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


ALAMO: Oct .13 “Rio Grande Valley Quilt Guild Rummage Sale“ The guild will hold its annual rummage sale of quilting and fiber art related items, and welcomes guest speaker and instructor on improvisational quilting Karen K. Stone. Alamo Rec Veh Park, 1320 W. Frontage Road. rgvqg.com 956-223-4490

ALICE: Oct. 6-7 “Rod Run“ Classic cars prior to 1970 are displayed. Enjoy food and family fun. Jim Wells County Fairgrounds, 3001 S. Johnson St. alicetxchamber.org 361-664-3454

ALICE: Oct. 24-27 “Jim Wells County Fair“ Features music, food, a carnival, rodeo, and a cook-off. JWC Fairgrounds, 3001 S. Johnson St. jimwellscountyfair.com 361-664-7595

CARRIZO SPRINGS: Oct. 20 “Eagle Ford Fall Fling“ The sixth annual event includes the Cancer Walk, a barbecue cookoff, music, and dancing. Dimmit County Fairgrounds, 201 S. Fourth St. dimmitcountychamber.org 830-876-5205

CONVERSE: 45th “Annual Night in Ole Converse“ October 5-7. Friday, Oct 5th Grounds/Carnival Open 5PM – Midnight
Friday, Oct 5th Live Music – Los Tovares 7PM – 9PM
Friday, Oct 5th Live Music – Los Desperadoz 9:30 PM – Midnight
Saturday, Oct 6th Night in Ole Converse Parade 10:00 AM
Saturday, Oct 6th Carnival – Noon – Midnight
Saturday, Oct 6th Live Music – Hoghshedd 7 PM – Midnight
Saturday, Oct 6th Live Music – J Abram Band 9:30 PM – Midnight
Sunday, Oct 7th Carnival only 11 AM – 6 PM. Times Vary www.conversetx.net 210-658-5356

RFLORESVILLE: “Floresville Peanut Festival“ October 9, 11-13. Always held the 2nd full weekend in October, the Floresville Peanut Festival celebrates the importance of the peanut to the Southwest Texas agriculture. Tuesday kicks off the 4 day event with Goober Games for the community kids with fun games just for them. Thursday is the coronation of Queen Tunaep and King Reboog and the Royal court also the kick off of the carnival. Friday is the kiddie parade, FREE street dance and food booths open. Saturday is the grand parade in the morning, food booths, carnival, all day entertainment, FREE street dance to round out the evening. 
We hope you all come and enjoy Historic City of Floresville and the Floresville Peanut Festival. Varies www.floresvillepeanutfestival.org 210-836-8550

GREY FOREST: Oct. 13 “Grey Forest Art Event“ Purchase original handcrafted artwork at the 23rd annual art show and sale. 18502 Scenic Loop Road. greyforestopenstudios.com 219-695-2654

LA VERNIA: Oct. 6-28 “Circle N Maze“ Enjoy a 5.5-acre maze, a huge pumpkin patch, picture stations, and petting zoo with live baby animals. There is a mini maze for the littlest ones. Concession stands and food trucks are available. 558 CR 345. circlenmaze.com

SAN ANTONIO: “Holly Days Arts & Crafts Fair“ October October 6. It is the 28th Annual Holly Days Arts and Crafts Fair at Holy Trinity Presbyterian Church, 16245 Nacogdoches Road, San Antonio, TX. Shop for beautiful hand made arts and crafts items offered by 60 different vendors. Two hand made quilts will be raffled off during the fair. A Silent Auction will be held inside the church all day. Food and drink will be available for purchase. Admission is free. The church is located on Nacogdoches Road one-half mile south of Loop 1604. This is an annual fundraiser for the Holy Trinity Presbyterian Women. 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. www.holytrinitypres.org 210-653-5331

SAN ANTONIO: Oct. 6-7 “Bike MS: Ride to the River“ This South Texas ride offers cyclists a variety of one- and two-day ride distances including a 161-mile option. The journey from San Antonio to New Braunfels includes celebrations at the overnight and finish line as well as fun, interactive-themed rest stops along the route. Rolling Oaks Mall, 6909 N. Loop 1604 East. main.nationalmssociety.org 800-344-4867

SAN ANTONIO: Oct. 10 “ “Fore” the Blind Charity Scramble“ This is the 10th annual event where sighted golfers are paired with blind golfers. Put together a team, or sign up individually. Republic Golf Club, 4226 SE Military Drive. salighthouse.org

SAN ANTONIO: October 10 “2018 CAM Feast to Feed Annual Dinner Benefit” Christian Assistance Ministry (CAM) will host its annual Feast to Feed Gala. The evening includes a cocktail and auction hour from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. and the dinner and program from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Miss Ginger Leigh and the Resurrection Baptist Church Choir will perform. All proceeds will help CAM continue to provide services to 50,000 people annually, including working poor families, children, the elderly, homeless people, veterans in need and others by providing food, clothing and financial assistance to help people in crisis. The event takes place at the Pearl Stable, 307 Pearl Pkwy, San Antonio, TX 78215. Coat and tie attire suggested. Tickets are $185 per person or $1,500 for a table of 8. Purchase tickets, tables and sponsorship opportunities at www.cam-sa.org. For more information call 210-223-4099 or email skory@cam-sa.org. 6:00 pm –  9:00 pm  210-223-4099

