Kerrville Texas Convention & Visitors Bureau

Lose Your Heart to the Hills…

Things To Do

Down by the Riverside Festival
Riverside Nature Center
150 Francisco Lemos St.
830.257.4837

Held annually the 1st Saturday of October. This family event includes a native plant sale, exhibits, educational displays, informative seminars, and fun activities for the kids. Concessions are available. Contact Riverside Nature Center for more event information 8am-3pm.

www.riversidenaturecenter.org

Earth Day Celebration
Riverside Nature Center
150 Francisco Lemos St.
830.257.4837

Held annually the 3rd Saturday of April. Held in celebration of Earth Day this family event includes a native plant sale, exhibits, educational displays, informative seminars, and fun activities for the kids. Concessions are available. Contact Riverside Nature Center for more event information 8am-3pm.

www.riversidenaturecenter.org

Easter Fest & Cook-off on the River
3840 Riverside Drive
830.792.3535

Fest & Cook-off: BBQ and Chili Cook-off on the Guadalupe River, held each year on the Saturday of Easter weekend. Bring your family and enjoy an Easter egg hunt, live entertainment, wash pitching contest and more.

Easter Hill Country Bicycle Tour
Schreiner University
830.792.3535

Hill Country Bike Tour: Enjoy three days of fully supported riding including a full century on Saturday through some of the best scenery in Texas. Easter weekend.

www.ehct.com

Kerr County Fair
Kerr County Hill Country Youth Event Center
3805 Hwy 27
830.257.6833 Event Information
830.739.7027 Vendor Information

The annual Kerr County Fair held every October provides the residents of Kerr County and adjacent counties an opportunity to exhibit their finished skills and recognizes their achievements. Among the activities featured are a parade through downtown Kerrville, a carnival, contests, scholarship pageants, 4H & FFA livestock exhibits, food & drink, music, dancing, team roping and the exciting bull and barrel contest. Chili and barbeque cook-offs (CASI & CTBA sanctioned), petting zoo and pony rides. Old-fashioned family fun with something for everyone!

www.kerrcountyfair.com

Kerrfest
Kerr County Youth Event Center
3705 Hwy 27
830-896-1155

Kerrfest held every 3rd weekend in May.  A Celebration of fun in Kerr County!  Rodeo, chili cook-off, beer fest, dance, BBQ cook-off, jackpot team roping, peoples choice home brewing, washer pitchin tourney, zoofari, kids activities, food, vendors, family fun, live music & more.  World Famous Rodeo Clown Leon Coffee returning.

http://www.kerrfest.com

Kerrville Folk Festival
9 miles south of Kerrville on Hwy. 16
830.257.3600 General Information
800.435.8429 Tickets

Eighteen great days of musical events, starting the Thursday before Memorial Day at the outdoor theater at Quiet Valley Ranch. Enjoy excellent music on the scenic campgrounds. Food and beverage available. Fees vary according to days attending.

www.kerrvillefolkfestival.com

Kerrville Fall Music Festival
9 miles south of Kerrville on Hwy 16
830.257.3600 General Information
800.435.8429 Tickets

Labor Day Weekend. A four-day condensed version of the internationally famous 18-day Folk Festival. Original songwriters and entertainers from all over the nation perform. Wine tasting, crafts, food services and camping are available.

www.kerrvillefolkfestival.com

Texas Heritage Living History
Robbins-Lewis Pavilion on Schreiner University Campus
830.792.1945

Traditional country music festival held in the fall of each year. This three-day event was established in July 1987 to preserve and perpetuate the traditions of Texas music and to examine the background of Texas heritage. Celebrate using stories & songs, see chuck wagons and teepees, Texas Ranger camp, Indians, vaqueros, trick roping, armadillo lore and more!

www.texasheritagemusic.org

Texas State Arts & Crafts Fair
Hill Country Arts Foundation
120 Point Theatre Road, Ingram
830-367-5121

