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Leading in the Rural Hill Country - Rural Roundup Series - Bandera
05/06/2023 10:00 AM - 02:00 PM CT
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Image Courtesy of Diann Bayes, Flickr

Image Courtesy of Diann Bayes, Flickr

Rural Roundup - Bandera

Inspiring Community Identity

Want to learn how the Cowboy Capital of the World is preserving its unique character for the future? Spend the day exploring Bandera’s unique downtown, getting inspired by local presenters, and building connections across the region.

From harnessing tourism as an asset and creating new opportunities for locals to sustaining multi-generational family businesses - come get inspired as we learn what works, what doesn't, and what you can bring back to your own community!

Event Overview:

Date: Saturday, May 6, 2023 | 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Location: 11th Street Cowboy Bar - 307 11th St, Bandera, TX 78003
Free event - RSVP Required by 5/4

In the first half of the day, we will learn about several local spots and the ways they are both adapting to regional tourism and planning for the future. We will then breakout for a photo scavenger hunt and self-guided tour of downtown Bandera before regrouping for lunch and the seond half of the day at the Best Western (711 Main St, Bandera, TX 78003). After lunch, we will dive deeper into what has helped Bandera staples sustain multi-generational family businesses and connect what has worked in Bandera with opportunities and participants beyond the county line. Guest speakers will include:

Mayor Rebeca Gibson - City of Bandera
Dana Williams - H. E. Butt Foundation
Judge Cynthia Casburn, Municipal Court Judge and Justice of the Peace – City of Sabinal 
De Foster - 11th Street Cowboy Bar 
Patricia Moore - Bandera Economic Development Coorporation and City Convention and Visitors Bureau
Greg Hicks - Mayan Dude Ranch 

...and more!

Click here to view and download a PDF of flyer.

Preview the Day:

10:00 AM - Refreshments & Welcome
10:25 AM - 11th Street Cowboy Bar Talk
10:45 AM - Planning for Bandera 2040
11:00 AM - Downtown Scavenger Hunt
12:00 PM - Walk/Drive to Best Western
12:15 PM - Lunch at Best Western
12:30 PM - Heritage & “Horsepitality" Talk
1:00 PM - Panel Discussion + Q&A
2:00 PM - Event ends

Click here to view full agenda and presenters.

Learn More

The Rural Roundup series is presented by Leading in the Rural Hill Country, a partnership program of the H. E. Butt Foundation and Hill Country Alliance. Learn more about our work and explore future events at

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