15 Fun Things To Do in Boerne: January 2017

People love Boerne for the small town atmosphere, Hill Country views, and quaint downtown scenery. However, Boerne also has far more to offer visitors and residents alike than many realize! Boerne is known for rich heritage, great location, and an active community, all of which are showcased by local businesses. No need to research: 15 of the best fun events to attend and businesses to visit in Boerne this week are described below.

1. Don Your Cowboy Boots for the Kendall County Junior Livestock Show & Sale

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Whether you raise livestock, love a good competition, or simply need an extra excuse to wear your cowboy boots, you can’t miss the Kendall County Junior Livestock Show & Sale! The event will take place at the Kendall County Youth Agriculture & Equestrian Center on January 13th and 14th. This event seeks to shine a well-deserved spotlight on the time, energy, and hard work of kids and families across Texas.

When: Jan 13th and 14th, (7:30 am-10:00 pm) (10:00 am-10:00 pm)

Where: Kendall County Youth Agriculture & Equestrian Center, 649 FM 289, Comfort, TX

2. Discover SA’s premiere Wedding Vendors

Planning a wedding in the Boerne area? You’re certainly not alone! The Texas Hill Country is well on its way to becoming the wedding venue capital of Texas...and we can’t say we’re surprised. This area’s rolling hills, sweeping vistas, and brilliant wildflowers are enough to make anyone swoon. If you’re one of the lucky couples who plan on saying “I do” in the heart of Texas, check out the Open House at Kendall Plantation on Friday, January 6th! From gowns to cocktails to floral arrangements, discover the latest wedding trends.

When: Friday, Jan 6th, 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Where: Kendall Plantation, 20 Guthrie Rd, Boerne

3. Head Out For a Hike

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Want to take full advantage of Texas’s mild winters? Head out on a January hike! Check out this interactive map and discover the best trails and routes in the area.

4. Upcycle Old Denim for a Cause

DIY meets philanthropy at this creative event! During Sole Hope’s Shoe Cutting Party, attendees will create shoe uppers out of old denim. Later, the completed shoes will be given out at medical clinics in Uganda. The organizer (Sole Hope) seeks to put in place preventive methods to combat diseases that enter through the feet and to create a positive physical and psychological difference in the lives of individuals in impoverished communities. Grab your old jeans and a pair of scissors and head to Patrick Heath Library on January 21st!

When: January 21st, 2:00 - 4:00 pm

Where: Patrick Heath Public Library, 451 N Main

5. Brush Up On Yoga Basics

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If your New Year’s resolution was to de-stress, learn a new skill, get fit, or all of the above, head to a beginner’s yoga workshop by The Yoga House! Relaxed and informal, this comprehensive, month-long workshop will teach beginners all the essentials necessary to start (or restart) your yoga practice. The class will focus on increased flexibility and stability, improved balance and posture, strength, endurance, focus, and overall well-being. No previous yoga experience necessary!

When: Saturdays, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Where: The Yoga House, 9417 Aqua Dr

6. Admire a Fine Art Gallery

Libraries may be associated with the art of reading, but Patrick Heath Public Library is adding fine art to its collection as well! Stop in during the month of January to see artist Reg Bell’s artwork on display. Reg Bell has loved art since the age of five, but didn’t begin professionally pursuing his art until after he was diagnosed with cancer at the age of 55. Now residing and creating in Oregon, Bell continues to create beautiful, award-winning pieces using colored pencils...despite being color blind!

When: The month of January

Where: Patrick Heath Public Library, 451 N Main

7. Discover Pro Tech Tips at the Library

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Got a tech question? Need something fixed? As the pseudo-tech-hero “Teacup Techie”, Alicia Owens will be available at the Patrick Heath Public Library every Tuesday at 10:00 am and 6:00 pm to answer all your questions. Sessions last between 15 and 20 minutes.

When: Tuesdays, 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Where: Patrick Heath Public Library, 451 N Main

8. Hit up Jane Austen & the Romantics Club

If you’re a book-loving romantic and you’re not a part of the Jane Austen & the Romantics Club at the library...what are you doing? Join this literary swoon-fest on the 3rd Tuesday of the month for this monthly book club.