Experience the new Official Texas State Arts and Craft Fair.  Whether you're an art aficionado, a music lover or simply a fan of the outdoors, The Texas Arts and Craft Fair allows you to browse and buy affordable art, listen to live music from more than a dozen bands, nosh on gourmet food and  beer, and enjoy activites for all ages. Against a backdrop of the beautiful Guadalupe River, over 10,000 attendees are expected to visit the Texas Arts and Craft Fair.  This is a one-of-a-kind art festival in the State of Texas and raises awareness as well as critical funding for the Hill Country Arts Foundation and our 2014 showcase partner: The Military Order of the Purple Heart.  This event funds vital arts programs that educate, enrich, and enlighten the community through the arts as well as benefit military servicemen and their familes.  exdir@hcaf.com

http://www.txartsandcrafts.com 

 

Museum of Western Art
1550 Bandera Hwy.
830.896.2553

The museum comprises the nation's most distinguished living artists who follow in the traditions of Remington and Russell in celebrating the memories of the Old West. The rotating collection is sure to delight and surprise. A major western art library is maintained and teaching facilities attract top artists.  Tuesday-Saturday 10am-4pm

www.museumofwesternart.com

Schreiner Mansion
226 Earl Garrett
830.896.8633

Located in the restored Victorian Mansion of pioneer Capt. Charles Schreiner and beautifully furnished with antiques, the museum portrays the affluent life in the Hill Country's early days. Tuesday-Saturday 11:00am-4pm.

mansion.schreiner.edu

Kerr Arts & Cultural Center
228 Earl Garrett
830.896.2911

Located in the heart of downtown Kerrville, KACC represents more than 600 member artists. Mediums include painting, ceramics, woodworks, jewelry, photography, sculpture and more. Tour the center and the gift shop filled with original works of art. Workshops and demonstrations. Free admission.  Tuesday-Saturday 10am-4pm, Sunday 1pm-4pm

www.kacckerrville.com

Hill Country Arts Foundation
Hwy 39 at Johnson Creek in Ingram.
830.367.5121

Enjoy a magical summer's night of theater under the stars at the POINT THEATRE. Its riverbank setting, excellent productions and comfortable seating insure an evening of fine entertainment. Indoor productions are staged during the year. Classes in music, dance, sculpture, photography and crafts are taught in summer workshops. Various exhibits displayed throughout the year. Gallery hours: Tuesday-Friday 10am-4pm, Saturday 10am-2pm

www.hcaf.com

Playhouse 2000
916 Main Street
830.896.9393

Providing quality theatrical productions ranging from Shakespeare to Arthur Miller, from musicals to comedy. Innovative productions in a traditional theater setting year-round. Located at the Kathleen C. Cailloux City Center for the Performing Arts.

www.caillouxtheater.com

Sculpture Prayer Garden
Kerrville Garden
520 Benson Dr.

"The Coming King" Sculpture Prayer Garden- 520 Benson Drive

A 23 acre garden featuring "The Empty Cross" which stands 77' 7" tall on the hilltop overlooking the gardens. Six other sculptures are placed throughout the gardens with more sculptures to be added over time. 

Free Admission
Hours: 6am-midnight
Guided Tours: call the TCKF 830.367.7706

www.thecomingkingfoundation.org

Symphony of the Hills
916 Main Street
830.792.7469

The symphony is comprised of approximately 75 players most of which are from the Kerrville area but also include other skilled players from San Antonio, Austin and throughout the region. Each year four performances are held. Performances are typically held at the Kathleen C. Cailloux City Center for the Performing Arts.

www.symphonyofthehills.org/tickets

Adrenaline Rush Paintball

Adrenaline Rush Paintball- 3611 Medina Hwy.
Kerrville's premier paintball park, seasoned veterans and beginner players alike will have a great time. 830.370.6763
Fields Open:  
Saturday & Sunday: 10am-6pm
www.adrenalinerushpaintball.com

