Best 2021 Festivals near Bandera, Texas 

Bandera, Texas and the surrounding towns and cities have some of the best festivals around. Listen to local music, look at chalk art, eat good food and more! Check out our list of the best upcoming festivals near Bandera, Texas down below.

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June 26

Bandera RiverFest

Celebrate summer on the banks of the Medina River by attending this awesome water festival. You can participate in a watermelon eating contest, slide on slip ‘n' slides, attend a car show and eat food from booths. 

Address: 1102 Maple St, Bandera, TX
Cost: $5 for kids, $10 for adults
Pet-friendly: Yes


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July 24

Fredericksburg Taco & Tequila Festival

Participate in National Tequila Day by attending this festival. Engorge yourself on tacos, tequila and beer. Participate in activities like face painting, games, contests and listening to live music. You can also get a helicopter ride.

Address: 905 Old San Antonio Road, Fredericksburg, TX
Cost: $10 to $50
Pet-friendly: Yes, but must be leashed
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July 29 to Aug. 1

Hill Country Film Festival

Watch independent films, then check out the sponsors of the show like Caliche Coffee Bar & Roastery, Film San Antonio, Bob Schieffer College of Communication and more to learn more about the area.

Address: 340 E. Main, Fredericksburg, TX 78624
Cost: $10 to $200 



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Sept. 18

Don't Try This at Home Fest

Enjoy a variety of activities at the Don't Try This at Home Fest, like mud wrestling, chainsaw carving, axe and sword making, meeting vendors, ninja war canoeing and more!

Address: 820 TX-39, Ingram, TX 78025
Cost: $40


arts and crafts
Sept. 25 to 26

Texas State Arts and Crafts Fair

The Texas State Arts and Crafts Fair has art from over 120 artists, like Kathie Alonso, Susie Hackleman, Monique Weston and Joe Eby. You can also enjoy food, music and interactive activities.

Address: 120 Point Theatre Rd S, Ingram, TX 78025
Cost: $5 a day or $10 for both days for adults; students under 18 years old are free
Pet-friendly: Yes, if on leash
seafood feast
Sept. 25

Medina Lake Cajun Festival

Listen and dance to Cajun music while enjoying gumbo from the "Great Gumbo Cook-off" at the Medina Lake Cajun Festival. You'll be able to enjoy food like crawfish pies, fried fish and shrimp and bread pudding.

Address: 11225 PR 37, Lakehills, TX 78063
Cost: $15 to $500
Pet-friendly: No 
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Oct. 1 to 3

Rumble on the River: Blowout Biker Production

Rally with your fellow bikers at the Rumble on the River. Show off your bike at the bike show, play poker and sit around the burn-out pit. There will also be concerts and vendors!

Address: 2886 TX-16, Bandera, TX
Cost: $50 per person


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Oct. 16

Kerrville River Festival

Head to this outdoor event to enjoy food and music while listening to live music. There will also be fireworks!

Address: 202 Thompson Dr, Kerrville, TX 78028
Free: Yes
Pet-friendly: No




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Oct. 16 to 17

Kerrville Chalk Festival

Benefiting the Schreiner University's Visual Arts Department, the Kerrville Chalk Festival is a great way to get outdoors and look at gorgeous chalk art from over 65 artists. There is a place for children to draw, too. Musician Brent Ryan will be performing, and you can buy something from food trucks like Hands Off My Funnel Cake! and Buzzie's BBQ.

Address: 700 Water St, Kerrville, TX 78028
Free: Yes
Pet-friendly: No, only service animals with paperwork.
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Oct. 23 to 24

Kerrville Mountain Bike Fest

Watch bikers compete in the last race for the 2020 Mountain Bike Texas Cup. Over 700 bikers and spectators are expected to show up.

Address: 2385 Bandera Hwy, Kerrville, TX
Cost: $10; park fee $6 per adult and $2 per child 
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Oct. 28 to 31

Texas Fleece and Fiber Festival

Look at the results of the Sewing Competition, Fiber Arts Entries and Photo Contest at this celebration of the fiber produced by Texas. Meet various vendors like Euphoria Knits, Great American Alpacas and Louisiana Yarn Guys.

 Address: 3785 TX-27, Kerrville, TX 78028
Stay at the Bandera Crossing Resort to go to these festivals and more.
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