(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) 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, [...]


In: Outdoors

21 Mar 2014

Nothing shouts “Spring!” like a picture of Mr. Woo in the bluebonnets. Happy Friday!

Sweet Berry Farm

In: Outdoors

17 Mar 2014

(map) Does anything taste better than fresh strawberries? How about some really fresh ones you pick yourself? You can do just that at this pick-your-own place near Marble Falls. For the next few weeks,

Wag and Walk

In: Outdoors

15 Feb 2014

Next Saturday, Wags Hope and Healing, a local animal-rescue group, hosts a family-friendly benefit for dogs like this little guy. The fundraiser features a 30-40-minute “pack walk,” doughnuts and refreshments, as well as lots of raffle items from local businesses like Lake Austin Spa and Flintrock Falls. There’ll be plenty of adoptable doggies on hand, [...]

Since it turned c-c-cold, enterprising hawkers of hardwood are turning up along the 620 South roadside. Zach here drove all the way down from Jarrell. His business plan: “It’s all just been layin’ around the yard for over a year, so I figured I’d gather it on up and sell it.”

Snow Day

In: Outdoors

2 Dec 2013

In Texas, a white Christmas usually is just a dream. But starting this Saturday, the Hill Country Galleria will let it snow, let it snow, let it snow. Every weekend till Christmas! Bring the kiddos from 12-4 for snowballs, sledding, and other slushy fun. (Photo courtesy of Sam Chapman, Austin Real Estate Guy.)  



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