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Jan 1, 2022 - COWGIRL ROUNDUP: Bandera, at Mansfield Park Rodeo Arena, at noon. Bandera County Cowgirls gather for a panoramic photo on horseback followed by an afternoon of demonstrations on how the modern day cowgirl makes her living with the horse. Examples of showmanship, dressage, and speed events will be held in the arena. The history of the American cowgirl, singer/songwriters, storytellers, and artists will be featured. Bring your best horse and biggest hat. Arrive 11:30 saddled and ready to sign-up and line-up. Women only in photo. Horse-less OK but Western Attire is necessary. Bring Coggins and look for Leanne Beauxbeannes: formerparkranger@gmail.com. Event Web. 830-522-0054. Chamber Web. See special Portal focus page on "Horseback riding in the Hill Country"

Jan 1, 2022 - 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, 2022 - POLAR BEAR SPLASH: Kyle, at Kyle City Pool, 1300 W Center St, 10a-11a. 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. Ticket required. Event Web. Austin Haralson: 512-262-3939, aharalson@cityofkyle.com
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Jan 1, 2022 - HAIR OF THE DOG DAY: Gruene, at Gruene Hall, 1281 Gruene Road. 2-11p. Free live entertainment all day. 830-629-5077. Sponsor Web

Jan 1, 2022 - BLUE HOLE POLAR BEAR PLUNGE AND 5K: Wimberley, at Blue Hole Regional Park, 100 Blue Hole Lane. 10a-2p. Celebrate the New Year! This action packed event is fun for the whole family! Tickets cover your admission to the 5K, a special edition Blue Hole Polar Bear Plunge T-shirt, and a swag bag! If you are just plunging, you do not need a ticket. We will have a fire at our firepit, hot drinks, and music! Make sure to bring a change of clothes and a towel. Cost: $25/p. Annual event. More detail and ticket website

Jan 1, 2022 - WALKWAY OF LIGHTS: Marble Falls, at Lakeside Park, 307 Buena Vista Drive. 6-10p. 2+ million lights transform Lakeside Park. Grab a cup of hot cocoa, get a photo with Santa, and take a stroll through the breathtaking winter wonderland that is Walkway of Lights. New ice skating rink. Open nightly, outdoors, weather permitting. Parade on opening day, 6p. 844-635-4448. Event Web

Jan 1, 2022 - MARBLE FALLS WINTER ICE SKATING RINK: Marble Falls, at Lakeside Park, 307 Buena Vista Drive. 6-10p. This year with the addition of snow nights. Ticket required. Web

Texas Parks & Wildlife Dept Jan 1, 2022 - 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

Jan 1, 2022 - NEW YEAR'S ROPING EVENT: Bandera, at Ridin' the River Cowboy Fellowship Ministry Arena. An epic day of roping! Books Open 3p, Roping starts 4p. Dragsteer Team Roping & Breakaway Dummy Roping. Prize money. Troy: 830-446-9284; Sam: 830-446-2866. Event Web

Jan 1, 2022 - 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 1-2, 2022 - EISBAHN OUTDOOR ICE SKATING: Fredericksburg, at 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 1-2, 2022 - 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. Courthouse lighting ceremony. Proclaimed as "the Centerpiece of one of the biggest shows on the Texas Hill Country Regional Christmas Lighting Trail" by Southern Living magazine with a courthouse that "shines brighter than the star of Bethlehem". The entire town is bathed in lights with 100,000 lights twinkling on the Blanco County Courthouse while Pedernales Electric Coop’s Headquarters on Ave F boasts a lighted forest of over 1 million lights. Brilliant lighted holiday displays at Memorial Park on Main Street. Hayrides and carriage rides are available throughout the season. Fireworks. Each weekend, the Garden Club fills the Courthouse with Christmas ornaments and holiday crafts for purchase. Chamber: 830-868-7684. Web. See JOHNSON CITY LIGHTS SPECTACULAR article with pictures, by George Cofran, freelance author, at: HillCountryPortal.com/reports/LightsSpectacular

Jan 1-2, 2022 - CHRISTMAS BY THE HIGHWAY: Granite Shoals, at the corner of HA Barnett Dr and RR-1431 from 5-11:30p and 6-7:30a as students make their way to school. Stroll through more than 100 displays. Hay bales are set up throughout the display for visitors to sit and enjoy the lights. Depending on the weather, there may be cookies and hot chocolate. Santa, photos, carols. Free, donations desired. 100 displays, of which 20 are animated. Web

Jan 1-2, 2022 - SANTA'S RANCH: New Braunfels, at 9561 IH-35 North. Sat: 6p-11p, Sun: 6p-10p; 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, 2022 - WEIHNACHTSZEIT-CHRISTMAS NIGHT OF LIGHTS: Fredericksburg, at Marktplatz, downtown. 6p every evening. Carols, history, Free. Event Web

Jan 1-7, 2022 - 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 dark until 10p. Web-Facebook

Jan 1- approx Jan 15, 2022 - 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-Mar 13, 2022 - WINTERFISCH: Mason, at the James River Crossing at FM-2389. Noon-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 2, 2022 - 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

Jan 2-3, 7-8, 2022 - KENDALL COUNTY JUNIOR LIVESTOCK SHOW AND SALE: Comfort, Kendall County Youth Agriculture & Equestrian Center, 649 FM-289. 10a-10p. Free annual event. 830-249-9343. Web, Facebook

Jan 3-8, 2022 - 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 5-7, 2022 - MASON COUNTY LIVESTOCK SHOW & EXPO: Mason, at Fort Mason Park Community Building on US-87. This experience provides a fundamental opportunity for our youth to build character, skills and self-confidence through real world experiences in livestock, ag mechanics and food & nutrition. Exhibitors develop and expand their knowledge in animal husbandry, project design and development, interviewing and personal skills that they will use throughout their lives. 325-347-6459. Chamber Web. Facebook, Event Web

Jan 5-8, 2022 - GILLESPIE COUNTY YOUTH LIVESTOCK SHOW: Fredericksburg, Exhibition Hall at Gillespie County Fair Grounds, 530 Fair Dr on TX-16, 2 mi S of town. Stock show for Gillespie County youth to exhibit and sell their 4H and FFA animal projects. All day. 830-997-2359. Sponsor Web, Venue Web

Jan 5-8, 2022 - KERR COUNTY LIVESTOCK SHOW: Kerrville, at 3785 TX-27. Web, Facebook. 830-257-3112

Jan 6-8, 2022 - 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 6-8, 2022 - LAMPASAS COUNTY YOUTH LIVESTOCK SHOW: Lampasas, at Show Barn, 283 US-281. 8p. Facebook, Event Web

Jan 6-8, 2022 - SAN SABA COUNTY YOUNG FARMERS LIVESTOCK SHOW & SALE: San Saba, at County Show Barn, Church Street. Annual event, FFA hosted. Facebook

Jan 9, 2022 - INDIE FILM NITE IN BLANCO: Blanco, at Gem of the Hills, 2233 US-281 North. 6p. Selected short films, food, BYOB, Q & A with filmmakers. Free! Sponsored by Hill Country Film Society. Connie Barron: 512-750-6362. Web, Facebook

Science Mill Jan 12, 2022 - HOMESCHOOL DAY: CAREERS IN ENERGY: Johnson City, at Science Mill, 101 S Lady Bird Lane. 10a-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. Cheyanne Jackson, 844-263-6405, info@sciencemill.org

Jan 13-14, 2022 - REAL COUNTY JR LIVESTOCK SHOW: Leakey, at Show Barn. 830-232-6755. Web, Facebook

AgriLife Jan 13-16, 2022 - BLANCO COUNTY YOUTH COUNCIL STOCK SHOW & SALSA CONTEST: Johnson City, at Blanco County Fairgrounds. Web. Keitha Johnson, 833-833-4138, bcyc78@gmail.com

Jan 13-15, 2022 - 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 14-15, 2022 - GRANDSTAND SHEEP SHOW: Fredericksburg, Livestock Barn at Gillespie County Fair Grounds, 530 Fair Dr on TX-16, 2 mi S of town. All day. 830-997-2359. Web

Jan 14-15, 2022 - RANGER BBQ SMOKE-OFF: Spring Branch, at Good Bull Ranch, 6815 FM-311. Open to public, community event. This is a chance for our Ranger families to gather for food and a little competition. Bring your tents, RVs and your friends! Grab a team of your closest friends and enter the BBQ smoke-off. Even if you don't cook come out to celebrate and hang out with your friends. Your entry fee includes the cost of these entries: Brisket, Spare Ribs and Chicken. All other categories are $25. Bloody Marys! Over $2000 in prizes. Annual event. Web

Jan 14-16, 2022 - NEW BRAUNFELS ANTIQUE SHOW: 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"

Jan 14-21, 2022 - HILL DISTRICT GRANDSTAND YOUTH LIVESTOCK SHOW: , at various locations in the Hill Country. Youth from 40+ counties will participate in the Market Shows and Gilt Show, and we will also have Breeding Shows, Agricultural Mechanics Show, and Livestock Judging Contest that will be open to statewide entries. Web

Science Mill Jan 15, 2022 - SNOW DAY: Johnson City, at Science Mill, 101 S Lady Bird Lane. a-p. 30 tons of real snow in our Science & Art Park. Launch snowball slingshots, play the ice chimes, watch chainsaw ice sculpting, make snowmen AND amazing memories together. Become a Science Mill Member for the new year and enjoy free admission and skip-the-line entry to Snow Day, plus more Member perks.
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. Cheyanne Jackson, 844-263-6405, info@sciencemill.org

Jan 15, 2022 - KID FISH DAY: Fredericksburg, at Pavilion #4, 432 Lady Bird Dr, Lady Bird Johnson Municipal Park, 2 mi S of town, off TX-16. 9a-noon. This event for kids and their families will take place in Live Oak Creek just north of the bridge to the golf course where it will be stocked with rainbow trout. In order to give the trout time to acclimate to the water, we ask that you do not begin to fish until the day of the event. This event is free and open to the public. It includes a self-guided casting practice station and rainbow trout fishing. There will be some fishing poles available to use, but participants can bring their own. Bait and other equipment will be provided. Hot cocoa and coffee will be available for free to guests. Anyone over the age of 17 must have a valid fishing license. 830-997-4202

Jan 15, 2022 - 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 15-16, 2022 - BIG TEX GUN SHOW: Dripping Springs, at Ranch Park, 29339 RR-12. 9a-4p. 512-894-2390. Web

Jan 15-16, 2022 - HILL COUNTRY GEM & MINERAL SHOW: Fredericksburg, at 432 Lady Bird Drive, Pioneer Pavilion, Lady Bird Johnson Municipal Park, TX-16 S, 2 mi S of downtown. Enjoy mineral, lapidary, fossil and jewelry exhibits, demonstrations, and sales. Sat 9-6, Sun 10-4. Free, open to public. 325-248-1067. Event Web

Jan 21-23, 2022 - WOMEN'S WINTER RETREAT: Mason, at Logan Ranch Camp. New Year- New You? How many times have we as women heard the above and groaned internally? Yea, me too. But here's the good news - you truly DO have the opportunity to created a NEW YOU as you learn who you are in Christ. Join us for a power packed weekend! Open to public. Annual event. All day. Rain or shine. Heather Harrell, 325-347-5758. Chamber Web, Event Web

Friends of Gillespie County Historic Schools Jan 22, 2022 - GILLESPIE COUNTY HISTORIC SCHOOL OPEN HOUSE - NEBGEN: Nebgen, at 1718 N Grape Creek Rd. 10:30a-3:30p. Presented in partnership with the Friends of Gillespie County Country Schools. No admission charge, and donations gladly accepted towards the preservation projects. 830-685-3321. Web

Jan 22, 2022 - HILL COUNTRY INDIAN ARTIFACTS SHOW: Fredericksburg, at Lady Bird Johnson Park, Pioneer Pavilion Hall, on TX-16 S. 8a-4p. Features a wide variety of the finest Texas artifacts and arrowheads, jewelry, trade beads, books, T-Shirts, display cases, collectibles and super door prizes all day. Annual event, $6 fee. Sponsor Web. Rob Bartell, 830-626-5561

Jan 22, 2022 - GUIDED NATURE HIKE: Lakes, at Inks Lake State Park, 3630 Park Road 4. 10a-11a. Take a 0.2-mile hike to Devil's Waterhole to learn about native plants and local geology. Hikes are free with park entrance. Annual event.

Jan 22-23, 2022 - RETROMANIA COLLECTABLES SHOW: New Braunfels, at Convention Center, at Civic & Convention Center, 375 S Castell Avenue. 9a-5p. Comics, games, cards, vhs, vinyl, toys Annual event. 830-221-4011. Sponsor Web

Jan 22-23, 2022 - 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
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Jan 22-30, 2022 - HAYS COUNTY LIVESTOCK SHOW: Dripping Springs, at Ranch Park, 29401 RR-12. Web2

Science Mill Jan 27, 2022 - HOMESCHOOL DAY: CAREERS IN ENERGY: Johnson City, at Science Mill, 101 S Lady Bird Lane. 10a-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. Cheyanne Jackson, 844-263-6405, info@sciencemill.org

Jan 28-30, 2022 - 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. Hal, 214-632-5766, kerrvillerenfest@gmail.com

Jan 29, 2022 - CHUCK WAGON CHOW DOWN: Burnet, at YMCA of the Highland Lakes, 1601 S Water Street. 5:30-8:30p. Hosted by Highland Lakes Service League, this auction and dinner raise funds to provide grants to non-profits, scholarships for adult women and financial support for families in need. Annual event. $40pp. Your ticket includes BBQ dinner, a live and silent auction. Entertainment. Enjoy complimentary beer & wine, wine pull, card game and raffle. Web. Tickets. Linda S. Baker, 214-762-8321, slabylb@gmail.com

Jan 29, 2022 - NATIONAL WREATHS ACROSS AMERICA DAY: Our mission to Remember, Honor and Teach and is carried out by coordinating wreath-laying ceremonies at Arlington National Cemetery, as well as at more than 1,600 locations in all 50 states, at sea and abroad. Join us by sponsoring a veterans’ wreath at a cemetery near you, volunteering or donating to a local fundraising group. Known nearby participating cemeteries include: Blanco Historic Cemetery; St. Mary's; Mt Horeb; Twin Sisters; McKinney Loop; Miller Creek and more. Wreaths Across America will support you in becoming a Location Coordinator for a cemetery in your area. There is no cost to become a participating location and host a Wreaths Across America ceremony. Local contact: Candy Cargill, Wreaths Across Blanco County, 830-833-4591. Sponsor Web

Jan 29, 2022 - TEXAS INDIAN HOBBYIST ASSOCIATION ANNUAL WINTER POWWOW: Llano, at JLK Event Center, 2200 RR-152 West. 11a-7:30p. Free annual event. 325-247-5354. Chamber Web


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Feb 4-5, 2022 - HCBA BBQ COOK-OFF: Fredericksburg, at Schuman Ranch, 10046 US-290 East. Annual Hill Country Builders Assn event. Cash prizes, gun raffle. Sponsored by Schuman Granite. 830-798-2266. Web
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Feb 4-11, 2022 - 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 5, 2022 - 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

CASA of Highland Lakes Feb 5, 2022 - BOOTS & BBQ: Horseshoe Bay. Dance, auction, food & entertainment. Annual fundraiser for Highland Lakes CASA that provides hope to children who have been removed from their home and now live in foster care. 325-388-3440. Web

Feb 5-6, 2022 - 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. Hal, 214-632-5766, kerrvillerenfest@gmail.com
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Feb 6, 2022 - 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. Web

Feb 11-12, 2022 - LUCKENBACH HUG-IN & VALENTINE BALL: Luckenbach, 412 Luckenbach Town Loop. 8p-12p. Annual event scaled back this year due to Covid, no camping. Ticket required. 830-997-3224. Web

Feb 11-12, 2022 - CHOCOLATE WALK: Boerne, downtown on the shop walk, 10a-5p. Collect handmade chocolates from 30+ participating merchants. Ticket required. 830-249-9511. Web

Feb 11-13, 2022 - CHILI ON THE FRIO: Concan, at Frio Country Resort, 801 CR-348 (River Rd), on campground. CASI sanctioned chili cook-off. Cornhole tournament, live auction, prizes. Proceeds to benefit Hill Country Youth Ranch. 830-232-6625; info@friocountry.com

Feb 12-13, 2022 - TEXAS GUN & KNIFE SHOW: Fredericksburg, Exhibition Hall at Gillespie County Fair Grounds, 530 Fair Dr on TX-16, 2 mi S of town. All day. Guns, knives and ammo. 830-997-2359. Sponsor Web, Venue Web

Feb 12-13, 2022 - RETROMANIA COLLECTABLES SHOW: Dripping Springs, at 1042 Event Center Drive. 10a-4p. Comics, games, cards, vhs, vinyl, toys Annual event. 830-221-4011. Sponsor Web

Feb 17-19, 2022 - 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. 830-796-4849. Sponsor Web, Event Web

Feb 18-19, 2022 - WINTER QUILT SHOW: Kerrville, at Hill Country Youth Event Center, 3785 TX-27, 1/2 mi E of VA Hospital. Fri-Sat: 9a-5p; Biennial event sponsored by Hill Country Quilt Guild. 200+ judged quilts, wearable and fiber arts, boutique and handmade items for sale, fabric and notion vendors. 281-974-6220. Sponsor Web

Feb 19, 2022 - MARDI GRAS PARADE: Bandera, downtown. Floats, horses, cowboys, feathers, masks, & plenty of beads! . Web

Feb 19, 2022 - COWBOY MARDI GRAS BULL RIDING/MINI BULL RIDING: Bandera, at Mansfield Park, Rodeo Arena, 2886 TX-16 North. 5-6p. Diamond O Bucking Bulls presents this event. Adults: $10, Children (Ages 6-12): $5, Children (Below 6 years); Free. 830-522-0054. Web

Friends of Gillespie County Historic Schools Feb 19, 2022 - GILLESPIE COUNTY HISTORIC SCHOOL OPEN HOUSE - CAVE CREEK: Cave Creek, at 470 Cave Creek Rd. 11a-4p. Presented in partnership with the Friends of Gillespie County Country Schools. No admission charge, and donations gladly accepted towards the preservation projects. 830-685-3321. Web

Feb 19, 2022 - CHILI COOK OFF: Johnson City, at First Baptist Church, 102 N Ave F and Main Street. Bake-off, Silent Auction. Entries at 4p. Judging at 5p. Peoples Choice vote at 6p. Curbside pickup by donation from 5-6p. Supports children activities. Annual event. 830-868-7252

Feb 19, 2022 - CHILI COOK-OFF: Castell, at Castell General Store, 19522 RR-152 West. 9a-5p. Free admission. $25 if you want to compete; event limited to 20 cooks. Live entertainment, BBQ, burgers. Annual event. Marc Nicole, 325-247-4100, Sponsor Web

Science Mill Feb 24, 2022 - HOMESCHOOL DAY: CAREERS IN ENGINEERING: Johnson City, at Science Mill, 101 S Lady Bird Lane. 10am-4pm. Build your problem-solving skills at Homeschool Days. All kinds of engineers are problem solvers, whether they work with buildings, computer bugs, or even human bodies. Explore diverse engineering fields as you mix up new materials, draft blueprints and build a robo-bug prototype. Plus, special Labs with biomedical engineers from UT Austin who study the way our blood works!
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. Cheyanne Jackson, 844-263-6405, info@sciencemill.org

Science Mill Feb 26, 2022 - ENGINEERING DAY: Johnson City, at Science Mill, 101 S Lady Bird Lane. Design, test and problem solve alongside special guests from the Austin branch of the American Society of Civil Engineers.Design, test and problem solve alongside special guests from the Austin branch of the American Society of Civil Engineers. Check back for additional details on all the hands-on activities. Special activities run from 10am-2pm; museum open 10am-4pm.
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. Cheyanne Jackson, 844-263-6405, info@sciencemill.org

Feb 26, 2022 - MARDI GRAS BANQUET & BALL: Blanco, at Old Blanco County Courthouse Ballroom, 300 Main Street. 6-10p. Delicious food, cocktails and live music. Costumes highly encouraged. Prizes. Sponsorships available. Tickets required: $75/mbr, $100/non-mbr. Blanco Chamber of Commerce: 830-833-5101, Chamber Web x

Feb 26, 2022 - INDIE FILM NITE IN BLANCO: Blanco, at Gem of the Hills, 2233 US-281 North. 6p. Selected short films, food, BYOB, Q & A with filmmakers. Free! Sponsored by Hill Country Film Society. Connie Barron: 512-750-6362. Web, Facebook

Feb 26-27, 2022 - TEXAS TREASURE SHOW: Llano, at JLK Event Center, 2200 RR-152 West. 8a-4p. Come & See the largest collection of gem stones, rocks, & metal detection items in the state!! Plus so much more for the entire family! Free admission, open to the public, bring the kids. Terry Smith: 903-238-3020. Sponsor Web

Feb 26-27, 2022 - HILL COUNTRY SCOTTISH HYELAND GAMES: Hye, at Hye Cider, 123 Rocky Road. 10a-4p. 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 26-27, 2022 - 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 26-27, 2022 - TEXAS GUN & KNIFE SHOW: Kerrville, at Happy State Bank Expo Hall. Guns, knives and ammo. Sat 9a-5p, Sun 10a-4p. Don or Janice Hill, 830-285-0575; tgka@live.com Event Web

Feb 26-27, 2022 - SPRING ANTIQUE SHOW: Boerne, Kendall County Fairgrounds, 1307 River Road. 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 more! BBQ. 830-329-2870. Web

Feb 27, 2022 - BRIDAL EXPO: Dripping Springs, at 1042 Event Center Drive. 6:30-10:30p. 737-202-5060. Web

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Mar 2, 2022 - TEXAS INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATION: Gruene, at Gruene Historic District! 3p-close. Enjoy free live music and specials on beer, dining, and merchandise at select locations. Annual event. 830-629-5077. Web

Mar 4-5, 2022 - FREEDOM FEST BBQ COOKOFF: Concan, at Frio Country Resort, 1801 CR-348 (River Rd), on campground. IBCA sanctioned event. Annual event with live music, cook-offs, games, carnival, on the river. Benefits CCVFD. 830-232-6625. Sponsor Web, Event Web

Mar 5, 2022 - 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 5, 2022 - MARKET DAY ON MAIN STREET: Marble Falls. 10a-4p. Street vendors, art, food. Free admission. Dog friendly. Web

Mar 5, 2022 - GREAT TEXAS RIVER CLEANUP: Kyle. Cost: Free. Annual event. 512-262-1010. Event Web

Mar 5, 2022 - BPRA SPRING WOMEN'S RANCH RODEO & KID'S MUTTON BUSTIN': Bandera, at Rodeo Arena, Mansfield Park, 2886 TX-16 North. 6-9p. Annual event. Web, Jana, 830-460-1071, jannalindig@sbcglobal.net

Mar 5, 2022 - NO LIMITS MONSTER TRUCK & THRILL SHOW: Llano, at JLK Event Center, 2200 RR-152 West. 1p & 7p shows. 325-247-5159. Chamber Web, Event Web Texas is Greatest Country In The World

Mar 5, 2022 - A NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM - TEXAS INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATION: San Saba, at Mill Pond Park, 110 Thomas Stewart Drive. 4-7p. Museum tour, actors in period clothes, live music, cowboy camp cooking, campfire supper, fireworks. Admission charge. Annual event benefits Museum, Museum Web. 325-372-5238. Web

