(map) Tis the season for festivals out West, and this one near Fredericksburg is one of the best. It happens next Saturday, April 26, from 11 to 7 at Wildseed Farms. Eight Texas wineries will pour tastes, and you can buy wine by the glass or bottle. Local restaurants and food trucks will provide the [...]

(map) This annual festival starts next Friday and runs through Saturday at The Backyard. There’ll be live music, food, and new this year, a bigger Craft BrewHaus, featuring local craft beers from Infamous Brewing, Twisted X, Jester King and more. Lake Travis SpringFest website

(map) Next Saturday from 12 to 5, Real Ale Brewing Company throws its annual anniversary bash with food, live music and beer. The list of brews on tap includes Firemans 4, Lost Gold IPA, 4 Squared, Brewhouse Brown, Rio Blanco Pale, Full Moon Pale Rye, Devil’s Backbone, Hans’ Pils, 18th Anniversary Gose, Hefeweizen, Sword Iron Swan, Real [...]

(map) This three-day event starts this Friday, and offers everything you could want from a small-town festival: parades (including a pet parade), food, live music, dancing, a biergarten, arts and crafts, a carnival, fun runs and more. Take the scenic route to town from any direction, and you’ll see why lawmakers named Burnet the “Bluebonnet Capital [...]

(map) Jeff Bridges and his band The Abiders are just part of the star-studded lineup at this annual four-day festival. The Old Settler’s Music Festival starts tomorrow in Driftwood and runs through Sunday. Acts include Robert Randolph, Bob Schneider, Big Head Todd and the Monsters, The Del McCoury Band, and 26 more. You can go [...]

(map) A hit last year, this “celebration of all things olive” is back this Saturday at Texas Hill Country Olive Company in Drippin’. Not just for olive-lovers, the festival offers local foods and wine tastings by 16 Hill Country wineries, including Messina Hof, Duchman, Lewis Cellars, and William Chris. There are samples from ten local restaurants, [...]

One of the most unique, exclusive, and fantastic events of SXSW takes place out West. For the 80s film “Red Headed Stranger,” crews built a replica of an entire old-West town out on Willie’s ranch near Spicewood. During South By, record labels throw one of the biggest parties out in Luck, Texas, complete with free [...]

It’s no blarney – out West, we are celebrating the wearin’ o’ the green with food and drink specials plus live music. Below, a guide with quick descriptions and links to more info. Cheers!

This special Valentine’s event from the Texas Hill Country wineries starts this Saturday and runs through Sunday the 23rd. (See more info about the trail here.) Ticket-holders get a special box of chocolates created to pair with red and white wines, then hit the trail for free tastes at

(map) This Saturday, The Barber Shop brewpub in Drippin’ celebrates its third anniversary. Enjoy special house beers all day long, live music, and food from Big Night Catering from 4 to 8 pm. Door prizes and other surprises, too – cheers! The Barber Shop website



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