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Fall family fun at Great Hill Country Pumpkin Patch

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t’s that time of year again, when the Hill Country begins to change colors marking the beginning of the fall season. Maple trees, cooler weather and bright orange pumpkins are a sure sign fall is here, and nobody celebrates the season better than Medina’s Love Creek Orchards— home of the Great Hill Country Pumpkin Patch Saturdays, Sundays and Monday October 1-31. Love Creek Orchards —pioneers of the Texas apple industry — has been hosting the Pumpkin Patch for 24 years. Nestled in the heart of the Hill Country on Highway 16 North in Medina, Love Creek Orchards is a perfect setting for

the fun family festival, designed to both entertain and educate children at the same time. The Great Hill Country Pumpkin Patch and was voted one of the top pumpkin patches in Texas in 2015. Guests enjoy hayrides, scarecrow building, pumpkin painting, pony rides, games and photo opportunities, plus a petting zoo, hay maze, apple orchard tours, cider making, even processing apples on the apple line. And there’s even more fun, with pig races, storytelling and the chance to play an instrument in the Great Hill Country Symphony. “We want children to experience a day on the farm and fun,” says Bryan Hutzler, owner of Love Creek Or-

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chards. “But we want to make it a learning experience, as well. What a great way to learn about agriculture and how apples are grown and harvested. Our event is all about the harvest and life on a farm.” Bring your own picnic lunch or enjoy offerings from food vendors at the Pumpkin Patch, who will be serving hot dogs, hamburgers, apple and pumpkin pie, apple ice cream and, of course, fresh squeezed apple cider. You can also choose from a large variety of pumpkins, gourds, hay bales, corn stalks and fall squashes and gourds available for sale. FYI • The Great Hill Country Pumpkin Patch opens on October 1 and is open every Saturday, Sunday, and Monday from 10 am to 4 pm. Admission is $6 per person and in- The Great Hill Country Pumpkin Patch at Medina’s Love Creek cludes free hayrides, petting zoo, Orchards provides plenty of family friendly fall fun, with pumpkin painting, hay rides, photo opportunities, and of pumpkin painting (you buy the course, pumpkins. Photo by Shaun Maxwell. pumpkin and we provide the paint), tours, and entertainment. There is tours. For more information, call 830-589-2202 or visit an additional charge for pony rides and face painting and the web site at www.lovecreekorchards.com. To arrange a barrel train ride. The Great Hill Country Pumpkin Patch is school tours and birthday parties, call 210-215-1995. also open Thursdays and Fridays for scheduled school


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17th Annual Texas Furniture Makers Show

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he American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language defines furniture as “The movable articles in a room that render it fit for living or working.” That’s fine as far as it goes. What the definition lacks, however, is the explanation that, with creativity, craftsmanship and considerable skill, furniture can become much more than simply a “movable article.” It can be art. And, for those who require proof, the

upcoming 17th Annual Texas Furniture Makers Show in Kerrville has got it by the roomful, but be prepared to be amazed and come early if you want to get “the best seat in the house.” Co-sponsored by the Kerr Arts and Cultural Center (KACC), a non-profit organization devoted to the promotion and practice of the arts and WOODCRAFT®, the show has proven to be an yearly hit with state’s finest custom furniture makers and those seeking that “something special” for the home or office.

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or the third year in a row, the Dripping Springs Songwriters Festival will rock downtown Dripping Springs with personal performances by some of the nation’s most accomplished songwriters. Festival-goers will have the opportunity to enjoy the talents of dozens of top songwriters performing on six different stages in Dripping Springs’ historic districts – and all for free! Not a big mega-concert, the 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 for the art of songwriting, says Laurie Halfpenny, festival organizer. “The Dripping Springs Songwriters Festival is all about finely crafted SONGS and the talented folks who write them,” she emphasizes “You may not know their names or faces - but you’ll know their songs,” adds Dave Niemeyer, co-organizer. The Songwriters Festival is quickly becoming a well-known event in national songwriters circles, as well as the Central Texas music scene. In fact, this year’s headliner performance on Saturday night has already sold out, says Jim Halfpenny, a third festival organizer. “We sold out the reserved tickets in eight days,” he marvels, “and the rest of the general admission tickets last month.” But that leaves an entire weekend with 63 shows on six festival stages, Jim points out. He thinks folks should look on the bright side – “Every show is free now!” The three-day musical event starts Friday at 2 pm and continues until 10:45 pm that night at six different venues within safe walking distance of each other on and near Mercer Street. Songwriters will

