a. Longhorn cattle drive, parade, arts, crafts, mounted shooter competition, bull riding, roping, barrel racing, music, reenactments, live music, dancing. Annual event. Event Web. 830-796-3280

National%20Museum Aug 31-Sep 1, 2019 - WWII PACIFIC COMBAT PROGRAM: Fredericksburg, at National Museum of the Pacific War, 500 E Austin. 10:30a. Watch history come to life. Outdoors, weather permitting. Tickets online. 830-997-8600 ext #204. Web

Aug 31, 2019 - KIMBLE KOUNTY LABOR DAY CELEBRATION, BBQ COOK-OFF & KOW KICK FAMILY FUN FESTIVAL: Junction, at City Park along the South Llano River - Off Loop 481. Annual event, along the South Llano River, with arts, crafts, food booths, games-rides, fiddler contest. 325-446-3190. Web.

Aug 31, 2019 - OATMEAL FESTIVAL & STREET DANCE: Bertram, downtown. Annual event celebrates Oatmeal Texas with a 3K run, pet parade, BBQ, vendors and homecoming parade. 512-355-2197. Event Web

Aug 31, 2019 - VFD FISH FRY: Doss, at Doss Fire Station, 14500 N RR-783. Serving: 4:30p. Good food, fellowship, fun and great prizes. Annual event. 830-669-2220. Web

Aug 31, 2019 - SIP AND STROLL: Sunrise Beach, at the Sunrise Beach Civic Center, 124 Sunrise Drive. 10a-5p. An Art and Wine event that benefits Sunrise Beach Volunteer Fire Department. $125. Arts and crafts on display include oil paintings, watercolors, jewelry, wreaths, stained glass, photography, and more. Sue Peace at 210-827-4999 or Nancy Daniels at 713-553-6895. Web

Science Mill Aug 31-Sep 2, 2019 - LABOR DAY WEEKEND PUZZLER SCAVENGER HUNT: Johnson City, at Science Mill, 101 S Lady Bird Lane. 10a-4p. Round up your team, grab a smartphone and set off on the ultimate scavenger hunt! This one is a real puzzler — search for answers hidden throughout the museum. Check website for details. Anne Hebert, 844-263-6405, Web


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Sep 1, 2019 - KENDALL COUNTY PRO BULL RIDING: Boerne. Annual event by Lester Meier Rodeo Company, 830-997-1864. Web

Sep 1, 2019 - TARPLEY LABOR DAY CELEBRATION: Tarpley. 11a-4p. Sponsored by the Tarpley Volunteer Fire Department includes Labor Day parade, BBQ, raffle & auction. Parade begins at 11a with BBQ starting at 11:45 AM. Plates $10, includes drink and dessert. Silent auction 10:30a-12:30p. Live Auction 1:15p. Web

Sep 2, 2019 - WALK-A-FUN & HEALTH FEST: Kerrville, at Louise Hays Park, Downtown, on TX-16 & TX-98 at the bridge. 9a Walk. Breakfast. Kid friendly so bring them out to burn that energy! Registration opens at 8:30am. TONS of great vendors, including bounce houses and breakfast wraps with chips and drink! Safety demonstrations. Free annual event.

Sep 6-7, 2019 - ELDERHALL TEXAS INDEPENDENT FILM FEST: Blanco, at Pine Moore Old West Studio, 1915 US-281 North. Features movie screenings and an award ceremony with a traditional Texas barbecue dinner. Screenings are free and open to the public both days. Films run from 9a-5p. 830-833-5708. Sponsor Web

Sep 6-7, 2019 - BURNET COUNTY RODEO ASSOCIATION BBQ COOK-OFF: Burnet, at Fairgrounds, 1301 Houston Clinton Drive. Beans, chicken, pork, brisket. Matt Cogburn, 512-706-5782, matt@txbrs.com

Sep 6-8, 2019 - BOXTOBERFEST: Fredericksburg, at the Hangar Hotel, 155 Airport Road. Porsche car enthusiast events. Web

Sep 8, 2019 - BLANCO RODEO ASSOCIATION SPRING PLAYDAY SERIES: Blanco, at Yett Memorial Park, 1813 US-281 South. 8a-4p. Play day Series and Open 4D Barrel Race. Annual event. Free parking, free for spectators. Jenni J, 210-392-1669. Event Web, Facebook

Dog Sep 8, 2019 - DOGGIE DIP DAY: New Braunfels, at Landa Park Aquatic Complex, 350 Aquatic Circle. Noon-4p. Friendly dogs join us for a special swim for dogs at the Springfed Pool. Just for pooches! All dogs must have current rabies vaccinations and provide proof on the day of the event. Dogs must wear a collar they can swim in. Each dog may have up to two guests. Owners are required to clean up after their pets. Fee: $5 per dog/with two guests, $1 each additional guest. Bi-annual event 830-221-4370. Web

Sep 12, 2019 - PINK OUT MARBLE FALLS: Marble Falls on Historic Main Street. 5:30-7:30p. Honoring those in our community affected by cancer. Paint Marble Falls Pink: Decorate your home and business!. Wear Pink and Meet Downtown for an evening of fun. Music, food, activities for everyone. Web

Science Mill Sep 12, 2019 - HOMESCHOOL DAY AT THE SCIENCE MILL: Johnson City, at Science Mill, 101 S Lady Bird Lane. 10a-4p. Focus on aerospace! This month's career expert is a former air traffic controller, and hands-on activities include crafting constellation tubes, simulating moon craters and making sun clocks. In age-based Learning Labs, students can make a solar system mobile, design a bubble rocket or create a balloon rocket lift. Plus, students can explore the museum's 50+ unique exhibits and see "3D Sun". Anne Hebert, 844-263-6405, Web

Sep 13-15, 2019 - WINGS OVER WIMBERLEY: Wimberley. 10a-5p. Bats! Yes, Bats! They live under the Cypress Creek bridge and fly out just before dusk each night. Enjoy a fun festival celebrating these amazing mammals. Sponsored by Wimberley Valley Arts & Cultural Alliance. Sponsor Web. Pamela Rudd, 269-290-5001, wingsoverwimberley@gmail.com

Sep 14, 2019 - BREWS & CRUISE CAR SHOW: Johnson City, at Courthouse Square. Noon-6p. Enjoy sipping great craft beer and looking at classic cars on the Courthouse square. Celebrity Guests ~ Joe & Amanda Martin from TV Show ~ Iron Resurrection. Live music, food, vendors & more. Open to the public. To register a car email: jackie@pecanstreetbrewing.com
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Sep 14, 2019 - SECOND SATURDAY GALLERY TRAIL: Wimberley, at the Square and around town. 4-7p. The 2nd Sat of every month, Wimberley's fine art galleries keep their doors open late for the monthly Gallery Trail. Wimberley's fifteen participating galleries feature a wide spectrum of fine art from local and national artists. Come to Wimberley and enjoy wine, nibbles, entertainment, and ... art! Free monthly event. 512-847-9438. Sponsor Web, Facebook. Lynn Myers, 830-708-7433 info@wimberleyfineartscenter.com

Sep 14, 2019 - SPICEWOOD DEMOLITION DERBY: Spicewood, at Spicewood Fire Hall, 9805 TX-71 East. Gates open: 4p; races start: 6p. See drivers punish their demolition cars in the annual family entertainment fundraiser event. Food and refreshments, special Derby mementos such as T-shirts and hats. Cost: General Admission: $10 adults, $5 kids 12 and under. Come early to get a seat. Sponsor Web; Event Web

Sep 14, 2019 - LUCKENROD CLASSIC CAR AND ROD SHOW: Luckenbach. 10a-9p. Day time and evening music line up and lots of classic cars! 512-993-5899. Web

Sep 14, 2019 - BLUEBONNET AIR SHOW: Burnet, at Burnet Regional Airport, 2402 S Water St, US-281 South. 9a-4p. Free annual air show by the Highland Lakes Squadron of the Commemorative Air Force (CAF). See classic World War II aircraft and high-performance planes put on an aerial demonstration. Also visit their museum with static displays of numerous WWII (and later) aircraft, military vehicles, and wartime memorabilia. Sandy Thompson, 817-304-0393, or Vicki Thomas, 281-620-5639. Web, Sponsor Web, Event Web, Facebook

Sep 14, 2019 - TOGETHER FOR A CAUSE: San Marcos, at downtown historic courthouse grounds. 10a-7p. Food trucks, arts & crafts, direct sales, merchandise dealers, kids games (wheel of fortune, soda ring toss, duck pond, face painting) and more. John Ortunio, 512-216-0379

Sep 14, 2019 - ART FESTIVAL: Comfort, at Historic District and Surrounding Area. 10a-5p. Artists from throughout the region will gather in Comfort to demonstrate, show and sell their works. Spotlights works of Hill Country artists in a variety of media, from oil paintings and drawings to jewelry, photography and textiles, and celebrates their unique artistic inspirations and talents. Artists will have displays at merchants, bed-and-breakfasts, and wineries in Comfort and the surrounding area. List of artists and their locations will be available at participating sites. Free annual event. Sponsored by Chamber. Julie Kuykendall, 407-595-6859. Sponsor Web

Sep 14, 2019 - SAILS ON BUCHANAN REGATTA: Buchanan Dam, at LCRA's Black Rock Park, 3400 Texas 261, on Lake Buchanan. Annual event hosted by Lake Buchanan Sailing Club. It is not a race but a social rally, and all windblown craft are welcome. Boats launch at 10a from Llano County Park, located north of Black Rock. Overnight accommodations available at Black Rock Park or nearby Willow Point Resort. Black Rock Park admission: $5. The club has reserved a picnic table there for a noon gathering. Mike Butler: 512-663-6568, Facebook

Sep 14-21, 2019 - QUILTFEST: Medina, at Community Library, 13948 TX-16 North. 830-589-2825. Medina Quilters visitors are invited to join our special activities during the exhibit. Vote for you favorite quilt for the Peoples' Choice Award. Try the quilt block scavenger hunt. 830-589-2825. Host Web, Event Web

