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JANUARY, 2015


Jan 1, 2015 - POLAR BEAR SPLASH: Kyle, at Kyle City Pool, 1300 W Center St, 1p-5p. Free, family event. Light refreshments. You can also join the exclusive Polar Bear Club. 512-268-4220. Web

Jan 1, 2015 - COWGIRL ROUNDUP & SHOW-DEO: Bandera, at Hill Country State Natural Area, at 11a. Bandera County Cowgirls gather for a panoramic photo on horseback followed by an afternoon of demonstrations on how the modern day cowgirl makes her living with the horse. Examples of showmanship, dressage, and speed events will be held in the arena. The history of the American cowgirl, singer/songwriters, storytellers, and artists will be featured. TPWD Web. 830-796-4413. Chamber Web. See special Portal focus page on "Horse riding in the Hill Country"

Jan 1, 2015 - BLACK EYED PEA & CORNBREAD COOK-OFF: Fredericksburg, at Torre di Pietra Vineyards, 10915 US 290 East. 10a-6p If eaten on the first day of the year, a dish of black eyed peas is a New Year’s tradition thought to bring luck and prosperity for the coming year. A Southern-style, annual, cook-off and Jam Session. Live band, sample the entries. $500 First Prize for each Category! Contact: 830-644-2829, tdp@texashillcountrywine.com, Web, Festival Web

Jan 1, 2015 - FIRST DAY HIKE: Fredericksburg, at Enchanted Rock State Natural Area. 9-11a. Hikers can begin at the gazebo near the trailhead, and walk to the summit. Annual event. See Parks

Jan 1, 2015 - HAIR OF THE DOG DAY: Gruene, at Gruene Hall, 1281 Gruene Road. 830-629-5077. Web

Jan 1-4, 2015 - EISBAHN OUTDOOR ICE SKATING: Fredericksburg, Marktplatz, the downtown square at corner of W Main and N Adams. Marktplatz will by holiday decorated. Have fun and exercise skating. Open daily, Mon-Fri: 4-8p; Sat: 10a-10p; Sun: 1-8p. Hours vary on holidays. Day pass: $10. 830-997-6597. Web

Jan 3, 2015 - BLACK-EYED PEA & CORNBREAD COOK-OFF: Fredericksburg, At Torre di Pietra Vineyards, 10915 US 290 E. 10a-6p. Benefits art education in area schools. Judging 1p. Live entertainment 1-5p. 830-644-2829. www.torredipietra.com

Jan 7-11, 2015 - LAMPASAS COUNTY YOUTH LIVESTOCK SHOW: Lampasas

Jan 8-10, 2015 - LLANO COUNTY JUNIOR LIVESTOCK SHOW: Llano, at Llano County Community Center, 2249 RR 152. Annual event, FFA hosted. Showing & sales: 9-4p. 325-247-5354. Chamber Web

Jan 8-10, 2015 - BURNET COUNTY 4-H & FFA LIVESTOCK SHOW: Burnet, at Burnet County Fair & Rodeo Grounds, 1301 Houston Clinton Dr, behind the airport. Web, Map

Jan 8-10, 2015 - BANDERA COUNTY JUNIOR LIVESTOCK SHOW: Bandera, at Show Barn at Mansfield Park. Animals shown on Thursday and Friday. Auction on Sat. 830-796-7755

Jan 8-10, 2015 - GILLESPIE COUNTY YOUTH LIVESTOCK SHOW: Fredericksburg, at Gillespie County Fair Grounds, 530 Fair Dr on TX 16, 2 mi S of town. Stock show for Gillesipe County youth to exhibit and sell their 4H and FFA animal projects. 830-997-2359. Venue Web

Jan 8-10, 2015 - McCULLOCH COUNTY JUNIOR LIVESTOCK SHOW & SALE: Brady, at G. Rollie White Complex

Jan 8-Feb 1, 2015 - KACC ANTIQUES COLLECTABLES SHOW: Kerrville, at Kerr Arts & Cultural Center, in the Cornels Gallery, 228 Earl Garrett St. 830-895-2911. arts@kacckerrville.com Map. Web. See special Portal focus page on "All Things Antique in the Hill Country"

Jan 8-Feb 1, 2015 - STARVING ARTISTS' SALE: Kerrville, at Kerr Arts & Cultural Center, in the Avery Gallery, 228 Earl Garrett Street. 830-895-2911. arts@kacckerrville.com Map. Web

Jan 9-10, 2015 - MASON COUNTY LIVESTOCK SHOW: Mason, at Mason County Show Barn. 325-347-5259. Chamber Web

Jan 9-11, 2015 - NEW BRAUNFELS ANTIQUE SHOW: New Braunfels, at Civic Center, 375 S Castell Ave. 918-619-2875. Web. See special Portal focus page on "All Things Antique in the Hill Country"

Jan 9-11, 2015 - HILL COUNTRY ACOUSTIC MUSIC CAMP: Kerrville, at Schreiner University, 2100 Memorial Blvd. 830-459-2120. www.hcamp.org. Summer HCAMP is a 5 day residential music camp led and taught by an outstanding faculty who receive rave reviews from their students each year. Camp plays all kinds of music - everything from Bluegrass to C&W to Bach, Celtic and Swing. Basic goals: 1. Improve student instrument skills, 2. Work on techniques used in groups, 3. Make new music friends, 4. Have a whole lot of fun. 830-895-5700

Jan 10, 2015 - SECOND SATURDAY GALLERY TRAIL: Wimberley, at the Square and around town. 4-7p. The 2nd Sat of every month, Wimberley's fine art galleries keep their doors open late for the monthly Gallery Trail. Wimberley's fifteen participating galleries feature a wide spectrum of fine art from local and national artists. Come to Wimberley and enjoy wine, nibbles, and ... art! Free. 512-847-9438. Facebook

Jan 10, 2015 - PORT 'N PAIRINGS: Texas Hill Country/290 Wineries along US 290 will team with a top restaurant in the Texas Hill Country to present "Port 'n Pairings". No ticket to buy. Most wineries have a "tasting fee" they normally charge; there is no additional charge for this event. Just drive to each of the wineries and get your serving of a special dish paired with a sample of that winery's fine wine. See web for map. Web. See special Portal focus page on "Wine in the Hill Country"

Jan 10, 2015 - HAYS COUNTY LIVESTOCK EXHIBITORS HORSE SHOW: Dripping Springs, at Ranch Park, 29401 RR 12. Web1, Web2. See special Portal focus page on "Horse riding in the Hill Country"

Jan 15-17, 2015 - SAN SABA COUNTY LIVESTOCK SHOW: San Saba, at County Show Barn, on Church Street.

