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Need something to do? Here are just some of October's Kerr County offerings

All around the county, there's a lot going on this month

For those who don't think there's a lot to do in Kerr County, we're hoping this (partial) list will help change your mind. If you need a fuller list, just visit the Kerrville Convention and Visitors Bureau website —

OCT. 3

Blessing of the Animals

4 p.m., St. Peter's Episcopal Church, 320 St. Peter St. Kerrville

Get your critter blessed, but they should be on a leash or in a cage. No word if any blessings of Komodo Dragons will happen.

OCT. 7

Symphony of the Hills — River of the Stars, World Premier

7:30 p.m., The Cailloux Theater, Kerrville. $25

A professional symphony orchestra is drawn from the Hill Country and Central Texas, performing a passionate program of possibilities and unveiling a world premiere. You will works from Beethoven, De Falla, Wickman and Rachmaninoff. Information:

OCT. 8

The Bad Seed

7:30 p.m., The Point Theater, 120 Point Theatre Road, Ingram.

"The Bad Seed" tells the story of a mother's realization that her young daughter is a murderer. The scene is a small Southern town where Colonel and Christine Penmark live with their daughter, Rhoda. Little Rhoda Penmark is the evil queen of the story. On the surface, she is sweet, charming, full of old-fashioned graces, loved by her parents, and admired by her elders. But Rhoda's mother has an uneasy feeling about her. The show runs through Oct. 30. Information:

Star Party at Schreiner University

7:30 p.m., Loftis Family Science Center, Schreiner University, Kerrville.

In this free event, visitors can get a chance to view celestial objects in the Hill Country sky in the domed observatory containing Schreiner's 16-inch telescope. Several eight-inch telescopes will also be available for public viewing. Free parking is available adjacent to the center. The entrance gate is along East Main Street across from the Schreiner University baseball and softball fields and is marked by a flagpole. The star party will generally go till about midnight, and participants may come and go at any time. Information: 830-792-7249

OCT. 9

The Sunrise Lions' Steve Hamilton Memorial Color Fun 5K Run

7:30 a.m., Texas Lions' Camp, Kerrville.

Who doesn't like a little color in their lives, especially to start the morning? Proceeds support the Kerrville Sunrise Lions Club, a non-profit organization providing programs for our community and the Texas Lions Camp. To Register:

Mountain Home Volunteer Fire Department's Steak Dinner Fundraiser

4 p.m., Mountain Home Volunteer Fire Department, Mountain Home.

OK, who doesn't like a good barbecue steak? Better yet, a firehouse barbecue steak. Help the volunteers to provide critical services to West Kerr County. Call: 830-866-3310 for more information.

Kerr County Celtic Festival

9 a.m.-6 p.m., Hill Country Arts Foundation, 120 Point Theatre Road, Ingram.

With men attired in kilts, there will be throwing things and playing pipes. The pandemic cut this event short last year.

OCT. 14

Quinlan Creek Song Circle

6:30 p.m., Trailhead Beer Garden at Schreiner University, Kerrville.

This weekly event is held in the shade with cool music, drinks and hot food from Conchitas. Information:


8 p.m., Arcadia Live, Kerrville


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Oct. 15

Lunch and Learn Art: Landscape Painting

11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Hill Country Arts Foundation, 120 Point Theatre Road, Ingram.

Roger Parsons will demonstrate painting using warm and cool colors to paint a light against a light plane. Don't forget to bring your sack lunch. Information:

Oct. 16

Kerrville Chalk Festival

10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday. Peterson Plaza at Kerrville City Hall.

Kerrville Chalk Festival is a family-oriented event for the entire Texas Hill Country Community. The festival is held on Peterson Plaza in the heart of Kerrville to raise funds for non-profit organizations. Kid's chalk zone, face painting, balloon art, great food, live music, and free fun for the entire family.

Notre Dame Catholic School Fall Festival

3-7 p.m. Saturday; Noon-6 p.m. Sunday, Notre Dame Catholic School, 900 Main St.

Help the Notre Dame Catholic Church community celebrate its 109th year at its annual festival. There are two days of game and prize booths, children's activities, bingo, food booths, musical performances, a delicious bake sale, cake wheel, and silent and live auctions. Information: 830-257-6707

Kerrville Craft Beer Run

8 a.m., Louise Hays Park, Kerrville.

This timed out-and-back 5-kilometer run will be in Louise Hays Park and entirely on the Kerrville River Trail. Entrants receive T-shirts, snacks and awards. There will be plenty of local beer from Basement Brewers of Texas and Pint and Plow Brewing Co. All proceeds are given to plant native trees within the city of Kerrville parks system. Information:

Kerrville River Festival

Noon-9:30 p.m., Louise Hays Park, Kerrville

The headliner for the 2021 Kerrville River Festival concert is country music star Jerrod Niemann. Texas' own Austin Meade will also be performing and Willow City and the Ryan Ross band. This year's annual festival will feature an array of family activities, community exhibitors, and major entertainment capped off by a fireworks display at 9:30 p.m. The concert portion of the event will feature four different artists, a circus thrill show, and mini-performances by local organizations. Information:

OCT. 22

Opening Night of "Little Shop of Horrors"

6 p.m., Cailloux Theater, Kerrville.

The Cailloux Theater will host an opening night dinner for the musical "Little Shop of Horrors," which runs afterward. It will be fun to see how Playouse 2000 depicts the mighty Audrey. Tickets start at $22 for adults. Dinner tickets are separate and require a performance ticket. Information: 830-896-9393 or

OCT. 23

Airport Race Wars

8 a.m.-11 p.m., Kerrville-Kerr County Airport

This was one of Kerrville's most significant events earlier this year, and it returns for another round of racing. Come see some of the fastest drag cars compete for over $8,000 in total prizes. Food and drink vendors will be onsite. Information:

Kerrville Pro Rodeo

8:30 p.m., Hill Country Youth Event Center

This is a big one with bull riding, bareback and saddle bronc action. There will also be barrel racing. If you enjoy seeing kids get run over sheep, that is there as well. Infomration:

Kerrville Mountain Bike Festival

TBD, Kerrville Schreiner Park

The festival brings a full weekend of mountain bike racing to Kerrville. This is the final race of 2020 Mountain Bike Texas Cup. American Mountain Bike Challenge (AMBC) race. One of 11 races selected from over 1,200 events nationwide. Organizers expect 700 competitors and spectators. Information:

OCT. 28

Texas Fiber and Fleece Show

10 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursday-Saturday; 10 a.m.-noon Sunday. Hill Country Youth Event Center, Kerrville.

For lovers of all things fleece, this is the place to discover what makes wool so unique (including alpacas, llamas, goats and bunnies in the wool class). Information:

OCT. 30

Family Fright Night at Louise Hays Park

4 p.m., Louise Hayes Park, Kerrville

Kerrville's parks and recreation department would like to invite all ghosts, goblins, and creatures of the night to join in for an evening of safe and traditional family fun at the park. Activities will include trick or treating, games, a costume contest and more. Information:


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