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Upcoming Events in The Hill Country

Llano

Llano Rock'N Riverfest

July 1-4

Badu Park, 300 Legion Drive

Grab your lawn chair and sunscreen and enjoy your weekend in Hill Country. If you have a jet ski, bring it and participate in the jet ski races on the Llano River. There are amateur and professional divisions on a pattern course. Check out the Oldies But Goodies Car Show full of sleek, classic cars, and don't leave before music and fireworks begin. A new addition to the event this year is a Ferris wheel.

llanorocknriverfest.com

Wimberley

VFW Rodeo

July 1-3

Chester Franklin VFW Rodeo Arena, 401 Jacobs Well Road

Wimberley’s 76th VFW Rodeo is a Hill Country summer tradition. The CPRA-sanctioned rodeo thrills with exciting competitions, good food, and a variety of merchandise from vendors.

vfw6441.com

Fredericksburg

First Friday Art Walk

July 1

Various locations

Participating fine art galleries remain open until 8 p.m., so visitors have time to stop by the various events and exhibits planned throughout the day and enjoy local refreshments. Just look for the galleries flying the Art Walk flag.

firstfridayartwalkfbg.com

Brownwood

Lehnis' Riddikulus Rails

July 2

Lehnis Railroad Museum and Visitor Center, 700 E. Adams St.

Attention wizards and Muggles, the Lehnis Railroad Museum is celebrating Harry Potter’s birthday. Join in for a day of Harry Potter-themed fun. Stop by Ollivander’s wand shop to make your own wand, sign up for a potions class, and bottle gillyweed. Happee Birthdae, Harry!

visitbrownwood.com/event/lehnis-riddikulus-rails

Fredericksburg

Live Pari-Mutuel Horse Racing

July 2-3, 16-17

Gillespie County Fairgrounds, 530 Fair Drive

Come out during the summer season for exciting live horse racing at the fairgrounds’ Class 3 track. Pick your favorites for quarter horse and thoroughbred racing as well as special races, trials, and futurities.

gillespiefair.com

Boerne

Music in the Cave: American Stories

July 2

Cave Without a Name Throne Room, 325 Kreutzberg Road

Experience a unique musical experience down in the Queen's Throne Room at the Cave Without A Name. American Stories is a rousing exploration of American patriotic music and the stories of American composers from Independence Day through modern times.

cavewithoutaname.com

Leakey

July Jubilee Concert and Street Dance

July 2

Courthouse Square , Downtown Leakey

At this downtown Fourth of July event, celebrate America’s independence in good old-fashioned Main Street-style. Enjoy arts, crafts, and food vendors on the square, a parade of true Texas Americana, Leakey’s wild and woolly rodeo, and then the beloved street dance on the courthouse square. Asleep at the Wheel plays at 10 p.m., with Jesse Daniel opening at 8:30 p.m. The July Jubilee Concert and Street Dance is all about family, history, romance, and a way of life unique to small-town rural Texas.

julyjubileetx.com

Taylor

Independence Day Parade and Fireworks

July 4

Various locations, 1600 Veteran's Drive

Join in and celebrate America's independence with an afternoon parade at Murphy Park and fireworks after dark. There's also a tennis tournament held at Murphy Park and a city golf championship at Mustang Creek Golf Course.

taylortxlegion39.org

Wimberley

Fourth of July Parade

July 4

Lion's Field, 14100 RR 12

Join over 5,000 people and attend this long-standing celebration of America's Independence Day. Find the perfect spot to pop up a tent, put down some outdoor chairs, and watch the parade roll by.

wimberley.org

Hutto

Fourth of July Celebration

July 4

Brushy Creek Amphitheater , 1001 CR 137

Bring the family for live music every hour, food trucks, children's activities, and fireworks. Bring your own lawn chair or blanket, and please leave pets at home unless they are a service animal.

huttotx.gov

Kerrville

Robert Earl Keen's Fourth on the River

July 4

Louise Hays Park, 202 Thompson Drive

Enjoy food, vendor booths, family fun, bounce houses, face painting, the Louise Hays Park splashpad and playgrounds, and cooling off in the Guadalupe River. The free concert features Robert Earl Keen and other musical acts. Then at dusk the largest fireworks display in the Texas Hill Country fills the sky.

robertearlkeens4th.com

Fredericksburg

July Fourth Community Parade

July 4

Main Street from Washington to Bowie

Originally started in 1991 by a group of community-minded friends, this small-town patriotic parade has grown over the years to be one that is loved by locals and visitors from all over. Bring lawn chairs or use the tailgate of your truck.

fbgtxparade.org

July Fourth Fireworks Display

July 4

Lady Bird Johnson Municipal Park, 432 Lady Bird Drive

The annual fireworks display is sponsored by the city of Fredericksburg and takes place from the golf course area at Lady Bird Johnson Municipal Park. Bring lawn chairs and eats and drinks.

fbgtx.org

Bandera

Fourth of July Parade and Barbecue

July 4

American Legion 410 Post, 147 Legion Drive

This Fourth of July parade is hosted by the American Legion 410 post in Lakehills, Bandera County.

alpost410.com

Pet Parade

July 4

Bandera City Park, 173 Main St.

The Cowboy Capital Pet Assistance League organizes the 26th annual Bandera Pet Parade. The free event takes place along the Medina River.

ccpal.info

Cowboy Capital Opry

July 5

Bandera County Silver Sage, 803 Buck Creek Drive

See some Grand Ole Opry-style entertainment, hosted by Gerry and Harriet Payne, and enjoy refreshments and door prizes.

silversage.org

Mason

Roundup Rodeo, Parade, and Festival

July 8-9

Heritage Park and Downtown Mason, Moody Street

Annually the second weekend in July, folks gather in Mason for rodeo events and family fun. The Roundup Parade takes place Saturday morning downtown, followed by the arts and crafts festival and Queen’s Court interviews over at Heritage Park. Saturday evening brings more rodeo events out at the arena and the crowing of the Mason County Queen.

masontxcoc.com

Uvalde

Four Square Friday

July 8

Historic Downtown Uvalde, Getty Street

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

mainstreetuvalde.com

Taylor

Bird Expo

July 9

Williamson County Exposition Center, 5350 Bill Picket Trail NW

Shop a one-day-only expo for hundreds of birds, cages, toys, food, and many other products for sale to the public at discounted and wholesale prices.

wilcoexpo.com

Cedar Park

Greater Austin Comic Con

July 9-10

The H-E-B Center at Cedar Park , 2100 Avenue of the Stars

Celebrate all things pop culture. This event includes vendors, gaming competitions, cosplay contests, a superhero-themed car show, and lots of entertainment for kids. Get up close and personal with movie and TV stars, sports stars, world-renowned cosplay artists, game developers, comic book creators, and artists and writers.

greateraustincomiccon.com

Lampasas

Toughest 10K in Texas

July 9

Hancock Park Pavilion, 1406 US 281 S.

Runners come from all over the United States to attend this race, which is in its 42nd year and held during the annual Lampasas Spring Ho Festival. Hosted by the Lampasas Chamber of Commerce, the proceeds from this race get put back into the community. The race starts and finishes at the Hancock Park Golf Course Pavilion. The race also features a 5K and a 1-mile fun run.

runsignup.com/race/tx/lampasas/tougest10k

Kerrville

Texas Gun and Knife Show

July 9-10

Kerr County Hill Country Youth Event Center, 3785 SH 27

Vendors sell new and used guns, knives, ammo, coins, jewelry, camping gear, accessories, and merchandise for outdoorsy activities.

texasgunandknifeshows.com

Kerrville Summer Market

July 9-10

Inn of the Hills Hotel and Conference Center, 1001 Junction Highway

Vendors come from all over the state to show their art, jewelry, gourmet food, gift items, and other handiwork.

texasmarketguide.com

Boerne

Market Days

July 9-10

Main Plaza, 100 N. Main St. 

On the second weekend of the month, this market offers hundreds of festive booths displaying everything from collectibles and remembrances of the past to modern innovations that bring a smile of wonder to those who stroll past.

boernemarketdays.com/boerne.html

Taylor

Taylor Rodeo

July 13-17

Williamson County Exposition Center, 5350 Bill Picket Trail NW

Since 1950, the Taylor Rodeo Association has proudly brought the Taylor Rodeo in the hometown of Bill Pickett—the legendary American cowboy that introduced bulldogging. Events include a calf scramble and steer saddling.

taylorrodeo.com

Austin

"The Masked Singer" National Tour

July 13

Bass Concert Hall, 2350 Robert Dedman Drive

Building upon the excitement of Fox’s hit reality series and family-favorite guessing game, "The Masked Singer" National Tour hits the road in 2022, featuring celebrity guest hosts from the TV show, as well as one local celebrity at every show who performs in a top-secret disguise. The audience attempts to decipher the clues to guess the identity until the local celebrity is unmasked at the end of the night. The evening also includes fan-favorite masked characters from the TV show live on stage.

texasperformingarts.org

Kerrville

Kerr Arts and Cultural Center Art Exhibits

July 14-Aug. 13

Kerr Arts and Cultural Center, 228 Earl Garrett St.

The Kerr Arts and Cultural Center presents three separate art exhibits in three separate galleries—the James Avery Gallery, Aline Cornels Gallery, and James and SJ Derby Gallery—spanning 6,500 square feet and supporting a wide variety of installations and media.

kacckerrville.com

Concerts by the River

July 15

Louise Hays Park, 202 Thompson Drive

Bring your lawn chairs and picnic blankets and come to the park to enjoy free summer concerts along the banks of the beautiful Guadalupe River on the third Friday of June and July.

kerrvilletexascvb.com

"Last Gas"

July 15-17, 22-24, 29-31

Playhouse 2000 VK Garage Theater, 305 Washington St.

Nat Paradis is a Red Sox-loving part-time dad who manages Paradis’ Last Convenient Store, the last place to get gas (or anything) before the Canadian border in northern Maine. When an old flame returns to town, Nat gets a chance to rekindle a romance he gave up on years ago. But sparks fly as he’s forced to choose between new love and old. This play takes a hilarious and sometimes heartbreaking look at love lost and found, and what it means to “get back to happy.”

playhouse2000.com

Ingram

"Matilda the Musical"

July 15-16, 22-23, 29-30; Aug. 5-6

Hill Country Arts Foundation, 120 Point Theatre Road

Based on the children's novel by Roald Dahl, "Matilda the Musical" brings the story to life through song and dance. Matilda is a little girl with astonishing wit, intelligence, and psychokinetic powers. She’s unloved by her cruel parents but impresses her schoolteacher, the highly lovable Miss Honey.

hcaf.com

Fredericksburg

Fredericksburg Trade Days

July 15-17

Fredericksburg Trade Days, 355 Sunday Farms Lane

Shop more than 350 vendors in seven barns and acres of antiques, collectibles, tools, crafts, shabby chic, primitives, ranch furniture, hunting accessories, candles, unique clothing, jewelry, food, and other items. 

fbgtradedays.com

Austin

City-Wide Vintage Sale

July 16-17

Austin's Palmer Events Center, 900 Barton Springs Road

Shop over 100 vendors for vintage clothing, midcentury modern decor, vintage art, collectibles, lighting, upcycled art, and unique finds at Austin's famous vintage paradise open since 1977.

citywidevintagesale.com

Kerrville

Hill Country Gun Show

July 16-17

Hill Country Veterans Center, 411 Meadowview

Proceeds from this gun show benefit local veterans. Find merchandise that includes new and used guns, knives, coins, cutting boards, and ammo.

gunshowtrader.com

Fredericksburg

Night in Old Fredericksburg Barbecue and Chili Cookoff

July 16

Gillespie County Fairgrounds , 530 Fair Drive

Live pari-mutuel horse racing and other activities occur throughout the day at the Lone Star Barbecue Society Barbecue Cookoff and CASI Chili Cookoff. There's plenty of cold beverages and food available.

gillespiefair.com

Bandera

Barrel Race

July 16

Mansfield Park Rodeo Arena, Park Road

Come see barrel racing at Mansfield Park presented by Riding on Faith. Watch as the talented youth show you how it's done. The divisions are Open 4D and Youth 3D.

banderacowboycapital.com/location/mansfield-park-rodeo-arena

National Day of the American Cowboy

July 23

Bandera Couthouse Lawn, 500 Main St.

