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Please note that prices, dates, telephone numbers and hours are subject to change. Please call ahead before making plans. Last updated: February 18, 2005 .

 

 

 

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JANUARY

January 12, 2005 - CONCERT - New Braunfels: Comal Country Music Show. A house band and three featured artists provide country music for the listening audience. Snack bar provides delicious sandwiches and desserts. Time: Doors open at 6pm. Cost: $4. Location: 380 S. Seguin. Region: Texas Hill Country. Average attendance: under 250,000. For more information, call 830-629-4547. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Recurring: 2nd Wednesday of each month.

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FEBRUARY

February 9, 2005 - CONCERT - New Braunfels: Comal Country Music Show. A house band and three featured artists provide country music for the listening audience. Snack bar provides delicious sandwiches and desserts. Time: Doors open at 6pm. Cost: $4. Location: 380 S. Seguin. Region: Texas Hill Country. Average attendance: under 250,000. For more information, call 830-629-4547. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Recurring: 2nd Wednesday of each month.

February 13, 2005 - CONCERT - New Braunfels: Gospel Brunch with a Texas Twist. In the tradition of a New Orleans style gospel brunch, we are serving up awe-inspiring gospel music coupled with a mouth-watering buffet. Tickets can be purchased online at www.gruenehall.com, by calling 830-629-5077 or in person at Gruene Hall. Time: TBA. Location: Gruene Historic District. Region: Texas Hill Country. Average attendance: under 250,000. For more information, call 830-606-1601. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Recurring: Held monthly, 2nd Sunday, starting in February.

February 19-20, 2005 - OTHER EVENT - New Braunfels: Old Gruene Market Days. 100 vendors feature uniquely crafted items, and packaged Texas foods. Enjoy entertainment, restaurants and over 25 permanent shops. Time: 10am-5pm. Cost: Free. Location: Gruene Historic District. Region: Texas Hill Country. Average attendance: under 25,000. For more information, call 830-832-1721 or visit www.GrueneMarketDays.com. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Recurring: Held the 3rd Sat & Sun of the month starting in February.

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MARCH

March 9, 2005 - CONCERT - New Braunfels: Comal Country Music Show. A house band and three featured artists provide country music for the listening audience. Snack bar provides delicious sandwiches and desserts. Time: Doors open at 6pm. Cost: $4. Location: 380 S. Seguin. Region: Texas Hill Country. Average attendance: under 250,000. For more information, call 830-629-4547. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Recurring: 2nd Wednesday of each month.

March 12, 2005 - CONCERT - Burnet: Simple Sounds Concert Series. Concert series in an all acoustic venue. Small intimate setting -- just the musician(s), his instrument(s), and the listeners in a totally natural environment. Concert is held in the former speak-easy area of Longhorn Caverns. Time: 6pm -8:30 pm. Cost: $12 Adult, $11 Senior, $8 Child. Location: 6211 Park Road 4 S. Burnet, TX 78611. Region: Texas Hill Country. Average attendance: under 250,000. For more information, call 512-756-4680. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held year round - typically every 2nd & 4th Saturday - Some Friday's and Holidays.

March 12-26, 2004 - OTHER EVENT - Austin: Star of Texas Fair and Rodeo. Includes a 22 county livestock show, and much more. Cost: $5 to park, $3 to enter gate, Rodeo tickets serve as a gate pass. Location: Travis County Exposition and Heritage Center, Austin, Texas. Region: Texas Hill Country. For more information, call (512) 919-3000 or visit www.staroftexas.org. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually in March.

March 13, 2005 - CONCERT - New Braunfels: Gospel Brunch with a Texas Twist. In the tradition of a New Orleans style gospel brunch, we are serving up awe-inspiring gospel music coupled with a mouth-watering buffet. Tickets can be purchased online at www.gruenehall.com, by calling 830-629-5077 or in person at Gruene Hall. Time: TBA. Location: Gruene Historic District. Region: Texas Hill Country. Average attendance: under 250,000. For more information, call 830-606-1601. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Recurring: Held monthly, 2nd Sunday, starting in February.

March 19-20, 2005 - OTHER EVENT - New Braunfels: Old Gruene Market Days. 100 vendors feature uniquely crafted items, and packaged Texas foods. Enjoy entertainment, restaurants and over 25 permanent shops. Time: 10am-5pm. Cost: Free. Location: Gruene Historic District. Region: Texas Hill Country. Average attendance: under 25,000. For more information, call 830-832-1721 or visit www.GrueneMarketDays.com. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Recurring: Held the 3rd Sat & Sun of the month starting in February.

March 25-26, 2005 - FESTIVAL - Kerrville: Easter Fest on the River- Kerrville Chili & BBQ Classic. Cook's party and street dance free to the public on Friday night. Chili and BBQ cook-off, arts & crafts, vendors, food, children's games and rides, Easter egg hunt, live music and more on Saturday. Time: FR 7-11pm, SA 10am-7pm. Location: Flat Rock Lake Country Park 3840 Riverside Drive. Region: Texas Hill Country. Average attendance: under 250,000. For more information, call 830-792-3535. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually, Easter weekend.

March 25-27, 2005 - SPORTING EVENT - Kerrville: Easter Hill Country Bike Tour. Supported rides and bike tour throughout the Texas Hill Country. Time: All day. Cost: Contact for registration information/costs. Location: Registration TBA. Rides throughout the Hill Country. Region: Texas Hill Country. Average attendance: under 250,000. For more information, call 830-792-8387. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually, Easter weekend.

