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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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.
Admission is $5 for adults and $2 for children 12 and under.
6pm-9pm. The Art Garage, 11190 Circle Drive Suite 202. They say it's better to give than receive... this night will be a little bit of both. Learn some basic clay techniques to make a bowl, which requires no prior experience. Come back in a week to paint your bowl, we'll fire it and deliver to Austin or Dripping Springs Empty Bowl Project (your choice). Wine tasting will be provided, but you are welcome to bring more snacks, drinks, and your BFFs.
Cost includes all materials, wine, and a special gift: $36 + tax.
10:45am. The Art Garage, 11190 Circle Drive Suite 202. Leaves changing colors is one of the signs of Fall. We'll read books and sing songs about fall and leaves. Then we have a wonderful leaf shaped plate for our storytime artists to paint.
10:45am. The Art Garage, 11190 Circle Drive Suite 202. Our theme for Storytime Art is "Monsters," and it is going to be a roaring good time. We'll sing monster songs and read monster books and pretend we're monsters... even give monster hugs! Oh and paint monster banks, too!
11am-5pm. The Art Garage, 11190 Circle Drive Suite 202. Check off your Christmas list or find some fabulous local treats for yourself. This artist fair is not to be missed. Twelve local artisans will be displaying their work for sale and special order. There will something for everyone. We will also be collecting can-goods for Helping Hands. Stop by and get in the spirit of the Season!
Hill Country State Natural Area, 10600 Bandera Creek Rd. Featuring ranch skills, music and stories, antique tractors, chuck wagon cooking, branding irons, horses and cattle, working dogs with sheep and goats, cover wagon rides and a giant rocking horse Little Wrangler Rodeo. Dress western if you can and bring a chair. Sponsored by our Friends’ Group HC-SNAP. An early morning trail ride for those who bring their horses. Free camping Saturday night with a play day on Sunday.
Melissa Benge of Gunslinger/Graceful Bandera will host her first annual Turquoise Ball at the Mansfield Park Show Barn. This "big as the Texas sky" event will feature the Western Swing music of Bobby Flores and the Yellow Rose Band, showcase a unique artisan auction, and provide first class dining and dancing. Texas formal reigns! Proceeds to benefit the Arthur Nagel Community Clinic.
10am-11am. Bring your friends and family for a fun-filled, one mile hike on the Caswell Nature Trail. Led by a master naturalist, you will learn about the history of Blanco State Park, as well as how to identify local plants and wildlife along the trail. Bring a bottle of water and the whole family; all ages are welcome.
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.
6pm-8:30pm. Uptown Blanco Art Center, 317 Main St. In this class you will become familiar with making unique, one of a kind prints using water based, non-toxic monotype inks and printing paper. No experience is necessary. Colors, textures, compositions and technique instruction will prepare you for hands on printing. You will walk away with four to six monoprints per session. The last day will focus on framing and presentation. The rest is up to your imagination!
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.
7:30pm. Yett Memorial Park, 1813 S. US Hwy 281. Bands and dances are free. Friday night 9-12pm, Cameran Nelson and Guardrail Damage Ahead. Sat. night 9pm-1am, Summer Mix. Rodeo events: Bareback Bronc Riding, Girls Breakaway Roping, Team Roping (enter twice), Ladies Barrell Racing (jackpot each night), Tie-Down Calf Roping, Steer Wrestling, Bull Riding. Added attractions: Mutton Busting, Specialty Act, County Team Roping, Calf Scramble, Drill Teams, Steer Sadeling.
Vaaler Creek Golf Club. Hosted by Good Shepherd Catholic Church Men's Club. Scholarship gives two seniors $500 each. Also funds St. Ferdinand's Acts Retreat and needed maintenance at Good Shepherd Catholic Church.
$75/person. Includes cart, balls, green fees, breakfast and BBQ luncheon with awards.
7pm. Cascade Caverns, 226 Cascade Caverns Road. Every month Cascade Caverns hosts an extended nighttime tour using only flashlights in the Cave. The one-and-a-half-hour tour includes a Cascade Caverns LED flashlight and hot dogs (meat and veggie) beforehand.
Fri 5pm-9pm. Sat Noon-5pm. Sun Noon-5pm. The Cana Ballroom of St. Peter's, 202 W. Kronkosky St. Features forty highly talented and sought after artists. Activities surrounding the show include a paint-out for all artists, a quick draw for artists who are part of the show, and a breakfast with the artists.
