Snowbirds Gone To Texas!

If you haven’t already made reservations at a Texas RV Park, Campground or Resort for the winter, it’s time to start thinking about where you want to make your winter Texas home! Each year, campers from the north choose Texas parks for the mild winter, friendly people and many social activities that these parks have to offer.

Snowbird Texas Camping RV Cabin Rentals Campground Resort Park

Head way down south to the Texas Valley, where the winter is mildest and the outdoor mountains and other scenery provides a beautifully tranquil place to park your rig for a while. Set up near Big Bend National Park for outdoor activities like hiking, birdwatching, scenic drives and stargazing. Or explore many other top-rated campgrounds in the Rio Grande Valley and surrounding areas by browsing through our South Texas region on TexasCampgrounds.net.

Central Texas is always another popular location for Snowbird camping. The Hill Country provides interesting scenery and changing autumn leaves on pecan trees, making pretty sites. And many parks take advantage of live, local music and Texas BBQ, hosting dinners and dances. Many parks also take bus trips into town, where residents can enjoy plenty of fall festivals going on in New Braunfels and Austin. Browse Central Texas RV Parks for a Hill Country winter getaway.

Or check out parks in the Houston area, where the natural beauty of East Texas Pines transitions well into the mild winter. There are plenty of activities in metro Houston, including football and basketball games, concerts, trade shows and more. And in the surrounding areas like Conroe and The Woodlands you can enjoy hiking, kayaking, golfing and more year-round. Browse Houston area campgrounds on TexasCampgrounds.net to find your perfect North Gulf Coast park!

Night in Old Fredericksburg

A charming town in Central Texas beckons visitors to attend Night in Old Fredericksburg, an irresistible annual event that is a lively celebration of German heritage. On the evenings of July 19 and 20, head down to Main Street to join the locals in enjoying music, dancing and food as well as shopping, carnival rides and clips from 1963 TV shows. Once you come, you’ll know that on these two enchanted evenings there is no better place to be in all of Texas.

This event that began in 1963 has become an annual party that showcases the qualities that make Fredericksburg special. The music will include traditional German oompah along with Texas country, so you can choose to dance the night away or just relax and watch the merriment. While you listen to the entertainment, you can sample famous local food and shop an eclectic combination of items that include jewelry, specialty foods and home décor. Admission is $6 per adult.

It’s easy to locate a campground in this town by visiting TexasCampgrounds.com and clicking on the Find a Park page. Search by city and select Fredericksburg. Two of your options are Fredericksburg RV Park and Oakwood RV Resort. You can make a reservation with our secure site.

Republic of Texas Biker Rally

Coming up on June 13 through 16, Austin will host the event that motorcycle enthusiasts wait for all year – the Republic of Texas (ROT) Biker Rally. The big bash on Friday night will begin when what has been called “the longest parade of motorcycles known to mankind” roars into the downtown district. Following the grand parade, the streets will be blocked to traffic, creating an environment for a biker party that will feature a concert by headliner bands.

Aside from an array of concerts, the 4-day event will involve much more. One of the most popular attractions is a Hot Rods and Classic Cars Show on Saturday, which will include Thundebirds and classic Chevys. Another exciting highlight is Mexico’s Motorcycle Acrobats, a riveting show involving stunts like forming human pyramids.

If you want a break from the high-octane entertainment of the ROT Rally, head over to Zilker Hillside Theater on at 7:30 on June 16 for a relaxing outdoor concert involving Broadway tunes, marches and classics. Austin offers something for everyone, including music that caters to every taste.

It’s easy to locate a campground by visiting TexasCampgrounds.com and clicking on the Find a Park page. Search by city and select Austin. Two options include Oak Forest RV Park and Royal Palms RV Community. Our secure site takes the hassle out of making reservations.

Texas Attractions: Cowboy Capital of the World

A visit to Bandera will take you to the cowboy capital of the world, where you can regularly enjoy rodeos, chuckwagons and more. While it may be a small town, it holds a big place in the hearts of Texans who cherish the state’s cowboy traditions. The local dude ranches offer horseback riding, and secluded cabins in the area make ideal spots for observing wildlife by day and star gazing by night.

You can catch a rodeo every Saturday night. Also, on some Saturday afternoon you can attend Cowboys on Main, an event that involves strolling musicians and a Western display.

Other Saturday activities include a BBQ chuckwagon dinner and cowboy stage show at the Flying L Guest Ranch. The ranch also offers roping lessons and wagon rides.

Drop into Dogleg Coffee House for a fabulous cup of coffee and a homemade treat like cookies or chocolates. You’ll come back for more.

Bandera exudes a true cowboy-era authenticity. It isn’t unusual to see a horse hitched to a downtown post. You haven’t experienced the Wild West of Texas until you’ve stayed in Bandera.

You can locate a campground in this town by visiting TexasCampgrounds.com and clicking on the Find a Park page. Search by city and select Bandera. It’s easy to reserve a spot at Pioneer River Resort or Skyline Ranch RV Park through our secure site.

Kerrville Folk Music Festival

Many of us who grew up in the 60s fell in love with the sound of folk music, and that love affair continues to this day. Groups like Peter, Paul and Mary masterfully combined poignant lyrics with musicality, producing amazing songs that have lingered in our consciousness all these years.

Campers will have the opportunity to hear today’s folk music at the Kerrville Folk Festival on May 23 through June 9. During this 18-day period, more than 100 singers and their bands will descend on Quiet Valley Ranch for a glorious round of performances, competitions and workshops. An array of food and drink will be available for purchase, including BBQ and vegetarian dishes, as well as smoothies and gourmet coffee. Daily ticket passes range from $25 to $40, depending on the day of the week.

