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Upcoming Events

Ed Ruscha

Jan. 11-July 12

The iconic American artist and pioneer of the Pop Art movement, whose career spans 60 years, debuts ...

Gabriel García Márquez

Feb. 1-July 19

The Ransom Center digs into its collection for "The Making of a Global Writer," an exhibition featur...

The Bellamy Brothers in Concert

July 16 rescheduled date

Howard and David Bellamy continue to prove that the trail they’ve ridden to fame has been as uniqu...

Deutschen Pfest

Oct. 16-18

Pflugerville’s most popular pfestival, the Deutschen Pfest is always bursting with pfun beginning ...

LBJ 100 Bicycle Tour

Oct. 10

Termed “A Ride to Preserve History,” the LBJ 100 Bicycle Tour has become an iconic Texas Hill Co...

Moontower Comedy and Oddity Festival

Sept. 16-19

Founded in 2012, the festival offers a diverse mix of comedians, podcasts, and performers from aroun...

Food and Wine Festival

Nov. 13-15

The annual culinary extravaganza offers three days of delicious food and wine along with panels and ...

"Lady Bird: Beyond the Wildflowers"

April 4, 2020-August 8, 2021

This new exhibition celebrates the life and legacy of former first lady of the United States, Lady B...

Festival of the Arts

Nov. 7-8

At this two-day juried fine arts show and sale, more than 100 artists working in a variety of media ...

Kerrville Folk Festival

Oct. 8-18

The longest continuously running music festival in the United States offers 18 days and nights of mu...

The Wittliff Collections Festival

Jan. 9 (rescheduled date)

The internationally acclaimed collection of Southwest writing, photography, film, and music hosts it...

QuiltFest 2020

July 24-25

The festival includes a judged quilt show (the theme is "A Kaleidoscope of Color"), a boutique featu...

Texas Gun and Knife Show

Sept. 12-13

Vendors sell used and new guns, knives and ammo, gold and silver coins, jewelry, and other collectib...

Lauren Daigle in Concert

April 7

Two-time Grammy Award-winner Lauren Daigle, who has sold out every one of her shows to date, opened ...

Old Gruene Market Days

July 18-19

Held every month except January for over 30 years, Old Gruene Market Days features more than 100 art...

Pari Mutuel Horse Racing

Aug. 8, 9, 22, 23

During summer, catch four big weekends of exciting live horse racing. Pick your favorites for quarte...

Old Gruene Market Days

Aug. 15-16

Held every month except January for over 30 years, Old Gruene Market Days features more than 100 art...

Gillespie County Fair

Aug. 20-23

As the oldest continuous county fair in Texas, the 132nd Gillespie County Fair is four days of fun t...

Taste of Mexico: Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month

Sept. 23

Since 1998, Mexic-Arte Museum’s Taste of Mexico has become one of the leading Mexican-inspired cul...

Black Violin in Concert

Feb. 5

Black Violin is led by classically trained string players Wil B. (viola) and Kev Marcus (violin). Jo...

A Talk with Food Writer Samin Nosrat

Feb. 2 (rescheduled date)

As an undergraduate studying English at UC Berkeley, Samin Nosrat took a detour into the kitchen at ...

Tame Impala in Concert (POSTPONED)

July 23 (new date TBD)

Tame Impala (Kevin Parker) recently released his fourth studio album, “The Slow Rush,” and annou...

The Peddler Show

Aug. 7-9

Shop from talented designers, artisans, creators, and craftsmen from all over the country. Now is th...

Home and Garden Show

July 11-12

Guests at the second annual Home and Garden Show have access to over 100 home and garden organizatio...

The Tenderloins (CANCELED)

Aug. 2

As creators and stars of truTV’s hit show "Impractical Jokers," The Tenderloins embark on a new co...

Pet Expo

Aug. 22-23

Four-legged friends can receive ""spa treatments"" from local groomers, sample delicious treats, and...

"Expanding Abstraction: Pushing the Boundaries of Painting in the Americas, 1958-1980"

June 21-Aug. 30

In the early 20th century, artists began exploring abstract, nonrepresentational forms for the first...

