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October 6, 2012 Events
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October 6, 2012
10am-4pm. Travis County Expo Center, 7311 Decker Lane. Austin Doll Collectors Society. The show features vendors selling dolls and doll-related items from rare antiques to modern collectibles. The club will sponsor a charity booth selling donated dolls and toys, with proceeds going to SafePlace and the Austin Children's Shelter.
Fees/Admission Admission is $5 for adults and $2 for children 12 and under.
Contacts 512-323-9639, , 512-832-5663, .
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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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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.
Website
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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.
Website
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April 7, 2012; May 5, 2012; June 2, 2012; July 7, 2012; August 4, 2012; September 1, 2012; October 6, 2012; November 3, 2012; December 1, 2012
On the courthouse lawn, 500 Main Street. Sponsored by Bandera Business Association. Open to individual artists and craftsmen presenting original works and to farmers selling produce.
Contacts 830-796-4447.
Website
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October 6, 2012
6:30pm. Bend Community Center. Jacke Brister will be frying the fish. Cake auction, silent auction, door prizes and carnival games for children.
Fees/Admission Fish plate $10, child's plate $5. Fish, side dishes, dessert and drink.
Contacts 325-628-3561.
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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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October 5-6, 2012
Yett Memorial Park, 1813 S. US Hwy. 281. 42nd annual. Top 3 Chilis Qualify to Cook the 2012 Original Terlingua International Cook-Off. Visit website for registration form.
Contacts Susie Higgins, 512-558-1321. Beck Fox, 512-327-3111. Kim Schofield, 512-560-8700.
Website
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July 21, 2012; August 4, 2012; September 1, 2012; October 6, 2012; November 3, 2012; December 1, 2012
Every 1st Saturday. Noon-3pm. Visit Buggy Barn Museum, 19151 Hwy 281 N., for noted knife thrower Mike "Alamo" Bainton, plus see the bowie knife collection, have a chuck wagon meal, enjoy Western music and entertainment, and have carriage rides.
Fees/Admission Meal by donations. $5 museum admission.
Contacts 830-833-5708, 210-862-1132.
Website
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October 6, 2012
6pm. Under the oaks at Cibolo Nature Center. Boerne and San Antonio-area environmental, business, civic and social leaders will come together for the Cibolo Nature Center’s 17th annual gala. (more)
Contacts Purchase tickets online or call 830-249-4616, ext 114.
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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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Saturdays during March 24, 2012-October 27, 2012
9am-noon. 121 N. Main St. Local produce & goods.
Contacts 512-773-7128.
Website
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October 5-7, 2012
5pm-1pm. 204 San Antonio St. 55th annual. Firefighters from across the state join in competition for Firefighter challenges. Weekend event also includes kids firefighter challenges, beauty pageant, BBQ cook off, live music, washer tournament, and 5K run. Tent, camper, and motorhome packages available.
Fees/Admission Free.
Contacts 512-295-2232.
Website
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October 6, 2012
10am-2pm. Cabela's, 15570 S. IH-35. So long, heels and hemlines; we’re talking handguns and camp cooking. (more)
Fees/Admission Free.
Website
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October 6, 2012
10am-5pm. 20845 Hwy 46 W. Vendors, inside and out, games for the kids, BBQ, and bake sale.
Fees/Admission Free.
Contacts 830-438-4285.
Website
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Saturdays
9am-1pm. Burnet County Courthouse Square.
Contacts 512-756-0834.
Website
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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-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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October 5-6, 2012
9am-4pm. Landmark Inn State Historic Site, 402 East Florence St. Sponsored by the Friends of the Landmark Inn. 19th Century themed exhibits, displays and demonstrations of pioneer life. Dutch oven cooking, children's games, wine making, rope making.
Fees/Admission $3. 12 and under free.
Contacts 830-931-2133.
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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 6, 2012
7pm. Singing Water Vineyards. 316 Mill Dam Road. Harvest is over and it's time to enjoy the fruits of our labor. Enjoy an outstanding evening of food, wine and entertainment. (more)
Fees/Admission $75 per person all inclusive (Limited Seating). Call for tickets.
Contacts 830-995-2246.
Website
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October 6, 2012
Discover the rich German history of the Texas Hill Country during two free walking tours. Part of 2012 Kendall County Heritage Passport program. Downtown Historic District Walking Tour (1-2 pm or 2:15-3:15 pm) and Comfort Cemetery Walking Tour (1-2 pm or 2:15-3:15 pm). Sponsored by the Comfort Heritage Foundation.
Fees/Admission Free.
Contacts 830-995-3131.
Website
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Mondays, Saturdays
Mon., 3pm-6pm. Sat., 10am-2pm. VFW 1506 parking lot, 1506 Veterans Ave..
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October 5-6, 2012
Noon-8pm. Artisans at Rocky Hill, 234 West Main St. October’s First Friday Art Walk Fredericksburg brings another fabulous opportunity to witness “art in action” with Artisans’ own clay artists. Join us for this wonderfully fun annual event and watch art come to life through hand-building, glazing, throwing (wheel work), carving, and more. Wines by Torre di Pietra will be served along with cheeses from the Amish Market. (more)
Contacts 830-990-8160.
