October

It’s here! Don’t miss The Texas Country Reporter Festival on Oct. 27!

WAXAHACHIE: Oct. 27 “Texas Country Reporter Festival” –  Meet Bob & Kelli, hosts of Texas Country Reporter, for one of the biggest and bets street fairs in the state. This 23rd annual event features artists, craftsmen, music, and food from all over the Lone Star State—much of it featured on the TV show over the years. Historic Downtown Waxahachie, 100 W. Main. waxahachiecvb.com 469-309-4040

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AUSTIN: Through Jan. 27, 2019 “Rodeo! The Exhibition” Experience the excitement of rodeos from around the state with this dynamic and comprehensive exhibition. Bullock Texas State History Museum, 1800 N. Congress Ave. thestoryoftexas.com 512-463-6485

AUSTIN: Oct. 4 “Party for the Parks“ Austin Parks Foundation is celebrating its 26th year of making public parks, trails, and green spaces better through volunteerism, innovative programming, advocacy, and financial support. The city’s biggest parks benefit party features local bites, tasty sips, and fun activities all to raise much needed funds for the places and spaces that make Austin, Austin Republic Square Park, 422 Guadalupe St. party.austinparks.org 512-477-1566

AUSTIN: Oct. 5-7, 12-14 “Austin City Limits Music Festival“ One of the country’s largest celebrations of live music, this two-weekend, 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. More than 150 musical acts—including Paul McCartney, Metallica, and Odesza—will take over eight stages, and the festival showcases local food vendors, brewers, artists, and pop-up shops and artists. Zilker Park, 2100 Barton Springs Road. aclfestival.com

AUSTIN: “Gem Capers 2018“. Gem and mineral show with over 30 vendors, Youth Day on Friday, exhibits, demonstrations, silent auction, door prizes and a grand prize. Palmer Events Center, 900 Barton Springs Rd, Fri 9am-6pm, Sat 9am-6pm, Sun 10am-5pm. www.agms-tx.org or showchairman@austingemandmineral.org  (512) 458-9546 HILL COUNTRY Fri 9-6, Sat 9-6, Sun 10-5 www-agms-tx.org (512) 458-9546

AUSTIN: Oct. 19-21 “Formula 1 United States Grand Prix“ World-renowned drivers will be in Austin to race around a state-of-the-art, 3.4-mile circuit track with capacity for 120,000 fans. Races will be followed with live performances by Bruno Mars and Britney Spears. Circuit of the Americas, 9201 Circuit of the Americas Blvd. circuitoftheamericas.com

AUSTIN: Oct. 20-21 “City-Wide Garage Sale“ Enjoy this vintage, collectible, and antique market. Palmer Events Center, 900 Barton Springs Road. cwgs.com 512-441-2828

AUSTIN: Oct. 20 “Murder, Mayhem, and Misadventure Walking Tour“ This 12th annual free event covers the chilling, untimely deaths of residents of Oakwood portrayed by actors at their gravesites. The 45-minute tours highlight historical events from the 1800s and start every 15-20 minutes. Kids under adult supervision are welcome, but please leave your pets at home and wear closed-toed shoes. Oakwood Cemetery, 1601 Navasota St. mmmtour.sachome.org
512-917-1666

AUSTIN: October 24 “STOP THE BURN GALA” A CASUAL NIGHT OUT TO STOP THE BURN. Austin’s own Bob Schneider headlines the inaugural STOP THE BURN GALA benefiting SJ Syndrome of Texas (SJSTX).  SJSTX leads the way the world becomes aware, understands, treats, and defeats Stevens-Johnson Syndrome (SJS).  SJS is a rare yet fatal reaction to medication that literally burns the skin and mucous membranes, leaving many survivors blind.  Local entrepreneur, SJS survivor, and creator of Handana (www.MyHandana.com), Katie Niemeyer, started the non-profit to help stop SJS from burning others. Wednesday, October 24, 2018, 5 p.m.-9 p.m. STILL AUSTIN WHISKEY CO., 440 St. Elmo Street, Austin, TX 78745. www.SJSyndrome.com

AUSTIN: Oct. 25-Nov. 1 “Austin Film Festival“ 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. Various locations. Austin filmfestival.com

AUSTIN: Oct. 27-28 “Texas Book Festival“ Last year’s iteration of this annual favorite welcomed 300 nationally and critically recognized authors and 50,000 attendees in a record-setting celebration of books, literacy, and the culture of ideas. Events are spread across more than 20 venues including the State Capitol, featuring more than 80 exhibitors, live music, local food trucks, family activities, and countless opportunities to meet authors and fellow book lovers. Texas State Capitol and surrounding grounds. Texasbookfestival.org 512-477-4055

BANDERA: Oct. 2 “Cowboy Capital Opry“ Grand Old Opry-style entertainment is hosted by Gerry and Harriet Payne. Includes refreshments and door prizes. Silver Sage Community Center, 803 Buck Creek. banderacowboycapital.com 830-796-3045

BANDERA: Oct. 6, 13, 20, 27 “Bandera Cattle Company Gunfighters“ Experience the excitement of the Wild West with re-created shootouts. Shows are at high noon and 2 p.m. Bandera Visitors Center, 126 SH 16 S. banderacowboycapital.com 830-796-3045

BANDERA: Oct. 6 “Bandera Market Days“ Shop arts and crafts vendors in downtown Bandera. Bandera County Courthouse Lawn, 500 Main St. banderacowboycapital.com 830-796-3045

BANDERA: Oct. 6, 13, 20, 27 “Cowboys on Main“ Every Saturday expect to see and interact with a sample of the Old West cowboy lifestyle on Bandera Main Street. banderacowboycapital.com 830-796-3045

BANDERA: Oct. 6 “Texas Hill Country Frogs for Freedom“ Ride All vehicles are welcome on this annual benefit run through the Texas Hill Country. Includes live music, live auction, 50/50 raffle, and a fish fry. Proceeds benefit the widows and children of fallen SEAL-SWCC Warriors. 11th Street Cowboy Bar, 307 11th St. banderacowboycapital.com 830-796-3045

BANDERA: Oct. 13 “Texas Hill Country Musicfest“ Annual fundraiser benefits local nonprofit organizations in Bandera with great live music. This year’s event will feature Walt Wilkins & the Mystiqueros. 11th Street Cowboy Bar, 307 11th St. banderacowboycapital.com 830-796-3045

BANDERA: Oct. 18 “Third Thursday Cowboy Camp“ Pickers who play cowboy, Texas, or Western swing music are welcome to sit in at this free event. Public welcome. Bandera Beverage Barn RV Park, 1407 SH 16 N. banderacowboycapital.com 830-796-3045

BANDERA: Oct. 27 “Cactus Rose Ultra Trail & Relay Race“ No whiners, wimps, or wusses. A trail of rugged and brutal beauty where everything cuts, stings, or bites. Hill Country State Natural Area, 10600 Bandera Creek Road. banderacowboycapital.com 830-796-3045

BURNET: Oct. 13 “Fort Croghan Day“ Watch a real blacksmith at work, see sugar cane made into syrup, observe bread baked in a wood-burning stove, and view a one-room school house where you can “do your lessons” on a slate board. Fort Croghan Museum, 703 Buchanan Drive. fortcroghan.org 512-756-8281

BURNET: Oct. 13 “Octoberfest“ Enjoy live music along with arts and crafts vendors, kids activities, local craft breweries, a 5K run, a classic car show, Hill Country wineries, a silent auction, face painting, a Wild West gun fight, and more. Downtown Square, 220 S. Pierce St.
burnetoctoberfest.com 512-756-6093