Noon-6pm. Kendall County Fairgrounds, 1307 River Rd. Inexpensive way to sample delectable chocolates from local and national chocolatiers, chefs, and bakeries including truffles, bon-bons, fondue-along with sampling great Texas wines.
2pm. Main Plaza. 20th annual car show for the Volkswagen owners of San Antonio. Scenic drive to Comfort. Afterwards they'll cruise back to Boerne to hang out with the classic cars at Soda Pop's on Main St. The show and the swap meet will be on Sunday, Oct 21, in Main Plaza with games, music, food and lots of fun.
10am-5pm. 512 River Rd. A Culinary Experience Without Borders. Events include breaking the record for the longest Shish Ka Bob in the USA, Bake-A-Cake Contest, International Chef Day, performance by the Boerne VIllage Band, Fastest Kolache Eating Contest, and much more.
Noon-8pm. Boerne Visitors Center, 1407 South Main St. Live Celtic music, Birds of Prey demonstrations, pie eating contest, henna tattoos, Palm & Tarot Card readings, strolling mentalist, pumpkin carving contest, costume contest, art show, crafts demos, food & drink booths, lots of kids activities and more. Plus a very special owl presentation after dark. An alternative Halloween experience with an old fashioned theme and a fun energetic environment with lots of activities and educational opportunities.
Grand Starz, 2401 Belle Plain. A fun-filled evening with action-packed thoroughbred horse races, door prizes, live and silent auction. You will have a chance to win something, place your bets, and show your skills. All proceeds go to benefit the children and families of Caring Family Network, a DePelchin Children's Center Affiliate, in and around Brown County.
$65 per person, includes meal, drinks, & live entertainment by the Zach Edwards Band.
3pm-7pm. Hays CISD Performing Arts Center, 979 Kohler's Crossing. Expo and resume drop-off. Door prizes, food sampling, fun booths. Showcasing the best businesses and organizations in North Hays County.
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.
Saturday 10am-8pm; Sunday 10am-4pm. Premier art event on the greenbelt in Historic Downtown Buda. Features juried artists from across Texas exhibiting fine art for sale in such media as: oils, pastels, pottery, glass, mixed media, photography, sculpture, acrylics, and fine jewelry.
1300 Bulverde Rd. S.T.A.G.E., Inc. presents a comedy by Burton Bumbarner, directed by Julia Cammack. Howard Weems, a successful romance author, suffers from a bad case of writer’s block, compounded by interruptions from a host of zany visitors.
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.
10am-6pm. Fort Croghan, 710 Buchanan Dr. Come to the fort and see how it was done in the early days of the frontier. Watch a blacksmith pounding out iron on his anvil or sugar cane being made into syrup. Taste warm home made bread right out of an iron stove or visit the one room school and see what it was like to "do your lessons" on a slate board. Come listen to the live music and watch as frontiersmen make camp. You might even see a few Indians, but don't worry, they are friendly these days.
1pm. Delaware Springs Golf Course, 600A Delaware Springs Blvd. 29th Annual. The funds raised enable the continuation of support services to survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault in Llano, Burnet, Blanco, and Lampasas counties.
Entry fees for each player, which includes the greens fee, cart, range balls, refreshments, a BBQ dinner, and a gift bag.
Canyon Lake Marina. Warriors check in at 8am, fishing 9am-noon, fun activities for Warrior children, 12:30 pm BBQ by our partners, motor yacht "victory lap" on the lake. Warriors may keep their rod, reel, and tackle.
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1403 Angelo St. Presented by Old Alsatian Steakhouse & Ristorante with International Culinary School at the Art Institute of San Antonio. 1st and 3rd Thursdays. Offering the school's outstanding students a chance to be guest chefs at The Old Alsatian two nights a month and offering our valued customers a new culinary treat. Guest chef program will only be available for the dinner menu.
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.
11am-1pm. Zion Lutheran Church, 1106 Fiorella. Dinner includes ham, potato salad, slaw, beans, bread, cake, tea and coffee. Lots of fun. Giant rummage sale, kids activities, quilt raffle, silent auction.
Moye Retreat Center, 600 London St. Heritage Day is an annual fundraising event to help offset the costs of running the facility and keeping this vital ministry available to as many people as possible. Bar-be-que plates for sale, $7 each. Quilt raffle, silent auction, live music.
