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JANUARY, 2021


Jan 1, 2021 - 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, 2021 - POLAR BEAR PLUNGE: Castell. Gather at the Castell General Store, 19522 RR-152, prior to the plunge that will be at 10a. Celebrate New Year’s Day on the Llano River. Free t-shirt. 325-247-4100. Host Web. Facebook

Jan 1, 2021 - FRIO RIVER CHILI COOK-OFF & POLAR BEAR PLUNGE: Leakey, at Frio Pecan Farm. A night of fun, food and freez'n for a reason. EMS fundraiser. Music, karaoke, silent auction. BYOB. Beer and wine available for purchase. Also New Year's Eve Dance. Kathy, Shelly. Host 1, Host 2

Jan 1, 2021 - POLAR BEAR CHALLENGE: Hunt, at Mo-Ranch. Noon. 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

Texas Parks & Wildlife Dept Jan 1, 2021 - FIRST DAY HIKE: at most Texas State Parks. Because of Covid, some parks have cancelled this event, so check with the park website. 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

Dec 1, 2020-Jan 1, 2021 - TRAIL OF LIGHTS: Burnet, at Wallace Riddell Park, the courthouse square, and Hamilton Creek Park. Dusk to dawn. Free annual event. Web

Jan 1-2, 2021 CHRISTMAS BY THE HIGHWAY: Granite Shoals, at the corner of H.A. Barnett Dr and RR-1431 from 5-11:30p and 6-7:30a as students make their way to school. Free, donations desired. 100 displays, of which 20 are animated.

Jan 1-3, 2021 - LIGHTS SPECTACULAR-HILL COUNTRY STYLE: Johnson City. Fri opening night: 6:30p-late evening. Let There Be Lights, millions of them. Because of Covid restrictions, there will not be any live events this year, but the lights will be on every night Chamber: 830-868-7684. Web. See JOHNSON CITY LIGHTS SPECTACULAR article with pictures, by George Cofran, freelance author, at: HillCountryPortal.com/reports/LightsSpectacular

Jan 1-3, 2021 - EISBAHN OUTDOOR ICE SKATING: Fredericksburg, Marktplatz, Kinderhalle Pavilion, 100 block of W Main, 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. Closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. 830-997-6597. Event Web

Jan 1-3, 2021 - 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

Jan 1-6, 2021 - 55 NIGHTS OF FREDERICKSBURG LIGHTS: Fredericksburg, Marktplatz, 100 block of W Main, the downtown square at corner of W Main and N Adams. Marktplatz will be holiday decorated. Recurring daily, 6p. 830-997-6523. Enjoy an approximately 5 minute audio program that will include traditional holiday music as well as the history of the iconic 26-foot German Christmas Pyramid and Community Christmas Tree. The audio program will conclude with a countdown to the lighting of all the holiday lights each evening Free annual event. Web

Jan 1-7, 2021 - THE JONES' CHRISTMAS LIGHTS: Boerne, at 208 Wollschlaeger Drive. Celebrate the with 1/2 million lights all programmed to music. We have added a ton of new fun items to the display this year. Tune your radio to 94.5 FM while you drive through, and dim your headlights so others can enjoy as well. Donations welcomed for local families in need, with donation box located by the front gate near the house. Lights run every night (unless pouring rain) from from dark until 10p. Web-Facebook

Jan 1- approx Jan 15, 2021 - 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

Texas Parks & Wildlife Dept Jan 1-Apr 30, 2021 - WINTERFISCH: Mason, at the James River Crossing, FM-2389. 1-5p. Annual fish release by TPWD, stocking 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

Jan 6-8, 2021 - MASON COUNTY LIVESTOCK SHOW: Mason, at Fort Mason Park Community Building on US-87. 325-347-6459. Chamber Web. Facebook

Jan 6-9, 2021 - 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 6-9, 2021 - 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 7-9, 2021 - LAMPASAS COUNTY YOUTH LIVESTOCK SHOW: Lampasas, at Show Barn, US-281. Facebook, Event Web

Jan 7-9, 2021 - 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 7-9, 2021 - SAN SABA COUNTY LIVESTOCK SHOW: San Saba, at County Show Barn, Church Street. Annual event, FFA hosted. Facebook

Jan 8-10, 2021 - NEW BRAUNFELS ANTIQUE MARKET: New Braunfels, at Civic & Convention Center, 375 S Castell Avenue. Annual event with admission charge. 918-619-2875. Sponsor Web. Gail Kinney, 918-619-2875. Also see special Portal focus page on "All Things Antique in the Hill Country".
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Jan 9, 2021 - 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

Science Mill Jan 13, 2021 - HOMESCHOOL DAY AT THE SCIENCE MILL-CHEMISTRY: Johnson City, at Science Mill, 101 S Lady Bird Lane. 10a-2p. sciencemill.org/homeschool-registration. Fizz, foam, bubble, bang—mix things up with Careers in Chemistry at January's Homeschool Days! Solve chemistry riddles and explore the science behind chemical reactions that make foaming geysers and floating blobs. Hear about unexpected chemistry careers and the future of the field in a video interview with chemistry professor Amanda Spiewak. All young learners are welcome to join Homeschool Day, including learning pods and those with asynchronous school schedules.
Reserve your spot now by emailing: programs@sciencemill.org. Ages 0-2: free; 3-17 (or with student ID): $9.50; Adults 18-64: $11; Seniors (65+): $9; Military: $5.50. Learning Lab $5
Face masks are required for all participants ages 5 and up inside the museum.
Sponsor Web, Event Web. Anne Hebert, 844-263-6405, info@sciencemill.org

AgriLifeJan 13-16, 2021 - BLANCO COUNTY YOUTH COUNCIL STOCK SHOW & SALSA CONTEST: Johnson City, at Blanco County Fairgrounds. Web. Keitha Johnson, 833-833-4138, bcyc78@gmail.com

Jan 14-15, 2021 - REAL COUNTY JR LIVESTOCK SHOW: Leakey, at Show Barn. 830-232-6755. Web 1, Web 2, Facebook

Jan 14-16, 2021 - 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 16, 2021 - ANNUAL BEND GENERAL STORE CHILI COOK-OFF: Bend, at Bend General Store, 112 CR-438. 7a start. Awards, live music, camping. 325-628-3523. Web

Jan 16, 2021 - 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

Jan 16-23, 2021 - HILL COUNTRY DISTRICT JUNIOR LIVESTOCK SHOW: Kerrville, at 3785 TX-27. Web, Facebook. 830-257-3112

Science Mill Jan 21, 2021 - HOMESCHOOL DAY AT THE SCIENCE MILL-CHEMISTRY: Johnson City, at Science Mill, 101 S Lady Bird Lane. 10a-2p. sciencemill.org/homeschool-registration. Fizz, foam, bubble, bang—mix things up with Careers in Chemistry at January's Homeschool Days! Solve chemistry riddles and explore the science behind chemical reactions that make foaming geysers and floating blobs. Hear about unexpected chemistry careers and the future of the field in a video interview with chemistry professor Amanda Spiewak. All young learners are welcome to join Homeschool Day, including learning pods and those with asynchronous school schedules.
Reserve your spot now by emailing: programs@sciencemill.org. Ages 0-2: free; 3-17 (or with student ID): $9.50; Adults 18-64: $11; Seniors (65+): $9; Military: $5.50. Learning Lab $5
Face masks are required for all participants ages 5 and up inside the museum.
Sponsor Web, Event Web. Anne Hebert, 844-263-6405, info@sciencemill.org

Jan 23-24, 2021 - KERRVILLE WINTER MARKET: Kerrville, at Inn Of The Hills Conference Center, 1001 Junction Highway. Sat: 10a-5p; Sun: 11a-4p. Arts & crafts faire. Gifts, jewelry, gourmet food. Annual event. Hosted by Texas Market Guide. Admission charge. 888-225-3427. Sponsor Web