International Barbecue Cookoff

Aug. 21-22 (rescheduled dates)

Sample delicious 'cue from some of the best master cooks from across the state. This is two days pac...

Taylor Rodeo

July 17-18

Since 1950, the Taylor Rodeo Association has proudly brought the Taylor Rodeo in the home town of Bi...

VFD Barbecue Cookoff

Sept. 18-19

In order to support the Llano Volunteer Fire Department, this cookoff has a $10,000 payout for brisk...

JC Art Walk

July 25

Local galleries open with current exhibitions, featuring artists highlighting their latest projects....

Summer North American Jewelry and Gift Show

July 31-Aug. 2

Don't miss the incredible selection of jewelry, beads, fashion, gifts, handmade goods, and beauty pr...

JC Art Walk

Aug. 22

Local galleries open with current exhibitions, featuring artists highlighting their latest projects....

Greater Austin Comic Con

October 3-4

Celebrate all things pop culture. This event includes vendors, gaming competitions, cosplay contests...

Rock'N Riverfest

Sept. 4-6 (rescheduled date)

Gather at the Llano River for a day of fun with jet ski races, vendors, food, music, a car show, pet...

Kidz Bop Live

Aug. 7

Kidz Bop, the No. 1 music brand for kids, has an all-new live show that features new sets, wardrobes...

Whiskey Myers in Concert

Aug. 7-8

Hailing from Palestine, Texas, Whiskey Myers is an American Southern rock/country group with hits in...

Texas Water Safari

Sept. 12-16

Billed as the “World’s Toughest Canoe Race,” the Texas Water Safari is a 260-mile long canoe a...

Four Square Friday

July 10

Enjoy late-night shopping, food, live music, and art....

Toughest 10K in Texas

July 11

Runners come from all over the United States to attend this race, which is in its 40th year and held...

Don't Tread on my Tri!

July 12

A classic Texas Hill Country triathlon gives participants the unique opportunity to swim in Spring L...

Four Square Friday

Aug. 14

Enjoy late-night shopping, food, live music, and art....

Koke Fest

Aug. 14-15

The musical party of the summer returns to Hutto. Past festivals have included concerts from Cody Jo...

Old Gruene Market Days

June 20-21; July 18-19; Aug. 15-16

Nearly 100 vendors offer uniquely crafted items and packaged Texas foods at this monthly market. Mar...

Two Ton Tuesdays

June 2, 9, 16, 23, 30; July 7, 14, 21, 28; Aug. 4, 11, 18

It wouldn’t be summertime without popular rock-a-billy band Two Tons of Steel holding court in Gru...

Come and Taste It: Meet Texas' Best Winemakers

June 18; July 16; Aug. 20

Sample some of the best wines and craft brews in the state at The Grapevine in Gruene Historic Distr...

SMFEST

Aug. 21-22

What better way to spend a weekend than by celebrating all things San Marcos? With so many bands, co...

Eddie Durham Brithday Jazz Fest Picnic

Aug. 22

San Marcos-born, internationally known jazz composer, musician, and pioneer of the electrified guita...

Friday Afternoon Club at Gruene Hall

June 5, 12, 19, 26; July 3, 10, 17, 24, 31; Aug. 7, 14, 21, 28

A Gruene Hall tradition, now in its 21st year, where hipsters, oldsters, suits, locals, and drifters...

"Preserving the Harvest"

July 11

There was a time when the only way a family could ensure it had vegetables to eat during the winter ...

Night in Old Fredericksburg/Barbecue and Chili Cookoff

July 18

Along with a Chili Appreciation Society International (CASI) chili cookoff and Lone Star Barbecue So...

Trade Days

July 17-19

Shop from more than 400 vendors in seven barns and acres of antiques, collectibles, tools, crafts, s...

Concert in the Park (CANCELED)

July 19

Hosted by Pedernales Creative Arts Alliance, this month's free Sunday evening concert features the P...

Live Pari-Mutuel Horse Racing

July 4-5, 18-19

Come out during the summer season for live horse racing at the Fairgrounds’ Class 3 track. Pick yo...

Boerne Village Band Summer Series (POSTPONED)

June 6-July 25 (Postponed; new dates TBD)

Recognized as the oldest continuously organized German band in the world outside of Germany, the Boe...