Friends of Gillespie County Historic Schools Sep 15, 2019 - GILLESPIE COUNTY HISTORIC SCHOOL OPEN HOUSE - LOWER SOUTH GRAPE CREEK: South Grape Creek, at 10273 US-290 East. 10a-4p. Presented in partnership with the Friends of Gillespie County Country Schools. No admission charge, and donations gladly accepted towards the preservation projects. 830-685-3321. Web

Sep 16, 2019 - SAFE & WELLNESS DRUGFREE FAIR: Blanco, at Blanco High School Cafeteria, 1215 14th Street. 5-7p. Annual free event. Creates community involvement in youth events to reduce substance abuse, provide education, and raise awareness for our youth. Blanco Coalition For Awareness, Prevention And Treatment Of Substance Abuse: (CoAPT). Web. Amber Newby, 830-833-4337 x460. amber.newby@blancoisd.org

Sep 17, 2019 - FALL HARVEST SENIOR HEALTH FAIR: Fredericksburg, at Fredericksburg United Methodist Church, 1800 N Llano Street. 10a-1p. Providers of senior care and services in the Hill Country are joining together to provide a day of education and health screenings for the community. Flu shots, vision screening, door prizes, raffle, lunch. RSVP Lytane Bolzle 830-992-8947. Event Web

Sep 19-22, 2019 - THE 290 VINERY CHILI COOK-OFF: Johnson City, 300 W Main St (US-290). An official C.A.S.I. Chili contest with some of the area's best chili cooks. This is a charity event and is always fun! More details to follow. 830-868-2994. www.290Vinery.com

Sep 20-22, 2019 - HILL COUNTRY HUNTING EXPO: Llano, at John L. Kuykendall Arena & Events Center, 2200 RR-152 West. Fri: Noon-6p. Sat: 9a-6p. Sun: 11a-5p. Features hunting and fishing expositions plus knives, coolers, camping gear, and off-road accessories. Additionally, there will be information from fishing guides, hunting guides, outfitters, and even home improvement experts. Held simultaneously with Peddler Show below. Cost: $7 at the Door; $5 Advance Tickets; Children Under 12 free. Free parking. 325-247-5354. Sponsor Web, Chamber Web

Sep 20-22, 2019 - THE PEDDLER SHOW: Llano, at John L. Kuykendall Arena & Events Center, 2200 RR-152 West. Offers shoppers a one-of-a-kind shopping experience that can't be duplicated. Whether your style is trendy or traditional, classic or contemporary, you're sure to find that perfect gift. Whether you're looking for personalized designs, creative gifts or unique jewelry, the Peddler Show has it all! It's the perfect street of shops-customized just for you! Don't miss the shopping experience designed to be as individual and unique as you are! Held simultaneously with Hunting Expo above. Cost: $7 at the Door; $5 Advance Tickets; Children Under 12 free. Free parking. 512-358-1000. Web

Sep 21, 2019 - KIDS DAY OUT: Burnet, at YMCA of the Highland Lakes, 1601 S Water, Burnet. 9a-3p. Annual event. An educational and fun day designed especially for kids. Activities include fishing, face painting, archery and canoeing. Hot dogs. FREE day of fun for the kiddos, all you have to do is bring a canned food item. Dale Hill, 512-755-2963. Event Web

Sep 21, 2019 - MARKET DAY ON MAIN: Marble Falls, at Historic Downtown Main Street. 10a-4p. 100+ arts, crafts, food vendors, live music. 830-693-2815. Web

Sep 21, 2019 - MUSIC FESTIVAL: Marble Falls, at Johnson Park Amphitheater. 4-11p. Top name live entertainment. $15 in advance, $20 at door. Web

Sept 21, 2019 - OUTSIDE THE CITY LIMITS FESTIVAL: Driftwood, at Vista Brewing, 13551 RM-150. Noon-9p. Live music, farm-fresh food and local craft beer, wine & cider! Held on Vista Brewing's beautiful, tree-filled 21-acre ranch. Family & dog friendly. Web

AgriLifeSep 21, 2019 - SCHOLARSHIP FEST: Fredericksburg, at Gillespie County Fair Grounds, 530 Fair Dr on TX-16, 2 mi S of town. As part of their mission "to encourage, instruct, and promote the education of the youth of Gillespie County," the Gillespie County Fair & Festival Association offers its Scholarship Fund. At this event, have fun while you help fund scholarships for graduating seniors in Gillespie County! Since 1998, Gillespie County Fair & Festival Association has awarded over $358,650 for 647 scholarships! 830-997-2359. Sponsor Web, Venue Web, info@gillespiefair.com

Sep 21, 2019 - LUTHERAN FALL FESTIVAL: Fredericksburg, at Marktplatz (Market Square), 100 block of W Main Street, downtown. 9a-3p. Fun for the whole family! Everyone is invited to attend the Fall Festival! 5K starts at 9am, Chili cook-off, kid activities, craft fair, quilt auction, food trucks, carnival games, live music, and more. Free. Web. Cross Trails Ministry: Kelly Krupicka, 830-257-6340

Sep 21, 2019 - DOWNTOWN MERMAID PROMENADE: San Marcos, Downtown. 10-Noon. Highlighting our unique river and artistic culture, this event is a celebration of San Marcos' vibrant artistic and river community. For the young and old, family fun event. Event will highlight selected honorees representing the arts, river guardianship, and heritage of San Marcos. Fresh water mermaids are the primary theme for this . This all-inclusive city parade celebrates our history of the Aquamaids of Aquarena Springs and immortalizes the mermaid as guardians of the San Marcos River. The parade line-up starts at the corner of CM Allen and Cheatham Street and offers plenty of viewing options along the route. The fun continues at the Mermaid Aqua Faire immediately following the parade at the San Marcos Main Park Plaza from 10a-6p. All within walking distance from downtown, you can enjoy this community festival of art, live music, food, and fun! Some of the Parade highlights include the Mermaid SPLASH Royal Court to include our King of SPLASH, Mermaid Queen and Mer-folk Court, Parade Grand Marshal and Honorees. Annual free event. July Moreno, 512-825-2819. Web

Sep 21, 2019 - HILL COUNTRY SHRIMP AND MUSIC FEST: Boerne, at Agricultural Heritage Center, 102 City Park Road. 2-10p. Web. Shrimp of all kinds, live music for all tastes and family-friendly fun. Enjoy a vast selection of shrimp from local food trucks while you watch and cheer-on High School Culinary Arts Students and Home Cooks as they compete in the Food Challenge judged by local celebrities. Live music from Kids's area features magicians, face painters and fun games and activities for all ages. Free parking. $20 in advance; $25 at door. Children under 12 are admitted free. Annual event: 830-331-2691, info@sharedbeat.org

Sep 21, 2019 - BULVERDE JUBILEE: Bulverde, At Old Village in Downtown, 2350 Bulverde Rd. 10a-4p. Parade: 11a. Midway rides, Blue Lion train, bounce house, arts, crafts, children's activity area, food booths, monster photo booth, live music. Benefits Provisionss Food Pantry. Parade: Erika Sykes, 210-639-4214. Booths: Nancy Hotaling, 210-269-3433. Chamber Web, Event Web

National%20Museum Sep 21, 2019 - ANNUAL MUSEUM SYMPOSIUM: Fredericksburg, at National Museum of the Pacific War, 500 E Austin. Annual free event. 830-997-8600 ext #204. Web

Sep 21, 2019 - FIRE HALL BBQ COOK OFF: Cottonwood Shores, at VFD, 610 Birch Lane. 8a-4p. State championship cook-off, sanctioned by Lone Star BBQ Society. Entries for Brisket, Chicken, Ribs and of course Beans! Come Out for Bragging Rights, trophies, 50/50 raffle, gun raffle and live music. Annual fundraising event. Free admission. Entry fee for participants. Sponsor Web, Facebook, Sponsor-Host Web. Christine, 512-755-5947, events.cwsvfd@gmail.com

Sep 21, 2019 - CITY-WIDE GARAGE SALE: Mason. Agusta Banner, 325-347-5758. Chamber Web

Sep 21, 2019 - HILL COUNTRY SHRIMP & MUSIC FEST Boerne, at the Agricultural Heritage Center, 102 City Park Road. 2p-10p. Enjoy great food, continuous live music from a wide variety of genres and kids’ activities highlighting this all-day festival. Shrimp, shrimp & more shrimp! Local food trucks. Free parking. Tickets: $20 in advance; $25 at the door. Children under 12 admitted free. Jenny Hartsell. www.sharedbeat.org

Texas Parks & Wildlife Dept Sep 22, 2019 - ANNUAL SEED STOMP: Stonewall, at Lyndon B. Johnson State Park and Historic Site, from 1:30-3:30p. Children and their families are invited to come out to the State Park to help scatter wildflower seeds. With some help from Mother Nature, the following spring they can return and see all the beautiful wildflowers in bloom throughout the park. They will also learn about the former First Lady, Lady Bird Johnson, and her passion for nature and the great outdoors. There will also be crafts for the children. Native seed mixtures will be provided by the State Park. 830-644-2252. Event Web

Sep 24, 2019 - COMAL COUNTY FAIR & RODEO: New Braunfels, at 701 E Common Street. Largest county fair in central Texas. 830-625-1505. Event Web

Sep 26, 2019 - LEADERSHIP SUMMIT: Dripping Springs, at Camp Lucy. A premiere annual gathering that provides an opportunity for learning, networking, and being inspired among our region's top community leaders, conservation practitioners, and natural resource managers. Come join us for a day focusing on the challenges we face as a region, the huge successes we have accomplished in the past year, and the emergent opportunities ahead. Click here for a look at the full agenda. This year's theme is "Conservation in the Heart of Texas: Our Collective Stewardship of the Texas Hill Country" and you won't want to miss it! Hosted by Hill Country Alliance. Web

Sep 26-28, 2019 - HILL COUNTRY SPACE EXPO: Marble Falls, at Highland Lakes Boys & Girls Club, 1701 Broadway. Open for students and school classes. Hands-on model building. See the exhibits, try the flight simulators, and meet visiting astronauts. Free parking & admission. 713-419-9062. Sponsor & Event Web

