Festival Site Updates
September 24, 2020
Fun Show and Facebook event page
Fun Show Cancelled
Unfortunately, we did not have enough volunteers to have a Fun Show. This activity is thus cancelled.
Kerrville Feast of Tabernacles on Facebook
If you’d like to see ideas for things to do while at the Feast or communicate with others regarding their festival plans, check out the discussions on the Facebook page for Kerrville.
September 14, 2020
Reserved seating and Fun Show deadline
If you have not yet submitted your seating information (the names of those in your family group who will sit together during the Feast) please do so by Monday, Sept. 21. Here is a form the contact person for each family group can use to submit this information. This is very important information for us to have so we can properly set up the auditorium. Thank you in advance for fulfilling this request!
With the deadline for submitting requests to be included in our Festival Fun Show rapidly approaching, we regret to inform you that we have only one participant signed up as of Sept. 13. We are happy to extend the deadline to this coming Sunday, Sept. 20. If you would like to be a part of the show, please send a brief description of your act to our Fun Show coordinator, Kenneth Giese, via email at firstname.lastname@example.org no later than Sept. 20. Without adequate participation, we may be forced to cancel the show. We look forward to hearing from you!
September 9, 2020
Reserved seating update
After further discussion with the management of Inn of the Hills Hotel (where we will have our services), it has been determined that we need to have reserved seating after all. While we anticipate everyone being able to attend services every day, we will need to reserve a specific chair for everyone to sit in each day.
Assigning specific seating will minimize the number of chairs that must be set up (and that management must clean every day due to COVID-19). It will also make it easier for family groups to know that they will have seats every day and where those seats are located.
In order to devise a seating plan for everyone, I need you to send me an email at David.Treybig@cogwa.org right away listing the names of everyone in your family group that you are able to sit next to.
When you arrive in the hall, ushers will be able to show you and your family group to your seats.
While I may not be able to accommodate everyone’s specific request, please let me know if you have special needs, such as making room for a wheelchair in the seating. If you let me know that you prefer to sit in the front, middle or back of the auditorium, I will try to honor your request.
September 2, 2020
Important Feast updates
Teens and their family members who wish to be part of the Teen Activity (hiking Enchanted Rock State Natural Area) need to contact Andy Burnett. The deadline is today, Sept. 2.
If you want to plan your own hike of Enchanted Rock State Natural Area, don’t forget to make your reservations in advance so you will be able to enter the park.
The schedule has been updated to include a Bible study, which will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 6, at 7:30 p.m. in the auditorium.
An email asking for the number of people in your family or close friend group who are comfortable sitting together was not sent to those attending Kerrville. Instead, we are going to ask you to come to services and be seated with your group.
When all of your group has arrived at the hall, an usher will assist your group to seats that will most efficiently use the chairs in our meeting space. If we work together in this manner, we should have sufficient seats for everyone to be at services every day.
A Facebook page has been established for Kerrville. The page can be accessed via the Facebook icon on the top of the COGWA Members’ page. Once on the Facebook page, click on the “Events” tab to find the “COGWA FOT - Kerrville” page. Or you can simply click on the “View on Facebook” button on the Kerrville Feast page.
August 21, 2020
Activity information and schedule available
Activity information and schedule available
Also note that if you would like to hike the Enchanted Rock State Natural Area during the Feast, it would be best to make a reservation prior to coming to the Feast in order to guarantee access to this popular attraction. Entrance passes are limited and are often sold out two weeks in advance during the month of October.
In addition to the two church-sponsored activities on the schedule, there are several recommendations on the information document for small group activities that attendees can plan themselves.
Additional information on the Kerrville Feast site
Water will not be provided in the meeting hall at Inn of the Hills Hotel & Conference Center. If you would like to have water, you are welcome to bring a bottle or container of water with a lid with you into the meeting hall.
For guests staying at Inn of the Hills Hotel & Conference Center, breakfast will be provided free of charge for the occupants of each room. Because of COVID-19, restaurant staff will dish up all items on the breakfast buffet for guests, or guests may order off the standard breakfast menu.
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.