Celebrate the National Day of the American Cowboy in Bandera, the "Cowboy Capital of the World." See gunfighters, picking circles, vendors, blacksmiths, and other frontier fun.

banderacowboycapital.com

Fredericksburg

PCAA Concerts in the Park

July 24

Marktplatz, State Highway 16 and Main Street

Spend a Sunday evening in the park at this month's concert that features a party and dance music. Bring chairs, eats, and drinks.

visitfredericksburgtx.com

Bandera

Frontier Times Jamboree

July 24

Bandera Couthouse Lawn, 510 13th St.

Bring your lawn chair and enjoy an afternoon of live music with new hosts each month at this outdoor music circle that's free to the public.

frontiertimesmuseum.org

Kerrville

Heart of the Hills Golf Tournament

July 26-29

Schreiner Golf Course, 1 Country Club Land

One of the most prestigious amateur level golf tournaments contested in Texas, golfers from all over the country come to Kerrville to compete in this annual 72-hole tournament. Since its inception, the tournament has been played at the Scott Schreiner Golf Course, a par-70 course that is considered one of the state’s best municipality-operated courses.

hohkerr.com

Fredericksburg

"Legally Blonde Jr."

July 28-31

Steve W. Shepherd Theater, 1688 SH 87 South

Fredericksburg Youth Theater presents "Legally Blonde Jr.," a show based on the Reese Witherspoon-starring movie that follows the transformation of Elle Woods as she tackles stereotypes, snobbery, and scandal in pursuit of her dreams.

fredericksburgtheater.org

Hill Country Auto Swap Meet

July 29-31

Lady Bird Johnson Municipal Park, 432 Lady Bird Drive

Car enthusiasts can find just about anything at the 44th annual swap meet. A "car corral" has vintage autos for sale in various states of restoration, and among the many items for sale at the flea market are vehicles and parts, tools, auto accessories, hats, books, clothes, and various souvenirs. Concessions are also available.  

earhartproductions.com

Austin

"Mean Girls"

Aug. 2-7

Bass Concert Hall, 2350 Robert Dedman Drive

See the musical based on the hit movie. Cady Heron may have grown up on an African savanna, but nothing prepared her for the wild and vicious ways of her strange new home: suburban Illinois. How will this naïve newbie rise to the top of the popularity pecking order? By taking on the Plastics, a trio of lionized frenemies led by the charming but ruthless Regina George. 

texasperformingarts.org

Bandera

Cowboy Capital Opry

Aug. 2

Bandera County Silver Sage, 803 Buck Creek Drive

See some Grand Ole Opry-style entertainment, hosted by Gerry and Harriet Payne, and enjoy refreshments and door prizes.

silversage.org

Kerrville

Business Expo and Home and Garden Show

Aug. 5-6

Kerr County Hill Country Youth Event Center, 3785 SH 27

Free and open to the public, come interact and network with businesses, organizations, and members of our community. Featuring over 100 booths, food trucks, and a kids' zone with bounce houses and activities to keep little ones busy all day long. There's also a Home and Garden Show, offering tips on building, home improvement, and everything else you need to improve your home and garden.

kerrvillechamber.biz

Fredericksburg

First Friday Art Walk

Aug. 5

Various locations

Participating fine art galleries remain open until 8 p.m., so visitors have time to stop by the various events and exhibits planned throughout the day and enjoy local refreshments. Just look for the galleries flying the Art Walk flag.

firstfridayartwalkfbg.com

Camp Wood

Nueces Canyon Old Settlers Reunion

Aug. 5-6

Various locations

This family-friendly event in downtown Camp Wood features a parade, live music, a rodeo, and a dance. It kicks off with a reunion of teachers and former Nueces Canyon students at Lindbergh Park, with live music by Shane Stumpf. The next day starts with a parade in downtown Camp Wood, followed by more events in Lindbergh Park including the king and queen coronation, annual pie and salsa contests, and a decades-old washer and horseshoe tournament. Vendors are on hand, selling artwork, crafts, woodwork, leatherwork, jewelry, candles, paintings, hats, baked goods, stonework, taxidermy, new clothing, handbags, and a variety of food. A rodeo and dance follows at Bruce Park on State Highway 55, 1 mile north of Camp Wood. Tickets are needed for the rodeo and dance.

nuecescanyonchamber.org

Austin

Leon Bridges in Concert

Aug. 6

Moody Center, 2001 Robert Dedman Drive

Leon Bridges’ Boundless Tour has the Grammy Award-winning R&B artist and songwriter bringing to the stage all elements of his career-spanning experiences, inspirations, and expansive catalog of songs.

moodycenteratx.com/event/leon-bridges

Fredericksburg

Texas Ranger Day and History Symposium

Aug. 6

Texas Rangers Heritage Center at Fort Martin Scott, 1618 E. Main St.

This day honors those who have served and those still commissioned with a two-part event featuring historians and educational programs. Texas Rangers Day includes Living History HQ Company Rangers who present reenactments that focus on the time periods of 1823 to 1960 and include Ranger Camp setups, cannon firing, and memorabilia displays.

trhc.org

Austin

"The Inheritance: Part 1" 

Aug. 10-Sept. 24

ZACH Theatre, 202 S. Lamar Blvd.

In contemporary Manhattan, Eric and Toby are 30-somethings who seem to be very much in love and thriving. But on the cusp of their engagement, they meet an older man haunted by the past, and a younger man hungry for a future. Chance meetings lead to surprising choices as the lives of three generations interlink and collide—with explosive results.

zachtheatre.org

Uvalde

"Chitty Chitty Bang Bang"

Aug. 11-14

The Uvalde Grand Opera House, 104 W. North St.

A down-on-his-luck inventor turns a broken-down Grand Prix car into a fancy vehicle for his children, and they go off on a magical fantasy adventure to save their grandfather in a far-off land.

uvaldeoperahouse.org

Cedar Park

Rodeo

Aug. 12-13

The H-E-B Center at Cedar Park , 2100 Avenue of the Stars

Get ready for two nights of rodeo including bareback riding, saddle bronc riding, bull riding, calf roping, and steer wrestling.

hebcenter.com

Uvalde

Four Square Friday

Aug. 12

Historic Downtown Uvalde, Getty Street

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

mainstreetuvalde.com

Sonora

Sutton County Days and Sonora Outlaw Rodeo

Aug. 12-13

Sutton County Park Arena and Pavillion, Crockett Street

Festivities include a parade, food vendors, craft vendors, children's activities on Saturday, rodeo performances on Saturday and Sunday, and a dance on Sunday featuring Roger Creager and Josh Ward.

sonoratexas.org

Austin

City-Wide Vintage Sale

Aug. 13-14

Austin's Palmer Events Center, 900 Barton Springs Road

Shop over 100 vendors for vintage clothing, midcentury modern decor, vintage art, collectibles, lighting, upcycled art, and unique finds at Austin's famous vintage paradise open since 1977.

citywidevintagesale.com

Fredericksburg

Live Pari-Mutuel Horse Racing

Aug. 13-14, 27-28

Gillespie County Fairgrounds, 530 Fair Drive

Come out during the summer season for exciting live horse racing at the fairgrounds’ Class 3 track. Pick your favorites for quarter horse and thoroughbred racing as well as special races, trials, and futurities.

gillespiefair.com

Boerne

Market Days

Aug. 13-14

Main Plaza, 100 N. Main St. 

On the second weekend of the month, this market offers hundreds of festive booths displaying everything from collectibles and remembrances of the past to modern innovations that bring a smile of wonder to those who stroll past.

boernemarketdays.com/boerne.html

Ingram

"The Nerd"

Aug. 19-20, 26-27; Sept. 2-3

Hill Country Arts Foundation, 120 Point Theatre Road

This side-splitting comedy about a guest who overstays his welcome was written by Larry Shue. It first premiered in 1981 at the Milwaukee Repertory Theater before moving to London's West End and then Broadway in New York.

hcaf.com

Fredericksburg

Fredericksburg Trade Days

Aug. 19-21

Fredericksburg Trade Days, 355 Sunday Farms Lane

Shop more than 350 vendors in seven barns and acres of antiques, collectibles, tools, crafts, shabby chic, primitives, ranch furniture, hunting accessories, candles, unique clothing, jewelry, food, and other items. 

fbgtradedays.com

"Forever Plaid"

Aug. 19-21, 26-28

Steve W. Shepherd Theater, 1688 SH 87 South

Fredericksburg Theater Company presents a production of the smash hit musical that is an affectionate homage to the close-harmony "guy groups" that reached the height of popularity in the 1950s. Featuring 29 popular songs, such as “Three Coins in the Fountain,” “16 Tons,” and “Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing.”

fredericksburgtheater.org

Gillespie County Fair

Aug. 25-28

Gillespie County Fairgrounds and Exhibition Hall, 530 Fair Drive

The oldest continuous county fair in Texas marks its 134th year. Enjoy four big days filled with fun events, including a carnival and midway, fair food, livestock judging, agricultural and household exhibits, arts and crafts, antique tractor shows, live music and dancing, and live pari-mutuel horse racing.

gillespiefair.com

Gillespie County Fair Parade

Aug. 26

Main Street from Washington to Edison

One of the Texas Hill Country’s biggest parades has more than 200 units, marches down Main Street, and kicks off the 134th annual Gillespie County Fair. Bring chairs and arrive early.

gillespiefair.com

Kerrville

River Roadster Show

Aug. 27

Louise Hays Park, 202 Thompson Drive

This free event is open to cars of all sizes, colors, and speeds. Bring the family out to enjoy a beautiful night under the stars with cars, music, food, and fun. You don’t need a hot rod or classic to enjoy the fun. There's also live music and sweet treats available for purchase.

kerrvilletx.gov/1626/kerrville-river-roadster-show

Stonewall

113th Birthday Celebration for President Lyndon B. Johnson

Aug. 27

LBJ State and National Historical Parks, Stonewall

The National Park Service hosts the annual wreath-laying ceremony at President Johnson’s gravesite on the LBJ Ranch at 10 a.m. Throughout the day, the LBJ State Park invites visitors to participate in old-time games at the Sauer-Beckmann Living History Farm. Birthday cake is served at 1 p.m. at the state park’s visitor center. 

nps.gov/lyjo

Fredericksburg

PCAA Concerts in the Park

Aug. 28

Marktplatz, State Highway 16 and Main Street

The free Sunday evening concert this month features traditional country music. Bring your chairs, eats, and drinks.

visitfredericksburgtx.com

Bandera

Barrel Race

Aug. 28

Mansfield Park Rodeo Arena, Park Road

Come see barrel racing at Mansfield Park presented by Riding on Faith. Watch as the talented youth show you how it's done. The divisions are Open 4D and Youth 3D.

banderacowboycapital.com/location/mansfield-park-rodeo-arena

Frontier Times Jamboree

Aug. 28

Bandera Couthouse Lawn, 510 13th St.

