Weatherfest and farmers markets: 4 things to do this weekend in Lake Travis-Westlake, Jan. 5-7

Ah yes, another fun-filled weekend is here—with a downright balmy weather forecast! Here are some things to consider taking part in Saturday and Sunday in Lake Travis-Westlake and a little beyond.


Barton Creek Farmers Market
The event is located at the back of the Barton Creek Square Mall parking lot overlooking the city at the intersection of South Loop 1 (MoPac) and South Capital of Texas Hwy. (Loop 360).

Jimmy Joe Natoli will host the musical entertainment with his improvised instrumentals and funny songs. Kids hour happens from 10:10 a.m. to 11:11 a.m. with Mr. Bus Driver Man Sir and Her, percussion instruments, and child-sized chairs for the children!

From 11:11 a.m. to 12:12 p.m., the market’s own Johnathin Schaab will play his catchy country tunes for the audience.  The Better Halves will share fun duets and story songs to end the morning.

9 a.m.- 1p.m. 512-280-1976.


Compete in a video-game tournament

Sign-up begins 30 minutes prior to start time, and the first 32 people are guaranteed a spot to play.

All ages are welcome. Controllers will be provided, but participants may also bring their own equipment. All dates are seed tournaments for the grand championship at the Austin Central Library on Jan. 18. Tournaments now played on "Mario Kart 8" on the Wii U game system.

Free. Noon. Hampton Branch at Oak Hill, 5125 Convict Hill Road. 512-974-9900.


Lone Star Farmers Market at Bee Cave
In-season: arugula, beets, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, chard, cilantro, collard greens, dill, garlic, grapefruit, kale, leeks, lemons, mustard greens, oranges, parsley, radishes, spinach, strawberries, Swiss chard, tomatoes, turnips

10 a.m.-2 p.m. Shops at the Galleria, 12918 Shops Pkwy, Bee Cave 512-924-7503.


Learn about the weather at annual WeatherFest
The American Meteorological Society will host its 17th annual WeatherFest that will explore weather, water and climate. A number of booths will be open that afternoon so guests can talk with organizations, such as the Austin Watershed Protection Department and the National Weather Service. Free.

Noon-4 p.m. Austin Convention Center, 500 E. Cesar Chavez St., Austin. 617-226-3916.


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