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Your Kerr County weekend planner Sept. 30-Oct. 2

Get out and do something this weekend!

The Arts

Through Saturday

  • KACC Exhibits — Kerr Arts and Cultural Center, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Information: 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: The details: The Exhibition and sale will bring together more than 40 top Western Artists presenting more than 100 original works of Western Art.
  • Vicki Keese Exhibit — Kerrville Hills Winery, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Information: 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.

Friday night

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: 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.

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.

Live music

  • Lisa Beck — Cafe at the Ridge, 6 p.m. Information:
  • Devin Baize — Joanne Marie and Me Wine Bar and Boutique, 6 p.m. Information:
  • Josh Weathers — Southern Sky Music Cafe, 6 p.m. Information:
  • The Hitlist — Pier 27 River Lounge and Pizzeria, 8 p.m. Information: 830-896-7437
  • Jake Asbury — Arcadia Live!, 7 p.m. Information: 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

Car shows

  • Cars and Coffee — Billy Gene's Restaurant, 8 a.m. Information: The details: Antiques, sports cars, lifted trucks, slammed trucks, Jeeps, and project cars.

Downtown Events

  • Good Vibes — Downtown Kerrville, 5 p.m. Information: 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.

Family-friendly movies

  • Hotel Transylvania — Louise Hays Park, at dark Information: 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: 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.


Live music

  • Kevin Gaines — Pint and Plow Brewing Co., 6 p.m., Information: 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:
  • 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.

Haunted houses

  • Guadalupe River Haunted House — Jellystone Park, 8-10 p.m. Information: 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

Collegiate Sports

  • 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

Performing Arts

  • Leading Ladies — The Cailloux Theater, 2 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.

Collegiate sports

  • 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: 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 Pets must be restrained or in a crate.

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:

Be a guest on The Lead Live!

September proved one thing about Kerr County — we are a tourism destination. With major events, including the Kerrville Triathlon Festival, thousands of people want to visit the Hill Country and Kerr County.

To better highlight some of the stories and offerings we have here in Kerr County, we're putting together a week of food, beverages and fun thanks to the Kerrville Convention and Visitors Bureau, the Museum of Western Art and Pint and Plow Brewing Co. It starts Oct. 17 and runs through Oct. 21. And if you're a Kerr County purveyor, and we'll include Comfort in that mix, we're inviting you to share with us some of your finest offerings thanks to the generous presenting sponsorship of the Kerrville Convention and Visitors Bureau. Think of this as a virtual taste test.

That's right, it will all be streamed on The Lead Live! starting at 9 a.m. each day, and we'll go until we've had everyone on the show.

So, here's the plan:

We start our show on Monday with a discussion about the future of tourism in Kerr County. We'll have Kerrville Convention and Visitor Bureau President and CEO Julie Davis will lead a panel conversation about that topic.

  • Beer, Wine and Spirits: On Tuesday, we're bringing together wine and spirit makers and brewers to bring some of their best offerings while discussing the future of the craft here in Kerr County and the Hill Country. Want to participate? Just fill out the form and we'll have you join the show:
  • Delectable Desserts: On Wednesday, who has the best desserts in the area? We're inviting all dessert makers to bring their creations to the show. We'll also have a panel of celebrity judges to decide best cake, best cookie and best pie! Extra points for gluten-free options. It's free to enter, but each person must present their desserts on camera. We'll hand out awards at the end of the show! Register here:
  • Signature Dishes: We're challenging our restaurants and eateries on Thursday to bring us their signature dish! That's right, one defining dish you think is the best in Kerr County. It's free to enter, but you've got to present it on the show! Finally, we'll have another panel of judges who will decide best presentation, the best overall and the most savory! Register here:
  • Charcuterie Challenge: To wrap up the week, we all love to graze on the charcuterie boards, but the challenge here is to knock the socks off our celebrity panel with a presentation, unique offerings and overall deliciousness! Are you ready to join us? Register here:


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