Ranch Park Jan 27-30, 2021 - HAYS COUNTY LIVESTOCK SHOW: Dripping Springs, at Ranch Park, 29401 RR-12. Web1, Web2

Jan 29-31, 2021 - KERRVILLE RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL: Kerrville, at River Star Arts 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. Free Admission. Family friendly, Event Web. Event Web. Hal, 214-632-5766, kerrvillerenfest@gmail.com

Jan 31, 2021 - HILL COUNTRY WEDDING SHOW: New Braunfels, at The Village Venue. 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, 2021


Science Mill Feb 3, 2021 - HOMESCHOOL DAY - ENGINEERING: Johnson City, at Science Mill, 101 S Lady Bird Lane. 10a-2p. All young learners are welcome to join Homeschool Day, including learning pods and those with asynchronous school schedules.
Reserve your spot now by emailing: programs@sciencemill.org. Ages 0-2: free; 3-17 (or with student ID): $9.50; Adults 18-64: $11; Seniors (65+): $9; Military: $5.50. Learning Lab $5
Face masks are required for all participants ages 5 and up inside the museum.
Sponsor Web, Event Web. Anne Hebert, 844-263-6405, info@sciencemill.org

Feb 3-6, 2021 - 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 5-6, 2021 - NO LIMITS MONSTER TRUCKS & SUPER-CROSS: Llano, at JLK Event Center, 2200 RR-152 West. 7-9p. 325-247-5159. Chamber Web, Event Web
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Feb 5-12, 2021 - 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. 830-385-9989. See special Portal focus page on "Horse riding in the Hill Country"

Feb 6, 2021 - MARDI GRAS ARTS & CRAFTS SHOW: Bandera, at Bandera County Courthouse Lawn. 7a. Proceeds benefit the Arthur Nagel Community Clinic. Free admission. Web. Genie Strickland, 210-215-1995. genie@growthresourcetx.com

Feb 6, 2021 - 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. 830-522-0054

Feb 6, 2021 - LLANO AREA WIDE GARAGE SALE: Llano, at JLK Event Center, 2200 RR-152 West. Located inside the climatized center. 9a-3p. Sponsored by the 501c3 Friends of the Llano Red Top Jail. Food and drink available. Annual event. Cost: $1/p. Chamber Web. 325-247-5354, info@llanochamber.org
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Feb 7, 2021 - 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
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Feb 13, 2021 - SECOND SATURDAY GALLERY TRAIL: Wimberley, at the Square and around town. 10a-8p. 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 13, 2021 - CHOCOLATE WALK: Boerne, downtown on the shop walk, 10a-5p. Collect handmade chocolates from 30+ participating merchants. Ticket required. 830-249-9511. Web

Feb 13-14, 2021- 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

Science Mill Feb 19, 2021 - HOMESCHOOL DAY - ENGINEERING: Johnson City, at Science Mill, 101 S Lady Bird Lane. 10a-2p. All young learners are welcome to join Homeschool Day, including learning pods and those with asynchronous school schedules.
Reserve your spot now by emailing: programs@sciencemill.org. Ages 0-2: free; 3-17 (or with student ID): $9.50; Adults 18-64: $11; Seniors (65+): $9; Military: $5.50. Learning Lab $5
Face masks are required for all participants ages 5 and up inside the museum.
Sponsor Web, Event Web. Anne Hebert, 844-263-6405, info@sciencemill.org

Feb 19-21, 2021 - 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

Feb 23, 2021 - 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

Feb 26-27, 2021 - 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

Feb 27, 2021 - RETRO MANIA COLLECTABLES SHOW: New Braunfels, at Convention Center, t Civic & Convention Center, 375 S Castell Avenue. 9a-5p. Comics, games, cards, vhs, vinyl, toys Annual event. 830-221-4011. Sponsor Web

Feb 27, 2021 - HILL COUNTRY SCOTTISH HYELAND GAMES: Hye, at Hye Cider, 123 Rocky Road. 10a-4:30p. Athletic competition. 30+ athletes registered to compete! Hye Thai is cooking up an authentic Scottish Breakfast... come early. Annual event. 830-282-0143. Web

Feb 27-28, 2021- TEXAS GUN & KNIFE SHOW: Kerrville, at Happy State Bank Expo Hall. Sat 9a-5p, Sun 10a-4p. Don or Janice Hill, 830-285-0575; tgka@live.com Event Web

Feb 27-28, 2021 - SPRING ANTIQUE SHOW: Fredericksburg, at Gillespie County Fair Grounds, 530 Fair Dr on TX-16, 2 mi S of town. 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"


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MARCH 2021


Mar 2, 2021 - TEXAS INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATION: Gruene, at Gruene Historic District! Enjoy free live music and specials on beer, dining, and merchandise at select locations. Annual event. Web, 830-629-5077

Mar 4-5, 2021 - 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

Science Mill Mar 5, 2021 - HOMESCHOOL DAY - SPACE SCIENCE: Johnson City, at Science Mill, 101 S Lady Bird Lane. 10a-2p. All young learners are welcome to join Homeschool Day, including learning pods and those with asynchronous school schedules.
Reserve your spot now by emailing: programs@sciencemill.org. Ages 0-2: free; 3-17 (or with student ID): $9.50; Adults 18-64: $11; Seniors (65+): $9; Military: $5.50. Learning Lab $5
Face masks are required for all participants ages 5 and up inside the museum.
Sponsor Web, Event Web. Anne Hebert, 844-263-6405, info@sciencemill.org

Mar 5-6, 2021 - BANDERA FIBER & ARTS FESTIVAL: Bandera, at Mansfield Park, 2886 TX-16 North. 6-9p. Annual event. celebrating Texas Sheep and Wool. Top instructors will be on hand for teaching at all levels of creating works of art from knitting, crochet, tatting, rug making, spinning wool, to felting and more. Live animals will be on hand as well. It is an immersive experience where the participant can see the process from the beginning to the finished product. Pre-registration is highly suggested for all classes. Cost varies per class. Please review the Facebook below for descriptions and further information. Vendors will be on hand to sell crafts, supplies and finished products. Web

Mar 6, 2021 - TEXAS INDEPENDENCE CELEBRATION & FLAG RETIREMENT CEREMONY: Luckenbach, at 412 Luckenbach Town Loop. Noon. 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 6, 2021 - SPRING WOMEN'S RANCH RODEO: Bandera, at Mansfield Park, 2886 TX-16 North. Annual event. Web

Mar 6, 2021 - MARKET DAY ON MAIN: Marble Falls, at Historic Downtown Main Street. 10a-4p. 100+ arts, crafts, food vendors, live music. 830-693-2815. Web

Frontier Times Museum Mar 8-12, 2021 - 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

Science Mill Mar 8-19, 2021 - ROBOT MANIA: SPRING BREAK AT THE SCIENCE MILL: Johnson City, at Science Mill, 101 S Lady Bird Lane. Robot Mania returns to the Science Mill during our expanded Spring Break schedule, with special activities every day from Monday, March 8 through Friday, March 19. Come try this year's new challenge: performing "surgery" with bionic robot arms! We'll also have robots that battle, draw and build, robot movies and "Code a Human Robot" demos, along with 50+ interactive exhibits in the museum and outside in our Science & Art Park. Activity stations run from 10:30am-12:30pm and 1:30-3:30pm Mon-Sat and 1-3pm Sunday. Reserve your tickets online to help us ensure space for all guests and provide contactless entry.
Face masks are required for all participants ages 5 and up inside the museum.
Sponsor Web, Event Web. Anne Hebert, 844-263-6405, info@sciencemill.org

National%20Museum Mar 8-21, 2021 - SPRING BREAK FUN: Fredericksburg, at National Museum of the Pacific War, 340 E Main St. Fun activities, time varies. 830-997-8600. Web

Mar 13, 2021 - TEXAS HILL COUNTRY MUSICFEST: Bandera, at 11th Street Cowboy Bar. 6p. Annual Fundraiser benefiting local non-profit organizations in Bandera. Live Music, food vendors, live auction and raffle. Melinda, 830-796-4289. Event Web

Mar 13, 2021 - POLO AND BALLOON EXPERIENCE: Bankersmith. Noon-10p. Live music, helicopter rides, food trucks, vendors. Aimee Deupi, 512-953-9428, Host Web, Victory CupAimee@victorycup.org

Mar 15-19, 2021 - SPRING BREAK AT MARBLE FALLS: Marble Falls. Various activities at different venues. Movie at sunset Fri, Mar 19, at Johnson Park, 230 Ave J South. Elevate Church of Marble Falls will host its annual skatepark event, noon-3p. Tue, Mar 16, at Falls Creek Skatepark, 900 Yett Street. Stay tuned for additional events to be scheduled.

