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October 25
An anticipated 10,000 National Guard service members and thousands of car enthusiasts will join together to admire and showcase hundreds of cars and to raise funds for the Wounded Warrior Project. Register your car and show it for $25. Spectators are suggested to donate $5/guest.
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Saturdays
April-October. 8am-11am. Every Saturday in front of Sid's Bar B Que on Main Street.
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Saturdays
5am-8pm. Flying L Guest Ranch. Family fun & entertainment. Bar-B-Q chuck wagon dinner, wagon rides, roping lessons, and cowboy stage show.
Fees/Admission $25.
Contacts 800-292-5134.
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Saturdays
March-December, 1pm-4pm. Bandera County Courthouse, 500 Main Street, Western display and strolling musicians. Sponsored by the Frontier Times Museum's Living History Project.
Fees/Admission Free.
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October 31
Since 1962 the community of Bandera County has demonstrated its appreciation to the thousands of hunters who call Bandera “home” for the whitetail deer-hunting season each year. On Oct. 31st, we expect the 52nd Annual Hunters Bar-B-Q & Outdoor Exposition to be bigger and better than ever.
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November 7-8
Sponsored by Vitalogy Skin Care. This three day event is expected to draw over 12,000 visitors. This event is all about reflecting on the sacrifices the men and women of the U.S. Armed Forces have made and continue to make. Located in Bastrop’s Historic Downtown area.
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Saturdays
Solo jazz piano every Saturday evening at the Uptown Blanco Restaurant, 317 Main St., 6:30pm-9:30pm. Larry Natwick performs selections from the Great American Songbook. Repertoire includes compositions by Duke Ellington, George Gershwin, Bill Evans, Thelonious Monk.
Contacts 830-833-1579.
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Fridays
2pm-5pm. Tour at 4pm. 231 San Saba Ct..
Contacts 830-833-2534.
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October 10-11
Celebrating the Art and Artistry of Quilting, Yesterday, and Today. 10am – 5pm. Featuring an exhibit of quilts by Betty Alderman and the 2014 Hoffman Challenge.
Location
Uptown Blanco Art Center
Contacts 830-833-1579.
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October 10-11
Celebrating the Art and Artistry of Quilting, Yesterday, and Today. 10am – 5pm. Featuring an exhibit of quilts by Betty Alderman and the 2014 Hoffman Challenge.
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October 18
Event includes an elegant dinner, dance and live and silent auctions.
Location
Old Blanco County Courthouse
Contacts 830-833-2211.
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October 18
Event includes an elegant dinner, dance and live and silent auctions.
Location
Old Blanco County Courthouse
Contacts 830-833-2211.
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October 25
In this fifth season of Blanco Performing Arts and from this small town deep in the heart of Texas, stellar performers from far and near put heart into their music. Masters at communicating the music’s intention and their connection to it, they will touch a chord in every heart.
Contacts 830-385-1173.
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November 7-8
Annual fundraiser for the Buggy Barn Museum. A weekend of fun for all ages! Entertainment, music, poetry, re-enactments, vendors, chuck wagon food, carriage rides, museum tours and more!
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October 17-18
Premier Art Show & Sale. More than 50 talented artists participating. Located at the Cana Ballroom of St. Peter the Apostle Catholic Church.
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October 23
Boerne Performing Arts presents “VOCA PEOPLE” (more)
Contacts 830-331-9079.
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October 25
Halloween comes early this year when the Boerne Visitor’s Center’s popular Harvest Moon Celebration marks it’s 8th year. This is a free event located on the grounds of the Historic Kingsbury-Shumard house. 1407 S. Main.
Contacts 830-249-7277.
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Saturdays
9am. A great place to buy home grown fruits and vegetables. Under the Austin Ave & Brady Ave overpass.
Contacts 325-646-1422.
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Mondays
9:30am–10:30am. Buchanan Arts & Crafts Gallery, 17534 E. Hwy. 29.
Fees/Admission Free.
Contacts 512-793-2858.
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Saturdays
10am-noon. Inks Lake State Park, 3630 Park Rd. 4. Come hike with us every Saturday as we learn about the geology and cool rock formatuioons at various places in the park.
Fees/Admission $3 per person. Pre-register.
Contacts 512-793-2223.