Australian songwriter Diana Corcoran. Guests can enjoy 63 free shows at six local venues October 14-16 during the Dripping Springs Songwriters Festival. Photo by Chris Garza. play “in the round” and rotate stages every hour or so. Spectators can stay at one location to hear a dozen performers, or follow a favorite performer around to the other venues, which include The Barber Shop Bar, Mercer Street Dancehall, Mazama Coffee Company, The Mercantile, The Sidecar Tasting Room and Hudson’s on Mercer. Every venue will have food and drink available. Saturday will see a similar game plan, beginning with free shows at Mazama Coffee House at 11 am; the remaining five stages open at 12:30 pm and will continue until 7:30 pm. The Headliner Showcase at 8pm on the Mercer Street Dancehall stage will feature two-time Grammy-winner Rodney Crowell, with Drew Womack opening the show. Sunday morning’s Gospel Showcase at Hudson’s on Mercer is a special treat for festival-goers and will feature festival See SONGWRITERS, page 7

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sk any full-blooded Texan what he or she considers the entertainment essentials for achieving a true “cowboy” experience and the answers will invariably include steaks, steers and two-stepping – usually in that order. Yep pard’ner, in these parts, having a “good time” for the denim-clad, Stetsonwearing set usually starts with a fortifying, perfectly grilled piece of beef, followed by the heated competition that only a world-class, multi-event professional rodeo can provide, then closes with

a couple of hours of close-contact cavorting on a spacious dance floor pulsing with some true Texas swing. Now that is an experience. Yee-haw! Unfortunately, to realize the same usually requires a lot of pre-planning and relocation. But now, thanks to a couple of former cowboys with big dreams, one stop is all it takes. Located near Bulverde, the Tejas Rodeo Company boasts 53 accommodating acres devoted exclusively to supplying a steady stream of family-friendly fun, where food, fast-action and fancy footwork joyfully mesh all in the praise of

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TEJAS RODEO, from page 8

Located near Bulverde, the Tejas Rodeo Company boasts 53 accommodating acres devoted exclusively to supplying a steady stream of family-friendly fun. Photo courtesy Tejas Rodeo. walk the grounds and visit the Tejas Company Store. Vendors are usually on hand, as well, with a variety of additional fun offerings. The rodeo starts at 7 pm, so there’s plenty of time to chow down at the steakhouse before – but, reservations are recommended. The dance begins at 9 pm, and with the music ending at 1 am, it’s a full evening. To further its offerings, the company recently completed the impressive Western Sky event center — a 10,000 squarefoot, state-of-the-art facility that’s ideal for corporate meetings, private parties and especially, when coupled with some of the outdoor areas, weddings. Many groups rent the entire grounds and “make a day of it” with a private ro-

The Tejas Rodeo Steakhouse. It’s recommended that you try the now famous KC pan seared steak. Photo courtesy Tejas Rodeo.