SAN ANTONIO: Oct. 12-14 “Fall Artisan Show“ Vendors display and sell beautiful handmade merchandise along the San Antonio River Walk. Artisans are different for each show but usually include pottery, textiles, jewelry, woodwork, paintings, beadwork, and more. River Walk Extension (close to Shops at Rivercenter). Thesanantonioriverwalk.com/events

SAN ANTONIO: Oct. 13 “Market Day at Aggie Park“ Art, crafts, jewelry, woodwork, food trucks, and music come together to provide a fun day with dozens of vendors indoors and out. All proceeds support scholarships for local youth. Aggie Park, 6205 West Ave. 210-257-8616

SAN ANTONIO: October 21 “Raptor Run“. Join us for our Raptor Run for Kids, a one-mile trail run to get healthy and learn about the rulers of the skies – Raptors! All participants will receive finisher medals and refreshments. Raptor costumes encouraged! Non-members: FREE with entry fee / members FREE 9:00 – 11:00 AM MitchellLake.audubon.org 210-628-1639

SAN ANTONIO: Oct. 26 October 21Bud Light Haunted River” Music, costume contest, and adult beverages combine for a goulishly good time. Eerie sounds and sights haunt the River Walk while families trick or treat. This is a popular event, so come early. Arneson River Theatre and the San Antonio River Walk. thesanantonioriverwalk.com/events

SAN ANTONIO: Oct. 26-28 ”Lebanese Food Festival” The San Antonio Lebanese Community of St. George Maronite Catholic Church hosts its annual festival, a fun-filled cultural celebration showcasing the Lebanese community and the rich heritage they have preserved since the first Lebanese immigrants came to San Antonio in the 1880s. Experience the culture, and enjoy authentic Lebanese food, live entertainment Friday and Saturday, and a children’s area. The Lebanese dance troupe will be featured. St. George Maronite Catholic Church, 6070 Babcock. stgeorgesa.org 210-560-5424

SAN ANTONIO: October 28. ”Beginner Bird Walk” Walk our garden trail to learn basic bird ID, binocular use, and plants to attract wildlife. Non-members $8 | Members FREE 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM MitchellLake.audubon.org 210-628-1639


SAN ANTONIO: Nov. 3 Weston Wright “Lighting the Way” 5K/10K Run/Walk This year is the 10th anniversary of the Weston Wright Walk/Run. Join in a huge celebration to benefit the blind and vision impaired. This event is chip-timed and man- aged by iRun. Bring family and friends to enjoy food, drinks, face painting, prizes, and medals. Don’t miss the opportunity to sup- port the San Antonio Lighthouse and experience a walk/run unlike any other. McAllister Park—Pavilion 2, 13102 ones-Maltsberger Road. salighthouse.org 210-531-1533

SAN ANTONIO: Nov. 18 24th Annual Mariachi Vargas Extravaganza: Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitlán (El Mejor Mariachi del Mundo) returns to San Antonio as part of the 24th Annual Mariachi Vargas Extravaganza on Sunday, November 18 at the Lila Cockrell Theatre at 7:00 p.m. Tickets for the Mariachi Vargas Extravaganza concert range from $36-$206 and can be purchased at ticketmaster.com, the Alamodome Box Office, all Ticketmaster outlets, or by phone at 1-800-745-3000. For a complete listing of all events associated with the 24th Annual Mariachi Vargas Extravaganza, visit mariachimusic.com. 7:00 PM www.mariachimusic.com 210-225-3353

SAN ANTONIO: Nov. 23 Ford Holiday River Parade The 38th annual event is a San Antonio tradition that kicks off the lighting of the River Walk and the holiday season. The parade features 28 illuminated floats decorated for the theme. 100,000 lights (2,250 strands of lights) are illuminated to kick-off the parade. The lights remain on the trees and are turned on from sundown to sunrise everyday until shortly after New Years Day. Arneson River Theatre and the San Antonio River Walk. thesanantonioriverwalk.com/events

SAN ANTONIO: Nov. 26 Walk through the Wetlands Enjoy a guided hike of Mitch- ell Lake’s wetlands. Explore the fauna and flora, history, restoration efforts, and whatever wonders reveal themselves along this beautiful 3-mile hike. Mitchell Lake Audubon Center, 10750 Pleasanton Road. mitchelllake.audubon.org 210-628-1639

SAN ANTONIO: Nov. 30-Dec. 16 Ford Fiesta de las Luminarias Experience the holiday serenity of the River Walk as you stroll along the lush banks of the San Antonio River guided by more than 3,000 luminarias. This centuries-old tradition—originally consisting of a candle set in sand inside a small bag—today features 2,000 bags with flickering LED candles during nine nights over three weekends. View the luminarias and listen to Ford Holiday Boat Caroling from a River Walk restaurant or bar while dining or sipping on a drink. San Antonio River Walk. thesanantonioriverwalk.com/events

SAN ANTONIO: Nov. 30-Dec. 21 Ford Holiday Boat Caroling Four to six boats float on the river each night carrying a different group each hour performing live Christmas Carols. More than 185 school, church, company, and civic choral groups participate each year. The public is invited to stroll on the banks of the river or sit out- doors in a restaurant to enjoy the caroling. San Antonio River Walk. thesanantonioriverwalk.com/events


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