 

Area Parks

Kerrville-Schreiner Park – 2385 Bandera Hwy.
517 acres located on Guadalupe River with 7 miles of hiking and biking  trails, basketball and sand volleyball courts, fishing pier, boat ramp, BBQ pits, playground, butterfly garden, restrooms, overnight camping, rental facilities (23 mini cabins, Park Cabin, Ranch House, Recreation Hall, Dining Hall). Kayak, canoe and tube rentals available seasonally. Entrance fee 

 

Louise Hays Park – 202 Thompson Dr. 
64 acres located on the Guadalupe River in downtown Kerrville.  Tennis courts, trails, basketball courts, playground, horseshoe pits, washer pitching, large covered pavilion (80’ X 125’), 39 concrete tables, large commercial sized wood burning BBQ pit with surrounding serving area, restrooms. Also features Tranquility Island, a 7 acre Cypress lined island in the middle of the Guadalupe River with benches.  Bridges connect the island to the main park and to stairs on the bank below Butt-Holdsworth Memorial Library.  No entrance fee

 

Lehmann & Monroe Park – 200 Park Lane
27 acres providing Guadalupe River access, trails, sand volleyball courts and two small pavilions. Park connects to Louise Hays Park.  No entrance fee

 

Singing Wind Park – 2112-2116 Singing Wind Dr.
100 acres with a Skate Park, Olympic sized pool, 3 softball fields, hiking trails, playground, pavilion, gazebo, and restrooms. No entrance fee

 

Lost Maples State Park- 37221 Ranch Road 187 
Nestled in the Hill Country, only 1 1/2 hours southewest of Kerrville, this park is a combination of ruggesd limesotne canyons, plateau grasslands, wooded slopes and clear streams. the only maple forest in texas is located in this 2, 172 acre park, 20 picnic sites, 30 campsites with water and electricity, 8 primitive camping areas accessible to hikers, restrooms with showers. 830.966.3413. Entrance Fee 

 

 

Birding, Wildlife & Exotic Game

Great Birding - 

The Texas Hill Country is a bird watcher's paradise for both the number of species and the rare birds sighted here. Kerr & Real Counties are the best areas to see all four of these rare and endangered species: The Golden-cheeked Warbler, The Black-capped Vireo, The Green Kingfisher, The Zone-tailed Hawk

 

A Kerrville Area Birding Checklist is avaible through our office, call us today to request one at 800.221.7958 or request through email at  kerrcvb@ktc.com.  

 

Download a Birding Sites of Kerr Country suggestion list HERE.

 

Visit the Texas Parks & Wildlife's Great Texas Wildlife Trails site to see just what the HIll Country has to offer as a state recognized nature trail! www.tpwd.state.tx.us/huntwild/wildlife/wildlife-trails/

 

Wildlife & Exotic Game -

Native wildlife and exotic game are found all throughout the Texas Hill County and the area surrounding Kerrville.

As you journey through the area you will increasingly see game animals that are0 not native to the area. Exotic game animals began to be introduced to the Texas Hill Country over 60 years ago. Due to the efforts of Hill Country game ranchers and their diligent wildlife management there are now vast herds of speices in the region. Some animals are endangered or even extinct in their country of origin.  It is estimated that there are more than 100,000 exotic game aniamls in the Hill Country from over 45 different species. 

 

An Exotic & Native Animals of the Texas Hill Country brochure is available through our offce, call us today to request one at 800.221.7958 or email us at kerrcvb@ktc.com.