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ber through May. Refreshments at 9:30 am; meetings and programs at 10 am. WimberleyGardenClub.org. THIRD WEDNESDAYS DRIPPING SPRINGS: Cook Off Club. 6:30 pm. VFW Hall. Email ryoncrew@yahoo.com for more information. WIMBERLEY: The Herb Society of America Hill Country Unit Meeting (August through May). 9:45 am to noon at Wimberley Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall, 956 Ranch Road 2325. HillCountryHerbs.org FOURTH WEDNESDAYS WIMBERLEY: Hill Country Neighbors. 10:30 am at the Community Center. 512847-2849. EVERY WEDNESDAY, THURSDAY, FRIDAY WIMBERLEY: Live music at Cypress Creek Cafe. Find details at www. cypresscreekcafe.com. EVERY THURSDAY DRIPPING SPRINGS: Coffee House with Light Dinners, Desserts, Open Mic. 6 pm to 9 pm. Thyme and Dough. 512-894-0001. thymeanddough.com. WIMBERLEY: Cafe’ Susanna. Serving lunch 11 am to 1 pm. $9 for entree, two sides and decadent desserts. Wimberley United Methodist Church, www.wimberleyumc.org. FIRST THURSDAY DRIPPING SPRINGS: First Thursday. Participating businesses offer events, food and music plus special sale items. 5 pm to 9 pm. www.drippingspringstx.org. FIRST AND THIRD THURSDAY CANYON LAKE: Noon Lions Meeting. 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 AND FOURTH THURSDAY WIMBERLEY: Toastmaster Club. Learn public speaking, leadership. 7:10 pm at “old” Baptist Church, 501 Old Kyle Road. 512-847-6822. THIRD THURSDAY WIMBERLEY: Susanna’s Kitchen Coffeehouse presents some of the best in the Hill Country’s musical talent. www. wimberleyumc.org. WIMBERLEY: Third Thursdays. Shops stay open until 8 pm. WimberleyMerchants.com. EVERY THURSDAY, FRIDAY, SATURDAY WIMBERLEY: Live Music at Linda’s Fine Foods. 500 Farm Market 2325. 512-8475464. www.facebook.com/LindasFineFoods. EVERY THURSDAY, FRIDAY, SATURDAY and SUNDAY DRIPPING SPRINGS: Craft Beer Tasting and Free Tour at Twisted X Brewing Company. Live music and food Saturday and Sunday. 23455 West Ranch Road 12. TexMexBeer.com. EVERY FRIDAY BLANCO: Tasting Room Open and Brewery Tours at Real Ale Brewing Company. www.realalebrewing.com. GRUENE: Friday Afternoon Club at Gruene Hall. Broadcast live KNBT-92.1 FM Radio. 4 pm to 7 pm. 830-629-5077. WIMBERLEY: Bingo. VFW Hall on Jacobs Well Road. 512-847-6441. FIRST FRIDAY FREDERICKSBURG: First Friday Art

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Creek. www.silversagecorral.org. OCTOBER 6 KERRVILLE: Symphony of the Hills “Rach & Roll with Rachmaninov.” Concert features “The Rock” from “Quadrophenia,” Hadyn’s Symphony No. 103 “Drumroll,” and Piano Concerto No. 2. from Rachmaninov performed by pianist Donald Crandall. Cailloux Theater, 910 Main Street. www.symphonyofthehills. org, 830-792-7469. OCTOBER 6-9 GRUENE: Music and Wine Festival. A great opportunity to taste wines and listen to talented entertainers all at one time. Historic Gruene. www.gruenemusicandwinefest.org. OCTOBER 7 FREDERICKSBURG: First Friday Art Walk. Participating fine art galleries. www.ffawf.com. KERRVILLE: Downtown Kerrville Block Party. Enjoy the wine, art, live music and shopping. Downtown Kerrville. www. downtownkerrville.com. OCTOBER 7-8 SAN MARCOS: Sacred Springs Powwow. Come watch the dancers, participate in the inter-tribal dances, and enjoy booths offering authentic Native American arts and food. The Meadows Center, 201 San Marcos Springs Drive. www.indigenousculture.org. OCTOBER 7-9 BOERNE: The Key to the Hills Rod Run. Close to 500 coupes, sedans and roadsters come from all over the country, as Main Street Boerne is closed from Rosewood to Blanco and cars are on display throughout downtown. Main Street. www.visitboerne.org. FREDERICKSBURG: Texas Mesquite Art Festival. Features the world’s largest selection of original mesquite art, sculpture, furniture, architectural accents and gifts. Marktplatz, 100 block of West Main. www.texasmesquiteartfestivals.com. GRUENE: 30th Annual Food and Wine Fest. www.GrueneHall.com. JOHNSON CITY: 24th Annual Pig Roast. Motorcycle event includes a bike show, motorcycle games, vendors, a poker run, Saturday night barbecue and live music. Blanco County Fairgrounds. www. jcpigroast.org. SATTLER: Cruisin’ Canyon Lake Getaway Weekend. Activities, fun events and lodging discounts. www. cruisincanyonlake.com. OCTOBER 8 BANDERA: Oktoberfest. Wear your best Oktoberfest outfit and enter it to be judged, plus enjoy food, beverages and vendor booths. Grace Lutheran Church, 451 Texas 173 North. www.banderacowboycapital.com. BOERNE: Kuhlmann-King Museum Tour. An opportunity to step back in time to see what a historic Boerne home once looked like. Kuhlmann-King House, 402 East Blanco. www.visitboerne.org. BOERNE: Second Saturday Art and Win. Participating galleries offer complimentary beverages and hors d’oeuvres. Travel to each gallery in the downtown area on foot or on the Shabby Bus. Galleries in Boerne. www.visitboerne.org. BURNET: Fort Croghan Day Watch a real blacksmith at work, see sugar cane made into syrup, observe bread baked in a