Hill Country Alliance: education, conservation, cooperation Mar 1-May 31, 2021 - HCA HILL COUNTRY PHOTO CONTEST: Online. Do you have beautiful Texas Hill Country photos to share? Enter your best shots into the annual Hill Country Alliance (HCA) Photo Contest! Your winning photo will earn a cash prize and a feature in the 2022 Texas Hill Country Calendar. Entering online is quick and easy! Don't have a photo to enter? View all of this year's entries and vote for your favorites to help select the People's Choice category winner. Free participation. Sponsor Web, Event Web. Shannon Chambers, 512-263-9147, shannon@hillcountryalliance.org

Mar 18-20, 2021 - FRIO RIVER MUSIC FEST: Concan, at Frio Country Resort, River Road. 830-232-6580. Annual event, with live music each day, cook-offs, games, carnival, on the river. Tickets required. Event. Sponsored by Horse Pasture Cattle Company, Sponsor Web

Mar 18-20, 2021 - FRIO RIVER FEST: Concan, at Neal's Lodges & Cafe, 20970 TX-127. Annual event with live music, washer tournament, wild hog sacking, mechanical bull, and crawfish boil. Camping and Lodging along the Frio River. 830-232-6118. Venue Web

Mar 19-20, 2021 - SPRING BREAK AT PIONEER MUSEUM: Fredericksburg, at Pioneer Museum, 325 W Main Street. 10a-5p. Our most popular program! The grounds are full of living history presenters, including Texas Rangers, frontier campouts, hand crafts, corn husk doll-making, chuck wagon cooking, Comanche Indian historic interpretation, frontier songs and games. This is a great time for the whole family. Fee: $7.50 adults; $3 children school age. 830-997-8441. Web

Mar 20, 2021 - 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

Mar 21, 2021 - BLANCO RODEO ASSOCIATION SPRING PLAYDAY SERIES: Blanco, at Yett Memorial Park, 1813 US-281 South. Noon. Annual event. Free parking, free for spectators. Jenni J, 210-392-1669. Event Web, Facebook

Science Mill Mar 24, 2021 - HOMESCHOOL DAY - SPACE SCIENCE: Johnson City, at Science Mill, 101 S Lady Bird Lane. 10a-2p. All young learners are welcome to join Homeschool Day, including learning pods and those with asynchronous school schedules.
Reserve your spot now by emailing: programs@sciencemill.org. Ages 0-2: free; 3-17 (or with student ID): $9.50; Adults 18-64: $11; Seniors (65+): $9; Military: $5.50. Learning Lab $5
Face masks are required for all participants ages 5 and up inside the museum.
Sponsor Web, Event Web. Anne Hebert, 844-263-6405, info@sciencemill.org

Mar 25-28, 2021 - THUNDER IN THE HILL COUNTRY: 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. $50/pp. 409-655-8800. Web

Mar 26-27, 2021 - WILDFLOWERS IN BLOOM 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. 325-247-5354. Event Web

Mar 27, 2021 - LUCKENBACH HUG-IN & VALENTINE BALL: Luckenbach, 412 Luckenbach Town Loop. 8p-12p. Scaled back this year for Covid, one night, no camping. Ticket required. 830-997-3224. Web

AgriLife Mar 27, 2021 - 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: 512-756-9396, Event Web, Web. Irene Dauphin: 254-498-6009. Sponsor Web

Mar 27, 2021 - VFW FAMILY FREEDOM FESTIVAL: Marble Falls, at 1001 Veterans Drive. Noon-7p. Free events, community, festivals, kids & family, live entertainment, live music. Free to all families. Music, kids' activities, Hill Country motorcycle ride, car and bike show ($20 entry/free to active duty), door prizes, food and drinks, crafts, donation station for active duty military gift boxes (clothing, toiletries, non-perishables), and veteran services booths. Wear your red, white, and blue and bring a lawn chair. Michelle: 651-233-8365 or

Mar 27-28, 2021 - 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. Home of the World Rock Stacking Championship. See website for hours open. Llano Chamber, 325-247-5354. Chamber Web; Event Web

Mar 27-28, 2021 - WILDFLOWER SPRING MARKET: Dripping Springs, at Ranch Park, 1042 Event Center Drive. Annual event. Hosted by Texas Market Guide. Formerly the Wildflower Artisan and Craft Faire. TMG & Event info: 888-225-3427; Sat: 10a-5p; Sun: 11a-4p; Cost: $5/p, under 13 free. Event Web

Mar 27-28, 2021 - CASI MEN'S STATE CHILI CHAMPIONSHIP: Granite Shoals, at Quarry Park, 2221 N Phillips Ranch Road. 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. Along with chili, the Lone Star BBQ Society is holding a barbecue cook-off. Benefits local charities. . Sponsor Web, CASI Web, Craig Schlicke at schlicke@yahoo.com< !-- -->


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APRIL 2021


Apr 1-3, 2021 - LLANO RIVER CHUCK WAGON COOK-OFF: Llano, at Badu Park. 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: $20. 325-247-5354. Event Web, Chamber Web

Apr 2-4, 2021 - HIGHLAND ARTS GUILD SPRING SHOW: Marble Falls, at 318 Main Street. 10a-5p. Affordable original art and crafts by Hill Country artists. Free admission. 830-693-7324, Web

Apr 3, 2021 - FIDDLE FEST WEEKEND: Llano, at John L. Kuykendall Arena & Events Center, 2200 RR-152 West. 9:30a-5p. Open fiddle contest. 325-247-5354. Chamber Web, Event Web

Apr 3, 2021 - SPRING FLING EVENTS & WESTERN DANCE: Twin Sisters, at Dance Hall, 6720 US-281 S, 6 mi S of Blanco. 6-10p. Live music, Easter Egg Hunt, Dance and more. Annual event. Cost: $10/p. 512-833-5773. Sponsor Web

Apr 3, 2021 - 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

Apr 4, 2021 - EASTER EGG HUNT: Luckenbach, at 412 Luckenbach Town Loop. Noon. Live music, games, prizes. Free annual event. 830-997-3224. Web

Science Mill Apr 7, 2021 - HOMESCHOOL DAY - EARTH SCIENCE: Johnson City, at Science Mill, 101 S Lady Bird Lane. 10a-2p. All young learners are welcome to join Homeschool Day, including learning pods and those with asynchronous school schedules.
Reserve your spot now by emailing: programs@sciencemill.org. Ages 0-2: free; 3-17 (or with student ID): $9.50; Adults 18-64: $11; Seniors (65+): $9; Military: $5.50. Learning Lab $5
Face masks are required for all participants ages 5 and up inside the museum.
Sponsor Web, Event Web. Anne Hebert, 844-263-6405, info@sciencemill.org