 

Kerr Wildlife Management Area - 2625 FM 1340, Hunt, TX:   An area owned and operated by the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department. Principal wildlife species found on the Kerr Wildlife Area include white-tailed deer, bobwhite quail, javelina, wild turkey, mourning dove, fox squirrel, bobcat, raccoon, skunk, armadillo, ringtail "cat", rabbit, gray fox, and many species of reptiles and migratory birds. Located at the headwaters of the North Fork of the Guadalupe River, this area contains 6,493 acres and is representative of the Edwards Plateau habitat type of Texas.  830-238-4483.

www.tpwd.state.tx.us/huntwild/hunt/wma/find_a_wma/list/?id=12 

 

Shonto Ranch - A ranch offering a unique Texas Adventure with their hunting, fishing and camera tours. Over 1,000 acres with white tial deer and exotic game. Fish for largemouth bass, catfish, perch and rainbow trout. Call to set up your tour. 830.257.5982.

www.shontoranch.com

 

 Y.O. Ranch - 1736 Y.O. Ranch Rd., Mountian Home, TX:  A native and exotic game ranch spanning 50 square miles offers an opportunity to see these animals up close in their habitat. Zebras, giraffes and antelope are among the 56 species of wild game to be spotted on a guided trough this historic ranch. Established in 1880 by Captain Charles Schreiner, the family owned and operatied ranch is well known for its registered quarter horses and Longhorn cattle. Tours are tyically offered at 10am daily. Reservations are required for entry. Entrance to the ranch is 32 miles from Kerrville, off Hwy. 41, 830.640.3222

www.yoranch.com

 

Cool Ideas

Family Sports Center - 11107 Junction Hwy 
A fun facility for the whole family. Bowling and Courtyard Grill. 830.895.5555

www.familysportscenter.com

 

Kerrville Kroc Center - 201 Holdsworth Dr.
The 48,000 square-foot community center offers an aquatics center including pools and a water park. As well as a house of worship and performance venue, fitness and recreation center, teen lounge, coffee bar and special event facilities. 830.315.5762

www.kerrvillekroc.org

 

Rio 10 Cinema - 1401 Bandera Hwy 
Enjoy a night at the movies! With 10 screens Rio 10 is sure to offer something for you to watch and enjoy. 830.792.5170

www.rioentertainment.com

 

Up-N Jacks - 833 Junction Hwy
Over 11,000 sq. ft. of inflatable fun activites for children of all ages. 830.257.6453

www.up-njacks.com

Downtown Kerrville

Explore the quaint downtown district, strolling along historic buildings, charming shops and unique dining. 

 

Schreiner Mansion - 226 Earl Garrett
Located in the restored Victorian mansion of pioneer Capt. Charles Schreiner and beautifully furnished with antiques, the musuem portrays the affluent life in the Hill Country's early days. 830.896.8633

mansion.schreiner.edu

 

Kerr Arts & Cultural Center - 228 Earl Garrett
Located in the heart of downtown Kerrville, KACC represents more than 600 member artists. Mediums include painting, ceramics, woodworks, jewelry, photography, sculpture and more. Tour the center and the gift shop filled with original works of art. Workshops and demonstrations. Free admission. Tuesday-Saturday 10am-4pm. 830.895.2911

 www.kacckerrville.com

Get Wet

Carver Park Sprayground - 820 Webster St.
A fun way to slash and play on a hot a day. This amentity is free of charge and a great addition to the newly re-developed Carver Park. 
Open seasonally: April-October 10am-7pm, closed Tuesdays for maintenance.


Kerrville Kroc Center - 201 Holdsworth Dr.
Offering an acquatics center including pools and a small water park. Perfect for families wanting to get out and get wet. 830.315.5762

www.kerrvillekroc.org


Olympic Pool - 601 Olympic Dr.
The Municipal Olympic Pool facility has an olympic size 50M X 25Y six lane pool and a small baby pool.  Amenities include a 1 meter low dive and a 3 meter high dive as well as a pavilion and picnic tables.  830.896.8816
Open seasonally, typically June-August. 
Tuesdays - Sundays 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

 

Guadalupe River Fun

Kerrville & Kerr County offer miles of fun on the Guadalupe River. With spring-fed creeks and the headwaters of the Guadalupe River right here, there are plenty of opporunities to get out enjoy some river recreation. 

