Upcoming Events

Now is the time to take advantage of this spectacular weather so you can get out and stretch your legs. An opportunity to do so this Saturday will be up at Colorado Bend State Park. That afternoon park staff will conduct a guided hike up to the beautiful Gorman Falls. This will be a great chance to learn about the flora and fauna residing in the park and to view the falls. Have fun.

Saturday would be a great time to head over to McKinney Falls State Park. In the morning they will have free fishing lessons. You can use the loaner gear, but it is always better to bring out your own pole. Afterwards you can have a picnic and then later in the afternoon there will be a guided wildflower hike. Best to get outside now because soon enough it will be hot enough to melt the chrome off of a trailer hitch. Just sayin.

We are getting close to the end of crawfish season so consider grabbing some before they are all gone. A good chance to do so would be going to the Crawfish Festival in New Braunfels this coming weekend. In addition to the obvious, they will have red beans and rice, boudin, and gumbo. Looks like the weather is going to cooperate. Have fun.

A row of bushel baskets filled with peaches at a farmer’s market.

With the warmer days of summer comes tubing, hanging out at swimming holes, and those ridiculously delicious peaches. Roadside stands around Fredericksburg recently opened and you can expect to find ripe Spring Gold and Regal varieties available. Thinking cobbler and ice cream right about now. Enjoy.

Tomorrow would be a good time to head over to the Texas Wine Country Resort outside of Fredericksburg. That is where there will be plenty of live music, food and drink, vendors, and art displays for you to enjoy at this third annual event. Have fun.

Today is going to be perfect for spending time outside, but if you are planning on outdoor activities over the weekend you need to keep an eye on the weather. As of now, there is a 70% chance of rain on Saturday. Sunday might be the better time to go to the river. Just sayin.

Here’s a new one for you. Randy and the other social deviants are throwing a big Testicle Festival over at the Castell General Store this Saturday. It will feature a washer tournament, BBQ, live music, vendors, and mountain oysters. Have fun, and ask about the rooster stories and Billy the Bass.

City officials announced that the Austin Greenbelt Trails are back open to the public. Barton Springs Pool is closed because of flooding. If you do want to go to the Greenbelt you probably will want to get out there soon. There is a good chance of rain over the next few days. Have fun and watch out for the slippery areas.

Sunday looks like a good day for tubing. The high should be around 86 and there should be plenty of sun. All area outfitters will be open this weekend so take your pick of places to go. Water levels on the Guadalupe, Comal, and the San Marcos Rivers are above average for this time of year. However, because of the recent rains, be sure to contact your outfitter before heading out to make sure the river is clear of debris. Have fun.

Howdy Roo is going on this weekend at Johnson Park up in Marble Falls. The big draw is the chili competition, but there also will be a cookoff for brisket, ribs, chicken and lots more. There might even be a beverage or two available for you to enjoy during your visit. Have fun and keep an eye on the weather because there is still a chance of rain on Saturday.

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