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March 2013 Events
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March 16, 2013
Mansfield Park, 2886 Hwy 16 N. An explosion of fun featuring teams competing to catch real live hogs in the arena at Mansfield Park. Arts & crafts, Barbecue cook-off, bicycle rally, and All Bike Rally Hill Country Run. Benefits Bandera County Public Library.
Fees/Admission Adults $6, children 6-12 $3, kids 5 and under free. Free parking.
Contacts 830-796-4447.
Website
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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
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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January 25, 2013; February 22, 2013; March 22, 2013; April 26, 2013; May 24, 2013; June 28, 2013; July 26, 2013; August 23, 2013; September 27, 2013; October 25, 2013
6:30pm. Silver Sage Corral, 803 Buck Creek Dr. Come to jam, dance, or just listen to the music! Bring a dish for the pot luck and help yourself to a plate. Held monthly, January through October.
Contacts 830-796-4969.
Website
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March 16, 2013
Uptown Blanco Courtyard, 317 Main. Presented by Blanco Performing Arts. Therese Honey, harpist. Abby Green, vocalist. An inspirational season of musical international incidents. Savor the sounds of our world-class musicians. Make it dinner and a concert at the outstanding Uptown Blanco Restaurant adjacent.
Fees/Admission Call for ticket info or go online.
Contacts 830-833-4762.
Website
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February 16, 2013; March 16, 2013; April 20, 2013; May 18, 2013; June 15, 2013; July 20, 2013; August 17, 2013; September 21, 2013; October 19, 2013; November 16, 2013
9am-11am. On the third Saturday of each month. Open to all ages. Whether you are experienced, or a first-time angler, come on out and catch some fish with us! We have the poles and the worms, and a fishing license is not required while on state park property.
Location
Blanco State Park
Fees/Admission Regular entrance fees apply. $4 per person, children 12 and under are free.
Contacts 830-833-4333
Website
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March 23, 2013; April 13, 2013
8:30am. Join us for a morning of bird-watching. Bring your favorite breakfast, and meet at the wildlife viewing station. Led by a master naturalist, you will learn about local and migratory birds here in Blanco. Open to all ages, so come on out with the whole family. Be sure to bring your binoculars. If you do not have any, we have some to loan.
Location
Blanco State Park
Fees/Admission Regular entrance fees apply. $4 per person, children 12 and under are free.
Contacts 830-833-4333
Website
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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.
Website
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Fridays
2pm-5pm. Tour at 4pm. 231 San Saba Ct..
Contacts 830-833-2534.
Website
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March 16, 2013; April 20, 2013; May 18, 2013; June 15, 2013; July 20, 2013; August 17, 2013; September 21, 2013; October 19, 2013; November 16, 2013
9am-4pm. Old Blanco County Courthouse Square, 310 Main St. 3rd Saturday of the month March through November with a special Christmas Market Day in Dec.
Fees/Admission Free.
Contacts 830-833-2211, .
Website
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February 9-10, 2013; March 9-10, 2013; April 13-14, 2013; May 11-12, 2013; June 8-9, 2013; July 13-14, 2013; August 10-11, 2013; September 14-15, 2013; October 12-13, 2013; November 9-10, 2013; December 14-15, 2013
10am-5pm. Main Plaza. Market Days has become synonymous with great shopping in an outdoor setting with artists, craftsmen and vendors showing their creative talents and wares to the background music of some of Texas' best homegrown musicians. Jewelry, plants, collectibles, antiques, and more. Great food with a local flavor.
Fees/Admission Free admission.
Contacts 210-844-8193.
Website
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February 9, 2013; March 9, 2013; April 13, 2013; May 11, 2013; June 8, 2013; July 13, 2013; August 10, 2013; September 14, 2013; October 12, 2013; November 9, 2013; December 14, 2013
5pm-8pm. On Second Saturdays the galleries and "Other Walls" of Boerne host joint openings. Come out and enjoy a glass of wine and the latest offerings on the Boerne Art Scene. Park your car and take the free trolley to see the "Best Art East of Santa Fe."
Fees/Admission Free.
Contacts 830-249-1500.
Website
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March 16, 2013
10am-2pm. Main Plaza. This community focused event provides Kendall County families of all ages with the opportunity to enjoy and learn about local services and organizations that are available. There will be entertainment and a lot of fun available for the whole family at this event!
Contacts 830-249-9511.
Website
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March 21-24, 2013
A coalition of Porsche enthusiasts including some Porsche Club of America’s members, the Lone Star 912 and the Early S registry have been gathering in the Texas Hill Country for more than 10 years. They enjoy scenic drives and the many attractions that the Hill Country has to offer. The rallye is open to all vintage Porsche model years up to 1973 with exceptions for special post 73 models.
Contacts 512-422-0234.