 

Fishing, Canoeing & Kayaking-
The Guadalupe River is the perfect backdrop for water sports. Kerrville Kayak & Canoe Rentals (830.459.2122) offers rentals & sales of outdoor equipment, river guided trips for fly fishing & tube rentals. Canoe, kayak, pedal boat and tube rentals available seasonally at Kerrville Schreiner Park.

 

Ingram Lake & Dam - off Hwy. 39, Ingram
Is an ideal places to sail, ski or swim. The setting is terrific and refreshements are available nearby. 

 

River Access -
The area offers several public access points on the Guadalupe River, some with boat ramps. Kerrville Schreiner Park & Louise Hays Park both offer river recreation in a park like setting in town. Download our River Recreation Guide for more information on  public access points. 

H.E. Butt Municipal Tennis Center

H-E-B Tennis Center - 801 Tennis St.
The H-E-B Tennis Center features 14 lighted courts and one practice wall.  The facility includes a fully stocked Pro Shop and is located off Sidney Baker Street (Hwy 16) next to Peterson Middle School.  The Pro-shop offers racket stringing, private and semi-private lessons, and availability of demo rental rackets. 830.896.7955

 

Pro-shop Hours
Monday - Thursday:  8:30am-12pm; 1:30pm- 9pm
Friday - Saturday:  8:30am-12pm; 1:30- 4:30pm
Sunday:  closed

Court Hours
Monday - Thursday:  same as Pro-shop
Friday - Saturday:  same as Pro-shop- **four courts open until dark
Sunday:  closed

James Avery Craftsman

James Avery Retail Store & Headquarters - 145 Avery Road North

Kerrville is home to the company headquarters and the first retail showroom for James Avery Craftsman, a nationally acclaimed craftsman of gold and silver jewelry. Visit the beautiful campus, relax under the gazebo, enjoy the countryside and wildlife, stop by the Visitor Center to learn how the company began, view displays of original pieces, designs commissioned in the past and take a moment to watch the workers and see how the jewelry is made. Just make sure you leave time to stop by the James Avery Store. 830.895.6800

Store Hours:
Monday-Saturday 9am-6pm

www.jamesavery.com

Kerrville Hills Winery

Kerrville Hills Winery, 3600 Fredericksburg Rd. 
Kerrville’s first winery is situated at the top of a hill high above Kerrville and the Guadalupe River Valley. Winery & tasting room are built on the footprint of a Kerrville homestead. Come visit the tasting room to enjoy wines in a relaxing and fun environment. 830.895.4233
Tasting Room Hours:
Thursday-Monday 11am-6pm


www.kerrvillehillswinery.com

Live Music

8Ball Pizzeria & Billiards, 1521 Junction Hwy., 830.896.74378
Friday-Saturday 9:30pm-close
 

1011 Bistro, 1011 Guadalupe St., 830.895.1169
Friday & Saturday in the upstairs terrace 6:00pm-9:00pm
www.riversedgetuscangrille.com


Azul Lounge, 202 Earl Garrett St., 830.896.9338
Wednesday-Saturday Times vary per day & performance
www.azulkerrville.com 

 

Guadalupe River Club, 1483 Junction Hwy., 830.896.3354
Friday & Saturday 9:30pm-close
www.guadaluperiverclub.net



Kerrville Hills Winery, 3600 Fredericksburg Rd., 830.895.4233
Saturdays 2-5pm
www.kerrvillehillswinery.com

 

Kukaroo Pub-701 Water St., 830-896-2000
Wednesday-Saturday 9:30pm-close

 

Lazy Day Canteen @ Roddy Tree Ranch Resort, 820 Hwy. 39, Ingram, 830.459.9912
Saturdays 8pm-12am
www.roddytree.com

 

Ol’ Watering Hole, 1109 Broadway, 830.257.4653
Wednesday-Friday  9pm-close

 

