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Honor Mother Earth at the Llano Earth Art Fest

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Talk to any professional rockstacker and he or she will tell you that rockstacking requires the strength of both mind and body. Since ancient times, people have gathered stones and arranged them into jaw-dropping structures that defy gravity.

Honor Mother Earth at the Llano Earth Art Fest

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Those that spend hours hunting the perfect rocks, hauling them to the best build site, and then strategically balance stone upon stone to create art from the earth deserve their own world championship. Believe it or not, the World Rockstacking Championship actually exists in the Texas Hill Country.  Llano hosts stone stacking aficionados from near and far each year where they compete for highest honors.

Honor Mother Earth at the Llano Earth Art Fest

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Grenwelge Park on the banks of the Llano River comes alive with these talented artists. Like ants constructing the perfect mound, rockstackers create designs from a cornucopia of stones, testing their skills in competitions that include best balance, tallest stack, most artistic and best arches. Competition is open to both amateurs and professionals ages 8 and up with a special junior division for 8 -13 year olds in the height category.

Honor Mother Earth at the Llano Earth Art Fest

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The Llano Earth Art Fest held this year from March 11 – March 13 celebrates Mother Earth and the sport of competitive of rockstacking. Watch as professionals balance boulders seemingly with magic building sky high towers. Wonder at the breath-taking beauty of the freestyle competition and creativity of the arch building contest. Try your hand at your own rockstacking design or attend a workshop to improve your skill.

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Photo: Llano Earth Art Fest

Live music each day swirls along the river. Cut a rug under the stars with special artists featured nightly. Kids will love climbing the rock wall. Face painters,  gyrating belly dancers and lively fire spinners create a circus-like atmosphere sure to entertain.

Honor Mother Earth at the Llano Earth Art Fest
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