Mar 5-6, 2022 - LA PRIMAVERA BIKE RACE: Lago Vista, on Highland Lakes Dr and Boggy Ford Road loop. 8a-4p. As one of the largest road races in the region, its notably hilly 5.5 mile challenging course attracts junior, master and pro cyclists from Texas, Canada, Germany and beyond. This family-friendly event is free to the public and a great spectator sport. Bring your lawn chair and come celebrate with us! Don: 512-441-0661, Chamber Web

Mar 6, 2022 - 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

Friends of Gillespie County Historic Schools Mar 6, 2022 - GILLESPIE COUNTY HISTORIC SCHOOL OPEN HOUSE - CRABAPPLE: Crabapple, at 14671 Lower Crabapple Rd. 9a-3:30p. 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

Science Mill Mar 7-18, 2022 - SCIENCE TAKES THE FIELD: Johnson City, at Science Mill, 101 S Lady Bird Lane. Get your heart pumping and brain ticking with two weeks of sports-inspired STEM activities at the Science Mill this Spring Break, March 7-March 18. Jump, race and problem-solve your way through a circuit of fun challenges. Go for a field goal with our K’nex football launcher, test your coordination in the obstacle course, investigate whether sport drink or water is better for refueling, and much more! Special all-ages activities run daily at the Science Mill from 10am-2pm; the museum will be open 10am-4pm Mon-Sat, 12-4pm Sun. throughout Spring Break (Monday, March 7 to Friday, March 18).
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. Cheyanne Jackson, 844-263-6405, info@sciencemill.org

Frontier Times Museum Mar 7-18, 2022 - 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. Annual event. Parking: Free. Admission: Ticket required. 830-796-3864. Sponsor Web

Mar 8-12, 2022 - 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, Host Web

Mar 10-11, 2022 - All BREED DOG SHOWS: Kerrville, at Kerr County Hill Country Youth Event Center, 3785 TX-27 E, 1/2 mi E of VA Hospital. 8:30a-5p. AKC sanctioned dog shows. Raffle, vendors, food trucks. Sponsored by Greater Kerrville Kennel Club. Annual event. Free parking, free admission. 830-895-2869. Web

Mar 11-12, 2022 - REDBUD ARTISAN MARKET: Fredericksburg, at Marktplatz (Market Square) pavilion, 126 W Main Street. 10a-5p. An all handmade market, featuring the art and fine craft from 40+ Texas artists. Everything sold at each show is handmade by the artist present. Live music. Free admission. Facebook. Kathy Hill, 512-660-3328, redbudartisanmarket@gmail.com

Mar 11-13, 2022 - 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 12, 2022 - 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 12-19, 2022 - SPRING BREAK AT BANDERA NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM: Bandera, at Bandera Natural History Museum, 267 Old San Antonio Highway. Bring the kids and head over for spring break and a family event. Enjoy all the wonderful animals, see demonstrations, scavenger hunts, crafts, games Dino days, education, Happy Tails petting zoo and more! Annual event. Parking: Free. Admission: Ticket required. 830-328-5090. Sponsor Facebook

Friends of Gillespie County Historic Schools Mar 14-19, 2022 - GILLESPIE COUNTY HISTORIC SCHOOLS: WHITE OAK SCHOOL SPRING BREAK: White Oak, 15 mi SW of Fredericksburg. 10a-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

Mar 14-19, 2022 - 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 15, 2022 - STARGAZING: Bandera, at Hill Country State Natural Area. 7-9:30p. Look through our telescope, search for constellations, and learn more about the moon and stars. Stop by to explore the night sky! Meet in the Bar-O day use area. Dress for weather. Bring water and snacks. Binoculars and folding chair are recommended. Cost: Free with park admission: $6/pp 13 years and up; free for visitors 12 year and younger; free to visitors with a Texas State Park Pass. If inclement weather the program may be cancelled. Annual event. Parking: free. Venue Web

Mar 17-19, 2022 - FRIO RIVER MUSIC FEST: Concan, at House Pasture Cattle Company. Live music each day, cook-offs, games, carnival, on the river. Annual event. Ticket required. Event. 830-232-6580, Sponsor Web

Mar 17-19, 2022 - JOE JIMMY'S FRIO RIVER FEST: Concan. Live entertainment on 3 days, at Neal's Lodges & Cafe: 830-232-6118; 20970 TX-127. Venue Web, Event

Mar 17-26, 2022 - HEART OF TEXAS COUNTRY MUSIC FESTIVAL: Brady, at Ed Davenport Civic Center. Multiple shows by offer a great time for fans of traditional country music. 30+ artists. Annual event. Tickets required. Heart of Texas Music Association. 325-597-1895. Web
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Mar 17-Apr 17, 2022 - DRIPPING WITH TASTE TRAIL: Dripping Springs. A self-guided event, visit each sponsor. The Passport entitles you to receive one complimentary tasting (as determined by each establishment) at all 15+ participating wineries, breweries, & distilleries. $40/p. Event Web, Venue Web

Mar 19, 2022 - MUD DAUBER FESTIVAL & CHILI FEST: Luckenbach, at 412 Luckenbach Town Loop. Noon-11p. Annual event parody on electing a Mayor of Luckenbach, who serves just one day. Live music, awards. Anyone from anywhere who shows up can cast a vote on Election Day. No fees. Prepare your campaign and signs. 830-997-3224. Sponsor Web, Facebook

Mar 19, 2022 - BI-CULTURAL RODEO: Llano, at JLK Arena & Event Center, 2200 RR-152 West. 7p. American cowboys and cowgirls with Mexican charros and escaramuzas combine Mexican and American rodeo styles. Riding events including trick roping by world champion members of Los Hermanos Escamilla, bull riding, bronc riding, and beautiful equestrian routines. Ticket required. 325-247-5354. Chamber Web, Sponsor Web

Mar 19, 2022 - 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. Sponsor Web, Event Web, Facebook

Mar 19, 2022 - CELEBRATE TEXAS WITH TEXAS RANGERS: Fredericksburg, at Texas Rangers Heritage Center, 1618 E Main Street/US-290 East. 9a-4p. Live entertainment. Traditional Indian dance & Pow Wow; Texas Ranger Camp; Kids sworn in as Jr. Rangers; Texas Ranger firearms display; Pistol packing Paula performance. Parking: Free. Admission: Free. Donations welcome. 830-990-1192. Web

Mar 19, 2022 - BANDERA HAM RODEO: Bandera, at Mansfield Park Rodeo Arena. Gates Open: 8a; Hog Catch: 9a; Opening ceremonies: 11a. Annual event. Admission: Ticket required. Produced by Bandera Wranglers: 830-460-3756, Event Web, bandera.wranglers@gmail.com

Mar 19-20, 2022 - PREDATOR CALLING CONTEST: Junction, at 401 Main Street. Chamber: 325-446-3190. Chamber Web

Science Mill Mar 23, 2022 - HOMESCHOOL DAY: CAREERS IN SPACE SCIENCE: Johnson City, at Science Mill, 101 S Lady Bird Lane. 10a-2p. Train like an astronaut by completing tasks that simulate the challenges of returning from zero gravity and maneuvering in bulky gear, join Mission Control to drive a Mars rover, and think like a rocket scientist to engineer a launch that will reach a distant planet. Plus, DIY constellation crafts and Learning Labs for grades K-2, 3-5, and 6-12!
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. Cheyanne Jackson, 844-263-6405, info@sciencemill.org

Mar 24, 2022 - WIMBERLEY MOONLIGHT SWING: Wimberley, at Messina Inn Convention Hall, in the open-air Pavilion Room along Cypress Creek near downtown. 7-9p. Live swing band. Auction. BYOB. Annual event. Parking: free. Admission: ticket required. Wimberley Valley Big Band: non-profit, 281-773-8874, Web

Mar 24-27, 2022 - 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. $55/p. 409-655-8800. Web

Mar 24-Apr 2 - BLUEBONNET SHOP HOP: Annual event features quilting stores all around the Texas Hill Country from Austin to San Antonio. By participating in the hop & visiting each shop, you will have an opportunity to win one of the 18 fabulous prize baskets, or our Grand Prize! Each shop sets their own hours. Web

Mar 25, 2022 - MAGIC IN MOTOWN: Kerrville, at St Peters Tucker Hall, 320 St. Peters Street. 6-9p. Dinner and dance fundraiser with live music, silent and live auctions benefitting local non-profit Art2heart. Parking: free. Rain or Shine. $40 tickets in advance, $45 at the door. Art2heart: 830-792-3338, Web, art2heartinfo@gmail.com

Mar 25-26, 2022 - GRANITE JAM & GRANITEFEST: Granite Shoals at Quarry Park, 2221 N Phillips Ranch Road. Jam: Fri 6-11p; Fest: Sat 10a-11p. Live entertainment and music all day. BBQ & chili cook-off. Car and motorcycle show. Washer contest. Balloon rides. Kid activities. Food and vendor booths. Pet friendly. Free admission. 830-598-2424. Sponsor Web. Event Web

Mar 25-26, 2022 - DIAMONDBACK RODEO & JUBILEE: Lometa, Lometa Regional Park, 15115 US-183 N, Bar 3 Arena. Annual event with Jubilee (Sat 9a), Rodeo (Fri & Sat 7:30p). Carnival, live music, food vendors, arts & crafts, chili cook-off, live snakes, Little buckaroo Rodeo, Miss Diamondback Queen Contest, Sat night rodeo dance. 512-734-2818. Chamber Web, Event Web

Mar 26, 2022 - BREWERS FESTIVAL: Dripping Springs, at Historic Mercer Street. 11:30a. Eleven of the region's top craft beers and those who brew them will convene to entertain and educate beer lovers old and new. Live music, a variety of food options and a keepsake 5oz plastic mug. Annual event. Rain or Shine. Parking: Free. Admission: Ticket required to be purchased in advance. Participants must be 21+. Event Web

Mar 26, 2022 - OUTDOOR FAMILY FAIR: Boerne, at Main Plaza, 100 N Main Street. 10a-2p. Enjoy and learn about local services and organizations that are available in Boerne and surrounding areas. Entertainment and fun for the whole family! Live music, kids activities, moon bounce, arts & crafts, kid photo ID cards, treasure hunt, Easter Bunny, informative exhibitors, senior information, puppet show. Parking & Admission: Free. Hosted by Kendall County AgriLife Extension Agency, Kendall County Child Service Board. 830-248-1635. Web

AgriLife Mar 26, 2022 - HILL COUNTRY LAWN & GARDEN SHOW: Burnet, at Burnet County Agrilife Extension Office, 607 North Vandeveer. 10a-4p. Show and sale of native plants and techniques for beauty and survival in the Texas Hill Country. The event has both indoor and outdoor activities. The day is filled with artisans, handicrafters and gardeners enjoying the love of horticulture and gardening. Vendors will be offering all types of plants, along with garden and outdoor inspired products and services. Master gardeners will be presenting on gardening topics and there will be a kids’ booth with activities for all ages. A beautiful quilt will be shown, accepting donations for a chance to win it. Great food will be available. Annual event. Parking: free. Admission: Free. Rain or Shine. Texas Agrilife Extension Service and the Highland Lakes Master Gardener Assn sponsor the show: Sponsor Web, Roxanne Dunegan, 512-756-3059, highlandlakesmga@gmail.com

Mar 26, 2022 - HILL COUNTRY INDIAN ARTIFACTS SHOW: Fredericksburg, at Lady Bird Johnson Park, Pioneer Pavilion Hall, on TX-16 S. 8a-4p. Features a wide variety of the finest Texas artifacts and arrowheads, jewelry, trade beads, books, T-Shirts, display cases, collectibles and super door prizes all day. Annual event, $6 fee. Sponsor Web. Rob Bartell, 830-626-5561, Sponsor Web. Rob Bartell, 830-626-5561

Mar 26, 2022 - COMMUNITY GARAGE SALE: Boerne, Kendall County Fair Grounds, 1307 River Road. 8a-3p. Three halls of great merchandise to shop plus outside vendors. Food and drink concessions. Rain or shine. Annual event. 830-537-4096, Venue Web.

Mar 26-27, 2022 - SILVER SPUR GUN & BLADE SHOW: Fredericksburg, Exhibition Hall at Gillespie County Fair Grounds, 530 Fair Dr on TX-16, 2 mi S of town. All day. 830-997-2359. Sponsor Web, Venue Web

Mar 26-27, 2022 - 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. Web

APRIL 2022



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Apr 1, 2022 - STAR PARTY: Dripping Springs, at Ranch Park & Event Center, 29401 RR-12. 8-9:30p. A *free* opportunity for families to come and enjoy a night under the stars. Throughout the night you and your family can gaze at the constellations above, view galaxies far far away through a telescope, and learn about the universe from our local astronomy enthusiasts. For better star gazing it is important that we limit light pollution and allow for eyes to adjust to the darkness. Arrive at least 15 minutes early to set up chairs and park your vehicle. Avoid using flashlights. Red light assistance will be provided to minimize light exposure. Parking will be on the asphalt along the building and is a short walk to the lower field. Bring blankets and chairs. 512-894-2390

Apr 1-2, 2022 - LLANO RIVER CHUCK WAGON COOK-OFF: Llano, at Badu Park, 300 Legion Drive. 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 at noon, Sat: ticket: $20. 325-247-5354. Event Web, Chamber Web

Apr 1-3, 2022 - TEXAS VINTAGE MOTORCYCLE FANDANGO: Fredericksburg, Fairgrounds at Gillespie County Fair Grounds, 530 Fair Dr on TX-16, 2 mi S of town. A vintage swap meet, vintage bike show, vintage chopper show, and vintage races all rolled into one fun-packed weekend. All day. 830-997-2359. Venue Web, Event Web, Greg McFarland, 214-912-9245, greg@thetexasfandango.com

Apr 1-3, 2022 - FIDDLE FEST: Llano, at John L Kuykendall Arena & Events Center, 2200 RR-152 West. 9:30a-5p. Open fiddle contest. Performances and contests all weekend. Open fiddle contest is 9:30a on April 2 with a $1,000 grand prize. Live music. 325-247-5354. Chamber Web, Event Web

Car Show Apr 2, 2022 - 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. Admission: Free. Pat Martin, 830-226-5386. Event Web

Apr 2, 2022 - TOUCH-A-TRUCK: Kingsland, at Community Center, 3415 Rose Hill Road. 11a-4p. Hands-on family fun. Food and drink available. Annual event. Admission: Ticket required. Benefits Boys & Girls Club of Kingsland. Stephanie Suggs, 512-508-0169, Web

Apr 2, 2022 - DON'T MESS WITH TEXAS & BLANCO RIVER CLEAN-UP: Blanco. Starts at Bindseil Park. 9a-Noon. Facebook. Retta Martin: 830-833-4720, keepblancobeautiful@gmail.com

Apr 2, 2022 - CITY-WIDE GARAGE SALE: Mason. Maps available at Chamber can be emailed to you upon request. Annual event. All day. Rain or shine. Heather Harrell, 325-347-5758. Chamber Web, Event Web

Apr 2, 2022 - BLANCO COUNTY DUCKS UNLIMITED CRAWFISH BOIL AND RAFFLE: Johnson City, at Proof and Cooper at The Lumberyard, 209 E Main. 5:30p. Mudbugs, drinks, music, silent auction and raffle! Ducks Unlimited is a county-wide volunteer group committed to helping and raising money for wildlife habitat, and wetlands conservation. Sponsor Web. Parking: free. Tickets: $25, which gets you your plate of food, drinks and raffle entry. Texas Master Gardeners

Apr 2, 2022 - LAWN & GARDEN SHOW: Llano, at 800 Ford Street. 9a-1p. Show and sale of native plants and techniques for beauty and survival in the Texas Hill Country. Join them for demonstrations and informative talks to help your garden and lawn spring back this year! Texas Agrilife Extension Service and the Llano Master Gardeners sponsor the show. 325-247-5354. Chamber Web, Host Web

Apr 2, 2022 - CAJUN FEST: Jonestown, at Jones Brother's Park, 10698 Lakeside Dr, at the Lake Travis shore. Noon-7p. Features talented teams preparing their best gumbos, jambalayas, etouffees. Live zydeco music, parade, games, prizes, treats and FUN family activities. Food, beverages and vendor products for sale. Free annual event. Fee for cook-off entry for teams: Sandy Mullins, Lago Vista & Jonestown Chamber of Commerce, 512-267-7952. Chamber Web
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Apr 2, 2022 - LBJ 100 BICYCLE RIDE: Stonewall, LBJ National Historical Park, at the LBJ Ranch, 144 Park Rd 49. Starts 9a. On-site registration (cash or check only) and packet pick-up at the registration tent on the LBJ air strip, beginning 7a. 210-355-2645. Pre-registration and information: Event Web, Sponsor Web

Apr 2, 2022 - ARTS AND WINE SPRING FEST: Mason, around the Mason square. 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. Annual event. Rain or Shine. Parking: Free. Admission: Free. 325-347-5758. Chamber Web

Friends of Gillespie County Historic Schools Apr 2, 2022 - GILLESPIE COUNTY HISTORIC SCHOOL OPEN HOUSE - GRAPETOWN: Grapetown, at Old San Antonio Road @ Grapetown Road. 11a-4p. Presented in partnership with the Friends of Gillespie County Country Schools. No admission charge, and donations gladly accepted towards the preservation projects. 830-685-3321. Web

Apr 2-3, 2022 - MASON CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL: Mason, at Odeon Theater, 122 Moody St, and First United Methodist Church, 224 Broad Street. Sat: 7p-9p; Sun: 3p-5p. Annual event. Parking: Free. 325-218-2353. Web

Apr 3, 2022 - 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

Friends of Gillespie County Historic Schools Apr 3, 2022 - GILLESPIE COUNTY HISTORIC SCHOOL ANNUAL BBQ MEAL, PRIZE DRAWING & SILENT AUCTION BENEFIT: Fredericksburg, at American Legion Hall, 726 S Washington St (US-87 S). 10:30a-1p. Presented in partnership with the Friends of Gillespie County Country Schools. No admission charge, and donations gladly accepted towards the preservation projects. To Go Plates Only. 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 8-10, 2022 - 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 8-16, 2022 - BERGES FEST & PARADE: Boerne, at Herff Park/Kendall County Fairgrounds, 1307 River Road, and on Main Street. Annual celebration of German culture in America with Art Show & Sale; Market Days; parade, Miss Berges Fest Pageant; washer pitching tournament; egg toss; wheel barrow races; dachshund races; watermelon eating contest; little tractor races; cook-off; and dance. Admission: Free. 830-428-8778. Web

Apr 9, 2022 - RRCF WESTERN GALA: Bandera, at Mansfield Park Show Barn. 6-10p. Dinner: 6:30p. Live Music. Annual event. Ticket required. Ridin' The River Cowboy Fellowship: Sponsor Web

Apr 9, 2022 - KINDERMASKEN PARADE: New Braunfels, downtown. 11a-1p. Hermann Seele, one of the city’s first teachers, founded this costumed parade for school children as early as 1856. He wanted a May Day celebration for children to remember their German heritage. Some local families have participated in the parade for seven generations! This children's costumed walking parade is open to all participants. Sponsor Web. Kathy Nichols, 830-629-6504

Apr 9, 2022 - PITS ON THE PEDERNALES BBQ COOKOFF: Johnson City, at Blanco County Fairgrounds, US-281 North, just S of the Pedernales River bridge. Brisket, ribs, chicken, goat, pinto beans, cobbler. Not sanctioned. Cornhole and washer tournaments. A fun, family friendly event. Parking: free. Admission: Free. Cookoff fee required.

Friends of Gillespie County Historic Schools Apr 9, 2022 - GILLESPIE COUNTY HISTORIC SCHOOL OPEN HOUSE - MEUSEBACH CREEK: Meusebach Creek, at 515 Kuhlmann Rd. 11a-4p. Presented in partnership with the Friends of Gillespie County Country Schools. No admission charge, and donations gladly accepted towards the preservation projects. 830-685-3321. Web

Apr 9, 2022 - OLD TIME GOSPEL SINGING: Blanco, at Buggy Barn Museum & Pine-Moore Town, 1915 US-281 North. A day of great gospel music performed by numerous singers/musicians and groups. Food and drink available. Admission: free, donations welcomed. Dennis Moore, 512-833-5708. Sponsor Web

Apr 9, 2022 - FAMILY EASTER PICNIC & EASTER EGG HUNT: Johnson City, at Franklin Family Ranch, on CR-410 (between Blanco & JC). 11a-2p. 8000+ eggs, live music, climb the rock, games, inflatables, snow cones. Free, annual event, including free lunch, but ticket required, obtain at Lowe's, El Charro, Blanco Library and more. Bring blankets, chairs, footballs, frisbees, and Easter baskets. No website

Apr 9, 2022 - BLUEBONNET ANTIQUE TRACTOR SPRING RIDE: Willow City. 9a start. Tractor enthusiasts enjoy the day on their tractor, riding through some of the prettiest areas. Tractor entry and participation open to public, with no age limit on tractors. Loop route. Welcome most antique vehicles. Stops for delicious chili & tamale lunch, $10. Registration: $40. Parking: Free. Annual event. 830-889-9348, 830-889-0070. Event Web

Apr 9, 2022 - STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL: Lago Vista, at Lago Vista Farmers Market, 5803 Thunderbird. 10a-2p. Celebrate Strawberry season with a fun-themed festival. There will be fresh strawberries and strawberry-themed treats and eats!! All of our vendors will create some strawberry-themed products. Jumpy house and ball pit for kids and other kids activities! Parking: Free. Admission: Free. 512-960-9674, Sponsor Web

Apr 9, 2022 - OL' WEST DAY: Bandera, at Major Hope Corral. 1-4p. Enjoy a afternoon at the ranch where we travel back in time. We will take you out on the ranch, horseback or in a wagon. Back at campsite we will cook at the Chuckwagon, learn how to rope, enjoy cowboy music and poetry by the fire and for the tired one, take a nap in a cowboy bedroll. We round up the afternoon by dining a ol' fashioned chuckwagon dinner. During this afternoon, we need to watch out for outlaws, luckily we have Texas Rangers around. Annual event. Parking: Free. Admission: Ticket required. 830-328-2203. Sponsor Web

Apr 9, 2022 - DEMOLITION DERBY: Burnet, at Burnet County Fairgrounds, 1301 Houston Clinton Drive. 6p. Annual event. Rain or Shine. Hosted by Burnet County Rodeo Assoc, 830-798-4018, Facebook

Apr 9, 2022 - BUDA EGGSTRAVAGANZA: Buda, at Sportsplex. 3p. Annual event. Call Parks & Recreation, 512-295-7170. Event Web

Apr 9-10, 2022 - TEXAS GUN & KNIFE SHOW: Kerrville, at Happy State Bank Expo Hall, 785 TX-27 E, 1/2 mi E of VA Hospital. Guns, knives and ammo. Sat 9a-5p, Sun 10a-4p. Don or Janice Hill, 830-285-0575; tgka@live.com Event Web

Apr 9-10, 2022 - FOLKFEST: New Braunfels, at Heritage Village, 1370 Church Hill Drive. Sat 10-6p; Sun 11-5p. An annual "Family Heritage Festival" sponsored by the Museum of Texas Handmade Furniture. Features living history re-enactments, pioneer craft demonstrations, free furniture museum tours, children's activities, musical entertainment and delicious food. A complete schedule of activities will posted the week of the event. Proceeds benefit the museum and its historic preservation projects. The historic Kindermasken Parade dating back to the founding of New Braunfels is held in conjunction with this event. This children's costumed walking parade is open to all participants. Adults: $10; 5 and under Free. Event Web