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Saturdays
9am-1pm. Burnet County Courthouse Square.
Contacts 512-756-0834.
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Fridays
6pm-7pm. Inks Lake State Park, 3630 Park Road 4 West. 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. This is a catch and release program that introduces fishing to our youngsters. A limited amount of fishing equipment (including poles and bait) is available to check out through the Tackle Loaner Program at the park, or bring your own. Adult supervision is highly recommended.
Contacts 512-793-2223.
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Saturdays
8am-10am. Inks Lake State Park, 3630 Park Rd 4. Join us for a bird watching boat tour. Enjoy a light breakfast as we tool around the lake in our electric boat looking for feathered friends.
Fees/Admission $20 adults, $16 pass holders, $16 seniors and children. Pre-registration required.
Contacts 512-793-2223.
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Saturdays
9am-2pm. Alsace Tan & Salon, 503 US Highway 90 W. Featuring fresh locally grown vegetables and fruit both organic and farm grown. Don't miss the blackberries and blueberries!
Contacts 830-538-9141.
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Saturdays
8am-noon (or sold out). 427 Main at Highway 27 and Broadway. CAFM is one of the oldest Farmers Market in Texas. A must do every Saturday morning.
Contacts 830-995-3368, 210-422-4869.
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Saturdays
10am-2pm. High & 7th Streets. Fruits, veggies, crafts, homebaked breads, knife sharpener, more.
Contacts 830-997-1916.
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October 18-19
The vans and trailers will be arriving in town ready to exhibit some of the best Americana antiques available in the market today.
Contacts 830-995-3670.
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Mondays, Saturdays
Mon., 3pm-6pm. Sat., 10am-2pm. VFW 1506 parking lot, 1506 Veterans Ave..
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October 9
Live music provided by the Hot Texas Swing Band, a silent auction with over 300 items, a live auction, and a raffle with three fabulous prizes. KVET 98.1’s Mr. Bama Brown will emcee the evening’s festivities. Salt Lick BBQ Buffet will be available from 6-8pm and tickets are only $20 per person. Children ages 6 and under eat free. All monies raised will benefit Our Daily Bread – a hot meal delivery program, the Lifeline Medic-Alert Program, and other worthy programs benefitting our senior citizens.
Contacts 512-894-0756.
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October 3-4
Showcasing the finest in rodeo skills, food and drink, beer, carnival, and entertainment. Live music and dance on Friday and Saturday night in the Special Events Room of Dripping Springs Ranch Park Event Center.
Contacts 512-858-4725.
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October 3-4
Showcasing the finest in rodeo skills, food and drink, beer, carnival, and entertainment. Live music and dance on Friday and Saturday night in the Special Events Room of Dripping Springs Ranch Park Event Center.
Contacts 512-858-4725.
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October 17-18
Highlighted by a selection of esteemed local and national songwriting talent, the Festival will feature more than 20 song-packed shows a day, held at various Mercer Street venues.
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October 25
From the seven hills of ancient Rome to today’s Texas Hill Country, rainwater collection has spanned the globe and the ages. To celebrate this timeless conservation practice, rainwater collection professionals and enthusiasts converge.
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October 25
The Second Annual Gumbo Cook Off, in support of The Longevity Foundation, is being held Oct. 25 at the new Oohla Bean Inn and Retreat in Driftwood. The Longevity Foundation began in 1992 after Patrick Howard’s family received a diagnosis that Patrick had an incurable, terminal genetic disorder known as A-T (ataxia telangiectasia). 1-5pm.
Contacts 512-934-3776.
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November 2
Hosted by Sunset Canyon Pottery. This popular event benefits the Helping Hands Food Pantry.
Contacts 512-894-0938.
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November 8-9
Vendors will be showing clothing, jewelry, gifts, gourmet food, accessories, Texas handmade, candles, plants & garden gifts and so much more. Special shopping incentives will be offered for Friday afternoon show attendees.
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Thursdays
4pm-7pm. Kinderall, W. Austin and N. Crockett. Live music, prepared foods at the Market Cafe and more.
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Thursdays
7pm. Rockbox Theater, 109 N. Llano. More “Funtabulous” entertainment than ever before.
Fees/Admission Kids under 18 are free with the purchase of an adult ticket.