"The Lion King Jr."

July 23-26

Fredericksburg Youth Theater presents this inspiring, coming-of-age tale. The African savannah comes...

Hill Country Auto Swap Meet

July 24-26

Car enthusiasts can find just about anything at this annual event. A "car corral" has vintage autos ...

Texas Ranger Day and History Symposium

Aug. 1

Honoring those who have served and those still commissioned, Texas Rangers Day is a two-part event f...

Sizzler Disc Golf Tourney

July 31-Aug. 2

Approximately 100 teams travel to Junction, Texas to participate in the Professional Disc Golf Assoc...

First Friday Art Walk

Aug. 7

Participating fine art galleries remain open until 8 p.m. so that visitors have time to enjoy the va...

Michelle's Hot Peeps 5K

Aug. 8

Join along for this regional event that benefits the Cholandiocarcinoma Foundation. Cholangiocarcino...

KidFish

Aug. 15

This is a nonprofit outreach program designed to educate and provide a hands-on fishing experience a...

Hill Country Fair Association Rodeo/Dance

Aug. 14-15

Both nights feature bull riding and nightly dancing. The Hill Country Fair Association provides the ...

Martin Memorial Car Show

Aug. 15

Show off your unique automobile or just check out other people's entries. Cars featured are hot rods...

Luckenbach Historic School Open House

Aug. 15

Presented by the Friends of Gillespie County Country Schools, whose motto is "preserving the past to...

Trade Days

Aug. 14-16

Shop from more than 400 vendors in seven barns and acres of antiques, collectibles, tools, crafts, s...

"Smokey Joe's Cafe"

Sept. 11-13, 18-20

Fredericksburg Theater Company presents this jukebox musical featuring nearly 40 of the greatest son...

Concert in the Park (CANCELED)

Aug. 23

Hosted by Pedernales Creative Arts Alliance, this month's free Sunday evening concert features count...

Live Pari-Mutuel Horse Racing

Aug. 8-9, 22-23

Come out during the summer season for live horse racing at the Fairgrounds’ Class 3 track. Pick yo...

Gillespie County Fair and Parade

Aug. 20-23

The Gillespie County Fair is the oldest continuous county fair in Texas, celebrating its 132nd year....

President Lyndon B. Johnson 112th Birthday Celebration

Aug. 27

The public is invited to this free event hosted by the National Park Service. Throughout the day, en...

Grape Stomp

Aug. 29-30; Sept. 5-6

Celebrate the traditional way of separating juice from skins (white wine process) or wine from skins...

Bat Fest

Aug. 29

Come see 1.5 million Mexican free-tailed bats emerge from under the Congress Avenue Bridge at dusk. ...

JC Art Walk

Sept. 26

Local galleries open with current exhibitions, featuring artists highlighting their latest projects....

JC Art Walk

Oct. 24

Local galleries open with current exhibitions, featuring artists highlighting their latest projects....

JC Art Walk

Nov. 28

Local galleries open with current exhibitions, featuring artists highlighting their latest projects....

JC Art Walk

Dec. 26

Local galleries open with current exhibitions, featuring artists highlighting their latest projects....

Gemutliche Quilts in Texas (CANCELED)

Sept. 4-5

View hundreds of quilts, visit several vendors, have your scissors sharpened, and dine at the food t...

Hill Country Living Festival and Rainwater Revival

Oct. 24

Celebrate the art of catching the rain and living lightly, responsibly, and beautifully in the Texas...

Field of Honor

Nov. 7-15

Pay tribute to our valued veterans, active and reserve-duty military, first responders, service anim...

Jenna Bush Hager

Sept. 16

Texas Book Festival and the Long Center present the Everything Beautiful Tour with Jenna Bush Hager ...

Deutsch-Texanischer Saengerfest Concert

Aug. 30 rescheduled date

Enjoy German singing at its best. The 74th annual concert is presented by members of the Deutsch-Tex...

Rolling Roadshow’s Camp Kaboom

Oct. 30-Nov. 1

Want to go back to the days of being a kid at summer camp? With Camp Kaboom, you can! During the day...

