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Kingsland resident Walter Dulin drives ‘Du It Again Dulin’ during the 2012 Marble Falls LakeFest on his way to finishing in the top spot in the 2012 Lucas Oil Drag Boat Racing Series. Photo courtesy of Star-Cam Action Photos

101 FUN THINGS TO DO: Boats revved up and ready for LakeFest 2013

About 130-plus boats are expected to compete in this weekend’s 22nd annual Marble Falls LakeFest on Lake Marble Falls. The Aug. 9-11 race draws competitors from across Texas and other parts of the country. (more…)

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101 FUN THINGS: New Horseshoe Bay festival Beer by the Bay open to public

Beer by the Bay Music Festival, a new Horseshoe Bay event, brings a Texas-sized serving of music, food and beer to the Hill Country. Set for July 26-28, the festival features a music lineup including Two Tons of Steel, Jason Helms Band, The Bart Crow Band, Kylie Rae Harris, Matt Caldwell, CrossOver, Matt Kimbrow, Ryan Harkrider […]

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Night in Old Fredericksburg

101 FUN THINGS: Enjoy food and music at Night in Old Fredericksburg

What can be better than fresh-picked Hill Country peaches, a selection of Texas wines and tasty sausage? If that has your mouth salivating a bit, then get ready for the annual Night in Old Fredericksburg this weekend, July 19-20. (more…)

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101 FUN THINGS: Get ready for bulls, barrels and more at Marble Falls Rodeo

The gates to the 2013 Marble Falls Rodeo open at 6 p.m. July 19-20 at the Charley Taylor Arena, located south of Marble Falls at 3053 U.S. 281. The rodeo action cranks up at 8 p.m. both nights. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children 12 and younger. (more…)

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101 FUN THINGS: Shop Fredericksburg Trade Days for fabulous finds

Shop Fredericksburg Trade Days every third weekend of the month at Sunday Farms. Doors open on its biergarten and six barns for three days of live music, shopping and food. You’ll find antiques, collectibles, tools (yes, guys there’s something for you), ranch furniture, clothing and jewelry. The choices are unique, unusual, one-of-a-kind. Oh, yeah, did […]

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Watch movies under the stars at the LBJ Ranch in Johnson City. Photo Courtesy LBJ Ranch

101 FUN THINGS TO DO: Watch an outdoor movie at the LBJ Ranch

Catch an outdoor movie at the LBJ Ranch on July 13 when Movies Under the Stars features the James Bond flick “From Russia with Love.” Movies start at “dark thirty.” (more…)

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Catch the Spring Ho parade along with hundreds of other fun activities during the annual Spring Ho tourney. Photo Courtesy Spring Ho

101 FUN THINGS TO DO: Celebrate Spring Ho in Lampasas

The Spring Ho celebration in Lampasas is a weeklong festival set for July 8-14. (more…)

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Michael McDougall is one of several expert model airplane enthusiasts who will be on hand at Hank Nilsen Field in Kingsland on July 6 for Flights of Fancy during the Aqua Boom celebration. Kids can fly model planes from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and have a chance to win one of their own in a free drawing at 2 p.m. Staff photo by Suzanne Freeman

Flyers share model plane passions at Aqua Boom

SUZANNE FREEMAN • PICAYUNE STAFF KINGSLAND — If you want to know what it takes to fly an airplane without actually leaving the ground, you can find out July 6 with the Highland Lakes Flyers. Each year, the model airplane group hands its joysticks over to eager kids wanting to turn their computer skills into […]

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Marble Falls, Horseshoe Bay, Llano, Johnson City and Bertram light up the night with July 4th fireworks. Staff Photo

July 4th fireworks roundup in the Highland Lakes

The skies above the Highland Lakes will alight with color when July 4th fireworks explode just after sunset from Marble Falls to Horseshoe Bay to Kingsland to Bertram and beyond.  Before picking you spot for a true Independence Day celebration, check all the details here. Marble Falls celebrates with music The July 4th fireworks don’t go […]

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Bring your bicycle, large or small, to the Inks Lake State Park 4th of July bicycle parade. Decorations provided. PHOTO: Stock

101 FUN THINGS: Join bike parade July 4 at Inks Lake State Park

Come decorate your bicycle and take a leisurely ride through wooded trails in a patriotic parade on the Fourth of July at Inks Lake State Park. Decorations will be provided. Meet at the central park area by the park store. The parade, which begins at 10 a.m. and ends at 2 p.m. is free, but […]

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Be part of the creativity and fun at the Burnet County Fair June 14-15. Staff Photo

Livestock, crafts and ice cream at the Burnet County Area Fair

Summer means county fairs and at the Burnet County Area Fair this coming weekend it means Christmas! Along with the rodeo, the livestock, the carnival and crafts, The Burnet County AgriLIFE Office is holding a program called “Cooking for the Holidays.” Beginning at 2:30 p.m. on June 14. Linda Wells of the AgriLIFE office will […]

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Wave your Red, White and blue on Patriotic Night at the Burnet County Rodeo, Friday, June 14. Saturday is breast cancer awareness, so get out your pink! PHOTO: Stock

Wave your red, white and pink at the Burnet County Rodeo

The Burnet County Rodeo takes a stand against breast cancer this weekend as it stages its annual big bull-stomping, bronc-bucking event. The action begins at 7:30 p.m. June 14-15 at the Burnet County Fair Rodeo Grounds. (more…)

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It'll take some wrangling, but you can make both the Blanco Lavender Fest and the Llano and/or Lampasas rodeos this weekend! Photo: Stock