Website
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October 5-7, 2012
Fri 6pm-midnight. Sat 10am-midnight. Sun 11am-6pm. 32nd annual. Oompah at its best. Help us celebrate one of Fredericksburg’s favorite festivals. Listed as one of the Top 10 Best Places to Celebrate Oktoberfest in the US. German heritage with German food and drink, dance contests, music on three stages-all weekend, artisans, Kinderpark, souvenirs and more! Fun for the whole family! OkTUBAfest on Friday, Chicken Dance In Front of the Square on Saturday, 42 Tournament on Sunday.
Fees/Admission $6 adults, kids under 12 $1, 2-day passes $10, and 3-day passes $15. (A fund-raiser for Pedernales Creative Arts Alliance).
Contacts 830-997-4810.
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April 2, 2011; April 7, 2012; October 6-7, 2012
Old-fashioned fun, games, quilt displays, and arts and crafts vendors.
Contacts 254-796-4620.
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October 6, 2012
5pm-12am. Blanco County Show Barn in Johnson City. Ticket includes your meal, dance and door prize chance. Evening includes 50+ raffle items valued at over $13,000, huge silent auction, and live auction with 6 guns and great hunting trips. Raffle includes: rifles, shotguns, hunting equipment, camping & outdoor equipment and much more. You do not have to be present to win. Silent auction, door prizes, and live auction.
Fees/Admission $15.
Contacts 830-833-5335, .
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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 6, 2012
9am-6pm. M & J Lavender Farm, 2484 Round Mountain-Sandy Rd. Come and visit us as well as other lavender farms in the Johnson City area. Mitchell will be giving a lavender distillation demonstration around noon. Additional Lavender Farms participating in the Fall Lavender Trail are Becker Vineyard, Chantilly Lace Country Inn Bed & Breakfast, Restaurant and Lavender & Herb Farm and Rocking L Ranch.
Contacts 830-693-6624.
Website
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September 6, 2012-October 7, 2012
Kerr Arts And Cultural Center, 228 Earl Garrett. Sept. 6-Oct. 3: Photoquest 2012, photography competition featuring members of the Hill Country Camera Club - Avery Gallery. Sept. 6-Oct. 7: Quilts and Other Art Forms - Cornels Gallery. Visions 10, acrylic and watercolor paintings by 10 renowned local artists - Derby Gallery. Public reception for all exhibitions: Sept. 8, 1pm-3pm.
Fees/Admission Free.
Contacts 830-895-2911, .
Website
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October 4-6, 2012
Kerr Arts and Cultural Center, 228 Earl Garrett. Open to any artist working in any medium who uses the "Plein Air" technique. Event will also feature demonstrations by well-known Plein Air artists, daily receptions, "quick draw" contests, awards, and an opportunity to exhibit their work (subject to jurying) for almost a month as part of KACC's Plein Air show. (more)
Fees/Admission Registration $60.
Contacts 830-895-2911.
Website
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Fridays, Saturdays during September 7, 2012-October 27, 2012
5pm. County Line Polo Arena, 2324 FM 150 East. Every Friday and Sunday afternoon, enjoy the equestrian sport of kings. 1st lesson on wooden demo horse (Woody) free. Lessons for Interscholastic High School, Collegiate and Private Adult Membership Available. Watch polo scrimmages free after the lessons.
Fees/Admission Free lesson on wooden horse with mallet instruction by polo pro.
Contacts 512-504-3525.
Website
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October 4-7, 2012
Presented by Lago Vista Players. K-Oaks Clubhouse. Oct. 4-6, 7:30pm. Oct. 7, 2pm.
Fees/Admission Adults $15, students $7.
Website
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Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays
10am-5pm, Thursday through Saturday. 905 Third St. Group tours available by appointment.
Contacts 830-798-2157.
Website
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September 15, 2012; October 6, 2012; October 20, 2012; November 2, 2012
Marta Stafford Fine Art Gallery, 112 Main St. Sept. 15, 11am-5pm, Artist Richard Prather at the easel. Oct. 6, 3pm-5pm, Sculptor Pablo Solomon. Oct. 20, 11am-5pm, Peggy Kingsbury. Nov. 2, 6pm-8pm, Dia de los Muertos.
Contacts 830-693-9999.
Website
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October 6, 2012
7pm. Flat Creek Estate Winery & Vineyard, 24912 Singleton Bend E. Expand your palate with unique dishes expertly paired with quality Texas wines from Flat Creek Estate.
Fees/Admission Limited seating. Call for tickets. $65.
Contacts 512-267-6310.
Website
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April 24, 2010; October 2, 2010; April 23, 2011; October 1, 2011; April 7, 2012; October 6, 2012; April 6, 2013
9am-4pm. Johnson Park, 405 Buena Vista Drive. More than 50 different garage sales in one location. Families, groups and organizations join together for a huge Garage Sale. (more)
Fees/Admission Free.
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.
Website
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Saturdays
9am. Every Saturday in Medina.