Website
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March 23, 2013
1:30pm-3pm. Boerne City Lake Park. Children of all ages are welcome. Multiple hunts scheduled. Free activities. Co-hosted by the Boerne Parks & Recreation Department, Boerne Police Officers Assn & the Boerne YMCA.
Fees/Admission Free entry.
Contacts 830-248-1543.
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March 15-26, 2013; March 19, 2013; March 21, 2013; March 22, 2013; March 23, 2013
Brady Civic Center. Heart of Texas Country Music Association celebrates their 24th year.
Fees/Admission See website for tickets.
Contacts 325-597-1895.
Website
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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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February 2, 2013; March 2, 2013; April 6, 2013; May 4, 2013; June 1, 2013; July 6, 2013; August 3, 2013; September 7, 2013; October 5, 2013; November 2, 2013; December 7, 2013; January 4
10am-4pm. 700 E. Adams St. Museum will present a special interpretive program at 11am. A tour of the caboose, plus the Lehnis Heart of Texas Model Railroad Club will be working on the new permanent model railroad layout and will be available for questions.
Contacts 325-643-6376.
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March 22, 2013
5:30pm-10pm. The Depot Cultural Center. An evening of fun, food, and wine. 100% of the proceeds benefit the animals at the Corinne T. Smith Animal Center. Includes a live auction and a silent auction featuring over a hundred items. Live music by Sun Duo.
Fees/Admission Tickets $50.
Contacts 325-642-1755.
Website
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March 28, 2013
11am-7pm. Brownwood Coliseum. The Empty Bowls Project of Good Samaritan Ministries is a community-wide event to raise awareness for hunger both locally and internationally. For a donation only, diners choose a hand-painted ceramic bowl and enjoy a simple meal of soup, bread and water. (more)
Contacts 325-203-2489.
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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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March 23-24, 2013
Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 11am-4pm. Buda City Park, Main St & Garrison St. Vendors from around the state and country will show items such as candles, gourmet foods, jewelry, handcrafted wooden items, art, gifts, hand-crafted pottery, antiques & collectibles, metal art, herbs and flowering plants, photography and so much more.
Fees/Admission Admission $3 (good for both days). $1 off with canned good.
Contacts 888-225-3427.
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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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.
Website
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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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March 9, 2013
7pm-9pm. Longhorn Cavern State Park, 6211 Park Road 4 S. Ledbetters Bluegrass Band will perform.
Fees/Admission Reservations recommended. Buy tickets online or by phone.
Contacts 512-756-4680.
Website
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March 23, 2013
9am-4pm. Burnet Community Center, 401 E. Jackson. Sponsored by the Highland Lakes Master Gardeners Assn, in conjunction with the Burnet Co. AgriLife Extension Service. Plants and supplies for every garden and so much more! Informative speakers, demonstrations, and a special children’s area.
Fees/Admission Free.
Contacts 512-588-0696.
Website
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March 16, 2013
Eagles Hall, 257 E. South St. 6pm free dance lesson, East Coast Swing. 7pm dancing to the music of the Moonlight Express Band. Theme is St. Patricks Day, dress is formal.
Fees/Admission $30 per couple and memberships available. Call to reserve seat.
Contacts 210-658-7667.
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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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March 9, 2013; June 8, 2013; September 13, 2013
8am-4pm. Houston Square, across from 610 Madrid St. Arts & Craft Booths, Food Vendors, Farmer's Produce Booths.
Contacts 830-741-2313.
Website
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March 9, 2013
4pm-7pm. Koenig Park. Enjoy a delicious all you can eat buffet of venison, catfish, shrimp boil, sausage, rabbit, chili, mountain oysters (calf fries), and BBQ wild hog. Plus a salad and fruit bar. Enjoy homemade wine courtesy of the Kempf brothers.
Fees/Admission $25.
Contacts 830-931-2826.
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March 16, 2013
7:30pm-9:30pm. Corner of Houston Square and The Alsatian Restaurant, 1403 Angelo St. Join us as we host a special event that includes a ghost tour in the dark shadowy streets of HIstoric Castroville. (more)
Fees/Admission Tickets $10.
Contacts 210-689-3063.
Website
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March 22, 2013
7:30pm-9:30pm. Corner of Houston Square and The Alsatian Restaurant, 1403 Angelo St. We will take you to visit 10 haunted places in Historic Castroville where ghosts of children/the ghost of Catherine, Woman dressed in black, and a Civil War Soldier and 20 other ghosts continue to linger in a physical world and where strange events can be heard, seen and photographed. (more)
Fees/Admission Tickets $10.
Contacts 210-689-3063.
Website
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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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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.
Website
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April 23, 2011; April 7, 2012; March 30, 2013
Hill Country Volkssportsverein. 5/10/15 km walk will emphasize the beauty of the Texas Hill Country in spring as well as showcase the Comfort Historic District.