Old Gruene Market Days

Sept. 19-20

Held every month except January for over 30 years, Old Gruene Market Days features more than 100 art...

Old Gruene Market Days

Oct. 17-18

Held every month except January for over 30 years, Old Gruene Market Days features more than 100 art...

Día de Los Muertos Festival

Oct. 24

Honor, remember, and celebrate the lives of deceased loved ones with this Día de los Muertos celebr...

Old Gruene Market Days

Nov. 21-22

Held every month except January for over 30 years, Old Gruene Market Days features more than 100 art...

Old Gruene Market Days

Dec. 5-6

Held every month except January for over 30 years, Old Gruene Market Days features more than 100 art...

Pfall Chili Pfest

Nov. 7

Join in for a pfun time at the 13th annual Pfall Chili Pfest, pfeaturing the chili cookoff and tasti...

"Steel Magnolias"

July 17-Aug. 1

Written by Robert Harling, the classic comedy-drama chronicles the bond that exists among a group of...

"No Body Like Jimmy"

Aug. 14-30

Directed by Jeffery Hensel, this hilarious comedy involves a dead body and two people running around...

BBQ Cookoff

Sept. 5

On the Saturday before Labor Day, celebrate the holiday at this annual barbecue cookoff and arts and...

Oktoberfisch Fly Fishing Tournament

Oct. 16-18

Held along the banks of the beautiful, spring-fed Llano River, Oktoberfisch is an annual event organ...

Swan Songs Serenade with Robert Earl Keen

Oct. 25

Austin music nonprofit ​Swan Songs hosts its ​10th annual Swan Songs Serenade gala, featuring ...

Oktoberfest

Oct. 2-4

Oompah at its best! Celebrate Fredericksburg’s German heritage with food and drink, dance contests...

The Lumineers in Concert (POSTPONED)

Sept. 18 (new show date TBD)

Since being released, The Lumineers' album “III” has topped a slew of charts including “Top Cu...

Comal County Fair and Rodeo

Sept. 23-27

As the largest fair in Central Texas, this celebration features numerous events to please everyone i...

Junk Hippy at Llano's Western Weekend

Oct. 17

Shop 100 vendors selling vintage, antique, and handmade wares. The rodeo and stock show are also hap...

Fall Into Art Festival

Oct. 17-18

The fifth-annual festival has over 70 fine arts booths from painters, sculptors, weavers, photograph...

Texas Clay Festival

Oct. 24-25

The 27th annual Texas Clay Festival features the work of over 80 Texas potters and clay artists. Vie...

Gazelle Foundation Run for the Water 10-Mile, 5K, and Kids' K

Nov. 8

Run for the Water is the second-largest, fully charity-produced road race in Austin, Texas. The even...

Fossil Fest

Nov. 7-8

Students from preschool to high school benefit from learning about paleontology and fossils. Highlig...

Heirloom Rubber Stamp and Paper Arts Festival

Nov. 12-14

Immerse yourself in the world of rubber stamping and paper art with this creative festival. Enjoy ar...

Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds in Concert (CANCELED)

Oct. 6

Regarded as one of the world’s greatest live acts, the Australian rock band performs 15 shows acro...

Gruene Music and Wine Festival

Oct. 8-11

The 34th annual festival has specially curated wine and craft beer tastings, plus live music. Ticket...

Simpson Car and Bike Show

Oct. 24

See unique cars and bikes at the fourth annual show. There is food, live music, raffle drawings, and...

Food and Wine Fest

Oct. 22-24

Celebrating its 30th year, the Fredericksburg Food and Wine Fest is a grand celebration of Texas foo...

Wurstfest

Nov. 6-15

During the 10-day festival, find a variety of entertainment, food, and fun while celebrating German ...

Folkfest

Oct. 17-18

Early Texas costumed interpreters join troops of buffalo soldiers, Confederate veterans, and Revolut...

Hill Country Comicon

Nov. 28-29

Embrace your nerdiness at a family-friendly comic convention that features comic books, toys, cards,...

Bruno Andrade Retrospective: A Native of South Texas Exhibition

May 30-Aug. 20

This first-ever retrospective exhibition features the artwork of American painter Bruno Andrade (bor...