CEDAR PARK: Oct. 5 “Concert in the Park” Milburn Park – 1901 Sun Chase Blvd. 7 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. Band: Dysfunkshun Junkshun Admission is free. Bring your lawn chairs/blankets as there is plenty of space. Food concessions will be available; you are welcome to bring a picnic and your own ice chest. Glass containers are prohibited. For information, visit www.cedarparkparks.com or (512) 401-5500. 7 pm – 9:30 pm  512-401-5500

CEDAR PARK: Oct. 13 “Cedar Bark Fest“ Bring your dogs and enjoy vendors and entertainment. Food concessions will be available. Enter your dog on-site for the costume contests or the owner/pet look-alike contest. Cedar Park Bark Park, 2525 W. New Hope Drive. cedarparkparks.com 512-401-5528

CEDAR PARK: Oct. 16 “Taste of Cedar Park“ Listen to live music, sample great food from eateries around the city, and try local beverages. New sculptures in the Sculpture Garden will be unveiled. Event is for ages 21 and older. Cedar Park Sculpture Gardens, 1435 Main St. cedarparkchamber.org 512-260-7800

CEDAR PARK: Oct. 20-27 “Live Murder Mystery Train“ Austin Steam Train is hosting a murder mystery that includes beer, wine, dinner, and a live show, all within a three-hour train ride. For ages 21 and older. Austin Steam Train Association, 401 E. Whitestone Blvd., Suite C-100. austinsteamtrain.org 512-402-3830

COMFORT: Oct. 9 “Music in the Park“ Outdoor music featuring Mike Blakely & Anna. Cold non-alcoholic beverages provided. Bring lawn chairs. Comfort Park, 423 Main St. comfort-texas.com 830-995-3131

COMFORT: Oct. 13-31 “Scarecrow Invasion“ Visit Comfort to see many scarecrow displays. Businesses and residents go all out to create unique and imaginative scarecrows for the enjoyment of all who see them. Various locations. comfort-texas.com 830-995-3131

COMFORT: Oct. 20-21 “Fall Antique Show“ Sponsored by Texas Presentations, antique dealers will display their wares for sale. Comfort Park, 423 Main St. comfort-texas.com 830-995-3131

COMFORT: October 27 “Harvest Moon Celebration”. Harvest Moon Celebration is an old world festival celebrating the end of summer and the natural world. It offers a full day of entertainment, demonstrations, nature workshops, kids’ activities, music, great food, and craft vendors. Costumes are encouraged, especially for the kids, who can compete in our costume contest. Last Chance Forever hosts exciting bird of prey demonstrations and an owl walk after dark. Prepare to dance the evening away with Graham Warwick and his band. New in 2018 is dark-sky star gazing in our mobile observatory. 12 Noon – 9 PM http://www.harvestmooncelebration.com/ 830-431-0259

COUPLAND: Oct. 14 “Choo Choo Fest“ This annual event features a barbecue dinner created by Coupland’s Master Chef Peter Wabbel. Also included is a bake sale and a silent auction with antiques, fine art, arts and crafts, collectibles, and more. The Kiddie Express train gives families free rides through central Coupland. St. Peter’s Church of Coupland, 108 Wathen St. susangarry.wixsite.com/choochoofest 512-856-2564

DRIPPING SPRINGS: Oct. 13-14 “Hill Country Ranch Harvest Market“ This shopping event brings in vendors from across the state to show the best in clothing, gifts, jewelry, gourmet food, Texas handmade items, gifts for the guys, home and holiday decor, candles, accessories, and much more. Dripping Springs Ranch Park & Event Center, 1042 Event Center Drive.
texasmarketguide.com 888-225-3427

DEL RIO: October 13  “Big Raffle” The Big Raffle will be held on Saturday, October 13 at the Whitehead Memorial Museum. Tickets cost $100, and include 2 steak dinners. The grand prize is $10,000. Second prize is $1,000. There are many other prizes available. You do not need to be present to win. 6 PM www.drchamber.com 830-775-3551

DEL RIO: October 20. “Fiesta de Amistad International Parade“ The only parade that starts in one country and ends in another. October 19 – Abrazo Celebration – Amistad Dam October 20 – 21 – Arts & Crafts Fair — Greenwood Park 10 AM cityofdelrio.com 830-775-8558

DRIPPING SPRINGS: Oct. 19-21 “Dripping Springs Songwriters Festival“ You are invited to the heart of the beautiful Texas Hill Country to come and enjoy an exciting weekend of phenomenal singer/songwriter showcases. The Dripping Springs Songwriters Festival is an up close and personal chance to see, hear, and get to know some very talented performers who have a deep love of the art of songwriting. Downtown Dripping Springs, Mercer Street. drippingspringssongwritersfestival.com 512-858-4740

DRIPPING SPRINGS: Oct. 20 “Hill Country Living + Rainwater Revival Festival“ The ninth annual family-friendly event is the second year of expanded festivities including a new marketplace for artisans, natural products, and handmade goods; Raindrop Stop for kids with hands-on activities; exhibitors from the rainwater harvesting, green building, native landscaping, wildlife management and sustainable home industries; a food trailer court; and a Hill Country wine tour. Dripping Springs Ranch Park, 1042 Event Center Drive. hillcountryalliance.org/rainwaterrevival
512-263-9147

EARLY: Oct. 27-28 “Stagecoach Market Days“ This two-day event at a historical setting features 100-plus vendors of wood crafts, metal works, home decor, jewelry, art work, refurbished and repurposed antiques, handcrafted wood furniture, leather works, and glass works, plus boutiques, children’s items, and food vendors. Musical acts throughout the two days plus more. Stagecoach Station Venue, 400 Old Comanche Road. stagecoachstationvenues.com 325-200-8198

FREDERICKSBURG: Oct. 5 “First Friday Art Walk Fredericksburg“ Tour fine art galleries offering special exhibits, demonstrations, refreshments, and extended viewing hours the first Friday of every month. Various locations.ffawf.com 830-997-6523

FREDERICKSBURG: Oct. 5-7 “Oktoberfest Celebrate“ the fun and flavor of Fredericksburg’s German heritage with three days of music, food, drink, dancing, arts and crafts, children’s entertainment, and more at this 38th annual event. Marktplatz, 100 block of W. Main. oktoberfestinfbg.com 830-997-4810

FREDERICKSBURG: Oct. 12-28 “Dial ‘M’ for Murder” Who would want glamorous socialite Sheila Wendice dead? Full of twists, turns, and suspense, this gripping mystery presented by Fredericksburg Theater Company will keep you on the edge of your seat. Performances are on weekends. Steve W. Shepherd Theater, 1668 S. US 87. Fredericksburgtheater.org 830-997-3588

FREDERICKSBURG: Oct. 12-14 “Texas Mesquite Art Festival“ Features the world’s largest selection of original mesquite art, sculpture, furniture, turnings, architectural accents, gift items, ornaments, and more. Marktplatz, 100 block of W. Main. texasmesquiteartfestivals.com
830-997-8515

FREDERICKSBURG: Oct. 13 “Monarch Celebration“ This fun and educational event celebrates the monarch butterfly migration “tag and release” program. Wildseed Farms, 100 Legacy Drive. wildseedfarms.com 830-990-8080

FREDERICKSBURG: Oct. 13-14 “WWII Pacific Combat Zone“ Enjoy an educational experience you won’t find anywhere else from the new amphitheater seating, followed by a battle re-enactment set on an island somewhere in the Pacific. Hear the rattle of machine gun fire, the echoing blast of grenades, and feel the searing heat of the flamethrower as joint US forces take the Japanese-controlled hill. National Museum of the Pacific War, 311 E. Austin. pacificwarmuseum.org

FREDERICKSBURG: Oct. 19-21 “Fredericksburg Trade Days“ Shop more than 400 vendors in seven barns, with acres of antiques, a biergarten, and live music. 355 Sunday Farms Lane. fbgtradedays.com 830-990-4900