Contacts 830-995-2421.
Website
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March 11-16, 2013
Neals Lodges. Kevin Fowler, Randy Rogers, Cody Canada, Whiskey Meyers, Kyle Park, Turnpike Troubadours, Stoney Larue, Dub Miller, and more. Live music at Joe Jimmys during the day. Wild hog catching during the week.
Contacts 830-232-6118.
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Mondays, Saturdays
Mon., 3pm-6pm. Sat., 10am-2pm. VFW 1506 parking lot, 1506 Veterans Ave..
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February 1, 2013; March 1, 2013; April 5, 2013; May 3, 2013; June 7, 2013; July 5, 2013; August 2, 2013; September 6, 2013; October 4, 2013; November 1, 2013; December 6, 2013
Frames & Things, 216 Cove Terrace. Held on the first Friday monthly. Different local artist featured at each event. Complimentary wine & cheese.
Contacts 254-547-8448.
Website
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March 23, 2013
8am-2pm. City Park - Fester's House.
Fees/Admission Free to public.
Contacts 254-542-2719.
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March 10, 2013
18301 FM 1826. Raise college scholarship funds for deserving local graduating seniors and to honor the life of Coach Keith Tuck and Sandra Tuck's eldest daughter Brittany. The day-long event includes live music, dancing, silent and live auctions, bbq luncheon, bbq cook off and many fun activities for the family. Featured musicians include Honeybrowne, Brandon Jenkins, Texas Renegade, Chad Hudson, Michael Myers, The Jerry Martin Band and Jeff Whitehead.
Contacts 936-334-6407.
Website
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March 22, 2013
7pm-11pm. 18315 FM 1826. Dinner, dancing, casino, and silent auction. Proceeds benefit the DS Education Foundation, supporting academic excellence in our school district.
Fees/Admission Tickets online.
Contacts 512-858-3063.
Website
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March 30, 2013
8pm. A re-enactment of the founding of Fredericksburg and the ensuing peace treaty with neighboring Indians with the inclusion of the German fable of the “Easter Bunny."
Location
Gillespie County Fairgrounds
Fees/Admission $10 adults, $1 children 6 to 12; under 6 free. Box seats available for $15. Call to purchase tickets in advance.
Contacts 830-997-2359.
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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.
Website
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Thursdays
4pm-7pm. Kinderall, W. Austin and N. Crockett. Live music, prepared foods at the Market Cafe and more.
Website
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March 1-9, 2013
Annual trail ride from Fredericksburg to Austin with nightly stops in Luckenbach, Stonewall, Johnson City, Blanco, Fisher, Wimberley and Driftwood. All welcome to join! Ride out at 9 am each morning. Visit website for more information.
Fees/Admission $65 per week night; $150 for the week.
Contacts 512-791-2503.
Website
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February 1, 2013; March 1, 2013; April 5, 2013; May 3, 2013; June 7, 2013; July 5, 2013; August 2, 2013; September 6, 2013; October 4, 2013; November 7, 2013; December 6, 2013
Participating art galleries stay open until 8 pm so visitors can experience fine art and true Texas hospitality along with special art exhibits and artist demonstrations the first Friday of every month. Fine Art, Fine Wine, Fine Times! Please stop by the Fredericksburg Visitor Information Center at 302 E. Austin to pick up the map of participating galleries.
Website
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March 8-16, 2013
Enjoy nightly concerts during Spring Break week. Most performances start at 8 pm and most are free--cover will be charged for some special shows. Please check the website for a complete list of entertainers, showtimes and cover charges.
Location
The Auslander
Contacts 830-997-7714
Website
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March 9-16, 2013
10am-5pm daily. Enjoy a memorable getaway with the entire family and travel back in time. Demonstrations and hands-on activities for children and adults illustrating daily life in early Fredericksburg and Gillespie County including blacksmithing, spinning, rope making, storytelling and folk singing.
Location
Fredericksburg Pioneer Museum
Fees/Admission Museum admission is $5 for adults; $3 for students; children under 5 are free.
Contacts 830-990-8441
Website
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September 10, 2011; February 11, 2012; April 14, 2012; August 11, 2012; January 12, 2013; February 9, 2013; March 9, 2013
New vocal and instrumental music, art and poetry by community members.
Location
Hill Country University Center
Fees/Admission By donation.
Contacts 830-997-6869.
Website
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March 9-16, 2013
10am-5pm. Pioneer Museum, 325 W. Main St. Enjoy a memorable getaway with the entire family and travel back in time. Demonstrations and hands-on activities for children and adults illustrating daily life in early Fredericksburg and Gillespie County including blacksmithing, spinning, rope making, storytelling and folk singing.
Fees/Admission $5 for adults; $3 for students; children under 5 are free.
Contacts 830-997-2835.