Apr 9-10, 2022 - SPRING MODEL RAILROAD TRAIN SHOW: New Braunfels, at Civic Center, 375 S Castell Ave, exit 187 off IH-35. Sat 10a-5p, Sun 10a-4p. Kids get to be a Junior Engineer at our famous 'Kids Run the Trains' Layout. Extra large exhibit of Lego Trains. 7 - 9 additional large displays of traveling model railroads, of various scales. 60 vendors from Texas, and some from out of state, displaying on over 300 tables, for you to buy, sell, or swap. Hourly drawings for prizes, provided by our vendors and local sponsors. Silent Auction. Museum store with thousands of items available at low cost. Free ride ticket to the Landa Park Miniature Train for all children age 5 and under. Mini Food Court featuring snacks, beverages, and lunch selections. Admission: $10 Adults (18 & Older), $2 Child (5-17). Sponsored by the New Braunfels Railroad Museum. Jim Edmondson, 830-627-2447, Web

Apr 10, 2022 - DRIFTWOOD HERITAGE FESTIVAL: Driftwood, at Vista Brewing, 13551 FM-150 West. Noon-6p. Celebrate the culture and heritage of Driftwood. Live music, shop handmade products made by local artisans. Activities for kiddos including face painting, making a wildflower seed bomb and more. Meet our community partners to learn about dark sky practices, natural beekeeping, permaculture farming, water conservation and managing native habitats for pollinators and wildlife. Learn about the history of the Driftwood area, including the original William B. Travis league of land and development of the town through the past 150 years. Enjoy farm-to-table food, award-winner beer and local wines & ciders. Annual event. Rain or Shine. Parking: Free. Admission: Free. Hosted by the Driftwood Historical Conservation Society. 512-766-1842. Web

Science Mill Apr 13, 2022 - HOMESCHOOL DAY: CAREERS IN EARTH SCIENCE: Johnson City, at Science Mill, 101 S Lady Bird Lane. 10a-2p. More details coming soon.
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. Cheyanne Jackson, 844-263-6405, info@sciencemill.org

Apr 14-17, 2022 - MIGHTY THOMAS CARNIVAL: San Saba, at San Saba Civic Center Parking Lot, 1190 S Thomas Stewart Drive. Hours vary by day. Rides, food, games & fun. 325-372-5141, executive.director@sansabachamber.com, Chamber Web

Apr 15-17, 2022 - BALLOONS OVER HORSESHOE BAY RESORT: Horseshoe Bay, at HSB Resort, 200 Hi Circle North. Watch air balloons from across the country glow and take flight over the Hill Country terrain. Tethered balloon rides, weather permitting. Live entertainment. Food vendors. Paint N Sip. Annual event. Event Web Texas Parks & Wildlife Dept

Apr 15 - May 15, 2022 - GREAT TEXAS BIRDING CLASSIC: The world's biggest, longest, wildest birdwatching tournament in the US. Registration deadline: April 1. Annual event sponsored by Texas Parks & Wildlife. Event Web

Texas Parks & Wildlife Dept Apr 16, 2022 - EASTER AT THE FARM: Stonewall, at LBJ State Park & Historic Site, at 199 Park Rd 52, at Sauer-Beckmann Living History Farm. 10a-3p. Explore the traditional Easter dacor and baked goods of an early 20th-century German farmstead as we prepare for this holy day. Learn how to dye eggs with natural dyes, see the traditional Easter Lamb Cake, and make your own friendship card to share with those you love. Costumed interpreters carry out the day-to-day activities of a turn-of-the-century Texas-German farm family. Family oriented activities. Annual event. Admission: free. 830-644-2252. Web

Apr 16, 2022 - EASTER PAGEANT: Junction at Lover's Leap Amphitheater, at foot of Lovers Leap Hill, at Cedar Creek Road, off of FM-2169, by Junction Golf Course and Hill Country Fair Association. At sunset. Attracts several hundred every year. Origin goes back the late 1940s, when then-governor Coke Stevenson, a native of Kimble County, taught an outdoor Bible class, sparking the idea to create the depiction of the Easter story. Local Boy Scouts direct parking, and those unable to traverse the hillside terrain can listen to the pageant on their vehicle radios. Annual event, Sat before Easter, rain or shine (never been canceled in 60 years). 325-446-3190. Chamber Web Artists

Apr 16, 2022 - DIE KUNSTLER SPRING FLING ART SALE: Fredericksburg, at Adelsverein Halle at Marktplatz, downtown. 830-285-5005. Enjoy fine art and the sale of members' works. 9a-5p. Annual event Presented by Die Kunstler von ("the artists from") Fredericksburg. Free, annual event. 713-201-1451. Web

Apr 16, 2022 - EASTER EGG HUNT: San Marcos. Annual event held by Heritage Association of San Marcos. Web

Texas Master Gardeners Apr 16, 2022 - PLANT SALE: Blanco, at Old Blanco County Courthouse, 300 Main Street, South side. 9a-2p. Annual event. Parking: free, Admission: free. Provided by Blanco County Master Gardeners, 830-868-7167. Sponsor Web

Apr 16, 2022 - 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

Apr 16, 2022 - EASTER FEST: Kerrville, at Flat Rock Park, 3840 Riverside Drive. 10a-5p. Annual event. Live music, Easter Egg hunt, washer pitching tournament, car show, CASI chili & Lone Star BBQ cook-off, and a variety of food & merchant vendors. RV spaces but no hookups. 830-896-1155. Chamber Web

Apr 17, 2022 - EASTER LUNCH & EGG HUNT: San Saba, at Risien Park. Noon. Enjoy BBQ Brisket, Sausage, Hot Dogs, Potato Salad, Beans, Macaroni, Fixings, Desserts. Free

Apr 17, 2022 - EASTER EGG HUNT: Luckenbach, at 412 Luckenbach Town Loop. Noon. Live music, games, prizes. Free annual event. 830-997-3224. Web

Dog Apr 17, 2022 - DOGGIE DIP DAY: New Braunfels, at Landa Park Aquatic Complex, 350 Aquatic Circle. Noon-4p. Friendly dogs join us for a special swim for dogs at the Springfed Pool. Just for pooches! All dogs must have current rabies vaccinations and provide proof on the day of the event. Dogs must wear a collar they can swim in. Each dog may have up to two guests. Owners are required to clean up after their pets. Fee required. Bi-annual event. 830-221-4370. Web

Apr 22-23, 2022 - 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, charity golf tournament, 5K run, arts & crafts, motorcycle fun run, washer pitch'in tournament, crawfish team roping, crawfish crawler, special events and much more. Largest festival in Llano helps local charities. RV spaces. Annual event. Parking: free. Admission: free. 325-247-2270. Event Web, Chamber Web

Apr 22-24, 2022 - NEW BRAUNFELS AREA CAR CLUB SWAP MEET & SUNDAY CAR SHOW: New Braunfels, at Comal County Fairgrounds, 801 E Commerce Street. 512-708-1372. Event Web

Apr 22-24, 2022 - THE GOOD, THE BAD, and THE ACES: Blanco, at Buggy Barn Museum & Pine-Moore Town, 1915 US-281 North. Knife and tomahawk throwing at the museum in the old west town. Pro & Amateur will be competing; all are welcome to come watch. Live entertainment, food, games, and more. Registration can be sent to bladeaces@gmail.com via Paypal. Annual event. Sponsor Web, Event Feature. 512-833-5708

Apr 22-24, 2022 - FOUNDERS DAY FESTIVAL: Dripping Springs, at 511 Mercer Street. Grand parade at 6:30p, carnival, arts & crafts, BBQ cook-off, food, live music. Admission: free. Web

Apr 23, 2022 - SPRING FEST: Bulverde, at Gloria Deo Academy Pavilion and Grounds, 1110 Bulverde Road. 10a-2p. Food trucks, inflatables, carnival games, laser tag, and more. Annual event. Parking: Free. Admission: Free. 830-443-9737. Sponsor Web

Apr 23, 2022 - ANDY'S RIVER ROAD MARKET: Concan. 11a-4p. Live music, food trucks, craft vendors, bounce houses, face painting. Free admission. Annual event at 830-232-5444, 21488 TX-127 and US-83. Andy's, Event Web

Apr 23, 2022 - BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL: Luckenbach, 412 Luckenbach Town Loop. Noon-9p. Annual event showcases bluegrass artists from around the country. Ticket required. 830-997-3224. Web

Apr 23, 2022 - PIE SOCIAL: Wimberley, at Wimberley Valley Museum, 14068 RR-12. 11a-3p. Best pie contest. Pie eating contest, pie auction, live music, quilt raffle, hot dogs. Annual event. Parking: free. Admission: Free. Sponsored by Wimberley Institute of Cultures, 512-965-2662. Event Web

Apr 23, 2022 - CITY WIDE GARAGE SALE: Comfort. 830-995-3131. Chamber Web

Apr 23, 2022 - PLANT SALE: Boerne, at Herff Farm, 33 Herff Road. 9a-1p. Annual event by Native Plant Society of Texas. Buy your native plants and learn all about their many benefits during the Farmers Market. The market will be booming with a plant sale, a beekeeping booth and so much more. 830-249-4616. Event Web

Science Mill Apr 23, 2022 - BUTTERFLY BONANZA AND POLLINATOR PALS: Johnson City, at Science Mill, 101 S Lady Bird Lane. 10a-2p. Celebrate our planet and the amazing pollinators that help keep it green. Enjoy free all-ages activities with admission, plus a live butterfly release (limited spots, $2.50 per butterfly) and Pollinator Palooza Learning Lab for grades 3rd-8th (pre-register required, $5 per student). Activities from 10am-2pm, museum open 10am-4pm. 0-2 years old – free, Youth (3-17) $9.50, Adults (18-64) $11, Seniors (65+) $9 and Military $5.50. Learning Lab $5.
Sponsor Web, Event Web. Cheyanne Jackson, 844-263-6405, info@sciencemill.org

Apr 23, 2022 - HILL COUNTRY CRAFT BEER FESTIVAL: Gruene, at Rockin' R River Rides, 1405 Gruene Rd, New Braunfels. Featuring 30+ Texas breweries, 150+ craft beers, live music, food trucks, and a whole lotta fun! Sponsored by Rotary Club. Annual event. Parking: free; Admission: $35. Rain or shine. 830-629-5077. Event Web, Venue Web

Apr 23, 2022 - MONSTER TRUCK WARS: Fredericksburg, at Gillespie County Fairgrounds, 530 Fair Dr off TX-16, 2 mi S of town. Noon-4p. Annual event. Rain or shine. Monster trucks, quad racing, and monster truck rides. Childrens' PowerWheel races for ages 3-9. Call 480-772-7490 to reserve a limited space in the childrens' 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. Pit party admission: $5. Parking: free. Venue Web

Apr 23, 2022 - RANCH SORTING & CRAWFISH BOIL: Harper, at TM Arena, 4260 RR-783. Books Open: 9a; Crawfish Boil: 4:30p. Live music. Admission: Free.

Apr 23, 2022 - LONDON COMMUNITY GARAGE SALE: London, at London Community Building, TX-377 North. 8a-2p. Arts, crafts, baked goods, picture booth, game tables, household goods, farmers market items, kid's free face painting. Annual event. Rain or Shine. Parking: Free. Admission: Free. 956-330-6749; 325-446-3190, Junction Chamber Web

Apr 23, 2022 - FAMILY PIG ROAST - DINNER IN THE GARDENS: Spring Branch,at Spring Creek Gardens, 11355 US-281 North. 3-8p. Enjoy the garden center grounds with your family, an exciting and delicious pig roast dinner prepared by our favorite chefs, live local musicians, and a beautiful evening. 3-5p: Enjoy live music, appetizers, wine card or beer vouchers. 5-8p: Dinner is served and the live music continues! Pork right off the roasted pig and into your sliders to be topped off with homemade fixings and sides. Hot dogs and corn cups for the kiddos. Annual event. Admission: Ticket required. 830-885-6321, Web

Apr 23-24, 2022 - BIG TEX GUN SHOW: Dripping Springs, at Ranch Park, 29339 RR-12. 9a-4p. 512-894-2390. Web

Apr 23-24, 2022 - KCFA SPRING CRAFT SHOW: Boerne, at Kendall County Fairgrounds, 1307 River Road. Features the workmanship of unique artisans who still have a love for the hand crafted, made in the USA label. Annual event. 830-249-2839. Venue Web

Apr 23-24, 2022 - COUNTRY FAIR & WIENER DOG RACES: Buda, at 1761 FM-1626 South. 8a-6p. Annual event with BBQ Cook-off, Wiener dog contest, arts & crafts booths, food, live music, free dance and fireworks, kids activities. 512-312-2201. City Web, Event Web Artists

Apr 24-30, 2022 - PAINT THE TOWN: Marble Falls and 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 on Sat 5-8p. Quick Draw competition. Sunrise and Nocturne painting, a student competition, and a nationally recognized judge presenting the award winners. Annual event. Parking: Free. Admission: Free. 830-693-2815. Chamber Web, Event Web

Apr 24, 2022 - SPRING CHICKEN FESTIVAL: Bulverde, at Bulverde Community Center, 1747 Ammann Rd East. 10a-4p. BBQ chicken and sausage with all the trimmings, arts & crafts show, country store, attendance prizes, games for kids, raffle. Annual fundraiser for the Center. Per plate charge. 210-843-5227. Web

Apr 24, 2022 - HILL COUNTRY FILM FESTIVAL: Fredericksburg, at Great Hall at Hoffman Haus, 601 E San Antonio. Doors open: 4:45p; Film starts: 5p. An independent film festival presented by Hill Country Film Society. This month's IFS celebrates Fredericksburg's 175th Anniversary and the city's Arts and Music heritage. Click Web to learn more about Fredericksburg and the 175th Anniversary. Real Indie. Admission: Free. 866-224-7714. Web

Apr 27, 2022 - SAFE & DRUG-FREE WELLNESS FAIR: Blanco, at 2nd Mile Rec Center, 502 Pecan Street. 4-6p. Creates community involvement in youth events to reduce substance abuse, provide education, and raise awareness for our youth. Fun family event. Free health screenings. Gifts, door prizes, free hot dogs, chips, ice tea. Parking: free. Admission: free. Blanco Coalition For Awareness, Prevention And Treatment Of Substance Abuse (CoAPT). Web. Amber Newby, 830-833-4337 x460. amber.newby@blancoisd.org

Apr 28, 2022 - LENZ FEST LUNCHEON AND STYLE SHOW: Fredericksburg. 11:30a-2p. Springtime festivities & Pioneer Spirit Award. Luncheon and Style Show. 830-990-8441. Sponsor Web

Apr 28-30, 2022 - 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, a barbecue cook-off. Admission: Ticket required. 512-556-5172. Chamber Web

Apr 29-30, 2022 - VIVA! CINCO DE MAYO: San Marcos, at Hays County Civic Center, 755 Civic Center Loop. Official state-wide menudo cook-off, parade, Tejano and Mariachi music, Little Miss pageant, parade, ballet folkloric, food vendors, carnival rides. Spectators can sample all the menudo they can handle for free. Family fun event. 512-353-8482. Web

Apr 29-30, 2022 - BOERNE HANDMADE MARKET: Boerne, at The Cana Ballroom, 202 W Kronkosky Street. 9a-4p. Bi-annual event featuring 80+ handmade-only vendors. Items range from kid's item, clothing, home decor, bath and body products, signs, and tons more! Food trucks as well as many sweet and snack options! Children 12 and under are free; Adults $5. Event Web. 210-663-9046 -->

Apr 29-30, 2022 - MASONIC LODGE STATE CHAMPIONSHIP BBQ COOK-OFF: Junction>, at City Park. Free, annual event. Live music, food, vendors. Lone Star BBQ Society Sanctioned. 325-446-3190, Chamber Web
Hill Country Arts Foundation
Apr 30, 2022 - STONEHENGE CELTIC FESTIVAL & HIGHLAND GAMES: Ingram, at Hill Country Arts Foundation, Point Theatre Complex, 120 Point Theatre Road. 9a-5p. World-class athletes will compete in nine events in the Highland Games against a backdrop of food trucks, music and merchandise vendors. Song and dance, and Scottish athletics. Games, pipers, dancers, stone and wood carvers. Work shops for beginners. Celtic art, clothing and food vendors and much more. Annual, free event. Event Web. 830-367-5121, Martin Burniston, 713-256-1173

Apr 30, 2022 - REDBUD ARTISAN MARKET: Fredericksburg, at Marktplatz (Market Square) pavilion, 126 W Main Street. 10a-5p. Handmade art and fine craft show featuring the art of more than 30 Texas artists in areas of pottery, jewelry, painting, glass art, mosaics, fiber art, photography and more. Live music from 2-4p. Free admission. Facebook. Kathy Hill, 512-660-3328, redbudartisanmarket@gmail.com
Texas Parks & Wildlife Dept
Apr 30, 2022 - OUTDOOR WOMEN GONE WILD: Junction, at Rains Ranch, 7 mi S of town, on US-377 South. 8a-all day. Just for women, just for fun. Kayaking, archery, fly-fishing, didjeridoo-ing, team events, classes, arts & crafts, fellowship with 200 participants, and more. Annual event. Rain or Shine. Parking: Free. 325-446-3190. Event Web; Chamber Web

Apr 30, 2022 - FREE CYCLE: Fredericksburg, at Holy Ghost Lutheran Church, Fellowship Hall, 115 E San Antonio Street (at S Adams St). 10a-Noon. A unique annual event that is set up as a garage sale with good used items donated by members of the Church and community. Household goods, tools, toys, decorative items, yard tools, etc. All items will be displayed garage sale style, but GIVEN AWAY FREE. This not only helps our environment by keeping lots of material out of the landfill, but also puts good items to good use by anyone who needs them. Drop off items Fri, Apr 29: Noon-6p; Sat, or Sat Apr 30: 8a-9:30a. Rain or Shine. Parking: Free. Admission: Free. Marti Jennings, 830-990-1618. Web

Friends of Gillespie County Historic Schools Apr 30, 2022 - GILLESPIE COUNTY HISTORIC SCHOOL OPEN HOUSE - RHEINGOLD: Rheingold, at 334 Rheingold School Road. 11a-4p. Presented in partnership with the Friends of Gillespie County Country Schools. No admission charge. Donations gladly accepted toward preservation projects. 830-685-3321. Web

Friends of Gillespie County Historic SchoolsApr 30, 2022 - GILLESPIE COUNTY HISTORIC SCHOOL OPEN HOUSE - WILLOW CITY: Willow City at 2501 RR-1323. 10a-3:30p. Presented in partnership with the Friends of Gillespie County Country Schools. No admission charge, and donations gladly accepted towards the preservation projects. 830-685-3321. Web

Apr 30, 2022 - LAGO FEST: Lago Vista, at 6608 Bar-K Clubhouse Court. 1p. Boats, Beats, Arts & Eats is a celebration of creativity directly on the shore of Lake Travis in beautiful Lago Vista! Free annual event. Chamber Web, Event Web. 267-8300

Apr 30-May 1, 2022 - BERTRAM ART, HERB & WINE FESTIVAL: Bertram, downtown, Vaughan & Grange Streets. Sat: 10a-6p; Sun 11a-4p. A family-friendly event featuring handcrafted items from local vendors, artists, Texas wineries, breweries, herb specialists and food truck vendors, and musical entertainment. Informational seminars focused on topics based on Art, Herbs and Wine. Sponsored by the Bertram Chamber of Commerce. Free admission. Annual event. Web. Joan, 254-368-0246, joan@flanigansdistillery.com

Apr 30-May 1, 2022 - WIMBERLEY ARTS FEST: Wimberley, at Waters Point Retreat-Rio Bonito, at 13401 RR-12. Sat 10a-5p, Sun: 11a-4p. An annual, unique celebration of visual arts, theatre, music and dance, featuring local and nationally known artists and musicians. 100+ juried artists from 8 states will exhibit alongside continuous live music, food trucks, beer and wine bar. Annual event. Parking: free. Admission: Free. Produced by Wimberley Valley Art League. Web. Jan Fitzhugh, 713-569-5173, jan.fitzhugh@outlook.com

Apr 30-May 1, 2022 - REN FAIRE OF BANDERA COUNTY: Bandera, at Pomarosa RV Park, 3845 TX-16 South. 10a-6p. Market vendors, food trucks. Annual event. Rain or Shine. Parking: Free. Admission: Free. Donation to Heros 'n' More. Presented by Guilds of Requiem in Pipe Creek, 361-879-1139, Sponsor Web; Event Web-Facebook

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May 1, 2022 - 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

May 4-7, 2022 - MAYFEST: Marble Falls, at Johnson Park, 230 Ave 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. Event Web, Event Web

May 5-7, 2022 - UVALDE CACTUS JACK FOUNDATION PBR BULL RIDING: Uvalde, at County Fairplex. 7p. 830-278-4000. 830-591-9040. Annual event. Ticket required. Web

May 6-7, 2022 - TEXAS LONGEST YARD SALE - HILL COUNTRY WEEKEND: Got Junk?? Its Yard Sale Season!! Bulverde, Spring Branch, Blanco & Johnson City. Weekend long event with thousands of yard sales spanning from the Hill Country to the Coast along US-281! You are invited to plan your own or join in a group or neighborhood. 956-312-1900. Facebook

May 6-7, 2022 - MEN'S CONFERENCE: Spicewood, at Highland Lakes Camp & Conference Center, 5902 Pace Bend Rd N, RR-2322. Annual event. Special guest speakers. Great Worship, recreation, topical seminars, great food. Fee required. 512-264-1777. Event Web
CASI Chili Appreciation Society International
May 6-8, 2022 - BARBEQUE COOK-OFF & HOWDY-ROO CHILI COOK-OFF: Marble Falls, at Lakeside Pavilion, 305 Buena Vista Drive. 200 cooks. Annual CASI regional championship chili event, and Lonestar Barbeque Society BBQ competition. Games, booths, auction, raffle, live music. Benefits local charities. Web. Information on cooking or judging, contact Kinnison at 281-615-2408 or carriekinnison1@gmail.com. For information on the barbecue cook-off and vendor opportunities, contact Craig Schlicke at 512-507-9089 or schlicke5603@yahoo.com

May 6-8, 2022 - HILL COUNTRY RUN MOTORCYCLE RALLY: Luckenbach, at 412 Luckenbach Town Loop. Motorcycle run helps fund the many community programs of the Fredericksburg Optimists Club 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. Event Web. Venue Web. See special Portal focus page on "All Things Motorcycling in the Hill Country"

May 7, 2022 - BULLRIDING SHOOT OUT: Leander, 2255 US-183 North. 5p-midnight. Come out to the bullriding shoot out and watch an action packed, up close and personal side-by-side bull riding. Along with the legendary mutton busting for the kids competition. And help support a great event supporting the Leander FFA. Bounce houses, food and drinks, live entertainment. Annual event. Cost: $12 for adults, $7 children. 7p show time. Annual event. 512-680-9915. Facebook

Friends of Gillespie County Historic Schools May 7, 2022 - GILLESPIE COUNTY HISTORIC SCHOOL OPEN HOUSE - WHITE OAK: White Oak, 15 mi SW of Fredericksburg. 11a-4p. Presented in partnership with the Friends of Gillespie County Country Schools. No admission charge, and donations gladly accepted towards the preservation projects. 830-685-3321. Web