Jan 15-17, 2015 - BLANCO COUNTY YOUTH COUNCIL STOCK SHOW: Johnson City, at Blanco County Fairgrounds. 4-H and FFA youth projects. 830-868-7167. Web

Jan 16-17, 2015 - QUILT SHOW: Kingsland, at Community Center, 3451 Rosehill Dr off Hwy 1431. 10a-4p. Anyone can enter their quilt in this annual show. Unique vendors will be here for your shopping enjoyment! 325-388-5225. See special Portal focus page on "Quilting in the Hill Country"

Jan 16-17, 2015 - BARBEQUE COOK-OFF: Burnet, at Burnet County Fairgrounds. Annual Lonestar Barbeque Society sanctioned event. Games, booths, raffle, live music. Web. Harvey Gebhard, 512-756-8248 harvjean@aol.com or lonestarbbq@aol.com

Friends of Gillespie County Historic Schools Jan 17, 2015 - GILLESPIE COUNTY HISTORIC SCHOOL OPEN HOUSE - NEBGEN: Nebgen, at 1718 N Grape Creek Rd. 10a-4p. Presented in partnership with the Friends of Gillespie County Country Schools. No admission charge, and donations gladly accepted towards the preservation projects. 830-685-3321. Web

Jan 17-18, 2015 - HILL COUNTRY GEM & MINERAL SHOW: Fredericksburg, at Lady Bird Johnson Park, Hwy 16 S, 2 mi S of downtown. Enjoy mineral, lapidary, fossil and jewelry exhibits, demonstrations, and sales. Sat 10-6, Sun 10-5. Free, open to public. 830-990-9823. Web

Jan 18, 2015 - CITY-WIDE GARAGE SALE: Llano, at American Legion Hall, along the Llano River at 200 Legion Drive. 9a-4p. Annual event. 325-247-5354. Chamber Web

Jan 18-24, 2015 - HILL COUNTRY DISTRICT JUNIOR LIVESTOCK SHOW & SALE: Kerrville, at Hill Country Youth Exhibit Center. 830-792-4102. Web

Jan 21-24, 2015 - DRIPPING SPRINGS-HAYS COUNTY LIVESTOCK SHOW: Dripping Springs. DS Ranch Park Event Center, 29401 RR 12. 512-393-2120. Web

Jan 23-24, 2015 - QUILT SHOW - BRIDGING THE GENERATIONS THROUGH QUILTING: San Saba, at Civic Center in Mill Pond Park, Hwy 190 E. 10a-4p. Registration, vendors and the main part of the show will be at the Civic Center, and beautiful quilts all over town in most of the businesses and draped across railings on our front porches on several streets. Truck show, bed turnings and many vendors. 325-372-5141. Chamber Web. See special Portal focus page on "Quilting in the Hill Country"

Jan 24, 2015 - LUCKENBACH BLUES FESTIVAL: Luckenbach, 412 Luckenbach Town Loop. Noon-11p. Annual event showcases blues artists from around the country. 888-311-8990. Sponsor Web, Event Web

Jan 24, 2015 - BAUBLES & BOOTS CELEBRATION: Bandera, at Flying A Ranch, 1919 TX 173 South. 4:30-7:30p. Annual dinner & auction benefiting the Bandera ISD Education Foundation. Tickets at Bandera ISD Office and McMullan Insurance. 830-796-3313. Web

Jan 24, 2015 - CITY-WIDE GARAGE SALE: Llano, at American Legion Hall, along the Llano River at 200 Legion Drive. 9a-4p. Annual event. 325-247-5354. Chamber Web

Jan 24, 2015 - GUN & KNIFE SHOW: Kingsland, at Community Center, 3451 Rose Hill Dr. Guns, knives, ammo, coins, more. 210-827-6302. Wild Weasel Productions

Jan 26, 2015 - PUBLIC OPEN HOUSE MEETING - LONE STAR REGIONAL RAIL PROJECT: San Marcos, Activity Center, 501 E Hopkins Street. 5-8p. The Lone Star Rail District, Texas Department of Transportation, and Federal Highway Administration are holding a series of meetings to start the environmental review process for the Lone Star Regional Rail Project, which is proposed to improve mobility, mode choice, accessibility, transportation reliability and facilitate economic development along the I-35 corridor in Central and South Texas. One option to be studied could provide passenger rail service from north of Austin to downtown San Antonio within existing freight rail corridors, while moving some existing freight train service to a new freight bypass constructed between Taylor and San Antonio. Free. www.lonestarrail.com. Contact: Sebastian Puente, 512-501-4971, spuente@cultural-strategies.com

Jan 31, 2015 - HILL COUNTRY INDIAN ARTIFACT SHOWS: Fredericksburg, at Lady Bird Johnson Park, Pioneer Pavilion Hall, on TX 16 S. 8a-4p. Features a wide variety of the finest Texas artifacts and arrowheads, jewelry, trade beads, books, T- Shirts, display cases, collectibles and super door prizes all day. Web. Rob Bartell, 830-329-2636

Jan 31, 2015 - WILD GAME DINNER: Bandera, at Grace Lutheran Church, 451 Hwy 173, serving from 4-7p. Expertly prepared, all you can eat wild game dinner serving everything from white tail deer to more exotic game. Dine-in or take-out. $15 donation. 830-796-3091. Web


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FEBRUARY, 2015


Feb 3, 2015 - TASTE OF THE TOWN: New Braunfels. 6:30-8:30p. Taste the many delectable offerings by local restaurateurs. Proceeds help New Braunfels ISD Education Foundation fund projects and programs that will improve educational opportunities for students. 830-643-5700. Web

Feb 5-7, 2015 - COWBOY MARDI GRAS: Bandera, at 11th Street Cowboy Bar. Gumbo cook-off. costume contest, parade and special country and Cajun Zydeco music. 830-796-4849. Web, info@11thstreetcowboybar.com