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OCTOBER 9 BANDERA: Frontier Times Museum Cowboy Camp. Frontier Times Museum, 510 13th Street. www.frontiertimesmuseum.org. BOERNE: Boerne Concert Band Fall Concert. Boerne High School Auditorium. www.visitboerne.org. WIMBERLEY: The Starlight Symphony Orchestra. “Stories and Art,” featuring music by Nielsen, von Suppé and Rachmaninoff. 4 pm at Wimberley First Baptist Church, 15951 Winters Mill Parkway. Concerts are free and open to the public. www.starlightsymphony.org. OCTOBER 11 COMFORT: Music in the Park. Comfort Park, 423 Main Street. www.comfort-texas.com. OCTOBER 13 DRIFTWOOD: The Friends Foundation 23rd Annual BBQ Fundraiser. Silent and live auctions, raffle, BBQ buffet 6-8 pm. Music by the Hot Texas Swing Band, with Master of Ceremonies Bama Brown. Tickets $25. Advance tickets (cash or check only) available at Hill Country Care in Dripping Springs, tickets also available at the door (cash, check or credit card). 5 pm to 10 pm at The Salt Lick Pavilion, 18200 Farm Market 1826. www.thefriendsfoundation.org. OCTOBER 13-22 KERRVILLE: “Chalk on the Walls.” Gallery exhibits permanent works of the 2016 Chalk Festival artists. Kerr Arts & Cultural Center. www.kacckerrville.com. OCTOBER 14 HELOTES: Randy Rogers Band plays John T. Floores Country Store. www.LiveAtFloores.com. OCTOBER 14-15 MARBLE FALLS: Sculpture on Main. Festival unveiling of the new sculptures displayed around town. 218 Main Street. sculpturemftx.com. OCTOBER 14-16 BOERNE: Texas Hill Country Invitational Art Show. Features artists from around the country, and includes a quick-draw, auctions and demonstrations. www. boerneprofessionalartists.com. DRIPPING SPRINGS: Third Annual Dripping Springs Songwriters Fest. (See story, page 6.) Featuring more than 40 songwriters from across the United States. All performances will take place in the Historic District at venues including The Barber Shop Bar, The Mercantile, Mazama Coffee, Hudson’s on Mercer, Mercer Street Dance Hall and The Sidecar Tasting Room. drippingspringssongwritersfestival.com FREDERICKSBURG: Trade Days. Shop more than 400 vendors in seven barns, acres of antiques, biergarten, live music and more. Seven miles east on U.S. Highway 290 across from Wildseed Farms. www.fbgtradedays.com. JUNCTION: Oktoberfisch Fly Fishing Tourney. This event is held along the banks of Llano River. Morgan Shady RV Park. www.fredericksburgflyfishers.org, www.morganshadyrvpark.com, 830-9978881, 325-446-2071. OCTOBER 15 BANDERA: Ranch Heritage Day. Family event features ranch skills, music and stories, plus antique tractors, chuck-