May 7, 2022 - JIM NEWMAN MEMORIAL MOTHER'S DAY PLANT SALE: Blanco, at Klepac Greenhouses, 200 Kendalia Rd, along Blanco River. 9a-Noon. Benefits local charities and US military veterans. Annual event. Parking: free, Admission: free. 830-833-4574. klepac.com

May 7, 2022 - MOUNTED SCAVENGER HUNT & TRAIL RIDE: Pipe Creek, at Triple H Equitherapy Centers, 791 Backhaus Road. 8a-3p. Something for everyone! Entry fee includes lunch and all activities. Riders = $35. Adults/teens not riding = $15. Children under 12 not riding = $5. Proof of Coggins required. Activities include mounted scavenger hunt, trail ride, games, playday. Rain or Shine. Parking: Free. Annual event. Sponsor Web. Keisha 512-510-9515, keisha@triple-h.org

JCVFD May 7, 2022 - JCVFD ANNUAL FISH FRY & RAFFLE FUNDRAISER: Johnson City, at Blanco County Fairgrounds, 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 7, 2022 - AREA-WIDE GARAGE SALE: Burnet, at Historic downtown square. 8a. Annual event. Cindy Lamb, 512-756-5738. Chamber Web

May 7, 2022 - BLANCO RIVER SONGWRITER FESTIVAL: Fischer, at Fischer Dance Hall, 701 Fischer Store Road. 11a-10p. This year's lineup is packed with "you won't want to miss" artists! Annual event. Ticket required. Event Web

May 7, 2022 - FOUNDERS DAY CELEBRATION: Fredericksburg, at Pioneer Museum, 325 W Main Street. 10a-5p. On this day in 1846, the first 120 settlers arrived in Fredericksburg from New Braunfels. These families as well as those whose names are listed in the 1850 census are considered "founders" of Fredericksburg. Come tour the buildings on the grounds of the Pioneer Museum. Hear the story of the those who founded Fredericksburg, of those who were looking for a better life, who risked everything to get to a land of limitless opportunity, of those who tenaciously faced every obstacle and created a unique German colony in the heart of the Texas Hill Country. Annual event. Parking: Free. Admission: $7.50 adults; $3 children school age. 830-990-8441. Sponsor Web

Wine May 7, 2022 - WEIN & SAENGERFEST LITE: New Braunfels, historic downtown, at Main Plaza, on San Antonio Street. Noon. Annual festival offers wine and beer tastings, and live music/entertainment. Wander the shops of historic downtown while listening to live music, sampling wine and craft beer from a variety of Texas-based vendors, participating in family-friendly activities, and munching on treats from local food merchants. Proceeds benefit Downtown Association and New Braunfels Parks Foundation. Admission: free. 830-221-4350. Event Web

May 7, 2022 - JIM BOWIE COOK-OFF: Menard, at Low Water Bridge Park, under the bridge. 10a. Washer pitching, rubber duck races, little Mr & Miss nugget, hunt for the sliver, cook off, free dance, vendors, music and food! fun for all ages! BYOB and lawn chairs. Cherry Swindall, 325-396-2365. Chamber Web

May 7, 2022 - SWING ON THE SQUARE: San Marcos, at Courthouse Square lawn, 10a-5:30p. Sit back, relax on the banks of the San Marcos River and enjoy the sounds of Texas Western Swing legends. Enjoy dinner, dancing, and a festival on the downtown San Marcos Courthouse lawn. Live music on the river afterwards in the San Marcos Plaza Park. Also includes other styles of music that were the roots of western swing, including blues, 40's jazz, big band swing and country. Food & farmer's market; Texas arts & crafts; music. Multiple downtown venues, farmer's & arts market, kids activities. Free annual event. Rain or shine. (Formerly: Texas Natural & Western Swing Festival.) 512-393-8430. Web

May 7, 2022 - LEANDER KITE FESTIVAL: Leander, at Devine Lake Park, 1807 Waterfall. 11a-5p. Annual event. Weather dependent. Activities include kite events, food and craft vendors, and lots of high-flying fun! Admission: free. 512-528-2997. Event Web

May 7-8, 2022 - LAVENDER FESTIVAL: Stonewall, at Becker Vineyards, 454 Becker Farms Rd, US-290. 10a-6p. Annual event with live music, lavender market, artisans, wine tasting, tours, food trucks. 830-644-2681. Web

May 8, 2022 - MOTHER'S DAY BARREL RACE: Bandera, at Mansfield Park Rodeo Arena, 2886 TX-16 North. 830-522-0054. 10:30a-12:30: $5 Exhibitions;12:40: Church service; 1:30p: Race starts. Watch as the talented youth show you how it's done! Spectators get in Free! 830-777-7129. Annual event by Riding On Faith Rodeo, Karen, 830-777-7129, Sponsor Web, Event Web

Science Mill May 11, 2022 - HOMESCHOOL DAY: CAREERS IN ART & STEM: Johnson City, at Science Mill, 101 S Lady Bird Lane. 10a-2p. More details coming soon.
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. Cheyanne Jackson, 844-263-6405, info@sciencemill.org

May 12-14, 2022 - 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 STEM 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. Limited food and restrooms available. Free admission with advance registration. Weather permitting. Waiver required. Christy Glass, 830-997-3567, Sponsor Web

May 13-14, 2022 - ART WADDLE: Boerne. 10a-6p. A relaxed fun event with the attributes of a major fine art event along Boerne's Cibolo Creek Trail. Annual event by Cibolo Nature Center & Farm. Stroll, ride bikes and picnic while viewing paintings, illustrations, jewelry, pottery and sculptures, hosted by neighbors in their yards in the Flats of Boerne. Artists have the opportunity to interact with Waddlers (the Public) through art demonstrations and booth chats in their assigned areas. Great food, music, and activities for all ages. Get on board with a renowned group of registered Waddle Artists who will be exhibiting their works for sale, and cash awards. The Waddle weekend kicks off Fri, May 13th, beginning with the Tusculum Brewing Co party and a Meet the Artists reception from 4-7p, in conjunction with the downtown merchants, restaurants, and breweries. Works by 70+ artists for sale, with funds supporting scholarships to Summer Art Camp at Cibolo. 210-844-8193. Event Web

Science Mill May 14, 2022 - ROBOTICS DAY AT THE SCIENCE MILL: Johnson City, at Science Mill, 101 S Lady Bird Lane. Presentations at 11am and 1pm; museum open from 10am-4pm. The robots are coming! On Saturday, May 14, robots take over the Science Mill along with their teen engineers. Robots will compete to perform tasks in the Robot Showcase, featuring members of Spring Konstant, the FIRST Robotics Competition Team from Dripping Springs High School. Then it's your turn at the controls! Try out SIX different styles of DIY robots, including motorized WiggleBots, Rubber Band Racers, mBot Rovers, push-pull mechanical toys, BattleBots and hydraulics-powered JudoBots. Plus: inspiring stories from guest speaker Julie Webster, a retired NASA Manager who sent a robotic spacecraft to Saturn.
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. Cheyanne Jackson, 844-263-6405, info@sciencemill.org

May 14, 2022 - 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 their annual benefit. The Auxiliary's Country Store opens and a silent auction 3-5p. Flag raising 3:30p. Silent auction 3-5:30p. Live auction 4-5:30p. 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. 830-685-3266, 830-685-3376

Friends of Gillespie County Historic Schools May 14, 2022 - GILLESPIE COUNTY HISTORIC SCHOOL OPEN HOUSE - CHERRY MOUNTAIN: Cherry Mountain, at Cherry Mountain Loop. 3-5p. 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 14-15, 2022- DIRT DAUBER CLAY FESTIVAL: San Marcos, at Eye Of The Dog Art Center, 405 Valley View West Road. Sat: 10a-5p; Sun: 11a-5p. Celebrate all things clay. Features clay art demonstrations, refreshments, a kins' play table and live music. Free Fun For The Whole Family! 512-558-1723. Web

May 14-15, 2022 - BURNET PRO RODEO: Burnet, at Burnet County Fair & Rodeo Grounds, 1301 Houston Clinton Dr, behind the airport. 7p both nights. Events include Bull Riding, Calf Roping, Calf Scramble, Cowgirl's Barrel Racing, Cowgirl's Breakaway Roping, Saddle Bronc Riding, Steer Wrestling, Team Roping. Rodeo clown Leon Coffee will perform. Admission: Ticket required. Cody Orman: 830-798-4018. Facebook
Relay For Life
May 20, 2022 - RELAY FOR LIFE - KERR COUNTY: Kerrville, at Hill Country Youth Event Center, 3785 TX-27 East. Noon. Fundraising supports American Cancer Society and their search for a cure for cancer. Includes games, activities, themed laps and a live band. Come dressed in purple and as your favorite band and get ready to relay. Free annual event. Sponsor Web, Kayla Shelby: 800-227-2345

May 21, 2022 - TESTICLE FESTIVAL: Castell, at Castell General Store, 19522 RR-152 West. 9a-5p. Annual event. About 100 pounds of calf fries are served with sides, drinks, and good times. Don't worry: If calf fries aren't your thing, the cooks have plenty of other food for you to enjoy. Live music and washer tournament.325-247-4100. Host Web. Facebook

May 21, 2022 - HAYS COUNTY COMMUNITY SPRING FESTIVAL: Dripping Springs, at Ranch Park & Event Center, 29401 RR-12. 10a-2p. Live music, food, games, bounce houses, and displays from the Hays County Sheriff's Office. Annual event. Parking: Free. Admission: Free.

May 21, 2022 - QUILT SHOW: Johnson City, at First Baptist Church, 102 N Ave F. 10a-4p. Quilt raffle. Presented by JC Quilt Guild. Teresa Schulze, 512-917-6264. Sponsor Web
Texas Parks & Wildlife Dept
May 21, 2022 - FOUR LIVES OF A FLEECE: Stonewall, at LBJ State Park & Historic Site, at 199 Park Rd 52. 10a-3p. From a fresh fleece to washing to carding to spinning and knitting, explore the stages wool goes through as it goes from sheep to shawl. Demonstrations will be done by members of the Fredericksburg Spinning Guild. Annual event. Admission: free. 830-644-8107. Web

May 21, 2022 - ANTIQUE TRACTOR & ENGINE SHOW: Fredericksburg, at Gillespie County Fairgrounds, 530 Fair Dr just off TX-16, 2 mi S of town. 8a-6p. Childrens' activities are held throughout the day on Saturday. A variety of vendors are on hand to sell their treasurers. Food and drink available. If you want to take a closer look into the past, join us for a fun filled weekend. Annual event. Adults: $6; Kids: 12 & under: free. Free parking. 830-889-9348. Venue Web, Event Web

May 21, 2022 - STAR PARTY WITH SA ASTRONOMICAL ASSN: Bandera, at Hill Country State Natural Area, 10600 Bandera Creek Road. 8:30p. Join the knowledgeable SAAA to learn about the night sky and to take a closer look through their telescopes. Dress for weather. Bring water and snacks. Binoculars and folding chair are recommended. Cost: Free with park admission: $6/pp 13 years and up; free for visitors 12 year and younger; free to visitors with a Texas State Park Pass. If inclement weather the program may be cancelled. Annual event. Parking: free. 830-796-4413. Web

May 21-22, 2022 - 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. Plus biking and camping. 512-914-9411 . Sponsor Web; Event Web

May 21-22, 2022 - LAKEFEST DRAG BOAT RACES: Marble Falls, Johnson Park & Lakeside Park, entrance at Yett & Main St, 307 Buena Vista Drive. 8a-5p. 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. Beverage tents and food trucks. Coolers not allowed. Tickets required. 830-693-2815. Chamber Web

May 21-22, 2022 - MAIFEST: Spring Branch, at Anhalt Dance Hall, 2390 Anhalt Road. Noon-8:30p. Music, food and activities for the kids! On Sunday an authentic German meal available, all-you-can-eat while supplies last (starts at noon). Everybody Welcome - All Ages! Children 12 and under are free. Beer, wine, sodas and setups available. Free Parking. Admission: ticket required. Sponsored by Germania Farmer Verein. 830-438-2873. Venue Web

May 21-22, 2022 - BUDA CRAWFISH: Buda, at Amphitheater, 204 San Antonio Street. 1-10p. Crawfish, food vendors, live music, cornhole, Charlie the Crawfish, boutique vendors, kids zone, good times and great people. Annual event. Rain or Shine. Parking: $. Admission: Ticket required. Event Web

May 22, 2022 - SAVOR THE HILL COUNTRY: Johnson City, at Mae's Ridge, 3965 RR-3232. 4-8p. Showcases top restaurants, wineries, breweries and distilleries in the area that will offer samples. Silent auction. Live music. Benefits BeautifyJC! project and local scholarship fund. Ticket: required. 830-868-7684. Web

May 22, 2022 - AMERICANA MUSIC JAM: Gruene, at Gruene Hall, 1281 Gruene Road. Noon-close. Annual non-profit event sponsored by KNBT 92.1 FM and Gruene Hall, that celebrates the Americana music genre with a day full of acoustic talent. Admission: ticket required. Benefits Crisis Center of Comal County and The Hill Country Youth Orchestra. 830-629-5077. Web Artists

May 26-July 9, 2022 - SOUTHWEST GOURD FINE ART SHOW: Kerrville, at Kerr Arts & Cultural Center, 228 Earl Garrett Street. 10a-4p. Annual exhibition of the finest gourd artists of the Southwest region. Admission: free. 830-895-2911, Web

May 26-June 12, 2022 - KERRVILLE FOLK FESTIVAL: Kerrville, at Quiet Valley Ranch, 9 mi S of town on TX-16. Performances by 100+ singer songwriters and their bands. Interspersed between weekends are workshops in songwriting and booking and management for touring artists performance and recording. Draws 32 of the best of America's emerging songwriters. Award winners are recognized at a special concert on the second weekend. Bring your tent or RV. Camping is free with a ticket for 3 or more consecutive days. Campgrounds are famous for songwriters campfires, an internationally heralded feature of our festival since 1974. 830-257-3600. Web

May 27-29, 2022 - DRIPPING SPRINGS FAIR & RODEO: Dripping Springs, at Ranch Park & Event Center, 1042 Event Center Dr, 29401 RR-12. Rodeo, carnival, team roping, barrel racing. chili cook-off and washer pitching tournament as well as vendors throughout the grounds. 512-858-4725. Event Web

May 27-29, 2022 - 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 indoor exhibition of 25 of the finest professional artists and craftspeople from all over Texas. Art on display will range from jewelry and metalwork to pottery, sculpture, paintings, gourd art, block prints, wood furniture and pyrography. Free, annual event. Dan & Linda Baker, 214-328-6382. Web

May 27-29, 2022 - PRO RODEO MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND STAMPEDE RODEOS: Bandera, at Mansfield Park Rodeo Arena, 2886 TX-16 North. Gates open: 6p, Grand Entry: 8p. Come and see the top PRCA cowboys and cowgirls compete in sanctioned rodeos. Parade: Sat am. Annual event. Admission: Ticket required. 830-522-0054. Sponsor Web. Also see May 28 & 29: Stampede Arts & Craft Show

Jaycees May 27-29, 2022 - CRAWFISH FESTIVAL: Fredericksburg, at Marktplatz (Market Square) Pavilion, 126 W Main St (corner Main and TX-16 S). 11a-Midnight. Activities for the whole family including lots of great cajun food, live music, shopping, and fun for the young and young at heart! Annual event by Jaycees. Rain or Shine. Parking: Free. Admission: Ticket required. Web

May 28, 2022 - GO WHEELS UP! TEXAS: San Marcos, at the San Marcos Regional Airport, 1807 Airport Drive. High-energy, family-friendly celebration of aviation, music, automobiles, and Texas! Created for spectators from all walks of life, this uplifting and memorable weekend features an air show, auto show, concert and food trucks. Annual event. Rain or Shine. Admission: Ticket required. 833-246-9433. Event Web

May 28, 2022 - RANCH SORTING: Harper, at Tres Molinos Resort, 4260 RR-783. Prizes, payback, buckle, gifts, concessions. Parking: Free. Admission: Event entry fee. Patrick: 830-992-8783, Sponsor Web

Click for LBJ National Historical Park May 28, 2022 - NIGHT SKIES OVER THE LBJ RANCH STARGAZING EVENT: Stonewall, at LBJ National Historical Park, at the LBJ Ranch, 144 Park Rd 49. 8p. Programs highlight the marvels of the night sky and the importance of preserving dark skies. Includes the Junior Ranger Night Explorer program and a stargazing experience with telescopes. Annual event. Parking: Free. Admission: free, but attendance is limited to 60 participants. Gates open at 7:30p. Dress for weather, wear comfortable shoes, bring water. Restrooms available. Flashlights recommended; lights with a red filter are ideal. Reservations & Info: 830-868-7128 ext. 244 or email LYJO_Information@nps.gov with the subject "Night Skies Over the LBJ Ranch".

May 28, 2022 - FOOD TRUCK FESTIVAL: Luckenbach, 412 Luckenbach Town Loop. 11a-7p. Food trucks, wineries, live music. Annual event. Admission: ticket required. 830-997-3224. Web

May 28, 2022 - MEMORIAL DAY BBQ: Sunrise Beach, at Mcnair Park, 211 Park Road. Annual event benefits Sunrise Beach Volunteer Fire Department & Auxiliary. Help our VFD honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice in service to our nation by joining us for food and fun in the beautiful Texas Hill Country. Live music, performances, tribute, BBQ dinner, Fun with Foam for the kids. Web

May 28-29, 2022 - GUN SHOW: Burnet, at Burnet Community Center, 401 E Jackson Street. Sat: 9a-5p, Sun: 10a-4p. Parking: Free. Admission: Adults $10, kids free. Whipp Farm Productions, 817-929-1816

May 28-29, 2022 - VFW OPEN PRO RODEO: Wimberley, at Chester Franklin Arena, VFW Veterans Park, at 401 Jacobs Well Rd and intersection with RR-12, about 3 mi N of town and 11 mi S of Dripping Springs. Open Pro Lester Meier Rodeo. Fun for the whole family! Great food and vendors! Benefits the local 4H Wimberley Club. Time: Sat & Sun Night 8p. Cost: $10 Adults, $5 kiddos (babies and toddlers free). Nancy McCallick, 512-423-8035. Event Web, LMR Web

May 29, 2022 - UTOPIA CPRA OPEN RODEO & DANCE: Utopia, at Utopia Park Arena, 241 Utopia Park Road. 7p. Enjoy barbecue, great live music, and dancing. Annual event. Admission: $15/p, kids 8 & under: free. 830-966-3643. Event Web

Science Mill May 30, 2022 - CARDBOARD CHALLENGE: DIY EXHIBITS: Johnson City, at Science Mill, 101 S Lady Bird Lane. 10a-4p. Take on the Cardboard Challenge this Memorial Day! Our Lab will be stocked with kid-friendly tools and recycled materials—you bring ideas for future Science Mill exhibits. A zero-gravity tank? An underground tree root observatory? There’s no limit, just lots of cardboard! Test out wild ideas with a rapid prototype, then add your DIY exhibit to a cardboard model of the current 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. Cheyanne Jackson, 844-263-6405, info@sciencemill.org

May 30, 2022 - MEMORIAL DAY PARADE & CEREMONY: Burnet, at Burnet Historic Square. Noon-9p. 512-756-4297. Chamber Web

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June 2-5, 2022 - HILL COUNTRY FILM FESTIVAL: Fredericksburg, at Fritztown Cinema, 2254 US-87 South. 1p. A four-day independent film festival presented by Hill Country Film Society. Includes a few international selections as well as Texas-made films. Open to the public, HCFF will screen 80+ short and feature length independent films, as well as host filmmaker Q&A sessions, panel discussions, festival parties, a VIP lounge and more. Real Indie. 866-224-7714. Web

June 3-4, 2022- LLANO OPEN-PRO RODEO: Llano, at JLK Event Center, 2200 RR-152 West. 7-10p. 325-248-5937. Bull riding, bronc busting, barrel racing, and more. Web

June 4, 2022 - SUMMER BLAST: Burnet, at Highland Lakes VFW & Auxiliary Post 6974, 1402 Buchanan Drive. Noon-9p. Water gun games, bounce house, dunk tank, cake walk, bake sale, silent auction, hot dogs, BBQ, shaved ice, games/prizes for all ages. Meet our veterans with food, family & fun. 512-756-4297. Chamber Web

June 4, 2022 - WINE, WINGS, WHEELS: Burnet, at Kate Craddock Field Airport, 2402 S Water Street (US-281). 5-9p. Live music, freedom celebration, food & drinks available for purchase, raffle tickets, flights. Museum exhibits and weapons demonstrations. Provided by CAF Highland Lakes Squadron. Bring chairs. Parking and Admission: free. 512-756-2226. Chamber Web, Host Web

June 4, 2022 - FREDERICKSBURG CAR FEST: Fredericksburg, at Marktplatz (Market Square) Pavilion, 126 W Main St (corner Main and TX-16 S). 8a-4p. Classic car show, New car expo, First Responder meet & greet. Free admission. Silent auction, food vendors, raffle, music, family fun. Annual event. Web

June 4, 2022 - LLANO HERITAGE DAY: Llano, at Courthouse Square, 801 Ford Street. 10a-4p. Bring the kids and interact with the Buffalo Soldiers. Learn how they helped settle and protect the West after the Civil War. They will be demonstrating and telling stories of artifacts and the way of life of the soldier. Free annual event. 325-247-5354. Chamber Web

June 4, 2022 - COWBOYS & CAJUNS: Junction, at Courthouse lawn, downtown on 5th St between Main and College. Street dance: 8p-Midnight. Free, annual event. Live music, crawfish boil, Miss Kimble County Pageant. Bring lawn chairs. Cooler/Bottle Charge: $10. 325-446-3190, Chamber Web, Event Web

June 4, 2022 - HERITAGE TOUR OF HOMES: San Marcos. Starts at 220 N Johnson Ave. 11a-4p. Sip & Savor In the Historic Gardens of San Marcos. Combines two attractions that San Marcos has to offer - delicious food and rich history. Savor your way through the historic district and sample some southern hospitality while exploring lush gardens. Annual event. Parking: Free. Admission: Ticket required $35/p. Heritage Association of San Marcos, Event Web

June 4, 2022 - NATIONAL TRAILS DAY: Held first Sat in June since 1993, this annual event has prompted thousands of people to enjoy trails on the same day nationwide, taking part in hikes, bike and horse tried, trail maintenance, paddle trips, trail work projects and other activities. Sponsored by American Hiking Society, Event Web. Many of the Texas state parks participate (see Parks).