Feb 6, 2015 - FAMILY HEART HEALTHY EXPO: New Braunfels, at Civic/Convention Center, 1p-5p. All ages invited to enjoy FREE health screenings including blood pressure, body mass index, running shoe clinic tests, and EKGs; more than 35 health and wellness exhibitors; grilled cooking demonstrations and tastings; CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Mobile Mammography Unit; CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Pediatric Mobile Clinic; $20 cholesterol/glucose panels on a first-come, first-served basis; five minute CPR. 830-643-5178. Web

Feb 6-8, 2015 - SPARROWFEST: Marble Falls, at The Retreat at Balcones Springs. Birding & Learning at its best! Join our talented leaders as they take you to refuge tracts beyond the trails where 'little brown birds' play. Learn how to identify the subtle differences and behavior of Texas wintering sparrows. Relax at The Retreat where good food and good friends will meet. 830-693-6639. Web

Feb 6-8, 2015 - ST VALENTINE'S DAY MOTORCYCLE MASSACRE: Hondo, at Medina County Fairgrounds. Live music, two halls of vendors, contests, food and more. 210-865-7188; 210-601-1932; toedig@yahoo.com, Web. See special Portal focus page on "All Things Motorcycling in the Hill Country"

Feb 6-13, 2015 - HILL COUNTRY TRAIL RIDE: . Horse trail ride winds through the Hill Country with overnight stops in Luckenbach, Albert, Blanco, Twin Sisters, Kendalia and more. Free to watch, Fee to ride, annual event. Spnsor Web

Feb 6-22, 2015 - HILL COUNTRY WINE LOVER'S TRAIL: Enjoy wine and food pairing event. Venture through vineyards and cozy wineries, along the way enjoying complementary chocolates and enchanting wine parings. Self-guided. 866-621-9463. Web. See special Portal focus page on "Wine in the Hill Country"

Feb 7, 2015 - HILL COUNTRY JAZZ FESTIVAL: San Marcos. Evans Auditorium – Texas State University. 5p. Annual event. 512-245-3375. Web

Feb 7, 2015 - TEXAS INDEPENDENCE CELEBRATION: Luckenbach. Noon. Annual event with live music, dancing, trailride, and flag retirement ceremony. No cover charge. 830-997-3224. Web

Feb 8, 2015 - MARDI GRAS GALA: Fredericksburg, at St Mary's Holy Family Center. Annual event. The Mardi Gras King and Queen, straight from Louisiana, kick off the jazz cocktail hour and silent auction at 6:30p. Live auction at 7:30p, and prize drawings. Festivities continue until 11p with dancing to live music. Tickets: St Mary's school office, or 830-997-3914, or Tickets. Open seating: $75 pre-sale or $85 at the door, if not sold out. Benefits St Mary's School.

Feb 13-14, 2015 - LUCKENBACH HUG-IN & VALENTINE BALL: Luckenbach. Annual camp-out and Valentine's Ball with a name musician. Get "Back to the Basics of Love". Free live music; tickets for concerts. 830-997-3224. Web

Feb 14, 2015 - CHOCOLATE WALK: Boerne, downtown on the shop walk, 11a-5p. Collect handmade chocolates from 30+ participating merchants. Ticket required. 830-249-9511. Web

Feb 14, 2015 - HEARTS FOR HOPE: Kerrville, at Y.O Ranch Hotel & Conference Center. 6:30-11p. Live Entertainment. Be prepared to dance and swing on the dance floor after a delicious entree of food from an all you can eat buffet. All proceeds go to New Hope Counseling Center, a non-profit organization. $50. Every Feb. Web. Sharon Renter, 830-257-3009, director@newhopecounselingtx.org

Feb 14, 2015 - SECOND SATURDAY GALLERY TRAIL: Wimberley, at the Square and around town. 4-7p. Free monthly event that offers art, food, drink and entertainment. Go to any participating gallery, pick up a map and make a night of it! Various art galleries participate. In February, Wimberley's Second Saturday Gallery Trail coincides with Valentine's Day. The romantic weekend starts on Friday the 13th (eek!) at LT Gallery with an artists' meet-and-greet. It continues on Saturday (Saint V's day) at all 14 of our participating galleries. Both days' festivities run from 4-7p. So grab your sweetie and come on out and enjoy wine, nibbles, and outstanding art! 512-847-9438. Facebook

Friends of Gillespie County Historic Schools Feb 14, 2015 - GILLESPIE COUNTY HISTORIC SCHOOL OPEN HOUSE - CAVE CREEK: Cave Creek, at 470 Cave Creek Rd. 11a-4p. Presented in partnership with the Friends of Gillespie County Country Schools. No admission charge, and donations gladly accepted towards the preservation projects. 830-685-3321. Web

Feb 15, 2015 - CHOCOLATE FANTASY: Kerrville, at Kerr Arts & Cultural Center. 1-3p. All the chocolate you can eat, wine seminars, demonstrations, food & wine tasting, silent auction & raffle. 830-895-2911. Web

Feb 15, 2015 - KERRVILLE ART CLUB SHOW & SALE: Kerrville, at Kerr Arts & Cultural Center. Framed and Unframed Work by the Talents of the Kerrville Art Club, Avery Gallery. 830-895-2911. Web

Feb 17, 2015 - MARDI GRAS ON MAIN: Kerrville, Earl Garrett St, 6p-9p. Fine wine and beer, glow party, costume contest, live entertainment, gumbo cook off. Gather to celebrate Mardi Gras Texas style. Free public admission. 830-792-8395. Sponsor Web

Feb 18, 2015 - WRITERS' CONFERENCE: Johnson City, at the LBJ National Historical Park. 10a-3:30p. Annual workshop is for writers of all levels and for those who are interested in the writing of others. Theme: "Get Read: A Writers Marketing Conference". Build your own marketing plan from beginning steps to ongoing promotions with a panel of successful independent authors. www.jclibrarysite.org. Contact: Maggie Goodman, 830-868-4469, johnsoncitylibrary@verizon.net

Feb 20-22, 2015 - GRTU TROUTFEST: New Braunfels, at Rio Raft Resort, 14130 River Road. Outdoors banquet and Expo on the Guadalupe River. Fly tiers, kid fish pond, fly casting lessons and educational classes will provide enjoyment for the whole family! 512-413-3301. Web. See special Portal focus page on "Hunting & Fishing in the Hill Country"

