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Hill Country Happenings: June 5 – June 11, 2016

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As the weather clears, this week will prove to be a beautiful week to scope out the events happening around the Texas Hill Country. From gospel, to music, to tractors, and lavender, there will be events galore to get you out and about. Enjoy your week and the nice weather!

Sunday, June 5, 2016

Hill Country Camp MeetingPhoto: Hill Country Cowboy Camp Meeting

Cowboy Camp Meeting Enjoy fine preaching, old-fashioned fellowship and food. Christians from all over leave their denominations “at the gate” and come together for a wonderful week of worship, study, praise and fellowship! Join your family and friends in the shade of the majestic live oak trees and a historic tabernacle. Sunday starts with a Bluegrass Gospel Revival. Lots of great gospel, praise, worship, music, singing and BBQ. A nursery will be available. Free. Bring a side dish to share. June 5-12, 2016, 3 p.m. – 9 p.m. 140 Cowboy Camp Road, Mountain Home, Texas.

Kerrville Folk Festival Celebrating it’s 45th anniversary, The Kerrville Folk Festival is the longest continuously running music festival of its kind in North America, running for 18 straight days and nights each May and June. It’s a place where those just developing their skills have the opportunity to play their music along- side master craftsmen. The festival is chock-full of activities such as workshops, canoeing, bike rides, and camping. Ticket prices vary per day. May 26-June 12, 2016. Quiet Valley Ranch, 3876 Medina Hwy, Kerrville, Texas. 

Monday, June 6, 2016

Western Roundup Week Wrangel up the kids and head to Jellystone Park to do a little chuggin’, watch out fer bandits, bouncy horse races, participate in a  Best Cowboy Duds contest, a bean spittin’ contest, ropin’ events, and an all around good time! June 6-12, 2016 9:30 – 9 p.m. Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park Hill Country, 12915 FM 306, Canyon Lake, Texas.

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Cowboy Capital Opry The monthly Cowboy Capital Opry is a Grand Old Opry Style Entertainment hosted by Gerry and Harriet Payne.  Held on the first Tuesday of every month, the audience listens to about two hours of incredible music!  Artists donate their time and talents to benefit Meals On Wheels. There will be refreshments, door prizes, and meals available. Adults $5, families $12. 7 p.m. Silver Sage Community Center, 803 Buck Creek, Bandera, Texas.


Friday, June 10, 2016

Hill Country LavenderPhoto: Ranches of Brushy Top

Blanco Lavender Festival Blanco is the Lavender Capital of Texas and holds a great “Lavender Festival” every year in June with vendors, displays, tours, and entertainment. The entire town and the surrounding countryside will be bathed in lavender during the festival. Visit local lavender farms, do a little shopping at The Lavender Market, on the grounds of the historic Blanco County Courthouse, for some lavender-related pleasures and treasures from local Hill Country craftsmen, enjoy some live music, and cool down with a cold beer at the Texas Craft Beer Tent. Free. June 10-12, 2016. Starts at noon on Friday. Courthouse Square, Blanco, Texas.

Burnet County Fair & Rodeo Nothing beats going to a county fair. There will be loads of family fun, live music, a cooking demo, a car show, food, vendors, and a silent auction. Be sure to check out the Austin Steam Train and the Burnet Gunfighters! June 10-12, 2016. Burnet Community Center, 401 E. Jackson, Burnet, Texas.

CowCamp Cookoff The Lonestar BBQ Society is hosting its annual BBQ cookoff. See if you have what it takes to cook up some of the best BBQ in Texas. The cookoff will be followed by a Friday Night Dance Party and a Saturday night concert featuring Eddy Raven. June 10-11, 2016. Risien Park, 300 U.S. 190, San Saba, Texas.

Hill Country Antique Tractor and Engine Club Show Think tractors are sexy? Then this is your event. Set your sites on some tractor and engine displays, then watch some antique tractor pulls and learn a thing or two about thrashing wheat, baling straw, and processing corn. Wave a flag at the tractor parade and learn about the history of each tractor participating in the show. There will be food, vendors, and children’s activities. June 10-12, 2016. Gillespie County Fairgrounds, 530 Fair Drive, Fredericksburg, Texas.

New Braunfels Antique Show Find some unique treasures at the New Braunfels Antique Show. The show will feature various antique vendors selling antique, primitive, and antique items, jewelry, art, furniture, and more. Adults $6, Children 9-12 $3, Children 8 & under are free. Free Parking. June 10-12, 2016. Starts Friday at 11 a.m. New Braunfels Civic and Convention Center, 375 S. Castell Avenue, New Braunfels, Texas.

Saturday, June 11, 2016

Hill Country ArtistPainting: R. Anschutz via Facebook/Wimberley Second Saturday Gallery Trail

Second Saturday Gallery Trail Held the 2nd Saturday of every month, Wimberley’s fine art galleries keep their doors open late for the monthly Gallery Trail. Wimberley’s fifteen participating galleries feature a wide spectrum of fine art from local and national artists. Come to Wimberley and enjoy wine, nibbles, entertainment, and … art! Free. 4 – 7 p.m. At the square and all around town, Wimberley , Texas.

Texas Hill Country Shooting Classic and Sporting Expo A competitive sporting clays shoot with a main event featuring AM & PM flights with Lewis Class winners and concurrent event entry for cash awards for youths, ladies, seniors, sub-gauges and side-by-sides. Each shooter will receive a registration bag with gift items and an opportunity to win valuable door prizes. There will also be a sporting expo featuring top brand name sponsors. Following will be a buffet dinner and live music. Clay Shoot Main Event $75/gun; Concurrent Event Entry $10-$50/gun; Sporting Expo is free; Dinner/Live Music Event $60/person. 8 a.m. – 9 p.m. Joshua Creek Ranch, 132 Cravey Road, Boerne, Texas.