Patriot Day March

Sept. 11

A memorial march down Main Street honors the fallen and those who proudly serve the community today....

Medina Lake Cajun Festival (CANCELED)

Sept. 26

The 40th annual festival rolls out the good times by bringing the food, music, and culture of Louisi...

Texas Arts and Crafts Fair

Sept. 26-27

More than 150 artists, exhibitors, musicians, and demonstrators sprawl across 13 acres in Hill Count...

Kerr County Celtic Festival and Scottish Highland Games

Oct. 10-11

Celebrate Celtic heritage with athletic contests, a Highland dance competition, food, music, and tra...

Quiltfest

Oct. 17-24

For the last nine years, the Medina Quilt Group has hosted Quiltfest to bring together multiple type...

Good Life Festival and 5K

Oct. 10

Celebrate the things that make life special: family, health, and happiness. Enjoy a poultry petting ...

Williamson County Fair and Rodeo

Oct. 22-24

It's rodeo time in Taylor and this three-day fair and rodeo consists of 100 shopping vendors, great ...

Haunted Taylor: History, Mystery, and Murder Tour

Oct. 17-31

Revel in tales of Taylor's rough and tumble past and the stories behind many familiar buildings (and...

Main Street Car Show

Oct. 31

Historic Main Street hosts classic to cutting-edge cars from near and far. Feast your eyes on approx...

Sami Show Marketplace

Sept. 19-20

Since 1975, the Sami Show Marketplace has provided a unique shopping experience. Visit many small bu...

Gem Capers

Oct. 23-25

More than 30 vendors present jewelry, beads, gemstones, minerals, crystals, fossils, and spheres. Ex...

City-Wide Vintage Sale

Oct. 24-25

Shop over 100 vendors for vintage clothing, midcentury modern decor, vintage art, collectibles, ligh...

Sami Show Marketplace

Nov. 21-22

Since 1975, the Sami Show Marketplace has provided a unique shopping experience. Visit many small bu...

City-Wide Vintage Sale

Nov. 28-29

Shop over 100 vendors for vintage clothing, midcentury modern decor, vintage art, collectibles, ligh...

Jim Messina Live in Concert

Sept. 4

Jim Messina has played a pivotal role in the rock industry since first hitting the scene in the late...

Fort McKavett Museum Ribbon Cutting

Sept. 5

The Fort McKavett Museum is unveiling their new rotating exhibit on Fort McKavett’s civilian labor...

Llano County Wild Game Dinner

Sept. 12

Enjoy a benefit dinner hosted by the Llano County Junior Livestock Show Association. Along with dinn...

Riata Roundup Rodeo and Festival

Sept. 10-12

Bring the family out to this 19th annual rodeo and festival, complete with bareback bronc riding, sa...

Lampasas Beer Barn LTX Barbecue Fest

Sept. 11-12

Hosted by the Lampasas County Chamber of Commerce, this state-championship-sanctioned barbecue compe...

Fall Planting Days Kick-Off

Sept. 11-13

Partake in daily seminars and learn how to successfully grow a wildflower meadow on your home landsc...

Little Texas in Concert

Oct. 15

Little Texas is best known for shaking up the country music scene in the '90s by creating a new soun...

Lee Roy Parnell in Concert

Nov. 20

An excellent writer blessed with a rich, soulful vocal delivery and an array of guitar chops drawn a...

Fall Art Festival

Sept. 19

Hill Country-area artists display and sell their work in historic downtown Comfort. Browse for paint...

Indian Artifact, Gem, and Mineral Show

Sept. 19

Indian artifacts, gems, and minerals are showcased, with vendors from all over the United States par...

50 Miles by Wire, 1875

Oct. 2-4

Fort McKavett was one of the first telegraph stations in West Texas. Come out and see how that landm...

"Young Latinx Artists 25"

Sept. 18-Nov. 23

This exhibition features contemporary artists who have participated in the emerging artists program ...

Cody Johnson in Concert

Sept. 26

Country music artist Cody Johnson has landed two releases in the top 10 of Billboard's country album...

Lampasas County Wine Tour

Sept. 26

Guests receive wine tastings, a commemorative wine glass, a goodie bag, breakfast, lunch, and snacks...