The town of Kerrville offers several parks from which campers can choose. To locate them go to TexasCampgrounds.com and click on the Find a Park page. Search by city and select Kerrville. Two options are Guadalupe River RV Resort and Buckhorn Lake Resort. You can click on the ‘Book Now’ button and reserve your spot.

Texas Attractions: Georgetown

Georgetown is a small historic town about thirty miles north of Austin that exudes the irresistible charm of yesteryear. The downtown area sports antique streetlights and Victorian storefronts, along with brick walks lining tree shaded streets. Restored to its period beauty, the architecture in the downtown square is entrancingly adorned with gingerbread and other decorative elements of this era.

You can take a self-guided walking tour or elect to arrange a guided tour of the area. Don’t miss the courthouse, built in 1878, and the Palace Theater, an art deco structure built in 1925. Meander through the local museum and unique shops, and stop at one of the restaurants for a delightful repast.

Other attractions in the town include hike and bike trails, as well as a cavern and an archeological artifacts site. You’ll enjoy your stay in this friendly, interesting Texas town.

Visit TexasCampgrounds.com to find a campground close to this historic gem. Click on the Find a Park page, then search by city, selecting Georgetown. East View RV Ranch and New Life RV Park are both in town. You can reserve a spot on our secure site.

Texas Attractions: Willow City Loop

If the different types of landscapes in the state were to enter a beauty contest, undoubtedly two of the top contenders for the crown would be the majestic mountainous area of West Texas and the tall pine forests of East Texas. But perhaps the contestant that would be impossible to beat would be Willow City Loop, an amazing 13-mile stretch of road near Fredericksburg that will blow you away.

The surreal scenery through this unique geographical area features rugged terrain of hills and canyons, live oak trees and an abundance of wildlife. While it is beautiful any time of year, in the wildflower season of March and April it is a little piece of Heaven. A vast profusion of bluebonnets and other colorful blooms cover the meadows, creating an effect that is gorgeous beyond description.

Any visit to Texas Hill Country would not be complete without traveling this road. Moreover, the area is not only near Fredericksburg but is a drivable distance to New Braunfels, both of which are interesting towns to explore.

You can locate a park close to this attraction by visiting TexasCampgrounds.com and clicking on the Find a Park page. Click on “Search by City” then select Fredericksburg. Several campgrounds are in town, two of which are Lady Bird Johnson Municipal Park and Texas Wine Country. Our secure site makes it easy to reserve a spot.

Texas Attractions: Circuit of the Americas Track

Circuit of the Americas is a state-of –the-art facility that hosts some of the most prestigious car racing events in the world. Its construction less than two years ago generated much interest and excitement among fans of this sport, and it is now considered one of Austin’s foremost attractions. On March 1 the facility will host practice sessions and qualifying rounds for the March 2 races, including GRAND-AM, Rolex Series and the Continental.

But car racing is only the beginning of Austin’s attractions. While this “Music City” provides ample opportunities to enjoy live music, two in particular stand out – Esther’s Follies and Austin City Limits Live. Esther’s Follies is a unique show that is a winning combination of music, comedy and magic, giving audiences a superlative entertainment experience. Austin City Limits is recorded in Moody Theatre, a venue designed so that every seat in this house gets incredible sound. Tours can be purchased for $8.

Visit TexasCampgrounds.com to find a park in Austin. Click on the Find a Park page then click on “Search by City.” Select “Austin” to see the campgrounds in the area. Two options are the Royal Palms RV Community and Oak Forest RV Park. It’s easy to get information and make reservations.

 

Cowboy Mardi Gras

On February 2, Bandera will be the scene of some awfully big doings – the Cowboy Mardi Gras. While this event will have some similarities to the Louisiana version, it will bear a distinct Texas imprint.

The party will be an all-day affair, beginning at 9 a.m. with a gumbo cook-off. At noon, stake out a spot on Main St. to watch the Cowboy Mardi Gras Parade that has been called “the best small Mardi Gras west of Louisiana.” Aside from the procession of floats, you will see plenty of horses and cowboys.

Those who have been deemed the best gumbo cooks will be recognized with awards at 4 p.m., at which time the costume contest will begin. Concluding the event, the Twin Elm Rodeo will start at 8 p.m.

In addition to all the Mardi Gras festivities, don’t miss the Cowboy Capital Opry at 7 p.m. on February 5 at the Silver Sage Community Center. Adult tickets are $5 for this Grand Old Opry style of entertainment.

You can easily locate a park in this town and make reservations through our Find a Park page on TexasCampgrounds.com. Click on “City” and then select “Bandera.” Pioneer River Resort, Skyline Ranch RV Park or Farm Country RV Park would all be good choices.

Texas Attractions: Fredericksburg

Deep in the heart of Texas Hill Country is Fredericksburg, a gem of a small town with a German heritage that remains very evident to this day. If you were to canvas the depth and breadth of our nation, it would be difficult to find a place where you can hear oom-pah music or a lively polka played by musicians who specialize in this area. Yet it can be occasionally enjoyed here and in other towns in the German section of Texas.

And the German influence isn’t confined to entertainment but is manifested in the food as well. Step into the Old German Bakery and get a whiff of the intoxicating aroma of fresh baked bread. Try one of the German pancakes, pastries or sausage rolls. Also, for lunch or dinner, the town offers several eateries that serve up authentic dishes from the old country.

In addition to music and food that has an old world influence, the town has St. Mary’s Catholic Church, a breathtakingly beautiful place of worship. Although it is small, it has a cathedral-like European old world feel.

To locate an RV park close to this town, click on the Fredericksburg page of our site.. Oakwood RV Park or Fredericksburg RV Park are two of several parks in the area. Or you could use the Find a Park tool on TexasCampgrounds.com. It is easy to make a reservation through our secure site.