What’s Up in San Antonio - Weekend of October 7-10, 2021

San Antonio — College football

SAT:

OKLAHOMA@TEXAS 11AM

nicholas st@ IWC 11am

UTSA@western kentucky 6pm

TCU@TEXAS TECH 6PM

ALABAMA@ TEXAS A&M 7PM

NFL

rams@seahawks 7PM THURSDAY

patriots@TEXANS 12PM SUNDAY

ny giants@COWBOYS 325PM SUNDAY

Bills@chiefs 7PM SUNDAY

colts@ravens 7PM MONDAY

FRIDAY-SATURDAY

5th Annual Que For The Blue BBQ Cook-Off and Plate Sale

public charity committed to raising funds benefiting injured first responders in the Alamo Area, Bexar County and all neighboring counties. Another part of our mission is to raise awareness of the often forgotten injured first responder. bENEFITING INJURED FIRST RESPONDERS. 16765 Lookout Rd, Schertz, TX. http://www.quefortheblue.org/

210-846-5942

FRI-SUN

77th Floresville Peanut Festival FREE ADMISSION

Friday afternoon begins with a Kiddie Parade for children and their friends to show off their floats and costumes, with the winners invited to participate in the Big Parade on Saturday. Friday night features a Street Dance featuring local talent. Food concessions with the finest favorite festival foods, ranging from pizza to gorditas. Saturday is the grand party, beginning with the Floresville Peanut Festival Parade at 10:00 a.m. The day’s activities also include the annual raffle, arts and crafts vendors, various musical and dance groups, local talent, and various entertainment located on several stages around the peanut square and carnival — fun activities for the whole family to enjoy. Tours of the Wilson County Historical Jailhouse Museum are available. Peanut products such as peanut brittle, homemade peanut butter, peanut cookies, roasted peanuts (shelled and salted), pies, and ice cream are all available to satisfy your peanut palate. The evening continues with a Street Dance provided by local talent. Food concessions remain open to quench your hunger and thirst.

SAN ANTONIO FALL HOME & GARDEN SHOW @ THE ALAMODOME

Everything you need to fix and beautify your home & garden under one roof.

https://sanantoniofallhomeshow.com/

Sat-Sun

Family Camp Out & Fishing Tournament Boerne Lake 8AM FREE

It’s the ONE time out of the year that we close the lake to the public and camp out! Kick back and relax!

Step 1: Register online at http://apm.activecommunities.com/boe.../Activity_Search/2903

Registering helps staff prepare dinner

and if you are not on the list, you cannot enter the lake on the day of.

Step 2: Show up on Oct. 9.

Step 3: HAVE FUN

You can start camping at 10:00 AM on Saturday. For those who want to participant, a fishing tournament will begin at 3:00 PM. You must register for fishing tournament on site. We’ll have prizes and raffles before dinner. What’s for dinner, you ask? Hot dogs and chips, on us. However, if you want to bring your own dinner, great! That’s what camping is all about. Breakfast will be ready at 8:00 AM Sunday morning.

Folkfest New Braunfels 2021 Museum of Texas Handmade Furniture 10AM

Join us for the New Braunfels Folkfest on October 9&10, 2021 at Heritage Village in New Braunfels, Texas. New Braunfels Folkfest is an annual “Family Heritage Festival” sponsored by the Heritage Society of New Braunfels on the grounds of the Museum of Texas Handmade Furniture. Starting the second Saturday in October, Folkfest features living history re-enactments, pioneer craft demonstrations, free furniture museum tours, children’s activities, musical entertainment and delicious food. All proceeds benefit the Museum of Texas Handmade Furniture and their historic preservation projects. Heritage Village 1370 Church Hill Dr. New Baunfels, Texas

SATURDAY

The La Vernia Market Days Farmers Market 9AM FREE

Fresh produce, fall photo ops, food trucks and family fun. 131 Industrial Drive, La Vernia, Texas

Huebner Oaks Farmers Market 9AM FREE

Located in: Huebner Oaks Center Address: 11745 I-10W

THE PEARL FARMERS MARKET 9AM FREE

3rd Annual Hot Rods & Harleys Show n’ Shine 9AM FREE

Join us for our 3rd Annual Hot Rods & Harleys Show n’ Shine! October 9, 2021

Registration begins at 9am, judging at 2:00, awards at 4:00! Car judging by Cibolo Creek Garage. Pin-Up Contest hosted by New Braunfels Pin-Ups, registration at 9am, judging at 12pm. Awards for multiple categories (see full flyer in event for details)

Resurgence Coffee will be out here with some fresh coffee for all the early birds!

**Registration for car show is $20. Please bring cash the day of. All proceeds go to Roy Maas Youth Alternative. Spectators are FREE.** Music by the Prairie Rattlers and Texas T & the Shinerunners! Food, free beer*, awesome cars and bikes! All makes and models welcome!

