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Rio! Rio!

For centuries people have been settling along the San Antonio River, from native hunters and gatherers to European immigrants. Come see how they lived and changed the surrounding area at this exciting event!

Travel back in time at Rio! Rio!, Goliad State Park's annual fall event! Demonstrators and reenactors will be showing off their old-school skills. Visitors will get an idea of what it was like to live along the San Antonio River throughout different times in history. Imagine living on the wild South Texas Plains, surrounded by only the native plants and animals as your resources. Various educators will be present to allow for close-up encounters with many animals that can be found in this area.

Demonstrators, reenactors, and educators include:


Leather worker

Candle maker

Archeology Lab

Spanish Colonial Friar

Spanish Colonial Soldier

US Fish and Wildlife

Texas Zoo

and many more!!!

In addition, try your own hand at grinding corn, creating cordage, roping and ranching, and archeology!

Entrance fee: $5.00 for adults, $2.00 for children 12 and under (includes park and event entry)