Apr 9-11, 2021 - 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 9-11, 2021 - BLUEBONNET FESTIVAL: Burnet, at 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 9-11, 2021 - HIGHLAND ARTS GUILD SPRING SHOW: Marble Falls, at 318 Main Street. 10a-5p. Affordable original art and crafts by Hill Country artists. Free admission. 830-693-7324, Web Artists

Apr 10, 2021 - DIE KUNSTLER SPRING FLING ART SALE: Fredericksburg, at Adelsverein Halle at Marktplatz, downtown. 830-456-0196. Enjoy fine art and the sale of members' works. 9a-5p. Annual event Presented by Die Kunstler von ("the artists from") Fredericksburg. Free. Annette Bennett, 713-201-1451. Event Web

Apr 10, 2021 - DON'T MESS WITH TEXAS & BLANCO RIVER CLEAN-UP: Blanco. Starts at Bindseil Park. 9a-Noon. Web, Facebook. Retta Martin: 830-833-4720, keepblancobeautiful@gmail.com

Apr 10, 2021 - CITY-WIDE GARAGE SALE: Mason. Maps available at Chamber that can be picked up or emailed to you upon request. Annual event. All day. Rain or shine. Heather Harrell, 325-347-5758. Chamber Web, Event Web

Apr 10, 2021 - MASON ARTS AND WINE FESTIVAL, & CHAMBER MUSIC FEST: Mason. around the Mason square. Annual event. 11a-4p. Stroll the beautiful downtown, enjoy beautiful local art, wine tastings, and lift your spirits with the Mason community! The Mason Chamber Music Fest will also be taking place the same week/weekend from Thurs-Sun. Heather Harrell, 325-347-5758. Chamber Web

Friends of Gillespie County Historic Schools Apr 11, 2021 - GILLESPIE COUNTY HISTORIC SCHOOL ANNUAL BBQ MEAL, PRIZE DRAWING & SILENT AUCTION BENEFIT: Fredericksburg, at American Legion Hall, 726 S Washington St (US-87 S). 11a-1p. 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 11a. (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 15-18, 2021 - FAIR & OPEN RODEO: 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

Apr 16-17, 2021 - LLANO CRAWFISH OPEN: Llano, at Robinson City 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. 325-247-5354. Event Web, Chamber Web

Apr 16-17, 2021 - HILL COUNTRY HOME TOUR: . 10a-4p. Features four truly outstanding homes: Luxury Safari Tents + A Sustainable Retreat + A Serene Split Level with Views + A Hill Country Modern Beauty. Annual event. Cost: $25/p. Sponsor Web. Teresa Kendrick, 970-903-0249

Apr 17, 2021 - 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

Car Show Apr 17, 2021 - TEXAS CORVETTE ASSN OPEN CAR SHOW: Boerne, Main Square, 100 N Main Street. 10:30a-2:30p. Beautiful classic cars and Corvettes set in a backdrop of the Texas Hill Country: Entertainment, raffle, music, silent auctions and door prizes. Free. Pat Martin, 830-226-5386. Event Web. See special Portal focus page on "Car Shows in the Hill Country" --> br>
Apr 17, 2021 - JACK FAIR MEMORIAL ANTIQUE TRACTOR PULL: Boerne, at AgriCultural Museum & Arts Center, City Park, 102 City Park Road. 10a-4p. Watch 50+ antique tractors as they compete to pull the heaviest weight the farthest. Take a ride on the hay wagon! Listen to the old-time sounds of the Bluegrass music players. Watch blacksmiths in action! See a chuck wagon cook demonstrate cooking from dutch ovens. The Arts & Crafts table for the kids is put on by the Hill Country Council for the Arts. Shop for your one-of-a-kind items from our unique HandCrafted Market vendors. 210-445-1080. Cost: Donations appreciated. Web

Apr 18, 2021 - BLANCO RODEO ASSOCIATION SPRING PLAYDAY SERIES: Blanco, at Yett Memorial Park, 1813 US-281 South. Noon. Annual event. Free parking, free for spectators. Jenni J, 210-392-1669. Event Web, Facebook

Apr 19-May 7, 2021 - LIGHTS OUT, TEXAS: 11p-6a. Each light turned out saves migrating birds. Web

Apr 20, 2021 - 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

Science Mill Apr 22, 2021 - HOMESCHOOL DAY - EARTH SCIENCE: Johnson City, at Science Mill, 101 S Lady Bird Lane. 10a-2p. All young learners are welcome to join Homeschool Day, including learning pods and those with asynchronous school schedules.
Reserve your spot now by emailing: programs@sciencemill.org. Ages 0-2: free; 3-17 (or with student ID): $9.50; Adults 18-64: $11; Seniors (65+): $9; Military: $5.50. Learning Lab $5
Face masks are required for all participants ages 5 and up inside the museum.
Sponsor Web, Event Web. Anne Hebert, 844-263-6405, info@sciencemill.org

Apr 23-25, 2021 - GAME OF THROWS: Blanco, at Buggy Barn Museum & Pome-Moore Town, 1915 US-281 North. Pro & Amateur will be competing; all are welcome to come watch. Registration can be sent to bladeaces@gmail.com via Paypal. Amateur is $80, Pro is $120, and a visitor pass for the weekend is $10. bladeaces@gmail.com. 830-833-5708, Sponsor Web, Event Web, Event Feature. 512-833-5708

Apr 24, 2021 - HEADWATERS FOR HEROES COMBAT VETERAN & GOLD STAR BENEFIT: Harper, at Headwaters Saloon, 229 RR-783 South. Sporting Clay Shoot, car show, arts and craft vendors, food vendors, live music all day long, crawfish boil and BBQ meal, Live auction with hunts, guns, and many other awesome items. Gun raffles, 50/50 raffle, and door prizes. To sponsor contact Dennise Waugh at dennise.goldstarh4h@gmail.com and for questions contact headwaters4heroes@gmail.com. Sponsor Web, Facebook, stevensweeney59@gmail.com

Science Mill Apr 24, 2021 - BUTTERFLY BONANZA (+ BATS & BEES): Johnson City, at Science Mill, 101 S Lady Bird Lane. 10a-4p. Spend your day off surrounded by butterflies! Through up-close encounters and hands-on activities, learn why these dainty flyers – along with bees and bats – are crucial to the local ecosystem. Hundreds of butterflies wait to greet you inside the Aquaponics Greenhouse. Receive a butterfly to release in the outdoor Butterfly Garden (while available), and make wildflower seed bombs to plant at home to attract pollinators. Marvel at the monarch’s epic migration in Flight of the Butterfly 3D (one day only!) and get a "bat’s eye view" of what it's like to navigate with echolocation.
Reserve your spot now by emailing: programs@sciencemill.org. Ages 0-2: free; 3-17 (or with student ID): $9.50; Adults 18-64: $11; Seniors (65+): $9; Military: $5.50. Learning Lab $5
Face masks are required for all participants ages 5 and up inside the museum.
Sponsor Web, Event Web. Anne Hebert, 844-263-6405, info@sciencemill.org

Apr 24, 2021 - RRCF BUCK WILD RODEO: Bandera, at Mansfield Park Rodeo Arena, 2886 TX-16 North. 7-10p. Riding the River Cowboy Fellowship presents a Lester Meier Rodeo Company Production. Annual event. 830-522-0054, Facebook

Apr 25, 2021 - BLANCO RODEO ASSOCIATION OPEN 4D ADDED MONEY AND BUCKLE RACE: Blanco, at Yett Memorial Park, 1813 US-281 South. 10a. Free parking. Jenni J, 210-392-1669. Event Web, Facebook

Apr 29-May 1, 2021 - SYSTEMS GO: Stonewall. 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

Apr 29-May 2, 2021 - 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"
CASI Chili Appreciation Society International
Apr 30-May 2, 2021 - BARBEQUE COOK-OFF & HOWDY-ROO: Marble Falls, at Johnson Park, 230 S Ave J. Annual CASI regional championship chili event, and Lonestar Barbeque Society BBQ competition. Games, booths, raffle, live music. Benefits local charities. Web. 281-615-2408

Texas Parks & Wildlife Dept Apr 30-May 2, 2021 - COWBOY CAPITAL TRAIL RIDERS WEEKEND: Bandera, at Hill Country State Natural Area, at 3p check-in. The Cowboy Capital Trail Riders Association invites you to the Lodge and Arena at the Hill Country State Natural Area for the annual Cowboy Capital Trail Riders Weekend! TPWD Web. 830-796-4413. Chamber Web. See special Portal focus page on "Horseback riding in the Hill Country"


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May, 2021


May 1, 2021 - 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.

