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Hill Country Happenings: September 25 – October 1, 2016

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It is officially fall, folks, and the temperatures will be cooling down this week, making it easier to go outside and play a little. Pumpkin patches have opened their doors, festivals are in full swing, and there is just something in the air that screams Hill Country wine. Or pumpkin spice latte. Whichever. Point is, it’s time to dust off those cowboy boots and join us for some Hill Country fun!

Sunday, September 25, 2016

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Comal County Fair & Rodeo Touted as the “Largest County Fair in Central Texas,” the Comal County Fair & Rodeo is sure to be a blast! Aside from your normal carnival and amazing food vendors, there will be mutton bustin’, a rodeo, livestock shows, a BBQ cook-off, and a parade. Admission 12 and over $7; children ages 6-11 $3; children under 6 are free. Free admission Wednesday, Thursday until 4 p.m., Friday until 6 p.m. for students, and Sunday. September 20-25, 2016. 701 E. Common St., New Braunfels, Texas.

TOTFA Fiddle Contest Think you have what it takes to the best fiddler in Texas? The Texas Old Time Fiddlers Association holds fiddling contests all around Texas, and this fall they will be making their rounds in the Texas Hill Country! Sign up to enter the contest or simply come to support Texas fiddlers all while having some good old-fashioned fun. Registration begins at 11:30 a.m.; contest begins at 12:30 p.m. Comanche City Park, 1200 Comanche Trail, Comanche, Texas. Facebook/Texas Old Time Fiddlers Association

The Fall Festival and Great Pumpkin Maze Get yourself lost in the Great Maze before heading over to the Great Pumpkin Patch to pick out the perfect pumpkin. There will also be live music and plenty of good food to fill your belly. Admission $14; children 2 and under are free. Saturdays 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.; Sundays 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. September 24 – November 13, 2016. Barton Hill Farms, 1115 FM 969, Bastrop, Texas.

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