Website
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March 9-10, 2013
The National Museum of the Pacific War’s Pacific Combat Zone, 500 East Austin St., comes alive with tanks, flame thrower, uniformed actors and more. Presentations daily at 10:30am and 1pm and on Saturday at 3:30pm.
Fees/Admission $7.50 adults; $5 students; under 6 free. Online reservations available and recommended.
Contacts 830-997-8600.
Website
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March 9, 2013
7pm. Rance Norton, an up-and-coming musician, plays traditional country. Tickets available online. Rain or shine – no refunds!
Location
Pat's Hall
Fees/Admission $10 per person. Tickets also available at the door if not sold out.
Contacts 830-997-7574
Website
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March 9-16, 2013
Bicycle tours of Gillespie County and surrounding areas with distances of 40/70/100 miles daily. Rolling hills and challenging terrain. Visit Hill Country towns like Harper, Doss, Luckenbach, Comfort and more. Headquarters at the Sunset Inn, 900 S. Adams. Rides start at 9 am daily.
Fees/Admission Visit website to register.
Contacts 806-499-3210.
Website
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February 15-17, 2013; March 15-17, 2013; April 19-21, 2013; May 17-19, 2013; June 14-16, 2013; July 19-21, 2013; August 16-18, 2013; September 20-22, 2013; October 18-20, 2013; November 15-17, 2013; December 20-22, 2013; January 17-19
Fri-Sat, 9am-6pm. Sun, 9am-4pm. Shop with over 350 vendors. You will find 6 barns and acres of antiques, collectiles, tools, crafts, shabby chic, primitives, candles, hunting accessories, jewelry, unique clothing, food and so much more. Relax iln the Biergarten while listening to live music.
Location
Sunday Farms
Fees/Admission $3 parking fee is good all three days.
Contacts 830-990-4900. Vendor info, 210-846-4094.
Website
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March 15, 2013
10:30am. Pacific War Museum. 328 E Main St.. Bring the kids for a fun and educational time at the National Museum of the Pacific War. Past programs involved kite making, origami, scavenger hunt, grenade toss and bingo. No matter what the festivities your kids are going to enjoy it!
Fees/Admission Free.
Contacts , 830-997-8600 x 207.
Website
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March 16, 2013
Daytime events include music, song, storytelling, magic and Native Americans. Evening events include a beer and wine reception with BBQ plate dinner and live music concert by Mike Blakely.
Location
Fredericksburg Pioneer Museum
Fees/Admission Regular museum admission from 10 am to 4 pm $5 adults, $3 students, under 5 free. Evening admission from 5 to 9 pm $40 per person.
Contacts 830-990-8441
Website
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March 16, 2013
6:30pm. Hangar Hotel, 155 Airport Road. St. Patrick’s Day sock hop and 50's costume contest. Buddy & Beyond is a tribute to Buddy Holly and the history of rock ‘n roll.
Fees/Admission $30/person. Call to purchase tickets.
Contacts 830-997-9990.
Website
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March 22, 2013
6pm. Calling attention to world hunger – participants purchase a ceramic bowl hand-made by local artists which is then filled with delicious soup from local restaurants along with bread and water. Live music and silent auction as well.
Location
Pat's Hall
Fees/Admission $20.
Contacts 830-997-7574
Website
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March 22-24, 2013
Fri noon to 8 pm; Sat 9 am to 6 pm; Sun 11 am to 4 pm.
Location
Gillespie County Fairgrounds
Fees/Admission $6 adults; $5 seniors 65+; $5 kids 5 to 11; under 5 free.
Contacts 800-775-2774.
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March 23, 2013
Texas Hill Country/290 Wineries.
Website
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March 30, 2013
10am. Age-designated areas for children 10 and under. Face painting and visits with the Easter Bunny, too! Bring your basket!
Location
Fredericksburg Pioneer Museum
Contacts 830-997-2835.
Website
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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.
Website
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March 2, 2013
Registration: 7:30am. Run/Walk: 8:30am. Kid's Start: 9:30am. Hosted by New Braunfels Utilities. All proceeds help Communities in Schools purchase shoes for low-income school children. (more)
Fees/Admission $20. Kids free. $35 on race day.
Website
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March 2, 2013
To celebrate the 177th anniversary of Texas independence, Gruene Historic District is throwing a Texas-sized celebration with special offers and special events.
Location
Gruene
Contacts 830-629-5077
Website
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February 16-17, 2013; March 16-17, 2013; April 20-21, 2013; May 18-19, 2013; June 15-16, 2013; July 20-21, 2013; August 17-18, 2013; September 21-22, 2013; October 19-20, 2013; November 16-17, 2013
10am-5pm. All products sold are made by the vendors themselves. Gruene Market Days are held on the third full weekend of each month, February through November, and the first weekend of December.