March 26, 2005 - SPORTING EVENT - Kerrville: Easter Run Classic. An awards ceremony following the race, 1st-3rd places in age categories. Drawing for door prizes for registered walkers and runners. Time: Walk begins at 8am, Run at 9am. Cost: Contact for registration information/costs. Location: Registration location TBA. Region: Texas Hill Country. Average attendance: under 250,000. For more information, call 830-792-8387. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually, Easter weekend.

March 26-27, 2005 - OTHER EVENT - Georgetown: 20th Annual Georgetown Quilt & Stitchery Show. An annual display of quilts and stitchery owned or made by residents of Williamson County. Get your lucky ticket to win the Raffle Quilt or the Stitchery Basket. Shop the vendor booths for wonderful supplies. Enjoy lunch or a snack in the tearoom. Admission: $3/adults 12 and older. Times: Saturday 10am-5pm, Sunday Noon-5pm. Location: Georgetown Community Center in San Gabriel Park. Region: Texas Hill Country. For additional information call 512-869-0052 or visit www.georgetownquiltshow.com. Please mention this listing when inquiring.

March 26-27, 2005 - FESTIVAL - Kerrville: 25th Annual Kerrville Easter Festival and Chili Classic. Saturday events include a walkathon for youth, cook-offs, 5K Easter Run, Armadillo races, Easter egg hunt, Chili Judging, 4x4 bed post derby. Other events include washer pitching tournament and children's activities. Time: Call. Cost: $3 parking donation. Location: On the Guadalupe River at Flat Rock Lake Park, Kerrville, TX. Region: Texas Hill Country. For more information, call (830) 792-3535. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Annual event held Easter weekend.

March 27, 2005 - OTHER EVENT - Richmond: Easter Celebration. Join the George Ranch Historical Park for an Easter-egg hunt on the grounds of the Davis Mansion. Time: 9am-5pm. Cost: $9. Location: George Ranch Historical Park; 10215 FM 762; Richmond, TX. Region: Texas Gulf Coast. Average attendance: under 250,000. For more information, call 281-343-0218. Please mention this listing when inquiring.

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APRIL

April 4-17, 2005 - OTHER EVENT - Fredericksburg: Annual Pedernales Valley Wildflower Celebration. Come enjoy an explosion of stunning wildflowers. We offer acres of amazing color and beautiful landscapes. While you're enjoying the best of the Hill Country, stop by Wildseed Farms and attend the grand opening of the Butterfly Haus, featuring native Texas butterflies. For a great shopping experience, come by the Wildseed Farms Market Center for wildflower seed, live plants, Texas specialty foods and wines, ladies fine apparel and gifts galore. Time: 9:30am-6pm. Cost: free. Location: 7 miles East of Fredericksburg, Texas on Hwy 290. Region: Texas Hill Country. Average attendance: 250,000 - 500,000. For more information, call 1-800-848-0078. Please mention this listing when inquiring.

April 9, 2005 - OTHER EVENT - Georgetown: Market Days. Arts & crafts, antiques & collectibles, and festive foods on the lawn of the historic Williamson County Courthouse. Time: 10am-5pm. Cost: Free. Location: Downtown Square. Region: Texas Hill Country. Average attendance: under 250,000. For more information, call 512-868-8675. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held the 2nd Saturday of each month March - December.

April 9, 2005 - PLAY OR MUSICAL - Johnson City: Cowboy Songs and Poetry. This annual gathering of cowboys at the Johnson Settlement presents lighter moments of the Old West. At the cabin where President Johnson's grandparents lived and ran a cattle business, modern cowboys meet to sing traditional songs, talk about the old days in poetry, and spin tales the equal of any which were told when the west was really wild. This is 1860's entertainment you can't afford to miss. Time: 1pm to 4pm. Cost: Free. Location: Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park, Johnson Settlement, Johnson City, Texas. Region: Texas Hill Country. Held annually.

April 10, 2005 - CONCERT - New Braunfels: Gospel Brunch with a Texas Twist. In the tradition of a New Orleans style gospel brunch, we are serving up awe-inspiring gospel music coupled with a mouth-watering buffet. Tickets can be purchased online at www.gruenehall.com, by calling 830-629-5077 or in person at Gruene Hall. Time: TBA. Location: Gruene Historic District. Region: Texas Hill Country. Average attendance: under 250,000. For more information, call 830-606-1601. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Recurring: Held monthly, 2nd Sunday, starting in February.

April 13, 2005 - CONCERT - New Braunfels: Comal Country Music Show. A house band and three featured artists provide country music for the listening audience. Snack bar provides delicious sandwiches and desserts. Time: Doors open at 6pm. Cost: $4. Location: 380 S. Seguin. Region: Texas Hill Country. Average attendance: under 250,000. For more information, call 830-629-4547. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Recurring: 2nd Wednesday of each month.

April 16-17, 2005 - OTHER EVENT - New Braunfels: Old Gruene Market Days. 100 vendors feature uniquely crafted items, and packaged Texas foods. Enjoy entertainment, restaurants and over 25 permanent shops. Time: 10am-5pm. Cost: Free. Location: Gruene Historic District. Region: Texas Hill Country. Average attendance: under 25,000. For more information, call 830-832-1721 or visit www.GrueneMarketDays.com. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Recurring: Held the 3rd Sat & Sun of the month starting in February.

April 18-24, 2005 - OTHER EVENT - Johnson City: National Park Week. Commemorating the establishment of the National Park Service, special programs will be presented at Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park. Since Yellowstone National Park was created by an act of Congress 131 years ago, over 380 sites have been added to the park system. As President, Lyndon Johnson was responsible for 43 sites, more than any other president. Come and join the celebration while learning about your national heritage. Time: 9am-5pm. Cost: Free. Location: Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park. Region: Texas Hill Country. For more information, call (830) 868-7128, Ext 244. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually, 4th week in April.