Sept 27-28, 2019 - HILL COUNTRY SHOOTOUT BBQ COOKOFF: Leander, at VFW #10427, 8760 RR-2243. 8a. Paying out $20,000 to winners as well as trophies and prizes. Live auction with great items to bid on and enjoy along with multiple raffle opportunities. Non-profit organization, all proceeds to local community. Vendors, entertainment for kids, food, and fun! Free admission. Annual event. Norman Adams, 512-567-1672. Event Web

Sep 27-28, 2019 - RAISE THE ROOF CHILI & BBQ COOK OFF: Twin Sisters, at Dance Hall, 6720 US-281 S, 6 mi S of Blanco. 9a. Live music, dominoes, washer pithing tournament, children's activities, dance. Annual event. 512-833-5773. Sponsor Web, Event Web

Sep 27-28, 2019 - FRONTIER DAYS RODEO & DANCE: Harper, at Community Park, 151 N Park St, off US-290. Enjoy the day with concessions, arts, crafts. Fri: Team roping, 6p; Dance, 8p Sat: 5K Run, Kid fish, water slides, concessions, washer pitching, 42 tournament, parade, dinner, rodeo. Adrian Lucero, 318-347-7931. Host Web, Facebook

Science Mill Sep 28, 2019 - GIRL SCOUT DAY: Johnson City, at Science Mill, 101 S Lady Bird Lane. 10a-4p. Girl Scouts of Central Texas and the Science Mill are teaming up to bring you a special day at the museum! All Girl Scouts, from Daisies through Cadettes, are invited to join us for self-guided activities and special workshops. You can earn patches or badges. Self-guided activities are open to all Girl Scouts, and are included with museum admission. Earned patches and badges will be available for purchase. Check website for details. Anne Hebert, 844-263-6405, Web

Sep 28, 2019 - MEDINA LAKE CAJUN FESTIVAL: Lakehills, Civic Center, 11225 Park Rd 37 and 15th St, W Lakehills. 11a-10p. Gumbo cook-off, cajun food (crawfish pies, fried shrimp and catfish, jambalaya, boudin peppers, bread pudding with whiskey sauce), Cajun-Zydeco music, arts, crafts, games. Annual event, rain or shine. Admission $12, children 10 and under free. Barbara Engel, 830-751-2727. Event Web

Sep 28, 2019 - LAMPASAS COUNTY WINE TOUR: Lampasas. 8a-5p. Tickets include chartered transportation to 5 award winning wineries: Texas Legato, Pillar Bluff, Fiesta Winery, Alamosa Wine Cellar, Wedding Oak Winery. Receive a wine goodie bag and a picnic pack to enjoy on your tour of the wineries. Get wine tasting tips and information. 512-556-5172. Event Web Integrative Healing

Sep 28, 2019 to Oct 24, 2020 - TRAIN IN MASSAGE THERAPY & INTEGRATIVE MEDICINE: Concan. Get a Better, Healthy Career! Receive your Massage Therapy license at the most reasonable cost of $3600 compared to big city schools and time involved. Attend from September 28, 2019 to May 24th, 2020 in a residential program, 10am to 6pm, Saturdays and Sundays ONLY, with 650 hours of course work and practice that includes Integrative Medicine and Health Coaching. Details at: 512-680-6010 or integrativehealingtx.com. See ad below.

Sep 28, 2019 - OLD YELLER DAYS: Mason, at Historic Mason County Courthouse Lawn. 9:30a-1p. Held to celebrate Mason's pioneer and cultural heritage, in particular the writings of Fred Gipson, a Mason native and author of Old Yeller. Historical re-enactors, a caricaturist, arts, crafts and food vendors, demonstrations of spinning and weaving, tin punch art for kids, apple bobbing, the dog parade, and several contests. Chamber Web

Sep 28, 2019 - FALL FESTIVAL: Fredericksburg, at Wildseed Farms, 100 Legacy Drive. Noon-5p. Live music, $3 face painting, $3 pumpkin painting for the kids. Come spend the day relaxing, dancing and enjoying all the season has to offer with our wide selection of pumpkins! We will have family photo ops as well so bring your camera. There will be beer and a BBQ food truck by the stage so you won't miss a dance. Free admission. 830-990-8080Event Web

Sep 28-29, 2019 - DAY OUT WITH THOMAS: Burnet, at Burnet Community Center, 401 E Jackson Street. 8a-8p. Annual Thomas & Friend's presentation on their Mystery on the Rails Tour hosted by the Austin Steam Train Association. All Aboard for a 25 minute ride with a full size Thomas the tank Engine! Meet Sir Topham Hatt and enjoy live music, storytelling, building with Mega Blocks, photo opportunities, and much more! Advance purchase recommended. Ticket sales are final; events are rain or shine. $18 fee. Cody Eastman, 512-477-8468, Web
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Sep 28-29, 2019 - TEXAS ARTS & CRAFTS FAIR: Ingram, at Hill Country Arts Foundation Indoor Theatre, 120 Theatre Rd S, TX-39. 10a-5p. The "official" state arts festival held on the HCAF grounds, featuring a wide range of arts and crafts by Texas residents, as well as favorite fair food offerings, entertainment and related educational and recreational activities. 150+ exhibitors and entertainers are expected to dot the HCAF's 13-acre campus and delight and educate an anticipated 2,500-5,000 visitors. Food trucks along with continuous entertainment on the outdoor stage. Hosted by Hill Country Arts Foundation Auxiliary. Annual event. Adults: $8; students: $5; kids under 12. Event Sponsor, Event Web. Wanda Cash, 830-367-5121, wgcash@hcaf.com

Sep 28-29, 2019 - WIMBERLEY VALLEY STUDIOS TOUR: Wimberley. Sat 10a-5p, Sun 12-5p. A one-time chance to step into the creative inner sanctums of a variety of artists who paint, sculpt, photograph and create jewelry and pottery. Sponsored by Wimberley Valley Art League. 23 artists who exhibit their work at eight different stops on the tour. Free. Maps at the Wimberley Valley Visitor Center or: Sponson Web, Lynn Myers, 830-708-7433


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Wine Oct 1-31, 2018 - HILL COUNTRY WINE TRAIL MONTH: Enjoy wine and food pairing event. Venture through vineyards and cozy wineries. Self-guided. 866-621-9463. Web. See special Portal focus page on "Wine in the Hill Country"

Oct 1-31, 2019 - SCARECROW INVASION CONTEST & VIEWING: Comfort, at Downtown Historic District, 10a-2p. Music, live scarecrows, face painting, cornstalks. Scarecrows appear in and around town, wearing straw hats, worn overalls and flannel shirts, depicting characters such as Peter Pan and Elvis. 830-995-3131. Chamber Web

National Night Out Oct 1, 2019 - NATIONAL NIGHT OUT: An annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods safer, more caring places to live. It enhances the relationship between neighbors and law enforcement while bringing back a true sense of community, and provides a great opportunity to bring police and neighbors together under positive circumstances. Neighborhoods host block parties, festivals, parades, cookouts and various other community events with safety demonstrations, seminars, youth events, visits from emergency personnel, exhibits and much, much more. Check with your local law enforcement and government agencies for particiaption details. https://natw.org. Confirmed Hill Country locations include: Bandera Co., Boerne, Brady, Buda, Burnet, Canyon Lake, Comal Co., Comfort, Driftwood, Dripping Springs, Fair Oaks Ranch, Fredericksburg, Hays Co., Johnson City, Jonestown, Kerrville, Kyle, Lago Vista, Lakeway, Leander, Liberty Hill, Llano, Marble Falls, McCulloch Co., Mico, New Braunfels, Pipe Creek, Point Venture, San Marcos, Spicewood, Spring Branch, Williamson Co., Willow City, Wimberley Dripping Springs Taste Wine & Food Festival

Oct 1-31, 2019 - DRIPPING WITH TASTE TRAIL: Dripping Springs. A self-guided event. The Passport entitles you to receive one complimentary tasting (as determined by each establishment) at all 25 participating wineries, breweries, & distilleries. $50. Event Web, Venue Web

Oct 4-5, 2019 - FALL ON THE FRIO-BBQ COOK-OFF: Concan, at Frio Country Resort, 1801 CR-348 (River Rd), on campground. IBCA sanctioned event. Benefiting "Gear Up For Game Wardens". Live concerts, activities, cook-off, camping/RV. 830-232-6625. Sponsor Web, Event Web

Oct 4-6, 2019 - OKTOBERFEST: Fredericksburg, at Marktplatz (Market Square, 100 block of W Main St), downtown. Open Fri 6p; Sat 10a, Sun 11a. Closes at 12 Midnight on Fri and Sat, and 6 p on Sun. A colorful, festive, annual celebration of Fredericksburg's German heritage. Family entertainment featuring two stages and two tents with continuous oompah music, art & crafts, children's fun area ~ Kinder Park, a German bier tent, and Oktoberfest Vineyard area, plus delicious food and drink ... all weekend long! 830-997-4810; 866-839-3378. Web

Oct 4-6, 2019 - RUMBLE ON THE RIVER: Bandara, at Mansfield Park. Annual motorcycle rally event with tent camping, poker run, vendors, food, field events. Live band. $40. 409-655-8800. Event Web

Oct 5, 2019 - MAIN STREET CAR SHOW: Marble Falls, at Main Street, Downtown. 9a-3p. Classic cars, muscle cars, hot rods, and more will be on display. Free to spectators. Food, music, shopping, prizes, silent auction and live music. Kiwanis Club. Jim Hower, 713-885-1868. Web.

