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Kerrville

Southwest Gourd Fine Art Show

May 14-16, 19-23, 26-30; June 2-6, 9-13, 16-20, 23-27, 30; July 1-3

The nation's finest gourd artists compete in a variety of categories....

Kerrville Folk Festival

May 21-June 7

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

Texas Masters of Fine Art and Craft

May 22-24

This exhibition is a showcase for some of the finest professional artists and craftspeople from acro...

Kerrville Festival of the Arts

May 23-24

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

Lampasas

LTX Barbecue Fest

April 3-4

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

Riata Roundup Rodeo

May 28-30

Enjoy classic rodeo acts like a mutton bustin', bareback and saddle bronc riding, breakaway roping, ...

Sulphur Creek Car Cruise

June 13

See spectacular cars and enjoy the burn out competition. The top 25 vehicles receive awards. There a...

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...

Llano

Llano River Chuckwagon Cookoff

April 2-4

On the banks of the Llano River, enjoy a chuckwagon cookoff with biscuits, chicken-fried steak, bean...

Llano Fiddle Fest Weekend

April 3-5

Celebrate the fiddle with this weekend that's all about capturing and maintaining a musical traditio...

Llano Crawfish Open

April 17-18

It's crawfish season and the Llano Crawfish Open celebrates with great food, arts and crafts, the Cr...

Petticoats on the Prairie Vintage Market

April 24-25

Join along for two days of vintage shopping. Petticoats on the Prairie was founded in 2010 and is th...

Open Pro Rodeo

June 5-6

Watch bronc bustin', bull riding, barrel racing, and team roping. The parade is on Friday around dow...

Llano VFD Barbecue Cookoff

June 12-13

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

Rock'N Riverfest

July 4

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

Marble Falls

"Howdy-Roo" Regional CASI Chili Championship and Lonestar Barbecue State Championship

May 2

The 49th annual chili championship and 26th annual barbecue championship competitions include chili,...

Highland Lakes Pod Backbone Creek Chili Cookoff

May 3

Sample a chili cookoff with proceeds benefiting local Marble Falls charities. ...

MayFest

May 6-9

This four-day event is jam-packed with a carnival, games, free concerts, washer pitching, and great ...

Mason

Home Tour

April 18

The Mason County Republican Women's 34th annual home tour is a one-day event that showcases historic...

New Braunfels

Old Gruene Market Days

April 18-19

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

Model Train Show

April 18-19

More than 65 train-related vendors sell train items. There are nine large train layouts and the club...

The Bellamy Brothers in Concert

May 1

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

Old Gruene Market Days

May 16-17

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

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...

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...

Spring Bead and Jewelry Show

June 12-14

Find great deals on wholesale beads, including fine jewelry, fashion jewelry, beading supplies, find...

Pride NB Blockparty

June 13

Come together to celebrate pride and support the LGBTQ+ community. Pride NB is a family-friendly eve...

ZZ Top in Concert

June 14

Formed in Houston in 1969, ZZ Top is an iconic American rock band that has produced hits such as "La...

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...

Ink Masters Tattoo Expo

June 19-21

Three full days of tattoos include daily competitions for best lettering, best sleeve pieces, best p...

Old Gruene Market Days

June 20-21

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

Sheryl Crow in Concert

June 20

American singer, songwriter, and actress Sheryl Crow has sold more than 50 million albums worldwide,...

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...

Frank Schlather Day

June 23

Also known as Frank’s Tranquilizer Hour, this event commemorates the legendary former “mayor” ...

Billy Currington

June 27

With eight No. 1 singles, five studio albums, and a Grammy nomination, country singer-songwriter Bil...

A note regarding COVID-19

Due to concerns over the spread of coronavirus, some events have been postponed or canceled in the interest of safety and participants’ well-being. Please make sure to check the event website, social media, or call ahead to confirm an event is still taking place if you are interested in attending.

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