Wine May 1, 2021 - WEIN & SAENGERFEST LITE: New Braunfels, historic downtown, at Main Plaza, on San Antonio Street. 5-9p. Annual festival offers wine and beer tastings, and live music/entertainment. Proceeds benefit Downtown Association and New Braunfels' Parks Foundation. 830-221-4350. Event Web Artists

May 2-8, 2021 - PAINT THE TOWN: , at various locations in Highland Lakes area. 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

Science Mill May 5, 2021 - HOMESCHOOL DAY - CODING: Johnson City, at Science Mill, 101 S Lady Bird Lane. 10a-2p. All young learners are welcome to join Homeschool Day, including learning pods and those with asynchronous school schedules. Plug into creative ways to learn the basics of computer coding at the Science Mill's last Homeschool Days of the 2020-21 school year. Make fire flow and pumpkins grow with Harry Potter-inspired coding games and design a binary bracelet with a secret message in computer code. To see what's really happening behind the code, combine gears, switches and marbles to build a mechanical computer!
Reserve your spot now by emailing: programs@sciencemill.org. Ages 0-2: free; 3-17 (or with student ID): $9.50; Adults 18-64: $11; Seniors (65+): $9; Military: $5.50. Learning Lab $5
Face masks are required for all participants ages 5 and up inside the museum.
Sponsor Web, Event Web. Anne Hebert, 844-263-6405, info@sciencemill.org

May 5-8, 2021 - MAYFEST: Marble Falls, at Johnson Park, 230 Avenue J, along the shore of Backbone Creek. 5p-midnight. Free admission concert, carnival, washer pitching, live music, food vendors, and a ton of family fun. Saturday Market Day. 830-693-2815. Chamber Web, Event Web

May 7, 2021 - 175th ANNIVERSARY OPENING WEEKEND CEREMONIES: Fredericksburg. 80-998-4738. Web

May 7-8, 2021 - SCULPTURE ON MAIN STREET FEST: Marble Falls, at 307 Buena Vista Drive. Food, wine and live music along with the sculptures, closes with an announcement of the winning works. All of the sculpture entries remain on display and are for sale for an entire year following the day’s festivities. Supports Marble Falls Community Arts Program. Free admission. 830-693-2815, info@marblefalls.org Chamber Web, Event Web

JCVFD May 8, 2021 - 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 8, 2021 - SCAVENGER HUNT & TRAIL RIDE: Pipe Creek. Triple H Equitherapy presents it's annual mounted scavenger hunt, trail ride, lunch, "heroes" costume contest, walking trail, play day, kid activities and family fun! $35 for riders, $15 non riders 13 and over, $5 for non riders 12 and under. Horses will NOT be available for rent. Web

May 8, 2021 - BERTRAM ART, HERB & WINE FESTIVAL: Bertram, downtown. Sat: 10a-6p. A family-friendly event featuring handcrafted items from local vendors, artists, Texas wineries, breweries, food, and musical entertainment. Takes place in downtown Bertram. Sponsored by the Bertram Chamber of Commerce. Free admission. Annual event. Web. Joan, 254-368-0246, joan@flanigansdistillery.com -->

Friends of Gillespie County Historic Schools May 8, 2021 - GILLESPIE COUNTY HISTORIC SCHOOL OPEN HOUSE: All 12 schools will hold an open house, at 1-5p. 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 8, 2021 - SATURDAY NIGHT RODEO: Bulverde, at Tejas Rodeo Co, 401 Obst Road. 830-938-3247. Web

May 8, 2021 - NUTS AND TAIL FESTIVAL: Castell, at Castell General Store19522 RR 152-West. Serving nuts and tail. Live music starts at noon, live auction for scholarships, washer pitching, vendors. Annual event. 325-247-4100. Host Web. Facebook -->

May 8, 2021 - STREET SALE: Medina, downtown. 8a-1p. Vendors will set up along Main Stret. Free participation. While you're in Medina, the Apple Capital, be sure to visit: The Apple Store (Love Creek Orchards), The Core Coffeehouse, Chuckwagon Cafe, The Old Timer, Keese's BBQ. Web

Science Mill May 9, 2021 - MOTHER'S DAY AT THE SCIENCE MILL: Johnson City, at Science Mill, 101 S Lady Bird Lane. 11a-2p. Celebrate the people who help us grow, and make great family memories this Mother's Day at the Science Mill! Spend a day with Mother Nature in the outdoor Science & Art Park, with exhibits all ages will enjoy. Explore the Butterfly Garden and make wildflower seed bombs to give as a gift. Pack a lunch to enjoy at picnic tables or a blanket to spread out in the pecan grove across the creek. After exploring 50+ indoor and outdoor exhibits, head to the neighboring Johnson Settlement Trail (a 1-mile loop) for a Hill Country stroll. Special wildflower seed bomb activity runs from 11a-2p.
Reserve your spot now by emailing: programs@sciencemill.org. Ages 0-2: free; 3-17 (or with student ID): $9.50; Adults 18-64: $11; Seniors (65+): $9; Military: $5.50. Learning Lab $5
Face masks are required for all participants ages 5 and up inside the museum.
Sponsor Web, Event Web. Anne Hebert, 844-263-6405, info@sciencemill.org

May 14-15, 2021 - BURNET COUNTY RODEO: Burnet, at Burnet County Fair & Rodeo Grounds, 1301 Houston Clinton Dr, behind the airport. CBull riding, bronc busting and more. Sponsor Web

May 15-16, 2021 - SPARTAN RACES: Burnet, at Reveille Peak Ranch, 105 CR-114, west of town. Punish yourself physically and mentally with one of three obstacle races. Spectators welcome. 512-755-4417. rprtexas.com

May 16, 2021 - BLANCO RODEO ASSOCIATION SPRING PLAYDAY SERIES: Blanco, at Yett Memorial Park, 1813 US-281 South. Noon. Annual event. Free parking, free for spectators. Jenni J, 210-392-1669. Event Web, Facebook

Science Mill May 20, 2021 - HOMESCHOOL DAY - CODING: Johnson City, at Science Mill, 101 S Lady Bird Lane. 10a-2p. All young learners are welcome to join Homeschool Day, including learning pods and those with asynchronous school schedules. Plug into creative ways to learn the basics of computer coding at the Science Mill's last Homeschool Days of the 2020-21 school year. Make fire flow and pumpkins grow with Harry Potter-inspired coding games and design a binary bracelet with a secret message in computer code. To see what's really happening behind the code, combine gears, switches and marbles to build a mechanical computer!
Reserve your spot now by emailing: programs@sciencemill.org. Ages 0-2: free; 3-17 (or with student ID): $9.50; Adults 18-64: $11; Seniors (65+): $9; Military: $5.50. Learning Lab $5
Face masks are required for all participants ages 5 and up inside the museum.
Sponsor Web, Event Web. Anne Hebert, 844-263-6405, info@sciencemill.org

May 22, 2021 - BARK IN THE PARK: Burnet, at Haley Nelson Park. 6p. Live concert. Sponsored by Hill Country Humane Society. 512-793-5463. hillcountryhumanesociety.org Artists

