This is the week to attend the oldest county fair in the state over at Fredericksburg. They will have traditional fair food, livestock judging, agricultural and household exhibits, arts and crafts, antique tractor shows, pari-mutuel horse racing and contests for best pickles, preserves and pies. To top it all off they also will have those crowd pleasing carnies with their thrilling rides, and live country music on Friday and Saturday night.
It isn’t like you need another reason to head out to Garner, but here is a few more just in case. This coming Saturday morning you can choose between a guided hike or fishing lessons and then later that night there will be a star party. All of those programs will be hosted by park staff and are a lot of fun. In the afternoon you can take a hike up to Old Baldy and then cool down by taking a dip in the Frio. That or you could watch the Rangers or Astros lose another game on TV. Just sayin. Photo from TPWD files.
Saturday is the day to head over to Jonestown to participate in the annual Swift Fest. That is when folks gather at the old cistern to watch the swifts circle above head before entering the water tank to retire for the evening. And yes, they also will have food and drink booths and live music for your entertainment.