Contacts 830-997-7625.
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April 11-November 27
Held at the Fredericksburg Theater. 1668 Hwy 87 S. Friday and Saturday 7:30pm. Sunday 2pm. (more)
Contacts 830-997-3588.
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October 3-4
For three full days , the whole world is invited to sing, toast and dance at one of Fredericksburg’s favorite festivals, in its 34th year of celebrating the spirit of Texas gemutlichkeit!
Contacts 830-997-4810.
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October 3-4
For three full days, the whole world is invited to sing, toast, and dance at one of Fredericksburg’s favorite festivals, in its 34th year of celebrating the spirt of Texas gemutlichkeit! Downtown Fredericksburg on MarktPlatz. 100 W. Main.
Contacts 830-997-4810.
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October 10-11
The festival, like mesquite wood itself, has come a long way since the first event in 1992. Visitors will be treated to collections of sculpted wood from the world’s absolute finest mesquite craftsmen. Items range from large furniture items such as beds, dressers and chairs made entirely from mesquite, to unique craft and gift items such as beautifully turned lamps, delicate scroll work, handsome pen and pencil sets, unique Christmas tree ornaments, and sculpted vases, all carefully crafted of mesquite.
Contacts 830-997-8515.
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October 18
Featuring a wide variety of some of the finest Native American Artifacts from Texas and the United States.
Contacts 830-626-5561.
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Fridays
4pm-7pm. Gruene Hall, 1281 Gruene Rd. A Gruene Hall tradition. Enjoy happy hour, prize giveaways, and the best in Texas tunes, broadcasted live by KNBT 92.1 FM Radio New Braunfels with Mattson Rainer. You never know who might stop by -- Reckless Kelly, Junior Brown, Ray Wylie Hubbard, Walt Wilkins, and Gary P. Nunn have all stopped by for a chat.
Contacts 830-629-5077.
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October 9-10
Combine the quaint charm of the Gruene Historical District with the legendary music of Texas’ Oldest Dance Hall and the selective tastes of the best food and wine from around Texas, and you have the perfect combination for a true Texas Festival.
Location
Gruene
Contacts 830-629-5077
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October 9-12
Combine the quaint charm of the Gruene Historical District with the legendary music of Texas’ Oldest Dance hall and the selective tastes of the best food and wine around Texas, and you have the perfect combination for a true Texas Festival.
Location
Gruene
Contacts 830-629-5077
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October 18-19
Gruene Market Days has been held every month except January for over 30 years and features more than 100 artisans offering handmade items made by the vendors themselves, including uniquely crafted items and packaged Texas foods.
Contacts 830-629-5077.
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November 14
Featuring The Pear Ratz. Located at the Hondo Loading Dock on 18th Street. 7-11:30pm. Tickets at the Gate: $14.
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Saturdays, Sundays
Pecan Street Brewing, 106 E. Pecan Dr. Enjoy good food, hand-crafted beers, and live music on weekends. Entertainment and menu details online.
Contacts 830-868-2500.
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October 5
Fundraiser that includes a plate of (2) enchiladas, taco, tamale, rice, beans and hotsauce. The meal also comes with your choice of homemade baked goodies and tea. There will also be a raffle and silent auction. 285 US 281 Loop Rd.
Contacts 830-868-0370.
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October 10-11
Poker Run, Bike Show, free camping, BBQ on Saturday, bands Friday and Saturday night and more. Proceeds to benefit the Cherokee Home for Children.
Contacts 512-556-5579.
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October 25
Last Saturday of every month 4-8pm. A Smith Gallery, 105 N Nugent Ave. Texcetera, 207 N Nugent Ave. Taste Wine + Art, 213 N Nugent Ave.
Contacts 830-868-7684.
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October 4-25
Works painted dawn to dusk on location by dozens of artists. 228 Earl Garrett Street in downtown Kerrville.
Contacts 830-895-2911.
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October 9
The Dietert Center brings Craig Coffman in to present the nationally renowned Instant Piano Workshop. 451 Guadalupe St.
Contacts 830-792-4044.
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October 3
The Kingsland Garden Club will present an interesting and informative program from Jeannie Farrier on ponds and pond plants. Starts at 1:30pm.