Oct 5, 2019 - WILD GAME DINNER & DANCE: Johnson City, at Fairgrounds, Show Barn, US-281 North. 4p. Meal, dance, door prizes, raffle, silent and live auctions. Annual event supports Blanco County Youth Livestock Show. $15 donation. 830-833-5335. Chamber Web

Oct 5, 2019 - ANNUAL FALL MARKET: Fredericksburg, at the newly-restored St Joseph’s Halle, 212 W San Antonio Street. 10a-4p. Unique Christmas vignettes, furniture, clothing, more. 830-456-1999, Web

Oct 5, 2019 - CITY-WIDE GARAGE SALE: Marble Falls, at Johnson Park, 405 Buena Vista Drive. 8a-4p. 50+ sellers all in one spot. 830-693-2815. Chamber Web

Oct 5, 2019 - BOERNE BOOK & ARTS FEST: Boerne, at Main Plaza. 10a-4p. we celebrate books & the arts ... with Boerne flair! This FREE event at Main Plaza and The Dienger Trading Co. includes author panels, arts & crafts, book signings, artist demos and more! Free annual event. www.ci.boerne.tx.us/197/Library. Caren Creech, 830-249-3053

Oct 5-6, 2019 - HOGTOBERFEST: Brady, at G Rollie White Complex. Hog wrestling, hog hunting, poker run, live music, dance, kids games. Go hog wild! Cost: $5/day. Annual event. 325-597-3491. Sponsor Web, Event Facebook

Oct 5-6, 2019 - LADIES STATE CHILI CHAMPIONSHIP OF TEXAS: Blanco, at Yett Memorial Park, 1813 US-281 South. Sat: "Ladies State Chili Championship Of Texas"; Sun: "Just A Chili Cook-off". Charity benefit. Raffle, auction. Annual event. Free admission. Susie Higgins: 512-558-1321. Sponsor Web

Oct 6, 2019 - BLANCO RODEO ASSOCIATION SPRING PLAYDAY SERIES: Blanco, at Yett Memorial Park, 1813 US-281 South. 8a-4p. Play day Series and Open 4D Barrel Race. Annual event. Free parking, free for spectators. Jenni J, 210-392-1669. Event Web, Facebook

Oct 9-12, 2019 - BURNET ART FESTIVAL: Burnet, at historical Burnet Square downtown and Jackson Street. Sat: 9a-5p, Sun: Noon-6p. Plein air means painting "in the open air." Artists will scatter across Burnet and the courthouse square, set up their easels and paint the scenery, landscapes and cityscapes as well as anything else that catches their attention. an open gallery show, and a quick-draw competition. Held in conjunction with the city of Burnet’s Octoberfest and Ft Croghan Pioneer Days event. Annual free event. Darlene Pollard, 512-793-9081, Event Web

Oct 10-13, 2019 - GRUENE MUSIC & WINE FESTIVAL: Gruene/New Braunfels, at Gruene Hall and The Grapevine in the Historic District at 1612 Hunter Rd, on the banks of the Guadalupe River. Live entertainment, wine, specialty beers, food; Includes guitar auction. Benefits United Way of Comal County. Features the best in live Texas music and the best in Texas food and wines. All four days filled with vintner and music events, wine & food samplings, and the Great Guitar Auction. Annual event. Ticket price varies per event. 830-629-5077. Event Web

Oct 11-13, 2019 - PIG ROAST EVENT: Johnson City, at Blanco County Fairgrounds, US-281 North. Fri 7a to Sun 1p. Proceeds benefit Cherokee Home for Children. Annual event with Poker Run, night bike show, free camping on the Pedernales River, self-contained RV area. BBQ on Sat, bands Fri-Sat nights, and more. $30 per person, age 11 and up. Under 21 must be accompanied by an adult. Must have ID. Children and dogs allowed (but must be on leashes). Rain or shine. Event Web. Sandie Benoist, 512-556-5579 Artists

Oct 11-13, 2019 - TEXAS MESQUITE ARTS FESTIVAL: Fredericksburg, at downtown Marktplatz. Largest collection of mesquite art in the world. Between both festivals, 20,000 people will attend, Juried show represents the best artists as well as beginning craftsmen. 830-997-8515. Event Web

Oct 11-20, 2019 - PARADE OF HOMES: Fredericksburg, Kerrville and the Highland Lakes. 10a-6p. A public tour of 11 beautifully decorated custom homes. Presented by the Hill Country Builders Association. $10/weekend. Annual event. 830-798-2266. Sponsor Web

Oct 12, 2019 - HAYS COUNTY ALZHEIMER'S TEXAS WALKSan Marcos, at Recreational City Hall at City Park. This event will raise awareness of Alzheimer's and other dementias and to break down the stigma surrounding these increasingly common illnesses. The Alzheimer's Texas Walk creates a community around this issue, a place for people to come together to celebrate loved ones affected by dementia, and to commemorate the many ways lives can be changed by this illness. 512-241-0420. Web
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Oct 12, 2019 - SECOND SATURDAY GALLERY TRAIL: Wimberley, at the Square and around town. 4-7p. The 2nd Sat of every month, Wimberley's fine art galleries keep their doors open late for the monthly Gallery Trail. Wimberley's fifteen participating galleries feature a wide spectrum of fine art from local and national artists. Come to Wimberley and enjoy wine, nibbles, entertainment, and ... art! Free monthly event. 512-847-9438. Sponsor Web, Facebook. Lynn Myers, 830-708-7433

Oct 12, 2019 - OLD BLANCO COUNTY COURTHOUSE GALA & TEXAS HOLD 'EM POKER TOURNAMENT: Blanco, at Historic Courthouse. 6-9p. Annual event with live and silent auctions, Texas Hold 'Em Tournament, live music, family festival, dance, dinner, wine and beer. 830-833-2211. Sponsor Web

Oct 12, 2019 - FORT CROGHAN DAY: Burnet, at 703 Buchanan Dr (TX 29 W). 5-8p. Celebrates pioneer times in Burnet and Burnet County at the Fort Croghan Grounds and Museum. Held in conjunction with Octoberfest. See real live blacksmiths, sugar cane made into syrup, bread baked in a wood burning stove, or visit a one-room school house and "do your lessons" on a slate board. Millie Williams, 512-756-8281. Web

Oct 12, 2019 - ARTS & CRAFTS FAIR: Montell, at Montell Country Club, 27851 TX-55. 10a-3p. Kid friendly, food, vendors. Yolanda, 830-279-4199. Facebook.

Oct 12, 2019 - ARTOBERFEST ART SHOW: Llano, at The Dabbs Hotel, 112 Burnet. 5:30-10p. Help support the Llano Fine Arts Guild & enjoy an evening with the artists! Tickets $15 online or in town. Sponsor Web. 325-247-4839

Oct 12, 2019 - TEXAS HILL COUNTRY MUSICFEST: Bandera, at 11th Street Cowboy Bar. 7p. Annual Fundraiser benefiting local Wounded Warriors, Breast Cancer Research and Education in Bandera. Live Music, food vendors, live auction and raffle. Melinda, 830-796-4289. Event Web

Oct 12, 2019 - ARTOBER FEST: Lampasas, at Hanna Springs Sculpture Garden at Campbell Park, 501 E North Avenue. 10a-5p. Formerly Herb & Art Fest Jammin' with Art in the Park, has just been announced! Hosted by both the Lampasas County Chamber of Commerce & Visitor Center and the Lampasas Association For The Arts. Offers a full day of fun for all ages...so bring your lawn chairs and get ready for a JAMMIN' Good Time! Food truck, wine, craft beer, live music, children's area. 512-556-5172. Chamber Web

National%20Museum Oct 12-13, 2019 - WWII PACIFIC COMBAT PROGRAM: Fredericksburg, at National Museum of the Pacific War, 500 E Austin. 10:30a. Watch history come to life. Outdoors, weather permitting. Tickets online. 830-997-8600 ext #204. Web

Oct 12-13, 2019 - CHALK FESTIVAL: Kerrville, at Peterson Plaza in downtown. Fri: 10a-5p. Chalk art on the pavement. A celebration of art, family and community. Artwork, entertainment, food. Free, annual event, rain or shine. Benefits the Kerr Arts and Cultural Center. Event Web

Oct 12-13, 2019 - KERR COUNTY CELTIC FESTIVAL & SCOTTISH HIGHLAND GAMES: Ingram, at Hill Country Arts Foundation, Point Theatre Complex, 120 Point Theatre Road. Sat 9a-6p; Sun 9a-3p. Song and dance, and Scottish athletics. Games, pipers, dancers, stone and wood carvers. Work shops for beginners, Celtic art, clothing and food vendors and much more. Annual, free event. Event Web. Martin Burniston, 713-256-1173

Oct 13, 2019 - HONEY CREEK FESTIVAL: , Spring Branch, at St Joseph Catholic Church, 25781 TX-46 West. 10a-4p. With free admission, you, your family and friends can join this popular community event combining German heritage foods with Tex-Mex fun and festivities. Games, music and arts and crafts, activities and auctions are also a part of the Honey Creek Festival. Web. Margaret Ousset, 830-885-5130, margaret@getousset.com

Oct 18-19, 2019 - HARVEST CLASSIC VINTAGE BIKE RALLY: Luckenbach, at 412 Luckenbach Town Loop. 9a-11p. An annual European and vintage motorcycle rally. Gearheads come from all around come to enter their bikes in the bike show, participate in or watch the vintage trials, eat home-cooked barbecue, win swag (or a bike) in the insanely good raffle, go big for the kids in the live auction, watch a big-screen outdoor movie, listen to great music, camp under the star, immerse themselves in moto-culture, and rub elbows with kindred spirits. The rally attendees, sponsors, and all-volunteer staff throw down hard to raise a ton of money for the Candlelighter's Childhood Cancer program of Any Baby Can. Swap meet, and a drive to register folks into the National Marrow Donor Program. Event Web

Oct 18-20, 2019 - SONGWRITER'S FESTIVAL: Dripping Springs, at various venues around town. Highlighted by a list of esteemed local and national songwriting talent, this annual event will feature 20+ song-packed shows a day. Audiences will be treated to a wide variety of finely-crafted songs and the people and stories behind them as groups of songwriters play "in-the-round", Nashville-style. The performance stages will be hosted by various hot spots located along the historic Mercer Street walkway in downtown. No wristbands necessary because daily admission is free! Capping off the excitement of each day, the Main Stage will host an elite headliner showcase that will feature some very extraordinary songwriting talent. Jim Halfpenny, 512-659-1576, Event Web

Oct 18-20, 2019 - OKTOBERFISCH FLY FISHING FESTIVAL: Junction, at South Llano River RV Park, 210 Cedar Creek Road. 10a-4p. 830-998-2477. www.junctiontexas.net. Annual event sponsored by Fredericksburg Fly Fishers. Sponsor Web