Bring your lawn chair and enjoy an afternoon of live music with new hosts each month at this outdoor music circle that's free to the public.

frontiertimesmuseum.org

Brownwood

"Eclectic World of Boyd Harris"

Sept. 1-29

Brownwood Art Center, 215 Fisk Ave.

The Brownwood Art Center features artist Boyd Harris during the month of September. He uses a variety of mediums including photography, pottery, and acrylics.

brownwoodart.org

Kerrville

"Laugh Therapy: a Comedy Zone Experience"

Sept. 1

Arcadia Live Theater, 717 Water St.

This is the fifth show in a six-month comedy series on the first Thursday of every month at the Arcadia Live Theater. Kristin Linder and Jerry Wayne Longmire bring the laughs for this installment.

thearcadialive.org

Fredericksburg

First Friday Art Walk

Sept. 2

Various locations

Participating fine art galleries remain open until 8 p.m. so visitors have time to explore the various events and exhibits planned throughout the day and enjoy local refreshments. Just look for the galleries flying the Art Walk flag.

visitfredericksburgtx.com

Vereins Quilt Guild Show

Sept. 2-3

Fredericksburg United Methodist Church, 1800 N. Llano St.

"Quilted Fields of Dreams" is the theme of the 11th biennial judged quilt show, featuring over 100 quilts, old-fashioned bed turning, vendors, boutiques, scissor sharpening, a tea room, and a prize quilt drawing.

vereinsquiltguild.org

"My, Myself, and Shirley"

Sept. 2-4

Steve W. Shepherd Theater, 1668 US 87 South

Fredericksburg Theater Company presents this show featuring Cindy Williams. Best known for her iconic role as Shirley Feeney in the hit television series "Laverne and Shirley," Williams shares her memories and hilarious backstage tales covering a lifetime in entertainment.

fredericksburgtheater.org

Bandera

Western Heritage Music Festival

Sept. 2-4

11th Street Cowboy Bar, 307 11th St.

Listen to great musicians and entertainers all weekend long at the "biggest little bar in Texas." Past festivals have included performances by Mickey Gilley, Johnny Lee, Johnny Rodriguez, and T.G. Sheppard.

11thstreetcowboybar.com

New Braunfels

Friday Afternoon Club at Gruene Hall

Sept. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30; Oct. 6, 14, 21, 28

Gruene Hall, 1281 Gruene Road

A Gruene Hall tradition, now in its 24th year, where hipsters, oldsters, suits, locals and drifters mix it up to start their weekend rite (pun intended). This quintessential Friday happy hour celebrates the warmer weather with great beer prices, prize giveaways, and the best in Texas tunes broadcast live by KNBT 92.1 FM Radio New Braunfels. There’s even a very special guest interview each week.

gruenehall.com

Bulverde

Saturday Night Rodeo

Sept. 3, 10, 17, 24

Tejas Rodeo Company, 401 Obst Road

The family-friendly rodeo and live music series takes place each Saturday through the last weekend in November. After the rodeo, guests can enjoy live music and dancing. Beer, wine, cocktails, and soft drinks are served throughout the rodeo grounds, as well as delicious Texas barbecue, tacos, steak, burgers, and other foods.

tejasrodeo.com

Fredericksburg

Pride in the Pacific Living History Reenactment

Sept. 3, Oct. 29

National Museum of the Pacific War Pacific Combat Zone, 508 E. Austin St.

This one-of-a-kind program, taking place four Saturdays a year, features a battle reenactment complete with period vehicles and weaponry from both sides of the War in the Pacific.

pacificwarmuseum.org

Doss

VFD Fish Fry

Sept. 3

Doss Fire Station, 14500 N. Ranch Road 783

The 39th annual Doss Volunteer Fire Department fish fry includes delicious golden fried catfish and all the trimmings, served up every year on the Saturday before Labor Day at the Doss Fire Station's annual fundraiser.

dossvfd.org

Bandera

Cowboys On Main

Sept. 3, 10, 17, 24

Downtown Bandera, Main Street

Enjoy free cowboy fun in downtown Bandera. Listen to a chuckwagon storyteller, hop on a saddle-broke Longhorn, or take a horse-drawn wagon tour of Bandera. Most Saturdays, the Bandera Cattle Company Gunfighters perform gun battle reenactments at "Rattlesnake Ridge" behind the Convention and Visitors Bureau.

banderabusiness.com

Celebrate Bandera Round-up

Sept. 3-4

Mansfiled Park and Main Street, 2886 SH 16 N. and 500 Main St.

Bandera honors its cowboy and Western heritage with a Longhorn Cattle Drive Parade on Saturday, arts and crafts, music, gunfight reenactments, a ranch rodeo, and Lil' Wrangler activities.

banderacowboycapital.com

Kerrville

Kerr County Market Days and Hill Country Swap Meet

Sept. 3

Kerr County Hill Country Youth Event Center, 3785 SH 27

Every month, Market Days features artists and crafters specializing in original handcrafted items. Hill Country Swap Meet is a monthly community garage sale/flea market.

kerrmarketdays.org

Boerne

Black Rifle Block Party

Sept. 3

Black Rifle Coffee Co., 101 S. Main St.

At this family-friendly event, enjoy live music, a car show, and food and beverages from participating businesses.

ci.boerne.tx.us

Tarpley

Labor Day Barbecue and Parade

Sept. 4

Tarpley Volunteer Fire Department, 264 Valentine Lane

Tarpley Volunteer Fire Department sponsors this event that includes a Labor Day parade, barbecue, raffle, and auction.

tarpleyvfd.org

Boerne

Axiom String Quartet in Concert

Sept. 4

Cave Without a Name Throne Room, 325 Kreutzberg Road

Join the Axiom String Quartet on a musical journey of Nordic traditions and dances featuring music from the acclaimed album “Last Leaf” by the Danish String Quartet.

cavewithoutaname.com

Austin

The Killers in Concert

Sept. 9

Moody Center, 2001 Robert Dedman Drive

The Killers head back on the road to celebrate both their "Pressure Machine" and "Imploding the Mirage" albums, along with their much-loved catalogue of global hits. There is a special guest appearance by English musician Johnny Marr as well.

moodycenteratx.com/event/the-killers

Zilker Relays

Sept. 9

Zilker Park , 2207 Lou Neff Road

In this 10-mile team race, each participant runs a 2.5 mile loop from one central festival/transition area. The team concept of the Zilker Relays is not unique, but the combination of a relay, festival home base, drinks, and music make this experience a favorite for runners of all calibers and ages.

zilkerrelays.com

Brownwood

"Noises Off"

Sept. 9-18

Brownwood Lyric Theatre, 318 Center Ave.

Called “the funniest farce ever written,” "Noises Off" presents a manic menagerie of itinerant actors rehearsing a flop called "Nothing’s On." Doors slamming, on and offstage intrigue, and an errant herring all figure into the plot of this hilarious and classically comical play.

brownwoodlyrictheatre.com/tickets.html

Fredericksburg

Fall Planting Days

Sept. 9-11

Wildseed Farms, 100 Legacy Drive

Head to Wildseed Farms for daily lectures and demonstrations by founder and president John R. Thomas, who teaches techniques for successful and timely wildflower planting.

wildseedfarms.com

New Braunfels

The Bacon Brothers in Concert

Sept. 9

Gruene Hall, 1281 Gruene Road

Bound by blood and a mutual love of American roots music, the Bacon Brothers (Erato, Michael and Kevin Bacon) have spent the past quarter-century in a creative whirl, funneling their shared DNA into a genre-bending sound. They call that sound “Forosoco”—a blend of folk, rock, soul, and country influences—and it’s taken the siblings across the world, from shows in Japan to performances at American landmarks like Carnegie Hall and the Grand Ole Opry.

gruenehall.com

Austin

City-Wide Vintage Sale

Sept. 10-11

Palmer Events Center, 900 Barton Springs Road

Shop over 100 vendors for vintage clothing, midcentury modern decor, vintage art, collectibles, lighting, upcycled art, and unique finds at Austin's famous vintage paradise open since 1977.

citywidevintagesale.com

Llano

Llano County Wild Game Dinner

Sept. 10

John L. Kuykendall Event Center and Arena, 2200 RR 152 W.

Enjoy a benefit dinner hosted by the Llano County Junior Livestock Show Association. Along with dinner, there is a raffle with numerous items up for grabs.

facebook.com/llano-county-wild-game-dinner-247662188951608

Bartlett

Metaphysical Night Gallery and Paranormal Tour

Sept. 10

Common Space , 138 Clark St.

Bring your passion for ghosts, lore, and curiosities to the ghost town of Bartlett, Texas. Tour the Night Gallery full of oddities and spooky art booths, shop from vendors, and expect light refreshments. Join the voices from beyond the grave on a ghost walk through the haunted historic town of Bartlett.

austinghosttours.com/downtown-bartlett-ghost-walk

Luckenbach

LuckenRod Classic Car Show

Sept. 10

Luckenbach , 412 Luckenbach Town Loop

Enjoy classic cars and a live music festival featuring rockabilly and honky tonk bands.

luckenbachtexas.com

Bandera

Riding on Faith Cowboy Capital Bull Bash

Sept. 10

Mansfiled Park, 2886 SH 16 North

Come see the International Mini Bullriding Association's qualifying series with open bull riding and mutton bustin'.

ridingonfaithrodeo.com

Riding on Faith Barrel Racing

Sept. 10

Mansfiled Park, 2886 SH 16 North

See barrel racing presented by Riding on Faith at Mansfield Park. Watch as the talented youth show the adults how it's done.

ridingonfaithrodeo.com

New Braunfels

Gruene 10K

Sept. 10

Gruene Historic District

Participants enjoy a leisurely or competitive run through the Texas Hill Country with medals for each age group. There's a post-race social with food and beer for all participants. Sponsored by the New Braunfels Running Club and benefiting a local New Braunfels’ charity.

athleteguild.com/running/new-braunfels-tx/2022-gruene-10k5k

Kerrville

Texas Gun and Knife Show

Sept. 11

Kerr County Hill Country Youth Event Center, 3785 SH 27

Vendors sell new and used guns, knives, ammunition, coins, jewelry, camping gear, and outdoor accessories.

texasgunandknifeshows.com

Boerne

Market Days

Sept. 10-11

Main Plaza, 100 N. Main St. 