FREDERICKSBURG: “Historic Cherry Spring School Open House“ October 20th 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Driving Trail, established 2006, links 16 historic schools to Vereins Kirche, first Gillespie County School built 1847 on Fredericksburg Market Square. The 120-mile Trail Map directs visitors into the countryside to see one, several, or all schools. See early school BBQ pits, outdoor pavilions, stages and stage curtains, tin schools, and two Presidential Schools. No two are alike. Spend an hour or the day. Schools listed on National Register of Historic Places. Members of Country School Association of America. Today they function as community and learning centers, rentals for reunions, other social gatherings, and unique destination weddings. www.HistoricSchools.org 830-685-3321

FREDERICKSBURG: Oct. 20 “Knights of Columbus Bestfest“ Not quite Oktoberfest, but this ninth annual Bestfest entertains with specialty beer and sausage tastings, live music, prizes, kids games, and more. Proceeds benefit local charities. Marktplatz, 100 block of W. Main. kcbestfest.com 830-456-6279

FREDERICKSBURG: Oct. 27 “Fredericksburg Food & Wine Fest“ The 28th annual event features a grand celebration of Texas food and wine with musical entertainment and fun, plus several special events. Marktplatz, 100 block of W. Main. fbgfoodandwinefest.com 830-997-8515

FREDERICKSBURG: Oct. 27 “Hill Country Indian Artifact Show“ Features a wide variety of some of the finest Native American artifacts from Texas and the U.S. Gillespie County Fairgrounds, 530 Fair Drive. Hillcountryindianartifacts.com 830-626-5561

GRUENE: Oct. 4-7 “Gruene Music & Wine Fest“ This 32nd annual Americana event benefiting the United Way of Comal County features vintner and music events, wine, food and beer samplings, and the Great Guitar Auction. The Grapevine, 1612 Hunter Road. gruenemusicandwinefest.org 830-515-1914

GRUENE: Oct. 5, 12, 19, 26 “Friday Afternoon Club A Gruene Hall“ tradition where hipsters, oldsters, suits, locals, and drifters mix it up to get their weekend started, with cold beer, prize giveaways, and the best in Texas tunes broadcast live by KNBT 92.1 FM Radio New Braunfels. Gruene Hall. gruenehall.com

GRUENE: Oct. 14 “Gospel Brunch with a Texas Twist“ This New Orleans-style gospel brunch, led by Gruene Hall favorite Bret Graham, allows you to sit back and enjoy good food while listening to country-style gospel tunes. Gruene Hall, 1281 Gruene Road. gruenehall.com 830-515-1914

GRUENE: Oct. 18 “Come and Taste It“ A featured winery showcases three of its newest released, top-selling, or hardest-to-find wines, alongside a craft brew hand-picked by The Grapevine staff. Each event features live music and prize giveaways. The Grapevine, 1612 Hunter Road. grapevineingruene.com 830-606-0093

GRUENE: Oct. 20-21 “Old Gruene Market Days“ This monthly event (except January) has been held for more than 30 years and features more than 100 artisans offering items handmade by the vendors themselves. Free parking, admission, and live entertainment. Gruene Historic District, 1601 Hunter Road. gruenemarketdays.com 830-515-1914

GRUENE: Oct. 27-28 “Texas Clay Festival“ Respected potters and sculptors from around Texas display, sell their wares, and demonstrate a variety of techniques at the 26th annual event. Hands-on activities are available for children. Gruene Historic District. gruenetexas.com or
texasclayfestival.com 830-629-7975

INGRAM: Oct. 6-7 “Kerr County Celtic Festival & Hill Country Highland Games“ Enjoy song, dance, games, food, and more at Stonehenge II. Hill Country Arts Foundation, 120 Point Theatre Road. kerrcountyceltic.com 713-256-1173

JOHNSON CITY: Oct. 27 “Art Walk“ All galleries open for visitation and enjoyment from 4 to 8 p.m. Adult beverages and snacks provided. Nugent Avenue and Main Street. lbjcountry.com

JOHNSON CITY: Oct. 27-28 “Market Days“ Local artisans sell handmade items, bakery goods, jewelry, plants, and food. City Park, US 290 and Avenue G. lbjcountry.com 830-868-7684

KERRVILLE: Sept. 28-Oct. 25 “Guadalupe Watercolor Group“ Hill Country water media artists compete in this annual judged show. Kerr Arts & Cultural Center, 228 Earl Garrett St. kacckerrville.com 830-895-2911

KERRVILLE: Oct. 3-6 “Kerrville Outdoor Painters Event & Wet Paint Show & Sale“—“Bigger Than Texas” Watch artists paint all around Kerr County. Includes a quick draw competition, receptions, awards, and wet paint show and sale. Kerr Arts & Cultural Center, 228 Earl Garrett St. kacckerrville.com 830-895-2911

KERRVILLE: Oct. 5 “First Friday Wine Share“ On the first Friday of each month, gather with friends old and new to share new wines, meet new people, and talk business, art, and more. The Ridge Marketplace, 13439 RM 783 South. firstfridaywineshare.com 830-896-6600

KERRVILLE: Oct. 6 “Fall Native Plant Sale & Festival“ This native plant and tree sale includes speakers, exhibits, kid’s activities, and more. Riverside Nature Center, 150 Francisco Lemos St. riversidenaturecenter.org 830-257-4837

KERRVILLE: Oct. 6 “Kerr County 4-H Wild Game Dinner“ Enjoy a feast of wild game, as well as an auction and raffle. Kerr County Hill Country Youth Event Center, 3785 SH 27. kerr.agrilife.org 830-257-6568

KERRVILLE: Oct. 11 “Mozart to Bernstein” Symphony of the Hills presents this concert. Cailloux Theater, 910 Main St. symphonyofthehills.org 830-792-7469

KERRVILLE: Oct. 12-14 “James Avery Invitational Golf Tournament“ This 54-hole, two man tournament is played over three different golf courses. Comanche Trace, Riverhill & Scott Schreiner golf courses. jamesaveryinvitational.com 830-895-8500

KERRVILLE: Oct. 13 “Baby Boomer Comedy“ National touring comics Jan McInnis and Kent Fader perform their hilarious, clean comedy show. Cailloux Theater, 910 Main St. caillouxtheater.com 830-896-9393

KERRVILLE: Oct. 13-14 “Hill Country Gun Show“ Features approximately 70 various vendors. Hill Country Veterans Center, 411 Meadowview Lane. 830-315-3101

KERRVILLE: Oct 13 “Hill Country Swap Meet“ Features a giant community garage sale, flea market, and trade days all-in-one. Buy or sell new, used, antiques, collectibles, arts and crafts, knives, books, furniture, tools, clothing, kitchen and household items, and more. Concessions are available on site along with lots of free parking. Pets on a leash are welcome. Kerr County Hill Country Youth Event Center, 3785 SH 27. kerrmarketdays.org 830-459-6198

KERRVILLE: Oct. 13 “Kerr County Market Days“ Features an indoor marketplace for vendors of original handcrafted goods, artwork, and homegrown plants and produce. Pets on a leash are welcome. Kerr County Hill Country Youth Event Center, 3785 SH 27. kerrmarketdays.org
830-895-7524

KERRVILLE: Oct. 13-14 “Kerrville Chalk Festival“ The fourth annual festival celebrates the art of street painting. Event includes a kid’s chalk zone, great food, and music. Peterson Plaza in Downtown Kerrville, Main Street. kerrvillechalk.org 830-895-5222

KERRVILLE: Oct. 13 “Kerrville Sunrise Lions Club Color Fun 5K Run/Walk“ Proceeds benefit the Kerrville Sunrise Lions Club. Texas Lions Camp, 4100 San Antonio Highway. runsignup.com