Contacts 830-832-1721. .
Website
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February 15-17, 2013; February 21-23, 2013; February 28, 2013-March 2, 2013
7:30pm. By Nora and Delia Ephron, based on the book by Illene Beckerman. A play of monologues and ensemble pieces about women, clothes and memory covering all the important subjects—mothers, prom dresses, mothers, buying bras, mothers, hating purses and why we only wear black.
Location
The Point Indoor Theatre
Contacts 830-367-5121
Website
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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.
Website
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February 10, 2013; March 10, 2013; April 14, 2013; May 12, 2013; June 9, 2013; July 14, 2013; August 11, 2013; September 8, 2013; October 13, 2013; November 10, 2013; December 8, 2013; January 12
Second Sunday gallery reception. 1:30pm-4pm.
Location
TASTE Wine+Art
Contacts 830-868-9290
Website
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March 25, 2013
11am. 285 281 Loop Rd. Enjoy a traditional Mexican dinner including homemade cheese enchiladas, beef taco, tamale, rice, beans, tortilla, homemade salsa, dessert and iced tea. To-go plates available.
Fees/Admission Donation. Raffle tickets $1, six for $5.
Website
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January 26, 2013; February 23, 2013; March 30, 2013; April 27, 2013; May 25, 2013; June 29, 2013; July 27, 2013; August 31, 2013; September 28, 2013; October 26, 2013; November 30, 2013; December 28, 2013
4pm-8pm. 213 N Nugent Ave. Wine, contemporary fine art, sculpture & photography. Artists reception featuring the newest pieces by many wonderful artists. A Smith Gallery Fine Art Photography and TASTE Wine+Art.
Contacts 830-868-9290.
Website
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March 30, 2013
11am-10pm. Jones Brothers Park, 10301 Lakeside Drive. Come out and join us on the shores of Lake Travis in the Texas Hill Country for a truly fun, entertaining and delicious event. Authentic cajun style food, live zydeco music, and more. (more)
Fees/Admission Free to public. Fee for cook-off entry for teams.
Contacts Lago Vista & Jonestown Chamber of Commerce, 512-267-7952, .
Website
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February 7, 2013-March 3, 2013
Feb. 16, 1pm-3pm, public reception for February shows. Meet the artists and enjoy great refreshments. Earth & Sky: J’Nil Jackson’s Hand-Built Ceramics. Dynamic, sculptural & functional new work. Forever: A collection of work by area artists. Multi-media artists strut their stuff.
Location
Kerr Arts and Cultural Center
Fees/Admission Free.
Contacts 830-895-2911
Website
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February 1, 2013; March 1, 2013; April 5, 2013; May 3, 2013; June 7, 2013; July 5, 2013; August 2, 2013; September 6, 2013; October 4, 2013; November 1, 2013; December 6, 2013
6pm. Bring no more than 1 bottle of wine per every 2 people. Bring your own wine glass & finger foods are always welcome.
Location
Kerr Arts and Cultural Center
Fees/Admission Free to public.
Contacts 830-200-1483.
Website
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March 12, 2013
11:45am-12:45pm. Learn about the kingly sport of falconry from raptor expert Cynthia Burgin, who will bring a live raptor to the demonstration.
Location
Riverside Nature Center
Fees/Admission $3 RNC members, $6 nonmembers, free if a person joins at the meeting.
Contacts 830-257-4837
Website
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March 17, 2013
2pm. Naturalist and trail expert Susan Sander gives comprehensive details about the flora and fauna along the River Walk. Meet at the Town Creek overlook.
Location
Riverside Nature Center
Fees/Admission $3 per person, $5 family.
Contacts 830-257-4837
Website
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March 17, 2013
2pm-3:30pm. To celebrate the day of the Irish, join RNC naturalist Susan Sander to find out what’s turning green along the trail. Sander helped plan the landscaping on the trail. No RSVP needed. Wear comfortable shoes and plan to make the 1-1/2 mile round trip.
Location
Riverside Nature Center
Fees/Admission $3, $5/family.
Contacts 830-257-4837
Website
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January 17, 2013; February 16, 2013; February 21, 2013; March 21, 2013
11:30am-1:30pm. Interested individuals who know about the healing powers of plants that are native to this area, or persons wanting to know about them, meet to discuss those plants and herbs that have healing powers. Meeting includes a potluck meal. After the meal, gardeners go out to the community garden to tend the native medicinal plants. January focus is agarita. This group meets the 3rd Thursday of each month.
Location
Riverside Nature Center
Fees/Admission No reservations needed. Donations fund the garden.
Contacts 830-257-4837
Website
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March 23-30, 2013
RA Nursery, 7373 Hwy 27. With every purchase you make you will be able to hunt for an Easter Egg. Each egg will contain fun gifts for you to enjoy.
