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Hill Country Happenings: June 12 – 18, 2016

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The sun is finally shining and the flood waters are slowly receding, which makes this week a great week to enjoy a little fun in the sun. From peaches to derby car races, there is enough excitement happening in the Texas Hill Country to keep both young and old in good spirits. Here are this weeks Hill Country Happenings. Pack the sunscreen and enjoy your week!

Sunday, June 12, 2016

ENGAGED! BRIDAL SHOWCASE Planning your wedding? At the Engaged! Bridal Showcase you’ll find some of the best wedding and event vendors the Texas Hill Country has to offer. There will be plenty of wedding vendors to scope out, from wedding planners to wedding cakes, to help you make your special day a one of a kind experience. Register to win several great giveaways and treat yourself to a complimentary swag bag. Free. Noon – 5 p.m. Inn on Barons Creek Conference Center, 308 S. Washington Street, Fredericksburg, Texas. (830) 377-5943engagedfbg.com

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Friday, June 17, 2016

Texas Hill Country PeachesPhoto: Stonewall Chamber of Commerce

PEACH JAMBOREE Peaches in the Texas Hill Country? Absolutely! Celebrate the bounty of local Hill Country peaches. Activities include breakfast, rodeo, dance, races, peach eating contest, peach seed spitting contest, peach auction, peach queen coronation. Weekend Pass $30. Other ticket options available. Military and adults 65+ are discounted. Children 2 and under free. Rodeo Grounds, 250 Peach Street, Stonewall, Texas. (830) 644-2735. stonewalltexas.com

BOERNE BERGES FEST COOKOFF & AUCTION Celebrate the rich German culture found right here in the Texas Hill Country with a parade, the Miss Berges Fest Pageant, a washer pitching tournament, an egg toss, wheel barrow races, dachshund races, a watermelon eating contest, little tractor races, a cookoff, and a dance. Free. June 17-19, 2016, all day. Herff Park/Kendall County Fairgrounds, Boerne, Texas. (830) 428-8778. bergesfest.com

Texas Hill Country DerbyPhoto: Adult Soapbox Derby

CLASSIC SOAP BOX DERBY It’s time for the grown folk to have a little fun! The Classic Soap Box Derby is an annual adult event that mixes creativity and adult competitive race action. The categories include derby cars, skateboards, and longboards. There will be food, live music, craft vendors, parade, evening street dance, awards. June 17-19, 2016 at 6 p.m. 3rd and Main Streets, Historic Downtown Marble Falls, Texas. (830) 385-9289. adultsoapboxderby.com

Saturday, June 18, 2016

FUN FEST Come join in with your local community for a little fun. There will be plenty of engaging family activities such as the Blue Lion Train, petting zoo, face painting, balloons, Home Depot workshop, pet adoptions, raffles, door prizes and a BBQ. Free. Community Park, Bulverde Lane, Bulverde. (210) 387-9332. bulverdeparks.com

FUN & FABULOUS DERBY HAT CONTEST What’s a derby race without an over-the-top fancy hat to cheer on the racers and keep the sun out of your eyes? In association with the Classic Soap Box Derby event listed above, the Fun & Fabulous Derby Hat Contest has two categories: Traditional and Outrageous! A trophy will be awarded to the  first place winners. The children’s division is just for fun and does not include a competition. Registrations will only be accepted in person at the event. Proceeds go to the derby sports association. Adults $5, children 12 and under $1. Judging starts at 2 p.m. 3rd and Main Streets, Historic Downtown Marble Falls, Texas. (830) 385-9289. adultsoapboxderby.com