April 19-22, 2005 - FESTIVAL - San Antonio: A Night in Old San Antonio. Annual celebration of San Antonio's heritage held each year during the week of Fiesta. International cultures, foods and entertainment are featured in 15 areas of the historic downtown village of La Villita along the River Walk. Time: 5:30-10:30pm. Cost: $8 in Advance, $10 at Gate. Location: La Villita. Region: Texas Hill Country. Average attendance: under 250,000. For more information, call 210-226-5188. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually in April.

April 26 - May 1, 2005 - FESTIVAL - Concan: 6th Annual Nature Quest. Learn about birds, native plants, wildflowers, butterflies, bats, and more, through field trips, workshops, seminars, and evening programs. Located 70 miles west of San Antonio, the area is known for hills carved into canyons by the crystal waters of the Sabinal, Leona, Frio, Dry Frio, and Nueces Rivers. Diverse vegetation, spectacular wildflowers, monumental trees, abundant wildlife, lovely butterflies and birds--including many rare and endangered species--are just a few reasons the River Region is perfect for natural adventures in every season. Time: Daily for six days. Cost: $5 - $25 per course. Location: Field trips, workshops, and seminars take place all over Uvalde County. Headquartered in Concan at House Pasture Cattle Company Restaurant. Region: Texas Hill Country. Average attendance: under 50,000. For more information, call 1-800-210-0380, or visit www.thcrr.com. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually in April.

April 28-30, 2005 - SPORTING EVENT - Kerrville: Kerrville Senior Games. Competitive Olympic-style events for ages 50 plus including basketball, bowling, swimming, bridge, tennis, softballs, track and more. Time: Events held all day. Cost: Contact for registration information/costs. Location: Sporting venues throughout the city. Region: Texas Hill Country. Average attendance: under 250,000. For more information, call 830-896-4263. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually, last Thursday, Friday and Saturday of April.

April 29 - May 1, 2005 - OTHER EVENT - Medina: Medina Outdoor Expo. An outdoor expo held in the perfect rural town and park-like setting of Medina, Texas. Provides a diverse natural resource education and travel opportunity. Learn about hunting, fishing, birding, camping and gardening. Dozens of workshops, tours, vendors and special activities. Time: Friday, Saturday, Sunday. Cost: $5 per day, 3-day pass $12. Location: Hwy 16 - Downtown Medina. Region: Texas Hill Country. Average attendance: under 50,000. For more information, call 830-589-7224 or visit www.medinatexas.com. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually, last weekend in April.

April 30-May 1, 2005 - FESTIVAL - Sonora: Cinco de Mayo Celebration & Sutton County Car Expo. Celebrate Texas with some of the best Tex-Mex food ever. Family fun for everyone. Children play games, Mom shops, and Dad browses through the many cars and motorcycles. Arts & Craft Fair, Children's Rides & Games, Food Booths, Car & Motorcycle Show, Softball Tournament, Parades, Dance under the stars. Come hungry and enjoy. Cost: Free. Location: Sutton County Park & Civic Center, Loop 467, Sonora, Texas 76950. Region: Texas Hill Country. Average attendance: under 50,000. For more information, call 325-387-2880. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually, first weekend in May.

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MAY

(April 26) thru May 1, 2005 - FESTIVAL - Concan: 6th Annual Nature Quest. Learn about birds, native plants, wildflowers, butterflies, bats, and more, through field trips, workshops, seminars, and evening programs. Located 70 miles west of San Antonio, the area is known for hills carved into canyons by the crystal waters of the Sabinal, Leona, Frio, Dry Frio, and Nueces Rivers. Diverse vegetation, spectacular wildflowers, monumental trees, abundant wildlife, lovely butterflies and birds--including many rare and endangered species--are just a few reasons the River Region is perfect for natural adventures in every season. Time: Daily for six days. Cost: $5 - $25 per course. Location: Field trips, workshops, and seminars take place all over Uvalde County. Headquartered in Concan at House Pasture Cattle Company Restaurant. Region: Texas Hill Country. Average attendance: under 50,000. For more information, call 1-800-210-0380, or visit www.thcrr.com. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually in April.

May 6-7, 2005 - SPORTING EVENT - Bandera: Ranch Rodeos. Family fun at weekly ranch rodeos, held Fridays at Twin Elm Ranch, and Saturdays at Lightning Ranch. Time: Both begin at 8pm. Cost: $5. Location: Twin Elm Ranch Fridays, Lightning Ranch on Saturdays. Region: Texas Hill Country. Average attendance: under 250,000. For more information, call Lightning Ranch 830-535 4096, Twin Elm Ranch 830-796 3628. Please mention this listing when inquiring.

May 7, 2005 - OTHER EVENT - Bandera: Cowboys On Main Street. Every Saturday, enjoy cowboys on horseback, strolling musicians, storytellers and more on Bandera's Main Street. Sponsored by The Frontier Times Museum's Living History Project. Time: 1pm-4pm. Cost: free. Location: Main Street, Bandera, TX. Region: Texas Hill Country. For more information, call 800-364-3833. Please mention this listing when inquiring.

May 11, 2005 - CONCERT - New Braunfels: Comal Country Music Show. A house band and three featured artists provide country music for the listening audience. Snack bar provides delicious sandwiches and desserts. Time: Doors open at 6pm. Cost: $4. Location: 380 S. Seguin. Region: Texas Hill Country. Average attendance: under 250,000. For more information, call 830-629-4547. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Recurring: 2nd Wednesday of each month.

