Joint Event Thursday, November 14th at 6:30 p.m. at Vista Brewing in Driftwood, TX Celebrating all three Texas Night Sky Festival® Contests & the Newly Formed Hays County Friends of the Night Sky (HCFNS).

See displays of the photography, student art, and poetry contest entries.

Cheer the winners on as they are recognized.

Listen to selected winning poems.

As a special treat, The Kinscherffs will entertain you with their beautiful night skies music.

In addition to the Contest Celebration, you can enjoy the delightful food and beverages offered by Vista Brewing AND find out about joining the newly formed Hays County Friends of the Night Sky (HCFNS).

So that our hosts know how many to expect, please reserve a free ticket to the event. Feel free to arrive a bit early to order your food & beverage (dutch treat) before the event starts.

The celebration at Vista Brewing on Thursday evening, November 14th starts at 6:30 p.m. Find out more about HCFNS and be there for a wonderful evening of entertainment. RSVP and get your FREE ticket here:

Consider Joining Hays County Friends of the Night Sky (HCFNS).

Do you want to encourage better lighting in Hays County that reduces glare and protects our common view of the night sky?

The HCFNS is being formed to do just that plus to support communities in Hays County who want to keep or obtain Dark Sky Place designations from the International Dark-Sky Association, encourage others in areas of Hays County not covered by designations or ordinances, and provide education to further these efforts.

Preliminary thoughts for the group include:

  • Provide public outreach with educational materials and demonstrations
  • Draw on established resources to provide a youth education program in Hays County about better lighting and protection of the night sky
  • Supply speakers for groups within Hays County
  • Support the Poetry, Photo, and Art Contests of the Texas Night Sky Festival®
  • Promote the “Be A Star” award to encourage all properties to have good lighting
  • Create a small website to highlight our activities, how to join, and to point to relevant educational resources on other websites
  • Create a 501(c)(3) for operating expenses

Join now. Enter your contact information online at this link: