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: five of the best fun events to attend and businesses to visit in Boerne this week are described below. Hopefully, this list will make planning a perfect Texas Hill Country weekend a little easier!
1. Uphold Tradition at the 111th Kendall County Fair, Rodeo, & Parade
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If you’ve been a Boerne-ite for any length of time, you have memories at The Kendall County Fair! As the proud home of the Annual Labor Day Kendall County Fair, Stock Show, and Rodeo, Boerne upholds tradition like no other. This fair celebrates the beautiful Texas Hill Country industries of agriculture, horticulture, and livestock management. From the Queen’s Pageant to the Rodeo to the Livestock show, the folks behind the fair put their heart and soul into these exhibits and events. Come on down this weekend and enjoy food booths, craft booths, live music, clowns, and children's activities as far as the eye can see. Each evening is capped with a dance with a variety of bands and music...And don’t miss the parade on downtown Main Street!
When: Thursday - Sunday (all day)
Where: Kendall County Fair Grounds, 1307 River Road
2. Unwind With a Free Yoga Class
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For those interested in both relaxation and fitness, the Patrick Heath Public Library is offering a free “First Friday Yoga” class at 6pm! This class welcomes all levels of experience, from total newbies to experienced yogis. Bring a yoga mat or towel and get ready to stretch your pain away. Classes will be taught by Rachel Villanueva of The Yoga House Boerne. Around town, Rachel is known for being an incredible instructor: totally beginner friendly, approachable, and knowledgeable!
The Yoga House prides itself on beginner friendly yoga classes, and workshops. Rachel provides an environment free of marketing and sales reps –the emphasis is “just yoga and a growing community” within an upbeat, casual space. Get your first taste at this Friday’s class!
When: Friday, 6:00pm
Where: Patrick Heath Public Library Community Room, 451 N. Main
3. Listen to Haunting Melodies in an Underground Cave
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Love unique live music experiences? You can't miss Harpeth Rising’s live Saturday performance at Cave Without a Name! The classically trained trio is composed of Jordana Greenberg (violin), Rebecca Reed-Lunn (banjo), and Maria Di Meglio(cello), all of whom contribute to the band’s three-part vocal harmonies. Considered to be genre-benders, Harpeth Rising has truly created a unique sound. Their music draws from folk, newgrass, rock, and classical roots. In August 2015, their newly released album ‘SHIFTED’ debuted at #1 on the Folk-DJ Charts. Harpeth’s live performances are said to be, “kinetic events in which their passion and their abilities are equally displayed.” This Saturday’s performance will enhance the band’s already-beautiful melodies through the acoustics and majesty of the underground caves!
When: Saturday, March 5, 2016, 7:00 PM
Where: Cave Without a Name (Throne Room), 325 Kreutzberg Rd
4. Brush Up on Your Watercolor Skills
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What better way to capture the beauty of the Hill Country than through watercolors? The Hill Country Council for the Arts is offering up a Mini-Workshop on Watercolors this weekend, taught by Boerne Professional Artist Paula Lay. During the workshop, Paula will introduce and guide students through basic watercolor supplies, techniques, and methods through demonstrations, instruction, and a casual and fun atmosphere. You can see Paula's work here and sign up here!
This event is hosted by Hill Country Council for the Arts, an organization devoted to creating enhanced community awareness, developing opportunities for collaboration and involvement, encouraging individual and corporate financial support, developing a long-range plan for promoting the growth of the Arts, and reaching out geographically to all areas of the Hill Country and Texas.
When: Saturday, 10:00am-4:00pm
Where: Rainbow Center at Kronkosky Place, 17 Old San Antonio Rd
5. Welcome in September at the Farmers Market
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Looking for locally sourced produce, meat, and eggs? The Farmer’s Market at the Cibolo is open every Saturday- rain or shine! This Summer, the Market has been 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. Besides shopping, market activities include live music, gardening and cooking workshops, and children’s crafts.
When: Saturdays, 9:00am -1:00pm
Where: Herff Farm, 33 Herff Road