wagon cooking, horse training clinic, trick roping, working dogs with sheep and goats, covered wagon rides and a giant rocking horse. Hill Country State Natural Area, 10600 Bandera Creek Road. www.texasstateparks.org. FREDERICKSBURG: Knights of Columbus Bestfest. Festival includes specialty beer and sausage tastings, live music, prizes and kids games. Marktplatz, 100 block of West Main. www.kcbestfest.com. KYLE: Founders Parade Since the founding of Kyle, parades through downtown in mid- October have been a tradition. 101 S. Burleson. www.cityofkyle.com. KYLE: Market Days Farmers’ market, homemade arts and crafts, live music and fun activities. Kyle City Square. www. cityofkyle.com. LEAKEY: Oktoberfest on the Frio. A tribute to the German history in the area offers food, games, live music all day, a chili cook-off, pony rides and much more. Frio Canyon Chamber Arena, 226 Ranch Road 336. www.FrioCanyonChamber.com, 830232-6294. SAN MARCOS: PetFest Celebrates 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. www. preventalitter.compet-fest. WIMBERLEY: WUMC Fall Car Show. Vintage/Classic/Unique. Free registration- pre or on-site Hot dogs, drinks, snacks $1 each. 10 am to 2 pm. Wimberley United Methodist Church www.wimberleyumc.org, Dave at 713410-9595; email corvair69@gmail.com. OCTOBER 15-16 BOERNE: Oktoberfest. Enjoy good food; activities for the kids; a variety of beers: German, Texas craft and domestic; special events; and the finest in live music. 265 South Main. www.visitboerne.org. COMFORT: Fall Antique Show. A multidealer antique extravaganza in Comfort Park. 423 Main Street. www.comfort-texas.com, 830-995-3131. GRUENE: Old Gruene Market Days. Nearly 100 vendors offer uniquely crafted items, packaged Texas foods. Gruene Historic District. GrueneMarketDays.com. JUNCTION: Trappers & Fur Rendezvous. Includes beaver trapping, bait handling, fur-repairing, laws and regulations, and crafts for all ages. Coke Stevenson Memorial Center, 440 U.S. 83 North. www.junctiontexas.com, 512-756-4609. KERRVILLE: Kerrville Chalk Festival. Local artists, experienced street painters, children, youth, even general public have an opportunity for artistic expression and a venue in which to perform. Peterson Plaza, 701 Main Street. www.kerrville chalk.org. OCTOBER 15, 29 BOERNE: Hot Rod Night. Relive old-fashioned Americana street parties with classic cars and hot rods. Soda Pops. www.visitboerne.org. OCTOBER 21-22 KYLE: Hogwash Barbecue Cook Off at Gregg-Clark Park.Registration and more at www.Kyle-Hogwash.com. OCTOBER 22 BOERNE: All-British Car Day. Open to all British-built automobiles. Participants vote for favorite cars, awards presented to the most popular vehicle in each class.


Main Plaza. www.visitboerne.org. CEDAR PARK: Cedar Bark Festival. Bring your canines to the park to enjoy vendors, entertainment and the “Bark Park.” Food concessions will be available. Veterans Memorial Park. 512-401-5500. FREDERICKSBURG: Fredericksburg Food & Wine Fest. A grand celebration of Texas food and wine with musical entertainment and fun plus several special events. Marktplatz, 100 block of West Main. www.fbgfoodandwinefest.com. GRUENE: Radney Foster at Gruene Hall. www.GrueneHall.com. STONEWALL: BBQ on the Pedernales. Barbecue with all the trimmings, silent and live auctions, performance by Tracy Byrd at LBJ National Park. www.barbecueonthepedernales.com, 830-868-7684. UVALDE: Historic Haunted Hayride. Historic Fort Inge, two miles southeast of Uvalde on Farm Market. 140. visituvalde. com, 830-278-4115. WIMBERLEY: 13th Annual Hunters Night Out 30 Gun Raffle. 6 pm at St. Mary Catholic Church, 14711 Ranch Road 12. Ticket includes one meal and entry for raffle. Live music 6 pm to 8 pm. www. wimberleykchunter.org. OCTOBER 22-23 DRIPPING SPRINGS: The SHOW at Dripping Springs Ranch Park. See 60 fine artists, enjoy live original music and spirits by Mercer Street Dance Hall. 10 am to 6 pm. www.TheSHOWspotlight.com. GRUENE: 24th Annual Texas Clay Festival. Respected potters and sculptors from around Texas display and sell their wares, as well as demonstrate a variety of techniques. Hands-on activities are available for children. Gruene Historic District. TexasClayFestival.com. JOHNSON CITY: Market Days. City Park, Corner of U.S. Highway 290 and Avenue G. www.lbjcountry.com, 830-868-7684. KERRVILLE: Kerrville Traders Fest. Find more than 150 vendors, food trucks, live entertainment and kids activities. River Star Arts and Event Park, 4000 Riverside Drive. www.kerrvilletradersfest.com. NEW BRAUNFELS: Train Show. Saturday 10 am to 5 pm, Sunday 10 am to 4 pm. Free train ride for kids up to age 10 on Landa Park Rail Road. Civic Center, www. NBRRM.org, jedmondson@satx.rr.com. OCTOBER 24 WIMBERLEY: Native Plant Society Fundraiser — Potluck, Concert and Auction. Featuring country artist Ken Raba and singer Kara Bliss. Bring an entree, salad, side dish, or dessert. BYOB. 6 pm to 9 pm, $20 admission, kids 12 and under free. VFW Post #6441, 401 Jacobs Well Road. For details email carolwilson1216@gvtc.com or call David Will at 830-629-9876. OCTOBER 27-30 KERRVILLE: Kerr County Fair and Carnival. Enjoy rides, games, a cook-off, parade, creative arts, vendors, carnival and midway, bull-riding and dance. 5 pm to 10 pm Thursday and Friday, 1 pm to 11 pm Saturday and 11:30 am to 8 pm Sunday at Kerr County Hill Country Youth Event Center. 3785 Texas 27 East. www.kerrcountyfair. com, 830-257-6833. OCTOBER 27-DECEMBER 3 KERRVILLE: 17th Annual Texas Furniture Makers Show. (See story, page 4.) Juried exhibit features some of the best furniture makers in Texas and showcases