6pm-9pm. Koenig Park. Hosted by St. Louis Catholic School. Castroville's Largest Halloween Event! Costume contest, 8pm. Games, rides, a petting zoo, barrel train, cake walk, and so much more. Delectable selection of fresh grilled hamburgers, hot dogs, fajitas, and sausage wraps, along with desserts and beverages.
Castroville Regional Park. Hosted by The Friends of Castroville Regional Park. Trunk or treat, award for best decorated trunk, come in costume (adults too!), costume contest, and haunted trail. Halloween movie and cartoons.
Comfort Village Fall Antique Show in Comfort Park. Sat. 10am-5pm. Sun. 10am-4pm. Country, southwestern, American oak, depression glass, stoneware, baskets, textiles and, as expected, American everywhere!
Admission $5. Children 12 and under Free. Good for return visits. Rain or shine; booths under cover.
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.
Food noon-5pm. Music 1pm-4pm. Singing Water Vineyards, 316 Mill Dam Rd. Jay Boy Adams & the Roadhouse Scholars. Jay Boy Adams is a talented singer, songwriter, and guitarist who is known for creating music of its own genre, mixing folk, blues, rock, and country. Our featured food truck for this month is Crepe Nation. Great music, delicious food and even better wine.
Comfort is filled with clever autumn scarecrow creations. Scarecrows mimic nursery rhymes, characters of all types. Winners have signs posted in front of their businesses or in yards of residences. Scarecrow Invasion kicks off Oct. 15, 10am-2pm, in the Downtown Historic District. Music, live scarecrows, face painting, photo ops, pumpkins, cornstalks, and more!
316 Mill Dam Road. Celebrate life’s journey. Everyone who has experienced cancer first hand is invited for a day celebrating the courage of all who have encountered this battle. Our featured food truck this day will be Skinny Cat Catering, serving food noon-5pm. Don’t miss this exciting day full of wine, food, balloon release and more!
2pm-5pm. Singing Water Vineyards, 316 Mill Dam Road. Come see our local artists live at work as they demonstrate their talents in pottery, painting, glass making and wood turning. Live music by David Warnell and WitZend, and a featured food truck.
Camp Ben McCulloch. Concerts, camping, jamming, dancing, workshops, good eats. The Canote Brothers, GumboJet, Anna & Elizabeth, Bayou Seco, East Mountain Serenaders, Hem and Haw, Sawmill Vagrants, and more.
7pm-9pm. The Barber Shop, 207 Mercer St. A benefit for PAWS Shelter & Humane Society. Sarah Pierce LIVE on Stage! Door Prizes, PAWS t-shirts, mmmpanadas. Specially brewed cask by Barber Shop brewmeister John McIntosh tapped at the event. Plus book signing by Cathy Rosenthal, author of "The Lucky Tale of Two Dogs."
33rd annual event. Fri. 5pm-10pm, Sat. 11am-9pm. Sponsored by Cowboys for Jesus Christian Fellowship, 8 miles from Wimberley at 8400 FM 32. Rain or shine. Shaded picnic area, clean indoor restrooms, concession stands. Groups & individuals from across the country perform Southern Gospel, Country & Bluegrass. See website for schedule.
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.
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.
$6 adults, kids under 12 $1, 2-day passes $10, and 3-day passes $15. (A fund-raiser for Pedernales Creative Arts Alliance).
Fri noon-6pm. Sat 10am-6pm. Sun 10am-4pm. Marktplatz. 19th annual. Over 60 talented mesquite wood artisans come to Fredericksburg to showcase their handcrafted mesquite products. Featuring the world’s largest selection of original mesquite art, sculpture, furniture, turnings, architectural accents, gift items, ornaments and more.
Whether you're looking to build, find a development, shopping for a service in the home building industry or just like to look at beautiful, well designed homes, the 2012 Hill Country Tour of Homes is your place to be! This is your chance to meet the professionals who can help you achieve your dream home.
Noon-7pm. Marktplatz. Grand celebration of Texas wine and food. 28 Texas wineries and 50 Texas-made specialty participants are anticipated. Texas gourmet chefs demonstrating culinary talents at the Grape Expectations Cooking School (Two Afternoon sessions, I & II), Gargantuan Great Grape Toss, wonderful silent auction, art, lively entertainment.
10am-3pm. A fun filled day at Lady Bird Johnson Municipal Park for the entire family and their four-footed friends. The day will be filled with music, food, costume contests, vendors, animal demonstrations and many fun activities for the entire family. All proceeds will benefit the Hill Country SPCA dogs and cats.