May 27-July 2, 2021 - 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 28-30, 2021 - BANDERA STOMPEDE PCRA PRO RODEO: Bandera, at Show Barn, Mansfield Park Rodeo Arena, 2886 TX-16 North. Live entertainment each night. 830-796-4849. Event Web

May 28-28, 2021 - 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

Jaycees May 28-30, 2021 - 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

Science Mill May 29, 2021 - JURASSIC EXPERIENCE + JURASSIC FLIGHT 4D OPENS: Johnson City, at Science Mill, 101 S Lady Bird Lane. 10a-2p. Travel back to the time of dinosaurs at Jurassic Experience! This all-ages day of dino activities celebrates the grand opening of Jurassic Flight 4D, our new 4D virtual reality experience that lets you explore a prehistoric world as a soaring pterosaur. Book times for Jurassic Flight 4D when you buy general admission tickets online; Jurassic Flight 4D is $5 per ride, free for Members. Spots are limited and pre-registration is strongly recommended!
Reserve your spot now by emailing: programs@sciencemill.org. Ages 0-2: free; 3-17 (or with student ID): $9.50; Adults 18-64: $11; Seniors (65+): $9; Military: $5.50. Learning Lab $5
Face masks are required for all participants ages 5 and up inside the museum.
Sponsor Web, Event Web. Anne Hebert, 844-263-6405, info@sciencemill.org

May 29, 2021 - CHUCK WAGON DINNER & SHOW: Bandera, at Flying L Ranch Resort. 6:30-8:30p. Live country music, dancing, BBQ dinner. 830-796-7745. Web

May 29-30, 2021 - ANTIQUE BARN SALE & MARKET: New Braunfels. 9a-5p. Sponsored by and benefits New Braunfels Conservation Society. 830-832-9699. Web

May 29-30, 2021 - WIMBERLEY OPEN PRO 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. Web


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JUNE, 2021


June 4-5, 2021 - BURNET COUNTY AREA FAIR - BLUE JEANS AND COUNTRY DREAMS: Burnet, at AgriLife Auditorium, 607 N Vandeveer Street. Highlights the country charm of the area and celebrates its many traditional activities, including gardening, canning, needlework, woodworking, and quilting. You can also attend several cooking demonstrations and shop vendors. Includes Ice Cream Crank-off, 42 dominos tournament, and a motorcycle show. Event Web. Fair: Lela Goar, 512-585-7606, goarl.207a@gmail.com Rodeo: Cody Oorman, 830-798-4018.

June 4-5, 2021 - LLANO OPEN-PRO RODEO: Llano, at John L. Kuykendall Event Center, 2200 RR-152. 325-248-5937. Bull riding, bronc busting, barrel racing, and more. Web

June 4-6, 2021 - TEXAS TRAIL RUNNING FESTIVAL: Spicewood, at Krause Springs, 404 Krause Spring Rd, and at Spider Mountain and at Grelle Recreation Area, 440 CR-412 near Krause Springs. Combine one of Texas' best swimming holes with great single track. Add live music, a beautiful privately owned ranch, outdoor movies, free prize giveaways, food trucks, games, Family and Kids Zone, and trail running all day and night. Web

June 4 & 6, 2021 - MASON CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL: Mason, at various locations. Web. 325-218-2353

June 5, 2021 - 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 -->

June 5, 2021 - 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 5, 2021 - 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 5, 2021 - SUMMER MARKET ON MAIN: Marble Falls, at Historic Downtown Main Street. 10a-4p. 100+ arts, crafts, food vendors, live music. 830-693-2815. Web

June 5, 2021 - KERRVILLE PET FURSTIVAL: Kerrville, at 1700 Sidney Baker St, Kerrville TX 78028. 10a-2p. Taco truck, pet photos, giveaways, wag bags of goodies, Ask The Trainer - get guidance for your furry friends - and so much more! Pets on leashes.

June 11-12, 2021 - 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 11-13, 2021 - 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. Features speakers in the courthouse on growing and using lavender, general horticulture, geology, and more; live music in nearby Bindseil Park; and Texas food, wine, and beer in the Texas Made tent. Free admission. 830-833-5101. Web. See special Portal focus page on "All Things Lavender"

June 14-16, 2021 - 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 -->

Science Mill June 14-18, 2021 - SCIENCE OUTSIDE SUMMER CAMP: Johnson City, at Science Mill, 101 S Lady Bird Lane. a-p. Each day is a fun-filled experience, including trips to Bamberger Ranch Preserve and The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment. Spots are limited; scholarships available for those who qualify.
Reserve your spot now by emailing: programs@sciencemill.org. Ages 0-2: free; 3-17 (or with student ID): $9.50; Adults 18-64: $11; Seniors (65+): $9; Military: $5.50. Learning Lab $5
Face masks are required for all participants ages 5 and up inside the museum.
Sponsor Web, Event Web. Anne Hebert, 844-263-6405, info@sciencemill.org

June 17-19, 2021 - PEACH JAMBOREE & RODEO: Stonewall, at the Rodeo Ground, 250 Peach Street. Celebrate the bounty of local peaches. Activities include breakfast, rodeo, live music, dance, races, peach eating contest, peach seed spitting contest, peach auction, peach queen coronation, and children's peach patch. 830-644-2735. Web. See special Portal focus page on "Peaches in the Hill Country"

June 19, 2021 - CHILI COOK OFF: Johnson City, at Proof & Cooper, 209 E Main Street. 20 spots. Live music, beer. 830-868-0477. proofandcooperatthelumberyard.com

June 19-20, 2021 - SLIDE INTO MARBLE FALLS: Marble Falls. The three-lane waterslide plunges riders 1,000 feet down the Third Street hill from Main St to Ave J. Open: Sat 10a-10p. Sun: noon-8p. Marble Falls/Lake LBJ Chamber of Commerce. Tickets required.

Science Mill June 19-20, 2021 - FATHER'S DAY SUPERHERO SCACVENGER HUNT: Johnson City, at Science Mill, 101 S Lady Bird Lane. 10a-4p. Celebrate the heroes in your life this Father's Day weekend with a Superhero Scavenger Hunt at the Science Mill, June 19 and June 20! Follow the clues to find 10 heroes hiding out among 50+ hands-on exhibits, including Batman, Wolverine, Aquaman and Captain Marvel. This self-guided activity will help you uncover real science that sounds like it's straight from a comic book: The power to move things with your mind! The power to regrow limbs! The power to control the weather! Scavenger hunt is included in general admission to the Science Mill.
Reserve your spot now by emailing: programs@sciencemill.org. Ages 0-2: free; 3-17 (or with student ID): $9.50; Adults 18-64: $11; Seniors (65+): $9; Military: $5.50. Learning Lab $5
Face masks are required for all participants ages 5 and up inside the museum.
Sponsor Web, Event Web. Anne Hebert, 844-263-6405, info@sciencemill.org

Science Mill June 21-25, 2021 - SCIENCE OUTSIDE SUMMER CAMP: Johnson City, at Science Mill, 101 S Lady Bird Lane. a-p. Each day is a fun-filled experience, including trips to Bamberger Ranch Preserve and The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment. Spots are limited; scholarships available for those who qualify.
Reserve your spot now by emailing: programs@sciencemill.org. Ages 0-2: free; 3-17 (or with student ID): $9.50; Adults 18-64: $11; Seniors (65+): $9; Military: $5.50. Learning Lab $5
Face masks are required for all participants ages 5 and up inside the museum.
Sponsor Web, Event Web. Anne Hebert, 844-263-6405, info@sciencemill.org

June 26, 2021 - ANTIQUE ENGINE & TRACTOR PULL: Johnson City, at County Fairgrounds, 619 US-281 North. 9a-6p. Events for various size and age tractors from 1965 and older. Enjoy food and vendors. Access fee by donation. Proceeds to local 4H and FFA. Sponsored by Johnson City Antique Tractor and Engine Club. 830-225-3228. Facebook

June 26, 2021 - 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"

Amateur Radio Emergency Com June 26-27, 2021 - AMATEUR RADIO FIELD DAY: . 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, kb5tx.org, n7rf@arrl.org
  • Kerrville, at W3XO, Our Lady Of The Hills High School Athletic Complex, TX-27 S, 830-343-3366, 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
  • Leander, at N5TT, Williamson County Amateur Radio Club, Devine Lake Park, 1807 Waterfall Ave, Bob Redoutey: 512-423-8394, 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, 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, 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.


