Take guided tours of the gardens, or sit in on one of the lectures and demonstrations on roses and gardening. Fri.-Sun., Nov. 9-11. Free.
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
Tour the orchard, play games, taste the pecan treats, take a wine class, or get some early Christmas shopping done at this family event. Sat., Nov. 10, 9am-5pm. Free.
Royalty Pecans, Caldwell
Discover how the San Antonio River has nourished the wildlife, plants, and humans for eons, plus craftsmen demonstration their skills. Sat., Nov. 10, 10am-4pm. $5 adults, $2 children.
Goliad State Park, 361/645-3752
The clans will be meeting on the field of honor to see who is the mightiest, plus food, music, and demonstrations. Fri.-Sun., Nov. 9-11.
The land of kings, queens, and knights comes alive with daily performances, unique food, arts & crafts, and games of skill. Weekends, Nov. 3-25.
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