Bucktober Fest (CANCELED)

Oct. 3

Combining the opening of bow hunting season with Oktoberfest, this merchant-driven block party has f...

Harvest Fest

Oct. 16-17

Visit downtown merchants for an official "passport" stamp from Comfort, Texas. Enter a drawing for ...

X-Treme Bull Riding

Oct. 17

The bulls are back in town! See bull riders try and hold on to the backs of rowdy bulls for eight se...

Castell Grind—Gravel Grinder Bike Race

Oct. 17

The Castell Grind is a bicycle race comprised of three separate endurance gravel races: the Full Gri...

South Texas Longhorn Association Longhorn Show and Futurity

Oct. 16-18

Proudly recognized as the oldest and one of the largest affiliates of the Texas Longhorn Breeders As...

Llano County Fall Festival

Oct. 16-18

Celebrate the fall season with kids' rides and activities, flint rock knapping (shaping), live music...

Llano River Pumpkin Float

Oct. 24

Bring your carved pumpkins and enjoy the evening float and glow as you see lots of carved and lit pu...

Scarecrow Invasion

Oct. 15-31

Unique, fun, and creative scarecrows invade the town of Comfort every October. Visitors can see them...

Squared Silly

Oct. 31

Vision Lampasas hosts Squared Silly to promote safe and fun activities to youngsters while allowing ...

Hunter Appreciation Day

Nov. 6

The opening of deer season proves to be a holiday worthy of celebration in the Deer Capital of Texas...

Hunter's Welcome

Nov. 6

The Lampasas County Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center ushers in the hunting season by welcoming...

Healthy Kids Running Series

Oct. 4-Nov. 8

The Healthy Kids Running Series is a national, community-based nonprofit that provides a fun, inclus...

Crockett County Veterans Appreciation Dinner

Nov. 11

Join an annual dinner honoring the veterans of Crockett County and their families. Veterans and thei...

Girls' Night Out

Nov. 17

Get your holiday shopping done with the girls in historic downtown Comfort. Shop owners offer new it...

Christmas In Comfort

Nov. 29

Ring in the holiday season with craft and food vendors lining the streets of downtown Comfort. Famil...

Starry Starry Nights Lighted Christmas Park

Nov. 27-Dec. 31

Sip hot chocolate and stroll along the Llano River enjoying all of the displays that light up Badu P...

Remembering Crockett County Veterans Exhibit

Nov. 2-Dec. 31

Each year, the Crockett County Museum honors veterans both past and present with an exhibit featurin...

First Friday Art Walk

Sept. 4

Tour fine art galleries offering special exhibits, demonstrations, refreshments, and extended viewin...

Doss VFD Fish Fry

Sept. 5

Delicious golden fried catfish and all the trimmings are served up every year on the Saturday before...

LuckenRod Classic Car and Rod Show

Sept. 12

Get ready to dance at this live honky tonk music festival that also has a classic car show, awards, ...

The Killers in Concert

Sept. 12

The chart-topping band is on tour to promote its sixth studio album, "Imploding the Mirage," bringin...

KACC Art Exhibits

Sept. 1-5, 8-12

On view this month at the Kerr Arts and Cultural Center: “Photoquest," an annual photography exhib...

Fall Planting Days at Wildseed Farms

Sept. 11-13

Learn successful and timely wildflower planting techniques at these daily lectures and demonstration...

"Robert Pummill's Texas: The Land and the Legacy"

Sept. 1-5, 8-12, 15-19

An art exhibit showcases more than 60 of Pummill’s masterpieces, including his iconic Texas landsc...

Trade Days

Sept. 18-20

Shop more than 400 vendors set up in seven barns, browse acres of antiques, imbibe cool beverages at...

Fall Festival at Wildseed Farms

Sept. 26

At this annual festival find a wide selection of pumpkins and fall décor items, live music, pumpkin...

Sängerfest of Texas German Choirs

Sept. 26

Hosted by the Hermann Sons Gemischter Chor of Fredericksburg, the 129th Sängerfest features choirs ...

River Revival Music Festival 

Sept. 26-29

Splice Records collaborates with Lone Star Beer to create an annual camping and music festival tha...

