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: https://www.kpub.com/community/public-power-week/
Wednesday, Sept. 28
- Women's volleyball — Schreiner University, 6 p.m. The Mountaineers host McMurry University in a non-conference match, and it's the home opener for Schreiner.
- 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.
Markets and sales
- Kerr County Produce Market Day — The Big Red Barn, 10 a.m., Information: 830-896-7330 The details: Kerr County Produce Market Day (The Big Red Barn). Local Hill Country wholesale warehouse distributor for the finest fruits and vegetables. Open to the public.
- Friends of the Library Book Sale — Butt-Holdsworth Memorial Library, 1–3 p.m. Information: https://kerrvillet.gov/349/FOTL-Book-Sale The details: Looking for a great read? Or better yet, come down and support the work of Friends of the Library. Maybe find a banned book? That sounds like a fun day to us.
- The Pickers Circle — La Escondida 1962, 7 p.m. Information: La Escondida 1962 The details: Anyone can join. Just show up.
- Karaoke — Pier 27 River Lounge and Pizzeria, 7 p.m. Information: 830-896-7437
- Michael Hearne — Trailhead Beer Garden at Schreiner University, 7 p.m. Information: https://www.trailheadbeergarden.com The details: Michael Hearne's destiny has been tangled in wire and wood since he first laid his hands on a guitar at seven. With a natural ear for harmony and an aptitude for picking, it wasn't long before a young Michael Hearne was a fixture at parties and local events in his childhood hometown of Dallas. By 16, he had honed his skills on the guitar and, without a doubt in his mind about his destiny, he hit the road as a touring musician.
Thursday, Sept. 29
- 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.
- Homer Whisenhart — Southern Sky Music Cafe, 6 p.m. Information: https://www.southernskymusiccafe.com
Friday, Sept. 30
High School Football
- Bastrop at Tivy, 7 p.m.
- Rocksprings at Center Point, 7 p.m.
- San Antonio Cole at Ingram Tom Moore, 7 p.m.
High School Volleyball
- Blanco at Ingram Tom Moore, 4:30 p.m.
- Boerne Champion at Tivy, 6:30 p.m.
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.
- James Avery Invitational — Comanche Trace Golf Course, Scott Schreiner Golf Course and Riverhill Golf Course, Information: https://www.jamesaveryinvitational.com/ The details: The Annual James Avery Invitational is a 54–hole, two-man golf tournament played over three days at Kerrville's three courses. This event brings 145 teams to Kerrville and has been a full tournament with a waiting list for 14 years. Proceeds benefit local 501 (c)(3).
- Leading Ladies — The Cailloux Theater, 7:30 p.m. The details: https://www.playhouse2000.com 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.
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.
- Men's soccer — Schreiner University, 4 p.m. The Mountaineers play host to Southwestern University in a Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference match.
- Lisa Beck — Cafe at the Ridge, 6 p.m. Information: https://www.shopsattheridge.com
- Devin Baize — Joanne Marie and Me Wine Bar and Boutique, 6 p.m. Information: https://www.facebook.com/wineboutique1
- Josh Weathers — Southern Sky Music Cafe, 6 p.m. Information: https://www.southernskymusiccafe.com
- The Hitlist — Pier 27 River Lounge and Pizzeria, 8 p.m. Information: 830-896-7437
- Jake Asbury — Arcadia Live!, 7 p.m. Information: https://www.thearcadialive.org The details: Enjoy an evening on the deck at Arcadia Live!
- 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!
Saturday, Oct. 1
- Cars and Coffee — Billy Gene's Restaurant, 8 a.m. Information: https://www.billygenes.com The details: Antiques, sports cars, lifted trucks, slammed trucks, Jeeps, and project cars.
- Good Vibes — Downtown Kerrville, 5 p.m. Information: https://mystical-musings.shoplightspeed.com/ The details: Live Celtic music with Barb Spear. She will perform a mix of Irish, Scottish, English, and American folk music. Come on in and have some fun.
- Hotel Transylvania — Louise Hays Park, 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.
- Bugs Life — Arcadia Live!, 11 a.m. Information: https://www.thearcadialive.org The details: The family classic from Pixar and Disney is the tale of a little ant working to save his colony from an abusive bunch of grasshoppers.
- 4-H Wild Game Dinner — Hill Country Youth Event Center, 5:30 p.m. Information: https://kerr.agrilife.org/4-h/1204-2/ The details: Chicken or catfish.
- Kevin Gaines — Pint and Plow Brewing Co., 6 p.m., Information: https://www.pintandplow.com The details: Houston area singer/songwriter, guitarist, producer, and teacher Ken Gaines has the goal of writing great songs in just about every genre and style you can come up with. His voice has the range to cover all styles and his supple guitar work lays down arrangements instead of just chords.
- Reuben Darnell — Cafe at the Ridge, 6 p.m. Information: https://www.shopsattheridge.com
- Monte Montgomery — Lazy Days Canteen at Roddy Tree Ranch, Ingram, 6:30 p.m. Information: 830-367-2871 The details: Monte was named one of the "Top 50 All-Time Greatest Guitar Players" by Guitar Player Magazine and won the "Best Acoustic Guitar Player" Award at the Austin Chronicle's Austin Music Awards seven years in a row.
- 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.
Markets and sales
- Heart of the Hills Farmers Market — River Hills Mall parking lot, 8 a.m. Information: 830-370-7476
- Women's volleyball — Schreiner University, 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. The Mountaineers host Colorado College (10 a.m.) and Trinity University (4 p.m.), both nationally ranked programs.
Sunday, Oct. 2
- Leading Ladies — The Cailloux Theater, 2 p.m. The details: https://www.playhouse2000.com 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.
- Men's soccer — Schreiner University, 1 p.m. The Mountaineers play host to Texas Lutheran in a Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference match.
- Blessing of the Animals — St. Peter's Episcopal Church, 4 p.m. Information: https://www.stpeterskerrville.com The details: Bring your pet for a special blessing. Participating pets will receive a certificate and a St. Francis medallion. Please consider bringing dog and cat food donations to benefit Kerrville Pets Alive!. For specific items needed, see their website at www.kerrvillepetsalive.com. Pets must be restrained or in a crate.