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Hill Country Happenings: July 17 – 23, 2016

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This week will be a relaxing week in the Texas Hill Country. The last few weeks have been hectic around the area, but have calmed down a little, making this week a week for strolling through farmers’ markets, taking the family to a county fair, or watching a movie in the park. Here is your Hill Country Happenings leisurely line-up:

Sunday, July 17, 2016

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Float Fest Float along in the river AND listen to a live music? Yes, please! Not to mention indulging on some of the best local food and drink around! Ticket prices vary; Parking $10. July 16 – 17. Cool River Ranch, 601 Dupuy Ranch Road, Martindale, Texas. floatfest.net

Fredericksburg Trade Days Shop hundreds upon hundreds of vendors for “Antiques, collectibles, tools, crafts, shabby chic, primitives, ranch furniture, hunting accessories, candles, unique clothing, jewelry, food and so much more.”. You are sure to get a little exercise strolling through seven barns full of goodies for sale. In addition, there will be live music by Pushwater from noon to 4 p.m. all weekend long. 9 a.m. July 16-17, 2016. Sunday Farms, 355 Sunday Farms Lane, Fredericksburg, Texas. fbtradedays.com 

Pari-Mutuel Horse Races Haven’t been to a horse race in awhile? This summer, Gillepsie County Fairgrounds is hosting horse racing the whole family can enjoy featuring a full slate of live quarter horse, thoroughbred races, special races, and trials. Race weekends include dancing, entertainment, a variety of food, and drinks. The Race Barn, a pari-mutuel simulcast building, will be open for greyhound, thoroughbred, and quarter horse races from all over the country. Adults $7; Children 6 – 12 $5; children under 6 are free. Gates open at 11 a.m. Races from 1 – 6 p.m. July 16-17, 2016. Gillespie County Fairgrounds, 530 Fair Dr off TX 16, 2 miles south of Fredericksburg, Texas. 830-997-2359. gillespiefair.com

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