Admission is $5 for adults; children under 12 are free with a paid adult.
Silvergate Farms, 12 PR 301. An unforgettable evening as we celebrate the 3rd annual Legacy Plaza fundraising dinner to develop the Texas Botanical Gardens and Native American Interpretive Center in downtown Goldthwaite. Savor a delicious home style meal prepared by Texas Native Son David Schwartz. Meet an honored guest from the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of the American Indian. Dine under the stars at the Central Texas Livestock Center on Silvergate Farms. Enjoy a cultural experience featuring Native American Dancers and artisans.
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.
10am-6pm. Homestead, 100 N Elm. Vendors from Fort Worth, Waco, Fredricksburg, Granbury, Stephenville, Houston, and East Texas will be under a 5400 sqft tent. Homestead will feature a local nursery selling flowers, plants and accessories. Two chefs will also be making crepes, sandwiches, soups and salads.
City Park, next to Medina County Fairgrounds. Hosted by Hondo Area Chamber of Commerce. The festival aims to serve the large hunting community that flocks to this region each year to hunt for dove, deer, and exotic animals. This outdoor event will include the 3rd Annual IBCA Bar-B-Que and Wild Game Cook-Off. The featured challenges include beef brisket, pork spare ribs, chicken, and a wild game category. The chance to earn $5,000 in cash prizes and trophies are available to all that enter before the contest starts on Friday.
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.
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.
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6pm-9pm. Pecan Street Brewing, 106 E. Pecan Dr. Drivers of classic, collector, antique or hotrod cars or trucks who arrive by 7pm are eligible for door prizes. Come out and see the cars and explore the galleries, shops & restaurants in Johnson City.
2pm-4:30pm. Fellowship Center of College St. Church of Christ, 805 College. Kimble County Historical Commission. Book signing party & reception honoring Dr. Peter R. Rose. "The Reckoning - The Triumph of Order on the Texas Outlaw Frontier" is a true account of the lawlessness that deterred the peaceful settling of the western Hill Country frontier of Texas in the 1870s.
Junction City Park. The Fredericksburg Fly Fishers invite you to join us along the South Llano River in Junction this fall. Oktoberfisch is a fly fishing festival for those who delight in Texas fly fishing while leisurely enjoying one of the crowning jewels of Texas rivers. Fly fishing in the Texas Hill Country is a pleasure that many native fly fishers yearn for during those dog days of summer.
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.
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.
10am-12pm. Kerr Arts And Cultural Center, 228 Earl Garrett. Dec. 8, Thomas Eakins, painter, photographer, sculptor, and realist to a fault, the human figure was both his specialty and his undoing. Today he is widely considered to be one of the most important artists in American history.
12:30pm shotgun start. Lighthouse Country Club, 118 Club Circle. 4 person Scramble (W/HDCP). Meal following play. Team prizes closest to pin. All par 3s. Longest drive for men & women. Mulligans available at sign in.
$65 per player. Green fees, cart, range balls, door prizes, team prizes. Additional meal tickets $10.
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.
Free lesson on wooden horse with mallet instruction by polo pro.
Thunderhill Raceway, 24801 IH-35. The 2011 Kyle Fair & Music Festival is a fun-filled family event held the 3rd weekend in October. BBQ cook-off, live music, carnival, arts & crafts, 1K/5K run, bike ride. Check website for schedule.
8:30am. Wallace Middle School, 1500 W. Center St. This 5K certified track is chip-timed and all participants receive a t-shirt. There will also be a 26 mile bicycle race starting at 8:15am, and a kids 1K that starts at 9:30am.
Badu Park. Everyone wanting to explore the wonders of an historic downtown and county courthouse are welcome for the festivities of the Llano Heritage Days Festival on the square. The main event is the public meal served straight from the wagons at high noon on Saturday.
Tickets on sale at Llano Chamber. Call to reserve your chicken fried steak meal ticket.
8am. First Baptist Church Activity Center, 907 Berry St. Annual memorial 5K in honor of Shannon Kaspar to raise money for school supplies. Entry forms are available at the Llano Chamber of Commerce, First Baptist Church, and from any of the Llano schools.
The early registration cost is $20 (by Sept. 21 and will guarantee a free t-shirt). Kids 18 and under early registration is $10; family entry fee for 2 adults and 2-3 kids is $50. Race packets may be picked up on Friday, October 19 from 5-6 in front of the FBC Activity Center. Late registration on race day is $25 for adults, $15 for 18 and under, and $55 for families.
