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Hawk Watch

The sky above the wooded area along the Nueces River can become dark with thousands of hawks riding the thermals during their annual migration. Volunteers are often available to answer questions, but don’t interrupt the ones doing the daily counts. Through Nov. 15. Free.

Hazel Bazemore County Park, Corpus Christi

www.ccbirding.com

Texas Renaissance Festival

The land of kings, queens, and knights comes alive with daily performances, unique food, arts & crafts, and games of skill. Weekends, Nov. 3-25.

Plantersville, 800/458-3435

www.texrenfest.com

Western Showcase

Step back in time to see the history of horse drawn carriages at the museum, meet the horses that starred in several movies, watch the knife and tomahawk throwing contests, listen to music, taste the food vendors’ wares, and much more. Fri.-Sun., Nov. 2-4.

Buggy Barn Museum & Carriage Hills Ranch, 125 Moore Ln., Blanco

www.buggybarnmuseum.com

Wurstfest

Put on your lederhosen and join the salute to sausage and oompah music for a unique German celebration with a Texas twang. Fri.-Sun., Nov. 2-11.

New Braunfels, 800/221-4369

www.wurstfest.com