In This Issue — Events and more for October 2010. Explore the all the great events in Brenham and Washington County. Plus stories from Fredericksburg, Blanco, Dripping Springs, Llano, Johnson City, Marble Falls, Comfort, Boerne, Medina, New Braunfels, Plano, Kerrville, and more.
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— Scarecrows are the theme at the annual festival in the town of Chappell Hill in Washington County. Read more about all the fun festivals
held in Brenham and Washington County, Texas. Photo courtesy the Brenham & Washington County CVB.
Hens and Roosters
The old saying “Birds of a feather flock together” couldn’t be truer for patrons of Hen House Café in Comfort. Those who love great food and good times just naturally find their way to the tables in this hometown restaurant, where the food is always tasty and always, absolutely, made
Five years ago, Wendy Jimenez and her husband, Daniel, found themselves the owners of the Hen House and haven’t stopped running since. Read More
Ruby’s Emporium Has What You’re Looking For
If you want it, Ruby’s Emporium has it. From antiques, to collectibles, to unique hand made furniture and décor, Sandy Pedrazas leaves no stone unturned when looking for great items to include in her one of a kind shop in Dripping Springs.
As if everything-you-could-ever-want isn’t enough, Sandy has expanded! Ruby’s Emporium now includes the awesome Ruby’s Boutique, which carries vintage and resale clothes, boots, hats purses and jewelry! Read More
The Art Landscape in Johnson City just gained another attraction!
Already known as “The place for Contemporary Art in the Hill Country”, Johnson City’s art scene has gained another venue. DaVino & daVinci Painting Parties Studio has opened at 305 E Main (Hwy. 290W).
Described as painting classes for non-painters (in a party environment) daVino & daVinci offers all-supplies-included classes, in which each student will complete a painting in one three-hour session. Read More
Festivals & Fun Highlight Events in Brenham & Washington County
Among the green rolling hills and winding roads of this Central Texas rural area, you’ll find interesting activities and a fun and friendly atmosphere like no other location in the state.
Brenham, the largest town in Washington County, is located halfway between Houston and Austin on Hwy. 290, and is the home of Blue Bell ice cream, a restored Main Street district, and historic homes and churches. Read More
The Amish Market
What is an Amish Market doing in the Texas Hill Country? It’s not so much of a stretch as you might think; the rugged German pioneers who settled Fredericksburg had quite a bit in common with today’s “Pennsylvania Dutch,” and their relatives in Ohio and Indiana. For Michael and Mary Monahan, the old-fashioned craftsmanship of Amish furniture and the healthy, natural food items that are their trademark, provided the perfect inventory for a successful shop in the Hill Country. Read More
“You won’t believe your eyes”
The Lone Star Gourd Festival, which takes place every year at the Gillespie County Fairgrounds in Fredericksburg, Texas, is becoming a great art destination for gourd enthusiasts.
An added feature this year is the Modified Competition Divisions and Categories with more teachers and classes than ever before. See what can be created from a gourd, jewelry, sculpture, decorative art, vessels, functional objects and more.
The purpose of the extraordinary Festival is to promote interest in and appr ... Read More
Wildseed Farms’ “Monarch Celebration” to be held October 16 and 17
Wildseed Farms, located in the scenic hill country of Texas, will hold its annual Monarch Celebration the weekend of October 16th and 17th, 2010. Held to celebrate the Monarch butterfly’s annual migration from the southern borders of Canada to the mountains of Mexico, Wildseed Farms will again participate in the Monarch Watch program sponsored by the University of Kansas. Read More
Dream and Plan on a Tour of Extraordinary Homes
Hilltop views, clear skies, flowing streams, and friendly faces makes the Hill Country a welcoming haven for those seeking a peaceful life. Come experience this extraordinary lifestyle in three unique Hill Country cities during the 2010 Hill Country Tour of Homes.
This year’s Tour features 11 beautiful homes that are open to visitors during the weekends of October 22-24 and 29-31. Read More
Blanco Chamber of Commerce Golf Open
The Blanco Chamber of Commerce is organizing its 1st Annual Golf Open, scheduled for Monday, October 18, 2010 at Vaaler Creek Golf Club.
The afternoon promises a good time for all with a shot gun start at noon. Play will follow a four-man scramble format with handicap. The $85 golfer registration fee includes a cart, green fees, lunch and dinner. Read More
Hunters Welcome in Llano, Texas
Llano is frequently referred to as the Deer Capital of Texas. With the fall temperature change, Llano experiences an influx of hunters from all over the United States.
