In This Issue — It’s the Great Hill Country Pumpkin Patch at Love Creek Orchards in Medina, Dripping Springs Empty Bowls Project, Bandera Annual Hunters BBQ & Outdoor Expo, CTMC's “Pink” Events for the Fight Against Breast Cancer, Wimberley Quicksand Grill, ARToberfest, Texas Quilt's New Exhibit, Llano Chuck Wagon Cook-Off, Rainwater Revival, Comfort Crockery, Comfort Village Fall Antique Show, Johnson City, and more.
It's the Great Hill Country Pumpkin Patch
Beautiful maple trees, cooler weather, and bright orange pumpkins mark the beginning of the Texas Hill Country fall season, and nobody celebrates it better than Love Creek Orchards, home of the Great Hill Country Pumpkin Patch. Love Creek Orchards, pioneers of the Texas Apple industry, have been hosting the Great Hill Country Pumpkin Patch for the past 19 years. Read More
3rd Annual Rainwater Revival Set for Oct. 27
Day of fun, music and speakers helps citizens and businesses learn how to capture and use rainwater for drinking and irrigation
In Texas there’s an old saying, “When it rains it never stops, and when it stops it never rains.” When the rain does come, you can be ready to collect that sweet water from the sky and use it indoors and out! Read More
50th Annual Hunters BBQ & Outdoor Expo Set for Nov. 2 at Bandera’s Mansfield Park
Since 1962, the community of Bandera County has demonstrated its appreciation to the thousands of hunters who call Bandera “home” for the whitetail deer hunting season each year. Fifty years ago, the Bandera County Chamber of Commerce decided it was high time to show appreciation to the hundreds of deer hunters who visited Bandera County each fall. Read More
BAM! Bringing Music to the Texas Hill Country
Where in the Hill Country can one go to get instruction from world-class professional musicians? BAM!
BAM!, or Bulverde Academy of Music, was founded by Grammy award-winning Bobby Flores, who has taken his love of music and created a place where serious musicians can come to learn and grow, getting instruction from accomplished artists such as himself in a setting that is relaxing enough that even those just starting out on an instrument feel comfortable learning.
Located in Bulverde, just no ... Read More
Buggy Barn Museum Hosts First Annual Western Showcase
On November 2, 3, and 4, Buggy Barn Museum will be hosting the world championship knife-throwing competitions. Noted knife thrower Mike “Alamo” Bainton and other members of the International Knife Throwers Hall of Fame will be performing. Competitors from all over the world will be traveling to Blanco to participate and display their precision knife-throwing skills.
The admission to the event is $10/day or $20 for the weekend, and children under 5 years old are free. Read More
Chuck Wagon Cook-Off, Heritage Days Festival, & Ranch Rodeo Returns to Banks of Llano River for Octo
The Llano River Chuck Wagon Cook-off will take place on the banks of the beautiful Llano River in Badu Park, Friday, October 19 through Sunday, October 21. Anyone wanting to explore the wonders of a historic downtown and county courthouse are welcome for the festivities of the Llano Heritage Days Festival on the square. Read More
CTMC Expands “Pink” Events to Raise Local Awareness, Funds for the Fight Against Breast Cancer
Thanks to the addition of more partners in its efforts to raise awareness and funding for the local fight against breast cancer, Central Texas Medical Center’s (CTMC) annual ‘pink’ activities have grown beyond the month of October. This year, activities will stretch from early September through the month of October.
In addition to the annual Mayors’ proclamation, this year the new CTMC lantern will glow pink all month long as a beacon of hope for those suffering from breast cancer and ... Read More
Empty Bowls Project Fills Bowls in Need
On November 4, the 15th Empty Bowls Project will be held in Dripping Springs to help local folks in need to fill their own bowls.
Dripping Springs Helping Hands, a group dedicated to feeding the hungry and helping out in other ways in the community, will present the project at Sunset Canyon Pottery.
