Jun 16, 2018 by



The corner where Uptown Art House is a prime spot to watch the parade. Look closely and you can see owners, Laurie and Jim Halfpenny, at the door.

You’ve heard me say it, “I love small towns!”  Just because a town has a small population does not mean it is small in heart, spirit, and energy.  Take the yearly ADULT SOAP BOX RACES in Marble Falls.  I’ve been posting it in the things to do list for weeks, so, don’t tell me you haven’t heard of it.  I think it’s been going on for about 8 years and has grown into a really fun event for all ages so don’t let the name “Adult” scare you—however, it could have very interesting connotations and great for a vivd imagination.  But, I digress……..back to the lively weekend of races.  The kick-off is on Friday night with a show and go parade of all the entries on Main Street.  As you can see from the pictures, some cars have been a little more thought out than others……but, alas, you can’t tell a book by it’s cover because you will be surprised at some of the winners.  Since the downtown has been blocked off, vendors set up tents and stores open their doors for people to go in and out.  Kiddos can criss-cross across the street and get up close to see the entries and dream about the one they will design.  You can bring your own chair or plop down on one of the hay bails that line the downhill race track.  But, you better pace yourself because on Friday night, the races go till midnight!  It’s so much fun and it’s reeeeeely fun when you have adventurous friends who enjoy new experiences along with you.  It was just a fun night of people watching, cheering your favorite car, having a good burger, and then going home to have a shot of Rum Chata while listening to Dolly Parton, Emily Lou Harris, and Linda Ronstadt sing THOSE MEMORIES.  It was a uber good night in the Texas Hill Country.  God bless Texas and God bless small towns……………………………..

It’s probably the only parade where all the cars are pushed. Helloooo, no engines!


Kids get to get up close and personal











High hopes of being in front


Love the hammock-you can nap between races


Other cars show up, too


BTW-there’s still time,  It goes through Sunday.  And, for future planning, it’s always on Father’s Day weekend.  Oh!  wear your best Derby Hat for the contest on Saturday!                         

When the sun goes down, the lights go up on Friday night




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