May 13 & 14, 2005 - SPORTING EVENT - Bandera: Ranch Rodeos. Family fun at weekly ranch rodeos, held Fridays at Twin Elm Ranch, and Saturdays at Lightning Ranch. Time: Both begin at 8pm. Cost: $5. Location: Twin Elm Ranch Fridays, Lightning Ranch on Saturdays. Region: Texas Hill Country. Average attendance: under 250,000. For more information, call Lightning Ranch 830-535 4096, Twin Elm Ranch 830-796 3628. Please mention this listing when inquiring.

May 14, 2005 - OTHER EVENT - Bandera: Cowboys On Main Street. Every Saturday, enjoy cowboys on horseback, strolling musicians, storytellers and more on Bandera's Main Street. Sponsored by The Frontier Times Museum's Living History Project. Time: 1pm-4pm. Cost: free. Location: Main Street, Bandera, TX. Region: Texas Hill Country. For more information, call 800-364-3833. Please mention this listing when inquiring.

May 14, 2005 - OTHER EVENT - Georgetown: Market Days. Arts & crafts, antiques & collectibles, and festive foods on the lawn of the historic Williamson County Courthouse. Time: 10am-5pm. Cost: Free. Location: Downtown Square. Region: Texas Hill Country. Average attendance: under 250,000. For more information, call 512-868-8675. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held the 2nd Saturday of each month, March - December.

May 14 & 28, 2005 - OTHER EVENT - Kerrville: Kerr County Market Days. Over 75 vendors featuring fresh produce, crafts including furniture makers, metal smiths and other art. Food vendors are also available offering BBQ sandwiches, turkey legs, German sausage, and other baked goodies. Hours are 9am-4pm. Location: Kerrville, Texas, Kerr County Courthouse Square, 830-895-7962. Region: Texas Hill Country. Please mention this listing when inquiring. The Market takes place on the second and fourth Saturdays of each month, April through December, except August.

May 14, 2005 - FESTIVAL - New Braunfels: New Braunfels Wein und Saengerfest. A special Heritage festival blended with old but familiar traditions in our rich German Heritage, music and wine making. Held in charming Historic Downtown New Braunfels near the banks of the Comal River, this festival has something for everyone. Wineries from throughout Texas will showcase their best wines during a wine tasting event. A variety of musical entertainment will perform throughout the day, with an old fashioned street dance Saturday night on the Plaza. An Art Show and Market will feature talented artists and craftsman. Other special events include a Grape Stomp, a GRAPE BAKE cooking contest, wine seminars, cooking demonstrations, an Ethnic Pet Parade, and food & beverage booths. Come experience the charm of New Braunfels for this fun event. Time: 10am-11pm. Cost: Free for Art & Music & related events, $$ for Wine Tasting Event. Location: 100 Main Plaza, New Braunfels, TX. Region: Texas Hill Country. Average attendance: under 50,000. For more information, call 830-608-2100, ext. 236 or 252. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually, second Saturday in May.

May 14-15, 2005 - SPORTING EVENT - Brady: Heart of Texas Thunder Drag Boat Races. Sanctioned by the Southern Drag Boat Association and brought to you by the Brady Chamber of Commerce. The Fastest Liquid Quarter Mile in the Hill country. Time: Sat. 9am-5pm, Sun 10am-5pm. Cost: Sat $8, Sun $12. Location: Brady Lake FM 2028. Region: Texas Hill Country. Average attendance: under 250,000. For more information, call 325-597-3491. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held Annually.

May 15, 2005 - CONCERT - New Braunfels: Gospel Brunch with a Texas Twist. In the tradition of a New Orleans style gospel brunch, we are serving up awe-inspiring gospel music coupled with a mouth-watering buffet. Tickets can be purchased online at www.gruenehall.com, by calling 830-629-5077 or in person at Gruene Hall. Time: TBA. Location: Gruene Historic District. Region: Texas Hill Country. Average attendance: under 250,000. For more information, call 830-606-1601. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Recurring: Held monthly, 2nd Sunday, starting in February.

May 20 & 21, 2005 - SPORTING EVENT - Bandera: Ranch Rodeos. Family fun at weekly ranch rodeos, held Fridays at Twin Elm Ranch, and Saturdays at Lightning Ranch. Time: Both begin at 8:00 pm. Cost: $5. Location: Twin Elm Ranch Fridays, Lightning Ranch on Saturdays. Region: Texas Hill Country. Average attendance: under 250,000. For more information, call Lightning Ranch 830-535 4096, Twin Elm Ranch 830-796 3628. Please mention this listing when inquiring.

May 21, 2005 - OTHER EVENT - Bandera: Cowboys On Main Street. Every Saturday, enjoy cowboys on horseback, strolling musicians, storytellers and more on Bandera's Main Street. Sponsored by The Frontier Times Museum's Living History Project. Time: 1pm-4pm. Cost: free. Location: Main Street, Bandera, TX. Region: Texas Hill Country. For more information, call 800-364-3833. Please mention this listing when inquiring.

May 21, 2005 - FESTIVAL - Bandera: RiverFest. Bring your swimsuits and river shoes and join in the fun. Kayak Races (kayaks provided); River Rodeo; Fiddlers Contest; Music; Food; Arts & Crafts & the ever popular "Anything That Floats" Regatta. www.banderariverfest.com. Time: 10am-5pm. Cost: Adults $3; Children under 12 Free; Military Families Free. Location: Bandera City park. Region: Texas Hill Country. Average attendance: under 250,000. For more information, call 800-364-3833. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held Annually, 3rd Saturday in May.

