September in Llano

Pow wow inviteCampers will enjoy the unique events coming to the Hill Country in the coming weeks.

Tickets to the Llano River Chuck Wagon Cook-off go on sale at the Llano Visitor Center in Llano starting Sept. 3. This annual event in October is always a sell-out, so get yours quickly.

The cook-off will take place on the banks of the beautiful Llano River in Badu Park, while everyone wanting to explore the wonders of an historic downtown and county courthouse are welcome for the festivities of the Llano Heritage Days Festival on the square. These events have been expanded to offer something for everyone to enjoy during the three days.
The main event is the public meal served straight from the wagons at high noon on Saturday.

Meanwhile, the 57th Annual Tiha Summer Pow Wow is coming to  Robinson Park in Llano on Sept. 14. This daylong event (it starts at 10 a.m. and concludes around 9 p.m.) features a vendor show, business meeting, Gourd Dancing and the Grand Entry. Cheyenne Ashton from Kyle, Texas, will be the lead lady dancer and Crow’s Nest and Mo Pair will be the head singer. The event is sponsored by the Texas Indian Hobbyist Association.

For more information on this unique event, visit www.llanochamber.org.

You’ll need a place to stay while taking part in these community events, so why not spend it with us at Riverway RV Park. Please visit us on Facebook or our website at www.riverwayrvpark.com and plan to stay with us real soon.

Spend Labor Day Weekend at Our Park

Kyle Hohmann 2013One of the biggest weekends of the year, Labor Day weekend, is right around the corner, and you will want to be a part of it.

The weekend begins on Saturday morning, Aug. 31 with the Kyle Hohmann Memorial Scholarship Benefit Shoot at the Llano County Clay Busters 3 ½ miles north of Llano on Highway 16N. The shoot begins at 8:30 a.m. The fee is $50 per person ($25 re-shoot) and includes a T-shirt, goodie bag and a barbecue lunch. General admission is $5 for non-shooters – includes lunch.

The annual Hill Country Hammerfest is held each summer at the Llano Municipal Airport. These small planes come each summer to wow crowds for free. This year’s Hammerfest is scheduled for Aug. 31, starting at 9 a.m., through 5 p.m. on Sept. 1. Call (325) 247-5635 for more information.

That evening, a Wild Game Dinner will be held at the Llano Community Center to benefit the Llano County Stock Show program. Join us for a great time: Silent auction, live auction, raffle, great prizes – hunts, jewelry, sporting goods. The festivities begin at 6 p.m.

You’ll need a place to stay while taking part in these fine events, so why not spend it with us at our RV park. Please visit us on Facebook or our website at www.riverwayrvpark.com and plan to stay with us real soon.

Labor Day Weekend Approaches

The Llano River flows by Riverway RV Park

The Llano River flows by Riverway RV Park

Labor Day is rapidly approaching which means time is running out to book your stay at Riverway RV Park for the holiday weekend.

As we wrote about in last week’s blog, three special events are coming up Aug. 31 in the Texas Hill Country.

The day begins with the Kyle Hohmann Memorial Scholarship Benefit Shoot at the Llano County Clay Busters 3 ½ miles north of Llano on Highway 16N. The shoot begins at 8:30 a.m. The fee is $50 per person ($25 re-shoot) and includes a T-shirt, goodie bag and a barbecue lunch. General admission is $5 for non-shooters – includes lunch. Contact Pernell or Debbie Costa at (325) 247-1049 or click here for more information.

The annual Hill Country Hammerfest is held each summer at the Llano Municipal Airport. These small planes come each summer to wow crowds for free. This year’s Hammerfest is scheduled for Aug. 31, starting at 9 a.m., through 5 p.m. on Sept. 1. Call (325) 247-5635 for more information.

That evening, a Wild Game Dinner will be held at the Llano Community Center to benefit the Llano County Stock Show program. Join us for a great time: Silent auction, live auction, raffle, great prizes – hunts, jewelry, sporting goods. The festivities begin at 6 p.m.

You’ll need a place to stay while taking part in these fine events, so why not spend it with us at our RV park. Please visit us on Facebook or our website at www.riverwayrvpark.com and plan to stay with us real soon.

 

 

Mark Your Calendar for Aug. 31

FrontWe have written about the natural wonders of the Texas Hill Country in past blogs but today we’re going to discuss some of the special programs close by Riverway RV Park coming up on Aug. 31.

The day begins with the Kyle Hohmann Memorial Scholarship Benefit Shoot at the Llano County Clay Busters 3 ½ miles north of Llano on Highway 16N. The shoot begins at 8:30 a.m. The fee is $50 per person ($25 re-shoot) and includes a T-shirt, goodie bag and a barbecue lunch. General admission is $5 for non-shooters – includes lunch.

Kyle’s family would like to invite everyone to come be part of this special event with a day of fun, food and relaxation in the wonderful Texas Hill Country.

Contact Pernell or Debbie Coats at (325) 247-1049 or click here for more information.

The annual Hill Country Hammerfest is held each summer at the Llano Municipal Airport. These small planes come each summer to wow crowds for free. This year’s Hammerfest is scheduled for Aug. 31, starting at 9 a.m., through 5 p.m. on Sept. 1.

The general public is welcome to attend the event and watch the competition on any of the scheduled contest days. While this event is not an air show, the aerobatic sequences flown in the competition are interesting to watch as pilots demonstrate their ability to fly the maneuvers precisely and safely. Aerobatic aircraft will be on static display throughout the contest.

