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1st Annual Kids Q’in It Up Cookoff

Q’in It Up BBQ & Catering presents the 1st Annual Kids Q’in It Up Cookoff! This unique competition is all about teaching the next generation of pitmasters the fundamentals. Categories: Fajitas & Pitmaster’s Choice. Age divisions: 6-9, 10-13 and 14-18. Prizes include cash prizes, scholarship, cook-off classes, trophies & ribbons. $50 entry fee. Limited slots available. Registration closes October 10th. Please call (956) 483-1982 to register or for more information.

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Grace Heritage Ranch Homestead Tour

March through June – Join us on Saturdays promptly at 10 a.m. for an educational adventure. This is by appointment only (Call 956-230-6902 or visit our website. We are in a rural location, so leave home early to give yourself plenty of time to find us. Late arrivals cannot join once we have left the Visitor’s Center. Gates open 30 minutes before start times.

This is an outdoor activity of approximately 2 and 1/2 hours. The weather will dictate your level of comfort, so please dress accordingly for the conditions. For safety and comfort, all guests will need sturdy, close-toed walking shoes. You will be walking through our fields, pastures, and animal areas which have uneven ground, bare soil, and pasture grass. In the event of a recent rain, the ground will be muddy. If dangerous weather conditions are predicted for the day you want to visit, we may find it necessary to cancel. Since weather could be an issue, please check weather conditions and notices on the website the day of your visit or call us at 1-844-Visit-GHR (847-4844) for a recorded message.

Open on Saturdays (weather permitting) for groups of 4 or more paying guests by reservation only. Reservations taken by email on our CONTACT US page or by calling 956-230-6902, or leaving a message at 1-844-Visit-GHR (847-4844).
Reservations must be made by Friday at noon.

We gladly accept cash and checks on your arrival.

$8 Children – $10 Adults – $9 Seniors

Or, you can purchase tickets in advance online using your credit/debit card. Sorry, we don’t process credit/debit cards at the welcome center.

Don’t forget to print out and sign the Indemnity form. We’ll provide one for you to sign when you arrive in case you forget to bring one.
GPS seems to work best when used with:
27539 Co Rd 1651, Santa Monica, TX

Google Maps pinpoints us best by searching with the words “Grace Heritage Ranch“.

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Big Red’s Ranch Family Day

***We are sad to announce that we are going to have to cancel family day!! We will reschedule it for Saturday, April 8 from 3 to 5. Please help us to spread the word! ***

Come join Big Red’s Ranch for their family day: a day for families to connect with one another and enjoy nature! At Big Red, you can go canoeing, enjoy petting and brushing horses, play human foosball and Gaga ball, feed chickens, and simply walk around to enjoy the 60 acres of lush land. Other animals include peacocks, Koi fish, bunnies, baby quail, goats, pigs, donkies and dogs.

The ranch simply asks for a donation in exchange for a visit to support their future camps and events.

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IDEA Public Schools purchases Camp RIO

IDEA Public Schools Purchases Camp RIO at the Historic Lula Sams

We are thrilled to welcome our partner, IDEA Public Schools, to the blog today with this exciting announcement about its recent purchase of a local treasure, Camp RIO, to enhance outdoor learning opportunities.IDEA Public Schools has purchased Camp RIO at the Historic Lula Sams, providing outdoor activities and conservation learning for its students. IDEA Public Schools […]

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2015 MOTHER’S DAY 5K -MCALLEN

Mother’s Day KEEP CALM & RUN THIS 5K FOR MOM is being run for all of the Moms out there in honor of Mother’s Day.  Participants dedicate their run to their mother, or someone that has been a mother figure to them in their life.  Every participant will receive TWO MEDALS – one for you and one to give to your Mom.

*You must sign up before April 25, 2015 to be guaranteed we get your medals shipped to you in time for Mother’s Day! Our Mother’s Day 5K medals last year sold out fast, so sign up now!

What: Complete a 5K! Set a goal for what your finishing time will be and dedicate your run to your mother or someone that has been a mother figure to you in your life.

When: Complete your race any time between May 1 and May 31, 2015.

Where:  You choose the course and you time yourself (you’ll report your finishing time to us).

Why:  Because we want to celebrate motherhood and those that have had a positive influnece in our lives.  A part of the proceeds from this event will go to a great orgnization called VITAMIN ANGELS

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