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The cooler weather of fall and winter doesn’t just mean the leaves have started to change colors; there are still plenty of things to do here. In the fall, the brilliantl reds, golds and orange colors inspire the artist in everyone with a palette of colors that even the Catskills, the Great Smoky Mountains, and the Ozarks would envy.
The 2017 Texas Mesquite Arts Festival returns to Fredericksburg, Texas, on October 13, 14 and 15. Juried artists from around Texas and beyond will gather in Fredericksburg’s Marktplatz for a three-day celebration of the exquisite and attractive mesquite. The festival, like mesquite wood itself, has come a long way since the first event in 1992.
Love the Fall Season? Nobody celebrates fall better than Love Creek Orchards, home of the Great Hill Country Pumpkin Patch. Love Creek Orchards; pioneers of the Texas Apple industry will be hosting the Great Hill Country Pumpkin Patch for 24th year beginning October 7th. . The event will be open to the public every Saturday, Sunday and Monday in October and open for school tours each Thursday and Friday. “We want children to experience a day on the farm and have fun, says owner Bryan Hutz ...
The 4th Annual Dripping Springs Songwriters Festival is back, October 20 – October 22nd The Festival will have over 60 FREE elite songwriter showcases featuring over 45 songwriters from all over the US and internationally. They will be telling the story behind and performing their original songs in 6 intimate venues in the Historic District of downtown Dripping Springs.
Historic Building Materials began in 2013, due to an addiction. Whether or not that addiction is bad, depends entirely upon who you ask! After erecting a circa 1850 Wisconsin barn on his ranch, Jim Cauthen decided one barn wasn’t nearly enough to satisfy his love for reclaimed wood. He soon talked his life-long friend, Gary Lamb, into partnering on a business venture that would later become Historic Building Materials.
The Rainwater Revival + Hill Country Living Festival – an annual event of the Hill Country Alliance – returns to the Dripping Spring Ranch Park on Saturday, November 4, from 10am to 5pm. It’s free and family friendly. This event is a major expansion from the past seven years of Rainwater Revival, now with a broader focus on the programs of the Hill Country Alliance – water, land, night sky and community.
October 21 is the date for the 13th Annual Llano River Chuck Wagon Cook-off and the second annual Llano PRCA EXTREME Bull Riding at the John L Kuykendall Arena. This year there will be two added events to the weekend. On Saturday morning at Badu Park, in addition to the chuck wagon cook-off is the Texas State Title Cobbler Championship, cobblers can be cooked at home or on site.
122nd Fair & Rodeo
Excitement is in the air as things are really gearing up for the upcoming 112th Annual Kendall County Fair. The Fair will be held Labor Day Weekend and will have the Queen’s Court crowning on Thursday, August 31. The doors open at 5 pm on Friday, September 1 and there will be all day entertainment in the form of music, magic and ventriloquist acts, and all sorts of activities through Sunday, September 3. Saturday morning will be the annual Fair Parade through downtown Boerne.
Don’t miss Labor Day weekend in Bandera, Cowboy Capital of the World! Bandera’s cowboy heritage is especially celebrated during Labor Day weekend. In the late 1800’s, Bandera became a major gathering place for over 10 million head of Longhorn cattle. The Longhorns were gathered and herded via the famous Western Trail to northern railheads in Nebraska, Montana and even Canada. On Labor Day Weekend, Bandera, the Cowboy Capital of the World, will be transformed back to that magical time ...
The year was 1823, and on the fifth day of the eighth month, the Father of the great state of Texas, Stephen F. Austin, called into service a corps of ten men. These men were to act as rangers, protecting the hundreds of families that had arrived in Texas following the Mexican War of Independence. Since that time, the Texas Rangers have evolved into one of the most elite and well-respected law enforcement agencies in the nation.