KERRVILLE: Oct. 19-Nov. 4 “Witness for the Prosecution” The Agatha Christie thriller is performed. Playhouse 2000 VK Garage Theater, 305 Washington St. playhouse2000.com
 830-896-6116

KERRVILLE: Oct 25-28 “Kerr County Fair & Carnival/Midway“ The 39th annual fair includes judged creative arts exhibits, 4-H prospect show, bull riding, carnival and midway, parade, dance, vendors, and more. Kerr County Hill Country Youth Event Center, 3785 SH 27. kerrcountyfair.com 830-257-6833

KERRVILLE: Oct. 27 “Salvation Army Pumpkin Run 5/10K & Harvest Festival“ Eighth annual event includes a 5K/10K run/walk and free kid’s fun run. After the run, enjoy free food, games, costume contest, music, awards, and more. The Salvation Army Kroc Center, 201 Holdsworth Drive. kerrvillekroc.org 830-315-5762

KERRVILLE: Oct. 28-Nov. 26 “Watercolor Juried Show“ This is the 25th anniversary show and sale, featuring framed paintings by more than 75 local artists with a variety of styles and subject matter. 228 Earl Garrett St. guadalupewatercolorgroup.com 830-895-2911

KERRVILLE: Oct. 31 “Family Fright Night“ An evening of safe and traditional family fun includes trick or treating, games, food vendors, bounce houses, and more. Louise Hays Park, 202 Thompson Drive. kerrvilletx.gov 830-257-7300

LAMPASAS: Oct. 5-Nov. 11 “Spanish Influenza Epidemic Exhibit“ Explores the effects of the Spanish influenza epidemic in Lampasas County. The Spanish influenza epidemic, which coincided with World War I, was the deadliest single event in human history, killing an estimated 5 percent of the world population. Lampasas County Museum, 303 S. Western. lampasasmuseum.org 512-556-2224

LAMPASAS: Oct. 6-7 “Lampasas Trade Days“ Come meet the artists and craftsmen who create one-of-a-kind items. Merchandise ranges from antiques, collectibles, quilts, crafts, folk and fine art, and home furnishings. Marigold’s Antiques & More, 2646 US 190. marigoldsantiques.com 512-734-1294

LAMPASAS: Oct. 13 “Artober Festival/Jammin’ With Art in the Park Artworks“, arts and crafts, food vendors, children’s activities, live music, and beer and wine garden. Hanna Springs Sculpture Garden, Hackberry St. lampasaschamber.org 512-556-5172

LAMPASAS: Oct. 13 “Fall Fest Plants“, garden-related vendors, and seminars help visitors get ready for fall gardening. Downtown Square. 512-556-8030

LLANO: Oct. 19-20 “Llano River Chuck-wagon Cookoff“ This weekend includes a chuckwagon cookoff, vendors, live music, and an art show. Everyone wanting to explore the wonders of historic downtown and the county courthouse are welcome for the festivities of Llano’s Wild West Weekend. Badu Park, 300 Legion Drive. llanochuckwagoncookoff.com 325-247-5354

LLANO: Oct. 19-Nov. 3 “Western Trappings on the Llano” In its sixth year, this juried art exhibit and sale features the finest in custom gear and Western art. Llano County Historical Museum, 318 Bessemer St. westerntrappings.com 325-247-3026

LLANO: Oct. 27 “Llano River Pumpkin Float“ See pumpkins glowing, floating, and reflecting light as soon as it gets dark. If you would like to participate, bring your already carved pumpkins with a candle or light (please no paint or glitter, as we want to protect the river from anything unnatural.). This is like a giant art installation, and once the pumpkins are lit it is a beautiful sight to behold. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets for this relaxing and beautiful evening of family fun. Badu Park, 300 Legion Drive. facebook.com/llanoriver pumpkinfloat 325-247-5354

MASON: Oct. 6 “Seaquist Mansion Tours“ See the historic mansion. The Seaquist House, 400 Broad St. seaquist.org or masontxcoc.com 325-347-4058

MASON: Oct. 27 “Hallowine Fest“ Sandstone’s annual Winetasting and Hallowine Party features local Texas vineyards, free winetasting, music, and fun. Sandstone Cellars, 211 San Antonio St. sandstonecellars winery.com 325-347-9463

MASON: Oct. 27 “Mason Fall Arts Fest“ Features artists, musicians, and vendors. Historic Mason Square. masonartwalk.org/mason-arts-festival 325-347-5758

MEDINA: Oct. 5-8, 12-15, 19-22, 26-29 “Great Hill Country Pumpkin Patch“ A festival for children and the child in us all. Enjoy unlimited hayrides, a hay bale maze, and giant hay stacks; a petting zoo; instruments to play; and apple orchard, cider mill, and apple processing tours. Purchase and paint a pumpkin, attend storytelling and sing-along time, pet and groom a pony, or paint a mural. For a small fee you can ride a pony, take a barrel train ride, have your face painted, complete a sand art project, build a pomander, and feed the animals. Love Creek Orchards, 13558 SH 16 N.
banderacowboycapital.com 830-796-3045

MEDINA: Oct. 7 “Annual Cabrito and Barbecue Dinner“ Join the Medina Livestock & Wildlife Association (alias the “Wolf Club”) for this annual fundraiser serving cabrito, brisket, sausage, and all the trimmings. Includes a raffle and silent auction. Medina Community Center, Main Street. banderacowboycapital.com 830-796-3045

NEW BRAUNFELS: Through Jan. 31, 2019 “War Stories: New Braunfels in World War I” Presented as part of the commemoration of the 100th Anniversary of America’s role in WWI. New Braunfels’ uniquely German character compelled its citizens to respond with fervor once America was at war with Germany. On view in the exhibit will be artifacts from the Sophienburg’s rich collections—posters, photographs, uniforms, and other historical objects to showcase events, individuals and ideology during 1914-1919—as well as touch on the lasting impact of The Great War on America and on this German community. Sophienburg Museum & Archives, 401 W. Coll
St. sophienburg.com 830-629-1572

NEW BRAUNFELS: Oct. 6 “Rods at Riley’s Car Show“ Event includes live music, food, classic cars, hot rods, and motorcycles. Riley’s Tavern, 8894 FM 1102. facebook.com/rileys tavern
512-392-3132

NEW BRAUNFELS: Oct. 19-21 “North American Jewelry & Gift Show“ Buy directly from the source for beads, jewelry, fashion, gifts and more. Come meet wholesalers from all over the U.S. and see the industries latest products. New Braunfels Civic Center, 375 S. Castell Ave. nashows.com 210-410-0737

NEW BRAUNFELS: Oct. 27-28 “Train Show“ Event includes a free train ride on the Landa Park railroad for children up to 10 years of age. Civic/Convention Center, 375 S. Castell Ave.
nbrrm.org

OZONA: “Vintage Hat Happenings Exhibit“ October 1. The Crockett County Museum Board of Directors and staff would like to invite you to visit our exhibit – Vintage Hat Happenings! Opening in early February, the exhibit will run through the middle of October. This is one you won’t want to miss! With hats dating back to the early 19th century, you will be treated to a variety of hats, travel cases and boxes as well as other accessories used by many of the early pioneers of the area and their ancestors. Stop by or give us a call to learn more! Visit www.Ozona.com/EventsCalendar for more information. 9:00 am to 5:00 pm www.Ozona.com/EventsCalendar 325-392-2837

OZONA: Oct. 20 “Firefighter’s Fire Ball Benefit Dinner & Dance” The 4th Annual Firefighter’s Fire Ball, benefitting the Ozona Volunteer Fire Department, will be held at the Crockett County Convention Center.  There will be a catered dinner for the firefighters and their families, followed by a dance and silent auction which is open to the public. Contact Shelly Childress at 325-277-5381 for more information. 8:00 p.m. to midnight www.Ozona.com/EventsCalendar 325-277-5381


