We here at the Rustic Retreat sure hope you’ve enjoyed reading about the many wonderful places and things you can enjoy while you’re on vacation here in Concan, Texas. When you’re visiting we know there are many things you love to do!
There are the favorites like kayaking on the Frio, going tubing and swimming in her beautiful waters as well. Many of you love to throw a line out into the river waters and try your luck at fishing. Hiking the beautiful trails of Garner State Park and seeing the over ten million bats take flight are both top favorites of ‘Retreaters’ who have visited us.
Dancing on a dance floor under a million stars and after visiting Old Baldy and walking out onto a damn before swimming some more in the beautiful Frio is how many folks spell out a perfect day.
This time of year, however, there’s a sound that’s heard a lot around these parts. It’s the sound a person makes when they’re having such an incredible time they just have to yell “WOOOH!”
Now get ready to kick it up a notch as we put the WOOH in Uvalde and explore these action-packed attractions and events!
Palomino Festival and Rodeo
Labor Day Festival
As a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization, Palomino Fest has donated over $175,000 to Southwest Texas Junior College for student scholarships across SWTJC’s 11-County service area….and assists community organizations in raising money for their own causes.
Saturday Night Kids muttin’ bustin midway through the rodeo. Enter at the rodeo.
• Producer & stock contractor: Cadillac Rodeo Company, (254) 747-2254
Friday, August 31, 2018 – 7 p.m.
Saturday, September 1, 2018 – 7 p.m.
Sunday, September2, 2018 – 7 p.m.
No, we’re not kidding! You CAN snorkel and scuba dive in Uvalde! There are a few places to choose from when looking for a place to rent gear and then off you to go swimming with the fishes!
Scuba Oasis is tore, that rents out scuba and support local divers and visiting divers in Uvalde and the surrounding region. Our services include equipment rental, scuba certification and specialty courses, guided scuba trips local and abroad for groups or private format, and guided spearfishing trips. Looking for a fun and new experience to include in this year’s vacation? Sign up for a Discover Scuba course and experience the Frio or Nueces River in a whole new way! Whether you are an experienced diver or a beginning student you will be welcome at Scuba Oasis!
Right from their website is all the info you need on how to add scuba diving into your Uvalde vacation! They also will guide you in a training course if you want one before you set out with your flippers in tow.
If you enjoy the water, but are not yet sure you want to jump in with both feet, we have an answer for you! Our experience courses allow you to “test the waters” by trying scuba or snorkeling. Whether you simply want to cross scuba off of your bucket list or think it might be you new passion these courses are for you.
Discover Scuba Diving (DSD): Starting at $49.95
Are you ready to experience the exhilarating feeling of breathing underwater? Our Discover Scuba Diving program pairs you with a PADI professional who will guide you as you venture on your first diving experience. You will learn some basic skills and use them while swimming in the controlled environment of a swimming pool. The course takes approximately two hours to complete. An optional Open Water dive can be arranged as well to allow you to experience the thrill of swimming with marine life in a local lake, river, or ocean. There is no obligation to register for further training, so come try scuba today!
- Minimum Age 10+ (students 10-15 years old must be accompanied by an adult)
- Participant Guide is included in the course
- All equipment is provided, you only need a bathing suit and towel
- This is an experience course ONLY, not a certification. See Open Water Diver for certification.
- DSD fee can be applied towards an Open Water Diver course if registered by end of the DSD experience
DRIVE A TANK!!!!
How many times have you watched a movie and seen a tank and thought, wow! I want to drive a tank!
Then you realized you were saying it out loud because your friends were looking at you with an irritated expression on their faces and now you also realize you were making explosion sounds as well, totally interrupting the movie for everyone.
Well, now your movie dream can come to life at Ox Hunting Ranch in Uvalde where you not only can you sit pretty behind the wheel..err..levers of a Sherman tank, but you can FIRE that bad boy. That’s right, just imagine feeling all that power under you as you’re surrounded by 30 tons of steel and moving parts, then when you come to a stop you can fire the 76mm cannon.
DriveTanks has dozens of vehicles and large guns including … a Sherman Tank (same variant Brad Pitt used in the blockbuster movie Fury), a Russian T-34-85, Leopard Tank, Chieftain Tank, German Half-Track, Pak-40 anti-tank gun, Howitzer 105 artillery, M134 Mini Gun, Vietnam Flamethrower, 81mm Mortar, M2 Machine Gun, and much more!