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2020 DANCE HALL TOUR SCHEDULE

UPCOMING TRIPS

Tours go on sale approx. one month before tour date listed.

• February 8 — Dance Halls of the Texas Hill Country: Kendalia Halle with the Cornell Hurd Band

• March 14 — Cajun Fun at Anhalt Hall: Crawfish and shrimp boil with Louisiana music.

• June 6 — Cat Spring Hall June Fest: Austin County Round Halls and More

Saturday, March 14, 2020

12 p.m.-11 p.m.

The Dance Halls of the Texas Hill Country, Part 2:

Cajun Fun at Anhalt Hall

A good time is always had when we head west, again!

This will be your last chance to get out to those Hill Country dance halls for the year with the Dance Hall Road Trip! And...we only have 13 seats available for this one! Our day starts at Anhalt Hall where they will be having a Cajun fest with live Louisiana bands and a crawfish and shrimp boil. We'll do some dancing, eat some tasty crustaceans, and use the rest of the day to work our way back to Austin, stopping by halls like Twin Sisters, Fischer, a beer joint stop at the Devil's Backbone Tavern, and we'll likely finish at Mercer Street Dance Hall to see who's playing. Big day!

NOTE: Your van pass includes admission to the festival at Anhalt Hall, but does not cover cost of crawfish and shrimp or admission for Mercer Street.

Tour includes stops at:

• Anhalt Hall — Cajun fest

• Twin Sisters Dance Hall

• Fischer Hall 

• Devil's Backbone Tavern

• Mercer Street Dance Hall (Dance TBD)

Tour departs from Cavender's Boot City in South Austin at S. Lamar and Ben White blvds.

Saturday, June 6, 2020

2 p.m.-Midnight

Cat Spring June Fest

Austin County Round Halls & More

Have you ever been to a dance hall where they want you to dance in a circle?

There's some unique halls in Austin County, and we're going to visit a few on this trek out to see some round halls and eat some great barbecue at the 164th Annual Cat Spring Hall June Fest. We'll time this one right so that we come to get some good eats, then head back out for some more sight-seeing, then return for a bit of dancing in this historic structure. Austin County has several of these multi-sided halls to enjoy, like Cat Spring, Peters, Coshatte, and the Bellville Turn Verein. Let's see if we can hit them all!

NOTE: Your bus pass includes a meal ticket to the June Fest.

Tour may include stops at:

• Cat Spring Agricultural Society Hall

• Coshatte Hall

• Millheim Harmonie Verein Hall

• Peter's Hall

• Bellville Turn Verein

• Huff Brewing Co.

 

 

 

Tour departs from Cavender's Boot City in South Austin at S. Lamar and Ben White blvds.

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FAQ


What you get:
• A trip to 4-5 classic dance halls with a food and beer stop (or two) along the way. We will spend approx. 30 minutes

  at each stop to look at the hall and dance to a few recorded songs. Stops can be longer or shorter depending on crowd involvement and interest.
• Detailed tour booklet.
• Comfortable seating on a large coach bus OR roomy 15-passenger van. Vehicle depends on ridership and availability.
• Each hall will include a historical tour and Q&A by an owner or hall representative.
• Ticket includes lunch/dinner OR admission to a nighttime country dance depending on the type of tour.

   When dancing, we will spend approx. two hours at the dance. Please read the tour description to see

   what type of tour you are offered. Not all tours are the same or have dances at halls. But, we most definitely can dance

   at each hall in some form.

Why spend your money with the Dance Hall Road Trip?:
• A portion will go to several of the halls that we visit.
• All money spent at the dances or picnics go toward the upkeep and preservation of the facilities.
• Participating in the tour will give you the information to come back to these halls on your own and contribute to their

   upkeep and survival.

Where to meet: Cavender's Boot City  : 4435 S Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78745. Check each individual tour for departure and return times.


What to bring:
• Beverages and beer are allowed on the bus. No glass or kegs, though. Small coolers are welcome!
• Snacks. There may be long stretches without food for purchase.
• Cash money for beverages at the dance, souvenirs, pit stops, tips, etc. Many of these places are cash only.

   Plus, cash always makes the line move faster.
• Jacket or blanket. The bus thermostat will remain constant. 
• Camera

Will there be another tour?
• Check www.dancehallroadtrip.com for a full tour schedule and follow facebook.com/dancehalls for up-to-date information.

How we roll:
• Those under 21 will be marked underage and will not, as per state law, be allowed to consume alcoholic beverages. 
• No glass bottles or kegs.
• No pets.
• Must bring good vibes and an adventurous spirit!

*NOTE: The trip requires a minimum of 20 paying customers in order to roll on a bus tour. Tour will be cancelled and refunded

  if the minimum is not met.

Hope to see you on the tour!

2020 DANCE HALL TOURs

• February 8 — Dance Halls of the Texas Hill Country, Part 1: Kendalia Halle with the Cornell Hurd Band

2019 DANCE HALL TOURs

• January 19 — Dance Halls of East Central Texas and Coshatte Hall dance

• March 16 — Anhalt Hall with Jake Penrod and his Million Dollar Cowboys: SOLD OUT!

• April 6 — Czech Country Tour to Fayette and Lavaca counties.

• September 21 — PRIVATE: Aussies to Anhalt with Jody Nix

• August 24 — Hill Country, Luckenbach, and the Moonpies SOLD OUT

• October 2 — PRIVATE: Sisters on the Fly mega tour with Jade Marie Patek

• October 20 — Sunday Funday Dance Hall Tour: Appelt's Hill King's Feast

• November 23 — The Dance Halls Next Door: Fayette and Bastrop counties.