Please, no large trailers or car haulers, WE DO NOT HAVE THE ROOM. Small motorcycle trailers are ok. Please ride or drive in if possible.

14th Annual Fest of Tails - Kite Festival & Dog Fair Mcallister Park 10am free

Come out and celebrate fall with family fun in the park at the 14th Annual Fest Of Tails!

Fest Of Tails is a free family-friendly kite festival and dog fair. This event welcomes kite and dog enthusiasts from near and far! All guests are encouraged to bring a blanket or lawn chair to watch the spectacular sky views and meet new furry friends. Fest Of Tails has events and activities for the entire family. The Fest welcomes the return of fan favorite, the Pooch Parade and Costume Contest! Additional contest information can be found on our website.

To kick off the event, the City of San Antonio’s Parks and Recreation Department will be hosting their annual Tree Adoption, where attendees can receive a FREE tree to take home and plant! The Animal Defense League will be hosting pet adoptions from 10am-2pm! All adoptions are same-day, so once you receive all the information you need and are all parties are prepared to move forward, you’re ready to take your new pup home and enjoy your happily fur-ever after. For all dog enthusiasts, pet products, treats, and clothing will be available for purchase. Information on pet registration, vaccinations, rescues, and more, will also be available through various participating animal welfare organizations and businesses.

As always, Fest Of Tails is 100% FREE to the public! We encourage families to bring the kids & the pups and come enjoy a day of family fun in the park! The event is free, all-ages, and open to the public.

28th ANNUAL CHILI & BEAN COOKOFF SUPPORTING THE JOE VAN HECKE SCHOLARSHIP FUND 12PM

Come and join us for fun and good eats at Little Joe’s Ice House 7405 Pearsall rd., for the 28th ANNUAL CHILI & BEAN COOKOFF SUPPORTING THE JOE VAN HECKE SCHOLARSHIP FUND. There will be a Flea Market, Arts & crafts, Cake Walk, Live music and more. Suggested donation $25.00 for Chili and $15.00 for Beans. 210.623.7490

Alsatian Festival of Texas Castroville, TX Koenig Park 4PM FREE

Join us for food, beer, wine, music, dancing and games for the kids.

Our purpose is to help preserve the Alsatian culture, a founding cornerstone of Castroville, TX. It features highlights for all ages, especially children. We welcome everyone to partake of Alsatian food, beer & wine and enjoy music, dancing and games.

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Light The Night walk 6pm free

Light The Night is an annual fundraising walk for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS).  These funds support the LLS mission to cure leukemia, lymphoma, myeloma, and Hodgkin’s disease and to provide education and support for patients and their families. Bring family and friends to walk night on October 9th where we offer opportunities of celebration and remembrance for families, friends, and cancer patients.  The event concludes with a one mile walk around Hemisfair.  Hemisfair Free 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM

Movie in the Park Tower of the Americas “ALADDIN” 630pm FREE

John Jay Class of 1981 40th Year Reunion 7pm

Hello Class of ‘81! The Reunion Committee would like to invite you to our 40 year reunion.  It will be held on October 9, 2021.  We hope you can join us to relive our High School years with old friends and perhaps make new ones!  If you have not attended past reunions, we would love to see you.  For those who have previously attended, it will be great to catch up again. All of the information is shown below..  You can also find it on our John Jay Class of 1981 Facebook page.   Payments can be made by mailing a check to the address below (do people still use checks?) or by using the Cash App or Apple Pay.  For the Cash App, it is listed under #JJHSclassof81reunion.  If you want to use Apple Pay, please message Sandra Cook at 210-861-9780.  Please include your NAME and number of guests with your payment.  We ask you to make your payment as soon as possible so may get an idea of the number of attendees.  The Reunion Committee has also secured a special rate for the reunion at the host hotel.

JUANES in Concert 8pm Majestic Theater

SUNDAY

THE PEARL FARMERS MARKET 10AM FREE

HALLOWEEN FUN

SEA WORLD’S “Howl –o- Scream”

6 Flags Fiesta Texas “Freight Fest”

Traders Village Corny Maze & Pumpkin Patch

Interested in volunteering? The San Antonio Food Bank needs your help

The San Antonio Food Bank is asking the community to help sign up for volunteer shifts throughout the summer to keep up with the demand for food assistance.

The San Antonio Food Bank’s volunteer opportunities range from being in the sorting room, warehouse, garden, farm areas, community kitchen, and even at the off-site community kitchen at Haven for Hope. Whether you’re an individual, group, or company there are many opportunities to volunteer. Join us and choose a volunteer opportunity at: www.safoodbank.org/volunteer

Blood donations, especially types O negative and positive, are still urgently needed

Health officials said there is not enough blood on hand to treat trauma cases and patients who need emergency surgeries and procedures. The facilities are open during daylight hours. Same-day appointments and walk-in donations are being accepted. Officials said donors can call 210-731-5590 for information or to make an appointment, or they can visit SouthTexasBlood.org.

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