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Hill Country Happenings: February 26 – March 4, 2017

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Another month is coming to a close, but there’s still lots to explore before we say goodbye to February. So what can you expect to close out February with and welcome March? Antiquing, Trail Rides, Vintage cars, a Jewelry show, and a Walk-A-Dog-A-Thon to name a few fun events you will come across along with a Historic Downtown Home Tour in New Braunfels and some good ole country music!

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Way out Wineries

Photo: Facebook/WOW-Way Out Wineries of Texas

Boerne Spring Antiques Show Love searching for those one-of-kind treasures to liven up your home? The Boerne Spring Antiques Show is the only original real antique show in Boerne, Texas featuring over 60 exhibitor booths with only the finest American antiques found in the market today. From quilts to toys, furniture, and jewelry, you’re sure to find a gem to take home. Rain or Shine… booths under cover. Cost: $5. 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Kendall County Fairgrounds, 1307 River Road Boerne, TX. Contact email: [email protected]. Contact phone: (830) 329-2870. texasantiqueshows.com

Slim Bawb at Gruene Hall Grammy nominated in 2016 for best Americana album, Slim Bawb and the Fabulous Stumpgrinders will be energizing the audience with their “swamp” music at Gruene Hall. Slim Bawb plays banjo, reso-guitar, mandolin, mandola, electric guitar & foot pedal bass. His bandmates “The Fabulous Stumpgrinders” feature Lil Howard Yeargan on accordion, keyboards, harmonica & vocals & Ron Sherrod on drums & vocals, as shared on their website. Free show. 12 – 2:30 p.m. Gruene Hall, 1281 Gruene Rd, New Braunfels, TX.

Way Out Wineries-Mardi Gras Road Trip at Fiesta Winery 290 There’s still time to catch a tour of some of the 12 wineries in and around the Hill Country. Tickets are $30 per person and include wine tastings, food pairings, a special keepsake tasting glass, AND the doubloon discounts on purchases. Wine tastings will continue through the first weekend of March for ticket holders, however, the food is only available on the first Road Trip weekend February 24-26, shares its website. 12 – 5 p.m. Fiesta Winery 290, 6260 US Hwy East 290 Fredericksburg, TX. Phone: (830) 997-4466. To purchase tickets visit wayoutwineries.org

Monday, February 27, 2017

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Photo: Facebook/Gruene Hall

Bret Graham Come relax and celebrate getting through another Monday with the music of Bret Graham. Bret is the regular MC at Gruene Hall in Gruene Texas for their monthly Gospel brunches according to his website. For more information about Bret, his music, and his background visit his website at www.bretgraham.com Monday 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm Gruene Hall 1281 Gruene Rd, New Braunfels, TX 78130

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Blanco Mardi Gras Appreciation Day Join in on the Mardi Gras fun in Blanco, Texas as Guardian Title Co. will have Cajun food, live music, Mardi Gras costume contests, fortune telling, tarot card reading, king and queen contest, and many more fun activities from 11:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. 508 8th St, Blanco, TX. For more information contact (830) 833-5007.

Fat Tuesday with Alex Meixner at Brauntex Performing Arts Theatre Celebrate Fat Tuesday in style. “Polka king Alex Meixner returns to the Brauntex Theatre for his annual Fat Tuesday concert. These shows have become legendary since they allow Alex and his band to showcase the many formats of music they perform, including polka, zydeco, pop, rock, jazz, and country,” shares the website. Starts at 7:30 p.m. Brauntex Performing Arts Theatre, 290 W San Antonio St, New Braunfels, TX. For tickets visit brauntex.org

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Kerr

Photo: Facebook/Kerr County Produce

Kerr County Produce Market Day Making healthy eating affordable, Kerr County Produce opens its warehouse to the public each Wednesday to fill up on the fresh fruits, vegetable, and eggs. Serving the Hill Country for 35 years. Free. Runs from 10 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. The Big Red Barn, 215 A St, Kerrville, TX. Contact (830) 896-7330. facebook.com/kerrcountyproduce

The Georges at Gruene Hall Looking to get over the hump and unwind on a Wednesday evening? Then grab your friends and head on out to Gruene Hall to hear the sounds of The Georges. “A rip-roarin’ Roots Rockabilly band that rocks dance halls the world over,” as shared by their website. Free. 6 – 10 p.m. Gruene Hall, 1281 Gruene Rd, New Braunfels, TX.

Bingo at Bandera American Legion Post 157 Feeling lucky? Come on out to play a few games of Bingo with family and friends at the Bandera American Legion. Every Wednesday at 7 p.m. 205 12th St. Bandera, TX. Contact (830) 796-7528. banderatex.com

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Flight & Bites Blind Wine Tasting Think you know your wine? Stop on by the Club at Baron’s Creekside and try to guess five different covered up wines, paired with bites. Tons of fun for wine newbies and pros according to their website.  Every Thursday, 5 – 10 p.m. and Saturday 1 – 5 p.m. The Club at Baron’s Creekside, 316 Goehmann Lane Fredericksburg, TX.