May 21, 2005 - FESTIVAL - San Marcos: Texas Natural & Western Swing Festival. Activities include delicious food and Western Swing music Saturday evening at 7:30pm. on the banks of the San Marcos River to Texas-grown, Texas-produced, and Texas-designed items which will be on the Historic Downtown Square Saturday from 10am-5:30pm. Saturday's downtown event will feature a "Texas Grown" farmer's market, Western Swing music, Heritage Crafts and demonstrations, exhibits, a variety of Texas food, and live entertainment. Location: Courthouse Square. Region: Texas Hill Country. For more information, call 888-200-5620. Please mention this listing when inquiring.

May 21-22, 2005 - OTHER EVENT - New Braunfels: Old Gruene Market Days. 100 vendors feature uniquely crafted items, and packaged Texas foods. Enjoy entertainment, restaurants and over 25 permanent shops. Time: 10am-5pm. Cost: Free. Location: Gruene Historic District. Region: Texas Hill Country. Average attendance: under 25,000. For more information, call 830-832-1721 or visit www.GrueneMarketDays.com. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Recurring: Held the 3rd Sat & Sun of the month starting in February.

May 26 - June 12, 2005 - FESTIVAL - Kerrville: 34th Annual Kerrville Folk Festival. A unique blend of musicians, friends and music lovers enjoying a special time and place in the beautiful Texas Hill Country. Camping available. Time: 24 hours, daily. Cost: (rates unavailable at time of posting). Location: Quiet Valley Ranch, Hwy. 16, Kerrville, TX. Region: Texas Hill Country. For more information, call (830) 257-3600. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually beginning the Friday of Memorial Day Weekend and runs 18 days. Please mention this listing when inquiring.

May 27 & 28, 2005 - SPORTING EVENT - Bandera: Ranch Rodeos. Family fun at weekly ranch rodeos, held Fridays at Twin Elm Ranch, and Saturdays at Lightning Ranch. Time: Both begin at 8:00 pm. Cost: $5. Location: Twin Elm Ranch Fridays, Lightning Ranch on Saturdays. Region: Texas Hill Country. Average attendance: under 250,000. For more information, call Lightning Ranch 830-535 4096, Twin Elm Ranch 830-796 3628. Please mention this listing when inquiring.

May 27-29, 2005 - SPORTING EVENT - Bandera: Cowboy Capital Rodeo Assoc. Pro Rodeo. Presented by the Cowboy Capital Rodeo Association. Time: Friday, Saturday & Sunday evenings. Cost: Adult $10, Children $5, under 5 free. Location: Mansfield Park, Bandera, TX. Region: Texas Hill Country. Average attendance: under 250,000. For more information, call 830-796 7207. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually, Memorial Day Weekend.

May 27-30, 2005 - FAIR - Kerrville: Official Texas State Arts & Crafts Fair. The Best of the Best - this year's Fair displays the works of 200 of Texas' finest artists and artisans. While browsing, tap your toes to the rhythm of Texas music ranging from bluegrass to classical. Or take in a demonstration of the Badlands Ranger Company. Time: 4-8 Friday, 9-6 Sat/Sun, 9-4 Monday. Cost: $6 per day. Location: 2100 Memorial Blvd - Schreiner University Campus. Region: Texas Hill Country. Average attendance: under 250,000. For more information, call 830-896-5711. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually Memorial Day Weekend.

May 28, 2005 - OTHER EVENT - Bandera: Cowboys On Main Street. Every Saturday, enjoy cowboys on horseback, strolling musicians, storytellers and more on Bandera's Main Street. Sponsored by The Frontier Times Museum's Living History Project. Time: 1pm-4pm. Cost: free. Location: Main Street, Bandera, TX. Region: Texas Hill Country. For more information, call 800-364-3833. Please mention this listing when inquiring.

May 28, 2005 - FESTIVAL - Fredericksburg: Jaycees Crawfish Festival. Crawfish eating & peeling contests, Louisiana-Styled music & food. Crawfish sold by the pound, jambayla, boudin plus red beans and of course some Texas favorites too. Horseshoe and washer pitching, arts and crafts, BBQ cook off, fun children's area with jumping castles, race cars, face painting, games and rides. Time: Friday TBR; Saturday 10am-Midnight. Cost: Saturday Adults $5; Under 12 Free. Location: Downtown - Market Square. Region: Texas Hill Country. Average attendance: under 250,000. For more information, call 830-997-2350. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually, 4th Saturday in May.

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JUNE

(May 26) thru June 12, 2005 - FESTIVAL - Kerrville: 34th Annual Kerrville Folk Festival. A unique blend of musicians, friends and music lovers enjoying a special time and place in the beautiful Texas Hill Country. Camping available. Time: 24 hours, daily. Cost: (rates unavailable at time of posting). Location: Quiet Valley Ranch, Hwy. 16, Kerrville, TX. Region: Texas Hill Country. For more information, call (830) 257-3600. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually beginning the Friday of Memorial Day Weekend and runs 18 days. Please mention this listing when inquiring.

June 4, 2005 - FESTIVAL - Sonora: West Texas Championship Cook-Off. Join us for a cook-off competition in brisket, ribs, goat, chicken & chili with showmanship awarded. Dance on Saturday night under the West Texas Stars with Tommy Alverson. Great food and fun with friends, and a whole lot more. Join us for some West Texas Style fun. Location: Sutton County Park Bus Hwy 290 Sonora, Texas 76950. Region: Texas Hill Country. Average attendance: under 250,000. For more information, call 325-387-2880. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually, 1st Saturday in June.

June 8, 2005 - CONCERT - New Braunfels: Comal Country Music Show. A house band and three featured artists provide country music for the listening audience. Snack bar provides delicious sandwiches and desserts. Time: Doors open at 6pm. Cost: $4. Location: 380 S. Seguin. Region: Texas Hill Country. Average attendance: under 250,000. For more information, call 830-629-4547. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Recurring: 2nd Wednesday of each month.