Feb 21, 2015 - CASTELL GENERAL STORE CHILI COOK-OFF: Castell, at Castell General Store, 19522 RR 152 W. 10a-10p. $25 if you want to compete; event limited to 20 cooks. Live entertainment. Annual event. Contact: Marc Nicole, 325-247-4100

Feb 21, 2015 - ENCHANTED "ROCK STAR" FESTIVAL: Fredericksburg, at Enchanted Rock State Natural Area, 16710 Ranch Rd 965, 18 mi N of town. Noon-10p. To celebrate Enchanted Rock's designation as a Dark Sky Park and increase awareness of the benefits of dark skies. We want folks to enjoy the daytime activities, experience the magical world of a star-filled night, and leave inspired to turn the lights downward in their own communities. Regular park admission applies. Vendor food. Annual event. TPWD Enchanted Rock ofc: 830-685-3636. Venue Web

Feb 21, 2015 - RAINWATER COLLECTION SHOW: Spicewood, at Spicewood VFD, 9805 TX 71 E. 2-5p. Rainwater collection professional on site to answer your questions abut systems, tanks, filtration. Free, annual event. Free parking. Door prizes. Info: cwhitaker@281.com

Feb 21, 2015 - CHILI COOKOFF: Leander, at Texas Humane Heroes - Leander Pet Adoption Center (HQ location), 10930 E Crystal Falls Pwy, Leander. 1-3p. Annual event. 512-260-3602, Web

Feb 21, 2015 - WINE ROAD 290 - RAGIN' CAJUN: Texas Hill Country/290 Wineries along US 290 will team with a top restaurant in the Texas Hill Country to present "Ragin Cajun". No ticket to buy. Most wineries have a "tasting fee" they normally charge; there is no additional charge for this event. Just drive to each of the wineries and get your serving of a special dish paired with a sample of that winery's fine wine. See web for map. Web. See special Portal focus page on "Wine in the Hill Country"

Feb 21-22, 2015 - TEXAS GUN & KNIFE SHOW: Fredericksburg, at Gillespie County Fairgrounds, 530 Fair Dr off TX 16, 2 mi S of town. Sat 9a-5p, Sun 10a-4p. Web, Venue Web. Don or Janice Hill, 830-285-0575; tgka@live.com

Feb 21-22, 2015 - SAXET GUN SHOW: Dripping Springs, at Ranch Park, 29339 RR 12. Dealer Setup: Fri: 10a-10p, Show Hours: Sat: 9a-6p; Sun: 9a-5p. 361-289-2256. Web

Feb 21-22, 2015 - WEASEL GUN SHOW: Buchanan Dam, at Hill Country Hall, 15675 TX 29 East. Sat: 9a-5p; Sun: 9a-4p. $5. Sponsor Web. Greg Wessels, 210-827-6302

Feb 21-22, 2015 - EAGLE GUN SHOW: Uvalde, at County Fairplex, 122 Veterans Ln. Fri-Sat: 9a-5p. $7. Sponsor Web. Buddy Howell, 210-371-3001

Feb 21-22, 2015 - ANTIQUE SHOW: Boerne, Kendall County Fairgrounds, TX 46 East. Sat 10a-5p, Sun 10a-4p. Featuring 60+ exhibitor booths overflowing with the finest American antiques found in the market today. Exhibitors gather their treasures from the estates of this great country and save their best for this nationally acclaimed antiques show. Collectors from all over the state, as well as many from out of state, find real antiques, no reproductions or imports, to add to their collections or decorate their homes. Fine antiques add a touch of elegance to any home & coordinate perfectly with any decorating scheme. Features Country Furniture, Baskets, Stoneware, Glassware, Jewelry, Textiles, Early Paper, Toys, Silver, Quilts, Pewter, American Oak, Southwestern and so much more! 830-995-3670. Web. See special Portal focus page on "All Things Antique in the Hill Country"

Feb 27, 2015 - EMPTY BOWL HEAD START FUNDRAISER: Fredericksburg, at Lady Bird Johnson Municipal Park, Pioneer Pavilion, located off TX 16, 3 mi S of town. Silent auction, live entertainment. $20 gets attendees clay bowl for soup dinner; tickets at door. 830-990-1026

Feb 27-28, 2015 - WOMEN'S CONFERENCE: Spicewood, at Highland Lakes Camp & Conference Center, 5902 Pace Bend Rd N, RR 2322. Annual event. Pursuing God’s Peace. Hundreds of women from across Texas come together to experience life change and celebrate in community with other sisters in Christ. Special guest speakers. 512-264-1777. Event Sponsor

Texas%20Parks%20&%20Wildlife%20Dept Feb 28, 2015 - SMOKEHOUSE SECRETS: Stonewall, at LBJ State Park & Historic Site, at 199 Park Rd 52. 10a-3p. Discover how sausage, bacon and ham were cured a century ago. Annual family event, free. 830-644-2252. Web

Feb 28, 2015 - SPICEWOOD VINEYARDS CHILI COOK-OFF: Spicewood, at Spicewood Vineyards, 1419 CR 409. 1-6p. Annual event showcases chili and wine. Pair it with the Claret Chili Cook-Off. Texas wine, hot chili, live music and the Hill Country views. Fee required. 830-693-5328. Web

Feb 28, 2015 - WILD WOMEN & WINE FESTIVAL: Comfort, at Happy H Ranch, 505 Hwy 87 N, 5 mi N of town. Noon-6p. Annual event, food trucks, wine vendors & tastings, demonstrations, contests, prizes. Covered indoor event, free parking & shuttle. Benefits Comfort VFD. Tickets required. 210-332-3151. Sponsor Web

Mar 28, 2015 - LAWN & GARDEN SHOW: Burnet, at Burnet Community Center, 401 E Jackson Street. 9a-4p. Vendors feature plants for every garden, lawn and garden equipment, and yard decor are also available for purchase. Informative speakers, demonstrations, food and a special children's area. Free annual event. Val Klaudt, Chairperson, 512-588-0696. Sponsor Web


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MARCH, 2015


Mar 3, 2015 - PLATEAU LAND & WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT SEMINAR: Leakey, at Nutrition Center, 420 W RR 337. 6:30p-8p. A presentation on transitioning to Wildlife Management Tax Valuation ("Wildlife Exemption"). Free and open to the public, this seminar will benefit anyone who owns rural land in Texas, including those who are currently in Ag or benefiting from a Wildlife Management Tax Valuation. Topics include: An Overview of Wildlife Management Property Tax Valuation; 7 Wildlife management activity categories and examples of each; Traditional Ag vs. Wildlife Management; State and County requirements; Concrete answers to questions that plague many landowners. Contact: Molly Cleveland, 512-894-3479. Event Web