June 4, 2022 - OLD TOWN STREET FESTIVAL: Leander, 100 N Brushy, in Old Town District. 11a-11p. 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. Chastidy Vernengo, 512-259-1907. Event Web

June 10-11, 2022 - UVALDE HONEY FESTIVAL: Uvalde, Cancelled

June 10-11, 2022 - COW CAMP BARBEQUE COOK-OFF STATE CHAMPIONSHIP: San Saba, at Risien Park, US-190 E, on the river. 8a. Annual Lonestar Barbeque Society sanctioned event. Chicken, pork spare ribs, beef brisket, pinto beans, Dutch oven deserts, vendors, margarita contest .Games, booths, raffle, live music, dance, car show. BYOB and lawn chairs. Free admission. 325-372-7363. Chamber Web, City Web. Web

June 10-11, 2022 - FREDERICKSBURG CRAFT BEER FESTIVAL: Fredericksburg, at Marktplatz (Market Square) Pavilion, 126 W Main St (corner Main and TX-16 S). 10a-8p. $20/p. 512-997-8515. Event Web

June 10-12, 2022 - 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 11, 2022 - TEXAS WATER SAFARI: San Marcos. Starts at Meadows Center/Aquarena Spring Center, 921 Aquarena Springs Drive. Safari is comprised of several events including an information seminar, two short canoe races (one of which is an annual race via the San Marcos and Guadalupe rivers, from Aquarena Springs to the shrimping village of Seadrift on the Texas coastline, a total distance of 260 miles. Billed as the "World's Toughest Boat Race". The first official race was held in 1963. The primary requirement is a boat powered only by human muscle. Racers must take all food and equipment needed with them, receiving only water and ice along the way. Free event to enter or watch. 512-393-5930. Event Web

June 11, 2022 - VFW FAMILY FREEDOM RALLY: Marble Falls, at 1001 Veterans Drive. Noon-6p. Free events, community, festivals, kids & family, live entertainment, live music. Free to all families. Live music, kids' activities, car and motorcycle 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. 830-693-2261, Web

June 11, 2022 - PEACH FESTIVAL: Lago Vista, at 5803 Thunderbird. 10a. A good old fashioned peach festival with Fredericksburg peaches, peach treats and sweets and lots of peach creations from the vendors. Parking: Free. Admission: Free.

Friends of Gillespie County Historic Schools June 12, 2022 - GILLESPIE COUNTY HISTORIC SCHOOL OPEN HOUSE - PECAN CREEK: Pecan Creek at 3410 Pecan Creek Rd. Noon-4p. Presented in partnership with the Friends of Gillespie County Country Schools. No admission charge, and donations gladly accepted towards the preservation projects. 830-685-3321. Web

June 12, 2022 - GILLESPIE COUNTY HISTORIC SCHOOL OPEN HOUSE - CHERRY SPRING: Cherry Spring, at 5973 RR-2323. Noon-4p. Presented in partnership with the Friends of Gillespie County Country Schools. No admission charge, and donations gladly accepted towards the preservation projects. 830-685-3321. Web

June 15, 2022 - PAYTON COLONY COMMUNITY FREEDOM-JUNETEENTH CELEBRATION: Blanco, at Peyton Colony, 9 mi E of Blanco near FM 165 & RR-2325, at 593 Peyton Colony Rd, at schoolhouse grounds. Annual program by Peyton Colony Heritage Association. Live music and potluck dinner. Bring lawn chairs & come join us! Family friendly. Lawrence, 830-385-6726. Facebook

Artists June 16, 2022 - LLANO ART PARTY: Llano, at Llano Fine Arts Guild & Gallery, 503 Bessemer Avenue. 6-8:30p. Paint with Jean Bass. Create your unique version of a beautiful painting. Supplies and light snacks will be provided. Fun for everyone, any experience level. Bring a friend and your favorite beverage. Admission: $35. 325-247-5354. Must pre-register online or at the Guild. Register Link

June 16-18, 2022 - PEACH JAMBOREE & RODEO: Stonewall, at the Chamber Grounds, 250 Peach Street. Celebrate the bounty of local peaches. Grand Parade on Sat starts at 10a, line up at 8a. 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. Parade: free. Rodeo: Ticket required. 830-644-2735. Event Web. See special Portal focus page on "Peaches in the Hill Country"

June 17-18, 2022 - BURNET COUNTY AREA FAIR: 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 dominoes tournament, and a motorcycle show. Roxanne Dunegan, 512-756-3059, Event Web

June 17-18, 2022 - TEXAS INDIAN HERITAGE ASSN SUMMER POWWOW: Llano, at JLK Event Center, 2200 RR-152 West. 10a-8p. Gourd and Powwow dancing. Youth and craft contests. Auction, cake walks, raffles. Supper. Annual event. Admission: free. 325-247-5354. Chamber Web, Host Web

June 17-24, 2022 - ANNUAL CAMP BEN MCCULLOCH REUNION: Driftwood, at Camp Ben McCulloch, 18301 FM-1826. Live entertainment, rides, carnival, bingo, dance. BYOB. Open to public. Web

June 17-July 9, 2022 - AQUABOOM FESTIVAL: Kingsland, at various locations. Annual event with children's parade, aqua boom land parade, arts & crafts vendors, cow'ographers Wild West Show, Reed Helicopter rides, steak and BBQ cook-off, patriotic dinner and fish fry, street dance, poker run, horseshoe pitch & washer toss, obstacle course race, raft race, rubber duckie race, boat parade, live music, pageant, golf tournament. 325-388-6211. Chamber Web, Event Web
  • 6/17, 6p: Lil' AquaBoom Baby Show, at Packsaddle Elementary School
  • 6/18, Miss AquaBoom Scholarship Pageant, at Packsaddle Elementary School
  • 6/24, 5p, Veteran's Dinner, at Chapel of the Hills Church, Buchanan Dam
  • 6/28, 9a, Annual Spirit of Kingsland Contest, Hosted by Delta Phi, at Community of Kingsland
  • 7/1, 9a, Annual Golf Tournament, at Legends Golf Course
  • 7/2, 10a, Annual Horseshoe Pitch, at Kingsland Community Park
  • 7/2, 1p, Annual Washer Toss Tournament, at Wakepoint LBJ
  • 7/2, 3p, Cornhole Tournament, at Wakepoint LBJ
  • 7/3, 9a-5p, Annual Arts & Crafts Show, at 1341 RR-1431, behind M & M Donuts (see separate listing)
  • 7/3, 10a-4p, Annual Poker Run on the River, at Wakepoint LBJ
  • 7/3, 11a-3p, Annual Patriotic Meal, at Kingsland Masonic Lodge
  • 7/3, 8p-11:30p, Annual Street Dance, at First United Bank
  • 7/4, 7a, Land Parade Staging and Registration, Line up Packsaddle Elementary School, off RR-2900
  • 7/4, 8-8:30a, Children's Parade, Line up corner of RR-1431 & RR-2900
  • 7/4, 9a, Children's Parade
  • 7/4, 9a, Parade Carnival, at Packsaddle Fellowship Church, RR-2900
  • 7/4, 10a, Land Parade
  • 7/4, 11a, Annual Lake Area Rods & Classics Car Show, at Security State Bank
  • 7/4, 9a-4p, Annual Arts/Crafts Show, at 1341 RR-1431, behind M & M Donuts (see separate listing)
  • 7/4, 12:30p, Patriotic Costume Contest, at 1341 RR-1431, behind M & M Donuts
  • 7/4, Water Activities, at the 2900 River Bridge: 4-10p: Food Vendors; 5p: Rubber Duckie Race; 5:30p-9:30p: Live Band; 6p: Boat Parade; 7p: Wakeboard Show; 9:15p: Sea-Doo Raffle Drawing; Dark: Fireworks
  • 7/9, 3-7p, Wild Game Fundraising Dinner/Auction, at Highland Lakes United Methodist Church
A grand patriotic event!

June 19, 2022 - BLUES FEST: Kerrville, at Doyle Community Center, Pavilion, 110 W Barnett Street. 4-8p. BYOB. Food & beverage booths. Kids activities. 830-257-4446

June 25, 2022 - ANTIQUE ENGINE & TRACTOR PULL: Johnson City, at County Fairgrounds, 619 US-281 North, just S of the Pedernales River bridge. 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 25, 2022 - SUMMERFEST: Bandera, Bandera City Park, 1102 Maple Street. 10a-7p. River activities, arts and crafts, children's activities, music and more along the Medina River banks. Enjoy car show and parts swap meet, and sanctioned BBQ Cook-Off, and cornhole competition. Join the fun on the banks of the beautiful Medina River. Bring your river shoes and swim suits and join in the fun. Don't miss the opportunity of floating in one of the cleanest, clearest rivers in Texas. Parking: Free. Admission: $10. Sponsored by Bandera Business Association. Vicki Browning: 210-378-2055, VBrowning@texasroserealty.com , Event Web

Science Mill June 25, 2022 - EXPLORING EXTREME ENVIRONMENTS: Johnson City, at Science Mill, 101 S Lady Bird Lane. 10a-2p. From the deepest ocean to outer space, what does it take to survive in extreme environments? Find out at the Science Mill’s Exploring Extreme Environments event on Saturday, June 25! Fly drones through a wind obstacle course to see how scientists track storms and witness the birth of a tornado in special screenings of Tornado Alley 3D. Design a home for yourself on a new planet in our Cardboard Challenge: Mars Colony and hear what it’s like living in space in presentations by former NASA astronaut Col. Tom Henricks! Students in grades 3-8 can also join our Learning Lab: Extreme Under the Sea, where they’ll investigate the amazing sea creatures that live along deep ocean hot springs. Registration required for the Learning Lab, $5 per student; all other activities are included with General Admission..0-2 years old – free, Youth (3-17) $9.50, Adults (18-64) $11, Seniors (65+) $9 and Military $5.50. Learning Lab $5.no.
Sponsor Web, Event Web. Cheyanne Jackson, 844-263-6405, info@sciencemill.org

June 25, 2022 - NEW MOON IN JUNE STAR PARTY: Jonestown, at Jones Brother's Park, 10698 Lakeside Dr, at the Lake Travis shore. 8:30-10p. See stars through a huge telescope. Bring blanket, chair, and your own scope if you have one. Annual event. Parking: Free. Admission: Free. Event Web

Amateur Radio Emergency Com June 25-26, 2022 - 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 power supplies. Celebrating Amateur Radio Week, sponsored by ARRL. Local Field Day locations in Texas Hill Country:
  • Kerrville, W3XO, Hill Country Amateur Radio Club, at 4000 Riverside Drive. William Beal, 817-343-7617, w5oxl@arrl.net, kerrhams.org
  • Burnet, Highland Lakes Amateur Radio Club, at Galloway Hammond City Park, behind the YMCA, 1601 S Water Street. Tom Hauer, K0YA, 319-551-9788. hlarc.org
Even if you don't have a ham radio FCC license these members 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 radio equipment and meet local members. Boy Scouts Radio merit badge opportunity. Free parking, free admission. All ages welcome.

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July 1-3, 2022 - VFW CPRA RODEO & PBR BULL RIDING: Wimberley, at Chester Franklin Arena, VFW Veterans Park, at 401 Jacobs Well Rd and intersection with RR-12, about 3 mi N of town and 11 mi S of Dripping Springs. Friday night dance. Sanctioned rodeo event. Gates open: 5:30p. 1st Mutton Bustin': 7p; Rodeo: 8p. Events include: bull riding, tie down calf roping, bareback & saddle bronc riding, steer wrestling, team roping, women's breakaway roping, and women's barrel racing. 2nd Mutton Bustin' event midway in Rodeo. 2 calf scramble events nightly. Fireworks grand finale following Sun night performance. Annual event. Admission: tickets on-line. Organized by VFW Post 6441, 512-847-6441. VFW Web

July 1-3, 2022 - JULY JUBILEE, RODEO & INDEPENDENCE DAY PARADE, VENDOR MARKET, CONCERT & STREET DANCE: Leakey, at Courthouse Square on US-83. Fri & Sat: CPRA Jubilee Rodeo, 8p at RCJHC Rodeo Arena, 226 RR-336, full concessions, BYOB. Sat: Parade: 10a; Fri-Sun: Vendor Market on the Square, all day, with arts/crafts vendors, food booths, food trucks, music. Sat: Concert & Street Dance, 8:30p. Frio Canyon Chamber of Commerce, 830-232-5222, Web

July 1-3, 2022 - ROCK'N RIVERFEST & JET SKI RACES: Llano: Canceled due to drought conditions, but see replacement event below.

July 4, 2022 - FIREWORKS SHOW ON THE LLANO RIVER: Llano: Canceled due to drought conditions, but see replacement event below.

July 1, 2, 4, 2022 - LLANO DAM DROUGHT FEST: Llano. Celebrate our country’s independence and the city of Llano, Events begin on Friday, July 1, at 11:30a with a live reading of the Declaration of Independence by County Judge on the grounds of the historic courthouse, 801 Ford Street. Free hot dogs for will be served after the reading. Saturday at 9a begins with the National Anthem, and from then until 1p events include a children's parade, a pet parade, a classic car show, and an all-American market on the courthouse square. On Monday a kayak and “anything that floats” parade takes place at 7p at Badu Park, 300 Legion Drive. Motorized watercraft are not allowed. The lano Volunteer Fire Department will set off fireworks, weather and drought conditions permitting, at dusk. Free event. 325-247-5354. Chamber Web

July 1-Aug 27, 2022 - THE BIG SMAL SHOW: San Marcos, at The Price Center & Garden, 222 West San Antonio Street, in the first-floor gallery venues. 6-8p. A colorful and engaging exhibit featuring a diverse and eclectic mix of media, subjects, and artistic techniques on display. A total of 62 participating artists joined the effort this year -- 21 of whom are first time exhibitors at the Center. Ninety-two original artworks make up the show and submitting artists range in age from nine to seventy-somethings. A Brown Bag Artists Talk, a newer addition to shows at the Center for showing artists, is set for Aug. 4 and a public Closing Reception, featuring music, refreshments, and an opportunity to meet with many of the artists, is set for Aug. 25 from 6-8 p. Annual event. Rain or Shine. Parking: Free. Admission: Free. San Marcos Art League, 512-392-2900. Event Web

July 2, 2022 - FIRE IN THE SKY: Dripping Springs, at Hog Heaven Sporting Club, Party Barn, 24905 RR-12. 7-10p. Fireworks begin at dark. A free, annual, professional fireworks show hosted by Carrie Isaac for Texas and Dripping Springs Fire in the Sky. Tickets are available for optional BBQ dinner before the fireworks to support Isaac campaign and help cover the cost of this community celebration. Donations also accepted at gate with all proceeds benefiting local veterans and first responders. Facebook; Reservations

July 2, 2022 - FIREWORKS: Junction. Just after dark. Fireworks display over the South Llano River area located at Junction City Park, 202 N 2nd Street. Free, annual event. 325-446-3190, Chamber Web

July 2, 2022 - FREEDOM PARADE Junction. Line up by 9:45 on E Main in the park; Head out at 10a. Starts at 4th and Main. 325-446-3190, Chamber Web

July 2, 2022 - FREEDOM FESTIVAL: Lago Vista. A day full of activities celebrating our nation's independence. Talent contest, silent auction, craft fair/market, classic car show, fireworks, family fun, and more! NOTE: The community-wide parade will be on July 4 at 9:30a on Dawn Dr, along with the 5K fun run at Heather Park. Event Web

July 2, 2022 - WHITETRASH BASH: Castell, at Castell General Store, 19522 RR-152 West. Free admission. 325-247-4100. Host Web. Facebook

July 2, 2022 - WE THE PEOPLE EXTRAVAGANZA - PARADE AND CAR SHOW: San Saba, at the Courthouse, on Commerce Street. Parade begins at 11a, Car show at noon. 5K run, cornhole tournament, vendors, music, golf tournament, fireworks, and more. Free annual event. Regina Baker, 325-372-5141, executive.director@sansabachamber.com, Chamber Web

July 2, 2022 - INDEPENDENCE DAY PARADE: Johnson City. Parade lineup at 8a at JCHS parking lot, parade at 10a around the Courthouse and Town Square, and end at the nursing home. Pet contest in parade. Parade float entry: free. City sponsored fireworks at Fairgrounds have been canceled due to fire hazard.

July 2, 2022 - FRED & KATHY FIREWORKS EXTRAVAGANZA: Kingsland, at dusk. Annual event on the Colorado River, near Log Country Cove. This event is a gift to the neighbor community by the Cramm's, and not officially affiliated with AquaBoom, This show can be seen from the lake and nearby area.

July 2, 2022 - JULY JUBILEE PARADE: Brady, at Memory Lane. Parade 10-11a, 325-597-3491. Web

July 2, 2022 - 4TH OF JULY DANCE: Brady, at Mexican Colony Park. 9a-1p. Admission: free. 325-597-3491. Web

July 2-3, 2022 - SIMULCAST HORSE & GREYHOUND RACING: Fredericksburg, at the Race Barn, 2000 TX-16 S, in front of the Fairgrounds. 830-997-2359. Web. State-of-the-art simulcast facilities, with feeds from the nation's top tracks on 30 TV screens, and wager as if you were there. All while enjoying our air-conditioned restaurant, casual dining and full bar. Greyhound, thoroughbred and quarter horse races. Hours: Thurs-Sun, opens at 11a; simulcast starting at 1p. See special Portal focus page on "Horse riding in the Hill Country"

July 2-3, 2022- 4TH OF JULY WEEKEND IN BANDERA COUNTY: Bandera, at various venues, including Bandera Crossing Riverfront RV Park, with two days of family fun! In town watch the float parade, pet parade, BBQ, fish fry, cook-offs, rodeo, cowboys, Veteran's breakfast, chuck wagon dinner, and more. Then on the 4th head on out to Lakehills for their 4th Of July Parade and BBQ. See full list at Event Details
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July 2-4, 2022 - HUNT COMMUNITY ART SHOW & SALE: Hunt, at Hunt Preservation Society Pavilion, TX-39 & CR-1340. 10a-4p. 13 artists from the area showcased this weekend. Ranging from watercolor and oils to jewelry, ceramics and reclaimed wood furniture. Bridgets Basket food truck too! Annual event. Rain or Shine. Parking: Free. Admission: Free. Nancy Huffman, 832-851-9866, collettehuff@yahoo.com. Event Web

July 2-4, 2022 - HORSESHOE BAY FOURTH OF JULY CELEBRATION: Horseshoe Bay. For guests, this is at Horseshoe Bay Resort, 200 Hi Circle North. Celebration with land and boat parades, live music, and fireworks. Features the Stars of Freedom Wall with photos of veterans, current service members and first responders. Land and water parades. Food and drinks available. For guests and non-guests, the fireworks display over Lake LBJ on the 4th can be seen from around the lake. 830-598-8795. Event Web

2022 - AQUABOOM FESTIVAL: Kingsland, see celebration period listing above in late June.

July 3, 2022 - HYE 4TH FEST: Hye, at 8264 US-290 West. 4-11p. Four wineries. Live music, BBQ, pizza, and wine from each winery for purchase. Fireworks. Bring lawn chair, blanket. Rain or Shine. Parking: Free. Admission: In advance: 20$/p; At door: $20/p. Contact: 830-308-7750. Event Web

July 3, 2022 - HILL COUNTRY FUN FEST: Spring Branch, at Jumbo Evans Sports Park, 101 Jumbo Evans Bvld. 5-10p. Live music, kids zone, food, drinks, merchandise booths. Fireworks Display. Fun for the whole family, all while supporting our park organizations many non-profits. Admission: $20/car. 210-488-8063. Sponsor Web

July 3, 2022 - INDEPENDENCE DAY SPECTACULAR: Liberty Hill, at Liberty Hill Middle School, 13125 TX-29. 6-10p. Neighbors and friends gather to celebrate freedom in the most patriotic way. Residents engage in friendly competition for the coveted blue ribbon in challenges like the Homemade Apple Pie contest, Watermelon Seed Spitting contest and the Hot Dog Eating contest. Children play in the Radical Run Obstacle Course, ride the trackless train and jump on the Velcro wall. The activities pause mid-evening for the Beach Ball Drop. Thousands of hands raise in the air as children try to catch one of the hundreds of beach balls that fall from the sky, just before the headliner band kicks off. Then a spectacular fireworks show. Food and beverages available for purchase. Annual event. Parking: $5. Admission: Free. Event Web

July 3, 2022 - BRIGGS AND OAKALLA COMMUNITY FIREWORKS: Profile, at Old Faurie's End of the Trail, 3000 block of US-183, just S of Harold's. This entrance is located just south of CR-218. Gates open 5p; Drawing: 7p, Fireworks: 9:15. Fun, food, friends. Annual event. Parking: Free. Admission: Free. Event Web

July 3-4, 2022 - ARTS & CRAFTS SHOW: Kingsland, at 1341 FM-1431, behind M & M Donuts. 9a-5p, An annual event within above Aquaboom celebration. Sponsor Web

July 4, 2022 - FIREWORKS OVER LAKE MARBLE FALLS: Marble Falls, at Lakeside Park, 305 Buena Vista Drive. Parking: free. Admission: free. Annual event open to the public. Fireworks launch from a barge on the lake near the park, and can be seen from the greater lake area. City pool swimming until 5p at the park. Food vendors. Live music. Bring lawn chair and blanket. Glass containers and alcohol are discouraged. Boats are permitted on the water during the show but must be in a selected spot by 8p. Provided by City of Marble Falls. Web

July 4, 2022 - 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 4, 2022 - BERTRAM HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY: Bertram, at the Bertram Little League fields. Music: 8p; Honor US Military Veterans and Active Duty Service Members: 8:45p; Fireworks: 9:15p. Produced by Bertram VFD. Facebook

July 4, 2022 - LEANDER LIBERTY FEST: Leander, at Lakewood Park, 2040 Artesian Springs. All day annual event. Live music, good food, children's activities, and a spectacular fireworks display. Parking: Free. Admission: Free. parks@leandertx.gov, 512-528-9909. Event Web

July 4, 2022 - FOURTH OF JULY FIREWORKS SPECTACULAR: New Braunfels, at Landa Park Aquatic Complex, 350 Aquatic Circle. 9:15p. Festivities start 7p. Celebrate our nation's independence! Fireworks are fired over Landa Lake and are viewable throughout Landa Park, the Landa Park Golf Course at Comal Springs, and the Fredericksburg Baseball Fields. The fireworks can be seen in several other places around the city, including Fischer Park. Live music. Skydiving team performance. Tune in to KGNB 1420 AM to listen to the live broadcast of patriotic music timed to accompany the fireworks display. Annual event. Parking: free, Admission: free. Parks contact: David Schoenvogel, 830-625-8285. Event Web. >> UPDATE: Fireworks canceled due to fire risk.

July 4, 2022 - 4TH OF JULY CELEBRATION: Boerne, at The AgriCultural Museum and Arts Center, 102 City Park Road. Opens 6p. Bring your blankets, lawn chairs, picnic baskets and relax enjoy the day and the beautiful fireworks from the City of Boerne. Web. More celebration events over the entire weekend at More. >> UPDATE: Fireworks canceled due to fire risk.

July 4, 2022 - FOURTH ON THE RIVER: Kerrville, at Louise Hays Park, 202 Thompson Dr, Downtown, on TX-16 & TX-98 at the bridge. Noon. Live music/concert, beer garden, children's activities, vendors. Fireworks 9:30p. Free annual event produced by the City, supervised by the Fire Dept and Parks Dept. 830-257-8233. Event Web

July 4, 2022 - INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATION: Comfort, at Historic Downtown District & Comfort Park. 9:30a-3p. An All-American Independence Day celebration that's full of flag-waving family fun, floats, and delicious barbecue. Activities include a flyover of vintage World War II aircraft and the annual parade in the Historic District. Beginning at 11a, activities move to Comfort Park with a Texas-style barbecue dinner, music, vendors and games for all ages, apple pie baking contest, and silent auction. Free admission, annual event. Rose Burckhardt, 830-995-3131, Chamber Web

July 4, 2022 - SUMMERFEST-INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATION FIREWORKS: San Marcos, at San Marcos Plaza Park, 401 E Hopkins and N CM Allen Parkway. Fireworks begin 9:30p. There will not be a festival or concert this year. Children's Patriotic Costume Contest will be held virtually. Best places to park and view: parking lots at San Marcos Activity Center, Public Library, City Park and Bobcat Stadium?. Free parking. City of San Marcos Parks and Recreation: 512-393-8400; Event Web

July 4, 2022 - RED, WHITE and BUDA: Buda, at Buda Amphitheater & City Park, 204 San Antonio Street. 9a-10p. We'll start the morning in Downtown bringing back our favorite 4th of July tradition . . the bike parade! Head back to the park for evening festivities with vendors, food, live music, and fireworks to end the night. Children's Parade is free. No registration required. Parade begins at 9:30a down Main Street to Buda City Park. Free children's activities from 9:30a to 11:30a at the park (bounce house, water slide and magician). Buda Chamber selling hot dogs. Fireworks show at City Park area at 9:30p. 512-295-7170, Event Web

July 4, 2022 - FOURTH OF JULY CELEBRATION: Blanco, at Terraqueous RV Resort, 895 RR-32. 1-9:30p. Open to public, Mechanical bull, live band, food truck, tap truck, spirits, swimming pool. No outside food/drink. Burn ban enforced. 830-833-4232; Venue Web

July 4, 2022 - PARADE & FIREWORKS SHOW: Utopia, at Community Park, off FM-1050 at 241 Utopia Park Road. At dark. Food truck. Free, annual event. 830-966-3643.

