The Kerrville Folk Festival is the area's largest and most famous folk music festival. Annually attracting over 30,000 visitors, the festival features established folk acts as well as giving up-and-coming acts a chance for exposure. Every year, the event is held at the Quiet Valley Ranch and many die-hards choose to camp at the ranch for the whole weekend, so bring the kids and bring grandma, as everyone loves folk music. Do not miss this opportunity to experience some authentic Texas sounds and charms and have a darn good time to boot.
Many beautiful parks and recreation areas line the shores of the Guadeloupe River as it winds through Kerrville. The largest and most popular is the Kerrville-Schreiner Park, located on the southern end of town. The park sprawls over 517 acres and is chock full of ways to spend an afternoon or weekend. The slow current of the river is perfect for a float on a tube of a splash in the shallows. Trout fishing is also great along this part of the river and campsites and RV hookups mean that the fun does not need to end when the sun goes down.
The Museum of Western
The Museum of Western Art in Kerrville displays art that pays tribute to the American West as it was experienced by the cowboys, Native Americans, and mountain men who fought to tame the land. The museum's constantly rotating exhibits of painting, sculpture, and artifacts are always top-notch and keep folks returning time and time again. The museum also runs the Western Art Academy, an event which is a four-week immersion program for talented young artists to display and develop their skills with a faculty of well known and successful Western artists. The Museum is open five days a week and admission is free for museum members.