Mar 5, 2015 - OLD WEST CASINO NIGHT: Johnson City, at Blanco County Show Barn, US 281 N. 6p. Live entertainment, silent auction, dinner, door prizes, casino-style gambling. 830-868-7684. Web

Mar 6, 2015 - GIRLS NIGHT OUT: Marble Falls, at Lakeside Pavilion, 307 Buena Vista. 6p-11p. An annual event, the party with a purpose. A fun evening of food, drinks, shopping, and music all while enjoying spa services like massages, manicures, make-up and much more. All proceeds benefit the Highland Lakes Family Crisis Center and Open Door Recovery House. Gather up a few girlfriends and join us! Tickets go on sale January 1st. $50. Web. Contact: Shelli or Donna, 830-693-9292, events@opendoorrecovery.net

Mar 6-7, 2015 - PIECEMAKERS QUILT SHOW: Uvalde, at Herby Ham Activity Center. 10a-6p. 830-591-2711. 800-588-2533. Chamber Web. See special Portal focus page on "Quilting in the Hill Country"

Mar 6-7, 2015 - FREEDOM FEST: Concan, at Frio Country Campground. Annual event with live music, cook-offs, games, carnival, on the river. 830-232-6625. Web

Mar 6-14, 2015 - TEXAS STAR TRAIL RIDE: Web. A 107 mile horse ride that the Original Texas Star Trail took through Fredericksburg, Luckenbach, Stonewall, Johnson City, Blanco, Fischer, Wimberley and Driftwood. See special Portal focus page on "Horse riding in the Hill Country"

Friends of Gillespie County Historic Schools Mar 7, 2015 - GILLESPIE COUNTY HISTORIC SCHOOL OPEN HOUSE - PECAN CREEK: Pecan Creek, at 3410 Pecan Creek Rd. 11a-4p. Presented in partnership with the Friends of Gillespie County Country Schools. No admission charge, and donations gladly accepted towards the preservation projects. 830-685-3321. Web

Mar 7, 2015 - TEXAS INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATION: Luckenbach, at 412 Luckenbach Town Loop, RR 1476. Noon-6p. Celebration with Texas Star Trail Ride, and a dance in the world famous Texas town. 830-997-3224. Web

Mar 7, 2015 - SPAGHETTI DINNER & BINGO NIGHT: Johnson City, at LBJ High School Commons, Nugent Ave. Serving: 5:30p, Bingo 6:45p. Includes desert, quilt raffle, live and silent auctions and fun. Johnson City Woman's Civic Club hosts this event that benefits JC Library. 830-868-7688. Web

Mar 7, 2015 - WINGS OVER BOERNE: Boerne, at 1407 S Main. Shows at 11a, 1p & 3p. Bird of Prey Shows by Last Chance Forever. An outdoor presentation and a flying demo with hawks, owls, falcons & vultures. Free. 830-249-7277. Web

Mar 7, 2015 - MAIN STREET MARKET DAYS: Marble Falls, at Main Street. 9a-4p. 100+ arts, crafts and food vendors, live music. 830-693-2815. Web

Mar 7, 2015 - WALK-A-DOG-A-THON: Marble Falls, at Johnson Park & historic Main Street. 10a-4p. Dog walk, pet activities & contests, great food, live music, vendors, co-ed softball tournament. Annual event benefits Highland Lakes SPCA, a no-kill shelter. Adults: $20, Kids: $15. Sponsorships available. 830-385-9289. Web

Mar 7, 2015 - SPRING BREAK AT PIONEER MUSEUM: Fredericksburg, at Pioneer Museum, 325 W Main Street. 10a-5p. Frontier-style living history family fun, hands-on activities, demonstrations, reenactments, storytelling. Fee: $5 adults. 830-997-8441. Web

Mar 7-8, 2015 - LA PRIMAVERA BIKE RACE: Lago Vista. Truly unique annual event with 900+ cyclists from around the world. Food, drinks, face painting and "Bouncy House" for the kids. Contact Clive Rutherford, cliverutherford@austin.rr.com or Sherri Jander 512-267-7952, Chamber Web, info@lagovista.org
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Mar 7-15, 2015 - SPRING BREAK AT THE LBJ RANCH: Stonewall, at the LBJ Ranch. Opportunity to further explore and discover the park's historic resources and delve deeper into the story of the 36th president and the LBJ Ranch. 830-868-7128 x231. Web, Friends Web

Mar 9-11, 2015 - SPRING BREAK CAMP: Boerne, at Cibolo Nature Center & Farm, City Park Road. 9a-3p. Registration now open with this non-profit organization. Activities for children age 5-12 will include catch-and-release fishing, bug-catching, tie-dying, hiking, singing, learning survival skills, outdoor cooking, building shelters, birding, dancing, playing games and arts and crafts. Campers may sign up for 1-3 days. 830-249-4616. Web

Mar 9-13, 2015 - SPRING BREAK AT PIONEER MUSEUM: Fredericksburg, at Pioneer Museum, 325 W Main Street. 10a-5p. Frontier-style living history family fun, hands-on activities, demonstrations, reenactments, storytelling. Fee: $5 adults. 830-997-8441. Web

National%20Museum Mar 13, 2015 - NIMITZ JUNIOR CORPS: Fredericksburg, at National Museum of the Pacific War, 500 E Austin. Discuss different aspects of leadership that they have learned in their military carriers and how to adapt those to your business. Annual free event. 830-997-8600 ext #204. Web

Mar 13-14, 2015 - BARBEQUE COOK-OFF: Bandera, at Wild Hog Explosion, Mansfield Park. Annual Lonestar Barbeque Society sanctioned event. Games, booths, raffle, live music. Web. Harvey Gebhard, 512-756-8248 harvjean@aol.com or lonestarbbq@aol.com

Mar 13-15, 2015 - LLANO EARTH ART FEST: Llano. 10a-7p. Annual show, music, art, performances, parties, camping, workshops, vendors. Includes National Rock Stacking Competition. Free. Llano Chamber, 325-247-5354. Chamber Web; Event Web