June 11, 2005 - OTHER EVENT - Georgetown: Market Days. Arts & crafts, antiques & collectibles, and festive foods on the lawn of the historic Williamson County Courthouse. Time: 10am-5pm. Cost: Free. Location: Downtown Square. Region: Texas Hill Country. Average attendance: under 250,000. For more information, call 512-868-8675. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held the 2nd Saturday of each month, March - December.

June 11, 2005 - FESTIVAL - Lago Vista: Annual Travis Peak Wine and Music Festival. Located in the Beautiful Hill Country on the North Shore of Lake Travis, the event will be at the Flat Creek Estate, a working vineyard and winery. There will be more than 16 vineyards exhibiting, numerous food vendors, and 4 live Austin Bands. The music will be Jazz, Blues & Folk. The event is a family affair with numerous activities for children. Time: 11am-6pm. Cost: $35 for 12 Years & Older. Location: 24912 Singleton Bend E.; Marble Falls, Texas 78654. Region: Texas Hill Country. Average attendance: under 250,000. For more information, call 512-267-7760. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually, 2nd weekend in June.

June 11 & 25, 2005 - OTHER EVENT - Kerrville: Kerr County Market Days. Over 75 vendors featuring fresh produce, crafts including furniture makers, metal smiths and other art. Food vendors are also available offering BBQ sandwiches, turkey legs, German sausage, and other baked goodies. Hours are 9am-4pm. Location: Kerrville, Texas, Kerr County Courthouse Square. Region: Texas Hill Country. For more information, call 830-895-7962. Please mention this listing when inquiring. The Market takes place on the 2nd & 4th Saturdays of each month, April-December, except August.

June 12, 2005 - CONCERT - New Braunfels: Gospel Brunch with a Texas Twist. In the tradition of a New Orleans style gospel brunch, we are serving up awe-inspiring gospel music coupled with a mouth-watering buffet. Tickets can be purchased online at www.gruenehall.com, by calling 830-629-5077 or in person at Gruene Hall. Time: TBA. Location: Gruene Historic District. Region: Texas Hill Country. Average attendance: under 250,000. For more information, call 830-606-1601. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Recurring: Held monthly, 2nd Sunday, starting in February.

June 17-18, 2005 - FESTIVAL - Stonewall: Peach Jamboree. Features a rodeo and dance, arts & crafts vendors, peach auction and peach queen crowning. Location: Stonewall, Chamber of Commerce Grounds. Region: Texas Hill Country. For additional information, call (830)644-2735. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually.

June 18-19, 2005 - OTHER EVENT - New Braunfels: Old Gruene Market Days. 100 vendors feature uniquely crafted items, and packaged Texas foods. Enjoy entertainment, restaurants and over 25 permanent shops. Time: 10am-5pm. Cost: Free. Location: Gruene Historic District. Region: Texas Hill Country. Average attendance: under 25,000. For more information, call 830-832-1721 or visit www.GrueneMarketDays.com. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Recurring: Held the 3rd Sat & Sun of the month starting in February.

June 23-26, 2005 - FESTIVAL - Luling: Watermelon Thump. Festivities center around a championship Black Diamond (avg. 60-70 lbs., tops 100 lbs.) watermelon contest that includes judging, an auction and a seed-spitting contest. The Watermelon Thump Parade is Saturday, dances are Saturday and Sunday nights, car show is Sunday. Other activities include a carnival, rodeo, barbecue, exhibitors market and a queen competition. Location: Luling Downtown at Magnolia Avenue and Davis Street. Region: Texas Hill Country. For more information, call 830-875-3214 or visit www.watermelonthump.com. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually.

June 25, 2005 - OTHER EVENT - Ballinger: Fireworks Display. Enjoy a fireworks display and eat free watermelon. Time: 5:30pm-10pm. Location: 289 County Road 398 Ballinger, TX. Region: Texas Hill Country. Average attendance: under 250,000. For more information, call 325-365-2333. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually, last Saturday in June.

June 25, 2005 - OTHER EVENT - Eldorado: X Bar Ranch Dinner Show. Biscuits O'Bryan- As the cook for the I.O. Everybody Ranch, Biscuits has entertained audiences across the nation with history, clean humor, stories, poems and cowboy philosophy. He delights both young and old leaving smiles on their faces and a better understanding of the cowboy way of life. Biscuits received the Will Rogers Award from the Academy of Western Artists in 2003 for Best Humorist/Storyteller. Call for menu, exact time, directions and pricing. Time: 7pm. Cost: varies. Location: X Bar Ranch Live Oak Lodge near Eldorado, TX. Region: Texas Hill Country. Average attendance: under 250,000. For more information, call 1-888-853-2688. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually, last Saturday in June.

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JULY

July 1-4, 2005 - FESTIVAL - Brady: Heart of Texas July Jubilee. The events will kick off July 1st with fireworks at the Brady Lake. There will be a rodeo in town from July 2nd - 4th at the GRW Complex. The annual parade on the square will be on July 3rd, as well as the street dance. Location: Richard Park, Brady Lake, Downtown Square. Region: Texas Hill Country. Average attendance: under 250,000. For more information please contact the Brady/McCulloch County Chamber of Commerce at 325-597-3491 or email at dpcofc@hotmail.com. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually on July 4th.

July 8-9, 2005 - FESTIVAL - Mason: 41st Annual Roundup Weekend. The weekend has been designed to be a family event. There will be a rodeo, dance, Roundup Queens contest, parade, great American Burro Race, arts and crafts fair, washer pitching contest, food vendors and more. Location: Fort Mason City Park - Rodeo Courthouse Square. Region: Texas Hill Country. For more information, call 325-347-5758. Please mention this listing when inquiring.