First Friday Art Walk

Oct. 2

Tour fine art galleries offering special exhibits, demonstrations, refreshments, and extended viewin...

Lone Star Gourd Festival

Oct. 2-4

A three-day event featuring a gourd art competition, gourd art sales, gourd supplies, technique clas...

Oktober Market

Oct. 10

Messina Hof Hill Country hosts this German-style celebration and Oktober Market. Shop local vendors ...

Monarch Celebration at Wildseed Farms

Oct. 10

At this fun and educational event for the whole family, celebrate the annual monarch butterfly migra...

Fall Fish Fry

Oct. 10

The 40th annual Stonewall volunteer fire department's fundraiser includes fried catfish with all the...

Texas Mesquite Arts Festival

Oct. 9-11

This festival has become one of the top events in Fredericksburg and has come a long way since the f...

Austin City Limits Music Festival

Oct. 2-4, 9-11

One of the country's largest celebrations of live music, this two-weekend, six-day festival brings t...

Knights of Columbus Bestfest

Oct. 17

Not quite Oktoberfest but the best fest with specialty beer and sausage tastings, live music, polka ...

Trade Days

Oct. 16-18

Shop the more than 400 vendors in seven barns, find acres of antiques, imbibe cool beverages at the ...

Food and Wine Fest

Oct. 22-24

The 30th annual Food and Wine Fest is a grand celebration of Texas food and wine with musical entert...

Hill Country Indian Artifact Show

Oct. 24

This show features a wide variety of some of the finest Native American items and artifacts from Tex...

"Count Dracula"

Oct. 9-24

The Hill Country Arts Foundation presents this show written by Ted Tiller, a witty version of the st...

"Deathtrap"

Oct. 9-11, 16-18, 23-25

Fredericksburg Theater Company presents this classic thriller that provides twists and turns of devi...

Film Festival

Oct. 22-29

The Austin Film Festival's mission is to further the art and craft of storytelling by inspiring an...

Friday Afternoon Club at Gruene Hall

Sept. 4, 11, 18, 25; Oct. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

A Gruene Hall tradition, now in its 22nd year, where hipsters, oldsters, suits, locals, and drifters...

Herbstfest German Chorale Fall Concert

Nov. 1

Spend the evening listening to German folk music with a sing-along, presented by the historic Herman...

First Friday Art Walk

Nov. 6

Tour fine art galleries offering special exhibits, demonstrations, refreshments, and extended viewin...

Opening Day of Hunting Season Fish Fry

Nov. 7

This annual catfish dinner fundraiser is held on the opening day of hunting season and benefits the ...

Kerr County Market Days and Hill Country Swap Meet

Sept.5, Oct. 10, Nov. 7

Market Days continues to feature artists and crafters bringing their own original handcrafted jewelr...

Texas Book Festival

Nov. 7-8

Known as one of the largest and most prestigious literary festivals in the country, the annual Texas...

Texas Hill Country Cowboy Gathering

Nov. 13-14

This two-day festival of song, story, poetry, and art features internationally acclaimed, regional, ...

Texas All-Star Big Band Bash

Nov. 12-15

At the 23rd annual Texas All-Star Big Band Bash, enjoy two nights of rocking concerts with proceeds ...

Die Kunstler Fine Art Show and Sale

Nov. 13-15

Die Künstler von Fredericksburg (the artists of Fredericksburg), or DK for short, is an all-volunte...

Old Gruene Market Days

Sept. 21-22; Oct. 19-20; Nov. 16-17

Nearly 100 vendors offer uniquely crafted items and packaged Texas foods. Market hours are 10 a.m. t...

Trade Days

Nov. 20-22

Shop the more than 400 vendors in seven barns, find acres of antiques, imbibe cool beverages at the ...

The Peddler Holiday Show

Nov. 27-29

Celebrating over 40 years as Texas' favorite arts and crafts show, the Peddler Show comes to Frederi...

Trade Days Holiday Encore

Nov. 27-29

Shop at Trade Days twice in November with this encore market featuring more than 400 vendors selling...

"Inspector Carol"

Nov. 20-Dec. 6

"A Christmas Carol" meets "The Government Inspector" meets "Noises Off" in this hilarious hit from S...