Mar 13-15, 2015 - REGIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP DOG AGILITY SHOW: Kerrville. Free, annual event. 512-663-2055. Sponsor Web

National%20Museum Mar 14, 2015 - PACIFIC COMBAT LIVING HISTORY RE-ENACTMENTS: Fredericksburg, at National Museum of the Pacific War, 500 E Austin. Watch history come to life. Annual free event. 830-997-8600 ext #204. Web

Mar 14, 2015 - WILD HOG EXPLOSION: Bandera, at Mansfield Park, 2886 TX 16 N. Annual event features team competition for all age levels in wild hog catching & hog kissing contest, All Bilke Motorcycle Rally. 830-796-4447. Web. See special Portal focus page on "All Things Motorcycling in the Hill Country"

Mar 14, 2015 - SECOND SATURDAY GALLERY TRAIL: Wimberley, at the Square and around town. 4-7p. The 2nd Sat of every month, Wimberley's fine art galleries keep their doors open late for the monthly Gallery Trail. Wimberley's fifteen participating galleries feature a wide spectrum of fine art from local and national artists. Come to Wimberley and enjoy wine, nibbles, and ... art! Free. 512-847-9438. Facebook

Mar 14, 2015 - WINGS OVER BOERNE: Boerne, at 1407 S Main. Shows at 11a, 1p & 3p. Bird of Prey Shows by Last Chance Forever. An outdoor presentation and a flying demo with hawks, owls, falcons & vultures. Free. 830-249-7277. Web

Mar 14, 2015 - BLUES, BLUEBONNETS & BBQ: Stonewall, at Becker Vineyard. 11:30a-4p. Free admission and music. 830-644-2681. Web

Mar 14-15, 2015 - HILL COUNTRY WILDFLOWER FEST: Dripping Springs, at Ranch Park, 1042 DS Ranch Road. Sat: 10a-5p, Sun: 11a-4p. A unique blend of great arts and crafts created by talented vendors, gardeners and plants, lots of great food, and fun shopping experiences for those who are looking for something a little different. Antiques and collectibles. Live music. Annual, free event. 888-225-3427. Sponsor Web. See special Portal focus page on "Wildflowers in the Hill Country"

Mar 14-15, 2015 - TEXAS HILL COUNTRY HOME & GARDEN SHOW: Fredericksburg, at Gillespie County Fairgrounds, 530 Fair Dr just off TX 16, 2 mi S of town. Sat: 10a-7p, Sun: 11a-4p. Annual event featuring innovation, demonstrations, ideas and design, for the whole family to enjoy! 830-992-5074. Event Web. Venue Web

Mar 14-15, 2015 - LLANO GUN SHOW: Llano, Llano Event Center, 2200 RR 152. Sat: 9a-5p. Sun: 9a-4p. 817-296-7844. Web

Mar 14-21, 2015 - TEXAS HELL WEEK: Fredericksburg, with HQ at Sunset Inn, 900 S Adams. Daily 50, 70, 100 mile bicycle tours of Gillespie County. 806-499-3210. Web

Mar 17-21, 2015 - RIO FRIO FEST: Concan, at Horse Pasture Cattle Company, Rio Frio Concert Grounds. Live concerts, activities, cook-off, camping/RV. 512-295-3300. Web

Mar 20-21, 2015 - BARBEQUE COOK-OFF: Marble Falls, at Westside Park, 2nd St & Ave Q. Annual Lonestar Barbeque Society sanctioned event. Games, booths, raffle, live music. Web. Harvey Gebhard, 512-756-8248 harvjean@aol.com or lonestarbbq@aol.com

Texas%20Parks%20&%20Wildlife%20Dept Mar 21, 2015 - KITE DAY: Stonewall, at LBJ State Park & Historic Site, at 199 Park Rd 52. 1-3p. Children of all ages invited to come make old-fashioned 1900's kites. We supply the materials and enthusiasm to help kids let their creations soar. Kites from home also welcome. Learn more about President Johnson, an enthusiast of air travel, and his involvement in the NASA Space program. Annual family event, free. 830-644-2252. Web

Mar 21, 2015 - LAWN & GARDEN SHOW: Llano at Lutie Watkins Methodist Church, 308 W Main. 9a-1p. Show and sale of native plants and techniques for beauty and survival in the Texas Hill Country. Join them for Demonstrations and informative talks to help your garden and lawn spring back this year! Texas Agrilife Extension Service and the Llano Master Gardeners sponsor the show. 325-247-5354. Chamber Web

Mar 21, 2015 - MERCEDES-BENZ CLUB HILL COUNTRY DRIVE: Blanco and Driftwood. Meet at 100 Main St, Blanco, at 9:30a. All Mercedes-Benz owners are welcome to attend! Join us on a fun drive to shop, eat and visit a winery. Sponsor Web. Contact: Kathie Steele, 512-497-9012, dieselbenz@outlook.com

Mar 21, 2015 - VINO & PASTA: Texas Hill Country/290 Wineries along US 290 will team with a top restaurant in the Texas Hill Country to present "Vino & Pasta". No ticket to buy. Most wineries have a "tasting fee" they normally charge; there is no additional charge for this event. Just drive to each of the wineries and get your serving of a special dish paired with a sample of that winery's fine wine. See web for map. Web. See special Portal focus page on "Wine in the Hill Country"

Mar 21, 2015 - HILL COUNTRY INDIAN ARTIFACTS SHOW: Fredericksburg, at Lady Bird Johnson Park, Pioneer Pavilion Hall, on TX 16 S. 8a-4p. Features a wide variety of the finest Texas Artifacts and Arrowheads, Jewelry, trade beads, books, T- Shirts, display cases, collectibles and super door prizes all day. Web. Rob Bartell, 830-329-2636

Mar 21, 2015 - WINGS OVER BOERNE: Boerne, at 1407 S Main. Shows at 11a, 1p & 3p. Bird of Prey Shows by Last Chance Forever. An outdoor presentation and a flying demo with hawks, owls, falcons & vultures. Free. 830-249-7277. Web

Mar 21, 2015 - FANCY FEATHERS 4-H CLUB APA/ABA SANCTIONED OPEN CHICKEN SHOW: Dripping Springs, at 1042 Ranch Park. Annual event where breeders, from near and far, bring their fancy chickens to be judged according to the APA or ABA Standards of Perfection established for each breed and variety. Even if you don't enter chickens, you are still welcome to attend. No entry fee. Web