The competition is being sponsored by Austin chapter 107 of the International Aerobatic Club, as well as local area businesses. Approximately 20 to 25 aerobatic pilots from all over Texas and surrounding states are expected to participate in the event.

Call (325) 247-5635 for more information.

That evening, a Wild Game Dinner will be held at the Llano Community Center to benefit the Llano County Stock Show program. Join us for a great time: Silent auction, live auction, raffle, great prizes – hunts, jewelry, sporting goods. The festivities begin at 6 p.m.

Please join us in the spirit of the Llano community by helping to raise funds for our local charities.

You’ll need a place to stay while taking part in these fine events, so why not spend it with us at our RV park. Please visit us on Facebook or our website at www.riverwayrvpark.com and plan to stay with us real soon.

 

 

Enchanted Rock, Hill Country Favorite

Enchanted Rock

Enchanted Rock, Texas Hill Country

When visiting the Texas Hill Country and Riverway RV Park, you will want to visit Enchanted Rock State Natural Area and the rare Enchanted Rock. This unique formation is 14 miles south of Llano on Highway 16 and 8 miles west on R.R. 965. The beautiful, massive dome of pink granite is not only an impressive sight to see, but it is also fun to climb.

Enchanted Rock covers approximately 640 acres and rises approximately 425 feet above the surrounding terrain to elevation of 1,825 feet above sea level. It is the largest such pink granite monadnock in the United States.

The views from the top of the rock’s summit are panoramic. Indian lore surrounds the rock and led to its name in the 1800s. They have 8.4 miles of hiking trails, picnic tables and grills. They also have a State Park Store with unique gifts, books, etc. For information only call (800) 792-1112 or visit http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us.

This is just a taste of what we have to offer in the Hill Country. We’ll explore more about our region and our park in future blogs. Please visit us on Facebook or our website at www.riverwayrvpark.com and plan to stay with us real soon.

Llano, The Town That Rocks!

The Llano River flows by Riverway RV Park

The Llano River flows by Riverway RV Park and into the town of Llano, “the town that rocks!”

Chet Garner, the “Texas Day Tripper,” calls Llano the little Hill Country town that rocks… literally. Just a mile from Riverway RV Park, Llano sits on the Llano River and atop the Llano Uplift.

The Llano Uplift is a peculiar rock formation created when granite pushed its way to the surface exposing rocks all around Llano. The most impressive example is Enchanted Rock in South Llano County. The uplift also kicked up tons of rare earth minerals that are scattered all over the county. There is even a type of granite called “Llanite” that can only be found in Llano County. To learn more about Llano’s rock culture and be pointed in the right direction for your own rock hunt, check out Enchanted Rocks and Jewelry on Llano’s square.

For the historic side of Llano, drive across Roy Inks Bridge and take a tour of the old Red Top Jail, built in 1895 with its original hanging gallows still inside.  Also check out the Dabs Hotel (a stop for Bonnie & Clyde), the Llano Courthouse and the Historic Railyard District.  For something creepy, you can always “head” to Baby Head Cemetery up Highway 16 from Llano.

The historic Dabs Hotel, built in 1907.

The historic Dabs Hotel, built in 1907, where Bonnie & Clyde once stayed.

All this touring will surely stir up an appetite. For what many consider the best BB-Q in Texas, head to Cooper’s Old Time Pit Bar-B-Que and choose your meat straight from the outdoor pit.  Don’t miss the house pecan cobbler. Another great BBQ spot is Inman’s Kitchen serving its famous and one-of-a-kind turkey sausage. For lighter fare and a cup of joe, head to Fuel Coffee House, a nonprofit coffeehouse that also serves up free burgers on Sunday evenings.

Keep abreast of Garner’s writings on Llano and other Hill Country features by visiting www.thedaytripper.com.

Don’t forget the Llano Farmers Market and the Castell Volunteer Fire Department Barbecue. Both events are coming up on Saturday, July 27. See last week’s blog for details on these fine Texas Hill Country community events.

This is just a taste of what we have to offer in the Hill Country. We’ll explore more about our region and our park in future blogs. Please visit us on Facebook or our website at www.riverwayrvpark.com and plan to stay with us real soon.

Learn About the Hill Country

The Llano River flows by Riverway RV Park

The Llano River flows by Riverway RV Park

There’s no better way to learn about the culture of our Texas Hill Country than to attend one of our community events.

For example, every Saturday morning, you can buy fresh garden produce, flowers, plants, baked goods, coffees, teas and crafts and talk with area residents at the Farmer’s Market in Llano located a mile from Riverway RV Park. This weekly event is staged in Grenwelge Park across from the public library.

On Saturday, July 27, the Castell Volunteer Fire Department will put on a great barbecue for the whole area. This is their one fundraiser for the year and is held at the Castell Community Center from 6 p.m. until the food is gone. Over 8,000 people made it out last year, so come join the fun this year. This is a delicious way to donate to an incredibly important. Castell is located west of our park on Highway 152.

Remember, our 20-acre park is located on the beautiful Llano River just a half-mile from the Llano Golf Course. Our park has become a Winter Texan hotspot but is popular year-round.

This is just a taste of what we have to offer in the Texas Hill Country. We’ll explore more about our region and our park in future blogs. Please visit us on Facebook or our website at www.riverwayrvpark.com and plan to stay with us real soon.