Labor Day weekend is quickly approaching, and there will be celebrations throughout the county. Here are some highlights, including parades, rodeos and music festivals.
Friday, September 3
The Knights of Columbus Fish Fry is held on the first Friday of the month and is a delicious way to kick off your weekend. Held at St. Stanislaus, located at 602 Seventh Street in Bandera, food service begins and 5 p.m. and continues until food runs out.
11th Street Cowboy Bar kicks off their Western Heritage Music Festival Friday at 7 p.m., with a music lineup in place through Sunday. Tickets are available at www.11thstreetcowboybar.com. The venue is located at 307 11th Street.
Saturday, September 4
Bandera Round-Up kicks off Saturday morning at the Bandera County Courthouse. Arts and crafts will be displayed from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on the courthouse lawn. Live music by Doc Williams and David Wayne from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. A chuckwagon breakfast with free coffee and biscuits and gravy beings at 9 a.m. A hat toss contest to win a Steins Cowboy Hat begins at 9:30. The Labor Day Parade kicks off at 11:00 a.m. with a longhorn cattle drive down Main Street. Live music, performances by the Bandera Cattle Company Gunfighters and other attractions will continue throughout the afternoon.
Jakes at Polly Peak are holding a Field and Market. Located at 3810 Hwy 16 S, the event kicks off at 8:30 a.m. with vendors. Food from SA Honey Wings Food Truck and games like water balloon fights, hula hoop contests, seven-ball tournaments and more begin at 11:30 a.m.
The cowboy spirit continues at the Bandera Pro Rodeo Association Ranch Rodeo at Mansfield Park. Gates open at 6 p.m., and the rodeo begins at 8 p.m. Tickets are available at the gate or online at BanderaProRodeo.org.
Flying L Ranch Resort's final Chuckwagon Dinner and SHow of the year begins at 6 p.m. Starting with a wagon ride down to Ghost Town, the event's festivities include BBQ dinner, country music and dancing, western entertainments and more. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 830-796-7745.
Sunday, September 5
Still got a parade itch? The Tarpley Volunteer FIre Department's annual Labor Day parade and BBQ benefit can satisfy that. The parade begins at 11 a.m., with BBQ following at 11:45. There will be also be an auction benefetting the department.
Catch another rodeo at Women's Ranch Rodeo and Mutton Bustin' event at Mansfield Park. Doors open at 6 p.m., and the event begins at 8 p.m. Visit BanderaProRodeo.org for tickets and more information.
For a complete list of events, including karaoke and live music, visit www.banderacowboycapital.com/p/events/weekly-calendar.