Hill Country Calendar

NOTE: Dates and/or locations for the events listed in the Calendar may change. Some require admission fees or reservations. Please call ahead to confirm.

EVERY DAY

GRUENE: Live music at Gruene Hall. gruenehall.com.

EVERY SUNDAY

HELOTES: Family Night and Free Dance at John T. Floore’s Country Store., 14492 Old Bandera Road. 6 pm.  liveatfloores.com.

SECOND SUNDAY

BANDERA: Second Sunday Music Fest. Afternoon of music, food, and fun at Frontier Times Museum. banderacowboycapital.com.

JOHNSON CITY: Taste Wine + Art. Kirchman Gallery. 830-868-9290.

FIFTH SUNDAY

DRIFTWOOD: United Methodist Church Bluegrass Gospel Sing-along Service. 11 am. 512-944-6300 EVERY MONDAY

SAN MARCOS/WIMBERLEY: Wimberley Glassworks gallery open 10 am to 5 pm daily and Sunday noon to 5 pm. See the artists create in a live glassblowing demo. WGW.com

EVERY MONDAY

CYPRESS MILL: Bunkhouse Gang at Wenmohs Ranch. Paint and enjoy fellowship of artists. 830-825-3465. EVERY TUESDAY

Wimberley:  Wimberley Community Chorus meets to rehearse for the Spring Concert at The Chapel in the Hills, 14601 Ranch Road 12, 7 pm, January 14 through March.  www.wimberleycommnitychorus

EVERY TUESDAY

San Marcos/Wimberley: Community Bible Study. Interdenominational Bible Study. Men, Women, Couples, Spanish, Youth & Children. 6:30 - 8 pm. First Christian Church, 3105 RR 12, San Marcos. Register at 512-808-9156, paula.king206@yahoo.com.

EVERY WEDNESDAY

DRIPPING SPRINGS: Farmers Market. 3 pm to 6 pm at Highway 290, Ranch Road 12. cityofdrippingsprings.com.

NEW BRAUNFELS: Veteran Music Group at VFW Post 7110. 5 pm to 8 pm. Open to all veterans, all skill levels. Song writing, guitar, keyboard, more. 600 Peace Avenue. Gary Walter, 512-460-9919.

SAN MARCOS: Kent Finlay’s Songwriter’s Circle. You never know who’ll drop in at historic Cheatham Street Warehouse. 8 pm. cheathamstreet.com.

WIMBERLEY: Farmers’ Market. Senior Citizen’s Activity Center, Ranch Road 12. 512-264-1637.

THIRD WEDNESDAY

DRIPPING SPRINGS: Cook Off Club. 6:30 pm. VFW Hall. Email ryoncrew@ yahoo.com.

WIMBERLEY: Heart of Texas Genealogy Society meets at Wimberley Village Library.  6:30 pm to 7:45 pm. wimberleylibrary.org.

FOURTH WEDNESDAY

WIMBERLEY: Meeting of the Hill Country Neighbors. 10:30 am. Community Center. 512-847-2849.

EVERY THURSDAY

DRIPPING SPRINGS: Coffee House with Light Dinners, Desserts, Open Mic. 6 pm to 9 pm. Thyme and Dough. thymeanddough.com.

INGRAM: Farmer’s and Artisan’s Market. Highway 39 & Old Ingram Loop. 2 pm to 7 pm. 830-367-2800.

FIRST THURSDAY

DRIPPING SPRINGS: First Thursday. Events, food and music plus special sale items. 5 pm to 9 pm. drippingspringstx.org.

DRIPPING SPRINGS: Vince F. Taylor American Legion Post 290 of Dripping Springs meets at 7 pm.  512-858-5637.

FIRST & THIRD THURSDAY

CANYON LAKE: Noon Lions. Canyon Lake Golf Club. 830-899-4406.

SECOND THURSDAY

WIMBERLEY: Hill Country Bead Society. Wimberley Community Center. 1 pm. Marilyn Pierce, mp@ smpierce.net.

SECOND & FOURTH THURSDAY

WIMBERLEY: Toastmaster Club. Learn public speaking, leadership. 7 pm to 8 pm. Community Center,14068 Ranch Road 12. 512-847-6822.

THIRD THURSDAY

BANDERA: Third Thursday Cowboy Camp. Pickers who play cowboy, Texas, or Western swing music are welcome to sit in. banderacowboycapital.com.

DRIPPING SPRINGS: Dripping Springs VFW Post 2933 meets at  7 pm. 512-858-5637.

WIMBERLEY: Susanna’s Kitchen Coffeehouse presents some of best in Hill Country music. Pie, tamales, pizza, coffee, soft drinks available. Doors 7 pm, music 7:30 pm. wimberleyumc.org.

WIMBERLEY: Third Thursday. Shops open ’til 8 pm. WimberleyMerchants.com.

EVERY THURSDAY - SATURDAY

WIMBERLEY: Live Music at Linda’s Fine Foods. 500 FM 2325. facebook. com/LindasFineFoods.

EVERY THURSDAY - SUNDAY

DRIPPING SPRINGS: Craft Beer Tasting, Free Tour at Twisted X Brewing Co. Tex-MexBeer.com.

EVERY FRIDAY

BLANCO: Tasting Room Open & Brewery Tours at Real Ale Brewing Company. realalebrewing.com.

WIMBERLEY: Bingo. Family friendly fun at the VFW Hall on Jacobs Well Road. 512-847-6441.

FIRST FRIDAY

BANDERA: Knights of Columbus Fish Fry. 5 pm at St. Joseph’s Hall. www.banderacowboycapital.com.

FREDERICKSBURG: First Friday Art Walk. ffawf.com.

MARBLE FALLS: Art Walk. 5 pm to 8 pm. marblefalls.org.

SECOND FRIDAY

BANDERA: Medina Community Jam Session. Bring a covered dish, snack, dessert. Community Center. banderacowboycapital.com.

UVALDE: Four Square Friday. Shopping, food, music, art. 6 pm to 9 pm. visituvalde.com.

EVERY SATURDAY

BANDERA: Flying L Chuckwagon Dinner Enjoy barbecue, wagon rides, roping lessons, gunslingers, line dancing, and more. flyingl.com.

BOERNE: Farmer’s Market. 9 am to 1 pm. cibolo.org.

DRIPPING SPRINGS: Texas Music and Wine. solaroestate.com.

FISCHER: Jackson Open Artisan and Farmers Market. 9 am to 5 pm. 6341 Farm Market 32. jacksonopenairmarket.com, 830-935-2781.

NEW BRAUNFELS: Farmers Market. nbfarmersmarket.com.

WIMBERLEY: Tour Jacob’s Well. Hear stories about floods, divers, and experience beauty of the spring that started the town of Wimberley. 10 am. jacobswellspring.org.

WIMBERLEY: Arnosky Family Farms Market. Ranch Road 2325 and Highway 165. 830-833-5428

WIMBERLEY: Saturday Evening Dinners. www.blairhouseinn.com.

UTOPIA: Lunch and Dinner at Laurel Tree. utopiagourmet.com.

FIRST SATURDAY

BANDERA: Market Days on Courthouse Square. 830-796-4447.

BANDERA: First Saturday Book Sale. Public Library. 830-796-4213.

BANDERA: Bandera Cattle Company Gunfighters. Re-creating shootouts and life of the Old West. High noon and 2 pm. banderacowboycapital.com.

BANDERA: Cowboys on Main. See and interact with a sample of the Old West cowboy lifestyle on Bandera Main Street. banderacowboycapital.com

DRIFTWOOD: Community Club. Group meets to enhance community spirit. Dinner 7 pm. driftwoodtx.org.

KERRVILLE: Kerr County Market Days and Hill Country Swap Meet. Youth Exhibit Center. Free admission, kerrmarketdays.org.

SECOND SATURDAY

CASTROVILLE: Market Trail Days. Houston Square. 830-539-2316.

WIMBERLEY: Gallery Trail. 15 galleries around Square open late offering art, wine, appetizers. Facebook.com/SecondSaturdayGalleryTrail.

EVERY SATURDAY & SUNDAY

DRIPPING SPRINGS: Craft Beer Tasting and Free Tour at Twisted X Brewing Company, live music and food. TexMexBeer.com.

ROUND MOUNTAIN: Tours at Westcave Preserve. westcave.org.

FIRST/LAST SATURDAY-SUNDAY

LAMPASAS: Trade Days. Meet artists and craftsmen who create one-of-a-kind items,  from antiques, collectibles, quilts, and crafts, to folk/fine art, home furnishings. marigoldsantiques.com

SECOND SATURDAY-SUNDAY

AUSTIN: Tours of Bright Leaf Natural Area. brightleaf.org.

FOURTH SATURDAY-SUNDAY

JOHNSON CITY: Market Days. JohnsonCityTexas-Chamber.com.

JANUARY 1-31

NEW BRAUNFELS: “War Stories: New Braunfels in World War I.” On view in the exhibit are artifacts from the Sophienburg’s rich collections—posters, photographs, uniforms, and other historical objects to showcase events, individuals, and ideology from 1914 to 1919—as well as touch on the lasting impact of The Great War on America and on this German community. Sophienburg Museum & Archives, 401 West Coll Street. 830-629-1572, sophienburg.com.

JANUARY 11-12

BOERNE: Kendall County Junior Livestock Show and Sale. Kendall County Youth Agriculture and Equestrian Center, 649 Farm Market 289. 830-249-9343, visitboerne.org

JANUARY 12

BOERNE: Second Saturday Art Beat. Take a walk on the art side every second Saturday of the month. Boerne’s Hill Country Mile, 100 North Main Street. 210-954-6659, visitboerne.org.

JANUARY 12, FEBRUARY 9

BOERNE: Kuhlmann-King Museum Tour. Located behind Boerne City Hall, the Kuhlmann-King house gives the public the opportunity to step back in time to see what a historic Boerne home looked like “way back when.” 402 East Blanco Road. 830-331-1033, visitboerne.org.

JANUARY 12-13

BOERNE: Boerne Market Days.Outdoor market that blends the traditions of the Texas Hill Country with the creations of today’s culture. Hundreds of festive booths display everything from collectibles and remembrances of the past to modern innovations. Main Plaza, 100 North Main Street. 210-844-8193, visitboerne.org.

JANUARY 13-19

KERRVILLE: Hill Country District Junior Livestock Show. Kerr County Hill Country Youth Event Center, 3785 State Highway 27. 830-792-4102, hcdjls.org.

JANUARY 18-20

FREDERICKSBURG: Trade Days. Shop more than 400 vendors in seven barns to see acres of antiques, and enjoy the biergarten, live music and more. Across from Wildseed Farms, 100 Legacy Drive. 210-846-4094, fbgtradedays.com.

JANUARY 19

FREDERICKSBURG: 12th Annual Luckenbach Blues Festival. Local, regional, and Texas blues artists. Luckenbach Texas Dance Hall, 412 Luckenbach Town Loop. 830-997-3224, luckenbachtexas.com.

JANUARY 19-20

FREDERICKSBURG: Hill Country Gem and Mineral Show. Artifacts, exhibits, demonstrations, jewelry, minerals, fossils, and more to this 50th annual event. Lady Bird Johnson Municipal Park, 432 Lady Bird Drive. fredericksburgrockhounds.org.

JANUARY 20

FREDERICKSBURG: Windsync Woodwind Quintet in Concert.  Fredericksburg United Methodist Church, 1800 North Llano Street. 830-990-2886, fredericksburgmusicclub.com.

JANUARY 24-26

UVALDE: Uvalde County Junior Livestock Show. Uvalde County Fairplex. 830-591-9040, uvaldecountyfairplex.com.

JANUARY 25

NEW BRAUNFELS: The Kingston Trio in Concert. Brauntex Performing Arts Theatre, 290 West San Antonio Street. 830-627-0808, brauntex.org.

JANUARY 25-27

WIMBERLEY: Wimberley Art and Soul. Enjoy a series of creative workshops, classes, and experiences combined with open houses at various businesses throughout Wimberley. Various locations. 512-847-2201, wimberleyartandsoul.com.

JANUARY 25-27, FEBRUARY 1-3

KERRVILLE: Renaissance Festival The fest features the Last Chance Forever Birds of Prey Show, The Great Rhondini Escape Artist, food, crafts, games, and more. River Star Arts and Events Park, 4000 Riverside Drive. 214-632-5766, kerrvillerenfest.com.

JANUARY  26

BANDERA: Wild Game Dinner. Enjoy an expertly prepared wild game dinner featuring venison in different forms, from chili to gumbo to sliders. Other game entrees also served. Grace Lutheran Church, 451 State Highway 173. 830-796-3091, banderacowboycapital.com.

