Things to Do

Hill Country Happenings: September 18-24, 2016

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Pumpkins, and pecans, and wine! Oh my! Fall is in the air and there are festivals galore to kick off the change in season. Pumpkin patches that are sure to bring fun (and pumpkins) to Hill Country families are opening their doors and it is that time of year to celebrate the very nut Texas holds so dear. Take a look at this week’s exciting events:

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Hill Country Wine FiestaPhoto: Facebook/Fiesta Winery 290

Annual Seed Stomp Help scatter wildflower seeds at Lyndon B. Johnson State Park and Historic Site to ensure next year’s beautiful blooms are plentiful. The seed stomp is a great event for young and old alike. There will be a little history to be learned about former First Lady Lady Bird Johnson and a few kids crafts. 10:30 a.m. – noon. September 17-18, 2016. Lyndon B. Johnson State Park and Historic Site, Stonewall, Texas. tpwd.texas.gov

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

New Cowboy Church Attend this Sunday morning worship service to celebrate God’s grace, love, and mercy. Service is held at the Fredericksburg Marktplatz, so be sure to bring a chair, some donuts, and a coffee. Enjoy a little down-to-earth fellowship with your community and receive a free copy of Dan Kelley’s book “God Wrote You a Love Letter.” Since the church is run by volunteers, no offering plate is passed, just post-its, which Kelly explains he will talk about in the service. Just come as you are! 10 a.m. Fredericksburg Marktplatz, Fredericksburg, Texas.

Rumble on the River Rally You may notice the earth shaking and the waters quivering in Bandera. There’s no need for alarm; the world is not ending! It’s simply the effects of a good-natured biker rally. Rumble on the River Rally is an annual motorcycle rally featuring live music, RV and tent camping, poker, food, vendors, tattoo contests, and games fit only for bikers. $30 registration. September 16-18, 2016. Mansfield Park, Bandera, Texas. bikerralliesoftexas.com

South Texas Maize Twist and turn through a mind-boggling 7-acre maze, pick some pumpkins, race down the Matter-Corn Mountain Slide, relax on a hayride, and chill by a campfire. There is plenty to do, and eat, at South Texas Maize! Admission $15; children 2 and under are free. Fridays 6-9 p.m.; Saturdays 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.; Sundays Noon – 5 p.m. September 17 – November 20, 2016. Graff 7A Ranch, 911 U.S. Hwy. 90 East, Hondo, Texas. southtexasmaize.com

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

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