Eisbahn Outdoor Ice Skating

Nov. 27-Jan. 3

The annual seasonal outdoor ice skating rink opens this year to benefit The Heritage School, the Cys...

Run for Riverside 5K

Sept. 5

The sixth annual 5K run and walk along the Kerrville River Trail offers live music, door prizes, and...

Carden Circus

Sept. 15-16

For over 50 years the Carden family has been bringing an astonishing and awe-inspiring show to peopl...

Triathlon Festival

Sept. 26-27

Run, bike, or swim in eight different distance events at this athletic festival that also includes a...

Bob Wills Texas Playboys

Sept. 27

The world-famous Texas Playboys continue their legacy under the direction of Jason Roberts, with a o...

Fall Native Plant Sale and Festival

Oct. 3

At this family-friendly event, you can find a native plant and tree sale, expert advice for success ...

Kerr County 4-H Wild Game Dinner

Oct. 3

Enjoy a feast of wild game, chicken, or catfish and an auction and raffle. ...

James Avery Invitational Golf Tournament

Oct. 2-4

The 54-hole, two-man golf tournament is played over three days at three different courses. ...

Hill Country Gun Show

Oct. 10-11

An event for collectors of guns, knives, coins, cutting boards, ammo, and equipment, with the procee...

Specialty Car and Truck Auction

Oct. 16-17

At this auction, find rare and classic automobiles, trucks, and auto memorabilia. ...

River Festival

Oct. 17

Bring your lawn chairs and/or blankets and come out and enjoy live music, games, river activities, a...

"Silent Sky"

Oct. 2-4, 9-11, 16-18

Henrietta Leavitt became one of the most prominent voices in astronomy, and her work was the basis f...

Chalk Festival

Oct. 17-18

This sixth annual festival celebrates the art of street painting, with a kids' chalk zone, face pain...

A Night at the Museum

Oct. 24

Get spooked with ghost stories, a costume contest, food trucks, live music, and family fun. ...

Kerr County Fair and Carnival/Midway

Oct. 22-25

The 41st annual county fair includes vendors, a petting zoo, children’s activities, judged exhibit...

Mountain Bike Fest

Oct. 24-25

The largest mountain bike festival in Texas appeals to families as well as a wide variety of outdoor...

Haunted Ghoul Pool

Oct. 24-25

The Olympic Pool is transformed into a ghoulish haunted house for a night of goosebumps, spooks, and...

Movies in the Park: Halloween Movie Month

Oct. 3, 10, 31

Load up the car and bring the kids, blankets, and flashlights for free popcorn and a Halloween-theme...

Pumpkin Run and Harvest Festival

Oct. 31

At the 10th annual Pumpkin Run, come dressed in costume and then stay for the Harvest Festival, a fr...

Family Fright Night

Oct. 31

Activities include trick or treating, games, and a costume contest....

Halloween Mystery Dinner

Oct. 31

Enjoy a night of suspense and laughter with a catered meal paired with delicious wine. ...

VA Open Car Show and Parade

Nov. 7

This open car show and parade offers entertainment, food, and fun, and benefits patients at Kerrvill...

Holiday Magic Craft Sale

Nov. 7

The third annual sale includes Christmas decorations, handmade crafts, gifts, clothing, jewelry, a b...

Texas Gun and Knife Show

Nov. 14-15

Vendors sell used and new guns, knives and ammo, gold and silver coins, jewelry, and other collectib...

Holiday Lighted Parade and Courthouse Lighting Ceremony

Nov. 21

Officially welcome the holiday season with a lighted parade and the arrival of Santa Claus on his si...

Community Thanksgiving Meal

Nov. 26

This free, hot Thanksgiving meal offers all the trimmings to the community. ...

Lights Spectacular Market Days

Nov. 27-29

Right in time for the holidays, find local vendors selling handmade and original items....

ArtMart Christmas Gift Showcase

Nov. 13-Dec. 11

A holiday shopping showcase of handmade crafts by area artists....

Texas Furniture Makers Show

Nov. 5-Dec. 18

The annual juried show features the best furniture makers in Texas. ...


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