Kerrville Folk Festival
Canoe Trips and Bike Rides
Please check back this winter for information about Canoe Trips and Bike Rides that will be offered in 2020 during the 49th Annual Kerrville Folk Festival. All information below is for the recently completed 2019 Canoe Trips and Bike Rides.
Canoe Trips on the Guadalupe:
Each Friday during the festival, the Texas River School hosts canoe trips on the Guadalupe River from noon to 5 pm.
Please join us on the majestic Guadalupe River to picnic and play in the river all while being serenaded by some of our favorite KFF musicians.
Featured musicians are Bill Oliver (Trip #1, May 24), Leanne Atherton (Trip #2, May 31), and J Wagner (Trip #3, June 7).
Each Friday we meet at the front gate at 11:30am and leave promptly at noon. Availability is limited so reserve your spot early.
All canoe trip fees (typically $20/person) are collected in advance by the Texas River School or on-site prior to departure. Prices depend on whether you take a canoe or kayak out on the water. If you have a boat and want to join the group you are welcome to do so at no charge, however a donation to the non-profit Texas River School would be greatly appreciated. TRS immerses school children into local streams and rivers through "floating classrooms" and helps kids learn about and make connections with our natural environment.
Bring sunscreen, drinking water, any food or snacks, and instruments if you want to share your talents too.
For more information join the Facebook group Kerrville Folk Fest Canoe & River Picnic, email, or RSVP directly here:
Hill Country Bike Rides
Each Saturday morning of the festival there is a 26-mile bike ride through the Hill Country Highways and Byways. Bring your bike, helmet, and water bottle and meet at 9 AM in front of the festival office. Rides are for intermediate touring class and at least 10-speed equipment is recommended. The bike ride is free of charge.
Route: From the Quiet Valley Ranch the group will head north (toward Kerrville) on Medina Hwy (TX Hwy 16) for 2 miles. They will then turn east on Lower Turtle Creek Road (FM 2771) and travel this lovely rural road for 6 miles until they reach Bandera Hwy (TX Hwy 173). Then it's north again on 173 for roughly 9 miles back to Medina Hwy (TX Hwy 16) in South Kerrville. Then the group hangs a left and heads for home, another 8 miles, to the Quiet Valley Ranch. This last leg has a few good hills so be prepared.