Friends of Gillespie County Historic Schools Oct 19, 2019 - GILLESPIE COUNTY HISTORIC SCHOOL OPEN HOUSE - RHEINGOLD: Rheingold, at 334 Rheingold School Rd. 11a-4p. Presented in partnership with the Friends of Gillespie County Country Schools. No admission charge. Donations gladly accepted toward preservation projects. 830-685-3321. Web

Oct 19, 2019 - PET FEST: San Marcos, at Plaza Park, 401 Hopkins. 10a-5p. Pet contests, 5K run/walk, pet adoptions, dancing dogs, music, kid's activities. Well-mannered pets on leashes are welcome. Dogs, cats, ferrets, snakes, reptiles have all come to Pet Fest. Free, annual event. Pet Prevent A Litter (PALS), Event Web

Oct 19, 2019 - BESTFEST: Fredericksburg, Marktplatz, 11a-11p. Specialty beer and sausage tasting; multi-gun drawing; Kawasaki mule drawing; bucket drawing (10 item minimum); kids' games and activities; live polka band and dancing. Event Web

Oct 19, 2019 - NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE ROUND-UP: Marble Falls, at Balcones Canyonland, 5 mi W of Lago Vista at 24518 FM-1431 (Marble Falls). Noon-4p. Free family activities including archery, BB guns, fishing, live animals, birds of prey show and more. Food available. 512-339-9432. Sponsor Web, Event FB

Oct 19, 2019 - KYLE FOUNDERS PARADE: Kyle, Center St, downtown. 10a-11a. Free. City Web

Oct 19, 2019 - CAMPFEST: Center Point, at Children’s Association for Maximum Potential (CAMP), 515 Skyline Drive. 11a-3p. The day is designed for individuals with special needs and their families to come out and enjoy CAMP in the beautiful Texas Hill Country. Throughout the day, families can tour camp, gather community resources at the Resource Fair, attend a Question & Answer session led by a senior camping staff, and get on-site application assistance. Individuals with special needs and their siblings can enjoy traditional CAMP activities such as archery outdoor cooking, and arts and crafts. Families can have their pictures drawn by a caricature artist, jump in the bounce house, have their face painted, hang out at the petting zoo, and even play in the splash pad (weather permitting). A complimentary lunch is provided for all guests. This annual event is free and open to the community. Dianna Hopkins, 210-671-5411. Web. development@campcamp.org

Oct 19, 2019 - SCULPTURE GARDEN FESTIVAL: Liberty Hill, at International Sculpture Park, at Lions Foundation Park, 355 Loop 332. 7a-1p. Cool activities, music, food and art vendors. Bring lawn chairs and sit a spell. Art Auction 6-9p. Event produced by Lions. Sponsor Web

Oct 19, 2019 - HARVEST FESTIVAL: Liberty Hill, at Cross Tracks Church, 101 Church Street. 9a-3p. A throwback to festivals of years past held on the grounds of this state historical site. Enjoy shopping for handmade arts and crafts, FREE children's games and activities, a free petting zoo and Bounce house, Bar-B-Q plates for sale, free Halloween Fun House, silent auction, live music, and much more!. No cost except for concessions and Bar-B-Q plates. Annual event. Free admission. Gloria Atkinson, 512-965-3260, Web

Science Mill Sep 19, 2019 - BAT BAZAAR!: Johnson City, at Science Mill, 101 S Lady Bird Lane. 11a-2p. You're Guano Love These Bats! Join us on October 19 for the battiest, bazaar-iest day of learning and fun. Come find out why bats are one of our area's most beneficial native mammals! We'll have lots of hands-on activities for all ages plus...live bats! Stay tuned for more details coming soon! Anne Hebert, 844-263-6405, Web

Oct 19, 2019 - LAKE LBJ BASS TOURNAMENT: Sunrise Beach, at McNair Park. 6a-3p. Benefits Sunrise Beach Volunteer Fire Department. $125. VFD-AUX has teamed up with the Texas Association of Bass Clubs to host the tournament. 50% of entries received will be paid out in cash prizes to Tournament winners. Enter on-line or by mail. Web

Oct 19-20, 2019 - FALL ANTIQUE SHOW: Comfort, at Comfort Park, 403 TX-27. Sat: 10a-5p. Sun 10a-4p. Fabulous collection of Americana antiques offered for sale by 50 out-of-area exhibitors. Annual event. 830-329-2870. Event Web. Lori Voigt-Titsworth, lvt@hctc.net

Oct 19-20, 2019 - FALL INTO ART FESTIVAL: New Braunfels, at Gruene Lake Village Main Street District, at 2339 Gruene Lake Drive. 8a-3p. Artists from all over the nation will display their masterpieces. Food trucks will attend to the famished. Entertainment, drawings, kids art area and more! Free!! Free shuttle rides to the festival from Double Rockin'R parking lot off Loop 337. Cost: Free. Annual event. 830-358-3480. Event Web

Oct 24, 2019 - TASTE 2019: San Marcos, at Embassy Suites San Marcos. 5:30a-9p. Enjoy a great night for a great cause! This spectacularly delicious evening will showcase all of the "great tastes" in Hays and Caldwell Counties and beyond. The great people, the great non-profits, the great entertainment and of course, the great food and drinks. Set in the heart of Texas wine country, our signature event features samples of some of the best food, wine, craft beer and spirits the area has to offer in addition to live entertainment, games and auctions filled with goods and services from local merchants. Dollars raised through UWHCC fundraising efforts, including individual contributions, workplace giving campaigns held at local businesses, corporate giving, and fundraising events, such as this are redistributed back into the most crucial areas of need. Admission: $75. Event Web. Annual event. Reyna Caraveo, 512-353-1420, unitedway@uwhays.org

Oct 24-27, 2019 - ANNUAL SHOW & SALE: Wimberley, Wimberley Community Center, 14068 RR-12. Each year WVAL hosts a Show & Sale for our members to display and sell their art work. Each year a theme is chosen and depending on circumstances the time of year may change. This year, 2019, the theme is "Eat, Play, Love". Lynn Myers, 512-826-4286, Sponsor Web

Oct 25-27, 2019 - BLADE ACES PRECISION ACTION SPORTS COMPETITION: Blanco, at Pine Moore Old West Studio, 1915 US-281 North. Axe throwing, double bit axe, slingshot. 830-833-5708. Host Web, Presenter Web

Oct 25-27, 2019 - KERR COUNTY FAIR: Kerrville, at Hill Country Youth Exhibit Center, TX-27 East. Provides residents of Kerr County and adjacent counties an opportunity to exhibit their finished skills and recognizes their achievements. Includes parade through downtown Kerrville, carnival, contests, scholarship pageants, 4H & FFA livestock exhibits, food & drink, music, dancing, team roping and the exciting bull and barrel contest. Chili and barbeque cook-offs (CASI & CTBA sanctioned), petting zoo and pony rides. Old-fashioned family fun with something for everyone! 830-792-8331. Event Web

Oct 26, 2019 - KERR COUNTY FAIR PARADE: Kerrville, at 11a. Parade Route: turning left on Water Street proceeding east, parade will disband on Water Street at “E” or "F" Streets. No registration fees. 830-257-6833. Event Web

Oct 26, 2019 - COMMEMORATION OF THE JOHNSON CITY U. S. FEDERAL BUILDING AND POST OFFICE: Johnson City, at the Post Office, 201 South Avenue G, located across the street from LBJ's childhood home. 2p. Open to the public. A POST OFFICE TO BE PROUD OF! Designed by O'Neil Ford, the legendary founder of the eminent Ford, Powell & Carson architectural firm in San Antonio. The Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park, led by its Superintendent Susanne McDonald; and the Johnson City U. S. Post Office, led by Postmaster Kelly, have organized this rededication event to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the building's creation. Keynote speaker Kathryn E. O'Rouke, editor of the just-published book O'Neil Ford on Architecture. A good opportunity for local residents to honor an important town treasure.

Oct 26, 2019 - HARVEST MOON CELEBRATION: Comfort, at Muleshoe Farm, 306 US-87. Noon-9p. Fall harvest and Halloween festival for all ages. It features craft and food vendors, a children's area, live music, livestock exhibits, and children's storytelling. There will be two performances by Last Chance Forever, offering an up close look at majestic birds of prey. All day, enjoy nature and agricultural demonstrations with live animals, blacksmithing, local herbs, and more. Children are invited to compete in a costume contest, and adults can pit themselves against pastry in a pie-eating contest. After dark, guests are invited to enjoy an owl walk, a one-of-a-kind adventure of seeing owls in their natural habitat on our torch-lit trail, led by an experienced guide. Dark-sky star gazing in our mobile observatory. $10/adult, $5/youth, 5 and under free. Annual event. Roxana Orrell, 830-431-0259. Event Web

Oct 26, 2019 - MASON FALL ARTS FEST: Mason, at historic town square. 11a-4p. Sidewalk showings by local artists, craftspeople, performances by local musicians. Plus other local holiday events at businesses in town. Lisa Polk, 325-347-0230. Sponsor Web

Wine Oct 26, 2019 - FREDERICKSBURG FOOD & WINE FEST: Fredericksburg. Held downtown at Marktplatz (100 block of W Main St). Noon-7p. A full-course celebration of Texas food, wine, music, specialty booths, food court, and fun for all. GA: $25/p. 830-997-8515. Event Web

Oct 26, 2019 - HILL COUNTRY INDIAN ARTIFACT SHOW: Fredericksburg, at Lady Bird Johnson Park, Pioneer Pavilion Hall, on TX-16 South. 8a-4p. Features a wide variety of the finest Texas artifacts and arrowheads, jewelry, trade beads, books, T-Shirts, display cases, collectibles and super door prizes all day. Annual event, $6 fee. Sponsor Web. Rob Bartell, 830-329-2636

Oct 26, 2019 - KERRVILLE OPEN PRO BULL RIDING: Kerrville, Annual event by Lester Meier Rodeo Company, 830-997-1864. Web