Location
Kingsland Library
Contacts 325-388-8849.
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October 25
11:00AM shotgun start. 4 person Scramble (W/HDCP). Entry Fee: $65 per player- $50 for Lighthouse Club Members - Green fees, Cart, Range balls, Door prizes, Meal following play with refreshments - Additional meal tickets $10 (Get in Advance). $500 in Prizes: Closest to Pin all par 3’s - Longest drive for men & women. Top teams based on gross & net, Mulligan’s available at sign in. Come join us and have fun - all proceeds go to local charities.
Contacts 325-388-3568.
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Wednesdays
June 20-Aug. 15. Rolling Hills Community Church, 6201 Lohman Ford Rd. Elementary show, 1pm-2:30pm. Middle and high school show, 7pm-9pm.
Fees/Admission Parents must sign in elementary age youth.
Contacts 512-267-7952.
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October 3
$100/person. Includes 18 holes of Golf, Tea Box Team Photo, Breakfast, Lunch at the 19th Hole, Celebration with Tournament prizes, door prizes and fun!
Contacts 512-267-7952.
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Thursdays
7pm. The Badu House, 601 Bessemer Ave. Mike Blakely & WC Jameson. Featuring a special guest each week.
Contacts 325-247-2238.
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October 17-18
Stagecoach Rides, Live Music, Vendors, Quilt and Historic Quilt Display, Kid’s Activities, Downtown Street Dance. Chuck Wagon Cook-Off, Live Music & more!
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October 31
Held from 10 am to 3 pm on the eve of Opening Day of deer season, this Friday the Llano Chamber ushers in hunting season with free goody bags, information, hunting guides, food and drink for our incoming hunter population. Each year, we are hold a rifle raffle from Midway Marine & Firearms here in Llano!
Contacts 325-247-5354.
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Tuesdays
7pm. River City Grille, 700 1st St. Mike Blakely & Larry Nye co-host. Each week features a special guest.
Contacts 830-798-9909.
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Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays
10am-5pm, Thursday through Saturday. 905 Third St. Group tours available by appointment.
Contacts 830-798-2157.
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October 1-31
Open all month long (closed Wednesday’s). Stuff your own Scarecrow, Hayrides, Face Painting, Candy Corn Maze, Ice Cream & more.
Contacts 830-798-1462.
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October 17-18
Festival unveiling the new sculptures displayed around town.
Contacts 830-693-2815.
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Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays
6pm-9pm. Reopens upon the return of the bats.
Contacts 325-347-5970. 512-263-8878.
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October 4-27
For the past 20 years Love Creek Orchards has hosted this fantastic event. Nestled in the Heart of the Texas Hill Country, Love Creek has the perfect setting for a Children’s Fall Festival. Open every Saturday, Sunday, and Monday from October 4th – 27th. Also open for Thursday’s and Friday’s for schedule school bus tours. Hours are 10am – 6pm. Admission is $6/person.
Contacts 800-449-0882.
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Saturdays
9am. Every Saturday in Medina.
Contacts 830-796-8337.
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Sundays
2pm. Regular Sunday afternoon extravaganza featuring everyone's favorite local legend Al Barlow. Phun and phabby times at the phantastic Phoenix. Cold beer, great food, weekly guests, friendly atmosphere, good times.
Location
The Phoenix Saloon
Fees/Admission No cover.
Contacts 830-643-1400
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Saturdays
Open every Saturday, rain or shine, 9am to 1pm. 148 S. Castell Ave. 50 plus vendors featuring locally grown fresh produce, cheeses, meats, jams and jellies, flowers, art and much, much more! Enjoy live music and onsite chef demonstrations. “Yoga at the Market” – Every Saturday, free yoga classes on-site. 9am for the experienced student, 10am for first timers and beginners. Bring a mat, water bottle and towel.
Contacts 830-629-2223.
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November 7-16
Join us for a unique annual celebration rich in German culture and full of Texas fun! Located near the headwaters of the beautiful Comal River in New Braunfels, Texas! Here you’ll enjoy good food, music, dancing, exciting carnival rides and games, German, Texan and domestic beer, special events and the finest in Alpine and Bavarian Style Entertainment. It all happens at Wurstfest! The best ten days in sausage history.
