The Bandera Business Association, with the goal of promoting Bandera as a tourist destination and supporting member businesses, hosts and sponsors numerous City and County events.
Bandera Riverfest Come join the fun as Bandera Business Association holds its 14th annual RIVERFEST on the banks of the beautiful Medina River on June 30, 2012. Wear your swim suit and bring your tube, you won’t want to miss the opportunity of floating in one of the cleanest, clearest rivers in Texas. RiverFest is Bandera’s way of CELEBRATING SUMMER!!
With activities all along the river, including the river rodeo, tube volleyball, water fetching contest for canines, events for the whole family, children’s activities, fishing, paddle boats, watermelon eating contests, sack races, wheel barrel races, Frisbee throwing, a Lunch Box Social Auction, the Bandera Idol competition, arts and craft booths, a car show and swap meet, the third annual Riverfest Cook-off, and the marquee event of the weekend, the Great Hill Country Anything That Floats Regatta!
For more information on Riverfest, visit the official web site at www.banderariverfest.com! Also check out the official web site of the Bandera RiverFest Car Show and Swap Meet at www.banderariverfest.com/carshow.htm.
Come on to Riverfest – the best picnic on the Medina River!
The Bandera Market Days, sponsored by the Bandera Business Association, are held on Main Street in downtown Bandera on the Courthouse lawn on the first Saturday of each month beginning in April and ending in November.
Market Days features individual artists and craftsmen presenting original works and farmers selling produce, canned goods and baked goods. Non-profit organizations also sell baked goods or items to raise money for their organization. Only a limited number of resale items of the highest quality are accepted. The show is juried to maintain both quality and variety.
For more information, contact Genie Strickland, Market Days Coordinator, at 830-796-4447 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Bandera Cowboy Christmas Come out and play at Bandera Cowboy Christmas, presented by the Bandera Business Association, held the first weekend in December each year, falling on Dec. 7-9 in 2012! The event begins at 4:30 p.m. on Friday, and includes a town-wide open house in stores from 6-9 p.m.
Festivities include the Cowboys and Cowgirls on Main, entertaining music galore, Christmas lights across town, a live nativity, and Santa handing out candy.
A Cowboy Christmas parade is held Saturday at 11 a.m., with an open house all day long. Later, an old-fashioned Cowboy Camp is held on the river with story-tellers, choral selections, and more.
Visit Bandera for Cowboy Christmas and enjoy great shops, great food, great dancing, great antiques, and a great state of mind.
More Sponsored Events
Other City and Count events sponsored by the Bandera Business Association include:
The Bandera Business Association strives to preserve, enhance, and maintain the historical appearance and development of the City of Bandera. For more information on becoming a member, click here.