On the second weekend of the month, this market offers hundreds of festive booths displaying everything from collectibles and remembrances of the past to modern innovations that bring a smile of wonder to those who stroll past.

boernemarketdays.com/boerne.html

Bluegrass Jam at The AgriCultural

Sept. 10, 24; Oct. 8, 22; Nov. 12, 26

The AgriCultural Museum, 102 City Park Road

Every second and fourth Saturday of the month, musicians are invited to bring their instrument and play along, while music fans can just come to listen to the Bluegrass Jam at The AgriCultural.

theagricultural.org/bluegrass-jams

Kuhlmann-King Museum Tour

Sept. 10, 24; Oct. 8, 22; Nov. 12, 26

Kuhlmann-King Museum, 402 E. Blanco Road

On the second and fourth Saturday of the month, Kuhlmann-King house gives the public the opportunity to step back in time to see what a historic Boerne home looked like "way back when." Monthly events and themes vary.

facebook.com/kuhlmannkinghouse

Moondance Outdoor Concert

Sept. 10

Cibolo Center for Conservation, 140 City Park Road

The Cibolo presents the 2022 season of the Moondance Concert Series. The final show of the season features the Carbonlily Trio. Join the fun under the live oaks with your coolers, chairs, and friends. Food trucks are onsite.

ci.boerne.tx.us

Bandera

Barrel Race

Sept. 11

Mansfield Park Rodeo Arena, Park Road

Come see barrel racing at Mansfield Park presented by Riding on Faith. Watch as the talented youth show you how it's done. The divisions are Open 4D and Youth 3D.

banderacowboycapital.com/location/mansfield-park-rodeo-arena

Austin

HAAM Benefit Day

Sept. 13

Various locations

The Health Alliance for Austin Musicians (HAAM) hosts the annual, citywide benefit to raise support for local musicians. For one day, hundreds of local music showcases and concerts take place, featuring many of your favorite local musicians.

myhaam.org

Bandera

Third Thursday Cowboy Camp with Lew Peterbaugh

Sept. 15

Bandera Beverage Barn, 1407 SH 16 North

Bring your guitar to play along or simply come to listen. Pickers who play cowboy, Texas, or Western swing music are welcome to sit in.

banderacowboycapital.com/business/bandera-beverage-barn

New Braunfels

Come and Taste It: Meet Texas' Best Winemakers

Sept. 15, Oct. 20, Nov. 17

The Grapevine, 1612 Hunter Road

On the third Thursday of each month (except January), come to The Grapevine and taste some of Texas' best wines and craft beer straight from the winemakers and brewers. This monthly event features complimentary tastings, live music, and door prizes.

grapevineingruene.com

Marble Falls

Oktoberfest

Sept. 16-18

Downtown Marble Falls, 202 Main St.

To recognize the pivotal role Germans and their descendants played in building Texas communities and shaping resources in the state, Marble Falls is offering activities connected to celebrating German heritage.

visitmarblefalls.org

Fredericksburg

Trade Days

Sept. 16-18

Fredericksburg Trade Days, 355 Sunday Farms Lane

Shop more than 350 vendors in seven barns and acres of antiques, collectibles, tools, crafts, shabby chic, primitives, ranch furniture, hunting accessories, candles, unique clothing, jewelry, food, and other items.

fbgtradedays.com

Kerrville

"Leading Ladies"

Sept. 16-18, 23-25, 30; Oct. 1-2

Cailloux Theater, 910 Main St.

Two down-on-their-luck Shakespearean actors try to take advantage of a rich Pennsylvania widow who is looking to leave her fortune to missing relatives. They plan to impersonate the lost nephews “Max” and “Steve,” and are surprised when the pair turn out to be nieces “Maxine” and “Stephanie.” Undeterred, the pair continue the ruse by assuming female form. Their ploy becomes even more complicated when love enters the picture.

caillouxperformingarts.com

Blanco

Market Day

Sept. 17

Old Blanco County Courthouse lawn, 300 Main St.

The third Saturday of each month from March to November and the second Saturday of December, shop from about 100 vendors offering homemade crafts, apparel, home decor, plants, baked goods, art, embroidery and crocheted items, and jewelry.

historicblanco.org/market-day

Taylor

Texas Mamma Jamma Ride

Sept. 17

Heritage Square Park, 400 N. Main St.

The Texas Mamma Jamma Ride is an annual bike event that raises funds to support Lone Star Circle of Care’s Big Pink Bus mobile mammogram service. Distances include 15 miles, 25 miles, 50 miles, and 70 miles.

mammajammaride.org

Austin

Pecan Street Festival

Sept. 17-18

Historic Sixth Street, 501 Old Pecan St.

See a free arts festival in downtown Austin’s Sixth Street Historic District. This juried festival attracts hundreds of local and national artisans offering original handcrafted creations in a variety of mediums, from metal, wood, fiber, clay, leather, glass, and stone to repurposed materials of all kinds.

pecanstreetfestival.org

New Braunfels

Old Gruene Market Days

Sept. 17-18

Gruene Historic District

Nearly 100 vendors offer uniquely crafted items and packaged Texas foods.

gruenemarketdays.com

Kerrville

River Festival

Sept. 17

Louise Hays Park, 202 Thompson Drive

Come celebrate one of the things that makes Kerrville such a wonderful place: the Guadalupe River. The third annual festival offers live music, river activities, food, games, and family entertainment.

kerrvilletx.gov

Boerne

Music in the Cave: Fall Equinox

Sept. 17

Cave Without a Name Throne Room, 325 Kreutzberg Road

Enjoy an eclectic blend of contemporary acoustic songs, soaring vocals, dynamic instrumentation, and improvisation with Rudi and the Rudiments. With a thematic focus on the balance of darkness and light marked by the first day of autumn, part of the concert is to be performed in total darkness and flickering candlelight, providing a memorable concert experience.

cavewithoutaname.com

Kyle

Doggie Dip

Sept. 18

James Adkins Pool, 1100 W. Center St.

Bring your pup and let them cool their paws off after a hot summer. Registration is required. One resident many bring up to two friendly dogs. Owners must have verbal command over their pets, and proof of rabies vaccination is required.

cityofkyle.com/recreation/2022-doggie-dip

Cedar Park

Carin León in Concert

Sept. 18

H-E-B Center at Cedar Park , 2100 Avenue of the Stars

Latin singer-songwriter Carin León brings his Pistiembre Todo el Año Tour to H-E-B Center at Cedar Park. León has established himself as one of the most popular regional Mexican singers internationally. Just two years after his debut as a solo artist, this young man from Sonora has exceeded a billion views on his music videos. Fans can expect a high-energy concert full of romantic songs.

hebcenter.com/events/detail/carin-leon

Kerrville

Outdoor Painter's Event

Sept. 19-25

Kerr Arts and Cultural Center, 228 Earl Garrett St.

Presented by the Kerr Arts and Cultural Center and the Outdoor Painters Society Paint Kerrville, this fine art event brings dozens of nationally recognized outdoor painters to Kerr County to paint "on plein air," which refers to the style of painting "in the open air." See the artists painting around the county and then visit the gallery at KACC to see dozens of paintings created locally during the three-day event.

kacckerrville.com

Bandera

Direction Wide Open RV and Motorcycle Rally

Sept. 22-25

Bandera Crossing Resort, 4300 SH 16 North

Experience the first rally specifically designed for RVers and motorcyclists, trikes, and sidecars. Everything is themed around the RV/motorcyle combination, including seminars, never-seen-before shows, All-Wheels trivia, and the first ever "NewlyRig Show." Find out what it's all about while learning and meeting up with other RV/MC travelers.

dwo.net/rally

Austin

Fantastic Fest

Sept. 22-29

Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, 1120 S. Lamar Blvd.

Fantastic Fest is the largest genre film festival in the U.S., specializing in horror, fantasy, sci-fi, action and just plain fantastic movies from around the world. Previous years have seen the world premieres of films such as "Bone Tomahawk," "John Wick," "Frankenweenie," "Machete Kills," "Red Dawn," "Zombieland," "Split," and "Apocalypto," and has included such talent as Tim Burton, Bill Murray, Keanu Reeves, Ryan Reynolds, Josh Hartnett, Paul Rudd, Bill Pullman, M. Night Shyamalan, Vince Vaughn, Jonah Hill, Jamie Lee Curtis, and Tenacious D.

fantasticfest.com

Kerrville

KACC Art Exhibits

Sept. 22-Oct. 22

Kerr Arts and Cultural Center, 228 Earl Garrett St.

Tuesday through Saturday, the Kerr Arts and Cultural Center present three different art exhibits, with artwork by Phyllis and Doug Garey; the “Kerrville Art Club Member Show," a local artist exhbition and art sale; and “Quilts and Other Art Forms,” a local quilters exhibit.

kacckerrville.com

Taylor

SPJST Barbecue Cookoff

Sept. 23-24

SPJST Hall, 5025 FM 619

Bring your appetite for cooking competitions involving various meats, beans, and sauce categories.

facebook.com/taylorspjst

Ingram

Texas Arts and Crafts Fair

Sept. 24-25

Hill Country Arts Foundation, 120 Point Theater Road

For the 50th anniversary of its founding, the Texas Arts and Crafts Fair showcases the work of more than 120 artists, crafters, musicians, and demonstrators from around Texas. Visitors can browse and shop for fine art, pottery, photography, jewelry, and stained glass. Blacksmiths, knife makers, quilters, and potters demonstrate their crafts, while children can visit the Texas Camel Corps or experiment with art forms to take home. Food trucks, craft beer, and wine offer refreshment on the grounds.

txartsandcraftsfair.com

Mason

Old Yeller Day

Sept. 24

Heritage Park, 424 Moody St.

On the last Saturday of September, the Mason County M. Beven Eckert Memorial Library hosts Old Yeller Day to celebrate the frontier heritage of Mason, as well as the writer Fred Gipson, who was from Mason. Arts and crafts booths, food, authors, performers, and a dog parade are just some of the annual festivities. A free rabies clinic is also hosted for the first 50 people, courtesy of Ole Yellow Animal Rescue. There's also a free showing of the film "Old Yeller" at the historic Odeon Theater.

mason.ploud.net/old-yeller-day

Sonora

Dry Devils River Music Flood

Sept. 24-25

Sutton County Park and Pavilion, 1700 N. Crockett

Giovannie and The Hired Guns headline this music festival while food vendors and a cookoff keep patrons fed.

sonoratexas.org

Austin

Blended Festival

Sept. 24-25

Long Center, 701 W. Riverside Drive

Dubbed "the ultimate social experience," the Blended Festival is a wine-centric event with a 100-foot wine tent, culinary stations and celebrity chef appearances, craft cocktails, and live music.

blendedfestival.com/pages/blended-festival-austin

San Marcos

Mermaid Promenade and Downtown Street Faire

Sept. 24

Downtown Square, 111 E. San Antonio

With over 100 entries in recent years, the Downtown Mermaid Promenade is a highly anticipated new tradition celebrating the city’s marvelous artistic and river community. Local pubs and restaurants join the fun with watch parties and specials created just for this event. Parade-goers line the streets even before the carnivalesque music signals the beginning of the procession. The fun continues at the Downtown Street Faire immediately following the parade. Within walking distance from downtown, families can enjoy this free community festival of art, live music, food, and fun.

splash.mermaidsocietysmtx.com/downtown-mermaid-promenade

Fredericksburg

Fall Festival

Sept. 24

Wildseed Farms, 100 Legacy Drive

At this festival, visitors can choose from a wide selection of pumpkins and unique fall décor items, enjoy live music and pumpkin painting, and dig into tasty food and drinks.

wildseedfarms.com

Bandera

Cajun Festival and Gumbo Cookoff

Sept. 24

Lakehills Community Center, 11225 Park Road 37

A fundraiser for Lakehills Community Center, the 41st annual festival brings the music, food, and culture of Louisiana to the Texas Hill Country for fun the whole family can enjoy. Festivities include Cajun and zydeco music, a gumbo cookoff, homemade cajun food, arts and crafts, a silent auction, and kids' activities.

cajunfestival-medinalake.com

Ingram

Texas State Arts and Crafts Fair

Sept. 24-25

Hill Country Arts Foundation, 120 Point Theatre Road

The 50th annual fair includes two days of juried art, gourmet food, craft beer, live music, activities, and art demonstrations for all ages.

txartsandcraftsfair.com

Kerrville

Triathlon Festival

Sept. 24-25

Louise Hays Park, 202 Thompson Drive

Competitors participate in eight different distance events and a free kids' run.

kerrvilletri.com

Roundup and Exhibition Sale

Sept. 24-25

Museum of Western Art, 1550 Bandera Highway

The 39th annual roundup and sale is an exciting weekend full of art, food, drinks, music, dancing, and more art.

museumofwesternart.com

Boerne

Hops and Hot Rods

Sept. 24

Tusculum Brewing Co., 236 S. Main St.