Contacts 830-625-9167.
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Fridays
8pm Weekly rodeo at the BR Lighting Ranch, 818 FM 1283, featuring bull riding, steer riding, calf roping, barrel racing, mutton busting, and more, plus high-diving aqua mules.
Fees/Admission $6, free for kids 5 & under.
Contacts 830-535-4096. Call Jerry to enter 830-796-0031.
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Saturdays, Sundays
24814 Hamilton Pool Road. Tours are every Saturday and Sunday 10am, noon, 2pm, and 4pm.
Fees/Admission Open to the public.
Contacts 830-825-3442.
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October 5
Bulgarian pianist Viktor Valkov joins Camerata’s core string quartet to perform Weinberg’s Piano Quintet. Living in the Soviet Union during the 20th Century. Christ Episcopal Church. 510 Belknap.
Contacts 210-492-9519.
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October 8
Grab your friends and head to The Hangar Tavern from 7-9pm. We’ll have Merry Monet’s artist Livia Istrate on site to guide you step-by-step on how to paint spooky pumpkins while we sip on martinis. Tickets are $40/person and include ALL art supplies. 14532 Brook Hollow.
Contacts 210-846-8810.
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October 11
A thirty-two-foot tipi, archeological displays, White Shaman Panel presentations, and amazing dancers will be highlighted at the 2014 Sacred Springs Powwow that celebrates the Native American culture that has been a part of the San Marcos area for thousands of years. 10am – 6pm.
Contacts 512-393-3310.
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October 11
A thirty-two-foot tipi, archeological displays, White Shaman Panel presentations, and amazing dancers will be highlighted at the 2014 Sacred Springs Powwow that celebrates the Native American culture that has been part of the San Marcos area for thousands of years. 10am – 6pm.
Contacts 512-393-3310.
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October 18
Featuring Asleep at the Wheel. Located at the Burden Hotel and Plaza. Cherokee Street.
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October 24-25
Live Music, Trade Booths, Food, Pecan Goods and more!
Contacts 830-401-0810.
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October 5
7-11pm. Gary Glenn and the 20X Band. Dance $10. Dinner $10. Kids under 8 are free.
Contacts 830-392-6042.
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Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays
5pm-8:30pm. VFW Post 8800, 7755 FM 2673. Wed. Fiesta Night. Drinks, karaoke, shuffleboard. Bingo every Thur. Kitchen opens at 6pm, cards go on sale at 6:30pm. Burger night every Fri. Smoke-free.
Contacts 830-899-7774.
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October 10
Held every 2nd Friday, Historic Downtown Uvalde, 6 – 9pm. Late night shopping, food, live music and art.
Contacts 830-278-4115.
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Saturdays
Wimberley Valley Watershed Association offers tours every Saturday at 10am (except holidays). 221 Woodacre Drive.
Fees/Admission Free. Donations welcome.
Contacts 512-722-3390.
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Thursdays
6:30pm-9pm. Linda's Fine Foods, 500 FM 2325. Paula Held, an Austin-based songwriter performs, and showcases a variety of local and Austin-based musicians during the break. Local musicians frequently drop by to sit in.
Fees/Admission No cover.
Contacts 512-847-5464.
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Saturdays
Old Oaks Ranch, 601 Old Oaks Ranch Rd. Every Saturday at 11am and 1pm, the ranch will be offering ranch tours to see the alpacas, sculptures, and fibers.
Contacts 512-847-8784.
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Wednesdays
3pm-6pm. A year-round, producer-only farmers' market located in the thrift store parking lot, 14050 Ranch Road 12. Open every Wednesday, rain or shine.
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October 3-4
The Friends of the Wimberley Village hold their annual book sale on Market Day from 8am – 3pm in the Fellowship Hall at Chapel in the Hills. All proceeds benefit the Wimberley Library.
Contacts 512-847-8969.
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October 4
Shope 475 booths at the Hill Country’s largest outdoor market.
Contacts 512-847-2201.
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The Texas Hill Country, sun splashed hills rolling into the distance, is home to historic towns bursting with character, personalities, and great things to do.
Looking for a fun weekend with festivals, fairs, shopping, food, sightseeing, and more? The Hill Country Current is full of articles, advertising and special events.
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