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Your Kerr County weekend planner for Sept. 17-18

With 3 festivals and lots of live music, there's plenty to do in and around Kerrville.

Upcoming Featured Events

The Kerrville Chalk Festival, Oct. 15-16, Kerrville City Hall.

Kerrville Chalk Festival is a family-friendly art event for the Texas Hill Country. More than 65 artists create large-scale chalk drawings directly on the pavement. Kerrville’s downtown becomes a festive canvas for local and regional artists, as wells as invited guest artists from around the United States.

The Festival has live music, many free activities, food trucks, as well as wine and craft beer. It attracts an estimated 10,000 attendees annually. Read about the history of chalk art.

Held at Peterson Plaza in the heart of downtown, the event encourages tourists and locals to dine, shop, and experience the beauty and charm of Kerrville, Texas.

The 2022 beneficiary is Kerrville Arts and Cultural Center (KACC). KACC was founded in 1995 by a group of artists with a mission of providing a show place for local artists and to further the arts and culture in the community. The Center is comprised of sixteen affiliated groups representing over 500 artists and has three distinct gallery spaces. It attracts over 20,000 visitors annually.

Mark your calendar for Public Power Week Oct. 2-8, and the Bucket Truck Rides.

The Kerrville Public Utility Board (KPUB) is hosting a family-friendly event to meet our heroes in hardhats while we celebrate Public Power Week!

Please mark your calendars for Saturday, October 8, from 10 a.m.-1 p.m., to join us in Louise Hays Park for a free community event!

This will be a free community event with family-friendly activities that will include taking a ride in one of KPUB’s bucket trucks, arc & spark demos, line worker tool displays, photo ops with our linemen, face painting and more.

KPUB will be providing free hot dogs, chips and refreshments on a first-come, first-served basis, as well as a free t-shirt for the first 100 attendees. For more information:

Saturday's events!

Live music

  • Modal Mojo — Cafe at the Ridge, 6 p.m. Information:
  • The Derringer Band — Pier 27 River Lounge and Pizzeria, 8 p.m. Information: 830-896-7437
  • Boone Holding — Southern Sky Music Cafe, 6 p.m. Information:
  • Logan Crosby and Karaoke with Lori — Joanne Marie and Me Wine Boutique, Ingram, 6 p.m. Information:

Science and nature

  • Bird and walk talk — Flat Rock Park, 8 a.m. Information: The details: Join Paul and Deloris Sellin on a stroll along the River Trail for a wonderful morning identifying and admiring birds in the Hill Country area. All ages and levels of experience are welcome.


  • Tex Fest — Schreiner University, 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. Information: The details: Live music every day. Bring a chair and enjoy this uniquely Texan event. The Trailhead Beer Garden (featuring a great variety of beers, wines, and other non-alcoholic drinks) will be open, and food trucks are available throughout the day. The featured events are: Starting at 8 a.m., IBCA and HS BBQ Competition; 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., live music from the staff and students of Schreiner University; Noon to 10 p.m., food trucks and vendors; 3 p.m., Terri Hendrix with Lloyd Maines.
  • Kerrville River Festival — Louise Hays Park, Noon. Information: The details: The big river festival starts with a Kids Zone and exhibitors at noon. The rest of Saturday's schedule: 12:20 p.m., Texas Music Heritage Foundation Community Showcase; 1 p.m., The Performing Arts School of Classical Ballet Community Showcase; 1:40 p.m., Big Seed performances; 2:20 p.m., Tivy High School band showcase; 3 p.m., Cirque Akrobat Thrill Show; 3:30 p.m., Walt Wilkins; 4:45 p.m., Shake Russell; 6 p.m., Michael Salgado; 7:30 p.m., Cirque Akrobat Thrill Show; 8:15 p.m. Kyle Park; 9:45, fireworks.
  • Don't Try This At Home Festival — Lazy Days Cantina at Roddy Tree Ranch, 2 p.m. Information: The details: Check out bands, including headliner Saliva, and opening acts Nautical Nation, Mortar, White Rabbit and Eden Burning.

Equine sports

  • Bandera Shooting Sports — Gravity Check Saloon and Arena, 10 a.m. Information: The details: Come on out for a great day of fun and excitement as you are entertained by the Bandera Shooters, members of the Cowboy Mounted Shooters of America.

Performing Arts

  • Leading Ladies — The Cailloux Theater, 7:30 p.m. The details: Two down-at-the-heels Shakespearean actors try to take advantage of a rich Pennsylvania widow who is looking to leave her fortune to missing relatives. They plan to impersonate the lost nephews "Max" and "Steve," and are surprised when the pair turn out to actually be nieces "Maxine" and "Stephanie." Undeterred, the pair continue the ruse by assuming female form. Their ploy becomes even more complicated when love enters the picture, and the laughs just keep on coming.

Markets and sales

  • Heart of the Hills Farmers Market — River Hills Mall parking lot, 8 a.m. Information: 830-370-7476

Sunday, Sept. 18

  • Community picnic — Carver Park, 11 a.m. The details: Join Barnett Chapel, Mount Olive Baptist Church, Barnett Chapel Methodist Church, Zion Lutheran Church and Lifeway Christian for a community picnic. Enjoy worship and food.

Live music

  • RBQ Band — Pier 27 River Lounge and Pizzeria, 4 p.m. Information: 830-896-7437
  • Karaoke — Pier 27 River Lounge and Pizzeria, 7 p.m. Information: 830-896-7437
  • Music in the Garden — Glory Community Garden in the Doyle District, 5 p.m. Information: The details: Welcome the coming fall season with an evening of live music in the Garden. Sponsored by Pint & Plow, this free event welcomes everyone. Bring a chair or blanket and relax with friends and neighbors.


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