Bring a car to show off or come out to admire the collection of vehicles. Enjoy some beer and food, and bring a lawn chair to enjoy the live music in the evening at the outdoor space.

ci.boerne.tx.us

BierFest

Sept. 24

The AgriCultural Museum, 102 City Park Road

Experience Texas’ finest craft breweries while looking at art. In addition to a craft beer tasting, your ticket includes art demonstrations, live music, participation in the stein hoist competition and keg toss, and an opportunity to see and purchase the works of professional artists from all over Texas. The BierFest is a charity event, with all proceeds benefiting the arts. 

ci.boerne.tx.us

Lakehills

Medina Lake Cajun Festival

Sept. 25

Lakehills Community Center, 11225 Park Road 37

The 41st annual festival rolls out the good times by bringing the food, music, and culture of Louisiana to Texas Hill Country. Dance to Cajun and zydeco bands, enjoy authentic Cajun food, and sample gumbos in the Great Gumbo Cookoff. Delicious treats include crawfish pies, jambalaya, fried catfish and shrimp, and bread pudding with whiskey sauce. There is an arts and crafts fair and games for kids.

cajunfestival-medinalake.com

Bandera

Frontier Times Fourth Sunday Jamboree

Sept. 25

Frontier Times Museum, 510 13th St.

On the fourth Sunday of each month, the Frontier Times Museum hosts this family-friendly event that offers live music, storytelling, and other performances.

frontiertimesmuseum.org

Round Rock

"A Midsummer Night's Dream"

Sept. 29-Oct. 16

Round Rock Amphitheatre, 301 W. Bagdad Ave.

Penfold Theatre is back for its 10th year of free performances in the park. What happens when you take a tangled love quadrangle, a donkey-headed actor, and forest full of mischievous fairies, and then place all 21 characters in the hands of four incredible performers? A free night of fun for the whole family. Directed and adapted by Rosalind Faires, this new spin on the beloved Shakespeare classic is not to be missed.

penfoldtheatre.org

Georgetown

GTX Film Festival

Sept. 30-Oct. 1

City Lights Theatre, 420 Wolf Ranch Parkway

The GTX Film Festival promotes independent films and artists in the community, across the United States, and abroad. GTX Film Festival staff and judges are comprised of industry professionals, as well as members of the local creative community. On Friday night, an AC/DC tribute band kicks off the festival.

gtxfilmfestival.godaddysites.com/2022-festival-information

Fredericksburg

Lone Star Gourd Festival

Sept. 30-Oct. 2

Gillespie County Fairgrounds, 530 Fair Drive

Sponsored by the Texas Gourd Society, the Lone Star Gourd Festival brings artists and crafters from across the country to Fredericksburg. The three-day event features a gourd art competition, gourd art sales, gourd supplies, and technique classes. Artists and crafters transform gourds into incredible fine art and crafts that are carved, wood burned, woven, polished, dyed, painted, and inlaid as if they were wood. Shop the many artist booths, tour the art competition area, vote in the People's Choice award, and stop at the "Imagination Station," where children and adults can try their hand at creating their own gourd art.

texasgourdsociety.org

Georgetown

Art Hop XV

Sept. 30

Georgetown Art Center, 816 S. Main St.

The 15th edition of this annual event features a competition that celebrates artists from across Texas. Accepted artworks are displayed in two locations: the Georgetown Art Center and the Georgetown Public Library. The competition categories include 2D abstract, 2D representational, 3D, and photography.

georgetownartcentertx.org

Fredericksburg

Oktoberfest

Sept. 30-Oct. 2

Marktplatz, 100 block of West Main Street

At the 41st Oktoberfest, celebrate the fun and flavor of Fredericksburg's German heritage with three days of music, food, drink, dancing, arts and crafts, and children's entertainment.

oktoberfestinfbg.com

Lone Star Gourd Festival

Sept. 30-Oct. 2

Gillespie County Fairgrounds, 530 Fair Drive

This three-day event sponsored by the Texas Gourd Society features a gourd art competition, gourd art sales, gourd supplies, technique classes, and lots of fun.

texasgourdsociety.org

Bandera

Rumble on the River

Sept. 30-Oct. 2

Mansfiled Park, 2886 SH 16 North

Biker Rallies of Texas' Rumble on the River celebrates its 20th anniversary. This three-day event held at Bandera's Mansfield Park consists of tent camping, a poker run, vendors, food, field events, music all day Friday and Saturday, a bike show, biker games, and a tattoo contest.

bikerralliesoftexas.com

Boerne

"Broadway Babes"

Sept. 30

Cave Without a Name Throne Room, 325 Kreutzberg Road

Allegro Stage Co. returns to Cave Without a Name, presenting "Broadway Babes," a musical revue of Broadway divas' greatest hits, featuring four of San Antonio's female stars of stage musicals. Anna Gangai, Sherry Gibbs, Mary Morrow, and Beth Erwin have appeared in lead and supporting roles in musicals such as "The Sound of Music," "Evita," "Les Miserables," "My Fair Lady," and "A Closer Walk with Patsy Cline."

cavewithoutaname.com

Lampasas

Lampasas County Wine Tour

Oct. 1

Lampasas County Chamber of Commerce, 205 US 281 S.

Guests receive wine tastings, a swag bag, breakfast, lunch, and snacks to enjoy on a tour of Lampasas County wineries. Prizes are raffled off throughout the day. This event starts with buses loading at the Lampasas County Chamber of Commerce.

lampasaschamber.org

San Marcos

Sacred Springs Pow Wow

Oct. 1-2

The Meadows Center, 211 San Marcos Springs Drive

Every year, over 6,000 people gather at the Sacred Springs for a beautiful two-day Native American festival rich in music, art, dancing, and food.

sspowwow.com

Brownwood

Corks and Caps

Oct. 1

Depot Plaza, 600 E. Depot St.

The sixth annual Corks and Caps features tastings of beer and wine from across Texas. A variety of food trucks are on hand offering food and desserts for purchase. All wineries have bottles of their signature wines for sale. A cigar area is a featured component, hosted by CJ’s Cigar Lounge, located in downtown Brownwood with live music. The first 300 tasters get their choice of a Corks and Caps commemorative wine glass or a beer pilsner glass. Attendees must be 21 or older to purchase tasting tickets.

visitbrownwood.com

Mason

Home Tour

Oct. 1

Various locations

The Mason County Republican Women's 36th annual home tour is a one-day event that showcases historic, new, and restored homes. The tours are a scholarship fundraising event with different homes listed each year. Tickets are available only the day of event at Market Square, located on the west side of the Mason Square.

masontxcoc.com/calendar

Bulverde

Saturday Night Rodeo

Oct. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

Tejas Rodeo Company, 401 Obst Road

The family-friendly rodeo and live music series takes place each Saturday through the last weekend in November. After the rodeo, guests can enjoy live music and dancing. Beer, wine, cocktails, and soft drinks are served throughout the rodeo grounds, as well as delicious Texas barbecue, tacos, steak, burgers, and other foods.

tejasrodeo.com

Bandera

Market Days

Oct. 1

Bandera County Courthouse Lawn, 500 Main St.

The first Saturday of every month, this market is open with arts and crafts vendors on the courthouse lawn in downtown Bandera.

banderabusiness.com

Cowboys On Main

Oct. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

Downtown Bandera, Main Street

Enjoy free cowboy fun in downtown Bandera. Listen to a chuckwagon storyteller, hop on a saddle-broke Longhorn, or take a horse-drawn wagon tour of Bandera. Most Saturdays, the Bandera Cattle Company Gunfighters perform gun battle reenactments at "Rattlesnake Ridge" behind the Convention and Visitors Bureau.

banderabusiness.com

Medina

Love Creek Orchards Pumpkin Patch

Oct. 1-30

Love Creek Apple Orchard, 14024 SH 16 North

The pumpkin patch is open Saturday through Monday (closed Oct. 31). Admission includes pumpkin painting, an apple orchard tour, farm animals, games, a hayride, hay maze, storytelling, scarecrow building, and sing-alongs. Don’t forget to play an instrument in the Great Hill Country Symphony and enjoy tree ripened apples, an old-fashioned sweet cider press, and apple goodies.

lovecreekorchards.com

Pipe Creek

Pipe Creek Pumpkin Patch

Oct. 1-31

Pipe Creek Tree Farm, 805 Phil's Road

Open weekends, this event features a haystack, hop ball, scarecrow dressing, visiting with farm animals, a large sandbox, rubber duck races, pumpkin painting, photo ops, and strolling through 6,000 Christmas trees.

pipecreekpumpkinpatch.com

Kerrville

Kerr County 4-H Wild Game Dinner

Oct. 1

Kerr County Hill Country Youth Event Center, 3785 SH 27

Enjoy a feast of wild game, chicken, or catfish, and then bid in the auction and enter the raffle.

kerr.agrilife.org

Cedar Park

Shinedown in Concert

Oct. 2

H-E-B Center at Cedar Park , 2100 Avenue of the Stars

Multi-platinum modern rock band Shinedown has announced their Planet Zero World Tour with special guests Jelly Roll and John Harvie. Over the last two decades, Shinedown have cemented their status as one of the most vital and forward-thinking powerhouses in modern rock. Their most ambitious and masterfully realized work to date, their seventh studio album "Planet Zero" firmly places the group in the pantheon of artists capable of moving the culture forward on the strength of their singular vision, uncompromising honesty, and fierce commitment to constant evolution.

hebcenter.com/events/detail/shinedown

Bandera

Cabrito and Barbecue Dinner

Oct. 2

Medina VFD Community Center, 13857 SH 16 North

Join the Medina Livestock and Wildlife Association for their annual fundraiser, which includes a raffle and silent auction, plus a meal with cabrito, brisket, sausage, and all the trimmings.

medinavfd.com

Brownwood

Bob Stuth-Wade Exhibit

Oct. 6-30

Brownwood Art Center, 215 Fisk Ave.

The Brownwood Art Center showcases work from Dublin, Texas artist Bob Stuth-Wade. Stuth-Wade is an American postwar and contemporary artist. He has been a multiple Best in Show recipient at the Brownwood Stars of Texas art exhibition.

brownwoodart.org

New Braunfels

Music and Wine Festival: Come and Taste It

Oct. 6, 13, 20, 27

The Grapevine, 1612 Hunter Road

Come and taste it for the United Way at this event that celebrates Texas Wine Month. Every Thursday in October, The Grapevine features complimentary tastings from up to three Texas wineries and a Texas craft brewery, live music, and prize giveaways. Proceeds from featured wine selections benefit United Way of Comal County all month long.

gruenemusicandwinefest.org

Kerrville

"Laugh Therapy: a Comedy Zone Experience"

Oct. 6

Arcadia Live Theater, 717 Water St.

