Bucket Truck Rides, Live Music, Shopping, Markets, and a lot to do in Kerr County Oct. 7-9

Bucket Truck rides; Welcome Home Festival at the Kerrville Folk Festival; more live music and some spooky offerings.

Are you ready for the bucket truck rides? Here comes KPUB's big event on Saturday.

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: https://www.kpub.com/community/public-power-week/

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Friday

Featured Live Music

  • DJ set with Sean Lemaster & Esteban Garza — Arcadia Live, 5 p.m. Information: https://www.thearcadialive.org The details: Enjoy live tunes being spun on the turn table on Friday night on the deck overlooking the Guadalupe River.

High school football

  • Ingram Tom Moore at Luling, 7 p.m.
  • Tivy at San Antonio Pieper, 7 p.m.
  • Center Point at Charlotte, 7 p.m.
  • Smoking for Jesus Christian Ministry School at Our Lady of the Hill, 7:30 p.m.

Science and nature

  • 1-on-1 with a naturalist — Riverside Nature Center, 10 a.m. Information: https://www.riversidenaturecenter.org The details: Naturalist, author, and columnist Jim Stanley and Texas Master Naturalist and native plant enthusiast John Hucksteadt will be available to meet one-on-one to answer questions, and discuss various topics, or listen to ideas about nature.

The performing arts

  • The Legend of Sleep Hollow — Hill Country Arts Foundation and Point Theatre, 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2:30 p.m. on Sunday through Oct. 23. Information: https://www.hcaf.com The details: Held in the Elizabeth Huth Coats Indoor Theater, it begins when Ichabod Crane, a slightly goofy schoolmaster, comes to the farming community of Sleepy Hollow with all his worldly possessions. He's looking for a good life and a wealthy wife who will supply it. Once he sets eyes on the local beauty, Katrina Van Tassel, he's sure his dream will come true. Unhappily for Ichabod, Katrina has a boyfriend… the boisterous Brom Bones. At a party, Ichabod proposes marriage to Katrina, but is booted out by Brom and forced to make his way home through a terrible storm. In the dark, there's something shadowy and towering intent on taking Ichabod's life — the Headless Horseman! Poor Ichabod has to outrun the galloping phantom! Does he? No one knows for sure because the schoolmaster is never seen again.

Live music

  • Welcome Home Festival — Kerrville Folk Festival. Information: https://www.kerrvillefolkfestival.org/ Friday's opening night schedule: 7 p.m., Big Cedar Fever; 8 p.m. Michael McNevin; 9 p.m., Blue Water Highway; 10 p.m., Soul Man Sam.
  • Jim Turner — Cafe at the Ridge, 6 p.m. Information: 830-896-0420
  • David Miner — Inn of the Hills, 9 p.m. Information: 830-895-5000. The details: Miner's style is a fresh take on an old classic. Honoring his heroes and the timeless style of the country music of yesterday, while still writing music from an authentic perspective.
  • Bill Mahko and Friends — Joanne Marie and Me Wine Boutique, 6 p.m. Information: https://www.facebook.com/wineboutique1
  • Scott Sean White — Southern Sky Music Cafe, 6:30 p.m. Information: https://www.facebook.com/southernskymusiccafe

Wine

  • First Friday Wine Share — Cafe at the Ridge, 6 p.m. Information: 830-896-6600 The details: A fun way to meet new or different wines, people and places. Please bring no more than one bottle of wine per every two people. Singles may feel free to bring a bottle every other month.

Dance

  • Learn to Belly Dance — Kerr Arts and Cultural Center, 6 p.m. Information: 830-895-2911 The details: $10 per class, or a comparable trade e.g., art, jewelry, wine or even shiny pebbles, because the teacher, a.k.a Lorien, is part crow and loves shiny things! Bring a yoga mat, a bottle of water and a friend! Come Shimmy with us!

Markets and sales

  • Kerrville Farmer's Market — Butt Holdsworth Memorial Library, 4 p.m. Information: https://www.kerrvillefarmersmarket.com The details: There are some key changes to the market, with new management, and some additions and subtractions to the lineup. There's a wide variety of locally sourced produce, meat, eggs, bread, cheese, beer, wine and a selection of prepared food, all sourced within the Texas Hill Country.

