COMMUNITY: Out of Town


Gillespie County Fair

The oldest continuously operated county fair in Texas features pari­-mutuel horse racing, a carnival, nightly concerts, agricultural and home products displays, mutton busting, domino tourney, and more. Thu.-Sun., Aug. 25­-28.

Fredericksburg, 830/997­-2359

Grape Stomp

Harvest time means it’s time to turn your feet purple as the winery hosts a grape stomp with music and other activities. Sat.­-Sun., Aug. 27­-28.

Becker Vineyards, Stonewall

Grape Stomp and Harvest Festival

Kick your shoes off and get squishy with a barrel of grapes along with games, tours, food, and a lot of fun. Sat., Aug. 20 & 27, 11am­-5pm.

Fall Creek Vineyards & Ranch, Tow

Houston Restaurant Weeks

A long list of the area’s best restaurants will donate a portion of your bill to local food banks when you make reservations and ask for the HRW menu. Daily through Sept. 5.

Various locations, Houston

Lyndon B. Johnson’s Birthday

Join the wreath­-laying ceremony at the President’s grave at 10am followed by free tours of the Texas White House. Admission to the LBJ Library in Austin will also be free. Free.

Stonewall, 830/868­-7684

Margarita & Salsa Festival

Sip a cold margarita, sample salsa from around the state, and enjoy good country music. 6pm. $36.

Waco, 254/750-­8696

National Park Service’s 100th Anniversary

Along with special events there will be free admission to all national parks. Thu.­-Sun., Aug. 25­-28. Free.

412 locations around the country

Pari-Mutuel Horse Racing

A full slate of quarter horse and thoroughbred races thunder around the track with gates opening at 11am and post time at 1pm. Sat.-Sun., July 16-17, Aug. 13-14, 27-28.

Gillespie County Fairgrounds, Fredericksburg

Quanah & Cynthia Ann Parker Pictorial Exhibit

A traveling exhibit of more than 40 rare photos documents the lives of the Comanche chief and his mother. Aug. 27­-Oct. 10.

Dr. Pound Historical Farmstead, Dripping Springs

Tour of the Gault Site

Take a tour of the archaeological site where evidence suggests that humans have lived for more than 13,000 years and find out why this spot was so important to our ancestors. Pre­registration required. 8:30am. $10.

Belton, 254/933-­5243

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