Mar 21, 2015 - VAN DER STUCKEN MUSIC FESTIVAL: Fredericksburg, at Hill Country Evangelical Free Church, 107 E Lower Crabapple Rd. 7:30p. 806-549-2483. Annual event, with Hermann Sons Mixed Choir, plus selected performers. A concert to honor Fredericksburg-born composer Frank van der Stucken and featuring performances by the Fredericksburg German Choirs and the Fredericksburg Community Orchestra. Light refreshments served. Free admission. By donation. Web

Mar 21, 2015 - LESTER'S AUTOMOTIVE OPEN ANNUAL CHARITY CAR SHOW: Boerne, at 32128A IH-10 W, exit 543. 8a-3p. Do you love cars? Old ones, new ones, fast ones....? Stop by for a great open car show and customer appreciation day filled with food, music and prizes! Annual show benefits the Juvenile Diabetes Association. Free. 830-249-249-2501. Web. See special Portal focus page on "Car Shows in the Hill Country"

Mar 21, 2015 - FISH FRY & AUCTION: Lakehills, at Lakehills Civic Center, 11225 Park Road 37, Lakehills. 11a-4p. Fish fry, live & silent auction, cash and carry items, live music, games & more. Free parking & admission. Fee per plate. Annual event sponsored by Lakehills UMC, 830-751-2404. Sponsor Web

Mar 21, 2015 - MUD DAUBER FESTIVAL & CHILI COOKOFF: Luckenbach. Annual event parody on electing a Mayor of Luckenbach, who serves just one day. Anyone from anywhere who shows up can cast a vote on Election Day. No fees. Prepare your campaign and signs. 830-997-3224. Web

Mar 21-22, 2015 - BUNKHOUSE GALLERY FINE ART, JEWELRY & POTTERY EXHIBITION & SALE: Cypress Mill, at Wenmohs Ranch, 573 Old Spicewood Rd. 11a-6p. Drive through the Hill Country through acres of wildflowers to the historic Wenmohs Ranch (circa 1845) to be awed by the fantastic art--paints, sculptures, and jewelry by both locally well known artists and guest artists from around the country. You will see the original house on the Wenmohs ranch built for their school teacher from Germany, a working ranch, and the 1860s bunkhouse and barn. Silent auction. Wine from nearby McReynolds Winery. Live music both days. Charity benefit. 830-825-3465. Web

Mar 22, 2015 - ST PATRICK YOUTH SPRING FESTIVAL: Brady, at 406 S Bridge Street. 1-7p. Live music, street dance, kids games and activities, concessions, and vendor booths. For the whole family. Free Admission. Contact: Heather Jo Ashton, 325-456-4344

Mar 26-29, 2015 - VINTAGE PORSCHE RALLYE: Kerrville, Touring the Hill Country. A coalition of Porsche enthusiasts including some Porsche Club of America’s members, the Lone Star 912 and the Early S registry have been gathering in the Texas Hill Country for more than 10 years. They enjoy scenic drives and the many attractions that the Hill Country has to offer. Open to all vintage Porsche model years up to 1973 with exceptions for special post 73 models. Web. 512-422-0234, larson@hotmail.com

Mar 26-29, 2015 - THUNDER IN THE HILLS: Bandera, at Mansfield Park. Annual motorcycle rally event camping, poker run, door prizes, vendors, food, field events, live music, bike show, tattoo contest. 409-955-0073. Web

Mar 27, 2015 - LOMETA ROUND-UP RATTLESNAKE OPEN RODEO: Lometa, at Lometa Regional Park. 7:30p. Bull riding, ranch bronc riding, tiedown roping, ladiess breakaway roping, team roping, ladies barrel racing, min broncs. Free mutton busting. $10. Tommy Green, 325-4351-0434.Chamber Web

Mar 27-28, 2015 - ST. PAUL THE APOSTLE RUMMAGE SALE: Horseshoe Bay, at Finn Family Life Center, 201 Dalton Circle. 8a-5p. Free, annual event. The sale will offer hundreds of items ranging from golf and other sporting equipment to new and gently worn clothing and shoes, household and kitchen items, lawn equipment, toys, baby furniture and household furniture and appliances. Contact: Linda Baker, 214-762-8321

Mar 27-29, 2015 - HOG FESTIVAL & CRAFT FAIR: Sabinal, at City Park & Yellow Jackets Stadium. Variety of fun and entertainment including wild hog chasing, arts and crafts, games and rides, and plenty of good food. Ross Burris, 830-279-4045. Web

Mar 27-29, 2015 - RIVER ROCK FEST & RALLY: Concan, at Neals Lodges & Cafe, 20970 TX 127. Annual event with organized 3 Sisters Ride, Vendors, Poker Run, Wild Hog catching, Camping and Lodging along the Frio River. And of course Rocking Throwback bands! This is THE BEST riding in the Heart of the Hill Country. Contact: 830-232-6118. Venue Web

Mar 28, 2015 - LOMETA DIAMOND BACK JUBILEE: Lometa, at Lometa Regional Park, from 5a-5p. Arts & crafts, carnival, chili cook-off, music, car show and rattlesnakes. All day. David Smith, 512-752-3106. Chamber Web

Mar 28, 2015 - @LAST LLANO ART STUDIO TOUR: Llano. 10a-5p. Annual show, visit art studios, see artwork and enjoy home-made food. 16 studio locations, 20+ artists. Showings, sales, demonstrations of various media such as clay, fabric, glass, iron, leather, metal, paint, photography and wood. "After" party at 7p with the Artists @ Llano Fine Art Guild. Free. Llano Chamber, 325-247-5354. Chamber Web, Event Web, Event Facebook

Mar 28, 2015 - CHICK FEST: Burnet, downtown. You gals have taken care of the kids and now it is time for you to have some fu and reward yourselves. Everyone is invited. Come & Go Tea 2-4p. Door prizes, special discounts and snacks at participating merchants. Drawing for door prizes. Proceeds to Boys & Girls Club. Contact: Shelli, 512-588-0088, or BAM: 830-798-5738

