Festival Site Updates
August 19, 2019
Oct. 12 Sabbath services
A Sabbath service will be held in Kerrville on Oct. 12, the Sabbath before the Feast of Tabernacles begins. The service will begin at 2:30 p.m. and will be held in the large meeting room at Inn of the Hills Hotel & Conference Center (the same location where services will be held during the Feast).
August 6, 2019
If you have already volunteered to serve at the Feast of Tabernacles in Kerrville, thank you in advance for your willingness to serve! If you have not yet volunteered or wish to help fill a specific need, here are a couple of requests from the A/V Department and the Festival Choir Director.
Audio/Visual: Volunteers are needed to help with the Audio/Visual Department. Specifically, we are looking for someone who can run PowerPoint slides for the words of hymns. We are also in need of volunteers (no experience needed) to help set up equipment before the Feast begins and take down equipment after the Feast concludes.
If you would like to volunteer to help, please contact our A/V Department head for Kerrville, Kelly Cunningham, at Kelly.Cunningham@cogwa.org.
Choir: Help is needed for the Festival choir! Very strong or solo quality voices are wonderful, but for now we are seeking additional, average voices to provide greater depth and fullness to the music. Any of you who volunteer will receive all of the music, plus an MP3 disc that will highlight your part.
Rehearsals are limited to only those days the choir actually sings, plus Sunday afternoon before the first night. Therefore, family activities will not be adversely affected.
If you are willing to help, please call the Festival choir director, King Finlay, at 267-992-5879.
See you soon in Kerrville!
Feast Coordinator – Kerrville, Texas
The Feast of Tabernacles in Kerrville, Texas, will be held at the Inn of the Hills Hotel and Conference Center. We used this same facility for the Feast in 2013. The property is well-maintained, and we negotiated the property’s famous breakfast buffet to be included in the price of the rooms.
The city of Kerrville is located 58 miles northwest of San Antonio and 85 miles west of Austin in the Texas Hill Country. It is named after James Kerr, who was a major in the Texas Revolution and a friend of the settler-founder Joshua Brown, who settled in the area to start a shingle-making camp.
Kerrville is known for its parks that are located along the Guadalupe River and for nearby hunting ranches and Schreiner University. It is also the home of the Museum of Western Art, which features the painting and sculpture of living artists of the American West who follow in the tradition of Frederic Remington and Charles M. Russell.
For those who wish to tour, Fredericksburg, the small town famous for its German heritage, wineries and the National Museum of the Pacific War, is just 24 miles northeast of Kerrville.
Average temperatures in October in Kerrville are 79 degrees Fahrenheit during the day and 54 degrees at night.
Kerrville, Texas, is going to be a great location for the Feast of Tabernacles. Expected attendance is about 350. If you come, you can be sure you’ll receive a warm Texas welcome.
Fragrance-controlled room available: Yes.
Tax rate for accommodations: 13 percent.
Closest airport: San Antonio (SAT), 66 miles.