PIPE CREEK: October 6-7, 13-14, 20-21, 27-28 “Pipe Creek Pumpkin Patch“ Activities will include a hayride, hay jump, scarecrow dressing, visiting farm animals, and pumpkin painting with the purchase of a pumpkin. Snacks and drinks are available for purchase, as are other activities. Pipe Creek Christmas Tree Farm, 805 Phils Road. banderacowboycapital.com 830-796-3045

SAN MARCOS: Oct. 20 “PetFest“ A celebration of all pets, large and small. Enjoy the parade, kids games, arts and crafts, pet demos, pet and owner look-a-like contest, pet costumes, exhibits, concert, vendors, food, and more. San Marcos Plaza Park, 206 N. CM Allen Parkway. preventalitter.com/pet-fest 512-754-7257

SAN MARCOS: Oct. 25 “Farmer Fred’s Harvest Fall Carnival“ Free admission, carnival games, and a children’s costume contest. Concessions and other attractions will be available. Plaza Park, 206 N. CM Allen Parkway. facebook.com/smtxcs 512-393-8400

STONEWALL: Oct. 13 “Stonewall VFD Fall Fish Fry“ The 38th annual volunteer fire department fundraiser includes fried catfish with all the trimmings, prize drawings, and live entertainment. Stonewall Chamber of Commerce Building, 250 Peach St. 830-644-5571

TAYLOR: Oct. 13 “Good Life Taylor Fair and 5K“ This family festival includes a 5K, kids race, poultry petting zoo, chicken splat bingo, games, lunch, and a “super epic confetti egg battle.” Bull Branch Park, 2500 Bel-Air Drive. goodlifetaylor.com 512-294-1972

TAYLOR: Oct. 27-28 “City-Wide Garage Sale“ Enjoy this vintage, collectible, and antique market. Williamson County Expo Center, 5350 Bill Pickett Trail. cwgs.com 512-441-2828

TAYLOR: Oct. 27 “Main Street Car Show“ Event hosts classic to cutting-edge cars from near and far on historic Main Street. Includes art exhibits, food, music, and raffle prizes. Main Street. ci.taylor.tx.us 512-352-3463

TAYLOR: Oct. 31 “Halloween Spooktacular“ Event includes costume contests, free games and candy for the young ones in the downtown historical district. Heritage Square Park, 400 N. Main St. ci.taylor.tx.us 512-352-3463

UVALDE: Oct. 6-7 “SWTJC Rodeo“ An annual college rodeo. Uvalde County Fairplex, 215 Veterans Lane. swtjc.net 830-591-9040

UVALDE: Oct. 12 “Four Square Friday“ Late-night shopping, food, live music, and art. Historic Downtown Uvalde. visituvalde.com 830-278-4115

UVALDE: Oct. 27 “Historic Haunted Hay ride“ Enjoy a historic haunted hayride. Learn about haunted legends and hear stories told around the campfires. Historic Fort Inge, County Road 375. visituvalde.com 830-591-6804

WIMBERLEY: Oct. 18 “Adam & Chris Carroll in Concert“ A performance by Texas folk singer-songwriters Adam & Chris Carroll. A portion of the proceeds go back to people in the community who are in need. Susanna’s Kitchen, 1200 CR 1492. wimberleyumc.org 512-847-3109

November

AUSTIN: Through Jan. 27, 2019 “Rodeo! The Exhibition” Experience the excitement of rodeos from around the state with this dynamic and comprehensive exhibition. Gain an insider’s perspective on what makes rodeo an integral part of Texas history and imagine you’re in the heart of the arena with classic artifacts spanning decades, immersive multimedia experiences, tactile activities, and first-person interviews highlighting the personal relation- ship Texans have with rodeo traditions. See how five of the largest Texas rodeos and stock shows bring crowds and competitors from all parts of the world together, and explore the origins of rodeos and lasting legacy of youth education, community involvement, and historic preservation. Bullock Texas State History Museum, 1800 N. Congress Ave. thestoryoftexas.com 512-463-6485

AUSTIN: Oct. 25-Nov. 1 Austin Film Festival Recognized as one of the top film festivals in the country, this cinematic event shines the spot- light on both top-billed films and indies alike. Various locations. austinfilmfestival.com

AUSTIN: Nov. 1-4 Texas Dance Hall Tour Ray Benson & Asleep at the Wheel present this tour of four historic and unique dance halls in the beautiful Texas Hill Country: Gruene Dance Hall, Quihi Dance Hall, Twin Sisters Dance Hall, and Albert Ice House. Think of it as a “land cruise” with port-of- calls being several of the state’s historical dance halls, featuring a range of notable Western swing, country, and Texas artists. Various locations. texasdancehalltour.com 866-988-6305

AUSTIN: Nov. 10-11, 17-18 East Austin Studio Tour More than 70 eastside art studios and galleries open their doors for the public’s viewing and purchasing pleasure during this biannual event. Various locations. east.bigmedium.org

AUSTIN: Nov. 24-25 City-Wide Garage Sale Enjoy this vintage, collectible, and antique market. Palmer Events Center, 900 Bar- ton Springs Road. cwgs.com 512-441-2828

BANDERA: Nov. 2 Bandera Chamber of Commerce Opening Day Buck Fest There will be food vendors, gun raffle, vendors, games, kids activities, and lots more throughout the day. Mansfield Park, 300 Seventh St. banderacowboycapital.com 830-796-3045

BANDERA: Nov. 3 Annual Hunter’s Game Dinner Enjoy a washer tournament, music, dinner, and gun raffle at this event sponsored by the Medina Volunteer Fire Department. The Farm Country Club, 475 Pue Road. banderacowboycapital.com 830-796-3045

BANDERA: Nov. 3, 10, 17, 24 Bandera Cattle Company Gunfighters Experience the excitement of the Wild West with re-created shootouts. Shows are at high noon and 2 p.m. Bandera Visitors Center, 126 SH 16 S. banderacowboycapital.com 830-796-3045

BANDERA: Nov. 3 Bandera Market Days Shop arts and crafts vendors in downtown Bandera. Bandera County Courthouse Lawn, 500 Main St. banderacowboycapital.com 830-796-3045

BANDERA: Nov. 3, 10, 17, 24 Cowboys on Main Every Saturday expect to see and inter- act with a sample of the Old West cowboy lifestyle on Bandera Main Street. banderacowboycapital.com 830-796-3045

BANDERA: Nov. 6 Cowboy Capital Opry Grand Old Opry-style entertainment
is hosted by Gerry and Harriet Payne. Includes refreshments and door prizes. Silver Sage Community Center, 803 Buck Creek. banderacowboycapital.com 830-796-3045

BANDERA: Nov. 9-11 TETRA/SNAP Benefit Ride Guided trail ride groups will be held Saturday morning, Saturday afternoon, and Sunday morning. There maybe some play day activities in the open field. Hill Country State Natural Area, 10600 Bandera Creek Road. banderacowboycapital.com 830-796-3045

BANDERA: Nov. 10 Bandera Honors Veterans Includes military memorabilia, music, a 1 p.m. parade, veterans barbecue and Military Service Cake, and special surprises from San Antonio Pipe & Drum and USAA Brass. Bandera County Courthouse, 500 Main St. banderacowboycapital.com 830-796-3045

BANDERA: Nov. 15 Third Thursday Cow- boy Camp Pickers who play cowboy, Texas, or Western swing music are welcome to sit in at this free event. Public welcome. Bandera Beverage Barn RV Park, 1407 SH 16 N. banderacowboycapital.com 830-796-3045