To show appreciation for them traveling through Llano, stopping, shopping, and stocking up on deer corn and supplies, the Llano Chamber of Commerce hosts an annual Hunter’s Appreciation event on the Friday before deer hunting season officially opens.
This November 5th, as our hunters are passing through Llano, the chamber wil ... Read More
It’s Empty Bowls Time
The 13th Annual Empty Bowls event, sponsored by Dripping Springs Helping Hands, Inc., will be held at Sunset Canyon Pottery, 4002 E. Highway 290 in Dripping Springs, on Sunday, November 7, 2010 from 11 A.M. until 3 P.M.
This popular event benefits the Helping Hands Food Pantry, which twice each week serves over 300 households who simply do no have enough to eat. Read More
Circle the Wagons
The Roundup for HOPE, a two-day cowboy music festival with Michael Martin Murphey and chuck wagon cook-off, is coming to the 2,700 acre Hidden Falls Adventure Park in Marble Falls, October 23rd and 24th. All proceeds will benefit A Place of HOPE, a charitable healthcare clinic in Marble Falls that services those in need in the Highland Lakes area. Read More
Record Crowds Expected at 6th Annual Boerne Wild West Day
Attendance at the Sixth Annual Boerne Wild West Day will exceed 5,000, according to the event’s sponsor, the Rotary Club of Boerne. The day-long festival features gunslingers, pioneer reenactments, stagecoach rides, hayrides, a kiddie corral, a petting zoo, live music and more. Enchanted Springs Ranch in Boerne will host the event on Saturday, October 23 from 10 a.m. Read More
Great Hill Country Pumpkin Patch
When fall is in the air the first thing that comes to mind is always beautiful maple leaves and pumpkins! Most everyone can recall special memories of visiting a pumpkin patch to pick a big round bright orange pumpkin and the fun you have as a family carving wonderful faces and eating homemade pumpkin pie.
Love Creek Orchards, pioneers of the Texas Apple industry have been hosting the Great Hill Country Pumpkin Patch for the past 16 years. Read More
“True Grit” Returns to Old Courthouse
“True Grit” is returning to the Old Blanco County Courthouse on October 23, 2010. That is the date and theme of the Old Blanco County Courthouse Preservation Society’s (OBCCPS) annual fundraiser benefitting the Old County Courthouse in Blanco, Texas. This year’s event is being dramatically expanded to appeal to all age groups, interests and price points. Read More
Town of Comfort Welcomes the Fall Harvest Season with Scarecrow Invasion and Annual Antiques Show
Visitors to the Texas Hill Country know that fall has officially arrived when they see the smiling faces of scarecrows begin to appear in Comfort for the town’s annual Scarecrow Invasion. The event celebrates the autumn beauty of the Texas Hill Country and the harvest season.
Prime viewing for these cleverly themed and colorfully decorated characters is from October 15 through November 2. Read More
Celebrate Art at ARToberfest
The New Braunfels Art League celebrates autumn by inviting artists from across the country to participate in ARToberfest, a juried competition and thirty-nine day exhibit. Artist may enter up to three pieces of work on Friday, October 1 from 11am to 7pm at the New Braunfels Art League Gallery at 239 West San Antonio St. Read More
First Annual Two Day Texas Pet Expo Brings Exhibits, Experts, Entertainment
The Texas Pet Expo is the first show of its kind in North Texas and guarantees to be the ultimate source of education, entertainment, expert care – and fun - for pet owners of all kinds.
The two-day event will feature exhibits, shows and demonstrations presented by some of the leading pet authorities and trainers from across the country. Read More
Kerr Arts & Cultural Center Hosts Texas Furniture Makers Show
The Eleventh Annual Texas Furniture Makers Show® takes place October 21 through December 4, 2010 at Kerr Arts and Cultural Center’s gallery in the renovated “old post office” at 228 Earl Garrett St., Kerrville, Texas.
This juried exhibition is a statewide competition featuring handcrafted pieces by the best custom furniture makers in Texas and is co-sponsored by Woodcraft Texas, a national retail chain of specialty woodworking tools and equipment located in San Antonio, Austin, Houston, ... Read More
Hill Country Alliance Announces Calendar Photograph Contest Winners and 2011 Calendar Release
Winning shots capture the beauty and cultural heritage of the Texas Hill Country while raising public awareness and offering daily inspiration for preserving its natural resources
The remains of an ancient cypress rise from an autumnal creek’s mist, trail riders gather for cowboy coffee on a fog shrouded morning, and cotton candy rows of a peach orchard in bloom foretell of summer sweetness. Read More