July 4, 2022 - INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATION: Lakehills. Parade begins at Park Road 37 at Catholic Church. Line-up & Sign up: 9:30a. Entry Judging: 10a. Parade: 10a. Raffle, auction, and BBQ chicken and sausage plate at the Lakehills American Legion Post #410, 147 26th Street, starting 11:30a. Live music on the gazebo beginning 1p. Doug: 830-751-3711. Event Web

July 4, 2022 - INDEPENDENCE DAY PARADE: Wimberley. 10a-1p. Parade will start by lining up on 2325 in front of Katherine Anne Porter School, will progress on 2325 and turn right onto RR-12, continue through the Square and end at South River and Stillwater. "The Best Little Parade in Texas". 512-847-2201. Web. info@wimberley.org

July 4, 2022 - JULY 4TH PROGRAM - COMMUNITY PARADE & FIREWORKS: Fredericksburg, at Main Street, Marktplatz & various venues. 7:30a-11:30a. Old fashion parade (10a on Main St) and patriotic program. Children's parade, concert, horse racing and other local events. Fireworks at Lady Bird Johnson Municipal Park, TX-16 S, 2 mi S of downtown, at dusk. Free, annual event. 830-997-6523. Event Web, Chamber Web >> UPDATE: Fireworks canceled due to fire risk.

July 4, 2022 - RHEINGOLD COMMUNITY 4TH BBQ PICNIC: Rheingold, at historic Rheingold School, located at 334 Rheingold School Road. Annual event. BBQ and beans. Food by donation will be served around 1 p and dominoes will follow. Guests are invited to attend and members are asked to bring a side dish or dessert. Parking: Free. Admission: Free. Club President Sandra Jacoby, 830-456-6656. Web

July 4, 2022 - 4TH OF JULY PARADE: Spicewood, at 121 SH-191 Spur. Starts at the post office at 9a and ends at the Community Center. 9a-noon. Annual event. Rain or Shine. Parking: Free. Admission: Free. Hot dogs, cold drinks and chips served at the conclusion of parade. Organized by the Spicewood Lions Club. Mary Moore: 805-889-9956, yourfriends@highlandlakeslions.club , Event Web

July 4, 2022 - 4TH OF JULY FIREWORKS: Spicewood, at Krause Springs, 424 CR 404. You can also catch the fireworks from the Spicewood Elementary School parking lot, 1005 Spur 191; and from along CR 412. Arrive before 8p (when the gates close). Parking: Free. Admission: Free. Web

July 4, 2022 - FOURTH OF JULY GOLF CART PARADE: Meadowlakes. Parade forms up at 9a in the Hidden Falls Bistro parking lot, 220 Meadowlakes Drive. The carts move out at 10a, and proceed down Meadowlakes Dr to the Meadowlakes Lakeside Park Pavilion, located at the end of Deer Lick off Meadowlakes Dr (this is not the same pavilion as the one with the same name nearby at the Marble Falls park). Hosted by the Meadowlakes Property Owner's Association.

July 4, 2022 - HILL COUNTRY GALLERIA INDEPENDENCE DAY FESTIVAL: Bee Cave, at Hill Country Galleria, 12700 Hill Country Blvd. 4-10p. Enjoy live music, 60+ artist booths, shop, festival food and barbecue, family fun, cool off in the kid's water zone and enjoy fair rides & games! End the day with the best firework show in Central Texas! Bring a blanket or chair to enjoy the show from the grassy lawn. Annual event. Parking: Free. Admission: Free. 512-263-0001, Event Web

July 4, 2022 - HORSESHOE BAY INDEPENDENCE DAY PARADE: Horseshoe Bay. 9:30a. Starts at Clayton Nolan Drive, S of FM-2147. The route crosses FM-2147 onto Horseshoe Bay Blvd, then rounding the circle near HSB Resort and heading W on Hi Circle North to Red Sails; and then down to Quail Point Lodge at 107 Twilight, where the parade ends. At this destination, more fun awaits, including children's activities.

July 4-10, 2022 - SPRING HO FESTIVAL: Lampasas, downtown. Beauty pageant, the Hayloft Party talent contest, the county fair, carnival, dance contest, the Kiddie Fishing Derby, arts and crafts, pet parade, diaper derby, barbecue cook-off. 512-556-5301. Web

July 9, 2022 - ROUND-UP WEEKEND FESTIVAL & PARADE: Mason. Parade at 10a, will circle the Courthouse Square. All activities will then move to Heritage Park (off of Moody Street). Arts & crafts, food, races, games, and rides for the kids. Live music: 11a-2p, Acoustic Song Swap. Rodeo held both Fri and Sat. Chamber Web. >> UPDATE: For those attending and participating in this year's Roundup Parade, there will be a reverse route due to congestion and safety. With the change of the festival location moved to Heritage Park last year, we learned the route we typically take does not work as well as previous years. This year, we decided to do reverse route with our participants safety in mind! Parade check-in will be on Broad Street beginning at 7:30a, July 9th. The parade will take off in front of KHLB at 10 a. We will go around twice this year and hopefully reduce the traffic congestion we experienced last year.

July 9-10, 2022 - 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

July 9-10, 2022- TEXAS GUN & KNIFE SHOW: Kerrville, at Happy State Bank Expo Hall, 785 TX-27 E, 1/2 mi E of VA Hospital. Guns, knives and ammo. Sat 9a-5p, Sun 10a-4p. Don or Janice Hill, 830-285-0575; tgka@live.com Event Web

July 15-16, 2022 - MARBLE FALLS OPEN-PRO RODEO: Marble Falls, at the Charley Taylor Rodeo Arena, 3053 US-281 about 5 miles S of Lake Marble Falls. Gates Open: 6:30p, Rodeo: 8p. Bull riding, bronc busting, barrel racing, live music and dance. Hosted by Marble Falls Rodeo Assn. Supports local charities and scholarships. Tickets available online or cash at the gate. 512-755-3969/5773, Web

July 15-17, 2022 - NORTH AMERICAN JEWELRY & GIFT SHOW: New Braunfels, at Convention Center, 375 S Castell Ave. 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

Friends of Gillespie County Historic Schools July 16, 2022 - GILLESPIE COUNTY HISTORIC SCHOOL OPEN HOUSE - WREDE: Wrede, at 3828 TX-16 South. 11a-4p. Presented in partnership with the Friends of Gillespie County Country Schools. No admission charge, and donations gladly accepted towards the preservation projects. 830-685-3321. Web

July 16, 2022 - NIGHT IN OLD FREDERICKSBURG - BBQ & CHILI COOK-OFF: Fredericksburg, at Gillespie County Fairgrounds, 530 Fair Dr off TX-16, 2 mi S of town. 3p-12:30a. Celebrate years of Gemutlichkeit! German and Texas entertainment and family fun. Whether it’s Polka or Country & Western you like, this is your Festival! Horse racing, Pavilion Dance Halle, Fest Bier Halle, food courts, historic demonstrations, arts and crafts, domino tournament, 42 tournament, washer tournament, goat roping, BBQ and chili cook-off, kids area, and more. Annual event. 830-997-2359. Event Web, Venue Web

July 16, 2022 - COWBOY CAPITAL BULL BASH: Bandera, at Mansfield Park Rodeo Arena, 2886 TX-16 North. 830-522-0054. Gates open: 5p; Bullriding: 7p. And see Trick Rider. Annual event by Riding On Faith Rodeo, Karen, 830-777-7129, Sponsor Web

July 16-17, 2022 - SIMULCAST HORSE & GREYHOUND RACING: Fredericksburg, at the Race Barn, 2000 TX-16 S, in front of the Fairgrounds. 830-997-2359. Web. State-of-the-art simulcast facilities, with feeds from the nation's top tracks on 30 TV screens, and wager as if you were there. All while enjoying our air-conditioned restaurant, casual dining and full bar. Greyhound, thoroughbred and quarter horse races. Hours: Thurs-Sun, opens at 11a; simulcast starting at 1p. See special Portal focus page on "Horse riding in the Hill Country"

Frontier Times Museum July 22, 2022 - TEXAS HEROES HALL OF HONOR: Bandera, at Frontier Times Museum, 510 13th St, 1 block N of County Courthouse. 7p. Please join us as we celebrate three great Texan heroes. Refreshments to follow. Annual event. Parking: Free. Admission: 830-796-3864. Sponsor Web

July 23, 2022 - NATIONAL DAY OF THE AMERICAN COWBOY: Bandera, at County Courthouse Lawn. Start the day off with a Chuck Wagon Breakfast on the Courthouse Lawn starting at 9:30a. Featuring Bandera Cattle Company Gunfighters, Little Wrangler's Stick-Horse Races & Boot Scramble, Toe Tappin' Fiddler's, Singin' Cowboys, Storytellers, Native American Exhibits, Bucking Bulls, Chicken Ropin', Texas Rangers, Western Craftsmen, Picker's Circle and Blacksmiths all on the Historic Court House lawn. Stay for evening Rodeo. Event Web

July 23, 2022 - RIDIN' THE RIVER COWBOY FELLOWSHIP RODEO: Bandera, at Mansfield Park Show Barn, Mansfield Park, 2886 TX-16 North. 8p. Bulls, Barrels and Breakaway contest featuring the future stars of rodeo. Annual event. Admission: Free. Ridin' The River Cowboy Fellowship: 830-460-0710. Sponsor Web

July 23-24, 2022 - BIG TEX GUN SHOW: Dripping Springs, at Ranch Park, 29339 RR-12. 9a-4p. 512-894-2390. Web

Science Mill July 26-31, 2022 - SHARK WEEK: Johnson City, at Science Mill, 101 S Lady Bird Lane. 10a-4p. What has killer jaws and cool science? Dive into daily shark-themed activities all week. See a dissection of a real nurse shark, track sharks around the world, solve the mystery of a shark's meal, and hunt for shark teeth you can take home. Sharks leap off the big screen in Great White, showing every hour in the Theater, and "Shark Guy" Matt Marchant shares tales of his close encounters as an underwater shark photographer in special presentations (dates and times coming soon). Be sure to show off your pearly whites in a photo-op with our replica giant Megalodon jaws, the largest shark to ever live! All activities included free with General 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. Cheyanne Jackson, 844-263-6405, info@sciencemill.org

July 29-31, 2022 - HILL COUNTRY AUTO SWAP MEET: Fredericksburg, at Lady Bird Johnson Municipal Park, TX-16 South. Fri-Sat 8a-5p, Sun 8a-Noon. Car Corral, flea market, concessions. Now hosted by Earhart Productions. Free annual event, free parking. 254-751-7958. Web

July 29-31, 2022 - SIZZLER DISC GOLF TOURNAMENT: Junction. Top-O-Texas shot off of Lovers Leap on Loop 481 (Scenic View).... is where you can meet to enter the competition to throw a disc into the basket at the bottom of the bluff. Sponsored by Junction Tourism, Disc Golf, and Lions Club. Cost is $5 and you do not have to be entered into the Disc Golf Tournament. Prize is the Disc Golf Freezer/Sizzler truck. The three Junction Disc Golf courses consist of 18 baskets each and located on both sides of the Llano River in the City and County Parks and at the Junction Golf Club (ball golf) on FM-2169. The scenic parks have sidewalks, picnic areas, playgrounds, volleyball, basketball, restrooms and lots of shade provided by large pecan trees. Disc golf players are welcome year round to enjoy the beautiful course and setting in the Texas Hill Country. Annual event. Hoytt Moss, 325-446-6565. Event Web

July 30, 2022- ALBERT COMMUNITY CLUB ANNUAL BBQ: Albert, at the old Williams Creek School, RR-1623, just S of Stonewall, next to Albert Dance Hall. 4:30p. Pork BBQ at 6:30p. Great fellowship with old and new friends, drinks and great barbecue! By donation. Proceeds go toward replacement of eight windows in the historic school building. Venue Web


Stay tuned for upcoming events . . .
as event organizers finalize their dates and details for upcoming events,
and then submit them to the Portal, we will post them to this comprehensive calendar.




AUGUST, 2022



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Aug 5-7, 2022 - RACE DAY CLASSIC STEER SHOW: Fredericksburg, at Gillespie County Fairgrounds, 530 Fair Dr just off TX-16, 2 mi S of town. All day. Event Web

Aug 6, 2022 - TEXAS RANGER DAY & HISTORY SYMPOSIUM: Fredericksburg, at Texas Rangers Heritage Center at the Bell Tower, 1618 E Main Street. 9a-3p. Free admission to a Ranger HQ camp; memorabilia displays, family fun, and special guests. Ticket required for History Symposium. 830-990-1192, Web

Aug 6, 2022 - OLD SETTLERS' REUNION: Camp Wood. Fri rodeo, Sat parade, fiddler competition, food, music, dances, arts, crafts, games, merchandise. Nominate who will be royalty King and Queen. Free annual event. Chamber sponsored. Jim Holder, 830-597-6241. Event Web, ncosrvendors@gmail.com

Aug 12-13, 2022 - CEDAR PARK CPRA RODEO: Cedar Park, at H-E-B Center, 183A Frontage Road. 7:30p. Bare back riding, saddle bronc riding, bull riding, calf roping, steer wrestling, girls barrel racing, girls breakaway roping, team roping, and the fan favorite mutton busting. Annual event. Parking: credit card only. Admission: Ticket required. 512-600-5000. Event Web

Aug 12-13, 2022 - CPRA RODEO, PARADE ON MAIN, DANCE & CAR SHOW WEEKEND: Junction. Annual Hill Country Fair Association event. 325-446-3190, Chamber Web, chamber@junctiontexas.com
  • Aug 12-13 - Hill Country Fair Associations Summer Classic Rodeo & Dance: Fri & Sat at Hill Country Fairgrounds, FM-2169. Gates open 6p, rodeo at 7p. Dance under the stars each night after rodeo. Admission: Rodeo and Dance tickets: Adults: $10; Children: $6. Rodeo Event Web, Sponsor Facebook
  • Aug 12 - Parade: Sat, downtown, Main Street. 10-11a
  • Aug 13 - Martin Memorial Open Antique Car Show: Sat, at Kimble County Courthouse Square, 501 Main Street. 8a. Admission: Free. 325-446-5658. Event Web
  • Aug 13-14 - Class Reunions: All weekend, various locations.
A grand weekend!

Aug 12-14, 2022 - PEDDLER SHOW: New Braunfels, at the Civic and Convention Center, 375 S Castell Avenue. Offers shoppers a one-of-a-kind shopping experience that can't be duplicated. Whether your style is trendy or traditional, classic or contemporary, you're sure to find that perfect gift here. Whether you're looking for personalized designs, creative gifts or unique jewelry, the Peddler Show has it all! It's the perfect street of shops-customized just for you! Don't miss the shopping experience designed to be as individual and unique as you are! Parking: free, Admission: $8. 512-358-1000. Web

Aug 13, 2022 - RIVER RAT FEST: Menard, at 301 Decker St, at Low Water Crossing Park. 7p-11:30p. Opening band kicks off at 8p, BYOB, $10 cooler charge, bring lawn chair and snacks if you wish!. No food sales will be available. Annual event. Parking: Free. Admission: Ticket required, at Everbrite. $20/p, $25 at gate. 325-396-2365. Chamber Web

Aug 13, 2022 - VIVA LAKE TRAVIS CASINO NIGHT: Lago Vista, at K-Oaks Clubhouse, 7000 Bar K Ranch Road. 6-11p. $20,000 in chips. Cash bar. Specialty Hors D'oeuvres. Annual event. Parking: Free. Admission: $55 in advance. Chamber Web, Jennifer Sandoval, 512-267-7952, jennifer@northlaketravischamber.org

Aug 13, 2022 - WET N' WAG: Kerrville, at Olympic Pool in Singing Wind Park, 601 Olympic Drive. 5-7p. Do you have a dog that has always wanted to accompany you to take a dip in the Olympic Pool? Well, now's the time! Bring your swimsuit and favorite four-legged friend to the Olympic Pool to enjoy a refreshing afternoon swim. Current proof of rabies vaccination is required upon registration. Sponsored by Dogologie in Fredericksburg. Annual event. Parking: Free. Admission: Free. Web

Aug 13-14, 2022 - LIVE QUARTER & THOROUGHBRED 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 at our Class 3 Track. Annual event, rain or shine. Admission: $10/p; Children (6-12): $5; under 5: free. 830-997-2359. Venue Web

Aug 14-21, 2022 - BUCK SLOAN'S MUSICIAN REUNION: Bandera, at Mansfield Park, 2886 TX-16 North. Annual event. Admission: Free. Bring guitar, chairs, camping supplies, snacks and fans if you have one or Church fan would be ok. We will make a dish and have a community dinner every evening around 5p. Come prepared to have lots of fun listening to music, playing music, or dancing. Buck & Shirley, 281-458-0729. Web

Aug 17-20, 2022 - BLANCO COUNTY FAIR & RODEO: Johnson City, at Blanco County Fairgrounds, 619 US-281 North. Sat: Parade downtown at 10a, Exhibit Hall, 43 Tournament, Goat Roping, Youth Rodeo, Team Roping, Steer Sow, Goat Show, Lamb Show. Annual event. Tickets can only be purchased day of event. Tickets include Rodeo & Dance. Free parking. Katy Odiorne: 512-627-8272. Sponsor Web, Video

Aug 18, 2022 - BUSINESS EXPO: San Marcos, at San Marcos Conference Center, 1001 E McCarty Lane. 10a-6p. Expected to have over 100 businesses in attendance. Annual event. Admission: Free. Sponsorship and booth hosting opportunities. Ted Groholske, 512-393-5900, Chamber Web

Aug 18, 2022 - : Llano, at First Baptist Church, l07 W Luce Street. 9a-1p. Free health screenings, giveaways, refreshments, more. Health providers. Parking: free; Admission: free. 325-247-5354. Web

Aug 18-20, 2022 - HEART OF TEXAS HONKY TONK FEST: Brady, at Ed Davenport Civic Center. 5-11:45p. Live bands each night. Annual event. Admission: Ticket required. Event Web; Sponsor Web

Aug 20-21, 2022 - UP & BACK KAYAK/CANOE BOAT RACE: Junction, on S Llano River. 9a-9p. Includes kids race. Begin at Junction City Park Dam, up the South Llano River to the First Crossing, flip your boat around and paddle back down to the dam. Completing this jaunt qualifies participants to place their name in for a cash prize. You don't have to finish in first place - just finish in a timely manner (the same day). Hoyt Moss at 325-446-6565. Chamber Web

Aug 25-28, 2022 - GILLESPIE COUNTY FAIR: Fredericksburg, at Gillespie County Fairgrounds, 530 Fair Dr off TX-16, 2 mi S of town. This is the Grand Daddy of them all, and brings four action filled days and nights at the "oldest, continuously running county fair in Texas". Whether it's the carnival, the livestock and agricultural exhibits, or the arts & crafts, the thrill of horse racing or dancing under the hill country sky to the country show of a nationally known performer, this weekend is sure to bring smiles to the entire family. All day. 830-997-2359. Venue Web

Aug 26, 2022 - GILLESPIE COUNTY FAIR PARADE: Fredericksburg, at downtown. Annual event, free admission. 830-997-2359. Host & Venue Web

Aug 27, 2022 - BI-CULTURAL RODEO: Llano, at JLK Arena & Event Center, 2200 RR-152 West. 7-9p. American cowboys and cowgirls with Mexican charros and escaramuzas combine Mexican and American rodeo styles. Riding events including trick roping by world champion members of Los Hermanos Escamilla, bull riding, bronc riding, barrel racing, and beautiful equestrian routines. Tickets required. 325-247-5354. Chamber Web, Sponsor Web

Aug 27, 2022 - COOL ARTS SHOW & STUDIO TOUR: Lakeway, at Lakeway Activity Center. 1a-5p. Annual event provided by Lakeway Arts District. Art & pottery. Live music, food trucks, workshops, and kids activities. 512-314-7509. Event Web

Aug 27-28, 2022 - LIVE QUARTER & THOROUGHBRED 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 and thoroughbred races, and special races and trials at our Class 3 Track. Annual event, rain or shine. Admission: $10/p; Children (6-12): $5; under 5: free. 830-997-2359. Venue Web

SEPTEMBER, 2022



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Sep 2, 2022 - KC KID'S ROUND UP: Boerne, at Kendall County Fairgrounds, 1307 River Road. On Friday morning prior to opening our County Fair to the public, we will open our gates and hearts to KC's Kids. We will be putting on special shows, interaction with animals, activities, games and a Cowboy lunch. Our mascot, KC Cowboy, will be adding to the fun by interacting with the kids throughout the event. 4-h and FFA kids join in the fun and become "Buddies"assigned to each child in the program dedicated to over 100 special needs children plus 4-H buddies and volunteers. Annual event. Rain or Shine. Parking: Free. 830-249-2839. Venue Web; Event Web

Sep 2-3, 2022 - OATMEAL FESTIVAL: Oatmeal, Community Center (3 mi SW of Bertram). Annual event celebrates Oatmeal Texas with a 3K run, pet parade, BBQ, pageants, vendors, dance, washer-pitching tournament and homecoming parade. The parade finale is a plane dropping oatmeal over the people lining the route. 432-488-9284. Event Web

Sep 2-3, 2022 - VEREINS QUILT GUILD - BIENNIAL QUILT SHOW: Fredericksburg, at Fredericksburg United Methodist Church, 1800 N Llano Street. Featuring: Quilts & wall hangings, judged show, silent auction donation quilt, old fashioned bed turning vendors, boutique, scissors sharpening, tea room. Admission: Ticket. 325-347-5515. Sponsor Web

Sep 2-4, 2022 - KENDALL COUNTY FAIR, STOCK SHOW & RODEO: Boerne, at Kendall County Fair Grounds, 1307 River Road. 8p. Annual event with Queen's Pageant on Thurs night; Rodeo on Fri & Sat; & Bull Riding Extreme on Sun; Livestock show on Sat & Sun; and great exhibits in the Homestead Heritage Exhibit Hall. Live entertainment on the main stage all weekend long along with lots of retail vendors for shopping and a variety of food vendors to meet everyone's taste. Don't forget the Parade on Main St on Sat morning. 210-834-1282. Venue Web, Event Web

Sep 2-4, 2022 - WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP BBQ GOAT COOK-OFF: Brady, at Richards Park. 5-10:30p. Mysteak challenge, arts & crafts, children's games, horseshoe and washer tournaments, live music, Goat Gallop 5K Fun Run, kid's games, food, vendors, Texas beer & wine tasting, and more! 325-597-3491. Web