This is the last show in a six-month comedy series on the first Thursday of every month at the Arcadia Live Theater. John Wessling and Patrick Eady bring the laughs to this installment.

thearcadialive.org

Austin

Austin City Limits Music Festival

Oct. 7-9, 14-16

Zilker Park , 2207 Lou Neff Road

One of the country's largest celebrations of music, this six-day festival brings the magic of the famed public TV series "Austin City Limits" outside the studio and into Austin's most beloved park with more than 140 musical acts on eight stages over two weekends. Headliners this year include Red Hot Chili Peppers, Pink, the Chicks, SZA, Kacey Musgraves, and Lil Nas X.

aclfestival.com

Fredericksburg

First Friday Art Walk

Oct. 7

Various locations

Participating fine art galleries remain open until 8 p.m. so visitors have time to explore the various events and exhibits planned throughout the day and enjoy local refreshments. Just look for the galleries flying the Art Walk flag.

visitfredericksburgtx.com

Texas Mesquite Arts Festival

Oct. 7-9

Marktplatz, 100 block of West Main Street

This is the 28th year for the festival dedicated to the world's largest selection of original mesquite art. The event is a showcase for sculpture, furniture, wood turnings, architectural accents, gift items, ornaments, and other items.

texasmesquiteartfestivals.com

New Braunfels

Music and Wine Festival: Rockin’ with Texas Wine and Food

Oct. 7

Gruene Hall, 1281 Gruene Road

Benefiting the United Way of Comal County and presented by Gruene Hall and KNBT 92.1FM Radio New Braunfels, this annual event features a dinner catered by Gristmill River Restaurant, wine tasting, a private performance by a Gruene Hall favorite, and the Great Guitar Auction featuring guitars signed by some of the best artists to headline the historic stage.

gruenemusicandwinefest.org

Ingram

“The Legend of Sleepy Hollow”

Oct. 7-9, 14-16, 21-23

Hill Country Arts Foundation, 120 Point Theatre Road

In the dark, there’s something shadowy and intent on taking Ichabod’s life—the Headless Horseman. Poor Ichabod must outrun the galloping phantom. Does he? No one knows for sure because the schoolmaster is never seen again.

hcaf.com

Lampasas

Fall Fest

Oct. 8

Courtyard Square, 409 S. Pecan St.

Held next to the beautiful courthouse, patrons can shop for plants and garden art. Food vendors are on site.

Austin

Oktoberfest

Oct. 8

German Free School, 507 E. 10th St.

The German-Texan Heritage Society holds their annual festival featuring kid-friendly activities during the day along with live music and authentic German food.

germantexans.org

Fredericksburg

Monarch Celebration

Oct. 8

Wildseed Farms, 100 Legacy Drive

Celebrate the monarch butterfly migration at this "Tag and Release" program, with fun and educational activities for the whole family.

wildseedfarms.com

Stonewall

VFD Fall Fish Fry

Oct. 8

Stonewall Chamber of Commerce, 250 Peach St.

The 41st annual Stonewall Volunteer Fire Department fundraiser includes fried catfish with all the trimmings, prize drawings, and live entertainment.

Kerrville

Kerr County Market Days and Hill Country Swap Meet

Oct. 8

Kerr County Hill Country Youth Event Center, 3785 SH 27

Every month, Market Days features artists and crafters specializing in original handcrafted items. Hill Country Swap Meet is a monthly community garage sale/flea market.

kerrmarketdays.org

Ingram

Classic Nashville Live

Oct. 8

Cailloux Theater, 910 Main St.

Not just a concert, this is a full-stage production with authentic period sets, costumes, comedy, and all the stories behind the songs. Step back in time, when country music was king, with Jason Petty and Gail Bliss.

caillouxperformingarts.com

Kerrville

Hill Country Gun Show

Oct. 8-9

Hill Country Veterans Center, 411 Meadowview

The show offers new and used guns, knives, coins, cutting boards, ammunition, and other goods. All proceeds go to local veterans.

gunshowtrader.com

Boerne

Market Days

Oct. 8-9

Main Plaza, 100 N. Main St. 

On the second weekend of the month, this market offers hundreds of festive booths displaying everything from collectibles and remembrances of the past to modern innovations that bring a smile of wonder to those who stroll past.

boernemarketdays.com/boerne.html

Bandera

Barrel Race

Oct. 9

Mansfield Park Rodeo Arena, Park Road

Come see barrel racing at Mansfield Park presented by Riding on Faith. Watch as the talented youth show you how it's done. The divisions are Open 4D and Youth 3D.

banderacowboycapital.com/location/mansfield-park-rodeo-arena

New Braunfels

Music and Wine Festival: Sunday Songwriter Shindig

Oct. 9

Gruene Hall, 1281 Gruene Road

As part of the 36th annual Gruene Food and Wine Festival enjoy an acoustic lineup of Texas’ best songwriters on the legendary Gruene Hall stage. Presented by KNBT and Gruene Hall, proceeds benefits the United Way of Comal County.

gruenemusicandwinefest.org

Cedar Park

Los Ángeles Azules In Concert

Oct. 13

H-E-B Center at Cedar Park , 2100 Avenue of the Stars

The Los Ángeles Azules are a Mexican musical group that plays the "cumbia sonidera" genre, which is a "cumbia" subgenre using the accordion and synthesizers.

hebcenter.com/events/detail/los-angels-azules-2022

Burnet

Utopiafest Down in the Oaks

Oct. 14-15

Reveille Peak Ranch, 105 CR 114

What began as a gathering of music lovers on a ranch has evolved into a weekend of camping and live music featuring more than 35 bands. Festivalgoers enjoy a curated culinary experience, a wine grove, a Texas craft beer garden, workshops, art installations, and a kids' area.

utopiafest.com

Fredericksburg

Trade Days

Oct. 14-16

Fredericksburg Trade Days, 355 Sunday Farms Lane

Shop more than 350 vendors in seven barns and acres of antiques, collectibles, tools, crafts, shabby chic, primitives, ranch furniture, hunting accessories, candles, unique clothing, jewelry, food, and other items.

fbgtradedays.com

"The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance"

Oct. 14-16, 21-23

Steve W. Shepherd Theater, 1668 US 87 South

Fredericksburg Theater Company presents this production that takes audiences on a journey into the 1890 Wild West and the classic themes of good versus evil, law versus the gun, and one man versus Liberty Valance. It's a tale of love, hope, and revenge set against the vicious backdrop of a lawless society.

fredericksburgtheater.org

Boerne

Night Hikes for Adults

Oct. 14

Cibolo Center for Conservation, 140 City Park Road

Join naturalist Jasmine Torrez and explore the Cibolo Center for Conservation to discover various living organisms that call the Cibolo home.

cibolo.org/calendar

Llano

PBR Bull Riding

Oct. 15

John L. Kuykendall Event Center and Arena, 2200 W. RR 152

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

llanopbr.com

Fredericksburg

Knights of Columbus Bestfest

Oct. 15

Marktplatz, 100 block of West Main Street

Not quite Oktoberfest but the Bestfest, with specialty beer and sausage tastings, live music and polka bands, prizes, games for kids, and proceeds benefiting local charities.

kcbestfest.com

Bandera

Riding on Faith Cowboy Capital Bull Bash

Oct. 15

Mansfiled Park, 2886 SH 16 North

Cheer on the participants in pee wee, junior, senior, novice and open bull riding and mutton bustin' contests.

ridingonfaithrodeo.com

Riding on Faith Barrel Racing

Oct. 15

Mansfiled Park, 2886 SH 16 North

See barrel racing presented by Riding on Faith at Mansfield Park. Watch as the talented youth show the adults how it's done.

ridingonfaithrodeo.com

Kerrville

Chalk Festival

Oct. 15-16

Peterson Plaza, Downtown Kerrville, Main Street

This annual street painting festival celebrates chalk art, with kids' chalk zones, free family activities, great food, and music.

kerrvillechalk.org

New Braunfels

Old Gruene Market Days

Oct. 15-16

Gruene Historic District

Nearly 100 vendors offer uniquely crafted items and packaged Texas foods.

gruenemarketdays.com

Austin

The Black Keys in Concert

Oct. 17

Moody Center, 2001 Robert Dedman Drive

The Black Keys are bringing The Dropout Boogie Tour to Moody Center with special guests Band of Horses and The Velveteers. Formed in Akron, Ohio in 2001, The Black Keys have been called “rock royalty” by the Associated Press and “one of the best rock ‘n’ roll bands on the planet” by Uncut. Cutting their teeth playing small clubs, the band has gone on to sell out arena tours and released nine previous studio albums.

moodycenteratx.com/event/the-black-keys

Georgetown

October Month of the Arts Celebration

Oct. 20-22

Downtown Georgetown Cultural District, 817 S. Main St.

Georgetown celebrates October Month of the Arts over three days and begins with an Autumn Art Stroll on Thursday in the downtown Georgetown Cultural District and includes arts facilities and arts businesses across the entire district. There is a celebration of the Georgetown Main Street Program's 40th anniversary on Friday at Grace Heritage Center. The Month of the Arts culminates on Saturday for the inaugural South Main Arts Festival in the new South Main Arts District.

arts.georgetown.org/arts-and-culture-program-events

Fredericksburg

Food and Wine Fest

Oct. 20-22

Various locations

Indulge at the 31st annual Fredericksburg Food and Wine Fest, a grand celebration of Texas food and wine with musical entertainment and fun plus several special events at different locations including Messina Hof Hill Country, Becker Vineyards, and the Marktplatz in downtown Fredericksburg.

fbgfoodandwinefest.com

Bandera

Third Thursday Cowboy Camp with Lew Peterbaugh

Oct. 20

Bandera Beverage Barn, 1407 SH 16 North

Bring your guitar to play along or simply come to listen. Pickers who play cowboy, Texas, or Western swing music are welcome to sit in.

banderacowboycapital.com/business/bandera-beverage-barn

Taylor

Williamson County Fair and Rodeo

Oct. 21-23

Williamson County Expo Center, 5350 Bill Picket Trail

It's rodeo time in Taylor and this three-day fair and rodeo consists of shopping vendors, great food and drinks, family fun, live music, rodeo performances, a carnival, and a wine and beer garden.

wilcoexpo.com

Austin

Formula 1 Aramco US Grand Prix

Oct. 21-21

Circuit of The Americas, 9201 Circuit of the Americas Blvd

The pinnacle of motorsports is returning to Texas for a three-day celebration of speed and sound. The Formula 1 U.S. Grand Prix provides an action-packed experience that fuses world-class racing with major championship implications. There's no shortage of star power as superstars hit the Super Stage with post-race performances each night.

circuitoftheamericas.com/f1

Gem Capers 2022

Oct. 21-23

Palmer Events Center, 900 Barton Springs Road

Hosted by Austin Gem and Mineral Society, this gem and mineral show offers over 30 vendors selling jewelry, beads, gemstones, minerals, crystals, fossils, and spheres. Exhibits include a touch table of rocks and fossils, fluorescent minerals, and members’ collections.

agms-tx.org

Kyle

Center Street Trick-or-Treat

Oct. 22

Mary Kyle Hartson City Square Park, 101 S. Burleson St.

