Explore the River Walk

Make a trip to San Antonio, a great city of the Southwest that offers visitors a wealth of interesting things to see. One of the hot spots in town is the River Walk, a place that Ernie Pyle once called “the American Venice.”

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via The Riverwalk San Antonio

You’ll have a fantastic time exploring this area of shops, galleries, attractions and restaurants. It is a delightful melding of the sights, sounds and tastes of the cultures that make up the city. People watching is a popular pursuit here. While some parts of the walk are vibrant and busy, others are peaceful and quiet. Plan to spend some time here.

River Walk Boat Tours

Taking a boat ride down the river is a relaxing way to see the area. The tours are 35-minutes long and cover one and a half miles. You could also take a sunset cruise or a dinner cruise catered by one of the restaurants.

River Walk Fall Arts & Crafts Show

The River Walk will be especially fun to visit on October 7 to 9 at the Fall Arts and Crafts Show. The handmade, unique items on display will present a good opportunity to do some shopping.

Stay With Us

When vacationing in the area, we invite you to stay at lovely San Antonio KOA, which is set amid 40 acres of pecan trees. To reserve your spot, call 800-562-7783. For information, visit our website, call 210-224-9296 or email info@sanantoniokoa.com. The address is 602 Gembler Road in San Antonio, Texas.

Take in the Local Festivities in Abilene

We welcome you to stay at Abilene KOA when you’re taking in the sights of West Texas. The ongoing community events in the city will ensure you have a pleasant time.

Cruise Night

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via KEAN Radio

If you love classic cars, make plans to attend the 34th Annual Cruise Night on October 1. This family-friendly event involves a cruise of vintage cars along with live entertainment and dancing. The cruise will take place on North 1st Street from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., and the dance will be held downtown from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Admission is free.

Trade Days of West Texas

On the second weekend of every month, Abilene residents and visitors can shop until they drop at Trade Days of West Texas. You can browse through antique, vintage and handmade merchandise as well as pick up snacks from food trucks. Hours are from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday. Parking and admission is free. The next scheduled event is on October 7 to 9.

Art Walk

On the second Thursday of every month, the cultural district in downtown Abilene comes alive. People from neighboring areas of the state flock to the city to enjoy galleries, museums, shops and restaurants. The art walk is free, and hours are from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. October 13 is the date of next month’s gala.

Stay With Us

You’ll find our Texas-size convenience store will save you trips into town to pick up necessities. To book your spot, call 800-562-3651. For information, visit our website, call 325-672-3681 or email manager@texaskoa.com. The address is 4851 West Stamford Street in Abilene, Texas. We hope to see you soon.

Celebrate Texas Heritage in Kerrville

Texans are very proud of their state – and for good reason. It has cowboys, country music, Tex-Mex food and friendly people. You’ll have the opportunity to celebrate all the great things about it at an upcoming event.

Texas Heritage Music Day

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via Texas Heritage Music Foundation

Head over to Schreiner University, Robbins-Lewis Pavilion in Kerrville on September 30 for Texas Heritage Music Day. This free family occasion will include chuck wagons, storytelling and cowboy poets along with teepees and singing. The performances will involve Gospel tunes in addition to tributes to Hispanic artists and Jimmy Rogers, the Father of Country Music. Festivities will start at 9 a.m. and conclude with a 7:30 p.m. concert.

Kerrville Traders Fest

You can browse through the merchandise of more than 150 vendors at the Kerrville Traders Fest, which is held every fourth weekend of the month. It is considered the premier shopping event of Texas Hill Country, as it offers Mexican imports, boutique clothing, jewelry, yard art and much more. The gala also includes food, live entertainment and children’s activities. Hours are from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday. The next scheduled fest will be on September 24 and 25. Admission and parking are free.

Stay With Us

Aside from events in the community, you’ll find much to enjoy at our park such as a pool, playground and recreation room. Kerrville KOA has tent and RV sites as well as one-room cabins and deluxe cabins. To make reservations, call 800-562-1665 or visit our website. For information, call 830-895-1665 or email kervlkoa@ktc.com. Our address is 2400 Goat Creek Road in Kerrville, Texas.

Austin Offers Entertainment Galore

Austin is an exciting city of car racing, music, festivals and more. Plan a stay at Leander/NW Austin KOA, so you can attend the fun events that are scheduled year-round. Here are some to expect in the coming weeks.

FORMULA 1 United States Grand Prix

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via Formula 1

Racing fans won’t want to miss the FORMULA 1 United States Grand Prix contest at Circuit of the Americas on October 21 to 23. The three-day racing event will have live music with a headlining performance by international superstar Taylor Swift. Grammy winner The Weekend will perform as well.

A three-day general admission ticket is $165. If you prefer a one-day ticket, the Friday 8:15 a.m. race is $75. The Saturday 8:15 a.m. race is $200, which includes admission to the Taylor Swift concert, while the Sunday 8:15 a.m. race general admission ticket starts at $99 and includes admission to The Weekend concert.

Dia de los Muertos Music Festival

Head over to Fiesta Gardens on October 15 for Dia de los Muertos Music Festival, an occasion involving Latin music and dance as well as art, food and children’s activities. Tickets are $30, and hours are from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m.