Contacts 830-995-3087.
Website
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March 2, 2013
10am-5pm. Killeen Civic and Conference Center, 3601 South W.S. Young Dr. Join us to celebrate the fine arts in the free day-long Killeen Salutes the Arts Event, where you can enjoy the works of professional artists, authors and illustrators in a fun and relaxing atmosphere.
Fees/Admission Free.
Contacts 254-501-3888.
Website
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March 30, 2013
7am-11am. Kingsland Community Center, 3451 Rose Hill Dr. Entertainment will be provided.
Fees/Admission Adults $5. Children 12 and under $3.
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March 3, 2013
Hays Performing Arts, 979 Kohler's Crossing Rd. Featuring the winners of the 2012 Young Artists Competition. Brian Kang, a 12-year-old form Hector P. Garcia Middle School will be playing the violin and performing Praeludium and Allegro by Fritz Kreisler. Tabitha Hoxie, a-16-year old homeschooled junior, will perform Max Bruch Violin Concerto, G Minor - Opus 26, first movement. Tyler Neufer, a 17-year-old senior at Canyon High School will perform Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Horn Concerto No. 3 in E flat Major, second and third movements.
Contacts 512-847-5608.
Website
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March 15, 2013
7pm. Gregg-Clarke Park, 1100 West Center St..
Fees/Admission Free.
Contacts 512-262-3939.
Website
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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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March 2-3, 2013
22nd annual Peleton Bike Race. Watch as hundreds of cyclists race around the “Teardrop Loop” of Highland Lakes Drive and Boggy Ford each day, 8am-4pm. Food, drinks, face painting and a bouncy house for the kids. Community Kid Fun Ride on Saturday at 3:45 right after the pro race finish.
Contacts 512-267-7952.
Website
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March 21-24, 2013
Lago Vista Players present Neil Simon's "Barefoot in the Park."
Location
K-Oaks Clubhouse
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March 16, 2013
Courthouse square.
Contacts 325-247-5354.
Website
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March 30, 2013
Come visit art studios in Llano. Demonstrations, showings, sales. Clay, fabric, glass, iron, leather, metal, paint, photography, wood.
Contacts 325-247-5354.
Website
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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.
Website
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March 17, 2013
11am-1:30pm. St. James Lutheran Church, 1401 Ford St..
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March 19, 2013
Doors open at 6:30, show starts at 7:30. Tickets are $15 each.
Location
Lantex Theatre
Fees/Admission Tickets $15.
Contacts 325-247-5354.
Website
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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.
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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February 2, 2013; March 2, 2013; April 6, 2013; May 4, 2013; June 1, 2013; July 6, 2013; August 3, 2013; September 7, 2013; October 5, 2013; November 2, 2013; December 7, 2013
Experience new food and make new friends. Each dinner features four amazing courses paired with new and past vintage Flat Creek Estate wines (some featured wines may only be available at the dinner). (more)
Location
Flat Creek Estate
Fees/Admission Purchase tickets online.
Contacts 512-267-6310
Website
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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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February 1, 2013; March 1, 2013; April 5, 2013; May 3, 2013; June 7, 2013; July 5, 2013; August 2, 2013; September 6, 2013; October 4, 2013; November 1, 2013; December 6, 2013; January 3
5pm-8pm. Every first Friday of the month in Mason, the community takes to the streets and studios of the Historic Mason Square and side streets to celebrate the local arts, to wine and dine and to hear music throughout the town. (more)
Contacts 325-347-5758.
Website
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March 1, 2013; April 5, 2013; May 3, 2013; June 7, 2013; July 5, 2013; August 2, 2013; September 6, 2013; October 4, 2013; November 1, 2013; December 6, 2013
Every First Friday of the month in Mason, the community takes to the streets and studios of the Historic Mason Square and side streets to celebrate the local arts, to wine and dine and to hear music throughout the town. (more)
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March 21, 2013; April 18, 2013; May 16, 2013
6pm-9pm. Sandstone Cellars. Started in Art Texas 1999. Our poetry slam will continue along with great original Texas music right there in Mason.
Contacts 512-217-4596.
Website
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March 23, 2013
Topaz celebration and live music. Sponsored by Gems of the Hill Country. (more)
Contacts 325-347-0475.
Website
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Saturdays
9am. Every Saturday in Medina.
Contacts 830-796-8337.
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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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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
Website
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March 16, 2013
10am-4pm. Benefits the New Braunfels Conservation Society.
Contacts 830-832-9699.
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March 16-17, 2013
178 Landa Park Dr. Exhibiting Exhibits, "How To" Demos, Grand Prize Drawing, Door Prizes, Activities for the Kids.
Fees/Admission Tickets $5 at the door. Children 12 & under free.
Contacts 830-609-4242.