Local businesses and organizations set up tents and tables at Mary Kyle Hartson City "Scare" Park to provide a fun and safe opportunity for trick-or-treating. All ghosts and goblins young and old are invited to come out to the Treat Trail for a fun afternoon of treats as well as a costume and pumpkin decorating contest. All participants must decorate their pumpkin on site. Paint and pumpkins are provided. A few vendors sell children's items, and food and drink vendors are also available.

cityofkyle.com/recreation/center-street-trick-or-treat-4

Cottonwood Shores

Legends of the Falls Hayride Theatre Event and Festival

Oct. 22-23

Cottonwood Shores Community Park, 4111 Cottonwood Drive

This one-of-a-kind theatrical event highlights the unique history of Cottonwood Shores, which has roots reaching back to the Texas Revolution as well as prehistoric Native American settlements. Participants embark on a hayride with an on-board tour guide who points out key historical sites in the city. The ride pauses at featured locations to hear from the "legends" who carved the paths for the current way of life in Texas Hill Country. In addition to the hayrides, there is a festival at the base site, along with demonstrations of historical tools, such as how to use the atlatl, flint knapping for arrowheads, and cannon fire used during the Texas Revolution.

Fredericksburg

Hill Country Indian Artifact Show

Oct. 22

Lady Bird Johnson Municipal Park, 432 Lady Bird Drive

This show features a wide variety of some of the finest Native American artifacts from Texas and the United States including arrowheads, pottery, and beads.

visitfredericksburgtx.com

New Braunfels

Texas Clay Festival

Oct. 22-23

Gruene Historic District

Respected potters and sculptors from around Texas display and sell their wares, and demonstrate a variety of techniques. Hands-on activities are available for children.

texasclayfestival.com

Kerrville

Open Pro Rodeo

Oct. 22

Kerr County Hill Country Youth Event Center, 3785 SH 27

Rodeo events include bareback and saddle bronc riding, calf roping, team roping, ladies barrel racing, bull riding, calf scramble, and mutton busting for the kids.

lmrodeo.com

Kerrville Mountain Bike Fest

Oct. 22-23

Kerrville-Schreiner Park, 2385 Bandera Highway

The largest mountain bike festival in Texas appeals to families as well as a wide variety of outdoor adventure participants, with several events to choose from.

kerrvillemountainbikefestival.com

Haunted Ghoul Pool

Oct. 22-23

Kerrville Olympic Pool, 601 Olympic Drive

With family-friendly tours and scarier haunted tours, this event offers a night of goosebumps, spooks, and screams as Olympic Pool is transformed into a ghoulish haunted house.

kerrvilletx.gov

Austin

Austin Symphony Orchestra: Halloween Children's Concert

Oct. 23

Long Center, 701 W. Riverside Drive

This concert is a wonderful chance to introduce children to the wonders of live orchestral music and also a great opportunity to wear costumes and have tons of fun. The concert hall is decorated top to bottom to enhance children's concert experience. It’s creepy, crawly, and spooky!

my.austinsymphony.org/halloweenconcert

Bandera

Frontier Times Fourth Sunday Jamboree

Oct. 23

Frontier Times Museum, 510 13th St.

On the fourth Sunday of each month, the Frontier Times Museum hosts this family-friendly event that offers live music, storytelling, and other performances.

frontiertimesmuseum.org

Austin

Levitation

Oct. 27-30

Various locations

This independent festival has grown from a small word-of-mouth event to an internationally acclaimed, full-weekend event that attracts bands and attendees from all over the world.

levitation-austin.com

Austin Film Festival

Oct. 27-Nov. 3

Various locations

Recognized as one of the top film festivals in the country, this cinematic event shines the spotlight on both top-billed films and indies alike.

austinfilmfestival.com

Brownwood

Trick-or-Treat Trail

Oct. 27

Depot Plaza, 600 E. Depot St.

The 11th annual Trick-or-Treat Trail is a great place to take kids for games, treats, and food truck fare. There's a movie night following the fun.

visitbrownwood.com

Kerrville

Texas Fleece and Fiber Festival

Oct. 27-30

Kerr County Hill Country Youth Event Center, 3785 SH 27

Fiber artists, enthusiasts, and producers come together under one roof. Vendors from all over Texas and beyond offer their products and art over the course of three days. Teachers and speakers share information in classes from fiber arts to animal husbandry practices. There are also demonstrations, exhibits, and smaller events (Texas Make It with Wool, TAGRA Jackpot Show, and Texas Sheep Dog Association).

texasfleeceandfiber.com

Llano

Llano River Pumpkin Float

Oct. 29

Badu Park, 300 Legion Drive

Bring your carved pumpkins and enjoy the evening float and glow as you see lots of carved and lit pumpkins gliding across the Llano River. Witches, fairies, pirates, and mermaids are welcome, as costumes are encouraged.

llanochamber.org

Boerne

Black Rifle Block Party

Oct. 29

Black Rifle Coffee Co., 101 S. Main St.

At this family-friendly event, enjoy live music, a car show, and food and beverages from participating businesses.

ci.boerne.tx.us

Music in the Cave: Haunted Show

Oct. 29

Cave Without a Name Throne Room, 325 Kreutzberg Road

The Rahim Quazi Trio returns with an eerie evening in the Cave Throne Room just before Halloween. The cave is haunted with tales and songs including "Moonlight Sonata" (played in total darkness), the themes from "Young Frankenstein" and "A Nightmare Before Christmas," Danse Macabre, plus the haunting melodies from Rahim Quazi's album "Ghost Hunting."

cavewithoutaname.com

Taylor

Main Street Car Show

Oct. 30

Taylor Main Street, 1519 N. Main St.

Historic Main Street hosts classic to cutting-edge cars from near and far. Feast your eyes on approximately 500 cars. Enjoy art exhibits, food, music, and shopping.

ci.taylor.tx.us

Kerrville

Family Fright Night

Oct. 31

Louise Hays Park, 202 Thompson Drive

The Parks and Recreation Department invites all ghosts, goblins, and creatures of the night to join in for an evening of safe and traditional family fun at the park. Activities include trick or treating, games, and a costume contest.

kerrvilletx.gov

Austin

"Chicago"

Nov. 1-6

Bass Concert Hall, 2350 Robert Dedman Drive

After 25 years, "Chicago" is still the one musical with everything that makes Broadway shimmy-shake: a universal tale of fame, fortune, and all that jazz, with one show-stopping song after another. The musical has received six Tony Awards, two Olivier Awards, a Grammy, and thousands of standing ovations.

broadwayinaustin.com

Carrie Underwood in Concert

Nov. 2

Moody Center, 2001 Robert Dedman Drive

From "American Idol" to American country music star, Carrie Underwood has created a highly successful career and remains a fixture in pop country music.

countrystars.live/concerts/carrie-underwood-tickets/austin-tx

Brownwood

Photography Exhibit

Nov. 3-24

Brownwood Art Center, 215 Fisk Ave.

The Brownwood Art Association features its photography group and showcases their impressive work.

brownwoodart.org

Austin

Garage and Estate Sale

Nov. 4-6

Palmer Events Center, 900 Barton Springs Road

Tens of thousands of items are up for sale at bargain prices. Shop from jewelry, tools, vintage collectibles, and children’s clothing plus loads more. All proceeds go to support The Settlement Home for Children (The Home), which serves individuals who have experienced severe emotional trauma, abuse, and neglect.

settlementhome.org/garage-sale

Lampasas

Hunter's Welcome

Nov. 4

Lampasas H-E-B , 705 S. Key Ave.

The Lampasas County Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center ushers in the hunting season by welcoming area hunters to the Lampasas community. Come to the H-E-B parking lot to get a barbecue sack lunch (Texas-sized barbecue sandwich with all the fixings, chips, cookie, and drink) for $8.00. The first 250 people in line get a goodie bag.

lampasaschamber.org

New Braunfels

Wurstfest

Nov. 4-13

Wurstfest, 120 Landa St.

During the 10-day festival, find a variety of entertainment, food, and fun while celebrating German culture. Enjoy carnival rides, games, German and Texan beers, special events, and the finest Bavarian-style entertainment.

wurstfest.com

Fredericksburg

First Friday Art Walk

Nov. 4

Various locations

Participating fine art galleries remain open until 8 p.m. so visitors have time to explore the various events and exhibits planned throughout the day and enjoy local refreshments. Just look for the galleries flying the Art Walk flag.

visitfredericksburgtx.com

Bandera

BuckFest Gala

Nov. 4

Mansfiled Park Show Barn, 2886 SH 16 North

Bandera County Chamber of Commerce's annual BuckFest Gala features a social hour, dinner and dance, live and silent auctions, and a raffle.

banderatex.com

Boerne

Night Hikes for Adults

Nov. 4

Cibolo Center for Conservation, 140 City Park Road

Join naturalist Jasmine Torrez and explore the Cibolo Center for Conservation to discover various living organisms that call the Cibolo home.

cibolo.org/calendar

Master Artwork Show

Nov. 4-6

The Bevy Hotel, 101 Herff Road

This intimate and unique art experience features artists and interior designers who are available for discussions and consultations. Accomplished artists show 2-D art, sculptures, wearable art, glass, and more on display in the large and open space.  

ci.boerne.tx.us

Austin

Austin Celtic Festival

Nov. 5-6

Pioneer Farms, Pioneer Farms Drive

The largest gathering of Celts in Central Texas returns for its annual Celtic Festival. Internationally acclaimed as one of the few remaining festivals that celebrate the authentic music honed by the Celtic people, the Austin Celtic Festival goes beyond gimmicks to highlight traditions and achievements in a way that reminds audiences of the extraordinary craftsmanship and study that made places like Ireland and Scotland leaders in folk music and dance.

austincelticfestival.com

Round Rock

Fossil Fest

Nov. 5-6

Old Settler's Heritage Association, 3300 E. Palm Valley Blvd.

Bring the kids to the 29th annual Fossil Fest to meet scientists, dig for fossils, check out specimens from around the world, and participate in family-friendly workshops.

austinpaleo.org/fest.html

Austin

Texas Book Festival

Nov. 5-6

Various locations

The festival has evolved into one of the premier literary events in the country and hosts about 250 authors each year. Join other bookworms for readings, panel discussions, signings, cooking demonstrations, live music, local food, YA authors, children's activities, and fun literary-related happenings like the annual Lit Crawl. This year's event takes place at Symphony Square and Austin Central Library.

texasbookfestival.org

Bulverde

Saturday Night Rodeo

Nov. 5, 12, 19, 26

Tejas Rodeo Company, 401 Obst Road

The family-friendly rodeo and live music series takes place each Saturday through the last weekend in November. After the rodeo, guests can enjoy live music and dancing. Beer, wine, cocktails, and soft drinks are served throughout the rodeo grounds, as well as delicious Texas barbecue, tacos, steak, burgers, and other foods.

tejasrodeo.com

Harper

VFD Opening Day of Hunting Season Fish Fry

Nov. 5

Harper Fire Station, 84 N. Ranch Road 783

The annual catfish dinner is a fundraiser held on the opening day of hunting season to benefit the Harper Volunteer Fire Department and Emergency Medical Services.

harpervfd-ems.com

Bandera

Market Days

Nov. 5

Bandera County Courthouse Lawn, 500 Main St.