FREDERICKSBURG: Hill Country Indian Artifact Show. Some of the finest Native American artifacts from Texas and U.S. including arrowheads, pottery, beads, books. Lady Bird Johnson Municipal Park, 432 Lady Bird Drive. 830-626-5561, hillcountryartifacts.com.

JANUARY 26-27

KERRVILLE: Winter Market. Vendors from all over the state and beyond present their art, clothing, accessories, gourmet food, gift items, and more. Inn of the Hills Hotel and Conference Center, 1001 State Highway 27. 830-895-5000, texasmarketguide.com.

FEBRUARY 1

FREDERICKSBURG: First Friday Art Walk. Tour fine art galleries offering exhibits, demonstrations, refreshments, extended viewing hours the first Friday of month. Various locations. ffawf.com.

FEBRUARY 2

LLANO: Llano Trade Days. Shop antiques, furniture, clothing, jewelry, and plenty of other goods in this climate controlled venue. John L. Kuykendall Event Center and Arena, 2249 Ranch Market 152. 325-247-5354, llanochamber.org.

FEBRUARY 4

SAN MARCOS: Trail Riders. The Greater Randolph Area Trail Riders make their annual appearance in San Marcos as they travel to the San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo. Watching the ride through downtown is always a fun, family-friendly event. . 512-393-8430, gra-trails.com.

FEBRUARY 8

SAN MARCOS: Eddie Durham Jazz Celebration and Hill Country Jazz Festival. From big bands and combos to individual instrumentalists, the fest features some of the best performers west of the Mississippi River. Also celebrates Eddie Durham, Texas jazz legend and San Marcos native, renowned guitarist who pioneered the use of electric guitar in jazz music. Texas State Performing Arts Center, 405 Moon Street. 512-245-3020, txstate.edu/jazzstudies.

FEBRUARY 8-24

FREDERICKSBURG: Wine Lovers Trail. Get tickets online to receive full complimentary tastings and wine discounts at dozens of participating wineries on this self-guided tour. Various locations. 512-914-5561, texaswinetrail.com.

FEBRUARY 9

BOERNE: Boerne Chocolate Walk. Join the Boerne community for this sweet event. The walk takes you through Boerne’s downtown district where you can see firsthand the unique stores, galleries, and restaurants. 100 North Main Street. 830-248-1635, visitboerne.org.

BOERNE: Second Saturday Art Beat. Boerne shops and art galleries team up to bring you a heart-racing fine art experience. Boerne’s Hill Country Mile, 100 North Main Street. 210-954-6659, visitboerne.org.

FEBRUARY 9-10

BOERNE: Market Days. Hundreds of festive booths display everything from collectibles and remembrances of the past to modern innovations. Main Plaza, 100 North Main St. 210-844-8193, visitboerne.org.

FEBRUARY 12

BANDERA: Old Timers Trading Post. Meet local artists and artisans. The Old Timer, 14178 State Highway 16. banderacowboycapital.com.

FEBRUARY 15-16

FREDERICKSBURG: Luckenbach Hug-In and Valentine Ball. Get back to the basics of love during this annual camping event with plenty of boot scootin’ in historic Texas Dance Hall. luckenbachtexas.com.

FEBRUARY 15-17

FREDERICKSBURG: Trade Days. Shop more than 400 vendors in seven barns to see acres of antiques, and enjoy the biergarten, live music and more. Across from Wildseed Farms, 100 Legacy Drive. 210-846-4094, fbgtradedays.com.

FEBRUARY 16

CASTELL: Castell Chili Cookoff. Have fun and try some of the best chili around at Castell General Store, 19522 Ranch Road 152. 325-247-4100, castellgeneralstore.com.

FEBRUARY 16-17

GRUENE: Market Days. gruenemarketdays.com.

LLANO: Flood Aid 2019. Two-day musical event featuring some of the top bands and performers in Hill Country to and raise funds for victims of October  flood that devastated homes in Llano and Burnet Counties. John L. Kuykendall Event Center. 325-247-5354.

FEBRUARY 16-18

NEW BRAUNFELS: North American Jewelry and Gift Show. A shopper’s dream come true. Enjoy free wine, free parking, and free hourly prizes. New Braunfels Civic Center, 375 South Castell Avenue. 830-221-4100, nashows.com/free-tickets.

