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Kyle’s Pie in the Sky Day Celebration

What’s that up in the sky? It’s a bird? It’s a plane? It’s a… nope, not Superman. It’s a fleet of hot air balloons! 


It’s time for the Kyle Pie in the Sky Hot Air Balloon Festival. Whether you come out to see the hot air balloons or your main focus is eating as much pie as possible, this is one end-of-the-summer event that you’re not going to want to miss!


Pie in the Sky 101

If you’re new in town or have simply never heard of this pie-themed hot air balloon festival, allow us to fill you in. The festival has only been around a few years, but since the first festival in 2017, it’s proven to be popular with residents as it gives folks a chance to see more than a dozen hot air balloons inflate and take to the skies, as well as enjoy a variety of pies from the savory to the sweet. 


When and Where?

All the pie-eating and balloon action happens on Saturday, September 3 from 12 to 8 PM. While in previous years the event has taken place at Lake Kyle, this year’s festival has been moved to Gregg-Clarke Park (1231 W Center Street) due to construction at Lake Kyle.


Entry to the event is completely FREE, and while there is a limited amount of free parking, there will be on-site paid parking available. Free shuttles will also be running to take attendees from nearby St. Anthony’s Church to the event. 


An even better alternative may be to leave the car at home and take advantage of UberKyle. The program is available through the City of Kyle phone app and includes a voucher for just $3.14 that allows for a trip anywhere within the Kyle city limits. 


Balloons, Pie, and so Much More

A sky full of colorful hot air balloons may be the big draw, but they’re hardly the only reason to mark this event on your calendar. A vendor market will be set up where guests can peruse and purchase local crafts as well as food and drink. And speaking of food, pie is on the menu in a big way at this festival. 


Dozens of pies will be available to try and there will even be a pie-baking contest for home bakers who think they might have a blue ribbon-worthy recipe. Previous festivals have included some irresistible pies with names like Rainbow Balloon Pumpkin Pie, Dark Side Chocolate Fudge Pie, and Chinese New Year Pineapple Pie. 


There will also be pie-eating contests, live music, and a play area for the kiddos to run around and burn off some energy. For guests who want to get a view of the action from up above, tethered hot air balloon rides will be available. Who knows, maybe you can even have your pie in the sky. 


The Pie in the Sky Festival is just one of the many aspects that makes Kyle such a great place to live. If you’re interested in finding a home here, connect with the Crosswinds team today. 


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Awesome Kyle Events Coming up in September

The hot temperatures may not have let up yet, but fall is right around the corner. And that means lots of fun and popular fall events are coming up in and near Kyle, Texas! A wide variety of events awaits you in September, everything from a festival to a BBQ fundraiser and sports to great food. People living in the Kyle master-planned Crosswinds community won’t have to go far for these adventures.

The events appear in the order of dates they take place.

Santa Cruz Holy Cross Festival
Sept. 6 and 7
1100 Main Street
Buda, TX 78610

Santa Cruz Holy Cross Festival is a large community festival where you can enjoy live music, food booths, carnival rides, auction, and raffle prizes. All proceeds benefit Santa Cruz Catholic Church and School’s mission to educate others to live a communal life of faith, hope, and charity that moves them to love and serve God and others. Michael Salgado and Grupo Solido will perform. Admission is $5 per person. It’s free for children ages 12 and under.

Festival Hours

  • 6: 6 – 11 pm
  • 7: 2 – 11 pm

Kyle Classic Golf Tournament
Sept. 13
Plum Creek Golf Course
4301 Benner
Kyle, TX 78640

Voted as one of the best golf tournaments in Hays County, attend the Kyle Classic for a memorable day of golfing, entertainment, and networking. More than 120 people will attend the event to promote their products and services. There will be food, beverages, giveaways, prizes, and more.


