Bandera in October & November

View from the Bandera resort

Planning a trip this fall? There’s always fun to be had in the Texas Hill Country! Here are a few highlights:

  • Boerne Oktoberfest (October 1st): Celebrate Bavarian culture, food… and beer! Held at Boerne’s historical downtown and Olde Town Shopping Center.
  • Oktoberfest in Fredericksburg (October 6-8th): Held in downtown Fredericksburg, this event celebrates German heritage with music, food, drinks, artisans and more.
  • Texas Hill Country Musicfest (October 14th): Live music in the cowboy capital of the world!
  • 8th Annual Knights of Columbus Bestfest (October 21st): This Fredericksburg fest offers craft beer, an all-you-can-eat speciality sausage meal, dancing and more.
  • Hunters Bar-B-Que Celebration (November 4th): This 54th annual musicfest includes a gun raffle, games, food vendors and more.
  • Bandera Honors Veterans (November 11th): A parade, music and, of course, more bar-b-que!
  • Lighting of the Christmas Tree and German Pyramid (November 24th): Fredericksburg is a wonderful place to celebrate the beginning of the holiday season. Come for the lighting of the tree and stick around to meet Santa!
  • Ford Holiday River Parade (November 24th): Come to San Antonio’s River Walk for this special event. Tickets are available here, or free seating is available on a first come basis (bring your own chairs!).
  • Dickens on Main (November 25-26th): One of the most-loved events of the season, the 17th Annual Dickens on Main is held in the historical downtown of Boerne. Two days of family fun include a tree lighting ceremony, horse-drawn carriage rides and a chance to start your holiday shopping in the local shops. Don’t miss the concert held Saturday night!

Looking for more ideas for what to do in the Texas Hill Country? Stop by the front desk during your stay — our friendly staff is a wealth of information and would love to help you make the most of this special area.

Bandera in September

Poolside in Bandera

Visiting Bandera this September? Here are a few goings-on about town (and nearby):

There’s always lots to do in Bandera! What’s your favorite time to visit?

Bandera in July & August

A favorite spot at the Bandera resort

If you’re heading to Bandera this summer, there’s plenty to keep you occupied! Here are a few highlights for July and August:

Or perhaps you’d enjoy tubing and kayaking on the Medina River, a visit to the San Antonio Zoo or the always popular Cowboys on Main in Bandera. The list is so long, you may need to plan two trips!

And did you know: we have FREE Wi-Fi in the hill country! 

Bandera in May & June

Planning a trip to the Bandera area for May or June? Here are a few of the many local events to consider:

  • Fiesta Noche Del Rio (San Antonio; Friday and Saturday nights from May 12th-August 12th): A summer outdoor performance on the River Walk, featuring the music of Mexico, Spain, Argentina and Texas. Since 1957, the show has been seen by over 1 million visitors from around the world, and raised over $2.75 million for local children’s charities.
  • Kerrville Folk Festival (May 25th-June 11th): An 18-day folk festival run annually since 1972.
  • Bandera Pro Rodeo (May 26-28th): A Memorial weekend rodeo in the cowboy capital of the world!
  • Rio Glow Hot Air Balloon Festival (Kerrville; June 2nd-3rd): This first-time event will feature tethered balloon rides, music, carnival rides and more, ending in a balloon light show and evening concert.
  • Texas Folklife Festival (San Antonio; June 9-11th): The biggest cultural celebration in Texas, celebrated annually for 46 years! Enjoy a wide variety of ethnic food, music, dance, arts and crafts.
  • Boerne Berges Fest (June 16-18th): Celebrate Father’s Day weekend with a family-friendly festival centered around the German heritage of the Boerne area.
  • Bandera RiverFest (June 24th): A family event on the Medina River with kayak races, paddles boats, music, a water rodeo and more!

Of course, Bandera offers its popular Cowboys on Main all summer long! (Saturdays, 1:00-4:00 pm)  Gunfights are at high noon and 2:00.

Looking ahead to holiday travels? Dickens on Main in Boerne (Thanksgiving weekend) is a wonderful way to kick-off the season, with horse-drawn carriage rides, a tree-lighting ceremony and a Saturday night concert.

What are you favorite summer events in the Texas hill country?