CANYON LAKE: Nov. 10 Commemorative Air Force Dinner and a dance. San Marcos Regional Airport, 1807 Airport Drive. 830-964-2223 or 512-216-6039

CEDAR PARK: Nov. 17-18, 24-25 North Pole Flyer Children of all ages enjoy the North Pole Flyer—Austin Steam Train’s own Christmas story. This two-hour excursion features Santa and Mrs. Claus, storytelling, Christmas sing-along, hot cocoa, cookies, and other surprise entertainment. Austin Steam Train Association, 401 E. Whitestone Blvd., Suite C-100. austinsteamtrain.org 512-402-3830

CEDAR PARK: Nov. 10 Veterans Parade & Ceremony Honor our veterans and show your patriotic pride at the veterans memorial parade and ceremony. Parade entries are free. Veterans Memorial Park, 2525 W. New Hope Drive. cedarparkparks.com 512-401-5500

COMFORT: Nov. 10 Diva Day Local businesses pull out the stops to create a day away for the ladies. Sample food and drink as you shop. Downtown Comfort. comfort-texas.com 830-995-3131

COMFORT: Nov. 13 Girls Night Out Downtown Comfort merchants put on a festive evening for the ladies. Shop, sip, and savor your way through the historic commercial district of Comfort. Downtown Comfort. comfort-texas.com 830-995-3131

COMFORT: Nov. 24 Christmas in Comfort Arts and crafts festival lines several blocks in the historic district of Comfort for your Christmas shopping pleasure. Food vendors, live musical entertainment, and activities for the kids. Nighttime lighted parade is followed by fireworks. Historic Downtown, Area of Seventh and High streets. comfort-texas.com 830-995-3131

FREDERICKSBURG: Nov. 2 First Friday Art Walk Fredericksburg Tour fine art galleries offering special exhibits, demonstrations, refreshments, and extended viewing hours the first Friday of every month. Participating fine art galleries in Fredericksburg. ffawf.com 830-997-6523

FREDERICKSBURG: Nov. 3 Herbstfest German Chorale Fall Concert Enjoy an evening of German singing and Fredericks- burg Gemutlichkeit. Light refreshments pro- vided. St. Joseph’s Halle, 212 W. San Antonio. 830-456-1713

FREDERICKSBURG: Nov. 8-11 Texas All Star Big Band Bash Three nights of rockin’ concerts benefit boys and girls in Gillespie County who are involved in music and theater. Hill Top Cafe, 10661 N. US 87. hilltopcafe.com 830-997-8922

FREDERICKSBURG: Nov. 9-11
Die Künstler Fine Art Show and Sale More than 300 original works of art by DK’s member artists on display. Free admission. St. Joseph’s Halle, 212 W. San Antonio St. facebook.com/dkfredericksburg or diekunstler.com

FREDERICKSBURG: Nov. 10 Fort Martin Scott Treaty Day Features living history re-enactors, pioneer crafts, chuckwagon food, Old-West shootouts, Native Americans, storytellers, musicians, and hands-on activities for kids. Fort Martin Scott, 1606 E. Main St. ftmartinscott.org 830-217-3200

FREDERICKSBURG: Nov. 11 Veterans Day Parade and Concert Includes a special commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the ending of WWI, with marching bands, vintage vehicles and equipment, a flyover, and WWI-era music. Main Street and Marktplatz. texasworldwar1centennial.org 830-997-3758

FREDERICKSBURG: Nov. 16-18, 23-25 Fredericksburg Trade Days Shop twice in November from more than 400 vendors in seven barns, featuring acres of antiques, a biergarten, live music, and more. 355 Sunday Farms Lane. fbgtradedays.com 830-990-4900

FREDERICKSBURG: Nov. 17 Gillespie County Wild Game Dinner Evening offers wild game appetizers, beverages, live auction, raffle, and silent auction benefiting youth and adult agricultural education in the Texas Hill Country. Gillespie County Fairgrounds, 530 Fair Drive. facebook.com/pg/gillespie-county-wild-game-dinner 830-998-1815

FREDERICKSBURG: Nov. 17-18 WWII Pacific Combat Zone Enjoy an educational experience you won’t find anywhere else from the new amphitheater seating, followed by a battle re-enactment set on an island some- where in the Pacific. Hear the rattle of machine gun fire, the echoing blast of grenades, and feel the searing heat of the flamethrower as joint U.S. forces take the Japanese-controlled hill. National Museum of the Pacific War, 311 E. Austin. pacificwarmuseum.org

FREDERICKSBURG: Nov. 23 Annual Lighting of the Community Christmas Tree and German Pyramid Capture the spirit and celebration of Christmas through rich German heritage with refreshments, caroling, and the countdown to flipping the switch. Marktplatz, 100 block of W. Main. visitfredericksburgtx.com 830-997-6523

FREDERICKSBURG: Nov. 23-Jan. 6, 2019 Eisbahn Outdoor Ice Skating Annual seasonal outdoor ice skating event benefits The Heritage School, the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, and the Boys and Girls Club of Fredericksburg. Marktplatz, 100 block of W. Main. skateinfred.com 830-997-6597

FREDERICKSBURG: Nov. 23-25 The Peddler Holiday Show Celebrates 40 years as one of Texas’ favorite arts and crafts shows. Gillespie County Fairgrounds, 530 Fair Drive. peddlershow.com 800-775-2774

GEORGETOWN: Nov. 23 Lighting of the Square Experience the magic as we kick-off the holiday season with our annual Lighting of the Square, traditionally held at 5:30 p.m. the Friday after Thanksgiving. Sing along with the Austin Carolers to favorite holiday tunes and enjoy cookies and hot chocolate. Help Santa countdown and flip on the holiday lights on the “Most Beautiful Town Square in Texas.” The downtown shops will be open late for holiday shopping. The Georgetown Square, 103 W. Seventh St. visitgeorgetown.com 800-436-8696

GRUENE: Nov. 11 Gospel Brunch with a Texas Twist This New Orleans-style gospel brunch, led by Gruene Hall favorite Bret Graham, allows you to sit back and enjoy good food while listening to country-style gospel tunes. Gruene Hall, 1281 Gruene Road. gruenehall.com 830-515-1914

GRUENE: Nov. 13 Sip-N-Shop 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 live music. Gruene Historic District, 1601 Hunter Road. holidaysingruene.com 830-515-1914

GRUENE: Nov. 15 Come and Taste It
A featured winery showcases three of its new- est released, top-selling, or hardest-to-find wines, alongside a craft brew hand-picked by The Grapevine staff. The complimentary tastings are held on the patio and garden. Samples of food that is offered for sale will
be provided, and each event features live music and prize giveaways. The Grapevine, 1612 Hunter Road. grapevineingruene.com 830-606-0093

GRUENE: Nov. 17-18 Gruene Market Days This monthly event (except January) has been held for more than 30 years and features more than 100 artisans offering handmade items. Free parking, admission, and live entertainment. Gruene Historic District, 1601 Hunter Road. holidaysingruene.com 830-515-1914

GRUENE: Nov. 17-18, 23-25 Holidays in Gruene—Photos with Cowboy Kringle Create a Christmas memory with photos with Cowboy Kringle, Gruene’s own brand of Santa. Pictures will be taken in the breezeway between The Grapevine and Gruene General Store. Weekends only. Gruene Historic District, 1612 Hunter Road. holidaysingruene.com 830-515-1914

GRUENE: Nov. 22 Holidays in Gruene— Turkey Trot Start your Thanksgiving holiday with the 10th annual 5K run/walk through Gruene Historic District. Kids under 12 years old will have a blast chasing a turkey mascot for a quarter mile through Gruene. Races begin and end in front of Gruene Hall. Gruene Historic District, 1281 Gruene Road. holidaysingruene.com 830-515-1914