Website
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March 23, 2013
Dusk. 164 Landa Park Drive. Each hunter should bring their own flashlight and basket. There will be prize eggs and lots of treats. Ages 2-14.
Fees/Admission $5 per person; registration at 830-221-4370.
Website
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March 23, 2013
9am-noon. Hosted by New Braunfels Puppy Playland, trying to create a dog park in our town. A fun 3K dog walk/run with band, agility set, booths, and activities until noon.
Fees/Admission Register online.
Contacts 830-221-5046.
Website
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March 28, 2013
6pm-7:30pm. Families can dye, design and decorate eggs at design and decoration stations. Cascarones instruction will also be held for those who want to learn the Mexican art of confetti egg making!
Fees/Admission $2 fee. All ages. Bring a dozen hardboiled eggs. Pre-registration is greatly appreciated.
Contacts Register at 830-221-4370.
Website
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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.
Website
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March 23-24, 2013
3pm-9pm. Sabinal City Park. Every year the event has been organized by the Sabinal Lions Club. This event brings together the best of this region in tow day of festivity. It offers a variety of fun and entertainment including: wild hog chasing, arts and crafts, games and rides, and plenty of good food.
Contacts 830-988-2709.
Website
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February 16, 2013; March 16, 2013; April 20, 2013; May 18, 2013; June 15, 2013; July 20, 2013; August 17, 2013; September 21, 2013; October 19, 2013; November 16, 2013; December 21, 2013; January 18
5pm-9pm. Dick's Classic Garage Car Museum, 120 Stagecoach Trail. Got a classic car? Bring it. Don't have one? Bring yourself! Dick's Cruise In Night is open to everyone! Every 3rd Saturday. So join us as we take a step back in time.
Fees/Admission Free admission.
Contacts 512-878-2406.
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March 22-23, 2013
Downtown Seguin. Live theater, music and dance, kids' talent show, activities, art exhibits, 80+ booths, 5K run, food, wine tasting, free salsa lessons.
Contacts 830-401-0810.
Website
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March 3, 2013
4pm-7pm. Jackson Auditorium, Texas Lutheran University. David Mairs, Music Director. Young Artist Competition Winner, Voice. Verdi: Overture from La forza del destino. Wagner: Three excerpts from Die Meistersinger. Mascagni: Intermezzo from Cavalleria Rusticana. Respighi: Pines of Rome.
Fees/Admission Reserved: $30; General Admission: $25 adult; $20 over 62, active military, college; $5 18 and under.
Contacts 830-372-8089.
Website
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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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March 23, 2013
Five separate routes of 10-mile-family, 30, 42, 62 and 85-miles throughout the scenic Texas Hill Country. As in the previous years, Luci Baines Johnson will lead a tour of the historical landmarks on the ranch. The rides will start on the LBJ Ranch air strip, in quick succession beginning at 9am and the tour of the ranch will start at 2:30pm. (more)
Fees/Admission Register online.
Contacts 830-868-7128.
Website
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March 22-24, 2013
Fri 6-10pm, Sat 10am-10pm, Sun 10am-6pm. Historic Train Depot, 201 S. Elm. 4 music stages, folk dancers, cloggers, food & beer, arts & crafts, 150 street vendors, antique shops, carnival rides, kinderfest, bicycle rally, fireworks. Alex Meixner Band, Alpenfest, Das Ist Lustig, Chris Rybak, more. Strolling music makers and entertainers.
Fees/Admission Free shuttle, admission, parking. Carnival arm band $15.
Contacts 281-379-6844.
Website
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February 8, 2013; March 8, 2013; April 12, 2013; May 10, 2013; June 14, 2013; July 12, 2013; August 9, 2013; September 13, 2013; October 11, 2013; November 8, 2013; December 13, 2013
6pm-9pm. Downtown Uvalde. Music, shopping, food & art.
Contacts 800-588-2533.
Website
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February 24-25, 2012; March 2-3, 2012; February 22, 2013-December 31, 1969; March 1-2, 2013
First United Methodist Church, 301 North High St. The Sahawe Indian Dancers are members of Boy Scout Troop and Venture Crew 181 in Uvalde. The Ceremonials feature dances of the Southwest Pueblos in a 2 hour program. Dances from the Taos, Hopi, Santa Clara and San Juan Pueblos are presented. The elaborate costumes, songs, dances, history and folklore are enjoyed by audiences of all ages. They will perform 3 times each weekend, and it is a show to watch that is sure to be enjoyed by all ages.
Fees/Admission Adults $6. Children 4-11 & seniors $3. Children under 4 and uniformed boy or girl scouts free.
Contacts 830-261-9568.
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March 1-2, 2013
Quilt exhibit, vendors, lunch and concession. Drawing for Quilt of Houses donation quilt at 4pm Sat.
Location
Herby Ham Activity Center
Fees/Admission $3 per quilt entry fee. Call for info. $3 admission to show.