Friday, March 3, 2017

Vintage Cars

Photo: Facebook/Bandera, Texas, “Cowboy Capital of the World”

North American Wholesale Jewelry & Gift Show On March 3-5th come out to New Braunfels Jewelry & Gift show to find that one-of-a-kind diamond in the rough or vintage piece to complete your wardrobe. Shop till you drop browsing through accessories, gift items, and more. Admission: $5. Thursday: Noon- 6p.m., Friday: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., Saturday 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.  210-410-0737. Convention Center, 375 S Castell Ave, New Braunfels, TX. nashows.com

2017 Frio Freedom BBQ Festival On March 3-4, 2017 come out for some great BBQ and down home fun on the Frio County Campgrounds. Fun for the whole family with an awards ceremony, silent auction, and raffle. Outdoor fun for the kids and there’s even a horseshoe tournament. You don’t want to miss this festival! Frio Family Getaway, 500 Co Rd 348, Concan, TX. For more information visit friofest.com

Texas Star Spring Trail Ride The 13th Annual Texas Star Trail Spring Ride is scheduled for Friday, March 3rd thru the 9th. Join the fun for The Original Texas Star Trail Ride through Fredericksburg, Luckenbach, Stonewall, Johnson City, and Blanco. Each year, about 300 people take part in the over 100-mile ride shares its website. “It’s the experience of a lifetime.” For more information visit texasstartrail.com

Vintage Market Days Boerne Spring Event The perfect getaway with your girlfriends or spouse, enjoy the day shopping among the best vintage vendors in the U.S. “One of Country Living Magazines ‘7 Flea Markets & Barn Sales You Won’t Want To Miss,'” shares their Facebook page. Cost: $10. Good for re-entry all weekend. Kendall County Youth Agriculture & Equestrian Center, 649 FM 289, Comfort, TX. Contact email: [email protected]. Contact phone: (903) 530-4469. Facebook/Vintage Market Days-Boerne Area-SPRING EVENT

Classic Car Night at Fat Boyz Hosted by Fat Boyz Sandwich Shop on the 1st Friday of every month. Come out to the “Cowboy Capital of the World” and bring your vintage beauty. Pop the hood to show off your classic as you admire your fellow car enthusiasts one-of-kind autos. 5 p.m. Fat Boyz Sandwich Shop, 602 TX-16, Bandera, TX. (830) 796-4016. banderacowboycapital.com

First Weekend in March 3-5 at Jellystone Park Guadalupe Grab the family for some fun in the sun while the temperatures continue to warm up. Join Yogi Bear as they get ready to bring out new and exciting activity opportunities. Jellystone Park Guadalupe, 2605 Junction Hwy 27 Kerrville, TX. For more information visit jellystoneguadalupe.com

Saturday, March 4, 2017

Homes

Photo: Facebook/New Braunfels Conservation Society

River Road Market Fest at Andy’s on River Road Great food, shopping and plenty of vendors to explore for a nice weekend getaway in Concan, Texas. 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Andy’s on River Road 21488 TX-127, Concan, TX. visituvaldecounty.com

Historic Downtown Home Tour at New Braunfels Conservation Society Step back in time and enjoy a tour of six historic homes each with a story to share of tales from the past. All proceeds benefit the New Braunfels Conservation Society. Cost: $20.00. 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. New Braunfels Conservation Society, 1300 Church Hill Drive, New Braunfels, TX. Contact (830) 832-9699.

Walk-A-Dog-A-Thon Bring your furry four-legged friends to the 5th annual Marble Falls Walk-A-Dog-a-Thon. “A fun-filled family event featuring a 2 1/2 mile walk with your friends, family and your canine companion! *Secret tip: There are numerous shortcuts for those who are not up to the full 2.5 miles,” shares its website. Adults: $20, kids: $15. Sponsorships available. Contact (830) 385-9289. For more information visit wearemarblefalls.com.

San Marcos River Cleanup San Marcos is gearing up for its 32nd Annual Great Texas River Cleanup on March 4 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Bring the whole family to help clean up the entire 90 miles of the San Marcos River. “Started by the Texas River Protection Association, the event has grown in scope to include creeks and tributaries that flow into the river,” shares its website. Contact Tom Goynes at (512) 787-5574 for more information. sanmarcostx.gov

La Primavera Bike Race Come out to the 26th Annual La Primavera Lago Vista presented by the Lago Vista & Jonestown Chamber of Commerce. An exciting event to come out and watch and cheer on the riders. There will be food vendors and free face painting. Saturday and Sunday, March 4-5, 2017 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Visit lagovista.org or contact Sandy Mullins at (512) 267-7952.