The Arts

  • Vicki Keese Exhibit — Kerrville Hills Winery, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Information: https://www.dancingdogsdesign.com The details: Vicki Keese has an exhibition at Kerrville Hills Winery through the end of October. Stop by and enjoy some great wine and art. The show includes original art to enhance the walls of your home, business and outdoor space.
  • KACC Exhibits — Kerr Arts and Cultural Center, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Information: https://www.kacckerrville.com The details: Three art exhibits. "Artwork by Phyllis & Doug Garey," "Kerrville Art Club Member Show," local artist exhibition and art sale, and "Quilts and Other Art Forms," local quilters exhibit.
  • 39th Annual Western Art Show and Sale — Museum of Western Art, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Information: https://www.musuemofwesternart.com The details: The Exhibition and sale will bring together more than 40 top Western Artists presenting more than 100 original works of Western Art.
  • Seeing Blue — Hill Country Arts Foundation, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Information: The details: The HCAF juried art show.

Saturday

Live music

  • Welcome Home Festival — Kerrville Folk Festival. Information: https://www.kerrvillefolkfestival.org/ Friday's opening night schedule: 7 p.m., Taylor Abrahamse; 8 p.m. Cary Morin; 9 p.m., American Dreamer; 10 p.m., I See Hawks In LA
  • Classic Nashville Live — Cailloux Theater, 7:30 p.m. Information: https://www.caillouxperformingarts.com The details: If you were part of the audience when Jason Petty presented his tribute to Hank Williams, then you KNOW that he is the “real deal”, with outstanding musicianship combined with an abiding love for the roots of country music. For “Classic Nashville Live” Jason pairs up with headliner Gail Bliss and some of Nashville’s finest musicians to bring to life the authentic and insightful stores of iconic Country legends like Johnny and June, Dolly Parton, Merle Haggard, Tammy Wynette, and Patsy Cline.
  • The Unknowns — Southern Sky Music Cafe, 6:30 p.m. Information: https://www.facebook.com/southernskymusiccafe
  • Lady Lemon and the Boyeez Band — Babez Seafood Bucket, 6 p.m. Information: 830-895-0592 The details: Playing blues, funk, and R & B.
  • Stan Morris — Cafe at the Ridge, 6 p.m. Information: 830-896-0420
  • Kiah Middleton — Pint and Plow Brewing Co., 6 p.m. Information: 830-315-7468 The details: Kiah Middleton, local teen resident of Kerrville presently attending Kerrville ISD, has been singing her entire life. She first began participating in local concerts and choirs affiliated with public school programming and later joined Big Seed Music Productions her sophomore year of high school. Since then she's performed at local venues such as The Arcadia Theater, La Escondida, The Trailhead, Pint & Plow, and the Lion's Den at Schreiner University. Kiah shares, "Singing and music allows me to express myself in a powerful way." Kiah's vocal ability is soulful and soothing. She enjoys writing, singing with friends, and developing her ever-growing musical journey. If you'd like further information regarding Kiah's performances affiliated with Big Seed, please visit us at www.bigseed.org.

Movies

  • Nightmare Before Christmas — Louise Hays Park, movie starts at dark; Information: https://kerrvilletx.gov/752/Movies-in-the-Park The details: Load up the car and bring the kids, blankets and flashlight for a free evening outside at the movies. Free popcorn. Please no outside glass containers.

Food fundraiser

  • Mountain Home Volunteer Dinner Fundraiser — Mountain Home Volunteer Fire Department, 4 p.m. Information: 830-866-3310 The details: Support the Fire Department by getting a steak, live and silent auction, raffle games. We look forward to seeing everyone there. If you can not make it but wish to donate please feel free online via paypal at paypal.me/mhvfd

Festivals

  • Notre Dame Catholic School Fall Festival — Notre Dame Catholic School, 3-7 p.m. Information: 830-257-6707 The details: Notre Dame school and church community celebrate the 110th year by attending the Annual Fall Festival. Two days of game and prize booths, children's activities, bingo, food booths, musical performances, a scrumptious bake sale, cake wheel, and both silent and live auctions. Festivities will be inside our Social Center (Water Street entrance) and outside the campus.