Those gathering for the event will get a handcrafted, one-of-a-kind bowl, a heaping helping of soup, bread, and desert in return for a donation.
Those who donate get to keep a bowl as a reminder ... Read More
Enjoy the Cooler, Fall Season at Comfort Village Fall Antique Show
October in the Hill Country is resplendent as we begin to see fall colors on our beautiful Spanish Oaks, get a respite from the hot summer, and start to enjoy the cooler weather of the fall.
October is also the month that Comfort celebrates the 26th Anniversary of the Comfort Village Antiques Show. Read More
Johnson City-A Presidential Hometown
Johnson City, featured in the August issue of Texas Monthly, is located at the crossroads of the Texas Hill Country and provides the perfect getaway where you can visit our historic areas, and enjoy our art galleries which include Taste Wine + Art, Western Art & Artifacts, A. Smith Gallery, and LMC Murals. Read More
League Announces ARToberfest
The New Braunfels Art League Gallery is proud to announce its annual ARToberfest held in conjunction with Wurstfest.
This is an open to all, juried competition with cash prizes for first, second, and third place in six categories: oil/acrylic, water media, sculpture/pottery, pastel/drawing, photography, and all other.
There is also a sponsor’s choice award selected by our ARToberfest sponsor, H-E-B.
For complete information about entering the competition, go to the New Braunfels Art League ... Read More
Quicksand Grills Up Good Food at Wimberley Golf Course
Hungry? You’ll find the best hamburger in the Wimberley area at a place you might not expect: the grill at a golf course.
Yes, the tiny Quicksand Grill at Woodcreek’s Quicksand Golf Course is the place to find five different burgers that you’ll want to eat slowly because you’ll want to savor every bite.
They’ve got burgers topped with a choice of cheeses, topped with chiles, topped with mushrooms, and topped with green olives. Read More
Rodeo Returns to Blanco
The rodeo's coming October 19 and 20, so pull on your boots, grab your ropes, pick up your date for the evening, and head to Yett Park in Blanco! It's the Second Annual EB Franklin Memorial Rodeo, produced by Lester Meier Rodeo Company, and a good time will be had by all!
Thursday, October 18, there will be a jackpot county roping, open to Blanco and surrounding counties, with buckles going to open and incentive winners. Read More
Seguin’s Pecan Fest Heritage Days Celebrates the Big Pecan
Pecan Fest Heritage Days in Seguin will be held the weekend of Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, October 26-28, and offers events and activities throughout Seguin all three days.
Friday kicks off with a golf tournament, a free street dance and hat parade in downtown Seguin, a haunted house, and plenty of live entertainment. Read More
Texas Quilt Museum Debuts New Exhibit
The Texas Quilt Museum announces its first new exhibition following the blockbuster three-part, year-long opening exhibition, "Texas Quilts Today: Selections from Lone Stars III." Opening on Oct. 4 and running through Dec. 30, "Celebrating Great Quilts" will feature traditional antique quilts from the International Quilt Festival Collection, 500-plus quilts amassed by Karey Bresenhan and Nancy Puentes, co-founders of the Museum. Read More
Uptown Blanco Hosts 2nd Annual Quilt Show
The show, Wildflowers in Celebration of Lady Bird’s 100th Birthday, runs from Friday, October 12 – Sunday, October 14 in the Uptown Blanco Arts & Entertainment complex in downtown Blanco, TX, featuring traditional and contemporary quilts made by quilters throughout Texas in a variety of categories. This year’s judge is Martha Tsihlas of delSol Quilts in Austin, Texas.
Also on display will be one of Lady Bird Johnson’s family quilts, along with a few pieces of furniture on loan from the ... Read More
Weaving Our Own Tale
Celebrating their third year in business, Comfort Crockery/The Loom Room continues to grow, bringing in new regional artisans and adding custom weaving and lessons to their repertoire. On October 19, 20, and 21, there will be door prizes, a drawing for a $50 gift certificate, and in-store specials and surprises including recipe sampling using foods available in the shop. Read More