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8pm. Every first Friday at Uptown Marble Theater. Variety and music show featuring special guests. In the mold of Leno, Letterman, Parr and the great talk shows. Hosted by Eddie Marsh with Musical Director Donnie Price.
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.
4pm-7pm. Flat Creek Estate Winery & Vineyard, 24912 Singleton Bend E. A Sunday afternoon of Texas wine, food, & fun! Enjoy wines from eight of your favorite local Texas wineries while mingling with owners and winemakers. Dine al fresco in the pavilion while relaxing to the sounds of local musicians and gazing at the picturesque vineyards.
8:30am-4pm. Balcones Canyonlands National Wildlife Refuge, Doeskin Ranch Unit, 24518 FM 1431. Fun programs, workshops & nature walks. Comfortable hiking shoes, water, binoculars and cameras are encouraged.
Main Street. Throughout the year, several dozen life-size and larger sculptures from both local and international sculptors will make their home in the downtown Marble Falls area. Sculptures range from western to figurative, realism to abstract, and are constructed of bronze, steel and stone. The exhibit offers something of interest for all artistic tastes, as well as something for locals and visitors alike to enjoy. Exhibited sculptures are for sale, and a portion of the proceeds will support the continued vibrancy of Sculpture on Main.
8am. Johnson Park. 5th annual. Proceeds from the race will directly help CASA for the Highland Lakes Area recruit and train CASA volunteers to give a voice to abused and neglected children in the foster care system.
6pm. Lakeside Pavilion, 307 Buena Vista. Fundraiser for The Hill Country Children's Advocacy Center. Live & silent auction, wine tasting, hors d'oeuvres, and entertainment. Join us as a sponsor or underwriter.
Double Eagle Ranch, 6141 E FM 1431. The Plungettes host the 2nd Annual Bar B Que to benefit the local volunteer fire departments. Come for soft drinks, beer and wine, food, live music, silent auction, firefighter themed contests, and Plungette performance!
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).
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.
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.
6-8pm. 6700 N. IH 35. Monthly event will introduce you to local artists who will show and sell their artwork. Each month features different kinds of art including paintings, sculptures, jewelry and photography just to name a few. Kids activity area and painting classes for adults.
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!
8pm-10pm. 360 Aquatic Circle. Visit the Landa Haunted Haus and experience chills that tickle your funny bone and make your hair stand on end. Guests will travel through a maze of mysteries and tricks and leave with a treat!
Embassy Suites, 1001 McCarty Lane. Hosted by Central Texas Medical Center Foundation. Honors Terry P. Gilmore. Enjoy dining, a silent auction and entertainment by Neal McCoy. Proceeds benefit da Vinci surgery.
$200 individual tickets, sponsorship available for tables of 10.
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.
All day. Risien Park and Mill Pond Park. Mike Blakely, zydeco music, doo wop music, entertainers all day. Breakfast tacos and coffee until 10am. 10 wineries serving wines, and the Bar D Brewhouse selling beer. Jason Boland & The Stragglers on stage in the evening.
Oct. 20, 10am-6pm. Oct. 21, 10am-4pm. La Cabana Grill, 21103 Hwy. 71 West. Juried Fine Art Show featuring the works of more than 30 artists from across the region. Join us for a fun filled day of art, live local music and children's activities.
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.
Adults $15, Students $10, Groups of 10 or more $12.
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.
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.
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.
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.
$18, opening night $20; group rate for 10+ $16; $10 student rush at the door w/ student ID (not on opening night).
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.
6:45am packet pick-up; 8am start. The ride will begin and end at the Wimberley High School, 100 Carney Lane. A 10, 20, 40 or 63 mile bike ride along the beautiful Blanco River and through the scenic hill country. This 501(C)3 non-profit event will benefit the Wimberley High School 'Spirit of Texas' Band program.
6pm-8pm. The Hog Pound, 13710 Ranch Road 12 #4. No matter what you ride, just come and enjoy great company, BBQ, live music, cold drinks, and more. Bring a non-perishable food item for the Hays County Food Bank and a chance to win a door prize.
Uptown Blanco's 4th Annual Quilt Show, Yanaguana Indian Art Market, Sacred Springs Powwow, Oktoberfest, Medina Lake Cajun Festival, Texas Heritage Music Day, Hill Country Art Festival, Gruene Fall Festivals, Blanco's Western Showcase, BBQ on the Pedernales
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