In This Issue — Kingsland's Aqua Boom 2011, Enchanted Springs in Boerne, Blanco Lavender Festival, Bell Springs Winery in Dripping Springs, Johnson City, and more.
Cover Photo — Aqua Boom is back for 2011 with a great line-up of family-friendly parades, music, vendors, entertainment, and more. See what fun you can’t miss out on! Photo courtesy Aqua Boom Committee.
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The Return of Kingsland's Aqua Boom
Wow! Can you believe it’s already time for Aqua Boom 2011? The 42nd Annual Aqua Boom will be held on Saturday, Sunday, and Monday, July 2nd-4th.
The Annual Miss Aqua Boom Scholarship Pageant will be held on Saturday, June 25th with categories from Little Mister to Miss Aqua Boom. The scholarship awarded to Miss Aqua Boom is $3500... Read More
Bandera Celebrates 14th Annual Riverfest
Cookers from around the State of Texas will gather at the 14th Annual Bandera Riverfest for an opportunity to show off their culinary cooking skills and win some great prizes! Sanctioned by the Central Texas Bar B Que Association this is sure to produce some awesome BBQ!
CTBA was formed to establish fair and equal guidelines for all competitive BBQ cooks who insist on well-run and organized barbeque cookoffs. Read More
Experience Bell Springs Winery
Nestled in Dripping Springs, Bell Springs Winery offers a welcoming winery experience. The family-owned winery hand-crafts a variety of unique, easy-drinking wines, from a fruity and light Malvasia Bianca to a bold and rich Cabernet Franc.
The winery’s popular Drippin’ Sweet (White) and Drippin’ Sweet (Red) hit the right notes for hot Texas days and summer barbeques. Read More
Schedule Released for Blanco Lavender Festival
Festival Dates & Hours:
Friday, June 10th 12pm – 6pm
Saturday, June 11th 10am – 8pm
Sunday, June 12th 10am – 4pm
Where: Old Blanco County Courthouse & Four Local Lavender Farms
The Lavender Market: During the Blanco Lavender Festival, an assortment of vendors and artists will gather on the historic grounds of the Old Blanco County Courthouse in the center of Blanco. Read More
Step into the Past at the Acclaimed Enchanted Springs Ranch in Boerne
Turn off your electronic devices and get ready to step back into the era of the cowboy, cattle drives, and Wild West towns. With its 1880’s atmosphere, Enchanted Springs Ranch is advertised by The History Channel as one The Top 10 Reasons to Visit San Antonio and Neighboring Regions and is recommended by Oprah as one of the Best Family Attractions in the U.S. Read More
Fredericksburg’s Red Baron an Antique Lover’s Paradise
Fredericksburg is home to many quaint shops and boutiques, but Red Baron Antique Mall is one of only a handful still doing what put Fredericksburg on the map.
Family owned and operated, this 8000 square foot Antique Mall is loaded with items from over 40 vendors. Owners Shawn and Henry Umphrees and Margaret Mangum have been at the current location since August 2009. Read More
Mark Your Calendar for the 7th Annual Blanco Lavender Festival
Visit beautiful Blanco in the heart of the Texas Hill Country for the seventh annual Blanco Lavender Festival. The popular festival, recently seen in Southern Living, will be held June 10th through 12th, attracting visitors from all over the country. A Lavender Market will spring up on the grounds of the Old Blanco County Courthouse, featuring arts and crafts and local lavender products. Read More
Delicious, Distinctive Pizzas Served Up in Dripping Springs
Hill Country Ranch Pizzeria is a fun, family-oriented restaurant selling traditional and gourmet pizzas, pastas, salads, and sandwiches with a distinctive Texas Hill Country flair.
Many of their products are made in-house from their own recipes, including their dough, pizza sauce, cheese mix, marinara, meat sauce, meatballs, slow-roasted pulled pork, and more. Read More