Sep 3, 2022 - SIP AND STROLL ART SHOW & SALE: Sunrise Beach, at Driftwood 118, located at 118 Sunrise Drive. 9a-4p. Annual event benefits Sunrise Beach Volunteer Fire Department & Auxiliary. Hill Country arts and crafts on display include oil paintings, watercolors, jewelry, wreaths, stained glass, photography, and more. Silent auction. Wine and spirits. Web

Sep 3, 2022 - KIMBLE KOUNTY LABOR DAY CELEBRATION, BBQ COOK-OFF & KOW KICK FAMILY FUN FESTIVAL: Junction, at Junction City Park along S Llano River, off Loop-481, along the banks of the Llano River in Junction Texas underneath the cool shade of age old pecan trees. Annual event with arts, crafts, and music. Labor Day Celebration offers relaxing fun, food and entertainment for all ages with all interests. 325-446-3190. Web

Sep 3-4, 2022 - GUNNER THAMES MEMORIAL RODEO: Wimberley, at Chester Franklin Arena, VFW Veterans Park, at 401 Jacobs Well Rd and intersection with RR-12, about 3 mi N of town and 11 mi S of Dripping Springs. 7:30p. Come out to a family fun event to raise funds for area youth and to remember Gunner Thames, a young man we lost in 2011 at age of 15 years. Lots of fun and plenty of action with a rodeo each night. Events include Mutton Busting, bull riding, steer wrestling, calf roping, team roping, barrel racing, women's breakaway roping and 2 calf scrambles each night for ages 9-12 for a chance to win vouchers that go towards stock show animals and ages 8 and under win bicycles. Rodeo jackpots at Dripping Springs Ranch Park during the day starting at 8a on Fri and Sat. "Goat Roping" open to the public on Sun at 2p, and a dance each night following the rodeo. Annual event. 512-844-9103, Event Web

Sep 3-4, 2022 - REDBUD ARTISAN MARKET: Fredericksburg, at the Market Square pavilion, 126 W Main Street. 10a-5p. An all handmade market, featuring the art and fine craft of over 40 Texas artists. Admission is free! Facebook. Kathy A Hill, 512-660-3328, redbudartisanmarket@gmail.com

Sep 4, 2022 - BULL BASH RODEO: Luckenbach, 412 Luckenbach Town Loop. 5p. Bull riding, mutton busting, live music. Ticket required, $20/p on-line, $25 at gate, kids 8 & under free. 830-997-3224. Web

Wine Sep 4, 2022 - TEXAS WINE JAM: Johnson City, at Vinovium, 214 Edmonds Ave (Off US-290, W of town). Noon-6p. A one-of-a-kind music and wine event. You'll be able to taste your way through 15 wineries while listening to live music and giving back to 2 incredible causes. For every bottle purchased at the festival you'll automatically be entered into a raffle to win one of several mixed-cases of wines from the wineries attending the festival! Parking: Included. Admission: Ticket required, $45/p. Benefits SIMS Foundation and Texas Wine Community Scholarships. Event Web

Sep 4, 2022 - TARPLEY LABOR DAY CELEBRATION: Tarpley, at 264 Valentine Lane. 11a-4p. Sponsored by the Tarpley VFD, includes Labor Day parade, BBQ, raffle & auction. Parade begins at 11a with BBQ starting at 11:45 AM. Plates $10, includes drink and dessert. Silent auction 10:30a-12:30p. Live Auction 1:15p. Bring lawn chair and sit under the shade of the oak trees. Web

Sep 10, 2022 - WILD GAME DINNER: Llano, at John L Kuykendall Event Center & Arena, JLK Event Center, 2200 RR-152 West. 6p-10p. Silent auction, live auction, raffle, great prizes - hunts, jewelry, sporting goods. For info or purchase tickets: Fred Reyna 830-992-0252, Corena Brown: 541-505-1869, or the Llano AgriLife Office: 325-247-5159. Tickets are also available for purchase at Llano Feed and Supply, and Lyssy & Eckel Feeds. Need not be present to win. Winner must be eligible to transfer guns. Hosted by Junior Livestock Show Association. 325-247-5354. Web

Sep 10, 2022 - FREEDOM FEST CORNHOLE TOURNAMENT: Johnson City, at 104 E Pecan Street. 1p. Annual event sponsored by Moonshine Ridge. Celebrating America and American Freedom and honoring our Veterans. Live music, games, prizes. All proceeds go to Homes For Our Troops, and LBJ Band Boosters. 512-789-5601. moonshineridgeinc.com

Sep 10, 2022 - LUCKENROD CLASSIC CAR AND ROD SHOW: Luckenbach. 10a-9p. Day time and evening music line up and lots of classic cars! Food, beer. Car Registration: $40; General Admission: $15; kids 12 & under: free. Annual event. 830-997-3224. Event Web, Web

Science Mill Sep 14, 2022 - HOMESCHOOLD DAY - MEET N GREET - CARDBOARD CHALLENGE: Johnson City, at Science Mill, 101 S Lady Bird Lane. 10a-2p. Get to know the Homeschool Day Staff while testing your engineering skills. Join us on the museum floor as we use a variety of tools and techniques to turn this ordinary material into musical instruments, puzzles, and crazy creatures. Connect with other homeschool families while learning about the perks of joining our STEM Scholar Program for the 2022-2023 school year.
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. Cheyanne Jackson, 844-263-6405, info@sciencemill.org

Sep 16-17, 2022 - WOMEN'S CONFERENCE: Spicewood, at Highland Lakes Camp & Conference Center, 5902 Pace Bend Rd N, RR-2322. Annual event. Pursuing God's Peace. Hundreds of women from across Texas come together to experience life change and celebrate in community with other sisters in Christ. Special guest speakers. 512-264-1777. Event Web

Sep 16-18, 2022 - LADIES STATE CHILI CHAMPIONSHIP OF TEXAS: Blanco, at Yett Memorial Park, 1813 US-281 South. Sat: "Ladies State Chili Championship Of Texas"; Sun: "Just A Chili Cook-off". Charity benefit. Raffle, auction. Annual event. Free admission. Susie Higgins: 512-558-1321. Sponsor Web. Kim Eckert, 512-743-5039.

Car Show Sep 17, 2022 - BLANCO CLASSIC CAR SHOW: Blanco, at Blanco State Park, 101 Park Rd 23, along the grassy banks of the Blanco River. Open: 8a, Awards: 1p, Ends: 3p. 200+ classic cars and trucks and 2000 visitors. Good food and soft drinks, restrooms and first aid station. Admission: free to spectators. Annual event sponsored by Blanco Masonic Lodge. 512-632-0648. Event Web. See special Portal focus page on "Car Shows in the Hill Country"

Sep 17, 2022 - COCKAROO MUSIC FESTIVAL: Castell, at Castell General Store, 19522 RR-152 West. Free admission. 325-247-4100. Host Web. Facebook

Sep 17, 2022 - KERRVILLE RIVER FESTIVAL: Kerrville, at Louise Hays Park, 202 Thompson Drive. 8:30a-9:30p. Inspires and motivates 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. Presented by City of Kerrville. Admission: Free. Web. 830-257-7300, Kassie Phillips, 512-647-9124, kassierae@tseentertainment.com

Sep 17, 2022 - INDIAN ARTIFACT & GEM AND MINERAL SHOW: Lampasas, at County Youth Livestock Center (Show Barn), 283 US-190 North. 9a-4p. Opportunity for vendors and exhibitors from all over Texas and other nearby states to showcase their archeological collections and wares. Participants will be buying, selling, trading and displaying their Indian artifacts. Among the many exhibits will be pendants, pottery, ceramics, points, tips, decorations, axes, and many other interesting artifacts. 512-556-5172. Web

Texas Parks & Wildlife Dept Sep 18, 2022 - SEED STOMP: Stonewall, at Lyndon B Johnson State Park and Historic Site. 10a-3p. Children and their families are invited to the State Park to help scatter wildflower seeds. With some help from Mother Nature, the following spring they can return and see all the beautiful wildflowers in bloom throughout the park. They will also learn about the former First Lady, Lady Bird Johnson, and her passion for nature and the great outdoors. Crafts for the children. Native seed mixtures will be provided by the State Park. Annual event. Parking: Free. 830-644-2252. Event Web
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Sep 18, 2022 - DOGGIE DIP: Kyle, at t James Adkins Pool, 1100 W. Center Street. 10a-Noon. Bring your pups and let them cool their paws off after a hot summer! Annual event. Weather dependent. Parking: Free. Admission: Registration required, plus other rules. Provided by City of Kyle, 512-262-3939. Event Web

Friends of Gillespie County Historic Schools Sep 18, 2022 - GILLESPIE COUNTY HISTORIC SCHOOL OPEN HOUSE - LOWER SOUTH GRAPE CREEK: South Grape Creek, at 10273 US-290 East. 11a-3:30p. Presented in partnership with the Friends of Gillespie County Country Schools. No admission charge, and donations gladly accepted towards the preservation projects. 830-685-3321. Web

Sep 22-25, 2022 - DIRECTION WIDE OPEN - RV & MOTORCYCLE RALLY: Bandera, at Bandera Crossing RV Resort, 4300 TX-16 N. Experience the first Rally specifically designed for RVers + Motorcyclists, trikes, sidecars and more. This isn't a biker rally and it isn't an RV rally. We are the niche you have been looking for! Join other RV and motorcycle lovers who ride free around the U.S. part-time, full-time or as weekenders. Everything will be about the RV/MC combo. That includes seminars, never been done before shows, All-Wheels trivia, and the first ever "NewlyRig Show". Find out what it's all about while learning and meeting up with other RV/MC travelers. All rig types, all bikes, all the wheels! No motorcycle? No RV? No problem! Annual event. Rain or Shine. Parking: Free. Admission: Ticket required. Lucinda Belden, 872-395-5263. Web

Sept 23-24, 2022 - HILL COUNTRY SHOOTOUT BBQ COOK-OFF: Leander, at VFW #10427, 8760 RR-2243. Guaranteed paying out $20,000 to winners as well as trophies and prizes. Live music. Live auction with great items to bid on and enjoy along with multiple raffle opportunities. Non-profit organization, all proceeds to local community. Vendors, entertainment for kids, food, and fun! Free admission. Annual event. Norman Adams, 512-567-1672. Event Web

Sep 23-24, 2022 - RAISE THE ROOF FESTIVAL: Twin Sisters, at Dance Hall, 6720 US-281 S, 6 mi S of Blanco. 9a. Live music, dominoes, washer pithing tournament, children's activities, dance. Annual event. 512-833-5773. Free parking. Admission ticket required and available at: Sponsor Web, Event Web

Sep 23-24, 2022 - FRONTIER DAYS & RODEO: Harper, at Community Park, 151 N Park St, off US-290. Team roping competition will kick off the event at 6p on Friday. Saturday's activities start at 1p and include a washer pitching tournament, pickers circle and fun for the kids. Barbecue meal will be served at 5p. Harper Open Pro Rodeo, produced by Lester Meier Rodeo Company, begins at 7p and will be followed by a boot scootin' dance at 9p. 830-864-4222. Host Web

Sep 24, 2022 - OLD YELLER DAY: Mason, at 424 Moody Street. 9a-2p. Celebrate the frontier and cultural heritage of Mason, as well as Fred Gipson, Mason native and author of Old Yeller. Arts & crafts booths, performers, authors, and dog parade are just some of the annual festivities. A free rabies clinic for the first 50 pets is also hosted that day, courtesy of Ole Yellow Animal Rescue. A showing of the film Old Yeller at the historic Odeon Theater on the square completes the day's activities. Parking: free, Admission: Free. Hosted by Mason County Eckert Memorial Library. Cristi Slocum, 325-347-5446. Chamber Web, Event Web

Sep 24, 2022 - MERMAID CAPITAL OF TEXAS FEST: San Marcos. Celebrate this unique San Marcos culture and features local art and heritage. 10a-12:30p: Party At The Downtown Promenade. 1-8p: Downtown Street Faire. If you love the quirky and colorful, you surely won't want to miss this! Annual event. Rain or Shine. Parking: Free. Admission: Free. 512-393-5930. Web

Sep 24, 2022- BACK TO THE BASICS MUSIC AND FOOD TRUCK FESTIVAL: Luckenbach, 412 Luckenbach Town Loop. Annual event. Ticket required. 830-997-3224. Web

Sep 24, 2022 - MEDINA LAKE CAJUN FESTIVAL: Lakehills, Lakehills Civic Center, 11225 Park Rd 37 and 15th St, W Lakehills. 11a-10p. Gumbo cook-off, Cajun food (crawfish pies, fried shrimp and catfish, jambalaya, boudin peppers, bread pudding with whiskey sauce), Cajun-Zydeco music, arts, crafts, games. Annual event, rain or shine. Admission $15, children 10 and under free. 830-751-2404. Event Web

Sep 24, 2022 - PUMPKIN FESTIVAL: Dripping Springs, at 419 Founder's Park Road. Tue-Sun 10a-7p. Pony rides, petting zoo, face painting, balloon twisting, photo ops, games & activities, food trucks, live music, and more! Annual event. Parking: Free. Admission: $5 Weekdays; $10 Weekends. Christopher Durst, 512-430-2208, cdurst@drippingspringspumpkinfestival.com , Event Web

Sep 24, 2022 - BOERNE BIERFEST: Boerne, at the AgriCultural Museum and Arts Center, City Park, 102 City Park Road. 11a-7p. Experience Texas' finest craft breweries (25+) while enjoying Hill Country artists. Cost: $30 in advance, $35 at the door. Ticket includes event entry, a commemorative sampling stein, 10 sample tickets, live entertainment, silent auction, stein hoist competition, keg toss and fun! Additional sampling tickets will be available at the event. Food vendors. Proceeds benefit local art organizations! 830-249-7277. Event Web

Hill Country Arts Foundation Sep 24-25, 2022 - TEXAS ARTS & CRAFTS FAIR: Ingram, at Hill Country Arts Foundation Indoor Theatre, 120 Theatre Rd S, TX-39. 10a-5p. The "official" state arts festival held on the HCAF grounds, featuring a wide range of arts and crafts by Texas residents, as well as favorite fair food offerings, entertainment and related educational and recreational activities. 150+ exhibitors and entertainers are expected to dot the HCAF's 13-acre campus and delight and educate an anticipated 2,500-5,000 visitors. Food trucks along with continuous entertainment on the outdoor stage. Hosted by Hill Country Arts Foundation Auxiliary. Annual event. Adults: $8; students: $5; kids under 12. Event Sponsor, Event Web. Wanda Cash, 830-367-5121, wgcash@hcaf.com

Sep 30-Oct 2, 2022 - OKTOBERFEST: Fredericksburg, at Marktplatz (Market Square, 100 block of W Main St), downtown. Open Fri 6p-Midnight; Sat 10a-Midnight, Sun 11a-6p. A colorful, festive, annual celebration of Fredericksburg's German heritage. Family entertainment featuring two stages and two tents with continuous oompah music, arts & crafts, children's fun area in 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

Sep 30-Oct 2, 2022 - HOLLYDAYS MARKET: New Braunfels, at Convention Center, 375 S Castell Ave. Three days of fun, holiday shopping is underway! With more than 100 merchants to shop with, you're sure to find lots of new, unique, and One-of-A-Kind gifts all in one place to have you ready for all your festive events! Grab your girlfriends, mom, or daughter, and come enjoy the fun, while shopping and supporting some of the cutest shops. 281-788-4297

Sep 30-Oct 2, 2022- RUMBLE ON THE RIVER: Bandera, at Mansfield Park, 2886 TX-16 North. Annual motorcycle rally event with tent camping, poker run, bike show, biker games, wet T-shirt, tattoo contest, cowboy rodeo, concerts, vendors, food, field events. Live band. $55/p. 409-655-8800. Event Web

Sep 30-Oct 30, 2022 - LONE STAR GOURD FESTIVAL: Fredericksburg, at Gillespie County Fairgrounds, 530 Fair Dr off TX 16, 2 mi S of town. Presented by the Texas Gourd Society. Nationwide gourd art competition, gourd supply vendors, kid's gourd raft area, door prizes and raffles. 830-997-2359. Venue Web. 512-431-6030. Web

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Oct 1, 2022 - LOVE THEM LIKE FAMILY PET EXPO: Bertram, at Ball Fields, 549 CR-243. 8a-Noon. Annual event. Low cost vaccinations, pet microchips, Hill Country Humane Society. Many pet vendors/service providers. Parking: Free. Admission: Free. Vendor booths available under cover of the pavilion: $15. All proceeds go to the pets. Kristen Bergeson, Event Web

Oct 1, 2022 - BOERNE BOOK & ARTS FESTIVAL: Boerne, at Main Plaza, downtown. 10a-4:30p. Features great authors, activities, and entertainment for the entire family. Includes author panels, arts & crafts, book signings, artist demos and more! Free annual event. Event Web, presented by Boerne Library: Sponsor Web. Caren Creech, 830-249-3053

Oct 1, 2022 - LAMPASAS COUNTY WINE TOUR: Lampasas. 8a-5p. Tickets include chartered transportation to 5 award winning wineries: Texas Legato, Pillar Bluff, Fiesta Winery, Alamosa Wine Cellar, Wedding Oak Winery. Receive a wine goodie bag and a picnic pack to enjoy on your tour of the wineries. Get wine tasting tips and information. 512-556-5172. Chamber Web

Oct 1-2, 2022 - SACRED SPRINGS POWWOW: San Marcos, at Meadows Center, 201 San Marcos Springs Drive. 10a-6p. A two-day annual celebration of the culture, art, traditions and languages of the native population known as the Coahuiltecans that have been part of the San Marcos area for thousands of years. An attendance of 5,000, experiencing performances by over 100 native dancers, traditional drums and singers, spectacular Indian Market with arts and craft booths, & authentic native foods. 512-393-3310. Sponsor Web, Event Web

Oct 1-31, 2022 - SCARECROW INVASION CONTEST & VIEWING: Comfort, at Downtown Historic District, 10a-2p. Music, live scarecrows, face painting, cornstalks. Scarecrows appear in and around town, wearing straw hats, worn overalls and flannel shirts, depicting characters such as Peter Pan and Elvis. 830-995-3131. Chamber Web

Oct 4, 2022 - NATIONAL NIGHT OUT: Hill-Country. National Night OutAn annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods safer, more caring places to live. It enhances the relationship between neighbors and law enforcement while bringing back a true sense of community, and provides a great opportunity to bring police and neighbors together under positive circumstances. Neighborhoods host block parties, festivals, parades, cookouts and various other community events with safety demonstrations, seminars, youth events, visits from emergency personnel, exhibits and much, much more. Check with your local law enforcement and government agencies for participation details. natw.org

Oct 6-9, 2022 - MUSIC & WINE FEST: Gruene, at Gruene Historic District. A gathering of the best music and wine Texas has to offer. Both Gruene Hall and The Grapevine provide stages for great Texas music throughout the weekend. Wine and beer tasting, coupled with live tunes and a good cause, makes this one great event. Proceeds benefit the United Way of Comal County. Annual event. Admission: ticket required. 830-629-5077. Event Web

Oct 7, 2022 - HILL COUNTRY GALA - HERE'S TO OUR HEROES: Kerrville, at Hill Country Youth Event Center, 3785 TX-27. 6p-midnight. This banquet will be a fun and entertaining event that includes a steak dinner, program, live concert, dance, open bar, with a wine/bourbon pull, raffle drawings, and a heck of a lot of fun. Attire: Black-Tie to Hill Country Formal (boots, slacks, coat & tie). Cocktail to Formal. Get your table now. Anticipated attendance: approx. 700. Net proceeds go to local veteran nonprofit organizations. The Hill Country Gala, Inc., a 501(c)(3), was created to raise funds to benefit non-profit Veteran causes in the Texas Hill Country. Annual event. Parking: Free. Admission: Ticket required, prices vary. Event Web

Oct 7-8, 2022 - HEADWATERS FOR HEROES BBQ COOK-OFF: Harper, at Headwaters Saloon Pavillion, 229 RR-783 South. Brisket, ribs, chicken, youth ribs, chili, beans. Raffle, live music, cornhole tournament. Benefits Headwaters for Heroes (non-profit). Annual event, Parking: free, admission: free. 830-379-1328

Oct 7-9, 2022 - 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. $30 per person, age 11 and up. Under 21 must be accompanied by an adult. Must have ID. Children and dogs allowed (but must be on leashes). Rain or shine. Event Web. Sandie Benoist, 512-556-5579

Oct 7-16, 2022 - KERRVILLE WELCONE HOME FEST: Kerrville, at Quiet Valley Ranch, 9 mi S of town on TX-16. For nearly 50 years people have gathered on the Ranch to celebrate the Kerrville Folk Festival. The community greets one another with the phrase, "Welcome Home!". Several years ago, fall gatherings, nicknamed "Little Folk", were hosted on Labor Day Weekends. In 2019, we started an all-new fall gathering: Welcome Home Fest. WHF is smaller, more intimate, and even more relaxed than KFF. All the shows will be presented on the Threadgill Theater Stage and ticket sales will be capped, to match this capacity. Whether you are a long time Kerrville Folk Festival attendee or are coming to experience Quiet Valley Ranch for the first time, the Kerrville Folk Festival Foundation joyfully welcomes you to take part in Welcome Home Fest. It is a family-friendly 10-day event. Tickets available for purchase online at a discounted rate in advance of the festival. Gate prices apply beginning Friday October 7th. Produced by the Kerrville Folk Festival Foundation, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to supporting emerging songwriters. 830-257-3600. Web

Oct 8-9, 2022 - 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 8-30, 2022 - TEXAS PUMPKIN FEST: Leander, at VFW #10427, 8760 RR-2243. 9a-8p. Pumpkin patch, hay maze, arts & crafts, vendors, food trucks, corn hole, kids activities. Free parking. Admission: ticket required. texaspumpkinfest.com

Oct 14-15, 2022 - UTOPIAFEST: Burnet, at Reveille Peak Ranch, an outdoor adventure park at 105 CR-114. Guests will enjoy world class music production, as well as a wide variety of workshops and activities, creating a well-rounded festival experience. Horseback riding, yoga, disc golf, hiking and biking, a silent disco, vendors, and workshops. BYOB. Free parking and car camping. Prices vary for adults, kids and the number of days attending. Annual event. 512-400-4160. Event Web

Oct 14-15, 2022 - HARVEST FEST: Comfort. Annual free event with live music, corn-hole toss, scavenger hunt, pumpkin patch, wine, food. 830-995-3131, Chamber Web, info@comfort-texas.com

Oct 14-16, 2022 - SONGWRITER'S FESTIVAL: Dripping Springs, at various venues around town. Highlighted by a list of esteemed local and national songwriting talent, this annual event features 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 14-16, 2022 - AUSTIN STRING BAND FESTIVAL: Driftwood, at Camp Ben McCulloch, 18301 FM-1826. Camping, jamming, workshops, good eats. Annual event. Rain or Shine. Parking: Free. Admission: Free. 512-644-0212. Event Web

Oct 15, 2022 - OKTOBERFEST: Spring Branch, at Anhalt Dance Hall, 2390 Anhalt Road. Noon-11p. Everybody Welcome - All Ages! Children 12 and under are free. Beer, wine, sodas and setups available. Free Parking. Admission: $15 ticket required. 830-438-2873. Venue Web

