Festivals in Kerrville

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  • Kerrville Folk Festival
    Tucked within 50 unblemished acres in the peaceful hill-country valley, the Kerrville Folk Festival has spent nearly 40 years enchanting ears with an eclectic mix of folk, blues, country and Americana performances spread out across 18 melodious days. Music-lovers on May 27 can spend the evening air-tromboning along with Austin Klezmorim, known as one of the Southwest's oldest klezmer bands, or crooning along with Seth Glier, a gifted young piano plinker from western Massachusetts. Legendary member of Peter, Paul and Mary, Peter Yarrow, headlines the festivities on June 3 and Atlanta's Girlyman subvert its namesake on June 10 with muscular three-part harmonies and competitive bass-drum bench presses.
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    3876 Medina Highway
    Kerrville, TX US
  • Fest Out West
    Nestled in Texas Hill Country, Fest Out West treats audiences to a weekend-long lineup of crooners. Performances take place in Luckenbach and Kerrville's Y.O. Ranch Hotel, which ensconces guests in Old West luxury with walls covered in mounted antlers, chandeliers crafted from old branding irons, and trough bottle service for VIP horses.
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    2033 Sidney Baker Street
    Kerrville, TX US
  • Hill Country Film Festival
    Hill Country Film Festival The Hill Country Film Festival, making surround-sound splashes in press outlets such as Texas Public Radio, celebrates independent films from local and international imaginations. Feature-length dramas, comedies, and documentaries share the bill with both playful and somber shorts. Future movie stars have shed their burgeoning light at the event in past years: Ryan Lee appeared in a short during the 2010 festival before landing his role in the box-office hit Super 8. The Stagecoach Theater in Fredericksburg hosts each festival. The venue immerses the audience in high-quality digital projection, 7:1 surround sound, and screens varnished with John Wayne's spittle.
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    2254 U.S. 87
    Fredericksburg, TX US
  • Wild Hog Explosion
    The ninth annual Wild Hog Explosion enthralls fair-goers of all ages with barbecue cook-offs, arts and crafts, and live music leading up to the main event: a rodeo-like competition in which teams of two race to catch a Texas wild hog and haul it across the finish line the fastest. Winners receive a commemorative belt buckle and the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Attendants can cheer on junior pig-chasers as they pursue baby porkers, or patrol the food and activity booths before settling in for a mouthful of barbecue with a plate piled high with kielbasa sausage and wild hog.
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    2886 Highway 16
    Bandera, TX US
  • Cactus Pear Music Festival
    Stephanie Sant'Ambrogio has classical music in her blood. The one-time concertmaster of the San Antonio Symphony descends from a line of concert pianists and symphony violists, and her sister Sara plays the cello in the award-winning ensemble Eroica Trio. One summer evening in 1996, Stephanie was feeling deprived during the symphony's seasonal hiatus when inspiration struck: why not found a new festival all her own? Going strong 17 years later, the Cactus Pear Music Festival sprawls out with five concert programs scheduled in three cities over the course of two weeks.
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    205 James St.
    Boerne, TX US
  • San Antonio Polo Club
    Since 1920, the expansive fields of San Antonio Polo Club have hosted scores of dignified clients as they’ve learned and mastered the noble sport of polo atop equally noble steeds. The club’s staff inducts newbies into the elite ranks with beginner polo lessons, hosts more experienced players in open-play sessions, and challenges advanced patrons to compete in tournaments or to learn to play the horse’s role. Due to the club’s history and commitment to introducing polo to new generations, it has been featured in the Museum of Polo and Hall of Fame.
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    408 Fuller Road
    Bergheim, TX US

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