Hill Country Calendar dozens of finely crafted heirloom quality furniture pieces and high quality craft furniture accessory gift items in three gallery spaces. Kerr Arts & Cultural Center. www.kacckerrville.com. OCTOBER 28-NOVEMBER 20 WIMBERLEY: “White Christmas” at the EmilyAnn Theatre & Gardens. An indoor musical appeals to the whole family. A HILL COUNTRY ALLIANCE EVENT www.emilyann.org, 512-847-6969. OCTOBER 29 BANDERA: Hunter’s Game Dinner and Dance. Enjoy washers tournament, dinner, dance and a concert following dinner. The Farm Country Club, 475 Pue Road. www.banderacowboycapital.com. BOERNE: Boerne Boo Celebration. Celebrate Halloween at Patrick Heath Public Library, 451 North Main. www.visitboerne.org. BOERNE: Boerne Handmade Market. Features new and creative vendors selling handmade items, plus food, children’s playground and free live music. Kendall Information for Sponsors and Exhibitors at: CountyA DFair Grounds. www.visitboerne. M IS S ION RainwaterRevival.com org. JOHNSON CITY: Art Walk. Galleries and venues are open for shopping and browsing. Downtown Johnson City. www.texcetera.net. KERRVILLE: 6th Annual Salvation Army Pumpkin Run 5K/10K. Dress in your best family-friendly costume. Also enjoy a fun run, costume contest, music and awards. Salvation Army Kroc Center. www.kerrvillekroc.org. WIMBERLEY: Wellness Fest. Free, familyfriendly event celebrating the connections that make us Wimberley Strong. Fun activities for self-care and learning, raffle prizes, good food, music from local community members and organizations. Noon to 4 pm. Katherine Anne Porter School. WimberleyWellnessFest@gmail. com. OCTOBER 29-30 NEW BRAUNFELS: Historic Modelers Society Train Show Event includes an extra large exhibit of Lego trains, large displays of traveling model railroads of various scales, more than 60 vendors, silent auction, museum store, Landa Park minature train ride and mini food court. New Braunfels Civic Center, 375 South Castell Avenue. newbraunfelsrailroadmuseum. org, 830-627-2447. NOVEMBER 5 DRIPPING SPRINGS: Rainwater Revival. You’ll find speakers, vendors, demonstrations, kids’ crafts, music, food and much more at Dripping Springs Ranch Park and Event Center. Hours are 10 am to 4 pm, admission is free. www.RainwaterRevival.com. NOVEMBER 6 DRIPPING SPRINGS: 19th Annual Empty Bowls Project at Mercer Street Dance Hall. Benefits Helping Hands. www.helpinghands-drippingsprings.org. NOVEMBER 19 WIMBERLEY: Chapel in the Hills “Holiday Bazaar.” Shop for handmade craft and gift items, Christmas ornaments, wreaths and centerpieces, original art work and wooden art objects, handmade jewelry, holiday baked goods, lots more. 9 am to 4 pm. 14601 Ranch Road 12. 512847-9762. HELOTES: Bob Schneider plays John T. Floores Country Store. Tickets $15. More information at www.LiveAtFloores.com.

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