Oct 26-27, 2019 - MODEL RAILROAD FALL TRAIN SHOW: New Braunfels, at Civic Center, 375 S Castell Ave, exit 187 off IH-35. Sat 10a-5p, Sun 10a-4p. Kids get to be a Junior Engineer at our famous 'Kids Run the Trains' Layout. Extra large exhibit of Lego Trains. 7 - 9 additional large displays of traveling model railroads, of various scales. 60 vendors from Texas, and some from out of state, displaying on over 300 tables, for you to buy, sell, or swap. Hourly drawings for prizes, provided by our vendors and local sponsors. Silent Auction. Museum store with thousands of items available at low cost. Free ride ticket to the Landa Park Miniature Train for all children, age 5 and under. Mini Food Court featuring snacks, beverages, and lunch selections. Admission: $8 Adults (18 & Older), $2 Child (5-17). Sponsored by the the New Braunfels Railroad Museum. Jim Edmondson, 830-627-2447, Web

Oct 26-27, 2019 - TEXAS CLAY FESTIVAL: Gruene, at Gruene Historical District of New Braunfels, 1296 Gruene Road. Sat: 10a-6p; Sun: 1-a-5p. PFeaturing the work of over 80 Texas potters and clay artists, the festival offers the opportunity to view and purchase a wide variety of pottery, from traditional to sculptural by the top clay artist in the state. Take this unique opportunity to watch and learn as demonstrations are held in four tents throughout both days. From forming on the potters wheel to hand-building to raku firing, there is something for everyone. Kid's activities. Free annual event. 830-629-7975. Web


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Nov 1-2, 2019 - BOERNE HANDMADE MARKET: Boerne, at The Cana Ballroom, 202 W Kronkosky Street. 9a-4p. Handmade Market featuring 80+handmade only vendors, music, coffee shop and playground. Come find the perfect gift for everyone on your holiday list! Vendors products ranging from bath items, home goods, children's toys and clothing, leather goods, stationary. Fri: $25. Sat: $5 for adults, children 12 and under are free. Bi-annual. Beth Legge, 210-663-9046, boernehandmademarket@gmail.com. Event Web

Nov 1-10, 2019 - WURSTFEST: New Braunfels, at Landa Park, 178 Landa Park Drive. Salute to sausage. Good fun, great music, delicious food, and special events. Texas version of Munich's Oktoberfest. 800-221-4369. Web

Nov 3, 2019 - BLANCO RODEO ASSOCIATION SPRING PLAYDAY SERIES: Blanco, at Yett Memorial Park, 1813 US-281 South. 8a-4p. Play day Series and Open 4D Barrel Race. Annual event. Free parking, free for spectators. Jenni J, 210-392-1669. Event Web, Facebook

Nov 8-10, 2019 - NORTH AMERICAN JEWELRY & GIFT SHOW: New Braunfels, at Convention Center, 375 S Castell Ave. Thur: Noon-6p, Fri: Noon-6p, Sat: 10a-6p. Sun: 10a-4p. Beads, jewelry, findings, gold, silver, gemstones, handmade, vintage, estate, imported & fashion jewelry, clothing, handbags, accessories, gift items & more. Admission: $5. 210-410-0737. Web
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Nov 9, 2019 - SECOND SATURDAY GALLERY TRAIL: Wimberley, at the Square and around town. 4-7p. The 2nd Sat of every month, Wimberley's fine art galleries keep their doors open late for the monthly Gallery Trail. Wimberley's fifteen participating galleries feature a wide spectrum of fine art from local and national artists. Come to Wimberley and enjoy wine, nibbles, entertainment, and ... art! Free monthly event. 512-847-9438. Sponsor Web, Facebook. Lynn Myers, 830-708-7433

Nov 9, 2019 - CONSERVATION CELEBRATION: A HILL COUNTRY LAND TRUST 20TH ANNIVERSARY EVENT: Fredericksburg, at 208 Danos Drive. 5p-8p. https://www.hclt20.org. This event recognizes the founders and key stakeholders in our organization and works to raise funds to ensure a bright future for the Hill Country Land Trust mission. Features food and drink sponsors, a short program, silent auction, games, music, and more. $40. Tiffany or Kim: 830-997-0027, office@hillcountrylandtrust.org

Nov 9, 2019 - BOOTS & BBQ: Marble Falls, at the Lakeside Pavilion, 307 Buena Vista. 6:30-11p. Dance, auction, food & entertainment.CASA of Highland Lakes Fundraiser for Highland Lakes CASA that provides hope to children who have been removed from their home and now live in foster care. BBQ dinner 6:30-8p, beer & wine included, boot scootin' two steppin' to live music. 325-388-3440. Web

Nov 14-16, 2019 - HEIRLOOM RUBBER STAMP & PAPER ARTS FESTIVAL: New Braunfels, at Civic & Convention Center, 375 S Castell Avenue. Art Rubber Stamping, Scrapbooking, Card-Making, Paper Crafting, Design & Treasure Make & Take and Shop, Crop & Craft! Annual event with admission charge. Food is available. Sponsor Web, 541-574-8000, info@heirloompro.com

Science Mill Nov 16, 2019 - NIGHT OF 5S: Johnson City, at Science Mill, 101 S Lady Bird Lane. 5-9p. Annual benefit celebrating 5 amazing years. An elegant evening of great food, drink, dancing, a fabulous art auction and more. All proceeds help set kids on a path of curiosity, exploration, discovery, excitement and confidence in their futures! Your contributions go directly to Science Mill programs that focus on developing young participants in a science literate community as well as a strong skilled STEM workforce. Check website for details. Anne Hebert, 844-263-6405, Web

Friends of Gillespie County Historic Schools Nov 16, 2019 - GILLESPIE COUNTY HISTORIC SCHOOL OPEN HOUSE - WILLIAMS CREEK: Albert, at 5501 S RR-1623. 11a-4p. Presented in partnership with the Friends of Gillespie County Country Schools. No admission charge, and donations gladly accepted towards the preservation projects. 830-685-3321. Web

National%20Museum Nov 16-17, 2019 - WWII PACIFIC COMBAT PROGRAM: Fredericksburg, at National Museum of the Pacific War, 500 E Austin. 10:30a. Watch history come to life. Outdoors, weather permitting. Tickets online. 830-997-8600 ext #204. Web

Nov 23, 2019 - WILD GAME DINNER: Fredericksburg, at Gillespie County Fairgrounds, 530 Fair Dr on TX 16, 2 mi S of town. Prize drawing, silent & love auction, fun games, hunters exhibits. Proceeds support scholarships and education-related grants. 830-997-2359. Venue Web. See special Portal focus page on "Hunting & Fishing in the Hill Country"

Nov 28, 2019-mid Jan, 2020 - FESTIVITY OF LIGHTS: Leakey, at the Courthouse, 101 S Market St, downtown. This Annual event honors the memory of loved ones and our beloved military with amazing lighted trees and patriotic wreaths surrounding the Courthouse. 830-232-6102. Facebook

Nov 29, 2019 - SING ALONG AND LIGHT THE SQUARE: Blanco, downtown, at Old Blanco County Courthouse. 5:15p Gathering of "Courthouse Steps Carolers". The official start of the holiday season, the Annual Courthouse Lighting. Bring your family and friends to the Courthouse to watch the lights come on at 6p. Christmas carols on the steps, then pictures with Santa Claus upstairs, along with cookies and hot chocolate! Kid Friendly. Local shops open with music and refreshments. Facebook. Countdown to turn the lights on is at 6:00.

Nov 29-Dec 1, 2019 - PEDDLER SHOW-PERFECT STREET OF SHOPS: Fredericksburg, at Gillespie County Fairgrounds, 530 Fair Dr on TX-16, 2 mi S of town. Three buildings full of unique vendors during Thanksgiving weekend. Creative gifts, custom designs, chic fashions, gourmet food, personalized accessories, unique jewelry, handcrafted art. Fee required. Free parking. Sneak Peak, Fri 12-1p, Open Fri 1-8p, Sat 9-6p, Sun 11-4p. Annual event. 512-358-1000. Venue Web, Event Web

Nov 29-Dec 31, 2019 - STARRY STARRY NIGHTS & LIGHTED CHRISTMAS PARK: Llano, at Badu Park on the Llano River, 300 W Legion Drive. Begins Fri after Thanksgiving and runs to New Year's Eve. Lighted Christmas Park will be open every night 6-9p. Sipping hot chocolate, strolling along the Llano River enjoying all of the displays that light up Badu Park. It's a great place to celebrate the season with family and friends. Santa Claus will be in the park ever Friday & Saturday evening from 6-8p starting Nov 23 until Dec 22. Lighted Christmas parade on the Square, downtown. Snow Day Dec 8, for kids of all ages, tube down a snow hill. 325-247-5354. Chamber Web, Event Web

Nov 29, 2019 - Jan 5, 2020 - EISBAHN OUTDOOR ICE SKATING: Fredericksburg, Marktplatz, the downtown square at corner of W Main and N Adams. Marktplatz will be holiday decorated. Have fun and exercise skating. Open daily, Mon-Fri: 4-8p; Sat: 10a-10p; Sun: 1-8p. Hours vary on holidays. Day pass: $15. Includes skate rental. 830-733-7996. Event Web
Small Business Saturday Shopping Holiday
Nov 30, 2019 - SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY:
At local merchants throughout the Texas Hill Country. The day we celebrate the Shop Small movement to drive shoppers to local merchants. Held on the Sat after Thanksgiving.
Sponsor Web

Nov 30, 2019 - WILD GAME DINNER: Junction, at Coke Stevenson Memorial Center, 440 US 83 N. 6p. Annual event, with raffle of guns, hunting paraphernalia, knives, & more after eating. Exotic Game, chili and trimmings. 830-446-3190. Chamber Web

Nov 30, 2019 - CHRISTMAS IN COMFORT: Comfort. 10a-9p. 150+ arts & crafts booths, food court, holiday activities. Shops decorated for Christmas & brimming with gifts. Live Music. Weinachten Lichter (Christmas Lights) Parade and Fireworks Display. Library book sale. Visit from Santa for photos. Free annual event. No pets. 830-995-3131. Chamber Web

Nov 30, 2019 - CHRISTMAS ON THE FRIO: Leakey, at the Courthouse, 101 S Market St, downtown. Holiday fun for the whole family. Arts and crafts vendors, food vendors, pictures with Santa, and more. Annual event. 830-232-6102. leakeytxvendorinfo@gmail.com