Markets and sales

  • Heart of the Hills Farmers Market — River Hills Mall parking lot, 8 a.m. Information: 830-370-7476
  • Hill Country Swap Meet and Kerr County Market Days — Hill Country Youth Event Center, 8 a.m. Information: https://www.kerrmarketdays.org The details: A community garage sale and flea market with all types of merchandise. Buy, sell and trade. Antiques, collectibles, new, used, books, tools, furniture, household items, sporting goods, etc. Concessions available, indoor, free parking and pet friendly
  • Hill Country Gun Show — Hill Country Veterans Center, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Information: 830-315-3100. The details: This Kerrville gun show is held & hosted by the Hill Country Veterans Center. There is a food vendor on the premises. Participants must obey all federal, state, and local firearm ordinances.
  • Friends of the Library Book Sale — Butt-Holdsworth Memorial Library, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Information: 830-895-0592 The details: The Friends have a wide selection of gently used books, movies, and audiobooks to choose from. Proceeds from the sale support the Summer Reading Program, Large Print collection, and Audiobook collection. Proceeds from the book sales fund things such as the Summer Reading Program, audiobooks, large print books, and supplies and equipment not covered by the library budget. Memberships are available at the Library or at the door on book sale days. The Friends of the Library look forward to seeing you there!

Faith and Critters

  • Blessing of the Animals — St. Michael and All Anglican Church, 10 a.m. Information: 830-895-4990 The details: Commemorate the life of St. Francis by bringing your pets to church to be blessed on St. Francis' feast day because of his love for animals as expressed in his Canticle of Creatures. Pets must be restrained or in a crate. Gift baskets given to the family who brings the most pets along with drawings for prizes.

Fun run

  • The Sunrise Lions' Steve Hamilton Memorial Color Run — Texas Lion's Camp, 8:30 a.m. Information: 830-391-9628 The details: Color Fun 5-kilometer run. Proceeds are split between the Kerrville Sunrise Lions Club, a non-profit organization providing programs for the public in our community and support to the Texas Lions Camp.

Science and education

  • Every Drop Counts — Riverside Nature Center, 10 a.m. Information: https://www.riversidenaturecenter.org The details: An event to raise public awareness for water conservation before, during, and after a drought. Exhibitors, live demonstrations, food, and kids' activities.

The Arts

  • Vicki Keese Exhibit — Kerrville Hills Winery, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Information: https://www.dancingdogsdesign.com The details: Vicki Keese has an exhibition at Kerrville Hills Winery through the end of October. Stop by and enjoy some great wine and art. The show includes original art to enhance the walls of your home, business and outdoor space.
  • KACC Exhibits — Kerr Arts and Cultural Center, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Information: https://www.kacckerrville.com The details: Three art exhibits. "Artwork by Phyllis & Doug Garey," "Kerrville Art Club Member Show," local artist exhibition and art sale, and "Quilts and Other Art Forms," local quilters exhibit.
  • 39th Annual Western Art Show and Sale — Museum of Western Art, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Information: https://www.musuemofwesternart.com The details: The Exhibition and sale will bring together more than 40 top Western Artists presenting more than 100 original works of Western Art.
  • Seeing Blue — Hill Country Arts Foundation, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Information: The details: The HCAF juried art show.

Haunted houses

  • Guadalupe River Haunted House — Jellystone Park, 8-10 p.m. Information: https://www.jellystoneguadalupe.com The details: The haunted house is open every Saturday from Sept. 24-Oct. 29. This haunted house will be lots of fun and VERY scary. This house is rated R and not intended for children.

Sunday

Live music

  • Welcome Home Festival — Kerrville Folk Festival. Information: https://www.kerrvillefolkfestival.org/ Friday's opening night schedule: 7 p.m., Goldpine; 8 p.m. Buddy Mondlock; 9 p.m., Possessed by Paul James; 10 p.m., Leo Rondeau

The Arts

  • Vicki Keese Exhibit — Kerrville Hills Winery, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Information: https://www.dancingdogsdesign.com The details: Vicki Keese has an exhibition at Kerrville Hills Winery through the end of October. Stop by and enjoy some great wine and art. The show includes original art to enhance the walls of your home, business and outdoor space.

Festivals

  • Notre Dame Catholic School Fall Festival — Notre Dame Catholic School, Noon-6 p.m. Information: 830-257-6707 The details: Notre Dame school and church community celebrate the 110th year by attending the Annual Fall Festival. Two days of game and prize booths, children's activities, bingo, food booths, musical performances, a scrumptious bake sale, cake wheel, and both silent and live auctions. Festivities will be inside our Social Center (Water Street entrance) and outside the campus.

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.

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