The highlight of October in Llano is always the annual Llano River Pumpkin float, but plenty more to do is on this month’s calendar. It’s a beautiful time of the year to be outside in the Texas Hill Country.
10-11 a.m. Sundays, Oct. 9, 16, 23, 30
SUNRISE GOSPEL AT WAKEPOINT LBJ
14757 RR 1431 West, Kingsland
Right on the Llano/Burnet County line, Wakepoint LBJ is a live music venue, restaurant, convenience store, and more. Gospel music featuring Allan Ray and Joe Reed happens every Sunday morning at The Spot at Wakepoint. A beautiful way to greet the day.
7:30-9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 15
John L. Kuykendall Event Center
2200 RR 152 West, Llano
Cecil Motors presents the sixth annual Llano PBR Bull Riding and barbecue cook-off. The cook-off is hosted by the Lone Star State School of Taxidermy. The rodeo will feature 60 bulls and a longhorn show.
9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 15
LLANO FARMERS AND CRAFTERS MARKET
On the courthouse square in Llano
Homegrown and homemade goods, including fresh fruits, vegetables, eggs, breads, pies, canned food, preserves, local honey, quilts, pottery, art, jewelry, and decor.
6-9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 15
Llano Fine Art Guild Gallery
503 Bessemer Ave., Llano
Hosted by the Llano Fine Art Guild, Artoberfest is an evening of live music and good food with a silent auction and art sale. Tickets are $15 each in advance and $20 at the door.
9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22
Castell General Store
19522 RR 152 West, Castell
Add a Sangria Pour-Off to this barbecue cooking extravaganza and you have another winning event at the Castell General Store.
9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22
JUNK IN THE TRUNK GARAGE SALE
Llano Courthouse Square
Vendors sell from the trunks of their cars and beds of their trucks all around the courthouse square in downtown Llano. Features live music and musicians jam.
7 a.m.-2:45 p.m. Oct. 29
BIG BASS TOURNAMENT
14757 RR 1431, Kingsland
The Lunker Series returns with first cast at 7 a.m. Scales close at 2:45 p.m. Guaranteed payout of $10,000 with big cash for overall big bass. All boaters and ages welcome.
5 p.m. Oct. 29
300 Legion Drive, Llano
Bring your own or come to watch as others set their lighted jack-o-lanterns afloat on the Llano River at Badu Park. Visit the Llano River Pumpkin Float Facebook page for details.