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DECEMBER 2019


Dec 1, 2019-Jan 1, 2020 - TRAIL OF LIGHTS: Burnet, at Wallace Riddell Park, the courthouse square, and Hamilton Creek Park. Dusk to dawn. www.cityofburnet.com

Dec 4, 2019 - CHRISTMAS AT FORT CROGHAN: Burnet, at 703 Buchanan Dr (TX-29 W). 5-8p. Visit Ft Croghan as it was in the 1800s. The cabins are decorated and staffed by families dressed in frontier attire. lighting by kerosene lanterns and visitors are welcomed with hot apple cider and homemade cookies. Admission and parking are free. Along with the fort, the museum will be open for people to visit. 512-756-8281. Web

Dec 5, 2019 - WASSAILFEST: New Braunfels, at downtown, 6-9p. Sample free wassail, live music, entertainment, holiday lights, and taste yummy festival food. Stroll through the streets of Downtown New Braunfels sipping warm wassail and see what your local merchants have to offer for your holiday gift giving needs. Free annual event. 830-221-4350. Web. 830-221-4350, parks@nbtexas.org

Dec 6-7, 2019 - CHRISTKINDLMARKT: New Braunfels, at 1300 Church Hill Drive. Fri: 5-9p; Sat: 10a-9p. A German-inspired open-air Christmas Market complete with food, drinks, craft beer, Gluehwein, German music, singing, and dancing as vendors selling Christmas ornaments and décor, and handcrafted artisan gifts. Goal is to commemorate and promote the German heritage of our city, which has been an important role in the cultural life of New Braunfels since it was founded by Germans in 1845. With this event, we also hope to promote local businesses and tourism, while bringing the community together for two fun-filled days of food, drink, entertainment and shopping the way our German Ancestors continue to do it today. Family friendly, annual event. Hosted by German Heritage Foundation of New Braunfels. Free parking & admission. Event Web. Heather, 830-542-8448

Dec 6-7, 2019 - FESTIVAL OF TEXAS FIDDLING: Twin Sisters, at Dance Hall, 6720 US-281 S, 6 mi S of Blanco. 11a-11p. All styles of fiddling in Texas from Old Time and Country to Western Swing, Creole, Texas Polish, Cajun, Son Huasteca, Bluegrass and Blues! Annual event. 512-833-5773. Sponsor Web, Event Web

Dec 6-8, 13-15, 2019 - MAIN STREET BETHLEHEM: Burnet, at First Baptist Church, 108 S Vanderveer, 2 blocks E of Town Square. 6p-9p. A Christmas gift to the State of Texas. An outdoor presentation, weather permitting. Refreshments. Annual, free event. 512-756-4481. Web

Dec 7, 2019 - HOLIDAY HOME TOUR & MARKET: Fredericksburg. 11a-5p. Gillespie County Historical Society fundraiser. Self-guided walk through 7 distinctive homes, from historic to contemporary, decorated for the holidays. Ticket required: $30. Annual event. In conjunction with the tour, the Christmas Market will be open in the historic Methodist sanctuary on the museum grounds from 9:30a-5p. The Christmas Market can be visited on a Christmas Home Tour ticket or a separate $5 ticket for the market only can be purchased at the door. 830-990-8441. Web

Dec 7, 2019 - OLD TOWN CHRISTMAS FESTIVAL: Leander, at 100 N Brushy Street. 10a. Town comes alive to spread Christmas joy throughout the community. Activities for the kids, pictures with Santa, local school performances and entertainment, food court, local vendors, and more. Cost: Free. Annual event. 512-259-1907. Sponsor Web; Event Web

Dec 7, 2019 - MARKET DAY ON MAIN: Marble Falls, at Historic Downtown Main Street. 10a-4p. 100+ arts, crafts, food vendors, live music. 830-693-2815. Web

Dec 7, 2019 - LIGHTED CHRISTMAS PARADE: Llano, at Courthouse. Lighted Christmas Parade with Santa at 6p, as it circles the Llano Courthouse & Gazebo. Annual event. 325-247-5354. Chamber Web

Dec 7-8, 2019 - REDBUD ARTISAN MARKET: Dripping Springs, at Ranch Park & Event Center, 1042 Event Center Drive. 10a-4p. An all handmade show of 60+ Texas artisans, each featuring their unique handmade art or fine craft. Live music, food and wine. Come on out and support art and music and do some shopping! Admission: $1/p. Free parking. Semi-annual event, rain or shine - it's happening, indoors! Facebook. Kathy Hill, 512-858-7892

Dec 13, 2019 - CAROLING ON THE PLAZA: New Braunfels, at downtown Main Plaza. 6p. Brought to you by the Greater New Braunfels Arts Council - supporting and promoting the Arts in New Braunfels/Comal County since 1980. Bring you lawn chair and signing voice! It's a great time for singing Christmas carols and fellowship. Free, annual event. 830-358-3480. Web

Dec 14, 2019 - LIGHTED CHRISTMAS PARADE: Blanco. Staging: 5p. Parade: 6:30p. Celebrate our town and the season. Spectators line up along 4th St, from the High School to the square, Parade comes right to the center of town, around the historic Old Blanco County Courthouse. Take the kids to see Santa in the pergola in Bindseil Park, immediately following the parade. Annual free event. Blanco Chamber of Commerce: 830-833-5101, 830-833-5348, Chamber Web
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Dec 14, 2019 - SECOND SATURDAY GALLERY TRAIL: Wimberley, at the Square and around town. 4-7p. The 2nd Sat of every month, Wimberley's fine art galleries keep their doors open late for the monthly Gallery Trail. Wimberley's fifteen participating galleries feature a wide spectrum of fine art from local and national artists. Come to Wimberley and enjoy wine, nibbles, entertainment, and ... art! Free monthly event. 512-847-9438. Sponsor Web, Facebook. Lynn Myers, 830-708-7433

Dec 14, 2019 - KINDERFEST: Fredericksburg, at Pioneer Museum, 325 W Main Street. 9:30a-11:30a. Children invited to bring their stockings to hang over the large hearth in the Kammlah House. While children are entertained with singing, stories and crafts, St. Nick drops in and fill their stockings. Annual event, free. 830-990-8441. Web

Texas%20Parks%20&%20Wildlife%20Dept Dec 15, 2019 - LBJ TREE LIGHTING: Stonewall, at LBJ State Park & Historic Site, at 199 Park Rd 52, at Sauer-Beckmann Living History Farm. 6p. Time honored tradition that was started years ago by President and Mrs. Johnson. Enjoy music, a live nativity, Santa Claus and of course, the spectacular tree lighting. Trails lit to provide visitors a beautiful experience an old-fashioned German Christmas. Sights and smells fill the air as German cookies and cakes are on the table. Glowing lanterns and candles light the farm as visitors stroll through the yard and houses. A traditional candle lit German Christmas Tree and music. Annual family event, free. 830-644-2252. Web

Friends of Gillespie County Historic Schools Dec 21, 2019 - GILLESPIE COUNTY HISTORIC SCHOOL ANNUAL BAKE SALE FUNDRAISER: Fredericksburg. Details to follow. Presented in partnership with the Friends of Gillespie County Country Schools. No admission charge, and donations gladly accepted towards the preservation projects. 830-685-3321. Web

Dec 26, 2019 - ZWEITE WEIHNACHTEN: Fredericksburg, at Gillespie County Historical Society, Social Hall, 312 W San Antonio. 2-5p. This "Second Christmas", the German tradition of good food, drink, music and fellowship with friends, is hosted by the Fredericksburg German Club. Try a traditional baked Stollen or a glass of warm Gluhwein. Singing of carols in both German and English. 830-990-8441. FBG Web


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Every Day (except Mon), GLASSBLOWING DEMONSTRATIONS: Wimberley. 800-929-6686. 6469 RR-12, San Marcos, at Wimberley Glassworks. Experience first hand the unique craftsmanship of hand blown glass from their skilled team of artisans using centuries-old techniques. Web

All Year, AUSTIN STEAM TRAIN ASSOCIATION TRAIN RIDES: 512-477-8468; Web. Historic railroad operates vintage passenger cars pulled by A 1960 diesel Alco Engine while the 1916 steam engine is restored. Coach and Lounge car rides available on Sun. Originating in Cedar Park (except the Burtram Flyer), the excursion goes into the Hill Country, including a brief stop at Bertram (take the "BERTRAM FLYER" to explore the 1912 Train Depot) and to Burnet (take the "HILL COUNTRY FLYER" with a relaxed layover for a picnic or lunch at a restaurant of your choice). Special trips for major occasions (Valentine's, Mardi Gras, Bluebonnet, Mother's Day, Father's Day, Christmas and theme trips) with performances, mystery players, magic and fun activities on board. All seats are reserved and pre-assigned. Operates year-around. Times & locations vary so check schedule on web.

Every Mon-Thur - PICKER CIRCLE: Luckenbach, 412 Luckenbach Town Loop. 1p. Free. Listen or sing/play. 888-311-8990. Sponsor Web.

Every Mon: SENIORS BINGO: 12:30p at Habitat for Safe Seniors, 2174 Old Sattler Rd, Startzville. 830-899-2256

Every Mon: OPEN PAINTING: 9:30a-10:30a. Buchanan Arts & Crafts Gallery, 17534 TX-29 E, Burnet. Free. 512-793-2858

Every Tue, 2E TWIN ELM TEAM ROPING: Bandera, TX 78003, at 810 FM-470. 6:30p. Apr-Aug. 253-209-1109. Web.

Every Tue, BUNKHOUSE GANG: at Wenmohs Ranch, Cypress Mill. 830-825-3465. Web. Painting and fellowship of fellow artists. Archery

Every Tue, YOUTH ARCHERY PROGRAM: Cowboys for Jesus, 8400 FM-32, Fischer. 830-935-2920

Every Wed, SONGWRITER HANG: Spring Branch, at Shade Tree Saloon, 7-9p, hosted by Grammy nominated David Lee. Songwriters are encouraged to come and play a song and hang in a creative, original music environment.