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July, 2021


July 2-4, 2021 - WE THE PEOPLE EXTRAVAGANZA: San Saba, at Mill Pond Park, 1800 US-190, E of town. Fri: kickball tournament. Sat: fun run, car show, parade, corn hole tournament, paddle board & kayak all day, Sun: golf tournament, Fireworks at dusk. Vendors. 325-372-8291, Chamber Web

July 2-4, 2021 - 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, Bad? Event Web -->

July 3, 2021 - FREEDOM FESTIVAL: 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 3, 2021 - FIRE IN THE SKY: Dripping Springs, at Hog Heaven. 7-10p. Fireworks begin at dark. A free, professional fireworks show hosted by Carrie Isaac for Texas and Dripping Springs Fire in the Sky. Benefits Veterans and First Responders. Facebook

July 3-4, 2021 - JULY JUBILEE, RODEO & INDEPENDENCE DAY PARADE & ARTS & CRAFTS SHOW: Leakey, at Courthouse Square on US-83. Fri: Rodeo at 8p at Rodeo Arena on RM-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 3, 2021 - INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATION: Lakehills. Parade begins at Park Road 37. Line-up & Sign up: 9:30a. Entry Judging: 10a. Parade: 11a. Raffle, auction, and BBQ chicken and sausage plate at the Lakehills American Legion Post #410, 147 26th Street. Serving starts at noon. Live music on the gazebo beginning 1p. Doug: 830-212- 9030. Event Web

July 3-4, 2021 - 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 4, 2021 - 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 9:30a; parade at 10a. Marlene, 830-796-3045. Annual event sponsored by Cowboy Capital Pet Assistance League. Event Web

July 5-11, 2021 - SPRING HO FESTIVAL: Lampasas, downtown. a beauty pageant, the Hayloft Party talent contest, the county fair, a carnival, a dance contest, the Kiddie Fishing Derby, arts and crafts, a pet parade, a diaper derby, a barbecue cook-off, and more. 512-556-5301. Web

July 9-10, 2021 - ROUND-UP WEEKEND PARADE & FESTIVAL: Mason at Heritage Park and downtown. Parade will be held at 10a and circle the Courthouse Square. All festivities will move over to the Round Up Festival that will be located at Heritage Park off of Moody Street. There will be arts & crafts, food, races, games and rides for the kids. Live Music 11a-2p, Acoustic Song Swap. Rodeo will be held both Fri and Sat. Chamber Web

July 10-11, 2021 - KERRVILLE SUMMER MARKET: Kerrville, at Inn Of The Hills Conference Center, 1001 Junction Highway (TX-27). Sat: 10a-5p; Sun: 11a-4p. Shop in air conditioned comfort! Vendors from all over the state and beyond will be here to present their art, jewelry, clothing and accessories, gourmet food, gift items, and so much more! Annual event. Hosted by Texas Market Guide. 830-895-5000. Sponsor Web

Science Mill July 28-Aug 1, 2021 - : Johnson City, at Science Mill, 101 S Lady Bird Lane. 10a-4p. What’s that in the waves? It’s getting closer…it’s SHARK WEEK, circling the Science Mill July 28-August 1! Fans of the fin will find shark activities throughout the museum and Science & Art Park: Hunt for shark teeth in the Fossil Dig; Watch Great Whites on the big screen; Sink your teeth into Shark Trivia; Pose with a life-size replica of a megalodon’s jaws—the largest shark to ever live; And more! All activities included with general museum admission.
Reserve your spot now by emailing: programs@sciencemill.org. Ages 0-2: free; 3-17 (or with student ID): $9.50; Adults 18-64: $11; Seniors (65+): $9; Military: $5.50. Learning Lab $5
Face masks are required for all participants ages 5 and up inside the museum.
Sponsor Web, Event Web. Anne Hebert, 844-263-6405, info@sciencemill.org

July 29-31, 2021 - LAMPASAS RIATA ROUNDUP: Lampasas, at the 580 Sports Complex, 2351 FM-580. Annual event with rodeo, queen contest, dancing with live music, children's activities, concessions. 512-556-5172. Chamber Web

July 31-Aug 1, 2021 - ORIGINAL RACE DAY CLASSIC STEER SHOW: Fredericksburg, at Gillespie County Fairgrounds, 530 Fair Dr just off TX-16, 2 mi S of town. All day. Venue Web, Event Web

Science Mill July 28-Aug 1, 2021 - : Johnson City, at Science Mill, 101 S Lady Bird Lane. 10a-2p. What's that in the waves? It's getting closer…it's SHARK WEEK, circling the Science Mill July 28-August 1! Fans of the fin will find shark activities throughout the museum and outdoor Science & Art Park: hunt for shark teeth in the Fossil Dig, watch Great Whites on the big screen, sink your teeth into Shark Trivia, pose with a life-size replica of a megalodon's jaws-the largest shark to ever live-and more! All activities included with general museum admission.
Reserve your spot now by emailing: programs@sciencemill.org. Ages 0-2: free; 3-17 (or with student ID): $9.50; Adults 18-64: $11; Seniors (65+): $9; Military: $5.50. Learning Lab $5
Face masks are required for all participants ages 5 and up inside the museum.
Sponsor Web, Event Web. Anne Hebert, 844-263-6405, info@sciencemill.org


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AND BEYOND IN 2021


Aug 6-7, 2021 - SWEET PICKIN'S VINTAGE FAIR: Mason>, at Lea Lou Co-Op Event Barns, located on Mason's historic downtown square. Fri: 5-9p & Sat: 9a-5p. 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

Aug 7-8, 2021 - LAKEFEST DRAG BOAT RACES: Marble Falls, Johnson Park & Lakeside Park, entrance at Yett & Main St, 307 Buena Vista Drive. 7a start. The Chamber turns Lake Marble Falls into a liquid quarter-mile "racetrack" and the banks of the lake into a wild boat race party. 120+ race boats. 830-693-2815. Chamber Web

Aug 27, 2021 - GILLESPIE COUNTY FAIR PARADE: Fredericksburg, at downtown. Annual, free event. 830-997-2359. Host & Venue Web

Aug 28, 2021 - VIVA LAKE TRAVIS CASINO NIGHT: 6:30p. Cost: Annual event. Event Web. Jennifer Sandoval, 512-267-7952, jennifer@northlaketravischamber.org

Aug 28-29, 2021 - 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"

Aug 28-29, 2021 - MAIN STREET MARKET: San Marcos, at Embassy Suites, 1001 E McCarty Lane. Sat: 10a-5p; Sun: 11a-4p. The best in clothing, jewelry, home and holiday decor, gifts, gourmet food, accessories, Texas handmade, gifts for the guys, candles, art, soaps & bath products and so much more! Annual event. Hosted by Texas Market Guide. 830-895-5000. Sponsor Web

Car Show Sep 18, 2021 - 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

Sep 24-25, 2021 - 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. BBQ dinner on Sat 6p and rodeo at 7:30p. Adrian Lucero, 318-347-7931. Live music. Host Web, Facebook