AustOberfest

On October 22, Austin Saengerrunde will host the 4th Annual AustOberfest to celebrate the German heritage of Central Texas. The gala will include sausage, live music, beer tastings and bowling. Tickets are $50, and the event will run from 5 p.m. until 11 p.m. The location is 1607 San Jacinto Street.

Stay With Us

Leander/NW Austin KOA has all the amenities you need for a pleasant stay. Call 888-562-3426 to reserve your spot, or call 512-259-7200 or email info@nwaustinkoa.com for information. Our address is 2689 Hero Way in Leander, Texas.

Plan a Fall Lubbock Camping Trip

The weeks ahead hold many pleasures for campers who stay at Lubbock KOA. The National Cowboy Symposium, Texas Tech Red Raiders home games and the Panhandle South Plains Fair are a few of the community events you can expect. In addition, our area has an awesome drive-in movie theater.

Cowboy Symposium

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via National Cowboy Symposium and Celebration

On September 9 to 11, the National Cowboy Symposium and Celebration will be held in the Lubbock Memorial Civic Center. A must-see event, it will involve storytelling, musical acts and cowboy poets along with chuck wagon cooks and exhibits of western goods.

  • On Friday and Saturday, the exhibits open at 9 a.m. and the evening performances begin at 7 p.m.
  • Sunday’s schedule begins with breakfast at 7:30 a.m., followed by a devotional at 9 a.m.

Red Raiders Home Games

When fall rolls around, everyone looks forward to football. The Texas Tech Red Raiders will have home games as follows:

  • September 17: Louisiana Tech
  • September 29: Kansas
  • October 15: West Virginia
  • October 22: Oklahoma
  • November 5: Texas

Panhandle South Plains Fair

Make plans to attend the Panhandle South Plains Fair on September 23 through October 1 at the Panhandle South Plains Fairgrounds. It promises to be quite an event, as it will include a carnival, agricultural competitions, exhibits, entertainment and food. Hours are from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Sundays through Thursdays and 8 a.m. to midnight on Fridays and Saturdays.

Stars & Stripes Drive-In Movie Theater

Many people fondly remember going to the drive-in when they were children, but few communities still have these wonderful types of theaters. You can relive this childhood delight at the Stars & Stripes Theater. Admission is $5 to $8, and the shows generally start around 8:30 p.m.

Stay With Us

As you can see, the Lubbock area has much to offer. Call 800-562-8643 to make reservations, or call 806-762-8653 or email lubbockkoa@msn.com for information. Our address is 5502 County Road 6300 in Lubbock, Texas.

Come to the Texas Renaissance Faire

The local community has a special treat in store for campers who stay at Texarkana KOA on September 24 and 25 – the 5th Annual Texarkana Renaissance Faire.

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via Texarkana Renaissance Faire

Head over to the Four States Campground, where you can see some unusual sights that include pirates, gypsies and other characters dressed in the costumes of yesteryear. The gala event promises to offer fairgoers a fantastic time, as it will be filled with entertainment, games and food. Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for children aged 5 through 12.

Four States Fair & Rodeo

The Four States Fairground will be the scene of another big festivity on September 9 to 18. At the rodeo, you can watch barrel racing, roping and a horse show as well as bull riding and a demo derby. Rodeo performances start at 7:30 p.m., and the cost of admission is $10 for children and $20 for adults. This is family entertainment at its best.

Draughon-Moore Ace of Clubs House

Belonging to the Texarkana Museum System, the Ace of Clubs House is a gorgeous Italianate-style mansion that provides visitors will a glimpse into the Gilded Age. It features octagonal rooms and period furnishings from the early 1900s. You can tour the home at 10 a.m., 1 p.m. or 3:30 p.m. on Tuesdays through Saturdays.

Book Your Spot Now

Our campground has an RV park art gallery, which is a most unique amenity. You can reverse your spot by calling 888-562-5697 or by visiting our website. Call 903-792-5521 for information. We are located at 500 St Micheal Drive in Texarkana, Texas.

The Circus Comes to San Angelo

Soon campers at San Angelo KOA can experience the wonder and joy of the circus. You won’t want to miss what has aptly been called “The Greatest Show on Earth.”

 

Circus Elephants

via George Mason University

Whether your favorite acts are the breathtaking acrobatics, hair-raising stunts on the flying trapeze or the charming animal performances, you can see it all on September 7 at the 1st Federal Credit Union Spur Arena. This family-friendly entertainment will delight you as you see what feats can be accomplished with much training. The show starts at 5 p.m.

Family Day Fiesta                                                     

Our fair city lies in the heart of the area of Texas populated by people of Mexican heritage. Join the locals as they celebrate this wonderful ethnicity at Family Day Fiesta, which will be held at the San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts on September 12. You’ll be able to listen to a mariachi band and watch a traditional ballet folklorica, as well as create art projects of piñatas and castanets. Perhaps best of all, you’ll have the opportunity to make and eat homemade tortillas. The festivity is in honor of Mexico’s independence. Hours are from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Stay With Us

A stay at the great city of San Angelo has much to offer. Aside from the events and attractions, you can fish at Lake Nasworthy or golf at one of three public courses. To make reservations, call 800-562-7519; and to get information, call 325-949-3242 or email sanangelokoa@suddenlinkmail.com. Visit our website to book your spot. Our address is 6699 Knickerbocker Road. Come see what West Texas hospitality is all about.