July 9, 2005 - OTHER EVENT - Georgetown: Market Days. Arts & crafts, antiques & collectibles, and festive foods on the lawn of the historic Williamson County Courthouse. Time: 10am-5pm. Cost: Free. Location: Downtown Square. Region: Texas Hill Country. Average attendance: under 250,000. For more information, call 512-868-8675. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held the 2nd Saturday of each month, March - December.

July 9, 2005 - FESTIVAL - McDade: 55th Annual McDade Watermelon Festival. Our community has approximately 300 residents and is located on Hwy. 290 east, 10 miles east of Elgin, Texas and 30 miles east of Austin, Texas, in the Texas Hill Country. For information, call 512-273-0018. Held annually in July.

July 9 & 23, 2005 - OTHER EVENT - Kerrville: Kerr County Market Days. Over 75 vendors featuring fresh produce, crafts including furniture makers, metal smiths and other art. Food vendors are also available offering BBQ sandwiches, turkey legs, German sausage, and other baked goodies. Hours are 9am-4pm. Location: Kerrville, Texas, Kerr County Courthouse Square. Region: Texas Hill Country. For more information, call 830-895-7962. Please mention this listing when inquiring. The Market takes place on the 2nd & 4th Saturdays of each month, April-December, except August.

July 10, 2005 - CONCERT - New Braunfels: Gospel Brunch with a Texas Twist. In the tradition of a New Orleans style gospel brunch, we are serving up awe-inspiring gospel music coupled with a mouth-watering buffet. Tickets can be purchased online at www.gruenehall.com, by calling 830-629-5077 or in person at Gruene Hall. Time: TBA. Location: Gruene Historic District. Region: Texas Hill Country. Average attendance: under 250,000. For more information, call 830-606-1601. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Recurring: Held monthly, 2nd Sunday, starting in February.

July 13, 2005 - CONCERT - New Braunfels: Comal Country Music Show. A house band three featured artists provide country music for the listening audience. Snack bar provides delicious sandwiches and desserts. Time: Doors open at 6 p.m. Cost: $4. Location: 380 S. Seguin. Region: Texas Hill Country. Average attendance: under 250,000. For more information, call 830-629-4547. Recurring: 2nd Wednesday of each month. Please mention this listing when inquiring.

July 15-16, 2005 - FESTIVAL - Fredericksburg: 42nd Annual Night in Old Fredericksburg. We invite you to share in the fun as this famous Hill Country town celebrates the Night in Old Fredericksburg (NIOF). NIOF is the original celebration of this Hill Country community's famous German heritage & Texan hospitality. Time: Friday: 6pm - Midnight, Saturday: 11:30am - Midnight. Cost: Friday: Adults: 2 for $5 or 1 for $3, kids under 12 $1, Saturday until 2pm: Adults: 2 for $5 or 1 for $3. After 2pm, adults $5 each. Kids under 12 $1. Location: 100 block of West Main Street - Market Square. Region: Texas Hill Country. Average attendance: under 250,000. For more information, call 830-997-8515. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually, third weekend in July.

July 16-17, 2005 - OTHER EVENT - New Braunfels: Old Gruene Market Days. 100 vendors feature uniquely crafted items, and packaged Texas foods. Enjoy entertainment, restaurants and over 25 permanent shops. Time: 10am-5pm. Cost: Free. Location: Gruene Historic District. Region: Texas Hill Country. Average attendance: under 25,000. For more information, call 830-832-1721 or visit www.GrueneMarketDays.com. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Recurring: Held the 3rd Sat & Sun of the month starting in February.

July 28-30, 2005 - PLAY OR MUSICAL - Uvalde: Sahawe Indian Dancer's Summer Ceremonials. The Sahawe Indian Dancers, members of Boy Scout Troop and Venture Crew 181 from Uvalde, present annually their Summer Ceremonials. The fast moving colorful dances of the Plains and Southwest Pueblo Indians are set against a backdrop of teepees to set the mood for the performance. The 90 minute performances feature 16 to 18 different dances that have thrilled audiences for almost 50 years. Time: 8pm. Cost: adults $4, children 12 and under $2. Location: Sahawe Outdoor Theater, 1 block S. US 90. Region: Texas Hill Country. For more information, call 830-278-2016. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually last weekend in July.

July 30, 2005 - FESTIVAL - Medina: Texas International Apple Festival. Features arts & crafts, numerous stages of entertainment, fresh apples and apple products,and much more. Family entertainment. Cost: $7 Adult; $5 Seniors, Students & Military with ID; $6 11 & under; 5 & under free. Location: Medina Apple Festival Park. Region: Texas Hill Country. Average attendance: 250,000 - 500,000. For more information, call 830-589-7224. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually, last weekend in July.

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AUGUST

August 6-8, 2005 - OTHER EVENT - San Marcos: Tax Free Weekend. Tax Free Weekend is the most popular shopping weekend at Prime Outlets - San Marcos. In addition to the everyday savings of up to 70% off retail, shoppers who purchase clothing priced at $100 or less during Tax-Free Weekend will be able to do so WITHOUT paying sales tax. Shoppers can also save even more with Prime's free MORECard or by purchasing a coupon book. Several stores will be open continuously throughout the weekend. Time: All Mall Hours. Cost: n/a. Location: Prime Outlets - San Marcos, 3939 I-35 South, San Marcos, TX 78666. Region: Texas Hill Country. For more information, call (512) 396-2201. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually, 1st Weekend in August.