From lavender fests to rodeos, this weekend has it all

Your challenge this weekend is to figure out how to make both the Blanco Lavender Festival and the Llano Rodeo. And if you really want to go all out, you can squeeze in the Lampasas Rodeo as well. All three are scheduled this weekend, so get your pencil and paper out (or your electronic calendar) […]

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Don't miss the action at the Highland Lakes rodeos scheduled throughout the summer. Stock Photo

Hitch your wagon to a local rodeo, beginning this weekend

The first in a string of local rodeos begins this weekend in Llano and Lampasas. The 78th annual Llano Open/Pro Rodeo rocks the Llano Event Center, 2200 RR 152, on June 7-8. The event starts at 7 p.m. each day. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for children and free for kids 8 and younger. […]

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Fresh lavender can keep away the moths and weevils. Get plenty at the Blanco Lavender Festival June 7-9. Photo: Stock

Pick your own lavender at the Blanco Lavender Festival

Blanco celebrates all things lavender during the annual Blanco Lavender Festival June 7-9. Festivities are centered on the Old Blanco County Courthouse, which includes an arts and crafts show and plenty of food and music. To get a real feel for the town’s main industry, take a tour of one or more of the 10 […]

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Razzy Bailey plays at the LanTex Theater June 1. Photo Courtesy Heart of Texas Records

Travel to the heart of Texas by ear at the LanTex Theater June 1

Razzy Bailey sings from the heart at the LanTex Theater Friday, June 1. This is Bailey’s first appearance at the monthly Hill Country Music Association show in Llano. Singing from his hit list, which includes “Anywhere There’s a Jukebox, “Midnight Hauler” and “9,999,999 Tears,” Bailey and his band take the stage at 7:30 p.m. Tickets […]

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The facilities at Reveille Peak Ranch near Burnet. Photo Courtesy Reveille Peak Ranch

Go rogue with a new sport at Reveille Peak Ranch on June 2

The final rugged lap of the Rogue Running Trail Series will cross granite outcroppings, top hills with spectacular views and veer into dry creek beds June 2 at Reveille Peak Ranch near Burnet. Both a 30K and 10K course are featured in this final race of a three-part series that began March 2 in Walnut […]

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Classic cars will take over the streets of Llano Memorial Day weekend for the Bluegrass BlueBell Classic Car festival. State Photo

Kick up your heels at the bluegrass, ice cream, classic car festival in Llano Memorial Day weekend

  Classic cars, bluegrass music and Blue Bell ice cream on a spring day in Llano — now that’s how to spend Memorial Day weekend in the Highland Lakes. This year’s Blue Bell/Bluegrass Classic Car Show & Festival in Llano is May 24-27. Located on the town square on Main Street and Texas 16, the event […]

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Hill Country Dance and Cheer win big in competition May 4 in Pflugerville. Photo Courtesy HC Dance and Cheer.

Watch award-winning dance team at Hill Country Dance and Cheer show

Catch an award-winning dance team in action at the annual show of Hill Country Dance & Cheer at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 19 in the Marble Falls High School auditorium. The theme of the show is All Around the World, and will feature several forms of dance, gymnastics and Karate. Admission is $5 per person. […]

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Hill Country Film Festival

Celebrate Texas filmmakers at the Hill Country Film Festival

The Hill Country Film Festival gives movie buffs and filmmakers a full silver-screen weekend May 2-4 in Fredericksburg. As a celebration of filmmakers from Texas, you’ll see everything from comedy to documentary — and meet the people who put the movies together. Featured films for the 2013 festival include “Buck Wild,” a comedy/horror directed by […]

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Live it up at the Hill Country Wine and Music Festival

The Hill Country Wine and Music Festival on April 26-27 in Fredericksburg features some of the best entertainment the area has to offer. (more…)

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Humpty Dumpty is one of 20 hot air balloons set to sail in the Balloons Over Horseshoe Bay Resort Fest April 19-21. Photo Courtesy Horseshoe Bay Resort

Escape to the hot-air balloon festival in Horseshoe Bay

Get up and at ’em early April 20 if you want to see a spectacular sight at the hot-air balloon festival in Horseshoe Bay. About 20 hot-air balloons will light up the early morning sky as they rise over the Resort Jet Center, a 6,000-square-foot runway overlooking Lake LBJ and the Texas Hill Country. (more…)

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Camping is a great way to relax by the lake. Stock Photo

Camping from primitive to cabin in the Highland Lakes

You can find a place to bask in the natural beauty of the Highland Lakes by camping, whether in a tent, a recreational vehicle or a rustic cabin. Inks Lake State Park is the most notable pristine getaway. Located just outside Burnet on Park Road 4 a few miles west of U.S. 281, the park […]

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Get your fill of crawfish at the Llano Crawfish Open April 20 and 21. Staff Photo

Crawfish and cowboys at the Llano Crawfish Open

What started as a simple “thank-you” from Cajun hunters has grown into two jam-packed days of food, music and fun in Llano. (more…)

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Run, bike, swim, play at Reveille Peak Ranch Bluebonnet Adventure Fest

Reveille Peak Ranch celebrates spring and a spectacular wildflower season with the Bluebonnet Adventure Fest on April 20-21. The weekend is packed with adventurous fun, including an off-road triathlon, live music, a kids fishing derby and adventure racing. (more…)

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Celebrate wildflowers at Hill Country events

Recent rains have given a much-needed boost to the 2013 wildflower crop, creating a beautiful backdrop for this weekend’s spring celebrations. Beginning Friday, Burnet hosts its annual three-day Bluebonnet Festival on April 11-14 in Burnet. Most of the events will be found on the Square with a few scattered about in other parts of town. […]

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