The first Saturday of every month, this market is open with arts and crafts vendors on the courthouse lawn in downtown Bandera.

banderabusiness.com

Cowboys On Main

Nov. 5, 12, 19, 26

Downtown Bandera, Main Street

Enjoy free cowboy fun in downtown Bandera. Listen to a chuckwagon storyteller, hop on a saddle-broke Longhorn, or take a horse-drawn wagon tour of Bandera. Most Saturdays, the Bandera Cattle Company Gunfighters perform gun battle reenactments at "Rattlesnake Ridge" behind the Convention and Visitors Bureau.

banderabusiness.com

Medina

Medina VFD Hunters Game Dinner

Nov. 5

The Farm Country Club, 475 Pue Road

Medina Volunteer Fire Department hosts its annual Hunters Game Dinner, a fundraiser with dinner and a dance.

medinavfd.com

Kerrville

Kerr County Market Days and Hill Country Swap Meet

Nov. 5

Kerr County Hill Country Youth Event Center, 3785 SH 27

Every month, Market Days features artists and crafters specializing in original handcrafted items. Hill Country Swap Meet is a monthly community garage sale/flea market.

kerrmarketdays.org

Holiday Magic Handmade Crafts Sale

Nov. 5

Elk's Lodge, 1907 Junction Highway

Holiday decorations, handmade crafts, gifts, boutique items, jewelry, a bake sale, and a light lunch are available at this event, with proceeds supporting local charities.

facebook.com/craftingforgood

Boerne

Fall Diva Night

Nov. 10

Hill Country Mile, Main Street

The best girls' night out on the Mile is back. Fall Diva Night bursts with late shopping hours, cocktails, delicious bites, music, and other fun. Come out and support local businesses with a night of fun shopping.

ci.boerne.tx.us

Ingram

ArtMart Christmas Gift Showcase

Nov. 11-Dec. 17

Hill Country Arts Foundation, 120 Point Theatre Road

This annual holiday shopping showcase features handmade crafts by area artists.

hcaf.com

Austin

Powwow

Nov. 12

Travis County Expo Center, 7311 Decker Lane

For more than 25 years, the Austin Powwow has been the largest powwow of its kind in Texas, featuring American-Indian dancing, singing, arts and crafts, the Native Market, and food.

austinpowwow.net

Fredericksburg

Disney's "High School Musical JR"

Nov. 12-13

Steve W. Shepherd Theater, 1668 US 87 South

Fredericksburg Theater Company presents a junior stage version of Disney's smash-hit musical. A "brainiac" girl and "jock" boy cause an upheaval when they decide to audition for the high school musical. Together, their alliance might just open the door for other students to shine as well.

fredericksburgtheater.org

Bandera

Veterans Parade and Honors

Nov. 12

Various locations

The American Legion 157 Post organizes this 20th annual celebration that includes displays, information booths, a special program honoring Vietnam War-era veterans, a parade on Main Street, and a veterans and spouses barbecue.

al157tx.org

Kerrville

Texas Gun and Knife Show

Nov. 12-13

Kerr County Hill Country Youth Event Center, 3785 SH 27

Vendors sell new and used guns, knives, ammunition, coins, jewelry, camping gear, and outdoor accessories.

texasgunandknifeshows.com

Open Car Show and Parade

Nov. 12

Kerrville VA Hospital, 3600 Memorial Highway

The open car show and parade includes live entertainment, food, fun, and great comradery; benefits the patients at the Kerrville VA Hospital; and 100% of proceeds benefit VA patients.

everycarshow.com

Boerne

Market Days

Nov. 12-13

Main Plaza, 100 N. Main St. 

On the second weekend of the month, this market offers hundreds of festive booths displaying everything from collectibles and remembrances of the past to modern innovations that bring a smile of wonder to those who stroll past.

boernemarketdays.com/boerne.html

New Braunfels

Holidays in Gruene: Sip-N-Shop

Nov. 15

Gruene Historic District

Stroll through Gruene Historic District enjoying complimentary beverages and special offers at the many participating shops. This event is also the official "Kringle Cash" kickoff, available at select retailers. Stroll as long as you can, then rest your feet at Gruene Hall with free live music.

holidaysingruene.com

Austin

A Christmas Affair

Nov. 16-20

Palmer Event Center, 900 Barton Springs Road

More than 200 retail merchants are on site for holiday shopping. Over the five-day period, more than 25,000 people come through to shop for everyone on their lists.

jlaustin.org/a-christmas-affair

Bandera

Third Thursday Cowboy Camp with Lew Peterbaugh

Nov. 17

Bandera Beverage Barn, 1407 SH 16 North

Bring your guitar to play along or simply come to listen. Pickers who play cowboy, Texas, or Western swing music are welcome to sit in.

banderacowboycapital.com/business/bandera-beverage-barn

New Braunfels

Weihnachtsmarkt

Nov. 18-20

New Braunfels Convention and Visitor's Center, 375 S. Castell Ave.

Weihnachtsmarkt (Vy-noks-markt) is a German-style Christmas Market with a Texas twist. Held the weekend before Thanksgiving, this New Braunfels tradition offers the charm of the open-air Christmas markets of Germany, except indoors. Enjoy gemutlichkeit (good cheer) and three days of shopping for authentic German ornaments, unique Christmas decorations, specialty items, apparel, and fabulous gifts from a wide array of retail merchants and artisans.

newbraunfelsweihnachtsmarkt.com

Marble Falls

Walkway of Lights

Nov. 18, 2022-Jan. 1, 2023

Lakeside Park, 305 Buena Vista Drive

This is one of the biggest holiday events in the Highland Lakes each year. Two million lights on more than 130 sculptures illuminate Lakeside Park beginning each year in November. On weekends and holidays, including Thanksgiving and Christmas Eve, children can visit with Santa and his elves. There is no charge, but donations are accepted.

visitmarblefalls.org/christmas-season

Fredericksburg

Trade Days

Nov. 18-20

Fredericksburg Trade Days, 355 Sunday Farms Lane

Shop more than 350 vendors in seven barns and acres of antiques, collectibles, tools, crafts, shabby chic, primitives, ranch furniture, hunting accessories, candles, unique clothing, jewelry, food, and other items.

fbgtradedays.com

Ingram

"A Christmas Carol"

Nov. 18-20, 25-27; Dec. 2-4, 9-11

Hill Country Arts Foundation, 120 Point Theatre Road

"A Christmas Carol" recounts the story of Ebenezer Scrooge, an elderly miser who is visited by the ghost of his former business partner Jacob Marley and the spirits of Christmas Past, Present and Yet to Come. After their visits, Scrooge is transformed into a kinder, gentler man.

hcaf.com

Fredericksburg

Historic Home Tour and Holiday Market

Nov. 19

Pioneer Museum, 325 W. Main St.

The Gillespie County Historical Society offers tours of historic homes in and around Fredericksburg as well as a holiday market that's decorated in its holiday finest.

pioneermuseum.org

New Braunfels

Holidays in Gruene: Old Gruene Market Days and Photos with Cowboy Kringle

Nov. 19-20

Gruene Historic District

Nearly 100 vendors offer uniquely crafted items and packaged Texas foods. Reserve a spot in advance to create a lasting Christmas memory with Cowboy Kringle, Gruene's own brand of Santa.

holidaysingruene.com

Kerrville

Holiday Lighted Parade and Christmas Tree and Tranquility Lighting Ceremonies

Nov. 19

Kerr County Courthouse, 700 Main St.

Officially welcome the holiday season, and most importantly the arrival of Santa Clause riding in on his signature fire truck, at this holiday event. Grab your hot cocoa and join others for this annual downtown community tradition.

kerrvilletx.gov

New Braunfels

Holidays in Gruene: Turkey Trot and Kids' Turkey Chase

Nov. 24

Gruene Historic District

Start your Thanksgiving day with the 14th annual 5K run/walk through Gruene Historic District. Kids under 12 years old have a blast chasing a turkey mascot for a quarter mile. Races begin and end in front of Gruene Hall and benefit local charities, including the Comal County Sheriff's Green Santa Program and the New Braunfels Police Department Blue Santa Program.

holidaysingruene.com

Llano

Starry Starry Nights Lighted Christmas Park

Nov. 25-Dec. 31

Badu Park, 300 W. Legion Drive

Sip hot chocolate and stroll along the Llano River enjoying all of the displays that light up Badu Park. It's a great place to celebrate the season with family and friends.

llanostarrystarrynights.com

Fredericksburg

The Peddler Holiday Show

Nov. 25-27

Gillespie County Fairgrounds and Exhibition Hall, 530 Fair Drive

Celebrating over 40 years as Texas' favorite arts and crafts show, the Peddler Holiday Show always arrives at the perfect time for holiday shopping.

peddlershow.com

Trade Days Holiday Encore

Nov. 25-27

Fredericksburg Trade Days, 355 Sunday Farms Lane

Shop twice in November at this encore Trade Days, with over 350 vendors in seven barns, acres of antiques, a biergarten, and live music.

fbgtradedays.com

Eisbahn Outdoor Ice Skating

Nov. 25-Jan. 2

Marktplatz, 100 block of West Main Street

This annual seasonal outdoor ice skating rink benefits the Heritage School, the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, and the Boys and Girls Club of Fredericksburg.

heritageschool.org/eisbahn

New Braunfels

Holidays in Gruene: Photos with Cowboy Kringle

Nov. 25-27

Gruene Historic District

Reserve a spot in advance to create a lasting Christmas memory with Cowboy Kringle, Gruene's own brand of Santa.

holidaysingruene.com

Boerne

Dickens on Main

Nov. 25-26

Hill Country Mile, 100 N. Main St. 

Boerne’s historic Hill Country Mile transforms into a vintage Christmas experience, with nonstop entertainment in various holiday villages set up throughout the venue. The celebration’s main attractions include live music and performances, visits with Santa Claus, ice sculpting, children’s take-home crafts, snow along Main Street, roving musicians, carolers, and other revelers.

adickenscelebration.com

Austin

City-Wide Vintage Sale

Nov. 26-27

Palmer Events Center, 900 Barton Springs Road

Shop over 100 vendors for vintage clothing, midcentury modern decor, vintage art, collectibles, lighting, upcycled art, and unique finds at Austin's famous vintage paradise open since 1977.

citywidevintagesale.com

Boerne

Music in the Cave: Sounds of the Season

Nov. 26

Cave Without a Name Throne Room, 325 Kreutzberg Road

Enjoy Tinsel, an a cappella quartet, for sounds of the Christmas season with contemporary classics and beloved carols. Described as sleek, sophisticated, and distinctive, Tinsel has a roster of professional singers who are Grammy winners and classically trained vocalists. They entertain audiences with classical and contemporary original arrangements of holiday favorites.

cavewithoutaname.com

Bandera

Frontier Times Fourth Sunday Jamboree

Nov. 27

Frontier Times Museum, 510 13th St.

On the fourth Sunday of each month, the Frontier Times Museum hosts this family-friendly event that offers live music, storytelling, and other performances.

frontiertimesmuseum.org

Sonora

Downtown Christmas

Nov. 30

Main Street

A twinkling, lighted parade strolls down Main Street with a live nativity scene to ring in the Christmas season.

sonoratexas.org

Austin

City-Wide Vintage Sale

Dec. 10-11

Palmer Events Center, 900 Barton Springs Road

Shop over 100 vendors for vintage clothing, midcentury modern decor, vintage art, collectibles, lighting, upcycled art, and unique finds at Austin's famous vintage paradise open since 1977.

citywidevintagesale.com

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