Every Wed, COMMUNITY BINGO: Bandera, at American Legion Post 157, at 205 12th Street. Doors Open: 6p. Bingo: 7-10p. www.al157tx.org. Non-profit, non-smoking, no alcohol facility. Free bingo. Food available for purchase. Susan Junker, 830-796-7528, amlegion157@live.com

Every Wed, GRILL AND CHILL AT THE LOST MAPLES WINERY: Vanderpool, 34986 RR-187. 5-8p. Bring whatever you’d like to grill out to the winery and join us for a cookout. We’ll have several grills fired up and ready, our tasting room open and the band will be playing. Just bring your own seafood, steak, wild game or even just veggies, and we’ll help you pair the perfect wine with your culinary creations. Free weekly event. Tom Slaughter, 830-966-5131. Facebook

Every Wed, COUNTRY PICKER'S CIRCLE: Kerrville, at Wild Ass Hey Barn, 101 Rowland Ln, Kerrville, TX 78028. 6p. Free. 830-367-1737; http://bluegarcomplex.com

Every Wed, SONGWRITERS CIRCLE: Spring Branch, at Shade Tree Saloon & Grill, 13430 US-281 North. 7-9p. Free. 830-885-5550; www.shadetreesaloon.com. Hosted by Grammy-nominated hit Nashville songwriter David Lee.

Every 1st Wed, ART ON THE BEACH: New Braunfels, at Texas Ski Ranch, 6700 IH-35 N, 6p-8p. 830-627-1020. Web. Monthly event introduces you to local artists who show and sell their artwork. Adult classes and kid's activities.

Every Thurs (summer), SUMMER IN THE PARK - THURSDAY NIGHT CONCERTS: San Marcos, at Park Plaza, 7:30-9:30p. Free. 512-393-8400. Web

ArcheryEvery Thurs (June-July), ARCHERY CLINICS: Stonewall, at LBJ State Park ball field, on Cornet Street. 6:30p-8p. 830-644-2252. Web. Free. Bows and arrows will be provided by the park for use at this clinic. This is a fun and educational time for children 7 years and older. Adults welcome.

Every 1st Thur, FIRST THURSDAY DRIPPING SPRINGS: Dripping Springs. Enjoy special activities, music, art, dining and shopping. Open late downtown. Web

Every 3rd Thur, THIRD THURSDAY COWBOY CAMP: Medina. Pickers who play cowboy, Texas or Western swing music are welcome to sit in. Public invited. 830-796-3045. www.banderacowboycapital.com

Every Fri, SUMMER BUCKLE SERIES RODEO: Pipe Creek, at BR Lightning Ranch, 818 FM-1283. 8p. 830-535-4096. Bull riding, steer riding, calf roping, barrel racing, mutton busting, high-diving aqua mules.

Every Fri, SUMMER RODEO: Bandera, at Mansfield Park Rodeo Arena, 2886 TX-16 North. 830-522-0054. June & July. Gate Fee $10 age 6 and up. Event Web Karen: 30-777-7129, banderarodeo@gmail.com

Every Fri, REAL ALE TASTING ROOM & BREWERY TOURS: Blanco, at Real Ale Brewery, 231 San Saba Ct. 2-5p. Tour: 4p. 830-833-2534. Web

Every Fri, GO FISHING WITH A RANGER: Inks Lake SP, at 3630 Park Rd 4 W. 6p-7p. 512-793-2223. Web. After a brief safety and basic fishing skill instruction, children will get a chance to go fishing with a Park Ranger and a Master Naturalist.

Every Fri, BREAKFAST WITH THE BIRDS: Inks Lake SP, at 3630 Park Rd 4 W. 8a-10a. 512-793-2223. Web. Bird watching boat tour.

Every 1st Fri, ART WALK: Fredericksburg, Downtown. 5p. www.ffawf.com. Ten fine art gallery open for exhibits, casual art talks, demonstrations, entertainment, with wine from local wineries. All year

Every 1st Fri, ART WALK: Marble Falls, Historic Downtown. 5-8p. Facebook. All year. Enjoy shopping, dining, art, live music and more. Watch for specials.

Every 2nd Fri, FOUR SQUARE FRIDAY: Uvalde, at Historic Downtown, 6-9p, late night shopping, food, live music and art. 830-278-4115. www.visituvalde.com

Every 2nd Fri, COMMUNITY WIDE JAM SESSION: Medina, at Community Center on TX-16. Free family event features local musicians. 6p. Bring a covered dish, snack or dessert to share. Everyone welcome.

Every Fri-Sun - LIVE ROCK-N-ROLL ON THEATER STAGE: Fredericksburg, at Rockbox Theater, 109 N Llano; 830-997-7625. Web. A professional variety, live-music, Rock 'n' Roll show with 4 performances per weekend. Cover charge.

Every Sat, GEOLOGY ROCKS: Burnet. 10a-noon, 3630 Park Rd 4 W, Inks Lake State Park. Hike and learn about geology and cool rock formations. $3. 512-793-2223

Every Sat, COWBOYS ON MAIN: In front of Courthouse, 500 Main St, Bandera, TX 78003. 1-4p. Western display, strolling musicians on Main St, no admission fee, Web)

Every Sat, FLYING L COWBOY CHUCK WAGON DINNER & SHOW: , Bandera. 5a-8p. Family fun & entertainment, Bar-B-Q chuck wagon dinner, wagon rides, roping lessons, and cowboy stage show. $25. 800-292-5134. Web

Every Sat, TOUR OF HISTORIC RED TOP JAIL: 325-248-0284; See details at Llano. 11a

Every Sat, ECOLOGICAL TOURS AT JACOB'S WELL NATURAL AREA: Woodcreek, at 221 Woodacre Dr; 512-722-3390. Free

Every Sat, TREE FESTIVAL: Marble Falls, at Backbone Valley Nursery, 4201 FM-1980, from 8a-5p every Sat through Dec. 830-693-9348. Web. Free informative lectures, children's programs, and tree specials.

Every Sat, PARANORMAL TOURS: Longhorn Cavern State Park, Park Rd 4, near Kingsland & Burnet. 7p and 10p. 512-756-4680. Web

Most Sat, GUNFIGHT RE-ENACTMENTS: Bandera Cattle Company, at Bandera Visitors Center, most Saturdays at Noon and 2p. 830-796-3045. Web

Every 1st Sat, BEER & HYMNS, FREDERICKSBURG STYLE: At Fredericksburg Brewery (on US-87 S, just south of Fredericksburg). 5-6:30p. A refreshing monthly get-together that combines the harmony of hymns with the fellowship of beer. Very informal and completely nondenominational. There is no program, no pulpit, no pews, and never a collection plate. Singers stand on concrete amid towering stainless steel beer vats and sing together for an hour or so, sometimes with a song leader, sometimes without. Pints of the brewery's signature beer circulate for $4, and free bottled water is available. Event is free and open to the public. "We don't start or end with a prayer, there is no 'message,' there is no preacher. It is about fellowship, hanging out together, and having fun. We mostly just sing."

QuiltEvery 1st Sat, HANDWERKERS: Fredericksburg, at Pioneer Museum, 325 W Main St. 10a-noon. Group gets together to demonstrate traditional varieties of hand work, including but not limited to spinning, knitting, crocheting, tatting, sewing, lace making, hand quilting and rug hooking. All hand crafters are welcome. No dues. 830-997-2835. Web. See special Portal focus page on "All Things Fiber Arts in the Hill Country"

Every 2nd Sat, ARTISTS OF THE SOUTH CORRIDOR MEETING: Buda, meet 10a at Hobby Lobby in Southpark Meadows

Every 2nd Sat, ART BEAT: Boerne, downtown. 4-8p. Park and take free trolley to see "the best art East of Santa Fee." Free. 830-249-1500. Web. See special Portal focus page on "Wine in the Hill Country"

Every 2nd Sat, SECOND SATURDAY GALLERY TRAIL: Wimberley. 4-7p. Free. Lynn Myers, 830-708-7433

Every Sun, MUSIC IN THE PARK: Llano, at Badu Park, by the Llano River. 3-6p. Pickers circle open to all types of musicians. Bring you guitars, voice, or other instruments or just come hangout. Family friendly. Free admission and free vendor spaces.

Every Sun, SUNDAY PICKERS CIRCLE: Fredericksburg, at Pecan Grove Store, 5244 US-16 N. 2-6p. Rain or shine. Grab your guitar, fiddle, partner and join us in the pickers circle. Hosted by Paul Wright cheers.

Every 2nd Sun, MUSIC FEST: Bandera, at Frontier Times Museum, 510 13th Street. 1-4p. Pickers Circle. Free. Bring lawn chairs. 830-328-0321. www.frontiertimesmuseum.org

Every Sat & Sun, TOUR OF WESTCAVE PRESERVE: 830-825-3442; Near Bee Cave and Cypress Mill on RR-962, at 10a, noon, 2p, 4p, weather permitting, free. 830-825-3443. Parks and Web

Every 2nd & 4th Sat, NIGHTENGALE ARCHAEOLOGICAL CENTER-LCRA PARK TOURS: FM-1431 to CR-126, near Kingsland, 830-598-5261. 2-5p, free. See Parks

Frontier Times Museum Every 4th Sun, FRONTIER TIMES JAMBOREE: Bandera, at Frontier Times Museum, 510 13th Street, 1 block N of County Courthouse. 1-4p. Live music, storytelling and more. Free and fun for all ages. 830-796-3864. Sponsor Web.

Last Sat of Month, JOHNSON CITY ART WALK: Johnson City. A celebration of Art. Come by for great art, many other wonderful decorative items, refreshments and eats, 4-8p. Facebook

By reservation, PRIVATELY GUIDED GEOLOGY TOUR OF LONGHORN CAVERN: 512-809-8057; Park Rd 4, near Kingsland & Burnet. Web. Choice A: For groups, min $200 fee, 4.5 hour program; Choice B: 2 hour program, standard individual ticket price plus gratuity.

Various Times, COWBOY POET, LIVE MUSIC & PROGRAMS: 512-334-2070, near Buchanan Dam, at Canyon Of The Eagles, 16942 RR-2341, at NE section of the lake. Web

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