Thanksgiving Orphan Dinner
free orphan dinner
The fort has you covered campers!
If you have no where to spend Thanksgiving, maybe you do not feel like cooking, or you are away from family for work/whatever reason; we will be serving Thanksgiving dinner FOR FREE from 4pm-7pm.
We believe in taking care of our neighborwoods and want to be here to provide anyone who would like to join us a warm welcome along with a warm plate.
So come fill your bellies and enjoy an ALL DAY happy hour.
Bring your friend, your dog, or just your empty belly.
Free & Family Friendly
one year celebration
Happy Birthday Infusion! Come celebrate with us at the venue where Infusion held its first ever show a year ago on Nov. 20th, 2016. San Marcos Artist Collective will be hard at work providing you with an educational, eclectic and family friendly atmosphere. There will be live art demonstrations, music and sales; just in time for Christmas shopping! Support your local neighborwoods and get your friends and family a homemade gift they will cherish. Free Show! Family Friendly! Dog Friendly!
Featured Artists: Ricky Fullen -The78666 // Rene Perez - Rene Perez Art // Sezgi // Jazy Voorhees // Jody Bluue- Medicine Card Readings // Alana Yates- Nimble Headed Thread // Fen Labyrinth // More TBA
Live Music: TBA
Sponsored by: Altmeyer & Lewis Brewing Company
History: Infusion is a live art and music demonstration that began one year ago, Nov. 2016. San Marcos Artist Collective gathers performers, venders and artists for these educational, family friendly local events. The name "Infusion" came from the blending and mixing of local arts and performance. San Marcos Artist Collective, the face behind Infusion, prides itself on supporting all forms of art and performers and bringing them out to share and educate the community. Infusion travels because the Collective seeks to expand this artistic vibrance and education to various local venues to reach as much of the community possible.
Christmas Tree Lighting
with Santa, ornament decorating contest, DJ and toy drive
We have our Tree Lighting on Friday, December 1, from 7pm-10pm.
Santa will be at the fort! Bring the kiddos, your pet or your mom down for a Santa photo.
We will have cut logs to decorate for an ornament contest! Pick up a pre-cut log, starting Nov. 26 at 6pm, at the fort and decorate it at home as best you can. Bring it back at 7pm, Dec. 1, for judging!
Winners will be announced at 7:30pm and participants can hang their ornaments.
The tree will be lit at 8pm.
Pool Boi Blue will be providing the sweet tunes from 7pm-10pm.
This event will kick off our annual toy drive. Bring unopened, new toy donations down to the fort at anytime from Dec. 1-Dec. 22.
Free event, Family friendly
& evening farmers market
Every Tuesday from 9pm-11pm out back on our Frontier Patio, join Curtis Clogston & Friends for a varying lineup of Texas' best bluegrass pickers. Enjoy the sound of the mountains down in the hill country.
This weeks friends are: Matt Downing on the Guitar, Parker Georgia on the Bass, Micah Motenko on the Mando, Curtis Clogston on the Dobe
There will be CSA pickup for families signed up through the Central Texas Farmers Co-op from 3pm-7pm. The evening farmer's market will be set up out back from 7pm-10pm.
Only you can prevent things not being bluegrass. Family friendly, Free event
First Invasive Fish Cook Out
eat the invasives
A dream come true event brought to you by the Winter Polespear Tournament 2017, Atlas Environmental, and Buzz Mill San Marcos!
The 7th biannual polespear tournament takes place November 1st-21st removing invasive fish, snails, and trash out of the upper San Marcos River. Across the past six tournaments, 1,745 suckermouth catfish and 80 tilapia have been removed adding up to over 1,000 lbs invasive biomass! All removed fish are donated to Bobcat Blend for compost. Even though these fish are invasive, we believe they are still a resource and nothing ends up in a landfill.
Atlas Environmental is very excited to team up with Buzz Mill San Marcos and put together the first ever Invasive Fish Cook Out! Throughout the tournament, invasive fish speared by participants directly out of the San Marcos River, will be cooked and served with toppings and fixin's for free fish tacos!!!
Atlas Environmental could not be more thankful for Buzz Mill's amazing gesture of support for the local San Marcos community and the San Marcos River!
Please come join us at Buzz Mill on November 19th from 2-5pm to meet your local spearos, neighbors, and enjoy delicious fish tacos! A one-of-a-kind experience combining our love for the San Marcos River, conservation, and community!
SPEAR THE SAN MARCOS – EAT THE INVASIVES!
Green Your Space
a San Marcos sustainable event
The city of San Marcos has teamed up with the Fort to create a Green your Space event. The event will be Friday, Nov. 17, from 3pm to 10pm and will feature live music. Jomo & the Possum Posse, creator of "Guy on a Buffalo", will be performing live music on our frontier patio out back. Organizations will be set up out front; Green Guy Recycling, Net Impact, Central Texas Farmer's Co-Op, Texas Disposal Systems, Habitat Conservation Plan, Keep San Marcos Beautiful, and more. These organizations will be providing information about keeping our planet healthy, sustainable living and recycling without using handbills, flyers or cards. You are encouraged to take photos, digitally store information and follow up online with the groups. Join us for a night of awareness and information.
Free event & family friendly
reptile educational class
The Lumber Society has a reptile educational class on Sunday, Nov. 12, from 8pm to 10pm. The class will be taught by Homies with Scales and there will be LIVE reptiles out for a meet and greet. There are no supplies needed for the class, photos encouraged and no capacity, the more the merrier. Come earn your reptile patch! Free and kid friendly