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Renaissance Fair

Tuesday, March 18th, 2014 at 8:39pm. 1,494 Views, 0 Comments.

Ren Faire

by Celia Hayes

I've always thought there was a need in these mostly settled American late 20th century time for people to dress up and be something else for a while. There are local hard-core historical reenactors who do get very, very deep into this, in part to educate people generally about specific events and times in American history. Then there is the Society for Creative Anachronism, where lurk those folks who do more of the European medieval thing, with jousting and swordfights and all that. And the science fiction conventions, where fans of particular movies and TV shows costume for the duration, and take it all very seriously. My daughter and I had a friend through the Salt Lake City con who routinely dressed as a Klingon. One

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Christmas in Boerne

Monday, December 16th, 2013 at 1:59pm. 4,578 Views, 0 Comments.

Christmas Time in Boerne – Dickens on Main

by Celia Hayes

Flashback Funtiques by Celia Hayes www.satxproperty.comI love those celebratory events fielded by small to medium-sized towns and suburbs in Texas; when everyone pulls together for that once-a-year holiday extravaganza; New Braunfels for the Weihnachtsmarkt, Christmas on the Square in Goliad, and going the full Griswold with Christmas lights in Windcrest, and now Dickens on Main in Beautiful and Historic Downtown Boerne. For the first two Friday and Saturday evenings in Boerne, they block off several blocks of Main Street in downtown, decorate all the storefronts with extravagant lights and ornaments, set up a stage for a performance of Dickens' A Christmas Carol, and costumed carolers. We took it into our heads to check it out.

Miles per Gallon on Main Street by Celia Hayes www.satxproperty.comAnd oh, what

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Gypsy Market Vendor

Monday, November 18th, 2013 at 6:26pm. 2,632 Views, 0 Comments.

The Moveable Market

by Celia Hayes

Where We Were This Weekend by Celia Hayes www.satxproperty.comDon Ruben Avocado Oil by Celia Hayes www.satxproperty.comMy daughter and I are moving a little deeper into the world of the gypsy entrepreneur market these days. I mean, I have been dabbling around the edges for good few years as an independent author, once I realized that there was more to be made – and a lot less ego-death involved – by taking a table at a craft fair, like the New Braunfels Christmas Market, or in Miss Ruby's Author Corral at Goliad's Christmas on the Square. But this – like strictly book events, like the West Texas Book and Music Festival in Abilene – involved only a table and a chair. I usually had to bring along some tablecloths, some informational flyers, postcards and my business card, and maybe something eye-catching to adorn the table.

You Have Been Warned by Celia Hayes www.satxproperty.comFor the Two Fisted Drinker by Celia Hayes www.satxproperty.comGoing

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Making the Art Scene in San Antonio

Tuesday, July 2nd, 2013 at 8:07am. 3,266 Views, 0 Comments.

The Art Scene

 by Celia Hayes

Garden at Renewable by Celia Hayes www.satxproperty.comSo, contra the belief that the wild and crazy art scene is all in Austin, and there is nothing much in San Antonio save the military bases, medical centers and the Alamo ... there is an art scene, and I have pictorial proof, now that my daughter is becoming interested in it. And more than just interested – it's a matter of professional involvement.

Set-up to Show by Celia Hayes www.satxproperty.comTo backtrack a little; my daughter and Edith, her best friend from high school (St. Francis Academy, Class of 1998) having despaired of ever finding full-time, well-paid and remunerative employment doing something rewarding – or at least, something they do not hate – have decided to go into business together. Edith is an artist in pastels, and quite gifted. My daughter is

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HemisFair Park in the Heart of San Antonio

Wednesday, May 1st, 2013 at 8:56pm. 4,571 Views, 0 Comments.

HemisFair Park

by Celia Hayes

Hemisfair Park - San Antonio by Celia Hayes www.satxproperty.comHemisFair Park, in the heart of downtown San Antonio is a bit of an anomaly as far as San Antonio parks go. It's fifteen acres stretches from the entrance to La Villita on South Alamo, all the way to the Institute of Texan Cultures, roughly bounded on one side by the convention center, and on the other by Durango Street – now renamed Cesar Chavez, although many maps still say 'Durango.' HemisFair Park was not a patch of farmland or open scrub left undeveloped, (Hardburger, Comanche Hill, or McAllister) or a particularly scenic piece of property designated as parkland from the earliest days, (San Pedro, Breckenridge) or even neighborhood amenity, (Woodlawn) or even stretches along various creeks left undeveloped because

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Guten Tag - Oktoberfest and Wurstfest

Tuesday, October 2nd, 2012 at 9:05am. 4,844 Views, 0 Comments.

Guten Tag, Y’All - This is Texas!

by Celia Hayes

Beer Garden by Celia Hayes www.satxproperty.comWhen I first came to Texas, at the express request of the US Air Force some (mumble) seventeen (mumble) years ago I thought I knew all there was to know about the place: the Alamo of course, and the Riverwalk, too. I knew that Houston had a Grand Opera, that Lubbock was a flat as a pancake griddle with some Monopoly houses set on it, I had read Edna Ferber's Giant, and I knew about cattle drives and the King Ranch, and that Texas was called the buckle of the Bible Belt ... I knew pretty much what any well-read traveler could pick up through the medium of pop culture and the base library.

Big Tent by Celia Hayes www.satxproperty.comWhat I did not know, until well after I got here and began to look around – was how very much more there was.

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A Month of Famer's Markets Around San Antonio

Thursday, July 21st, 2011 at 10:06am. 3,816 Views, 0 Comments.

A Month of Markets Around San Antonio

 By Julia Hayden

Our Daily Bread by Julia HaydenFarmers’ markets, that is – and not just in metropolitan San Antonio, although the every-Saturday at the Pearl Brewery reigns supreme for location and places to eat, and sheer variety of offerings. Not to mention the live music and the family friendliness of it all. One could actually work up a schedule of hitting the local markets and doing a bit of sight-seeing in certain towns within driving distance of San Antonio: they’d be something to do, every Saturday – and better for you than vegging out in front of the television.

Man Stuff at Market Days by Julia HaydenFirst Saturday of the month: Wimberley Market Days, which is just about the granddaddy of them all, being the oldest outdoor market in the state, and the

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