  • 7 – 8 am: Sponsor Check-In
  • 7:30 – 8:30 am: Golfer Check-In
  • 9 am: Shotgun Start

9/11 Memorial BBQ Fundraiser
Sept. 11
Kyle VFW Auxiliary Post 12058
Performing Arts Center
979 Kohlers Crossing
Kyle, Texas 78640

At the 9/11 Memorial BBQ Fundraiser, Kyle VFW Auxiliary Post #12058 will honor and remember the lives of those heroes lost on September 11, 2001. The program includes a Color Guard, guest speaker, a special video of America the Beautiful followed, prayers, and TAPS.

The special guest speaker is retired Army SFC (E7) Larry “Scott” Teakell, a recipient of the Soldier’s Medal. Hear his story of heroism and his determination. The Kyle event starts at 7 pm.

Mermaid SPLASH Festival

This is a 15-day festival with many events. Visit Mermaid Society of SMTX for all festival events and locations. The San Marcos event kicks off with the Downtown Mermaid Parade and Aqua Faire on Sept. 21 from 10 am to 6 pm at the San Marcos Downtown Mermaid Promenade.

With the San Marcos River serving as the backdrop, the faire begins with the parade consisting of lots and lots of mermaids and more than 100 parade entries. The parade starts the corner of CM Allen and Cheatham Street with many viewing spots along the route.

The parade ends at San Marcos Plaza Park where the Mermaid Aqua Faire Celebration begins. Revel in live music, a juried art market, KIDzone, and food trucks. Don’t miss out on the SPLASH Royal Court and free fun!

Annual Fajita Fiesta and Cook-off
Canceled for 2019

The Fajita Fiesta and Cook-off is canceled because Buda’s city park is undergoing major renovations. Don’t fret! It’ll be back in September 2020!

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Kyle, Texas and surrounding areas offer many wonderful opportunities to explore a beautiful part of Texas. If you’re looking for a home, you may want to explore the Crosswinds Community in Kyle. To learn more, contact Crosswinds today or connect with us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

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3 Things to Do Near Kyle this September

Summer fun may be pretty much done, but there’s still plenty of fun things to do near Kyle that we’re sure your family will have a blast attending. If you’re looking to fill up your calendar with great September events, Crosswinds has you covered.

Kyle Pie in the Sky

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When: Friday, August 31 – Sunday, September 2

Where: Lake Kyle Park

What Time: Friday 4:00 PM – 10:00 PM, Saturday 6:30 AM – 12:00 PM & 4:00 PM – 10:30 PM and Sunday 6:30 AM – 12:00 PM 

Come join us to celebrate the second annual Pie in the Sky Hot Air Balloon Festival for Labor Day Weekend and watch 25 beautiful hot air balloons take to the sky. Of course, with Kyle, TX being the Pie Capital of Texas, there will also be a pie eating and pie baking contest. Keep up with any event updates on the Kyle Pie in the Sky Facebook event page, and you can purchase your tickets here.

Kyle Market Days

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When: Saturday, September 8

Where: Kyle Historic City Square

What Time: 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Hands down one of our favorite regular Kyle events, the Kyle Market Days happen every second Saturday of the month. Market days really encompass what it means to “Keep it Kyle,” by giving local farmers, chefs, artists and more a chance to connect with the community and giving the community a chance to support the various local Kyle businesses and families. This will also be the last Kyle Market Day for 2018, so don’t miss your chance to go to this great local event. 

Austin Oktoberfest (AustOberfest)

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 When: Saturday, September 29

Where: The Austin Saengerrunde & Scholz Garten

What Time: 5:00 PM -11:00 PM

It’s that time of year again! Time to break out your lederhosen, and get ready to celebrate Oktoberfest in Austin, or as they call it “AustOberfest.” This is the sixth annual AustOberfest, which celebrates Central Texas German heritage in everyone’s favorite way – with beer and food. If you’re on the hunt for fun things to do near Kyle and want to experience the food, beverages, music and more of another culture, then celebrating Oktoberfest at the AustOberfest is a must. Stay up-to-date on any announcements by following the Facebook event page, and get your tickets on the Eventbrite page.

We hope these few Kyle events and things to do near Kyle give you a few fun ideas to plan out some fun activities with your friends and family. To stay in the know about all things happening in our master-planned community and around Kyle, connect with Crosswinds on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.