Oct 15, 2022 - LAKE LBJ BASS TOURNAMENT: Sunrise Beach, at McNair Park. 7a-3p. Annual event benefits Sunrise Beach Volunteer Fire Department. $125. VFD-AUX has teamed up with the Texas Association of Bass Clubs to host the tournament. 50% of entries received will be paid out in cash prizes to Tournament winners. Enter on-line or by mail. Free bank fishing for kids on Oct 16. Web
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Oct 15, 2022 - RELAY FOR LIFE - COMAL COUNTY: New Braunfels, at Peace Lutheran Church, 1147 S Walnut. 6-9p. Fundraising supports American Cancer Society and their search for a cure for cancer. Includes games, activities, themed laps and a live band. Come dressed in purple and as your favorite band and get ready to relay. Free annual event. Sponsor Web, Kay Franklin, 205-882-6435

Oct 15, 2022 - COCKTOBERFEST: Castell, at Castell General Store, 19522 RR-152 West. 1-4p. Enjoy food, music, beer, wine. Free admission. 325-247-4100. Host Web. Facebook

Oct 15, 2022 - ARTOBERFEST Llano, at 503 Bessemer Avenue. 5:30-8:30p. Newly restored gallery. Live German music. Silent auction. Parking: Free, Admission: $25/p ticket required. Llano Fine Arts Guild & Gallery, 325-247-4839, Web

Oct 15, 2022 - LONGHORN SHOW, PBR BULL RIDING & BBQ COOK-OFF: Llano, at JLK Event Center, 2200 RR-152 West. 7:30-9p. 325-247-5354. Web

Oct 15-16, 2022- CHALK FESTIVAL: Kerrville, at Peterson Plaza, downtown, Water & Earl Garrett Streets. 10a-5p. Chalk art on the pavement. A celebration of art, family and community. Artwork, entertainment, food. Free, annual event, rain or shine. Benefits the Kerr Arts and Cultural Center. 830-895-5222, Event Web

Oct 21-29, 2022 - MARIGOLD FESTIVAL: Blanco, at various venues. A week of multi-cultural celebrations of the glorious marigold. Workshops, speakers, movies, live music, merriment, vendors. Annual event. 830-833-5428. Event Web

Science Mill Oct 22, 2022 - SCIENCE MILL ANNUAL BENEFIT: Johnson City, at Science Mill, 101 S Lady Bird Lane. 6p. Our annual benefit returns! We are delighted to be back in person this year with tasty bites, exciting entertainment, and a chance to explore our innovative, interactive museum after hours. Contact development@sciencemill.org for tickets and sponsorships. Event Web. Cheyanne Jackson, 844-263-6405, info@sciencemill.org

Oct 22, 2022 - DIA DE LOS MUERTOS FESTIVAL - NEW BRAUNFELS: New Braunfels, at Downtown, 500 Main Plaza. Noon-10p. Community festival celebrating Dia de los Muertos and Hispanic culture in New Braunfels. Two stages with live music, face painting is an integral part of Dia de Los Muertos and we will have two dedicated face painting stations with a ton of talented artists on hand to transform your look. There is something for everyone at this festival, especially the kiddos! We'll have a special area just for kids with games, activities, and craft making. Food, beer, art and crafts, food jewelry, decorations, food, clothing, accessories. Annual event. Admission: Free. Event Web. Mary Ann Labowski, 830-515-0169, nbdiadelosmuertos@gmail.com

Oct 20-23, 2022 - LOST RIVER FILM FEST: San Marcos, at various venues. A multi-day of indie-cinema that combines cutting-edge films with memorable events like live music, burlesque, BMX exhibitions and uniquely San Marcos parties. Annual event. Parking: Free. Admission: Donation

Oct 22, 2022 - HILL COUNTRY INDIAN ARTIFACTS SHOW: Fredericksburg, at Lady Bird Johnson Park, Pioneer Pavilion Hall, on TX-16 S. 8a-4p. Features a wide variety of the finest Texas artifacts and arrowheads, jewelry, trade beads, books, T-Shirts, display cases, collectibles and super door prizes all day. Annual event, $6 fee. Rob Bartell, 830-626-5561Sponsor Web. Rob Bartell, 830-626-5561

Oct 22, 2022 - BBQ COOK-OFF: Castell, at General Store, 19522 RR-152 West. 325-247-4100. Host Web. Facebook

Dog Oct 22, 2022 - PET FEST: San Marcos, at Plaza Park, 401 Hopkins. 10a-5p. This annual event promotes responsible pet ownership, shelter pet adoptions, local rescue groups, and the continued efforts to have all pets spayed or neutered and reduce pets in shelters. A family friendly festival designed to raise awareness as well as funds to help those in need to care for and fix their pets. Well-mannered pets on leashes are welcome. Dogs, cats, ferrets, snakes, and reptiles have all come to Pet Fest. Admission: free. Pet Prevent A Litter (PALS), Event Web, Event Web

Oct 22-23, 2022 - HAUNTED GHOUL POOL: Kerrville, at Olympic Pool in Singing Wind Park, 601 Olympic Drive. 5-7p. Join us for a night of goosebumps, spooks, and screams as the Olympic Pool is transformed into a ghoulish haunted house. Family-friendly tours. After 7p. parental guidance is suggested for anyone under the age of 13, as the haunted attractions will come to life. Annual event. Parking: Free. Admission: $5/p. Sponsor Web

Oct 26, 2022 - CENTER STREET TRICK-OR-TREAT: Kyle, at Mary Kyle Hartson City Square Park, 101 S Burleson Street. Noon-3p. Local businesses and organizations will set up tents and tables at "Scare" Park to provide a fun and safe opportunity for trick-or-treating. We invite all "ghosts" and "goblins" young and old to come out to our Treat Trail for a fun afternoon of treats as well as a costume and pumpkin decorating contest! Annual event. Weather dependent. Parking: Free. Admission: Registration required, plus other rules. Provided by City of Kyle, 512-262-3939 Event Web

Oct 28-30, 2022- TEXAS FLEECE & FIBER FESTIVAL: Kerrville, at Hill Country Youth Event Center, 3800 Memorial Drive. Join us on a journey from sheep to shawl, nature to colorway, bees to honey and so much more. Learn what it means to be stewards of the land, how to make use of what's in your backyard, how sheep interact with their shepherds, what makes wool so amazing (and we include alpacas, llamas, goats and bunnies in the wool class). Whether you are a fiber raiser or enthusiast, farmer or dream of being a farmer, this event will open the doors to your endless possibilities! Vendors, teachers, classes, shows, sales, food, entertainment. 361-537-0503, Web

Oct 29, 2022 - LLANO RIVER LIGHTED PUMPKIN FLOAT: Llano, at 100 Legion Drive, along the banks of the Llano River in Badu Park, near the dam, with the pumpkins glowing and floating as soon as it gets dark. 5-6p. Bring your carved pumpkins and enjoy the evening float and glow. Pumpkin carving demonstrations. The float will cancel immediately in the event of inclement weather. Free annual event, including entries. 325-247-5354. Event Web

Oct 29, 2022 - PUMPKIN RUN 5K & HARVEST FESTIVAL: Kerrville, at Salvation Army Kroc Center, 201 Holdsworth Drive. 9a-Noon. Come for the fun and stay for the FREE festivities. Lots of candy, bounce houses, face painting, carnival games, cake walk, and more. 830-315-5762, Web

Oct 29-30, 2022 - BIG TEX GUN SHOW: Dripping Springs, at Ranch Park, 29339 RR-12. 9a-4p. 512-894-2390. Web

Oct 31, 2022 - FAMILY FRIGHT NIGHT: Kerrville, at Louise Hays Park, 202 Thompson Drive. 5:30p. Invitation to all ghosts, goblins, and creatures of the night to join us for an evening of safe and traditional family fun. Activities will include trick or treating, bounce houses, games, a costume contest, and more! Food will be on-site available for purchase. Annual event. Parking: Free. Admission: Free. Web

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Nov 4, 2022 - HUNTERS' WELCOME: Lampasas, at HEB parking lot. 9a-3p. Join the Lampasas County Chamber of Commerce & Visitor Center in welcoming the hunters to the Lampasas Communities and enjoy some great BBQ! 512-556-5172. Chamber Web. See special Portal focus page on "Hunting & Fishing in the Hill Country"

Nov 4, 2022 - HUNTERS APPRECIATION DAY: Llano, AT Visitor Center, 100 Train Station Drive. 9a-1p. Held on the eve of Opening Day of deer season, the Chamber ushers in hunting season with free goody bags, information, hunting guides, food and drink for our incoming hunter population. Rifle raffle. 325-247-5354. Chamber Web

Nov 4-6, 2022 - MASTER ARTWORK SHOW: Boerne, at The Bevy Hotel, 101 Herff Road. Abstract, classical & contemporary, new styles & mediums. Oils, acrylics, photography, digital art, metal art, and more. From extra large works you won't find anywhere else, to handcrafted jewelry, you'll find it all here. 830-816-5606. Web

Nov 5, 2022 - HUNTERS BLOWOUT: Menard, at Club Victoria. Nov 5: 7p-Nov 6: Noon. Chili, beans, rice, tamales, guns, raffles & music. BYOB, set ups provided. Call for more info. Tina Hodge at Chamber office, 325-396-2365. Chamber Web

Nov 5, 2022 - HUNTER DINNER: Castell, at Castell General Store, 19522 RR-152 West. Free admission. 325-247-4100. Host Web. Facebook

Nov 5, 2022 - ARTS & CRAFTS FALL FAIR: Utopia, at Town Square, TX-187, 485 Main Street. 9a-4p. More than 60 booths displaying handmade items cover the entire town square. Crafted items vary from jewelry to soap to photographs to wooden creations and much more. High school senior class serves a wonderful BBQ plate lunch as a fund-raiser for their senior trip. Fair ambiance includes live music, face painting, and much more to entertain and experience. Annual free event. Booths available. Sponsored by Utopia Arts and Crafts Guild: Facebook. Diana Wise: 830-966-4159, utopiafallfair@gmail.com , Facebook

Nov 11, 2022 - VETERANS DAY CEREMONY: Liberty Hill, at Veterans Memorial Park, 1013 Loop 332. 10a. Join the City as we honor our veterans. Also see our Veterans Memorial Brick Project at the Park, and pay tribute to a veteran. Annual event. Rain or Shine. Parking: Free. Admission: Free. Event Web

Nov 11-12, 2022 - HILL COUNTRY HOME TOUR: . 10a-4p. Features four truly outstanding homes. Annual event. Sponsored by Wimberley Civic Club. Cost: $25/p. Sponsor Web. Teresa Kendrick, 970-903-0249

Friends of Gillespie County Historic Schools Nov 12, 2022 - GILLESPIE COUNTY HISTORIC SCHOOL OPEN HOUSE - WILLIAMS CREEK: Albert, at 5501 S RR-1623. 10:30a-3:30p. 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

Nov 12, 2022 - FALL FESTIVAL: San Marcos, at 1523 Old RR-12 (Next to The Retreat). 6-8p. All friends and families are invited. Food, games, activities and even a maze! Food & activities cost tickets available for purchase at the door. Silent auction with some amazing items! All proceeds help our Worthy Student Fund. Annual event. Admission: Free. Sponsor Web

Nov 19, 2022 - INDIAN ARTIFACT SHOW: Boerne, Kendall County Fairgrounds, TX-46 East. Sat 10a-5p. Featuring fine flint, knives, tools and other artifacts. BBQ. 830-329-2870. Web

Nov 19, 2022 - HOLIDAY LIGHTED PARADE & COURTHOUSE LIGHTING CEREMONY: Kerrville, at Peterson Plaza & City Hall, 700 Main Street. 6-8p. Officially welcome the holiday season and the arrival of Santa Claus. Parade downtown Kerrville on Water St. Lighting ceremony at Kerr County Courthouse. Parade route: Steps off at the corner of the G Street Bridge and Water St, then travels W on Water St to the Star, and then turns right and goes N up Earl Garrett, and ends at the Kerr County Courthouse. Annual free event. 830-257-7300. Web

Nov 19-20, 2022 - FALL ANTIQUE SHOW: Boerne, Kendall County Fairgrounds, 1307 River Road. 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 more! BBQ. 830-329-2870. Web

Nov 24, 2022 - FRIENDSGIVING: Castell, at Castell General Store, 19522 RR-152 West. Free admission. 325-247-4100. Host Web. Facebook

Nov 25-27, 2022 - ANGELS & MISTLETOE HOLIDAY MARKET: San Marcos, 1001 E McCarty Ln, 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 25-27, 2022 - PEDDLER SHOW-PERFECT STREET OF SHOPS: Fredericksburg, at Gillespie County Fairgrounds, 530 Fair Dr on TX-16, 2 mi S of town. A holiday weekend shopping experience with three buildings filled with designers, craftsmen and creators from all over the country. Creative gifts, custom designs, chic fashions, gourmet food, personalized accessories, unique jewelry, handcrafted art. Parking: free, Admission: $8. Special Sneak Peek on Friday. Annual event. 512-358-1000. Venue Web, Event Web

Nov 25-Dec 31, 2022 - STARRY STARRY NIGHTS & LIGHTED CHRISTMAS PARK: Llano, at Badu Park on Llano River, 300 W Legion Drive. Begins Fri after Thanksgiving and runs to New Year's Eve. Lighted Christmas Park will be open every night 6-9p. Sipping hot chocolate, strolling along Llano River enjoying all of the displays that light up Badu Park. It's a great place to celebrate the season with family and friends. Santa Claus will be in the park on selected Fri & Sat evenings from 6-8p. Lighted Christmas parade on the Square, downtown. Snow Day for kids of all ages, tube down a snow hill. 325-247-5354. Chamber Web, Event Web

Nov 25, 2022-Jan 7, 2023 - 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. Courthouse lighting ceremony. Proclaimed as "the Centerpiece of one of the biggest shows on the Texas Hill Country Regional Christmas Lighting Trail" by Southern Living magazine with a courthouse that "shines brighter than the star of Bethlehem". The entire town is bathed in lights with 100,000 lights twinkling on the Blanco County Courthouse while Pedernales Electric Coop's Headquarters on Ave F boasts a lighted forest of over 1 million lights. Brilliant lighted holiday displays at Memorial Park on Main Street. Hayrides and carriage rides are available throughout the season. Fireworks. Each weekend, the Garden Club fills the Courthouse with Christmas ornaments and holiday crafts for purchase. Chamber: 830-868-7684. Web. See JOHNSON CITY LIGHTS SPECTACULAR article with pictures, by George Cofran, freelance author, at: HillCountryPortal.com/reports/LightsSpectacular

Nov 26, 2022 - 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

Nov 26, 2022 - LIGHTED HOOVES & WHEELS PARADE: Johnson City, at Courthouse Square. Clickety Cloggers will start off the second night of Lights Spectacular with a performance in the street in front of the Courthouse on the Square at 5:30p. Highlight of the evening will be the Lighted Hooves and Wheels Parade at 6:30p and pictures with Santa in Memorial Park on Main Street. Chuck Wagon Food Court will be open. Court House lobby will be filled with the Garden Club's Christmas ornaments and crafts. Carriage rides and hayrides will be available. See more details in Lights Spectacular event described above, and other holiday events in JC described below. 830-868-7684. Chamber Web

Nov 26, 2022 - CHRISTMAS IN COMFORT: Comfort. 10a-9p. 150+ arts & crafts booths, food court, holiday activities. Shops decorated for Christmas & brimming with gifts. Live Music. Weinachten Lichter (Christmas Lights) Parade at 9p, and Fireworks Display. Library book sale. Visit from Santa for photos. Free annual event. No pets. 830-995-3131. Chamber Web
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Dec 2-4, 9-11, 2022 - SIGHTS AND SOUNDS OF CHRISTMAS San Marcos, at Plaza Park, 206 N CM Allen Parkway. 5:30-11p. Holiday fest features carnival, living nativity, an ice skating rink, giant snow globe, Santa and Mrs. Clause! Don't forget arts and crafts, face painting, food vendors, holiday music, entertainment, plus thousands of lights on the banks of the San Marcos river. Admission: free for kids 12 and under, $5 for nightly admission and $15 for a 6-day pass. 512-393-8400. Web

Dec 3, 2022 - COWBOY CHRISTMAS SHOPPER'S STROLL & PARADE: Bandera. Parade at 11a. Line up on Main Street to see Santa and Mrs. Claus! Enjoy the fun and activities in town! Enjoy treats while shopping specials with local merchants on Sat 12/3. Then Market Day 9a-4p, and Singers after the Parade at the Courthouse. Santa at the General Store from noon-3p. Take a picture, or two! From 11/25 through 1/1/23 see the beautiful Christmas Lights in the City Park after 6p each night and at the Courthouse. 951-757-2118. Web

Dec 3, 2022 - OLD TOWN CHRISTMAS FESTIVAL: Leander, at Old Town Leander, 100 N Brushy Street. 11a-9p. Town comes alive to spread Christmas joy throughout the community. Activities for the kids, pictures with Santa, local school performances and entertainment, food court, local vendors, and more. Cost: Free. Annual event. 512-259-1907. Sponsor Web; Event Web

Dec 3, 2022 - LIGHTED CHRISTMAS PARADE: Llano, at Courthouse. 6-7p. Parade and Santa circle the Courthouse & Gazebo. Free annual event. 325-247-5354. Chamber Web

Dec 3, 2022 - SIP & STROLL: Llano, downtown, around Courthouse. 3-6p. Visit our downtown merchants, shop for Christmas, sip on local wines, and celebrate the Christmas season. Stay downtown for our annual Lighted Christmas Parade, and Starry Starry Nights event. Free annual event. 325-247-5354. Chamber Web

Dec 3, 2022 - HOLIDAY HOME TOUR: Llano, noon-5p. Beautiful homes and businesses decorated for the holidays. Sponsored by Women's Culture Club, 210 W Sandstone Street. Admission: Ticket required. Proceeds Benefit local Scholarship Fund and other projects. Chamber: 325-247-5354. Chamber Web

Dec 3, 2022 - CAROL OF LIGHTS: Lampasas, at downtown historic square. 8a-7p. Kicks off with multi-colored strands of lights illuminating the Lampasas County Courthouse square, museum displays, classic cars, as well as a Mrs. Santa House, and, of course, a visitor from the north Pole in the form of Santa Claus. Gingerbread house display, Christmas tree display, and more. Diana Hodges, 512-556-5172. Chamber Web

Dec 3, 2022 - HILL COUNTRY TOY RUN: Johnson City. Starting at Johnson City Courthouse at 9a (arrive early at 8a for social time with coffee and donuts), the Bikers Toy Run heads west and swings through Fredericksburg, then up TX-16 N through Llano to the small town of Cherokee, picking up bikers along the way. We ride independently until we get to Cherokee where we gather together and ride into the Cherokee Children's Home together. The home makes us lunch and we give out presents and give the children rides, weather permitting. Usually we leave about 1-2p. One present per person or cash. With Santa and sleigh full of wrapped presents purchased through donations and proceeds from the Johnson City Pig Roast, the children of the Cherokee Home will be wide-eyed and smiling as Christmas joy is delivered and the motorcycle enthusiasts share a meal with the children and spend the afternoon with them to make their day special. Event open to all. No fee. Motorcycle encouraged. Web. Contact: Sandie Benoist, 512-564-0801, sandie.benoist@gmail.com See special Portal focus page on "All Things Motorcycling in the Hill Country"

Dec 3-4, 2022 - 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! Two stages of concerts, dances, and showcases instrument and dance workshops. Plus a variety of special guests. Annual event. 512-833-5773. Free parking. Admission ticket required and available at: Sponsor Web, Event Web

Dec 3-4, 2022 - OMA'S CHRISTMAS FAIR: Boerne, at 1307 River Rd (Herff Park). 9a-5p. Three halls of handcrafted/handmade craft vendors showing their merchandise. Food/drink concessions, raffles, door prizes, coloring contest, cookie contest, photos, lunch and visits with Santa. Plus holiday shopping at it's best. Admission: $5 pp covers two days; children 12 and under free. Free Parking. Annual event. Web. Marilyn Culak, 830-537-4096, kmculak@gvtc.com

Dec 3-4, 2022 - A DICKENS OF A CHRISTMAS: Llano, at Courthouse, 801 Ford Street. 10a-4p. Street corner music, costume contest, children's activities, Christmas tree forest & decorating and More! Free annual event; free parking. 325-247-5354. Chamber Web

Dec 4, 2022 - HOLIDAY TOUR OF HOMES: Lampasas, at Keystone Square Museum. 1-5p. One of the largest fundraisers for the Lampasas County Museum, the Tour of Homes allows ticket-holders to visit a selected roster of area homes decorated for the holidays. Light refreshments offered at the museum. $10. 512-556-2224, Web

Dec 10, 2022 - LIGHTED CHRISTMAS PARADE: San Saba. 6:30-7:30p. Chamber sponsored, Web. Annual free event. Everyone is invited. Regina Baker, 325-372-5141, executive.director@sansabachamber.com, Chamber Web

Dec 10, 2022 - SIP N' STROLL WINE TASTING EVENT: San Saba. 2-6p. Local and visiting wineries. Annual free event. Everyone is invited. Chamber sponsored, Web. Regina Baker, 325-372-5141, executive.director@sansabachamber.com, Chamber Web

Dec 10, 2022 - CHRISTMAS ON THE CREEK: Lampasas, at WM Brook Park. 5-8p. Live Music, lighted nativity, enjoy the lights in the park, food tents, hot chocolate, Santa's village, sleigh rides $2. Diana Hodges, 512-556-5172. Chamber Web

Friends of Gillespie County Historic Schools Dec 17, 2022 - 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

Dec 17, 2022 - NATIONAL WREATHS ACROSS AMERICA DAY: Our mission to Remember, Honor and Teach is carried out by coordinating wreath-laying ceremonies at Arlington National Cemetery, as well as at more than 1,600 locations in all 50 states, at sea and abroad. Join us by sponsoring a veterans’ wreath at a cemetery near you, volunteering or donating to a local fundraising group. Known nearby participating cemeteries include: Blanco Historic Cemetery; St. Mary's; Mt Horeb; Twin Sisters; McKinney Loop; and more. Wreaths Across America will support you in becoming a Location Coordinator for a cemetery in your area. There is no cost to become a participating location and host a Wreaths Across America ceremony. Local contact: Candy Cargill, Wreaths Across Blanco County, 830-833-4591. Sponsor Web

Dec 17, 2022 - BLANCO CHRISTMAS MARKET DAY & LIGHTED HOLIDAY PARADE: Blanco, at Old Courthouse Square. Followed by Santa in nearby Bindseil City Park on Pecan St at SE corner of the Square. Annual event. Parking: free, Admission: free. 830-833-5101, Chamber

Texas%20Parks%20&%20Wildlife%20Dept Dec 18, 2022 - LBJ TREE LIGHTING: Stonewall, at LBJ State Park & Historic Site, at 199 Park Rd 52, at Sauer-Beckmann Living History Farm. 5:30p. Time honored tradition that was started years ago by President and Mrs. Johnson. Enjoy music, a live nativity, Santa Claus and of course, the spectacular tree lighting. Trails lit to provide visitors a beautiful experience an old-fashioned German Christmas. Sights and smells fill the air as German cookies and cakes are on the table. Glowing lanterns and candles light the farm as visitors stroll through the yard and houses. A traditional candle lit German Christmas Tree and music. Annual family event, free. 830-644-2252. Web


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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, 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 1st Thurs, COME AND TASTE IT - Meet Texas' Best Winemakers: Except in January, come to The Grapevine and taste some of Texas' best wines and craft beer straight from the winemakers and brewers. It's the perfect opportunity to sit, sip and relax in the heart of Gruene Historic District. 830-606-0093, GrapevineInGruene.com

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

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 SP: 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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