HARPER: Nov. 3 Harper VFD Opening Day of Hunting Season Fish Fry This annual catfish dinner fundraiser benefits the Harper Volunteer Fire Department and EMS Service. Harper Fire Station, 84 RM 783. harpervfd-ems.com 830-864-4253

INGRAM: Nov. 1-9 “Wild Tales” Art Exhibit Artists reflect on untamed imaginations in this exhibit. Hill Country Arts Foundation, 120 Point Theatre Road. hcaf.com 830-367-5120

INGRAM: Nov. 16-Dec. 14 “ArtMart” Christmas Gift Showcase Shop handmade items. Hill Country Arts Foundation, 120 Point Theatre Road. hcaf.com 830-367-5121

INGRAM: Nov. 16-Dec 2 “Sanders Family Christmas” It’s December 24, 1941, and America is going to war. So is Dennis Sanders. Join Pastor Mervin Oglethrope and the rest of the Sanders Family as they send Dennis off with hilarious, and touching stories along with 25 Southern Gospel Christmas favorites. Hill Country Arts Foundation, 120 Point Theatre Road. hcaf.com 830-367-5121

JOHNSON CITY: Nov. 23-25 Market Days Local artisans sell handmade items, bakery goods, jewelry, plants, and food the week- end after Thanksgiving to start the holidays. Enjoy fireworks and a street dance; the town is illuminated with twinkling lights that can be seen from space. Blanco County Courthouse. lbjcountry.com 830-868-7684

JOHNSON CITY: Nov. 24 Art Walk All galleries open for visitation and enjoyment from 4 to 8 p.m. Adult beverages and snacks provided. Nugent Avenue and Main Street. lbjcountry.com

KERRVILLE: Oct. 19-Nov. 4 “Witness for the Prosecution” The Agatha Christie thriller is performed. Playhouse 2000 VK Garage Theater, 305 Washington St. playhouse2000.com 830-896-6116

KERRVILLE: Oct. 28-Nov. 26 Watercolor Juried Show This is the 25th silver anniversary show and sale, featuring framed paintings by more than 75 local artists with a variety of styles and subject matter. 228 Earl Garrett St. guadalupewatercolorgroup.com 830-895-2911

KERRVILLE: Nov. 1-30 Texas Furniture Makers Show This 19th annual juried exhibit features the best furniture makers in Texas. Kerr Arts & Cultural Center, 228 Earl Garrett St. kacckerrville.com 830-895-2911

KERRVILLE: Nov. 3 Hill Country Swap Meet Features a giant community garage sale, flea market, and trade days all-in-one. Buy or sell new, used, antiques, collectibles, arts and crafts, knives, books, furniture, tools, clothing, kitchen and household items, and more. Con- cessions are available on site along with lots of free parking. Pets on a leash are welcome. Kerr County Hill Country Youth Event Center, 3785 SH 27. kerrmarketdays.org 830-459-6198

KERRVILLE: Nov. 3 Kerr County Market Days Features an indoor marketplace for vendors of original handcrafted goods, art- work, and homegrown plants and produce. Pets on a leash are welcome. Kerr County Hill Country Youth Event Center, 3785 SH 27. kerrmarketdays.org 830-895-7524

KERRVILLE: Nov. 11 Kerr County Veterans Day Parade Parade will travel west on Jefferson Street toward the Kerr County Courthouse. 830-792-2203

KERRVILLE: Nov. 11 VA Veterans Parade & Classic Car Show Includes a classic car show, music, food, and parade. VA Medical Center, 3600 Memorial Blvd. 830-896-2020

KERRVILLE: Nov. 16-18 Texas Shamble Golf Tournament Texas Golf Association presents a two-person shamble. Riverhill Golf Course, 100 Riverhill Club Lane. riverhillcc.com 830-896-1400

KERRVILLE: Nov. 17-18 Holiday Lighted Parade & Courthouse Lighting Ceremony Officially welcome the holiday season with the 18th annual lighted parade and the arrival of Santa Claus on his signature fire truck. After the parade, enjoy a Christmas program, caroling, and the 39th annual lighting of the Court- house and 45-foot tree ceremony. Kerr County Courthouse, 700 Main St. kerrvilletx.gov 830-258-1151

KERRVILLE: Nov. 17-18 Texas Gun & Knife Show Features new and used guns, knives, gold and silver coins, jewelry, camping gear, military supplies, and several businesses under one roof. Kerr County Hill Country Youth Event Center, 3785 SH 27. texasgunandknifeshows.com 830-285-0575

LAMPASAS: Oct. 5-Nov. 11 Spanish Influenza Epidemic Exhibit The Lampasas County Museum will have an exhibit that will explore the effects of the Spanish influenza epidemic in Lampasas County. The Spanish influenza epidemic, which coincided with World War I, was the deadliest single event in human history, killing an estimated 5 percent of the world population. Lampasas County Museum, 303 S. Western. lampasasmuseum.org 512-556-2224

LAMPASAS: Nov. 2 Hunters’ Welcome Join the Lampasas County Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center in welcoming the hunters to the Lampasas communities, and enjoy some great barbecue. H-E-B Parking Lot, 705 S. Key Ave. lampasaschamber.org 512-556-5172

LAMPASAS: Nov. 3 Citywide Garage Sale Enjoy a day of spent on the beautiful court- house square. Trash to treasures, arts/crafts, food vendors and shopping with local merchants. Downtown Square. lampasaschamber.org 512-556-5434

LAMPASAS: Nov. 3-4 Lampasas Trade Days Meet the artists and craftsmen who create one-of-a-kind items. Merchandise ranges from antiques, collectibles, quilts, crafts, folk and fine art, and home furnishings. Marigold’s Antiques & More, 2646 US 190. marigoldsantiques.com 512-734-1294

LAMPASAS: Nov. 11 Veterans Day Observance The Lampasas County Museum will commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Armistice of World War I. Lampasas County Museum, 606 S. Western. lampasasmuseum.org 512-556-2224

LAMPASAS: Nov. 22-Dec. 31 Christmas On The Creek Lighted Christmas Village, Santa Claus, drinks, and family fun. W. M. Brook Park, US 281. 512-525-3580

LAMPASAS: Nov. 30-Dec. 15 Christmas Tree and Gingerbread House Contest Display The Lampasas County Museum hosts a Christmas Tree and Gingerbread House con- test with an exhibit, which coincides with the Carol of Lights event. Lampasas County Museum, 303 S. Western. lampasasmuseum.org 512-556-2224

LLANO: Oct. 19-Nov. 3 “Western Trap- pings on the Llano” In its sixth year, this juried art exhibit and sale features the finest in custom gear and Western art. Llano County Historical Museum, 318 Bessemer St. westerntrappings.com 325-247-3026

LLANO: Nov. 23-Dec. 31 Starry Starry Nights Lighted Christmas Park Sip hot chocolate, stroll along the Llano River, and enjoy all of the displays that light up Badu Park. It’s a great place to celebrate the season with family and friends. Badu Park, 300 Legion Drive. llanostarrystarrynights.com 325-247-5354

MARBLE FALLS: Nov. 16-Jan. 1 Walkway of Lights Celebrate the holidays with more than two million lights, 400 beautiful sculptures, photos with Santa, and more. Make the Walkway of Lights your new family tradition, and experience the magic year after year. Admission to Walkway of Lights is always free. Lakeside Park, 305 Buena Vista Dr. marblefalls.org 830-693-2815

MASON: Nov. 3 Seaquist Mansion Tours See the historic mansion. The Seaquist House, 400 Broad St. seaquist.org or masontxcoc.com 325-347-4058

MASON: Nov. 10 Annual Wild Game Dinner Features a barbecue dinner and raffle that includes a 2018 Mule and more than 50 guns. Fort Mason Park Community Building, 1015 San Antonio St. masontxcoc.com 325-347-5758

