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Hill Country Happenings: January 8-14, 2017

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It is cold outside, and quite obvious that Texas has allowed old man winter to take up residence (at least for now). But that doesn’t mean we need to hide out in our toasty warm homes all week long! In fact, the weather should be warming up a little to coax you out the door and to one of these fine Texas Hill Country events. This week is full of fun and excitement!

Sunday, January 8, 2017

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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

Indie Film Series Fritztown Cinema, the Hill Country Film Society, and the Film Festival invites you to join in on a little Indie film fun at the showing of “Voyagers Without Trace.” Free. Show begins at 5:30 p.m. Fritztown Cinema, 2254 US Hwy 87 S, Fredericksburg, Texas. hillcountryff.com

Kendall County Jr. Livestock Show There is excitement in the air in Comfort! The youth of Kendall County have been hard at work learning about and caring for their poultry and livestock. Stop in to see what all the excitement is about! January 8-14, 2017. Kendall County Youth Agriculture & Equestrian Center, 649 FM 289, Comfort, Texas. Facebook/Kendall County Jr. Livestock Show Association

Second Sunday Afternoon Dance Dance away your Sunday afternoon to the music of 3 Chord Rodeo. $5 at the door. 3 – 6 p.m. Mercer Street Dancehall, 332 West Mercer St., Dripping Springs, Texas. mercerstreetdancehall.com

Monday, January 9, 2017 

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Supper Club The beloved Supper Club returns! And it’s doing in style. Attendees bring a dish of food and enjoy cocktails from the full-service bar. This week, guests are asked to bring their favorite dish from previous Supper Club evenings. 6 p.m. The Villa at Gruene, 1190 Gruene Rd., New Braunfels, Texas. villaatgruene.com

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Dripping Springs Farmer’s Market Head to the farmer’s market to shop for local, fresh food and help support your local farmers! 3 p.m. – dusk. Every Wednesday, year round. The Triangle, Hwy 290 & RR 12, Dripping Springs, Texas. cityofdrippingsprings.com

Kerr County Produce Market Day Load up on fresh fruits and veggies at the Big Red Barn in Kerrville every Wednesday. Free admission. 10 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. The Big Red Barn, 215 A Street, Kerrville, Texas. Facebook/Kerr County Produce

Thursday, January 12, 2017

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69th Annual Real County Jr. Livestock Show Don’t miss out on seeing what the Real County youth are up to in the livestock arena! January 12 – 13, 2017. Show Barn, Leakey, Texas. Facebook

Bandera County Jr. Livestock Show Take a peek to see what the youth of Bandera County have to show off! There will be judging on cattle, sheep, goats, chickens, rabbits, horses and a few special projects. Judging will take place on Thursday and Friday, and the auction will be held on Saturday. January 12-14, 2017. Show Barn at Mansfield Park, Bandera, Texas. bandera.agrilife.org

Bandera Farmer’s Market Cowboys need a farmer’s market, too. So head to Bandera for farm fresh eggs, wholesome organic produce, rare Asian vegetables, fresh-baked goods, and tons more. 8 – 11 a.m. Sid’s Bar B Que, 702 Main Street, Bandera, Texas.

Gillespie County Youth Livestock Show Watch as the youth show off the best of their livestock and if a particular 4H or FFA project piques your interest, consider purchasing it from the fine young man or woman who worked so hard to get it to the show. January 12-14, 2017. Gillespie County Fairgrounds, 2000 S. State Hwy 16, Fredericksburg, Texas. gillespie.agrilife.org

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Lampasas County Youth Livestock Show Everyone seems to be showing off their livestock this weekend, and the Lampasas County youth are not to be excluded! See what they have been up to. shows and judging take place on Thursday and Friday; sale is at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday. January 12-14, 2017. County Show Barn, intersection of US Hwy 281 and US Hwy 183, Lampasas, Texas. lampasas.agrilife.org

Llano County Jr. Livestock Show The FFA is hosting the Llano County Jr. Livestock Show & Sale this year. Head on out and support your youth! Shows will be held on Thursday and Friday. The sale will take place on Saturday at 6 p.m. January 12-14, 2017. John L. Kuykendall Event Center. 2200 West Ranch Road 152, Llano, Texas. llanochamber.org

McCulloch County Jr. Livestock Show & Sale Hogs and heifers and sheep! Oh, my! And if you love goats or rabbits, they will be there, too. Serving the 4H and FFA youth of McCulloch County. Shows will be held Thursday and Friday, and the auction will take place on Saturday at 1:30 p.m. January 12-14, 2017. G. Rollie White Downs, Brady, Texas. mcculloch.agrilife.org

Friday, January 13, 2017

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New Braunfels Antique Show Looking for that perfectly aged treasure to add to your decor? Look no further than New Braunfels where dealers from Texas and the rest of the country come together to sell their wares. Adults $6; children 9-12 $3; children 8 and under are free. Free Parking. Friday and Saturday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. January 13-15, 2017. New Braunfels Civic & Convention Center, 375 S. Castell Ave., New Braunfels, Texas. heritageeventcompany.com

Saturday, January 14, 2017 

Boerne Market Days A tradition since 1850, Main Plaza still holds its place as Boerne’s marketplace. Today, we can still enjoy an outdoor market that sells anything from antiques and collectibles to delicious food and drink. Get in on the Hill Country tradition and enjoy yourself as you shop and listen to amazing music. Free. 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Main Plaza, 100 N. Main, Boerne, Texas. boernemarketdays.com

The Farmer’s Market at Cibolo Shop fresh local produce, farm fresh eggs, breads, jams, jellies, local honey, and Texas Hill Country arts and crafts at the historic Herff Farm. Enjoy free live music, gardening classes, cooking demonstrations, and children’s craft activities! Free. 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Cibolo Nature Center, 140 City Park Rd, Boerne, Texas.

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

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Second Saturday Gallery Trail On the second Saturday of each month, art gallery owners in Wimberley keep their doors open just a little while longer to let the community view featured art created by local and national artists. Sip on a little wine and take in the beauty of creativity on display throughout Wimberley. Free. 4 p.m. – 7 p.m. The Square and around town, Wimberley, Texas. Facebook/ Wimberley’s Second Saturday Gallery Trail

Snow Day Enjoy a day with real snow at this Texas Hill Country winter wonderland! The Science Mill is hosting the Snow Day and is sponsored by H-E-B. Bring your mittens, hats, and gloves to enjoy snow-filled activities, and take a look at the museum and the 3D movie “Titans of the Ice Age.” when you need to take the chill off. Snow cones, hot chocolate, and tacos will be available for purchase. Adults $10; Seniors 65+ and Military $8; children 3-18 $8.50; children under 3 are free. 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Hill Country Science Mill, 101 S. Lady Bird Lane, Johnson City, Texas. sciencemill.org

Swap Meet and Market Days The Hill Country Swap Meet and Kerr County Market Days come together for the mother of all flea markets. Expect to see all kinds of merchandise, including arts and crafts, jewelry, fabric, soaps, leather goods, BBQ, and baked goods. Free admission. 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. Kerr County Hill Country Youth Event Center, 3785 Hwy 27 E., Kerrville, Texas. kerrmarketdays.org