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Hill Country Happenings: April 25 – May 1, 2016

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13th Annual Benefit Ride for SNAP Join the State Natural Area Partners famous benefit ride complete with auction.Registration begins at 5 p.m. Friday, April 29 at the Chapa Group Camp. Cowboy stew supper will be provided from 6 p.m. until gone. Rider fees vary, please see their Facebook page for details. Bandera Texas State Natural Area, Bandera, Texas.

6th Annual Wings Over the Hills Nature Festival “A celebration of natural flight saluting the unique winged wildlife of the Texas Hill Country offering opportunities for education and entertainment for the whole family.” Fees for speakers and field trips apply, so please visit the official website for registration details. Lady Bird Johnson Municipal Park, 3 miles South on Hwy. 16 S. from downtown, Fredericksburg, Texas.

Friday, April 29

Lampasas Trade Days Held the last weekend of every month, this marketplace is a spot where you can slow down, ask questions,visit, talk to collectors and antiques dealers. Meet the craftsmen and artists who create these one-of-a-kind items.Merchandise ranges from antiques, collectibles, glassware, quilts, crafts, folk and fine art, new home furnishing, shabby chic furniture, new clothing, jewelry, candles, handbags, electronics, iron works, outdoor decor, plants, tools, military items, great food concessions and more. Free. 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. Marigolds Antiques & More, 2646 E Hwy 190 Lampasas, Texas.

Saturday, April 30

Castroville COC Beer and Wine Festival

Castroville Beer and Wine Festival Join us for our annual Beer and Wine Festival. We will have a selection of beer and wine and appetizers. We will have a silent auction with some fabulous items. $45. 7 p.m. – 10 p.m. Landmark Inn Historic Site, 402 Florence St., Castroville, Texas.

Canyon Lake Area Chamber of Commerce BBQ Cook Off BBQ connoisseurs come together at the Canyon Lake BBQ Cook-off to compete for the gold in this grilling competition. Contestants partake in several categories including brisket, pork spare ribs, chicken and cook’s choice. There are also Unique Pit, Showmanship and People’s Choice Awards given to a few lucky competitors. $7/admission per car; $1/food sample tickets. 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. San Antonio Joint Base, 698 Jacobs Creek Park Rd., Canyon Lake, Texas.