Oct 1-3, 2020 - 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 6p 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 2, 2021 - HARVEST MOON GALA: New Braunfels. Experience the New Braunfels Conservation Society's Harvest Moon Gala at the historic 1853 Arnold-Rauch-Brandt ranch. 6p. Only once a year is this completely preserved 19th century German farmstead open for only 150 guests. Gala tickets include an upscale country smorgasbord meal, live music, hay rides, haus & barn tours and an enjoyable evening under the stars at this remote ranch house including transportation to the ranch from town. Cost: $100/p. Host Web. 830-629-2943, 1nbcs@att.net

Oct 2, 2021 - WILD GAME DINNER: Johnson City, at Fairgrounds, Show Barn, US-281 North. 4-12p. Annual event supports Blanco County Youth Livestock Show. Donation. 830-833-5335. Chamber Web

Oct 7-10, 2021 - 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 8-10, 2021 - 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 free pig roast, Poker Run, night bike show, free camping on the Pedernales River, self-contained RV area. BBQ on Sat, bands Fri-Sat nights, and more. $45 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

Oct 9-10, 2021 - HILL COUNTRY HARVEST MARKET: Dripping Springs, Ranch Park & Event Center, 1042 DS Ranch Road. Sat: 10a-5p; Sun: 11a-4p. Great selection of unique and unusual items including gourmet food, clothing and accessories, handmade jewelry, western art, gift items and much, much more! This fun fall shopping event will get you started early on your Christmas shopping! Free parking. Annual event. Hosted by Texas Market Guide. 830-895-5000. Sponsor Web

Oct 15-16, 2021 - CLASSIC SOAP BOX DERBY: Marble Falls, at Historic Downtown, 3rd & Main. 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 1, Web 2

Oct 15-17, 2021 - 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 16, 2021 - KERRVILLE RIVER FESTIVAL: Kerrville, at Louise Hays Park, 202 Thompson Drive. 1-9:30p. Expanding this year to inspire and motivate community members to get outside for a fun day of outdoor adventure. A combination of Get Outdoors Day activities along with a lineup of great entertainment. Features local booths, exhibits, and activities designed for good old-fashion fun for the entire family. The Kids' Zone. Fireworks show. Free. Web. 830-257-7300, Kassie Phillips, 512-647-9124, kassierae@tseentertainment.com

Oct 23, 2021 - POINT VENTURE HOLIDAY BAZAAR: Point Venture, at Point Venture Club Room, 555 Venture Blvd South. 9a-4p. Annual event. Sponsor Web; Event Web, Leslie Rupard, 281-799-0114, sunshine463LR@gmail.com

Oct 23-24, 2021 - TEXAS CLAY FESTIVAL: Gruene, at Gruene Historical District of New Braunfels, 1296 Gruene Road. Sat: 10a-6p; Sun: 1-a-5p. Featuring 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

Oct 23-30, 2021 - MARIGOLD FESTIVAL: Blanco, at various venues. A week of multi-cultural celebrations of the glorious marigold. Workshops, speakers, movies, music, merriment. Annual event. 830-833-5428. Event Web

Nov 8-12, 2021 - 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 26-28, 2021 - ANGELS & MISTLETOE HOLIDAY MARKET:

San Marcos, 1001 E McCarty Lane, at Embassy Suites, Hotel, Conference Center. Fri-Sat: 10a-5p; Sun: 11a-4p. Unique gifts, beautiful clothing and accessories, men's gifts, incredible jewelry, handmade One-of-a-Kind unique items you won't find at the mall! Annual event. Hosted by Texas Market Guide. 830-895-5000. Sponsor Web

Nov 27, 2021 - DECK THE HALLS: Stonewall, at LBJ State Park & Historic Site, and Sauer-Beckmann Living History Farm, Visitor Complex, at 199 Park Rd 52.Texas Parks & Wildlife Dept 10a-3p. Make Christmas decorations with natural materials. Help the Sauer-Beckmann Farm get ready for the holidays by stringing popcorn and decorating cookies to hang on our Christmas tree. Learn how make wreaths out of local cedar and dip your own candles so you, too, can get ready for das Weihnachten (Christmas). This annual event was formerly known as “Cookie Decorating and German Holiday Traditions. Free. 830-644-2252. Web

Dec 3-5, 2021 - 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 3-5, 2021 - 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 11, 2021 - KINDERFEST: Fredericksburg, at Pioneer Museum, 325 W Main Street. 10a. 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, $3/child. 830-990-8441. Web

Friends of Gillespie County Historic Schools Dec 18, 2021 - GILLESPIE COUNTY HISTORIC SCHOOL ANNUAL BAKE SALE FUNDRAISER: Fredericksburg, at: Jeks Pit Stop, 528 W Main St; at JP Morgan Chase Bank: 150 E Main Street); and Weinheimer & Son: 14462 E US Highway 290. 7:30a-1:30p. resented 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


SPECIAL ON-GOING EVENTS & ACTIVITIES



Be sure to check our Live Entertainment calendar for scheduled dates booked live musical performance and entertainment, including recurring musical gatherings.

Also see our focus page on Farmers Markets & Market Days, as these market venues often have excellent live entertainment and food.

Always double check dates as schedules can change,
particularly during holidays, inclement weather and area-wide public health threats.




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

Every Day, LIVE TUNES AT GRUENE HALL: Gruene, at 1281 Gruene Rd, Gruene/New Braunfels. Most shows are free Mon-Thurs evenings and Sat and Sun afternoons. Fri and Sat evenings are generally ticketed or cover shows. 830-606-1601. For band schedule: Host 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: Canyon Lake Area, 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. Web. 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; Web

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

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, A THIRST FOR NATURE: Boerne. A specially themed event at Cibolo Nature Center, for you to learn about different local plants and wildlife. Sip on beverages made for the theme. 830-249-4616. Web

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

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. 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 Fri, POT LUCK LUNCHES: Marble Falls, at Senior Activity Center, 618 Ave L. 11a-3p. 830-693-5611. Ages 50+. Games. Web

Every 1st Fri, ART WALK: Fredericksburg, Downtown. 5p. Web. Ten fine art gallery open for exhibits, casual art talks, demonstrations, entertainment, with wine from local wineries. Event held every month.

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 1st Fri, WINE SHARE: Kerrville. 6-7:30p. A fun way to meet new wines, people, places of business, and art. Bring one bottle of wine per each two people, and your own glasses. 830-896-6600. See website for new location each month: firstfridaywineshare.com

Every 1st Fri, BIRD HIKE: Cypress Mill, at Westcave Outdoor Discovery Center. 8a-10a. Led by local expert avian biologist. $20. Web

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

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 4th Fri, PICKIN & GRINNIN'& OPEN MIC: Briggs, at Community Center, 185 Loop 308. 6:30p. 512-556-1471. Bluegrass, country music, folk music. All musicians are welcome whether amplified or acoustic! Kids and teens that play & sing, or adults that just want to pick along.

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, SEAQUIST VICTORIAN MANSION TOUR: Mason. 10a-2p, Feb-Dec. No reservations, just show up. Admission fees. Refreshments. Built of sandstone in the late 1880s, this 22-room, 15 fireplace house is elaborately detailed with carved limestone. Web, Facebook

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, GALLERY TRAIL: Wimberley. 4-7p. Free. Lynn Myers, 830-708-7433

Every 2nd Sat, BLUEGRASS JAM: Boerne. Bring your instrument and play alone or just enjoy talented bluegrass musicians jam at the AgriCultural. 210-445-1080. visitboerne.org

Every Last Sat, NUGENT AVENUE ART WALK: Johnson City. Park, walk and enjoy the art, wine, food at 7 downtown art galleries. 4-8p

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 Sun, SUNDAY PICKERS CIRCLE: Round Mountain, at Totties, US-281 North, 222 Lee Lane. 2p. Free, 512-790-1555

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

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. Web

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

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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