Things to Do

Hill Country Happenings: October 9 – 15, 2016

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Fall is one of the best times of year in the Hill Country, next to bluebonnet season, of course! The air is cool, the wine is flowing, and the pumpkins are ripe for the picking. Check out this week’s events:

Sunday, October 9, 2016

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The Fall Festival and Great Pumpkin Maze Get yourself lost in the Great Maze before heading over to the Great Pumpkin Patch to pick out the perfect pumpkin. There will also be live music and plenty of good food to fill your belly. Admission $14; children 2 and under are free. Saturdays 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.; Sundays 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. September 24 – November 13, 2016. Barton Hill Farms, 1115 FM 969, Bastrop, Texas. bartonhillfarms.com

Fiesta Winery Live Music on the Patio Enjoy some live music every Saturday and Sunday while you sip on Texas Hill Country’s very own wine! Be sure to pick up a bottle or two before you leave. Saturday 3 p.m. – 6 p.m. and Sunday 2 p.m. – 5 p.m. 6260 US Hwy E 290, Fredericksburg, Texas. fiestawinery.com

Great Hill Country Pumpkin Patch Find out how cider is made, paint a pumpkin, play an instrument, tour the apple orchards, and groom a pony at this incredible pumpkin patch. There is so much to do you may have to plan on going more than once! Hay rides are unlimited. $6 per person; children 2 and under are free. Open 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Saturday – Monday. October 3-31, 2016. lovecreekorchards.com

Gruene Music & Wine Fest Two of the Hill Country’s most cherished commodities come together in one fantastic festival. Get in on the Great Guitar Auction while enjoying some great Texas wine and live Texas music alongside some delicious food samplings on the banks of the Guadalupe River. For those not into wine (gasp!), there will be some specialty beers being served up as well. Benefits the United Way of Comal County. 5:30 p.m. October 6-9, 2016. Gruene Hall and The Grapevine, Gruene Historic District, New Braunfels, Texas. gruenemusicandwinefest.com

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Guadalupe County Fair & Rodeo It’s the perfect time of year for a county fair and this one never fails to impress. Not only will you find good old-fashioned fair classics, such as a carnival, classic fair food, live music, livestock shows, and games, you will find a youth dessert battle, a scarecrow contest, and a wine garden! October 6-9, 2016. Guadalupe County Fairgrounds, 728 Midway, Seguin, Texas. gcfair.org

Harvest of Fall Fun! Stuff a scarecrow, eat some candy corn or some ice cream, scurry through a hay maze, pick some flowers, hop aboard the Sweet Berry Express Barrel Train or a hayride, and, of course, pick out a pumpkin or two. Open Monday-Tuesday and Thursday-Saturday from 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.; Sunday 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. September 24 – November 6, 2016. Sweet Berry Farm, 1801 FM 1980, Marble Falls, Texas. sweetberryfarm.com

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