Things to Do
Hill Country Happenings: September 4-10, 2016
Wind down your Labor Day weekend with a few festivals, fairs, and rodeos before heading home for a little R&R on Labor Day. The holiday was, after all, created to give hard working citizens throughout the nation a day off just for that. You can read up more on the history of Labor Day here while you lounge around in your pajama pants. However, the coming weekend offers events that are sure to get you heading for the hills.
Sunday, September 4, 2016
Photo: Facebook/Celebrate Bandera
Celebrate Bandera There is always a celebration going on in Bandera, but this is the only one that celebrates the city itself. Enjoy activities that define Bandera’s cowboy culture, such as a Longhorn cattle drive, barrel racing, bull riding, roping, a mounted shooter competition, reenactments, dancing, and live music. September 2 – 4, 2016. Bandera, Texas. celebratebandera.com.
Gunner Thames Memorial Rodeo This isn’t just any rodeo, this is a rodeo that benefits the youth of the community in memory of a child the community holds very dear to their hearts. The community goes an extra step further to honor their local Law Enforcement Officers by inviting them to attend the rodeo at no cost. $15 adults; $5 children; law enforcement free. 7:30 p.m. September 3 – 4, 2016. Chester Franklin Arena at Veterans Park, 401 Jacobs Well Road, Wimberley, Texas. wgunnerthames.com
Hodgepodge Market Peruse through a hodge-podge of handmade crafts, antiques, vintage items, and unique gifts. Maybe get a head start on your Christmas shopping? Admission $2 or free with 2 or more cans of food for the Golden Food Pantry; children 12 and under are free with paid adult. Saturday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Sunday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. September 3 – 4, 2016. Kuykendall Event Center and Arena, Llano, Texas. Facebook
Kendall County Fair The Kendall County Fair is back with carnival fun, live entertainment, and tons of good carnival food! Mosey on over to the rodeo to see some serious roping skills, mutton bustin’, barrel racing, and bull riding. September 1 – 4, 2016. Kendall County Fairgrounds, 1307 River Rd, Boerne, Texas. kcfa.org