Contacts 830-796-8337.
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October 1-30, 2012
10am-4pm. Love Creek Orchards. The Pumpkin Patch offers live entertainment, scarecrow building, hay maze, pumpkin painting, and more. Open every Saturday, Sunday & Monday in October (open for school tours during the week).
Contacts 800-449-0882.
Website
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October 6, 2012
8am. Stroll Medina's Main Street and look for bargains and visit with friends.
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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.
Website
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February 4, 2012; March 3, 2012; April 7, 2012; May 5, 2012; June 2, 2012; July 7, 2012; August 4, 2012; September 1, 2012; October 6, 2012; November 3, 2012; December 1, 2012
3pm-4:30pm. 602 Creek #103 (at Walnut). Kids 6-11 years old to gather and learn basic decorating skills on cake, cupcakes, cookies and other sweet treats with themes corresponding to the next holiday or season!
Fees/Admission $60 yearly membership fee.
Contacts 830-608-0888.
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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.
Website
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January 7, 2012; February 4, 2012; March 3, 2012; April 7, 2012; May 5, 2012; June 2, 2012; July 7, 2012; August 4, 2012; September 1, 2012; October 6, 2012; November 3, 2012; December 1, 2012
8am-2pm. San Saba Civic Center, 104 South Water St. Sponsored by the City of San Saba. First Saturday of each month. Vendors from across central Texas provide a shopping experience filled with antiques and collectibles, furniture, home decor, arts and crafts, jewelry, tools, produce, and much more. Make plans to visit historic San Saba.
Contacts 325-372-8291.
Website
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October 4-6, 2012
Uvalde County Fairplex Arena. Rodeo specialty act by the One-Armed Bandit, John Payne Clown Comedy Show by Gizmo McCracken. Post rodeo concert/dance Saturday Night by Billy Mata and Texas Tradition.
Contacts 830-591-6386, 830-279-7777.
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October 5-27, 2012
Friday & Saturday nights, 8pm-10pm. Presented by The EmilyAnn Theatre, 1101 FM 2325. Featuring some of the finest local and Austin classical actors, this show is sure to be a wonderful Halloween treat for everyone. Set in the mobster 1920s, the smoky, flapper atmosphere will entice all audiences, no matter how familiar with Shakespeare. The production features award-winning actors Aaron Alexander as Macbeth and Bridget Farias as Lady Macbeth. The show is directed by Jeff Hinkle, award-winning director from City Theatre, Austin.
Fees/Admission Adults $15, Students $10, Groups of 10 or more $12.
Contacts 512-847-6969.
Website
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October 6, 2012
Gates open at noon. Cypress Creek Cafe, 320 Wimberley Square. Second annual. A celebration to boost breast cancer awareness, as well as raise funds for cancer patients in need in Hays County. Live music all day, silent auction, vendors, and more. Karen Nash, Kim Meeks & Her Bad Habits, Meagan Tubb, Jennifer B & The Groove Kings, Patricia Vonne, The Whiskey Sisters. Sponsored by CTMC WC, Community Action, Pink Heals, and TX ST CAMCO.
Fees/Admission Free admission.
Contacts 512-517-1057.
Website
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October 6, 2012
10am-5pm. Wimberley Glassworks, 6469 Ranch Road 12. Wimberley Glassworks is proud to announce our latest concept in art glass lighting for fall 2012. Commemorating our appreciation of the 50th Anniversary of the Studio Glass Movement, Wimberley Glassworks has created a new style in recognition of the occasion. (more)
Fees/Admission Free.
Contacts 512-393-3316.
Website
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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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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.
Website
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September 14, 2012-October 7, 2012
Fri. & Sat., 8pm. Sun. 2:30pm. Wimberley Playhouse, 450 Old Kyle Rd. Based on the delightful fairy tale The Princess and the Pea, this musical comedy adaptation first opened in London in 1960 and later became a TV movie. (more)
Fees/Admission $18, opening night $20; group rate for 10+ $16; $10 student rush at the door w/ student ID (not on opening night).
Contacts 512-847-0575.
Website
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October 5-8, 2012
The Old Oaks Ranch, 601 Old Oaks Ranch Rd. Shop hours for crawl: Fri. & Sat. 8am-7pm, Sun. & Mon. 9am-6pm. Yarn Crawl Passports are on sale now. The Hill Country Yarn Crawl is an extrodinary opportunity to visit 10 fabulous yarn shops. Remember: no knitting and driving. Buses will depart from both San Antonio and Austin. Purchase your bus registration now as spots are limited.
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January 7, 2012; February 4, 2012; March 3, 2012; April 7, 2012; May 5, 2012; June 2, 2012; July 7, 2012; August 4, 2012; September 1, 2012; October 6, 2012; November 3, 2012; December 1, 2012
Cypress Creek Reserve, 1400 Jacobs Well Rd. Every Market Day Saturday. Tour times are 1pm, 3pm, 5pm. All other days by appointment.
Fees/Admission $5 per person (includes free tasting).
Contacts 512-847-6874.
Website
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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