Contacts 830-278-8085.
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January 26-27, 2013; February 23-24, 2013; March 23-24, 2013; April 27-28, 2013; May 25-26, 2013; June 22-23, 2013; July 27-28, 2013; August 24-25, 2013; September 28-29, 2013; October 26-27, 2013; November 23-24, 2013
9am-5pm. Memorial Park, 337 E Main St. Tree shaded park along the banks of the quiet Leona River provides the perfect setting for an afternoon of shopping, music, and great food. Vendors provide an incredible variety of arts and crafts, plants, wearables, jewelry, collectibles, antiques, and much much more! Bring the family, sit back, and enjoy the area's favorite musical talent, eats, and bargains.
Fees/Admission Free.
Contacts 210-844-8193, 830-249-5530, .
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January 24, 2013; February 28, 2013; March 28, 2013; April 25, 2013; May 23, 2013; June 27, 2013; July 25, 2013; August 22, 2013; September 26, 2013; October 24, 2013; November 28, 2013; December 26, 2013
3pm-7pm on the beautiful downtown square in Uvalde, Texas. A local food event featuring produce and products from within a 100 mile radius.
Contacts 830-278-9571.
Website
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March 2, 2013; April 6, 2013; May 4, 2013; June 1, 2013; July 6, 2013; August 3, 2013; September 7, 2013; October 5, 2013; November 2, 2013; December 7, 2013
7pm-4pm. 601 FM 2325. First Saturday of the month from March through December. The oldest outdoor market in the Texas Hill Country and the second-largest in the state. We feature over 475 booths of everything you can't live without. Come stroll our tree-shaded paths, listen to live music and shop to your heart's content.
Fees/Admission Free admission.
Website
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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.
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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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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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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March 8-9, 2012; March 1-2, 2013; March 15-16, 2013
8pm. Katherine Anne Porter School, 515 FM 2325. Join The Rep Theatre as we explore the question: How far would you go to get your kid into the right college? Richard Dresser tries to answer the question in hilarious and shocking new ways in his comedy. Performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 p.m. March 1-16. Seating is limited, so reservations are strongly suggested.
Fees/Admission Purchase tickets online or at the door. Call to reserve your seat.
Contacts 512-395-7043.
Website
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February 8-10, 2013; February 15-17, 2013; February 22-24, 2013; March 1-3, 2013
Fri-Sat 7:30pm. Sun 2:30pm. By Arthur Miller. Directed by Aaron Johnson. An American classic and winner of the 1949 Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award for Best Play, “Salesman” has also been honored three times as Best Revival in its returns to Broadway. (more)
Location
Wimberley Playhouse
Fees/Admission Tickets $18; students $9. Buy tickets online or call 512-847-0575.
Contacts 512-847-0575
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Saturdays, Sundays during March 2-24, 2013; March 5, 2013
Sat 10am, Sun 2pm, March 5 10am. EmilyAnn Theatre & Gardens, 1101 FM 2325. New Children's Theatre Series.
Contacts 512-847-6969.
Website
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February 9, 2013; March 9, 2013; April 13, 2013; May 11, 2013; June 8, 2013; July 13, 2013; August 10, 2013; September 14, 2013; October 12, 2013; November 9, 2013; December 14, 2013
4pm-7pm. Eight to ten art galleries stay open late in and around Wimberley Square. Open 4pm to 7pm with wine, cheese, nibbles and lots of original art from the Hill Country. Look for the banners, stop at any gallery and get a map for the trail.
Fees/Admission Free.
Contacts 830-708-7433.
Website
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March 16, 2013
Lions Market Day Pavilion, 601 FM 2325.
Contacts 512-426-5225.
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February 16, 2013; March 16, 2013; April 20, 2013; May 18, 2013; June 15, 2013; July 20, 2013; August 17, 2013; September 21, 2013; October 19, 2013; November 16, 2013; December 21, 2013
10am-2pm. King Feed, 14210 Ranch Road 12. All available dogs have been fully vetted; they are heartworm negative, micro chipped and they have been spayed or neutered. Puppies have been vetted, dewormed and had their shots. If you adopt a puppy from us, WAG Rescue provides a spay/neuter voucher through Emancipet.
Contacts 512-917-5630.
Website
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January 23, 2013; February 27, 2013; March 27, 2013; April 24, 2013; May 22, 2013; June 26, 2013; July 24, 2013; August 28, 2013; September 25, 2013; October 23, 2013; November 27, 2013
10:15am. Fourth Wednesdays at the Visitors Center, 14100 Ranch Road 12. Come on out for a social whether you are new to the area or just wanting to meet new friends. The group is open to new & old residents--anyone that would like to be in a social fun group.
Fees/Admission Yearly dues $15.
Contacts 512-847-2849.
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