In This Issue — Llano Crawfish Open, Emily Ann Theatre and Gardens in Wimberley, Johnson City is Bursting with Color, Wimberley Arts Fest Showcases Variety on The Square, Apr. 28, Second Annual Wings Over the Hills Returns to Fredericksburg, Wimberley Pie Social Set for April 14, Bastrop's Yesterfesy has one foot in its pioneer past, and more!
Cover Photo — Crawfish races is just one of the fun events at the Llano Crawfish Open.
Music, Games, Fun, 13,000 Pounds of Crawfish
23rd Annual Llano Crawfish Festival Slated for April 20-21
Twenty-three short years ago, a group of friends – hunters from Beaumont and local Llanoites – decided to have a golf tournament with a crawfish boil and barbecue afterward.
They all agreed that money raised from the event would be donated to a Llano man in need of a motorized wheelchair; and thus the Llano Crawfish Open was born. Read More
EmilyAnn Theatre and Gardens
Perhaps the most magical place in Wimberley lies almost hidden off of Ranch Road 2325 just north of town. It’s the EmilyAnn Theatre, an outdoor amphitheater surrounded by several acres of gardens, nature paths, play spaces, secondary theaters, and memorials.
Remarkably, this place was built entirely by donations and volunteers- an outpouring of love by the community.
Ann and Norm Rolling founded the theater after their 16-year-old daughter, Emily Ann, died in a traffic accident in 1996. Read More
Johnson City is Bursting with Color
Johnson City is located at the crossroads of the Texas Hill Country, 48 miles west of Austin, 60 miles north of San Antonio, and 30 miles east of Fredericksburg. Johnson City provides the perfect getaway where you can visit our historic areas, enjoy our art galleries, visit our local vineyards, and more. Read More
Second Annual Wings Over the Hills Returns to Fredericksburg
Area residents are invited for a naturally wonderful weekend in Fredericksburg at the second annual Wings Over The Hills nature festival at Lady Bird Johnson Municipal Park on the last weekend in April.
Scheduled Friday, April 27 through Sunday, April 29, the event focuses on the varied and unique winged creatures of the Texas Hill Country – birds, butterflies, dragonflies, bats, and bees – with guided tours, lectures, photography class, exhibits, and more.
“We’ve got something for ev ... Read More
Wimberley Arts Fest Showcases Variety on The Square, Apr. 28
The fourth annual Wimberley Arts Fest will take place April 28 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on The Square.
The event, hosted by the Wimberley Valley Art League, showcases all the arts— visual, music, theater, and dance.
Headlining the music on the main stage will be Sara Hickman, 2010-2011 State Musician of Texas. Read More
Wimberley Pie Social Set for April 14
The Wimberley Pie Social happens for the 22nd consecutive year on April 14. It’s a way to welcome in Spring with a nostalgic connection to the way villages used to socialize in the past—quite appropriate considering that the event is sponsored by the Wimberley Institute of Cultures.
Pie may be the ultimate comfort food and you can get a wide variety at the Pie Social, along with hot dogs, chips, drinks, and sno-cones.
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With one foot in its pioneer past...
...and another in its bustling present, Bastrop is pulling out all the stops to celebrate Yesterfest, Saturday, April 28 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The backdrop is Bastrop’s historic 1800’s-era downtown; the event harkens that period with demonstrations of pioneer crafts— cowboy cooking, spinning, weaving, felting, quilting, wood carving, and ironsmithing, to name just a few. Read More
Hill Country Film Festival Turns to Texas Based Organizations to Sponsor 2012 Event
Festival Organizers Partner with Goodwill Industries of Central Texas, H-E-B, Texas Film Commission, and TCU College of Communication to Showcase Independent Filmmaking
The Hill Country Film Festival (HCFF), an independent film event held in the heart of the Texas Hill Country, Fredericksburg, Texas (April 26-29, 2012), today announced it has secured Goodwill Industries of Central Texas, H-E-B, Texas Film Commission, and TCU College of Communication as sponsors for the 2012 festival.
“These ... Read More
Fredericksburg Restaurants Featured at “What’$ It Worth?” Cocktail Reception
Top Fredericksburg restaurants will provide the culinary magic for the Pre-Event Cocktail Reception on Friday evening, April 20, part of the What’$ It Worth? Appraisal event at the Pioneer Museum in Fredericksburg.
Hors d’oeuvres and desserts from Amish Market, Bejas, Chocolat, Dutchman's, Fredericksburg Fudge, Navajo Grill, Sophie's, Sugar and Smoke, and Sunset Grill will be served inside the Historic Sanctuary and Social Hall from 6:30 until 9 p.m. Read More
Pioneering the Grape and Other Flora in the Hill Country: Yesterday and Today
Plan to attend the 1st Annual Muesebach Lecture Series, organized in celebration of the 200th anniversary of J.O. Meusebach’s birth. The title of this year’s program, "Pioneering the Grape and Other Flora in the Hill Country: Yesterday and Today," honors Meusebach and his contemporaries’ interests in raising grapes and wine production in the region.
This program links past and present interests in the grape and the vision of its role in the future of the Texas Hill Country. Read More
Run for the Hills at Race in Bulverde
“Run for the Hills” is the theme of the 13th annual 5K “Run/Walk for the Hills” event to be held Saturday, May 5, 2012 in Bulverde, Texas, just north of San Antonio. The event is sponsored by the Bulverde Senior Center and the race headquarters will be at their location, 30280 Cougar Bend in Bulverde one mile west of Hwy 281, off of FM 1863.
The race, with various age categories, will start at 8:30 AM in Bulverde and winds its way through the Texas Hill Country. Read More
Youth, Couth & Color at KACC in April
While T.S. Eliot began his "Waste Land" with the line "April is the cruelest month", at KACC one might argue that April is the coolest month, with three shows as different as they are exciting.
The "Youth" part of April will be provided by the 11th annual "Hill Country Youth Art Show" Read More