In This Issue — Events and more for June 2010. Albert, Texas opens its newly-renovated Dance Hall.
Read about Blanco celebrating lavender, a new special species of deer in Llano, the real wild west experience at Enchanted Springs Guest Ranch, the 2010 peach harvest, unique creations at Milagro's in Wimberley, and more.
Check out our Hill Country events calendar with arts, music, festivals, shows, plays, and all sorts of ways to spend time in the hills.
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Albert, Texas Combines Historic Charm with Local Flavor
Just off Ranch Road 1623 near the town of Stonewall, nestled among ancient oaks and pecan tress, is one of the Texas Hill Country’s best kept secrets: the town of Albert. Like its predecessor and neighbor Luckenbach, Albert is a tiny blip on the map, but it’s one that you don’t want to miss. Read More
6th Annual Blanco Lavender Festival, June 11-13
Blanco Celebrates All Things Lavender
As the Lavender Capital of Texas®, Blanco is proud to celebrate all things lavender during the 6th Annual Blanco Lavender Festival, June 11-13 in Blanco, Texas. Recognized as the Official Lavender Festival of Texas and an authorized Go Texan event, the Blanco Lavender Festival will include a Lavender Market held on the grounds of the Old Blanco Country Courthouse, lavender growing and lavender-infused cooking demonstrations, and tours of local lavender farms.
The Lavender Market will be open f ... Read More
Llano Promises These Deer You Won’t Want to Miss
Picture this: you’re driving through Llano on a quiet afternoon, the Hill Country sun blazes overhead and the town’s historic charm and colorful architecture ramble happily around you. But what’s that? A deer? Deer sightings in Llano are common, you think. But midday? In full sun? An eight- point buck stands proudly in the bank’s parking lot and looks as if it’s been skinny- dipping in a can of crazy paint. Read More
A Return to Twin Elm Guest Ranch After 40 Years
A young lady named Beth and her family came to Twin Elm Guest Ranch as all-inclusive guests. While visiting and cutting up around the campfire, Beth told us that she runs a retirement home. She was telling some of her residents that she was going to a dude ranch in Bandera. Read More
Enchanted Springs Ranch Provides A Real Wild West Experience
In Texas, Enchanted Springs Ranch is known as one of the state’s top tourist attractions. Now, it is receiving national recognition from one of the world’s most popular celebrities, Oprah.
The ranch, located just over 25 miles from San Antonio, has been listed as one of America’s top “Wacky Family Attractions” on Oprah Winfrey’s official website, oprah.com, and she has talked about the ranch on her show.
The feature describes a trip to the Boerne ranch – including touring an acti ... Read More
A Treasure Hunter’s Paradise in Llano’s Historic Railyard District
Railyard Antiques consists of two charming old buildings in the historic Railyard District of Llano. The store is a treasure hunter and collector’s paradise, but prices are reasonable enough that dealers from around the state shop there. The beautifully arranged store is brimming with incredible antiques, an historic knife collection, farm house furniture, shabby chic collectibles and dishes as well as art of all kinds. Read More
2010 Hill Country Peach Harvest Best in Years
Favorable fall and winter conditions, along with no late killing frosts or harsh thunderstorms, have resulted in the best peach crop in years in the Texas Hill Country. Gillespie Country produces approximately 40% of the peaches grown in Texas, but more importantly, the peaches harvested in the Hill Country are known for truly exceptional taste and quality. Read More
Chefs’ Unique Creations Featured at Milagro’s in Wimberley
Located at the junction of RR 12 and FM 32, Milagro’s Hill Country Tex-Mex and 1848 Restaurant and Saloon offer locals and those passing through a taste of the original. Open Sunday – Wednesday 11 am – 9 pm and Thursday – Saturday 11am - 10 pm, chefs for each cook up unique and palate pleasing fare that will have you planning your return trip before you take the last bite!
Owners Scott and Mary Sprague moved to Wimberley from Dallas a little over a year ago and opened Milagro’s on Apr ... Read More