August 10, 2005 - CONCERT - New Braunfels: Comal Country Music Show. A house band and three featured artists provide country music for the listening audience. Snack bar provides delicious sandwiches and desserts. Time: Doors open at 6pm. Cost: $4. Location: 380 S. Seguin. Region: Texas Hill Country. Average attendance: under 250,000. For more information, call 830-629-4547. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Recurring: 2nd Wednesday of each month.

August 13 & 27, 2005 - OTHER EVENT - Kerrville: Kerr County Market Days. Over 75 vendors featuring fresh produce, crafts including furniture makers, metal smiths and other art. Food vendors are also available offering BBQ sandwiches, turkey legs, German sausage, and other baked goodies. Hours are 9am-4pm. Location: Kerrville, Texas, Kerr County Courthouse Square. Region: Texas Hill Country. For more information, call 830-895-7962. Please mention this listing when inquiring. The Market takes place on the 2nd & 4th Saturdays of each month, April-December, except August.

August 14, 2005 - CONCERT - New Braunfels: Gospel Brunch with a Texas Twist. In the tradition of a New Orleans style gospel brunch, we are serving up awe-inspiring gospel music coupled with a mouth-watering buffet. Tickets can be purchased online at www.gruenehall.com, by calling 830-629-5077 or in person at Gruene Hall. Time: TBA. Location: Gruene Historic District. Region: Texas Hill Country. Average attendance: under 250,000. For more information, call 830-606-1601. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Recurring: Held monthly, 2nd Sunday, starting in February.

August 17, 2005 - SPORTING EVENT - Sonora: Outlaw Pro Rodeo. The Sonora Outlaw Pro Rodeo is held every year during the third week of August in conjunction with Sutton County Days. Sonora hosts one of the best outdoor pro rodeos in Texas. Top contestants and one of the rockiness shows in West Texas. Slack performances Wednesday & Thursday with regular performances on Friday & Saturday. Parade on Saturday, with dancing under stars on Friday & Saturday nights. Location: Sutton County Park & Arena Complex. Region: Texas Hill Country. Average attendance: under 250,000. For more information, call 325-387-2949. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually, 3rd week in August.

August 19-20, 2005 - FAIR - Sonora: 32nd Annual Sutton County Days. Held every year in conjunction with the Sonora Outlaw Pro Rodeo on the third weekend of August. Enjoy Arts & craft booths, food booths, parade, dances on Friday & Saturday Night, children's rides & games. Dance under the starry West Texas Skies. Come for food, fun, and West Texas Hospitality. Location: Sutton County Park & Arena Complex. Region: Texas Hill Country. Average attendance: under 250,000. For more information, call 325-387-2880. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually, 3rd weekend in August.

August 20, 2005 - OTHER EVENT - New Braunfels: 11th Annual New Braunfels Summer Model Train Show. Outstanding selections of Thomas the Tank trains, books & DVD's, Lionel, train books & videos, collectibles, model kits in various scales, tools, railroad memorabilia, running layouts in scales from Lionel to Z scale. Buy, sell, or swap. Time: 9am-4pm. Cost: Adult $5, Child $1, Family $8. Location: New Braunfels Civic Center, 280 S. Seguin. Region: Texas Hill Country. Average attendance: under 250,000. For more information, call 830-935-2517. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually, 3rd Saturday in August.

August 20-21, 2005 - OTHER EVENT - New Braunfels: Old Gruene Market Days. 100 vendors feature uniquely crafted items, and packaged Texas foods. Enjoy entertainment, restaurants and over 25 permanent shops. Time: 10am-5pm. Cost: Free. Location: Gruene Historic District. Region: Texas Hill Country. Average attendance: under 25,000. For more information, call 830-832-1721 or visit www.GrueneMarketDays.com. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Recurring: Held the 3rd Sat & Sun of the month starting in February.

August 27, 2005 - OTHER EVENT - Stonewall: Wreath-laying and Fee Free Day. Join the Johnson family and distinguished guests as they honor the memory of our 36th president and his continuing legacy at his grave site on the LBJ Ranch. Free tours of the Ranch on this day also commemorate the anniversary of the founding of the National Park Service in 1916. Free refreshments provided by our partner park, LBJ State Park and Historic Site. Time: Wreath-laying at 10:30am; free ranch tours all day--10am to 4pm. Cost: free. Location: Johnson Family Cemetery, LBJ Ranch. Region: Texas Hill Country. Average attendance: under 250,000. For more information, call (830) 868-7128, ext. 244. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually on LBJ's birthday, August 27.

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September

September 2, 2005 - FESTIVAL - Bandera: Celebrate Bandera. Held in downtown Bandera to honor Bandera's cowboy and western heritage. Features a dance, longhorn cattle drive, parades, food & entertainment, arts & crafts, reenactments, rodeos, celebrity concert, cowboy church, and Trail Ride to Dodge City. Location: Multiple locations within Bandera, TX. Region: Texas Hill Country. Average attendance: 250,000 - 500,000. For more information, call 830-796-4447. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually, Labor Day Weekend.

September 30 - October 2, 2005 - FESTIVAL - Fredericksburg: Oktoberfest. A colorful, festive celebration of Fredericksburg's German heritage. The event was originated in 1810 by the Germany's Prince Ludwig, and has become an annual tradition around the world. Oktoberfest is a community event of family entertainment featuring three stages with continuous oompah music, arts/crafts, polka and waltz contests, Children's fun area ~ Kinder Park, a German Bier Garten, an Oktoberfest Vineyard area, and delicious food and drink all weekend long. Time: Friday: 6pm-12 Midnight, Saturday: 10am-12 Midnight. Cost: Adults $6 daily, Children 6-12 $1, Under 6 Free. Location: Downtown Market Square 100 West Main. Region: Texas Hill Country. Average attendance: under 250,000. For more information, call 830-997-4810. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually.

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