Gala celebrates hunting’s legacy in Bandera County October 30, 2019 - 06:58 Posted in: Sports For nearly 60 years, an event with a name that thrills hunters has signaled the beginning of deer season in the Bandera area. The 57th annual Buck- Fest will be held at Mansfield Park, on Friday, Nov. 1. The park is located at 2886 Highway 16 North just outside of Bandera. Sponsored by the Bandera County Chamber of Commerce, BuckFest celebrates the annual autumnal invasion of hunters to the county and their spending impact in the community. Nearly 400 visitors enjoyed the 2018 annual BuckFest gala, officials said. Then Chamber President Jaki Perkins said last year that BuckFest is a celebration of Bandera’s hunting legacy, which is deep. Studies indicate that hunting is a $2.2 billion industry in the state of Texas, and it has been ...PLEASE LOG IN FOR PREMIUM CONTENT. Our website requires visitors to log in to view the best local news. Not yet a subscriber? Subscribe today!