Outdoors

(map) Across the road from Sweet Berry’s pumpkin patch is their field of dreams: 22,000 zinnia plants, all colorfully bursting into bloom. For $3, they’ll give you scissors and a cup for picking, and you can fill it up. Next to the zinnias, there are six-foot-high rows of sunflowers also ready to cut. It’s a family-friendly

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(map) This weekend through October, everything’s coming up pumpkin at Sweet Berry Farm. They’re showcasing almost 20 varieties, from tiny little mini’s to giants the size of a chair, and everything in between. They’ve even got pure-white albino pumpkins. There are also hayrides, a maze to get lost in, face-painting, and a grill serving up

Grape Stomps

In: Drinking|Outdoors

1 Aug 2014

Looking for some fun that’ll keep you on your toes? For three weekends in August, eight local wineries (Westcave Cellars, Becker Vineyards, Pedernales Cellars, Texas Hills Vineyard, Fall Creek Vineyard, William Chris Vineyards, Messina Hof Hill Country and Hye Meadow) will be hosting grape stomps. You get to jump in barefooted, squish grapes, then leave [...]

Pace Bend Park

In: Outdoors

26 Jul 2014

(map) Who needs Acapulco for cliff-diving when we’ve got Pace Bend Park? Not Mikey and TJ, two crazy dudes thrill-seekers boldly leaping off these scenic cliffs. But the park has a lot more to offer than just an adrenaline rush. With nine miles of lakefront and

Olive Tree Sale

In: Outdoors|Stuff

24 Jul 2014

(map) Our Texas Hill Country land is perfect for growing olives. Next Saturday, Texas Hill Country Olive Company is holding a big sale of trees from their stock of seven varieties. Experts will be on hand to give advice on planting, growing (and harvesting!) olives. Medium-sized trees (1-1/2 to 2 years old) are $20; large-sized [...]

(map) You can hear these falls before you can see them, the sound of water flowing over limestone like a musical call. These river stones were layered here 300 million years ago, give or take a day or two. The lazy, stair-step motion of the cascades belies the ferocity of the flash floods

(map) This has to be one of the most heavenly smelling places in Texas! Open on weekends until July 13th, this is a cut-your-own place  where you can also shop for freshly harvested seeds, all kinds of soaps, oils and plants, or just sit back with a cool

Cross your fingers – it looks like there will be fireworks out West this year! To celebrate our independence, there are 23 fun events happening over two weeks, from burgers, barbecue and s’mores to live music, parades and wine-tasting. Below, a round-up with links to more info. 

Krause Springs

In: Outdoors

17 Jun 2014

(map) Lake Travis may be low, but this old-school Texas swimming hole is always full of cool, clear water. The perfect way to cool off on a hot July Fourth weekend! Drive through an old-fashioned gate and then down a meandering dirt road that winds through huge oak trees. The Krause (pronounced Krow-see) family has


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