MASON: Nov. 24 Light Up the Town Annual event includes Santa Claus, Christmas lights, and kids’ activities. Odeon Theatre, 122 Moody St. masontxcoc.com 325-347-5758

NEW BRAUNFELS: Through Jan. 31, 2019 “War Stories: New Braunfels in World War I” Presented as part of the commemoration of the 100th Anniversary of America’s role in WWI. New Braunfels’ uniquely German character compelled its citizens to respond with fervor once America was at war with Germany. On view in the exhibit will be artifacts from the Sophienburg’s rich collections—posters, photographs, uniforms, and other historical objects to showcase events, individuals and ideology during 1914-1919—as well as touch on the lasting impact of The Great War on America and on this German community. Sophienburg Museum & Archives, 401 W. Coll St. sophienburg.com 830-629-1572

NEW BRAUNFELS: Nov. 2-11 Wurstfest! During the 10-day festival, you’ll find a variety of entertainment, food, and fun on the Wurstfest grounds in Landa Park as well as many special events throughout New Braunfels and Comal County. 120 Landa St. wurstfest.com 830-625-9167

NEW BRAUNFELS: Nov. 9-10 Heirloom Rubber Stamp & Paper Arts Festival
A festival displaying a wide variety of stamping, card making, scrapbooking, and other paper arts products in a spacious, festive atmosphere. New Braunfels Civic Center, 375 S Castell Ave. heirloompro.com 541-574-8000

NEW BRAUNFELS: Nov. 16 Downtown Christmas Tree Lighting The City of New Braunfels invites everyone to ring in the holiday season with the arrival of Santa Claus beneath 100,000 twinkling lights in historic downtown New Braunfels. The dazzling dis- play of lights stretches through downtown and will remain lit for the holiday season. Down- town New Braunfels, Main Plaza. nbtexas.org 830-221-4350

NEW BRAUNFELS: Nov. 16-18 Wiehnachtsmarkt The weekend before Thanksgiving, this New Braunfels tradition, pronounced Vy-noks-markt, offers the charm of open-air Christmas markets of Germany, except indoors. Enjoy Gemutlichkeit and fun at this three-day market supporting history education and preservation through the Sophienburg Museum and Archives. Shop more than 60 merchants and artisans offering unique German collectibles, foods and ornaments, holiday decorations, apparel, jewelry, and gifts. New Braunfels Civic & Convention Center, 375 S. Castell Ave. sophienburg.com 830-629-1572

NEW BRAUNFELS: Nov. 17 Chosen Half Marathon and 5K Event includes a half-marathon, 5K, and fun run for kids. Rockin’ R in Gruene, 1405 Gruene Road. chosen.care 830-455-0101

NEW BRAUNFELS: Nov. 26-27 Liberty Gun Show Visitors will find competitive prices on firearms, ammo, knives, outdoor equipment, tactical gear, hunting and sporting equipment, and more. New Braunfels Civic Center, 375 S. Castell Ave. libertygunshow.com 210-708-6645

NEW BRAUNFELS: Nov. 30-Dec. 1 Christkindlmarkt Commemorate the German heritage of the city with Christkindlmarkt —an open-air Christmas market where visitors will enjoy German-inspired food, craft beer, and live entertainment. Shop for Christmas ornaments, toys, books, and more. Family friendly activities include face painters, a rock climbing wall, bungee trampolines, and walk-on-water balls. Parking and admission are free. New Braunfels Conservation Plaza, 1300 Church Hill Drive. ckmnbtx.org 830-542-8448

OZONA: Nov. 1-Dec. 15 Remembering Crockett County Veterans Exhibit
Each year, the Crockett County Museum honors veterans both past and present with an exhibit featuring photos, artifacts, and memorabilia submitted by local families. There are hundreds of photos and other items dating back to the Civil War. Crockett County Muse- um, 404 11th St. ozona.com 325-392-2837

PIPE CREEK: Nov. 3 Annual Turkey Shoot Join the Castle Lake Ranch VFD for this annual event with raffle and silent auction. Castle Lake Ranch VFD, 3801 Bear Creek Road. banderacowboycapital.com 830-796-3045

SAN MARCOS: Nov. 1-4 Lost River Film Festival A four-day film festival featuring con- certs, interactive events, workshops, and, of course, films. Some of the films include indie cinema, internationally culled short films, features, and TV/web content. Downtown San Marcos, 222 W. San Antonio St. lostriverfilmfest.org 512-463-9200

SAN MARCOS: Nov. 3 Bigfoot Trail Run The course winds through the beautiful, undeveloped parkland of Spring Lake Preserve, taking runners through meadow and woodland. Prepare for an exhilarating challenge and select from our three distance options: 5K, 10K, and 30K. Meadows Center, 201 San Marcos Springs Drive. austin.backonmyfeet.org 512-496-0542

SAN MARCOS: Nov. 10 CAF Veterans Dinner and ’40s Swing Band Hangar Dance Celebrate and remember the brave men and women who gave us our freedom at the Commemorative Air Force Central Texas Wing in San Marcos. Enjoy an authentic ’40s-style swing dance surrounded by a number of restored and functional WWII aircraft. Commemorative Air Force Central Texas Wing Hangar, San Marcos Airport, 1807 Airport Drive. centraltexaswing.org 512-396-1943

SAN MARCOS: Nov. 17-18 Sacred Springs Powwow Join more than 5,000 other attendees for this eighth annual powwow, a beautiful Native American festival culturally rich in music, art, dancing, and food. There will be an array of more than 100 dancers, traditional drums and singers, a spectacular Indian market with arts and craft booths, Native foods, a family art tent, and more. Meadows Center, 201 San Marcos Springs Drive. sspowwow.com 512-393-3310

STONEWALL: Nov. 24 Holiday Cookie Decorating & German Traditions Observe and learn some of the early 1900s German holiday traditions such as cookie decorating, wreath making, tree decorating, and candle making. Sauer-Beckmann Living History Farm at the Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site. tpwd.state.tx.us 830-644-2252

TAYLOR: Nov. 10 Dr. Dickey Parade and Health Fair Celebrates the life of Dr. James Lee Dickey and promotes good health. Dickey Museum, 500 Burkett St. 512-296-6109

TAYLOR: Nov. 17-18 A Sami Show Shop at an arts, crafts, and home decor marketplace. Williamson County Expo Center, 5350 Bill Pickett Trail. samishow.com 512-441-7133

UVALDE: Nov. 9 Four Square Friday Late-night shopping, food, live music, and art. Historic Downtown Uvalde. visituvalde.com 830-278-4115

WIMBERLEY: Nov. 9-Dec. 2 “The Lion in Winter” Betrayal, treachery, and a knife fight: every family has its ups and downs. A performance by the Wimberley Players. Wimberley Playhouse, 450 Old Kyle Road. wimberleyplayers.org 512-847-0575

WIMBERLEY: Nov. 9-10 Wimberley Home Tour Visit homes with amazing stories of renovation, green technology, and use of local materials. This annual fundraiser provides grants to nonprofit organizations and scholarships to local students. Various locations. wimberleyccc.org

WIMBERLEY: Nov. 15 Kevin Welch in Concert A performance by singer-songwriter Kevin Welch. Proceeds largely benefit the artist but what is left over supports mission opportunities. Susanna’s Kitchen, 1200 CR 1492. wimberleyumc.org 512-847-3109

WIMBERLEY: Nov. 16-17 Wimberley Winter Wonderland Visit the wonderland of Thanksgiving and Christmas trees, wreaths and centerpieces created by local artists and talented, crafty people. Enjoy holiday music, refreshments, and a visit with Santa. Wimberley Community Center, 14068 RR 12. wimberley.org 512-847-2201

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