In This Issue — Events and more for April 2010. Bella Vista Ranch is the feature this month; read about owner Jack Dougherty and his ranch. They're the first and only producer of fresh-pressed olive oil in the Hill Country. Visit with artists and galleries at the unique Wimberley Arts Fest. "Step Into History" in period costume at the Bastrop Yesterfest. Find out about the first annual Hill Country Film Festival in Fredericksburg. Praise and worship "The Cowboy Way" at the Oxford Ranch Cowboy Camp Meetin'. Experience a Native American Pow-wow in San Marcos.
Check out our Antiquing and Dining listings. Find great prices at Ruby's Emporium in Dripping Springs. Help raise funds to fight breast cancer with Central Texas Chrome Divas at Shade Tree Saloon.
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— A selection of wines and olive oils beneath the sprawling branches of an olive tree on Bella Vista Ranch. Read more about Bella Vista Ranch, their history, and the products they offer. Photo by Melissa Regeon
Bella Vista Ranch
When Jack Dougherty took a good look at the neglected acreage of his newly purchased Wimberley ranch in 1996, he saw potential. He saw a throwback to his childhood spent in California’s Santa Clara Valley orchards and an uncanny likeness to the vistas he’d recently enjoyed on a trip through northern Italy. Read More
Wimberley Arts Fest
All in the space of nine hours on the Wimberley Square, you can browse artwork by 65 artists, hear music ranging from bluegrass to country to classical, chuckle at the antics of local thespians, watch your kids revel in creative fun, and find out what little Wimberley means when it says its an arts community. Read More
"Step Into History" at Bastrop Yesterfest
Step into three separate eras of history at Yesterfest 2010, April 24 from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. Bastrop celebrates its past defining the pioneer days, the jazz era, and the rock-a-billy time of post-war innocence through music, costume, reinactments and just plain entertainment. The public is invited to come and encouraged to dress for a favorite time period. Read More
The First Annual Hill Country Film Festival in Fredericksburg Announces The Opening Night Film “Offi
The Hill Country Film Festival kicks off its inaugural three-day celebration of independent film and filmmakers on Thursday, April 22 at 6pm, with the screening of the award-winning feature film documentary, “Official Rejection.”
A festival favorite, “Official Rejection” documents the exploits of a group of filmmakers as they attempt to introduce their independent feature, “Ten ‘til Noon” into the world of film festivals. Read More
Ruby’s Emporium Offers Unique Finds at Great Prices
Located in the rapidly growing town of Dripping Springs, shopping at Ruby’s Emporium fits any budget.
Sandy Pedrazas, owner, and her husband Andy relocated to Dripping Springs in 2008 from Houston, leaving behind corporate jobs for the Hill Country.
Named after her shelter-rescued dog, Ruby, Ruby’s Emporium is stocked with items hand-picked by Sandy herself. Read More
Praise and Worship "The Cowboy Way" at Oxford Ranch's Meetin'
Oxford Ranch presents their 4th annual Cowboy Camp Meetin’ on April 22, 23 and 24, with a variety of worship planned.
Each night, the country gospel group Desert Reign will be in concert at 6:00 pm. The group travels all over the western states and have won many awards in the Country Gospel Music Association. Read More
Indigenous Cultures Hosts Sacred Springs Powwow & Indian Market
San Marcos’ sacred springs reawaken when over one hundred Native American powwow dancers and participants arrive for the much anticipated Sacred Springs Powwow & Indian Market, held on Saturday, May 1, 2010, from 10:00 AM until 7:00 PM at Aquarena Center, 921 Aquarena Springs Drive, San Marcos, Texas. The event is sponsored by a local Native American nonprofit organization, Indigenous Cultures Institute, with support from Hays County, the City of San Marcos, San Marcos Arts Commission, Texas ... Read More
Central Texas Chrome Divas Ride to Shade Tree to Raise Funds
Come out to the Shade Tree Saloon and Grill on Hwy. 281 in Spring Branch on Saturday, April 10th for the Chrome Divas of Central Texas Motorcycle Run. Funds will go to support Breast Cancer Awareness and Research. The run will start at Woods Cycle Country, 1933 IH35 East, New Braunfels, Texas. Read More