When: Jan 17th, 12:00 - 1:30 pm

Where: Patrick Heath Public Library, 451 N Main

9. Brush Up on Your Spanish and French

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Brush up on your foreign language skills this month! Both French Conversations and Spanish Conversations will be available to respective speakers on alternating Thursdays at the Patrick Heath Public Library. Whether you’re a novice linguist or expert speaker, these bi-monthly meetings will be a great place to learn and hone your skills. Spanish will take place on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month, while French will take up the 2nd and 4th Thursday.

When: Thursdays, 1:00 - 3:00 pm

Where: Patrick Heath Public Library, 451 N Main

10. Let the Kids Discover Ballet Basics...Free!

Do your kids want to learn ballet? Miss Constance is offering free introductory classes in classical ballet! Performance opportunities will be available through the library’s ballet productions. Classes are divided between two age groups: 3-5 and 6+ years old.

When: Fridays, 10:00 am (ages 3-5) & 4:00 pm (ages 6+)

Where: Patrick Heath Public Library, 451 N Main

11. Celebrate National Pie Day with a Slice

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Didn’t get your fill of festive dessert during the holiday season? Never fear! On January 23rd, National Pie Day will give you the excuse of a lifetime to savor your favorite flavors. We recommend stocking up at Tootie Pie Co, a local Boerne gem. Ruby Lorraine “Tootie” Feagan started developing her famous pie recipes in 1985, and they’ve only gotten more delicious ever since! The shop is currently serving up seasonal flavors like Vodka Peach Pie and Whiskey Apple Pie. Besides these limited edition novelties, you can also pick up your classic favorites like buttermilk, chocolate, chocolate pecan, pecan, and apple.

When: National Pie Day is on January 23rd

Where: Tootie’s Pie Co, 129 Industrial Dr

12. Shop Boerne Market Days

From totally classic vendors to quirky pop-ups, Boerne Market Days have always boasted a special touch of style and flair. Shoppers and culture-seekers trickle in from all over the Hill Country to peruse the classic market and all its charm. Stop by the Main Plaza as it transforms into a Texas Hill Country gem: a market that fuses art with business and music, featuring hundreds of booths selling artisan-made goods, from jewelry to leather to furniture to clothing. Even if you aren’t interested in buying any goods, Market Days is a perfect way to immerse yourself in the artistic Hill Country culture, all while enjoying live music and delicious food. Vendors travel to this event from all over the state of Texas, so you won’t be disappointed by the variety.

When: January 14th and 15th, 10:00 am - 5:00 pmWhere: Main Plaza, 100 North Main

13. Grab Fresh Produce at the Farmers Market

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Looking for locally sourced produce, meat, eggs, and more? The Farmer’s Market at the Cibolo is open every Saturday! This Fall, the Market is offering up a wide variety of seasonal vegetables, herbs and fruits locally grown by Hill Country farmers, as well as gourmet sauces, fresh poultry, farm fresh eggs, artisan coffee, fresh kolaches, organic personal care products, goats milk products, native potted plants, and more. So head to the Farmers Market and grab some fresh bread, hot coffee, or whatever else your heart desires on an Autumn Hill Country morning. Besides shopping, market activities include live music, gardening and cooking workshops, and children’s crafts. Bonus tip: friendly dogs are always welcome!

When: Saturdays, 9:00 am -1:00 pm

Where: Herff Farm, 33 Herff Road

14. Sip & Savor at Second Saturday Art & Wine

Second Saturday is an evening devoted to helping you discover the art scene of Boerne. Participating local galleries will serve complimentary beverages and appetizers that you can enjoy while simultaneously enjoying the fantastic art. Whether you want to travel by foot or in the “Shabby Bus”, Second Saturday is always a treat. Better yet, this event is free and open to the public! Participating locations include Carriage House Gallery, JR Mooney Galleries, and Texas Treasures Fine Art among others. Austin Monthly Magazine recently named it on their list of fun things to do in the area!

When: Jan 14th, 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Where: Various Galleries in Boerne

15. Feeling the January Doldrums? Hit Up One of Boerne’s Happy Hours

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Last year, we put out a list of Boerne’s best happy hours. Hit up your favorite spot or try a new one!