NEW BRAUNFELS: Troutfest Texas. Speakers, auctions, door prizes, food, local craft beer. Lazy L&L Campgrounds, 11699 River Road. 512-560-4380, grtu.org/troutfest.

FEBRUARY 21-23

BANDERA: 11th Street Cowboy Mardi Gras. Live Cajun and country music, Cajun food, gumbo cookoff, costume contest, canine costume contest. 11th Street Cowboy Bar.  830-796-3045, banderacowboycapital.com.

FEBRUARY 22

BOERNE: Trinity Irish Dance Company. Performance at Champion High School Auditorium, 201 Charger Boulevard. 830-331-9079, visitboerne.org.

NEW BRAUNFELS: Red Steagall in Concert. Named the Official Cowboy Poet of Texas, Red has won the Wrangler Award for original music five times and is a member of the Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame.  Brauntex Performing Arts Theatre. 830-627-0808, brauntex.org.

FEBRUARY 23

BANDERA: Mardi Gras Arts and Crafts Show. Proceeds Community Clinic. Courthouse Lawn. banderacowboycapital.com.

BANDERA: Mardi Gras Parade. Main Street. 830-796-3045, banderacowboycapital.com.

BLANCO: Blanco Performing Arts presents The Myriad trio. Uptown Blanco Ballroom. 830-385-1173, blancoperformingarts.com.

FEBRUARY 23-24

BOERNE: Hill Country Antiques Show. Kendall County Fairgrounds, 1307 River Road. 830-329-2870, visitboerne.org.

FEBRUARY 28

KERRVILLE: Symphony of the Hills in Concert. Hear the magnificent sounds of the symphony and settle down at the wine and cheese reception. Cailloux Theater, 910 Main Street. 830 792-7469, symphonyofthehills.org.

MARCH 13-16

CONCAN: Rio Frio Fest. Roger Creager, Shane Smith and the Saints, Koe Wetzel and more perform. Crawfish boil, washer tourneys, fish fry, free shuttles. RioFrioFest.com.

MARCH 17

BANDERA: Wild Hog Explosion. Wild hog catch, bar-b-que cookoff, arts, crafts, music and family fun. Mansfield Park, 2886 Highway 16 North. wildhogexplosion.com.

MARCH 23

WIMBERLEY: Metaphysical & Holistic Fair. Free lectures, plus energy workers, Reiki practitioners, Tarot readers, life coaches, holistic products, pyschic mediums, crystals and stones, essential oils and mucj more at the Wimberley Community Center. 11 am to 5 pm. heavenspathways.com

MARCH 26

BOERNE: Ukelele Orchestra of Great Britain. Champion High School Auditorium, 201 Charger Boulevard. 830-331-9079, visitboerne.org.

MARCH 29-31

CONCAN: 1st Annual Women Who Wander Outdoor Retreat. Enjoy expert-led classes, excursions, hiking, nature photography, plus shopping, treehouse dining, wine tasting, live music and much more. info@visituvaldecounty.com.

MARCH 30-31

DRIPPNG SPRINGS: Texas Night Sky Festival. Make your plans now to attemd the biggest night sky celebration in the state ofTexas at Dripping Springs Ranch Park. 812-565-9989, TexasNightSkyFestival.org.

APRIL 5

BOERNE: Big Bad Voodoo Daddy. Champion High School Auditorium, 201 Charger Boulevard. 830-331-9079, visitboerne.org

APRIL 13

SPRING BRANCH: 23rd Annual Heart Of Texas (HOT) Corvair Reunion Car Show at the Hampton Inn Bulverde/Spring Branch. 8:30 am to 10:30 am, 499 Singing Oaks. 713-410-9595, corvair69@gmail.com, www.austincorvair.com/events.html.

APRIL 13-14

NEW BRAUNFELS: 31st Annual Train Show Jamboree.  Saturday 10 am - 5 pm, Sunday 10 am-4 pm. Admission $8 ages 14+, $2 for children 5-13. Free train ride on Landa Park Railroad for kids up to age 10 yrs old. Civic Center, 375 South Castell Avenue. NBRRM.org.

APRIL 27-28

WIMBERLEY: Wimberley Arts Fest. See and shop the works of more than 100 artists, plus enjoy food, beer and wine, and music on the river at The Waters Point. wimberleyartsfest.com.






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