Mar 28, 2015 - SBB LIONS CLUB CAR SHOW: Bulverde, at Bulverde Baptist Church, 1331 Bulverde Road. Registration 8-10a, Awards 3p. Car Enthusiasts: Over 35 classes of hot rods, classics, muscle, motorcycles and special interest entries. We welcome all car enthusiasts no matter the design, style... from completely original, restored or wildly modified. Car club welcome! Custom trophies! Judging and Awards in First, Second and Third in all classes. Special Events - Bring the entire family ... Raffles, door prizes and great food and fun for all. Blue Lion Train rides and Pinewood Derby races for the kids. Special displays! Plenty of trailer parking. Early registration $25. Dan Hamilton, 281-467-8178, dchamilton@sbcglobal.net, Web. See special Portal focus page on "Car Shows in the Hill Country"

Mar 28, 2015 - JONESTOWN CAJUN COOK-OFF & FESTIVAL: Jonestown, at Jones Brothers Park, 10698 Lakeside Drive. Noon-7p. On the shores of beautiful Lake Travis features talented teams preparing their best gumbos, jambalayas, etouffees. Live zydeco music, prizes and family activities. Food, beverages and vendor products for sale. Free annual event. Fee for cook-off entry for teams. Contact: Sherri Jander, Lago Vista & Jonestown Chamber of Commerce, 512-267-7952. Web

Mar 28, 2015 - TEXAS MEN'S STATE CHILI & BBQ CHAMPIONSHIP COOK-OFF: Johnson City, Blanco County Fairgrounds, US 281 at Pedernales Bridge. Benefits many Johnson City charities and emergency services. RV parking with limited electric. Park opens Thursday morning at 8a. Cooks' party Friday night. Potluck Thursday night. Entertainment Friday and Saturday nights. Domino tournament, open cash beans, wings, and much more. Special bronze longhorn trophy and $500 TICC expense money to 1st place chili. Also, Texas Men's State Barbecue Championship, 70/30 payback, pays 10 places. Join us for the fun. Sponsored by CASI. Sponsor Web. Contact: Alan Dean, 512-567-2835, pepperdean7@verizon.net

Mar 28, 2015 - CAR & MOTORCYCLE SHOW: Johnson City, Blanco County Fairgrounds, US 281 at Pedernales Bridge. Held in conjunction with above Texas Men's Chili and & BBQ Cook-off. 9a-3p. Awards to: Best Paint, Best Interior, Best Engine Compartment, Best Classic, Best Hot Rod, Best Custom Bike, and Long Distance Award. Benefits local charites and non-profits. Entry fee: $25. Contact: 936-203-0591

Mar 28, 2015 - FLASHLIGHT EGG HUNT: New Braunfels, at Cypress Bend Park. Participants can pre-register for $7 per hunter, or register at the event for $10 per hunter. Check-in and registration begins at 7:30p. and the first hunt starts at 8p. Each hunter should bring their own flashlight, but bags will be provided courtesy of Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores. In addition to thousands of eggs filled with treats, prizes will be given to children who find golden eggs during the hunts. "We will have hunts for different age groups: 2-4 year olds, 5-8 year olds, and 9-11 year olds -starting with the youngest and working our way to the oldest group," said Erin Flores, Recreation Programs Supervisor. "There will be carnival games for participants to enjoy while they wait for their hunt and the Easter Bunny will make an appearance for photo opportunities." Contact: City’s Parks and Recreation Department, 830-221-4370, Sponsor Web

Mar 28, 2015 - COMMUNITY GARAGE SALE: Boerne. Annual event. 830-537-4096, Sponsor Web

Mar 28, 2015 - WILDFLOWERS IN BLOOM QUILT SHOW: Llano, at James Lutheran Church -Schorlemmer Hall 1401 Ford Street. Sponsored by the Texas Hills Quilters of Llano. Free, annual event. 325-248-0300

Mar 28, 2015 - HOOKED ON FISHING SPRING FISHING TOURNAMENT: Kyle, at Lake Kyle, 700 Lehman Rd. 6:30a-11a. Annual event. Register with fee. 18 y/o minimum, with license. Contact: Karen Gray or Nikki Ladet, 512-262-3939, campdir@cityofkyle.com Event Web

Mar 28, 2015 - NATURAL HEALTH SYMPOSIUM: Marble Falls, at Lakeside Pavilion. 1-5p. Annual free event presented by Atkins Pharmacy. Lots of prizes. 830-693-2972. Web

Mar 28, 2015 - FAMILY EASTER PICNIC & EASTER EGG HUNT: Johnson City, at Franklin Family Ranch, FM 165 & Middle Creek Rd. 11a-2p. 8000+ eggs. Live music, Climb The Rock, Happy Trail Rides, Super Slide, Bungee Run, Games. Free, annual event, including free lunch.

Mar 28, 2015 - SATURDAY IN THE PARK: Harper, at Community Hall in Harper Community Park on US 290 W. 10a-3p. BBQ chicken or sausage meal at 11:30. Kids games, live music, book sale, style show, snow cones, huge silent auction, raffle and cake auction to raise funds for Harper library. BBQ plates are $8. 830-864-4993. Harper Library Web National%20Park%20Service

Mar 28-29, 2015 - LBJ 100 BICYCLE RIDE: Stonewall, LBJ National Historical Park, at the LBJ Ranch. Starts 9a. On-site registration (cash or check only) and packet pick-up at the registration tent on the LBJ air strip, beginning 7a. Luci Baines Johnson's "Historical Tour of the Ranch" begins at 1p. 210-355-2645. Pre-registration and information: Event Web, Sponsor Web

Mar 28-29, 2015 - BUNKHOUSE GALLERY FINE ART, JEWELRY & POTTERY EXHIBITION & SALE: Cypress Mill, at Wenmohs Ranch, 573 Old Spicewood Rd. 11a-6p. Drive through the Hill Country through acres of wildflowers to the historic Wenmohs Ranch (circa 1845) to be awed by the fantastic art--paints, sculptures, and jewelry by both locally well known artists and guest artists from around the country. You will see the original house on the Wenmohs ranch built for their school teacher from Germany, a working ranch, and the 1860's bunkhouse and barn. Silent auction. Wine from nearby McReynolds Winery. Live music both days. Charity benefit. 830-825-3465. Web

Mar 29, 2015 - POD ON THE PEDERNALES CHILI COOK-OFF: Johnson City, Blanco County Fairgrounds. 830-868-7684. This Texas tradition is fun for the whole family.