Pier 27-1521 Junction Hwy, Kerrville, 830-896-7437
Tuesday-Saturday 9:30pm-close 

 

River Rock Saloon-Guadalupe River RV Resort, 2605 Junction Hwy., 830.367.5676
Tuesday-Friday 5pm-close
Saturday 12pm-close
www.guadaluperiverrvresort.com

 

The Inn Pub, Inn of the Hills, 1001 Junction Hwy., 830.895.5000
Tuesday-Saturday 9pm-2am
www.innofthehills.com

 

Olympic Training Center

Hill Country Shooting Sports Center - 1886 Cypress Creek Rd.

An official United States Olympic Training Site for the U.S. Olympic and National Shooting Teams.  This facility provides an elite Olympic training environment that positively impacts athlete performance in shooting sports. The full-service shooting range accommodates national and international events, as well as assists in the development of youth programs.

 

Hill Country Shooting Sports Center offers International Trap (Bunker), International Skeet, American Singles & Doubles Trap, American Skeet, NSCA & charity Sporting Clay tournaments, practice 5 Stand and 100 yard Rifle & 25 yard Pistol Public Range. HCSSC also offers a clubhouse and pro-shop. 830.995.4504

www.shootingandhunting.com

Riverside Nature Center

Riverside Nature Center - 150 Francisco Lemos St.

Blending cultural history with the area's natural history, the Nature Center includes walking paths, a wildflower meadow, butterfly gardens, native plants as well as demonstrational gardens and special programs. 

 

Riverside Nature Center is located in the heart of Kerrville on the Guadalupe River at the junction of Town Creek.  This former small farm has been transformed into an urban wildlife and native plant sanctuary. Come visit  the arboretum with over 140 species of trees as well as cacti, glorious wildflowers, shrubs, native grasses, birds, insects and other animals. Meandering walking trails lead you through the Nature Center and down to the banks of the beautiful Guadalupe River. 830.257.4837
www.riversidenaturecenter.org

Scott Schreiner Golf Course

Scott Schreiner Golf - 1 Country Club Drive

An 18 hole course nestled among the rolling hills. Redesigned by renowned golf course architect Joe Finger in 2000, Mr. Finger took one of the best municipal golf courses in the Hill Country and created a masterpiece that is compared to many top courses around the state and region. 

 

The layout features 18 holes with water crossing the course 12 times.  Strategic mounding and bunking against the backdrop of Tivy Mountain truly adds to the aesthetics of this championship layout.  Included at the facility is a putting green, two chipping greens, a practice sand bunker and a driving range.  Pro-shop on site. 830.257.4982

www.golfkerrville.com

Sculpture Prayer Garden

"The Coming King" Sculpture Prayer Garden- 520 Benson Drive

A 23 acre garden featuring "The Empty Cross" which stands 77' 7" tall on the hilltop overlooking the gardens. Six other sculptures are placed throughout the gardens with more sculptures to be added over time.  

Free Admission
Hours: 6am-midnight
Guided Tours: call the TCKF 830.367.7706

www.thecomingkingfoundation.org

Stonehenge II

Stonehenge II - 120 Point Theatre Rd (Off Hwy 39), Ingram

An unusual structure built to replicate the original Stonehenge in England. This replica shares the land with replicas of Easter-Island statues as well. 

 

Stonehenge II was originally created as an art project by the late Al Shepperd, and his neighbor Doug Hill more than 20 years ago on Shepperd’s land in nearby Hunt, Texas. It took nine months to build and is 90 percent as tall and 60 percent as wide as the original structure in England. Later Shepperd added two 13-foot Easter Island head replicas.

 

After Shepperd’s death, the structures needed a new home. In an effort to preserve this true Texas landmark, the sculptures were relocated stone-by-stone to their final resting place beside the Guadalupe River on the campus of the Hill Country Arts Foundation. 830.367.5121

www.hcaf.com